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Skjaldarvik Guest House

2.5 of 5 Road 816 | Skjaldarvik, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The stay at Skjaldarvik was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Iceland. So peaceful and lovely. Normally we would choose a central hotel, with pubs, shops and cultural life within walking distance, but when traveling with children this place was perfect. We used the hot pot/outdoor warm bath tub a LOT - it was fantastic. We didn't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We usually don't stay at a guesthouse, but we chose this place based on the price and reviews because we found other hotel options to be limited in Akureyri. We were very glad we did. The guesthouse itself is very cute, and much thought has been put into its decor. Rooms are clean, and comfortable enough, albeit small. The only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my favorite day and stay of our trip around the Ring Road. We spent the day whale watching and eating the best fish and chips ever in Husavik, then hit the sulfur baths, some bubbling mud pots. That was plenty. Then we headed to Akureyri and the Guest House. We made it at 4:50pm, just enough time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When reading Tripadvisor negative reviews I almost did not book there. What a mistake it would have been! We did not experience any of the issues mentioned. We found large (specially for Iceland) luminous rooms, cleverly re-used old material (a door made in a table, a jean in a cushion) and quirky nice details everywhere. A lovable and well loved... More 

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Address: Road 816 | Skjaldarvik, Akureyri 601, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Northeast Region > Akureyri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Skjaldarvik Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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