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FagurholsmyriIceland

Hike along spectacular trails, delve into mysterious ice caves and spot seals at glacial lagoons near black beaches in this otherworldly realm.

Amid misty glaciers and snow-capped mountains on Iceland’s southern coast, Fagurholsmyri is a lovely agricultural county. It features mesmerizing glacial lagoons, an ice cave and the country’s highest mountain. Mingle with friendly residents, some of whom will give you tours of their farms and the pretty countryside.

Explore the intriguing terrain. Travel south to Ingolfshofdi Cape. Its headland has a nature reserve with scenic views of the ocean and many seabirds, such as puffins and skuas.

Hike to Iceland’s highest point on Hvannadalshnúkur, which reaches an elevation of 6,920 feet (2,110 meters). This difficult climb passes through crevasses and icy rock formations, so beginner climbers should find a guide from one of the region’s tour operators. The trip to the peak and back takes 12 to 15 hours. From the summit, enjoy stunning views of glaciers, rivers and much of Iceland’s natural beauty.

Head east to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon, a large lake populated by glimmering icebergs. Tour operators offer small boat journeys and amphibious vehicle rides on the water. Stroll along the black beach at the lake’s mouth to see stranded icebergs melting on their voyage to the ocean. Nearby is a smaller glacial lake, Fjallsárlón, which has a looming backdrop of the Öræfajökull Volcano. Its lava flow decimated the region in the 14th and 18th centuries.

Try an unforgettable ice cave tour, beginning at the larger of two lagoons. Trek through a tunnel network to see the blue ice and marvelous ice formations.

Rain and snow are likely from October to February, although the weather is not as cold as you might expect. The region is more crowded in summer, which is fairly warm with sunlight through much of the night.

The county has a small airstrip that helped connect the community with the rest of the country in the early 20th century.

See ice in many forms at Fagurholsmyri, with its glacial lakes, white mountains and subterranean caves.

Top Hotels in Fagurholsmyri

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
4 out of 5
Hnappavellir, 785 Öræfi, Fagurholsmyri, Eastern Region
The price is ¥9,446 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Vatnajokull and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ingolfshofdi and Hvannadalshnukur. Fjallsárlón and Skaftafell ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and room with a stunning view and we could see sheep out of our window. Like all hotels in Iceland room very hot but the only one to supply a fan which was a nice touch. Breakfast buffet not as good as others we have had and the hot items were luke warm. Due to Covid restrictions ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Adventure Hotel Hof
Adventure Hotel Hof
2.5 out of 5
Hof 1, Fagurholsmyri, South Iceland
The price is ¥9,528 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from Skaftafell Camping and within 25 mi (40 km) of Fjallsárlón and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

4/5Very Good! (265 reviews)

"We stayed in a cabin and it was cozy. Not much space in the cabin, but if you are a backpacker with a companion, than is no trouble. Cabin has a shared bathroom, 2 rooms to a cabin. Not sure if they have a bigger cabin to accommodate more guests, like a family cabin. Very comfortable and the diamond ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Adventure Hotel Hof
Hali Country Hotel
Hali Country Hotel
3 out of 5
Hali 2, Vatnajokull, Hofn
The price is ¥13,371 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Thorbergur Center and 4 mi (6.4 km) from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Fjallsárlón is 14.9 mi (24 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (485 reviews)

"This place is spotless. Staff are really friendly. Location is great - loved it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Hali Country Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Fagurholsmyri

The Potato Storage
The Potato Storage
3 out of 5
Langatorfa, Svínafell, Skaftafell
The price is ¥11,381 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is steps from Vatnajökull National Park and Vatnajokull. Skaftafell Camping and Skeidararsandur are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Fantastic, would stay again

"Arrived during the middle of what could only have been described as a blizzard. Klaus rang us before we arrived to inform us of the road conditions and make sure we were ok. Room itself was very well appointed with fully stocked kitchenette. Clean, tidy, and the double glazed windows and doors all ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

The Potato Storage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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