Skógafoss

The magnificent waterfall is right by our Hotel

About Us

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Hotel Skogar is situated at the Skogar settlement near the very tip of South Iceland. It is a 5 minutes’ walk from the world famous Skogafoss waterfall and rests at the foot of the Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull glaciers. There are many places to visit and trips to be taken in the surrounding area, which we are happy to arrange for our guests. In addition to the fascinating Skogar Folk Museum, there are extensive hiking routes, horseback riding, super jeep tours and snowmobiling on the Myrdalsjökull glacier. The spectacular Dyrhólaey ocean cliffs, situated nearby, are a birdwatchers paradise. Hotel Skogar is a Quaint and luxurious hotel in an area of stunning natural beauty. We have 12 rooms, all with private facilities. Come to Skogar for a romantic getaway also favoured by writers and weary travellers wanting a little extra. Hotel Skogar has an excellent restaurant using all-local ingredients and an outdoor sauna and hot tub to enjoy.

Along with our Restaurants and Hotels we also run outdoor activity centres where we can reserve a place for you on a guided tour of your preference.
The companies we have selected to operate the tours are trusted professionals who will ensure your safety and an enjoyable journey on our tours.

The staff at South Door are familiar with the hiking trails in the South, especially those that are nearby. We know of trails that few people know about and therefore you can hike in solitude. We can also help you find a guide who will ensure your safety and add to your appreciation of the hike. 

At South Door, we have recently started a partnership with Super Jeep tour guides. The Super Jeep tour is now an unmissable form of sightseeing in Iceland as it allows you to go places that are impossible on foot or in a normal vehicle. It is vital to us in Iceland that the nature is treated with the utmost respect and the drivers ensure that trails are followed and damage to the surrounding nature is prevented. 

One of the most ancient forms of sightseeing in Iceland is on the back of the Icelandic horse. In South Iceland we have many horse rentals that offer the best guided tours. The seasoned guides can take you on some famous tours around the highlands or, if you prefer, around the local area. 

Mountain Biking is becoming increasingly popular in Iceland due to the amount of great tracks available and their ease of access, for example biking around Hekla or Fimmvörðuháls.