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Hotel Framnes: Explore the Mysteries of Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is home to some of Iceland’s most remarkable natural and historical phenomena. Situated in the middle of the peninsula, Hotel Framnes is the perfect place to set up base in a tranquil and family-friendly environment while you visit the peninsula’s many attractions. Snæfellsjökull Glacier is of course the most famous, but is far from the only attraction Snæfellsnes peninsula has to offer - you can soak in the area’s rich history and folklore, visit its peaceful fishing villages, go horseback riding, sea angling bird watching or explore some of adjacent Breiðafjörður bay’s hundreds of islands.

Just Like Home
Hotel Framnes is itself an old fisherman’s hostel, which has  been renovated into a cosy andfamily-friendly hotel. There are 29 comfortable rooms, each with a private bathroom, wireless internet and television. Families can find rooms accommodating up to six persons and children’s beds can be arranged. After a busy day of activities you can  unwind in Hotel Framnes’ hot tuband sauna. The hotel restaurant offers gourmet seafood as its speciality and  takes great pride in offering fresh fish every day caught by local fishermen.  The hotel is located in Grundarfjörður village, surrounded by the “Hell’s Gate” mountain range, Mt. Kirkjufell and splendid ocean views. You’ll find most services available in  Grundarfjörður, including a grocery store and a swimming pool.  The management and staff are known for their friendly and helpful demeanour. They are, of course, experts on the area and can give you invaluable advice for your travels. For example, it is not much fun to go hiking in ferocious winds so be sure to ask for help in choosing the best day for each activity, as the weather in Iceland can change drastically within a few hours.  When planning your day, the staff will help you with information, opening hours, reservations and whatever else you may need.

A Passage to the Centre of the Earth

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is thought by many to be shrouded in mystique,  which has been the inspiration for artists for hundreds of years. The  most famous is undoubtedly Jules Verne, who in his book from 1864, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, wrote about a passage leading to the  center of the earth found on Snæfellsjökull.  Snæfellsnes also provided the setting for one of the most importantIcelandic sagas, Laxdæla saga, which tells the tale of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir  and her profound and complicated marriage problems, the cause of much bloodshed. An ancient trail in the Berserker lava field provides the material for an interesting folk legend. It tells the tale of two Swedish berserker slaves who were killed by their owner while clearing a trail through the lava field. Obviously a young maiden was involved in the Beserkjagata tale somehow.


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