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Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant

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Road 816 Skjaldarvik, Akureyri 601 Iceland
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#1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Akureyri
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Skjaldarvik guesthouse, restaurant and tourist service is a family business. We put our lives and souls in it. Óli, Dísa and our girls, Klara, Katrín and Sunneva, will offer you a warm welcome.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Gift shop
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Finnish, German and 1 more
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USAtravel2 wrote a review Sep 2022
16 contributions22 helpful votes
I avoid shared bathroom as much as I can for obvious reasons. However, I was curious why this place had such high reviews. Putting my penchant for private bathrooms aside, I decided to book this place. And I must say, it is one of our favorite places that we have stayed. First, our room was nice and clean. We never had trouble using the bathroom. There are 2 in our wing. But you can go to other wings that have bathrooms too. Why the 5 star? I think their breakfast is pretty good. We came a little too early and missed the breakfast pizza. I was a little bummed that we missed dinner here because the reviews for the food was quite good. There is a small playground on the premise. Is it better than nothing. They have horses on the premise. You can book horseback riding. I found the price to be slightly expensive as it is 11,900 isk but similar trips in Hella was 9,500 isk. However, you get 10% off as guests. Moreover, you can use the hot tub if you book horseback riding. This goes back to my final point of why this is one of our favorite hotels. The hot tub! We used the hot tub with our kid and saw an amazing view of the water and mountains. It was super relaxing and saved me a small fortune because otherwise we would have tried to go to forest lagoon. So if you stay here, you must eat their food and get into the tub. And maybe hang out with the horses.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Zoyenka wrote a review Aug 2022
Hillsboro, Oregon217 contributions115 helpful votes
spent three nights here - wonderful location on the fjord, not far from town. Staff friendly and accommodating. Horse rides are a nice amenity. There is also a hot tub. The guesthouse is a former hospital and feels like one. Our room was rather small for two, no chairs, no rugs, and no window screens. Since there are horses on the property, window screens would be nice to keep out the ever present flies. Shared bathrooms have plentiful towels. Breakfast is basic but nothing special- coffee and tea are available all the time. One plus on our stay was the appearance of the aurora-always a treat. This venue is adequate for a night’s stay but for $170 USD per night, could be made just a bit nicer. No room service for multiple night stays. Extra blankets might be needed in winter. Some hot breakfast food would be appreciated.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Matt wrote a review Jul 2022
22 contributions17 helpful votes
Very friendly and welcoming staff. We were given a brief tour upon arrival, rather than being directed to our room. The room has everything you need for a short stay and the shared bathroom facilities were sizeable enough for all the guests in the hotel. The hot pot is very nice with a good view over the fjord. The hotel is located within easy driving distance of Akureyri.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Markus F wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed here with a group of 14 students for several nights. Fantastic location directly at the fjord (whales visible from the hot tub), great breakfast and dinner, super friendly and helpful staff (they even kept the restaurant open after hours for us when we were delayed on one of our excursions), and the cutest Icelandic horses on property. We will definitely come back with another group next year!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Chad Ransom wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We did not stay or eat here, so we can't comment on the rest of the property, although it seemed well maintained and all the staff were exceptionally friendly. Horseback riding was amazing! Our two guides were so thoughtful and did an excellent job engaging our group (including two teenagers) in conversation throughout the ride. We had a beautiful day and the views of the fjord and mountains were outstanding. We highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Caran Y wrote a review Oct 2021
Rochester, New York27 contributions30 helpful votes
Great location just a short distance from town. The town is lovely, and you can walk along the fjord. Staff very friendly (offered to contact us up to 11pm if Northern Lights were out). Easy parking. Breakfast was delicious. Bathrooms down the hall. All in all a good value and we'd stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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2skidivers wrote a review Sep 2021
Silverthorne, Colorado368 contributions510 helpful votes
This was one of the stops on our tour for horseback riding. The Icelandic horses are a pure breed, relatively small but stout and have a very gentle gait. We had a very nice ride for about 40 minutes. The only problem was we had 14 people who wanted to ride and they had only 9 saddles, including the 2 for the guides so we had to wait for the first half to get back before the second group could ride. It was just poor planning from our tour operator
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Tara S wrote a review Aug 2021
49 contributions2 helpful votes
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This place is a gem. I loved our stay here. Warm friendly greeting upon arrival and received a tour upon check-in. Thank you for the kind hospitality. Definitely recommend. Hot tub on property and pretty horses you can say hello to out back near the water. Peaceful and wonderful view. Cutest and most enjoyable breakfast out of all the hotels we stayed at. This place captures the charm of Iceland. Favorite bed out of all the places we stayed at during our trip around the country. Similar to sleeping on clouds "Home away from home" lives up to the saying. Thank you for a nice stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Asun R wrote a review Aug 2021
Enges, Switzerland47 contributions15 helpful votes
Wonderful place, wonderful people, wonderful rooms, wonderful views, wonderful hot tub and the best breakfast we have had in Iceland in the past two weeks! We’ve loved this place! Very close to Akureyri, where you can find many shops and restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Charles R wrote a review Jul 2021
Estero, Florida39 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and this is a wonderful place. It’s got character, not like the sterile modern hotels you find everywhere. The room was very comfortable, and spacious. The staff have been super friendly and courteous. You can’t go wrong staying here. I would definitely stay here again, should we return to Akureyri.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$150 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandNortheast RegionAkureyri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Akureyri Botanical Garden (4.5 miles), Akureyrarkirkja (4.4 miles), and Hearts in Akureyri (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaffi Ilmur, Blaa Kannan Cafe, and Rub 23.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Finnish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Matthiasarhus (4.3 miles), Sigurhaedir - Memorial house (4.3 miles), and Laxdal House (Laxdalshus) (4.8 miles).
Does Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.