Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands

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Overview of Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands

Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands

2.5 star property
Mountain country house in Egilsstadir with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

53 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa
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Egilsstaðir, Fljótsdal 701, Hallormsstadur, Egilsstadir, 0701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

Getting around

  • Egilsstadir (EGS) - 52 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands

Country house in the historical district
Consider a stay at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Adventurous travelers may like the horseback riding, fishing, and cycling at this country house. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Be sure to enjoy local cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and laundry facilities.
Other perks at this country house include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands include amenities such as free WiFi.

Languages

English, German, Icelandic, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • Built in 2015
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ISK 2200.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ISK 7900 per person (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ISK 3000.00
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands Country House Egilsstadir
Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands Country House
Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands Egilsstadir
Wilrness Center Óbyggðasetur
Wilderness Center / Óbyggðasetur Íslands
Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands Egilsstadir
Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands Country House

Frequently asked questions

Does Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ISK 7900 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
You can check in from 4 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy onsite recreation like cross-country skiing and return when the snow melts for horseback riding and mountain biking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the country house's other amenities, which include a sauna and a picnic area. Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Wilderness Center Óbyggðasetur Íslands?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local cuisine.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.0/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.2/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

This place is really great in a beautiful wilderness valley. Dinner and company were excellent.
ALLAN, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely staff and a comfy stay
I booked The Wilderness Center as a surprise for my husbands birthday because we had seen it on an episode of Ben Fogle & we loved the idea of riding an Icelandic horse & soaking in the hot springs on site. However, on arrival we were informed our riding had been cancelled as the horses weren’t able to be shoed in time which was very disappointing. Despite this, the staff went out of their way to make our stay special by organising a horse ride with another company & when we found the hot springs weren’t working (upon our return) they made us coffee and provided us with bread and homemade cookies for supper. It meant we had a wonderful day & our stay was very comfortable! It really makes all the difference when staff are so accommodating and helpful.
Ashleigh, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was a beautiful location with family history. The host was so friendly we thought we were staying over at cousins house. Very special
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fun unique experience
The Wilderness Center is a great place to get off the beaten path, eat a home cooked meal and learn about the history. There's a variety of stay options. The bathrooms were clean. The food was great. Couldn't ask for anything more.
katherine, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sabine, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great
Meir, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Its a 56 Kilimeter drive from the town some on gravel road. Old rooms (tiny) in an old house. Little to ni privacy.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a unique experience in a beautiful part of the country! The room was very clean and cozy.
Helen, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Icelandic Farm and Cultural Adventure
This is a unique experience in which you feel a great sense of being enmeshed in a rural Icelandic setting. Such fun!
Dana, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review