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Guesthouse Skálafell

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Vatnajokull

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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    Skálafell, Hofn, 0781, Iceland
    • Charming two bedroom cabin with bath and small kitchen. The beds were comfortable and…

      Sep 8, 2021

    • Amazing. Beautiful scenery. Little cabin had everything for our family of five!

      Jul 31, 2021

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    Enhanced health and safety measures

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
    • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
    • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
    • Social distancing measures are in place
    • Protective clothing is available to guests
    • Gloves are available to guests
    • Individually-wrapped food options are available
    • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

    Guests rated location

    Easy parking

    The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Terrace
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Garden

    Feel at home

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Free toiletries
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Hair dryer

    What’s around

    • Vatnajokull - 30 min walk
    • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
    • Fjallsárlón - 29.8 mi / 48 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Family Cottage, Private Bathroom
    • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
    • Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom

    What’s around


    • Vatnajokull - 30 min walk
    • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
    • Fjallsárlón - 29.8 mi / 48 km
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    Skálafell, Hofn, 0781, Iceland

    At a glance


    • 10 rooms


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    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


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


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

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee/tea in a common area


    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Luggage storage


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Icelandic

    In the room

    Sleep well

    • Blackout drapes/curtains

    Freshen up

    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi


    • Daily housekeeping

    Fees & policies

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 22.0 per night

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
    • Skálafell Hofn
    • Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
    • Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse
    • Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse Hofn

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Guesthouse Skálafell 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.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change).
    • Guesthouse Skálafell has a garden.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely guesthouse and farm

      Very well-appointed guesthouse in Iceland. The little cabins had full en-suite bathrooms and the setting was lovely. There is a river, mountains and a tidy farm. We opted for the farm dinner and it was delicious. The breakfast included with the room was quite basic, but still ample and good. Both staff members we talked to were very kind and helpful. High marks for cleanliness.

      1 night family trip, Jul 20, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Stay here!

      Awesome guest rooms at the base of a National park trail. Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

      2 night family trip, Jul 17, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      the room furnisings could be improved, in particular it would be good to have a small table for the guests to sit at.

      Vadim, 1 night trip, Jul 5, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Farm cottages you have to experience!

      Great farm guesthouses that make you feel comfortable and relaxed after a long drive. No restaurant on site, but only a quick drive away and you have a few options for food then come back and watch the ocean or waterfall as you enjoy the fresh air and laid back atmosphere. Will stay here again!

      Joseph, 1 night trip, Jun 24, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Chilling with Sheep

      Gorgeous and calming place for a few days, stay.

      2 night family trip, Jun 12, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Really nice space and location and it was a nice surprise to have a tv and ability to watch a Netflix movie after many days of travelling. Conveniently located to attractions.

      1 night family trip, Jun 6, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Excellent - hosts are especially helpful

      1 night trip, Jun 3, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Excellent location, cute and comfortable cabins, very modern and comfortable, they are done to a high standard. The couple running the place are very nice. The breakfast was excellent. Overall highly recommended, we would definitely go back :)

      1 night romance trip, May 16, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Nice rural getaway

      We booked the family cottage, but due to water issues, we were not able to stay in it. Instead, we were given two separate rooms next to each other. A bit of an inconvenience with the family separated since we had to walk outside to get between rooms, but the rooms were new and clean. The included breakfast was great. A very nice family owns/run the guesthouse. The owner's grandchildren played with our son out in the snow one day. We will always remember this stay because it was where our five year old was able to see snow for the first time. Also where he made his first-ever snowman. A few notes for aurora hunters, the mountains next to the guesthouse block the horizon so seeing distant auroras is a bit more difficult. We booked this guesthouse because it was out in the middle of nowhere so we could get away from the lights. The property had a lot more light noise than I expected since the bright barn and building lights are on.

      3 night family trip, Mar 12, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      Farmhouse in February

      Cute little farm with cabins you rent out as rooms (I think there are two rooms for each stand-alone). Had TV, cable, and updated amenities. Nothing special but not lacking either. The breakfast was interesting :) but it's included so it was fine.

      1 night trip, Mar 2, 2020

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