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Hotel Laugarbakki

Right in between the country's capital and the capital of its North, Akureyri, is a brand new and marvelous hotel that goes by the name Hotel Laugarbakki. The grounds all around are steeped in local history and not only the history of outlaws, sorcery and dignitaries. In the year of 1244, the only battle by the coasts of Iceland, The Battle of Flói, took place in its bay.

The times have certainly changed since, but even though the sounds of clashing swords have long been silenced, its echoes can still be discerned in the hotel's kitchen, where its cooks conjure up the most dazzling dishes for its guests.

Hotel Laugarbakki has fifty-six all-inclusive rooms, a charming restaurant, a gym and hot tubs, helping its guests unwind after long days in the country side. Laugarbakki is also ideal for work trips, as the hotel even has a room for meetings and free Wi-Fi in public areas and every room.

The hotel staff is within reach and will inform you on all of the vicinity's leisurely activities, including salmon fishing, seal watching, organized horseback excursions, trips to the swimming pool and to historical buildings, just to name a few things.

56 brand new rooms all with private bathrooms.

Single, double, double superior, triple, family rooms and junior suites.

All rooms have; new beds, hardwood floors, central heating and are equipped with hairdryer, hair products, bathrobes and TV´s.

Bistro Restaurant is located at the hotel. With emphasis on local food from the region. Serves, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Is open all day for snacks and light meals.

Bar is located at the hotel.
Opening hours from the restaurant is from 07.00 - 22:00.

Conference rooms are at Hotel Laugarbakki; Asdisarstofa for smaller meetings and Grettissalur for bigger conventions.

Fully equipped Teaching kitchen is at the hotel for culinary classes.

Hot tubs and a Gym is located at the hotel free for guests.

Free Wi-Fi in public areas and every room

Free parking

Outdoor playground for children.

Activities

Hotel Laugarbakki

Skeggjagata 1

GPS Points N65° 19' 7.395" W20° 53' 11.971"
Telephone

+354 519-8600

Accommodation 56 Rooms / 130 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Hotels

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri