Nestled among the jewels of Iceland’s “Golden Circle”— Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir national parks— Icelandair Hotel Fludir reflects the natural beauty and bounty of its surroundings.
Located about an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital, the charming village of Fludir is surrounded by mountains, endowing it not only with beautiful views, but mild weather as well. It’s a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, who have a wealth of activities from which to choose: hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping and exploring the region’s vast glaciers.
Fludir is best known for the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables grown year-round in its geothermal greenhouses. The restaurant at Icelandair Hotel Fludir takes full advantage of these resources, using only fresh, local, organic produce as well as organic beef raised on the nearby Langholtskot farm.
The hotel has been managed by husband-and-wife team Gudmundur Sigurhansson and Margret Runolfsdottir (known affectionately to both locals and visitors as Gummi and Magga) since 2001, and their dedication to serving their guests has created an almost familial atmosphere that’s rare to encounter at a commercial hotel. Gummi and Magga delight in sharing their local knowledge and personal passions with guests, inviting travelers on walking tours of local greenhouses or visits to the Langholtskot stables to see their prizewinning thoroughbreds. They’re also an excellent resource for must-see destinations in southern Iceland; their top recommendations are the majestic Laxargljufur canyon and a natural hot spring just a short walk from the hotel.
Inside the hotel, guests will discover another of the couple’s interests: Icelandic art. The property is home to one of the largest private collections of work by local artist Tolli, which is on display in many of the hotel’s common areas.
Once you’ve admired the artwork, step outside to enjoy the lovely hotel garden, where you can soak in the hot tubs while experiencing the Northern Lights during the winter or the “midnight sun” in summer. The garden also features a bar and grill, encouraging guests to linger and make new friends over a beverage or plate of barbecue.
The hotel’s 32 guest rooms are available in both king and twin versions, and all rooms have private access to the garden. The rooms’ high ceilings, modern décor and cozy furnishings create an oasis for tired travelers, and all include hypoallergenic bedding, LCD TV, phone, shower and hairdryer.
Icelandair Hotel Fludir is also well-equipped to host meetings, conferences and events for up to 320 attendees. Technical and catering services are available, and every detail is covered to ensure a flawless event.
If you’re traveling to southern Iceland, don’t wait—make your reservation at Icelandair Hotel Fludir. Gummi and Magga will be ready to welcome you with open arms.