About Us

A comfy lodge-style mountain-view retreat

Hotel Laxnes is overlooking Mountain Esja and is located opposite a river. Being next to rivers, waterfalls, mountains, sea, and in addition a beautiful lake, therefore we are in an ideal location for nature lovers, hikers and seeing the Northern lights. Whilst being only a 10 minute drive away from the city centre, our village is a perfect balance of enjoying the comforts of the countryside with easy access to all popular destinations, for example Golden Circle, north & west Iceland.

Hotel Laxnes staff are here to help make your Iceland trip a truly wonderful experience.  Above all, they are our gems, let them shine and dazzle you!

Albert Rútsson,
the owner of the hotel

is originally from the north of Iceland from Siglufjörður. In 1960 I appeared on TV for a comedy Christmas song and was an entertainer & comedian for many years. However,  the hotel started as the only local pub 50 years ago. I was awarded the man of the year from our local town Mosfellsbaer in 2008, the year the hotel was built, prior to the growth in tourism in Iceland. I am the father of 4 children, 6 grand children and 1 great grand child. At 72 he is a young man, fit and always active around the hotel.

Don´t be a stranger say hi to Albert. He may even sign a copy of his autobiography for you! Well, that´s enough for about us.

Good to know

Reykjavik and all its attractions and services are only a 10-15 minute drive away. 

For airport transfers we currently have 2 options available:

1. Flybus from the airport to their main bus station called BSI in Reykjavik. From there, there is a local bus 15 (costs kr.490 per person, pay in cash only or download their app) that picks you up from the BSI and brings you directly to the hotel (our bus stop is Háholt in Mosfellsbær). For the return you will need to take the bus 15 again to BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik and then take the Flybus to the airport from there. (The links will take you to a page to book your one-way transfer ticket.). You can get a taxi from the BSI to the hotel for approximately kr.5.000 – kr.7.000, if you prefer that instead of the bus.

2. A taxi is kr.15.500 from the airport direct to the hotel. As we have a special fixed rate with a taxi company, please call or send SMS to Halli at +354 777 3338 to book a taxi.

Reception hours are 09:30 – 17:00 daily.  The bar area is open from 17:00 – 23:00 Monday – Thursday and 12:00 – 23:00 Friday – Sunday. Guests can check-in with the bar staff when the reception area is closed. Any guests expecting arrival after 22:00 are requested to inform the hotel before arrival, so arrangements can be made.

Our Staff

Joe

Hotel Manager

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Erik

Chef

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Eline

Assistant

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