An hour north of Reykjavik, the quaint town of Borgarnes is home to Icelandair Hotel Hamar. Surrounded by immense natural beauty, it's a great destination to get away from it all while not sacrificing on the comfort of your accommodations.

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Address: Borganes, 310 Borgarnes

Hotel Rating: ***

The 44 guestrooms in the Icelandair Hotel Hamar's single-story complex open directly out unto the hotel grounds allowing for fantastic views as you relax in privacy. Guestrooms are decorated to a high standard and offer all the amenities you would expect, including wireless internet access for a minimum fee, local TV, telephone, hairdryer, and bathroom with walk-in shower providing perfect everyday facilities in true comfort. Plus, there's a host of modern in-room features, including under-floor heating to keep you warm no matter the weather. Best of all, after an exciting day of sightseeing, golfing on our 18-hole course, whale watching, snowmobiling or hiking, you can relax in one of our geothermal-heated outdoor hot tubs which offer panoramic views of this most delightful region of Iceland.

Thanks to an incredible view of Borgarfjordur (Borgarnes fjord) from the restaurant window, eating at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (2014 Award of Excellence winner) will satisfy both your real and visual appetites. The excellent service and comfortable surroundings allow you to enjoy every aspect of your meal, including fare on offer with a wide choice of flavors and delicacies prepared from top quality local produce. The hotel also participates in an eco-conscious network of local Icelandic food, in addition to the vegetables grown at the hotel itself that are later prepared during your dinner. At the bar, drinks are available to assist with relaxation and unwinding after the excitement of the day. The bar's pleasant atmosphere makes it a great venue for enjoying a drink; there’s even a veranda which allows to you make the most of the beautiful location. As well, a distillery is situated across from the hotel where the popular Icelandic vodka and schnapps are produced to be served at the hotel bar.

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1 Exterior of Icelandair Hotel Hamar 2 Standard room 3 Hot tubs at Icelandair Hotel Hamar


Five star | *****
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, movie channel, radio, desk and safe compartment. Luxurious interior decor & furnishings, including bathrobes at each bedside. Room & turndown service, a restaurant and laundry services are available, as well as an indoor swimming pool and/or exercise facilities.

Four star | ****
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, movie channel, radio and desk. There is room service, a restaurant and laundry services available.

Three star | ***
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, TV, radio and desk. There is a breakfast room and service counter to buy snacks and small items.

Two star | **
Bar & dining room facilities (including breakfast), public telephone access and 24 hour check-in available. Rooms may be equipped with a private bathroom, but this is not a condition. 

More information on the Tourist Board Hotel Classification System can be found here.