Welcome to the stunning countryside at Snæfellsnes Peninsula where Hotel Rjúkandi is located. Surrounded by mountains and lava. A marvelous little Hotel that gives you a home away from home feel.
Billed as an eco-friendly accommodation, Hotel Rjukandi is a family-owned business since 2013, and before that, the same family operated a restaurant at Vegamot also on the peninsula from 1998. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has given the hotel an advantage, location-wise, as there are many attractions nearby that are a unique combination in Iceland. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is an essential part of West Iceland that hosts one of the biggest national parks and the hotel is close to many of the highlight sights.
There are 14 rooms at the hotel, with soundproof walls, soft lighting, and private bathrooms. All bathroom has a shower, WC, and sliding doors. Free internet access, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, water kettle, desk, and chairs are available in every room. The interior decor is a good example of Scandinavian modernism as the comfortable bed aligns the style and the floor is furnished with elegant tiles. The room also features a spectacular view of the surroundings when you draw back the curtains as nothing blocks your sights but the endless untinted nature on the peninsula.
There are a cafe and a restaurant at the hotel. You can find great coffee, homemade cakes, and a light meal menu that caters to travelers who want a quick bite. The restaurant offers authentic local cuisine with the best and freshest ingredients it could get, and every month it has special, different offers. Besides the food made with organic ingredients, guests can also enjoy a meal with wine and beer, and there’s also a bar, a shared lounge, a garden, and a tour desk at the hotel.
The hotel offers 24hrs reception, and it has a meeting room for special events and private parking for guests. It’s also friendly to disabled guests.
Hotel Rjukandi is close to many tour operators in the area, and you can ask assistance from the hotel staff for offers regarding hiking, horse riding, and glacier tours. It only takes about 45 minutes to reach the Snaefellsjokull National Park Visitor Center, and along the drive, there are many attractions well worth exploring. On the peninsula, you will find Mt. Thorgeirsfell, Budakirkja - the black church as Budir, Skardsvik white sand beach, Arnarstapi rock formation, Bárðar Saga Snæfellsáss Statue, Vatnshellir Cave, Mt. Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, the lighthouse at Longdragar, Stykkisholmur, and finally, the Snaefellsjokull glacier.
There’s so much to see in the National Park as it’s rich in both nature and culture. Visitors are given the chance to explore things like how Icelanders lived in old times by walking on the lava field on leather shoes.
Rjukandi is only 1.5 hours away from Reykjavik by driving. And the hotel is situated in the middle of the peninsula, 32 km to Stykkisholmur, 38 km to Grundarfjordur, 57 km to Olafvik, 35 km to Budir, 54 km to Arnarstapi, and 58 to Hellnar.
311 Vegamót, Iceland
Phone: (+354) 788-9100