A brand new 3-star hotel is born
One of the most popular destinations for travelers in Iceland is Lake Mývatn, in the north of the country. Recently a brand new 3-star hotel opened here, giving visitors an opportunity to experience the wonders of North Iceland in style.
Hótel Laxá is located on the southwest side of Lake Mývatn on a ridge that overlooks the entire region with magnificent views in all directions. A total of 80 rooms, decorated in a minimalist style in keeping with the surrounding landscape, and include amenities such as free in-room Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV, as well as toiletries, towels and a hairdryer in the attached bathroom.
With a goal to become certified ‘green and clean’ Hótel Laxá recently applied for this certification from SWAN, the official sustainability eco-label for the Nordic countries, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Hótel Laxá is located just 20 minutes drive from the Lake Mývatn Nature Baths, 45 minutes from the village of Húsavík, 30 minutes from Goðafoss Waterfall and Krafla Crater and 50 minutes from Dettifoss Waterfall. As of May 2015, Hótel Laxá will be open year-round, making this an excellent location from which to base from for all the Northern Lights hunters who flock to the country every year in winter.