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Hotel 1001 Nott

Last updated: 13 December, 2022

Good hotels are much harder to come by in East Iceland, so this attractive, family-owned hotel is a good find. It’s located near the large glacial Lake Lagarfljot, and makes a convenient base from which to explore the eastern fjords such as Seydisfjordur and Reydarfjordur.

The design is functional: a trio of single-storey boxes containing four rooms each, all attractively decorated with wooden floors, glass doors and little pebbly patio areas where you can sit out and admire the scenery.

There is a decent restaurant and, rather oddly, a cognac lounge. Owners Astvaldur and Kristin are very friendly and full of information on the surrounding area.

Surrounding area

East Iceland generally stays much less busy than the popular areas around Reykjavik, the Golden Circle and the south coast. The hotel stands on its own spacious plot, surrounded by scrub and conifers, with views of the lake and hills.

It’s very secluded – definitely one for guests who value peace and quiet over nightlife. The nearest town is Egilsstadir, about 7km to the northeast.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed