…amidst natures wonders

Hótel Goðafoss

Only a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Diamond circle in Northern Iceland with one of the islands finest natural sights lies in the Bárðardalur the stunning and unique waterfall Goðafoss and just on his impressive feet with a mesmerizing view directly on this natural spectacle you can find our cozy and comfortable Hotel Goðafoss.

Our Hotel Goðafoss was  reopened after a restoration  in June 2023. A comfortable hotel with a  relaxed atmosphere invites  our guests to relax and rest  after a day full of  

adventures around the  area.

The location of our hotel is not only unique due to its proximity to one of Iceland most beautiful waterfalls but also because from here you can explore a lot of sights and therefor pace down your round trip of Iceland by staying several nights in our oasis of peace.

We provide an electric kettle with free tea and coffee in the room, as well as free parking and WiFi.

Check in is from 4 to 10 pm.
Check out until 11 am.

Find us on Google Maps: Hotel Godafoss, Fossholl, 645 Laugar

Our restaurant offers our guests a rich breakfast buffet from 8:00 until 10:00 am.

We invite you to enjoy our  soup of the day from  11:00 am to 3:00 pm 

In the evening, we treat you with some fine dinner and wine from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

Enjoy a nice cocktail on our terrace at any time of the day contemplating the view on Goðafoss.

for the smaller appetite


2.800 ISK

Soup of the day

1.900 ISK

French Fries with ketchup & mayo

1.000 ISK

Nachos with Cheese and Salsa

1.500 ISK

for the bigger appetite

Cheeseburger with bacon, tomatoes, cucumber, salad, and French fries

3.500 ISK

Beetroot burger with tomatoes, cucumber, salad, and French fries

3.500 ISK

Fish & Chips with French fries, lemon, sauce tartar & a side salad

3.500 ISK


Apple cake with whipped cream and caramel sauce

1.900 ISK

Chocolate cake with berries

1.900 ISK

Rooms and rates

Our beautiful Hotel Goðafoss is composed of the main house with 5 rooms, our cottage Fjosid with also 5 rooms and our dependance Örkin with 10 rooms. All our rooms have an en suite private bathroom with hairdryer and dispose of an electric kettle with free tea and coffee. Heating is provided in all the rooms.

Main Building

1 Deluxe Suite with View on Goðafoss
4 Double Superior Rooms with Terrace and Garden View

Fjosid – the Cottage

1 Family Triple Room
4 Double Rooms

Örkin – the Dependance

1 Family Quadruple Room with Terrace and Garden View
2 Family Quadruple Room with Terrace and Hill View
3 Double Rooms with Terrace and Hill View
4 Double Rooms with Terrace and Garden View


Rooms 1-5


Rooms 6-10


Rooms 17-26

sights and surroundings

Akureyri – the capital of the north – is just 35 km far from our place and offers you a lot of shops and restaurants – like our famous roof top restaurant Strikið with a view over the Eyjafjörður.

Husavik – the whale watching capital – is only about 45 km away from us and also offers some nice restaurants in the picturesque harbor and the geothermal Spa overlooking this wonderful bay.

The Diamond Circle: this approximately 250 km long circuit connects one of the most impressive natural sights of Iceland like:

  • The canyon of Ásbyrgi – a horseshoe shaped depression.
  • Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with its precursor Sellfoss.
  • Hljóðaklettar – a distinctive cluster of basalt column rock formations with the famous lava church.


Myvatn area including:

  • Krafla Viti – the crater volcano with a lake inside.
  • Namaskard – a geothermal region with boiling sulfuric mud springs and steam vents.
  • Jarðböðin – the blue lagoon of the north; a natural baths with milky blue waters and a breathtaking view on lake Myvatn.
  • Hverfjall – an impressive black crater volcano from whichs slopes you can admire the whole region.
  • Grjótagjá – a small lava cave, famous for featuring a beautiful geothermal hot spring in its depths.
  • Dimmuborgir – or the Black Fortress; a dramatic expanse of black lava.
  • Vindbelgjarfjall – this 529-meter-high mountain has nearby parking and a hiking trail leading to its top with a scenic lake view.


And last but not least our beautiful Goðafoss… it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. The story tell, that due to the rising pressure of Christianity Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, the country’s law speaker, decided to converse and as a proof threw all his idols of the old Norse God religion into the waterfall. Therefor this impressive waterfall carries its name: the waterfall of the Gods – Goðafoss.



Goðafoss Hótel 




Horseback riding
River and waterfall tours – Eyjardalsa.is
Through lava fields to the river – LavaHorses.is
Seaside tour in Husavík – Saltvik.is

River Rafting & Kayak Tours

Whale Watching
Húsavík – NorthSailing.is
Húsavík – GentleGiants.is
Hauganes – Whales.is

Spa & Geothermal Baths
Between Akureyri and Hauganes – Bjorbodin.is
Húsavík – GeoSea.is
Mývatn – MyvatnNatureBaths.is

Explore this beautiful island – Hrisey.is
Diamond Circle – NorthIceland.is/DiamondCircle

Biggest trouts in Iceland in Laxaðalur – RiverNorth.is

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