Just outside Reykjavik, ready to go on a road adventure in Iceland, Hotel Laxnes welcomes the traveler with typical environments in a truly strategic location.
Hotel Laxnes is located in the Mosfellsbær, a 10-minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. The hotel is perfect for all nature-loving tourists and, staying a bit away from the lights of the Icelandic capital, it is the perfect place to admire the Northern Lights! Golden Circle isn’t far away and Hotel Laxnes is a perfect base for exploring Iceland’s most famous attractions.
Hotel Laxnes hosted us in a spacious and well-decorated family suite, which enjoys a beautiful light and which, despite the cold weather of the days when we were guests of the property, makes you “breathing Iceland”. For the views, just look out over the terrace! Hotel Laxnes overlooks Mount Esja and it is right across a river. You can find near the hotel rivers, waterfalls, mountains, sea and a beautiful lake: an ideal location for nature lovers and hikers.
Very comfortable beds, even in the added bed for Sissi, and a relaxation area have started our tour of Iceland in an unimpeachable way.
The corridors on the first floor, in the afternoon, have a very special warm light, which well blends with the decorations present.
Breakfast, typical Icelandic, is served in the rooms on the ground floor, decorated in wood, with a rustic flavor, which speak of Icelandic stories, sagas, nature.
Hotel Laxnes at its best
Behind the lounge, where you can find books, board games and billiards, hides a beautiful garden, where you can have breakfast or enjoy the good weather and, surprise, a hot tub!
The hot tub is a tub powered by geothermal hot water, really pleasant and relaxing after a day of hiking! The smell of sulfur is characteristic of geothermal water in Iceland, but, trust me, it is beneficial for the skin and also curative for acne and rosacea.
Hotel Laxnes is also convenient for free parking, so you can visit Reykjavik, just 10 minutes from here. Park in the underground car park of Harpa Concert Hall and comfortably visit the centre, with the typical shops and Hallgrimskirkja, the city’s iconic church.
3 Frakkar: typical restaurant in Reykjavik
You can stop for dinner at 3 Frakkar, which serves typical Icelandic dishes (I recommend booking). You will recognize the restaurant from the wooden whale tail outside: choose a table on the covered patio, the light that filters makes the atmosphere really romantic!
The chefs Elfar Eysteinsson and his son Stefon Elfarsson have put the emphasis on fish dishes since the restaurant opened in 1989 and the restaurant has become famous over the years for its delicious sea cuisine. Other specialties on the menu include whale meat and seabird appetizers. 3 Frakkar hosts up to 44 people and boasts excellent service. Prices are in the moderate range and the restaurant also offers a fixed-price lunch menu.
We chose salmon, lamb and whale dishes. They also serve lobster, cod, catfish, the famous shark and local sea birds. The service is also excellent and attentive, they will also advise you on the most suitable dishes for children.