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The Hotel

Hotel Kríunes is a family running hotel which was established in year 1998 by Björn Ingi Stefánsson and his family. With a special personal service and relaxed atmosphere Hotel Kríunes makes you feel like home.

Hotel Kríunes is only 15 min driving from the Reykjavík city center. The hotel facilities are set in a land of unspoiled natural parkland with exceptional mountain view over looking the lake Ellidavatn. This hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to relax in the beauty of Iceland’s scenery and wildlife.

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SONY DSCHotel Kríunes is a small slice of paradise located on the outskirt of Reykjavík city. This family owned hotel was established in 1998 by Björn Ingi Stefánsson and his family. With a special personal service and relaxed atmosphere Hotel Kríunes makes you feel like home.

The hotel kitchen is renowned for its home-baking and home-grown vegetables, as well as providing freshly caught trout from the lake.

If you want to enjoy a delicious home made meal from the kitchen please make a reservation at our front desk or send us an e-mail to kriunes@kriunes.is. Please ask the staff about the dish of the day.

Kayaking

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Boats for rowing, foot petal boats, kayaks and canoes are provided.

Fishing

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Boats for rowing, foot petal boats, kayaks and canoes are provided.

Hot tub and sauna

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Guests can relax in the hot tub sauna outside of the hotel on the ground floor.

Mountain bikes and hiking

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Many nice trails are around the lake and all around the city of Reykjavík.

Attractions and Activities nearby

There are many great attractions nearby Hotel Kríunes. Museum, shops, swimming pools, Nature Park and 18 holes Golf Course is among many things which can be explored and enjoyed while staying at Hotel Kríunes.

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The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horse has remained pure for more than 900 years and is one of the purest breed in the World. The Icelandic horse is a major attraction in Iceland. The area around Hotel Kríunes is the biggest combination of horse farms in the whole world with around 15.000 horses. Many great riding tracks are within the area in very beautiful natural surroundings. Horse rentals are available in the area from 1 hour up to 6 hours riding tours. Hotel Kríunes recommends following horse rentals; Ishestar, Ihorses and Reykjavík Riding Center.

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Golf Course

The golf course GKG is located in the town Gardabaer, in a small valley only 6 km distance from Hotel Kríunes. GKG has two golf courses, 18 hole course called Leirdalur and 9 hole course called Mýrin. Leirdalur golf course is considered to be one of the most interesting and pleasant golf courses in Iceland. Mýrin is a challenging 9 hole course that tests every golfer from beginners to the low handicappers. In June and July it is possible to play golf during the nights under the midnight sun.

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Thermal Pool

If you are in Iceland you have to try one of Icelandic geothermal pools which are heated up with warm natural water. The pools Arbaejarlaug and Breidholtslaug are closest to Hotel Kriunes, about 5 kilometres away.

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Rauðhólar

Raudhólar are a cluster of pseudo craters in Ellidaárhraun lava fields which were formed for more than 5.200 years ago from the lava field of eastern side of Bláfjöll mountain. When the lava field fled over a wetland the craters were formed. The creators were originally more than 80 but in the 20th century most of the craters were used for construction. British army used the material to built the Reykjavík airport and road building during World War II. A number of caves can be found in the area, such as Mariuhellir and Draugahellar.

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Ellidavatn Lake

Ellidavatn Lake was originally 2 lakes Vatnsendavatn and Vatnsvatn. In the years 1924-1928 an impoundment dam was built, the water increased and these two lakes merged into one, Ellidavatn. Average depth of the lake is 2,3 meters. With its exceptional environmental beauty, trees and birdlife as well as fishing of wild trout, salmon and few other types of fish the Ellidavatn is the place to visit.

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Heidmörk

Heidmörk Nature Park is one of the most popular areas for outdoor recreation in the capital area of Reykjavík City. With more than 4 million trees, 60 types of birds and about 40 km of gravel road network. Heidmörk is located on volcanic active area and contains the largest drinking water well fields in Iceland. Heidmörk became a conversation area in 1950.

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Museum

All types of museums are in Reykjavik, Árbaejarsafn is the closest to Hotel Kríunes. Árbaejarsafn Museum is an open air museum where the lifestyle and architecture of the earlier time is displayed. Most of the buildings in the museum has been moved from Reykjavík city.

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Smáralind

Iceland‘s largest and most modern shopping center – welcomes you with more than 100 shops and businesses on three floors. The enjoyable „street“ atmosphere, beautiful architecture and comfortable lighting ensure that customers feel at ease and wish to enjoy the mall‘s multiple features again and again.

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City center

The Downtown Reykjavík area is the oldest part of the city and generates a very special charm with an appealing old-fashioned appearance and lively atmosphere. Here you’ll discover a thriving culinary scene with many outstanding restaurants, and a diverse cultural life, with a variety of interesting museums, theatres, galleries, sports facilities and some first class universities.