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Skjaldarvik Guest House

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Road 816 | Skjaldarvik, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taplow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Akureyri on our holiday in Iceland and we loved it. The guesthouse is lovely with lots of quirky little touches. There are two very friendly dogs on the property who I fell in love with and you can look at the horses even if you're not planning a riding excursion. Our room was very nice and the... More 

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Edinburgh
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really good location and friendly owner and staff, nice quirky decor and clean rooms and plenty of shared bathrooms. There is plenty of hanger space to dry off dive gear or horse clothes. We sat in the hot tub, watching the Northern Lights one night and the next night we sat in the tub in an arctic blizzard. The bar... More 

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Turin, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Skjaldarvik Guest House is just outside Akureyri, on the road to Dalvik; it overlooks Eyjafjordur and has a lovely view of the bay. It's a quiet place, with shabby-chic interiors in the common areas and a sort of dormitory look in the hallways; we slept in a small, spartan, room with just a double bed, a sink and a shelf... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I drove the Ring Road in early September 2014, staying mostly at small guesthouses and alternative lodging. We chose this guest house because we wanted to do a horse excursion; however, the weather that day kept us from going. There were some charming things about the place - the honor bar, for example, was quite nice. Overall,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Our main aim was to stay out of town to maximise our chances of seeing the Northern lights without driving around all night. Skjaldarvik did not disappoint! There was aa show just outside both nights we stayed. We also loved the outdoor hot tub and the lounge. We only saw two other guests and felt very relaxed doing jigsaws inthe... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This guesthouse is located outside of Akureyri at a horse farm. Spacious rooms and common bathrooms, comfortable beds, spotlessly clean. Beautiful surroundings. Very friendly and helpful staff. Northern Lights wake-up service! Superb breakfast (the best we had in any guest house accommodation in Iceland). Nice common space ("living room") with self-service bar and TV. The building is somewhat institution-like (perhaps... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We spent 14 days in Iceland, usually staying at a different guesthouse each night. Luckily Skjaldarvik was one of the few times we had two nights at a place and we were so HAPPY. The staff was welcoming and friendly, the property very clean with nice touches everywhere. The hot tub out back was in a beautiful setting; we spent... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Cannot imagine there's a north European style guesthouse can be so stylish, they dedicate to every details. Space inside of guesthouse is large. If you check in early, must wear your swimming suit to enjoy huge hotbath pool outside, you'll love it. Don't forget to visit every shower room in level 1 and upstairs. No two of them are the... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

very nice and funky, lovely room, plenty of bathroom and WC facilities, very friendly and welcoming hosts. loved HOT TUB! amazing. very comfy lounge. good food - both dinner and breakfast. very positive vibes very highly recommended.

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Espoo, Finland
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was the best accomodation we had in Iceland during our round trip around the island. So, what should I say about this almost perfect guesthouse... The location is quite ideal, if you are traveling by car. Akureyri is just a short drive away, but still the prevailing character of the surroundings is the magnificent nature of Iceland. You can... More 

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