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Skalafell, Hofn 781 Iceland
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#7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
Value
4.1
Set on a farm by Vatnajökull National Park, just 600 metres from the Ring Road. It offers a furnished terrace and an on-site restaurant. Views of the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from all rooms at Guesthouse Skálafell, along with wooden floors and a wardrobe. Some have a private bathroom, while others have access to shared facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is 35 km away and Skálafellsjökull Glacier is 3 km from the guest house. On site is a marked hiking trail that goes up to Skalafellsjokull.
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Free parking
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Icelandic

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RND2614 wrote a review Oct 3
New York City, New York15 contributions10 helpful votes
This guesthouse is nicely located near Jökulsárlón(pick up location for many tour companies). It is right off the ring road 1. Away from town makes it a great location to view Northern Lights if they appear. Also, we had booked a snowmobile tour, the pick up point of which was a hotel hardly 5 mins drive away from the guesthouse We stayed in a room (room#1) with private bathroom the first night. The room was clean but a little too tight for two people and their luggage. There was a TV with free Netflix on it. The room had electric hot water kettle for tea/coffee We moved to a family cottage for the second night. This was spacious for two people with a seating area and a dining area. However, I expected it to be an upgrade over the previous room. But the cottage had no TV, no electric hot water kettle. It had a basic kitchenette with induction stove, a small refrigerator but no microwave. The breakfast had a number of items but no hot items (like scrambled/fried eggs, warm oatmeal/potatoes etc.) The dinner was better. I liked the fact that the lamb came with a good serving of veggies like peas and beets The Wi-Fi strength was decent in room#1 but was on the weaker side in the family cottage
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Bob B wrote a review Sep 2022
Cologne, Germany54 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a great room with a private bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom and shower were great. The breakfast had many homemade items and was delicious. Would definitely stay here again. Should have booked two nights rather than one.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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joanwaitmd wrote a review Sep 2022
West Palm Beach, Florida10 contributions3 helpful votes
Guesthouse Skalafell offers double rooms with private bath in a newly constructed 4 room motel style unit on a working sheep farm. There are also cabins for larger parties. It was unbelievably beautiful to see a broad expanse of green, dotted by sheep, from our picture window to the sea. This view was the highlight of our Iceland experience. We are so glad we stayed here rather than in the town of Hofn. The farm is midway between Hofn and the Jokulsarlon glacial lake, convenient to both. For the hardy, there is a hike from their property up the mountain to a view of Vatnajokull glacier. Breakfast buffet (included) has housemade lamb pate and breads in addition to the usual spread and great coffee. Dinner is available some days if you reserve.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Kbribow wrote a review Aug 2022
Hadley, Massachusetts106 contributions21 helpful votes
We were in room 11, in the newest cabin building. The bed was very comfortable, the room quite and large windows with great views of the valley. The black out curtains worked well. The room was very clean. A 6 mile round trip trail to a glacier is right there. The lamb at dinner was very good, the best we had in Iceland. The owner were very nice and attentive.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms 11-14 are the best
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Susan wrote a review Oct 2021
Breckenridge, Colorado474 contributions185 helpful votes
We stayed for one night it was ok but I wouldn’t stay any longer. Pros. Nice rural location on a farm backed by a waterfall… pretty Friendly staff Room was ok with 2 comfortable chairs Bathroom adequate but small Breakfast was simple but good and varied Cons The worst thing was there were quite a few hairs on the sheet and I ended up sleeping on too of the duvet comforter with a travel blanket I had with me . It’s just hard to believe the sheet had been washed properly
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anne C wrote a review Sep 2021
Vancouver, Washington80 contributions32 helpful votes
I stayed in one of the “cabins”, not the main building. It was great to sit in the room and look out over the river as it made its way to the ocean. This is one of the widest valleys in the area so the river really spread out across a broad area. The shower was great, always a big plus after a day of hiking. The breakfast area was comfortable for the number of guests who were dining. There is a trailhead leaving from the same parking lot as the guesthouse. I didn’t figure that out until the day I was leaving. Next time, I will plan to take the 3-4 hour hike. I was happy to have booked two nights in this location. There were plenty of things to see and do within a short drive. It takes some time to figure out all of the places to visit along the ring road. I strongly recommend reading up on that in advance so that you can make the most of the visit. There were so many trails close to this guesthouse that I could have easily stayed longer to enjoy them.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jasmin_Stroppel wrote a review Aug 2021
Luzern, Schweiz73 contributions42 helpful votes
we spent one night in the newer part of Skalafell Guesthouse. The rooms have a nice size, good beds and the bathroom, quite big for this kind of category. The Guesthouse is a family run business and the owners are very friendly. The dinner they served is simple homemade cooking, but on best level. Very tasty and with fresh ingredients. The guesthouse is situated in a beautiful environment, with a waterfall just in the front and the glacier in the back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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blsnwbrdr wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia383 contributions147 helpful votes
I enjoyed my stay. The bungalows were comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was included and there was both indoor and outdoor seating. The staff was very friendly and it was nicely located between Jökulsárlón and Höfn. Dining in the area can be a challenge as many places are pretty far and many places do not take reservations.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Rc1 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sacramento, California387 contributions210 helpful votes
My first impression was not good, as the reception area had a weird animal (?) smell. It was hard to eat breakfast and enjoy it when that smell is constantly there. It is located on a farm, and the views are beautiful. There was only one restaurant close by open for dinner, located in another hotel. Other restaurants are in Hofn which is a good 25-30 minute drive. On the positive side, the room we stayed in had been modernized, with a good bathroom. We had a good night's sleep. The next morning we decided to go on the hike that starts right from the guesthouse. We made the mistake of doing the whole loop which was close to 9km with some very challenging parts. However, the views of the glacier and valley are beautiful!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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fabriceetpaola wrote a review Sep 2020
nice228 contributions152 helpful votes
Conveniently located with great views we had a nice stay in this bungalow. Restaurant is managed by the property owners and that was good too. Clean and well furbished rooms. Bedding ok. The area around south east Iceland is superb. We really loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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$106 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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skalafell guesthouse and cottages hotel
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Skalafell
What are some of the property amenities at Guesthouse Skalafell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, breakfast buffet, and hiking.
Is parking available at Guesthouse Skalafell?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guesthouse Skalafell?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Does Guesthouse Skalafell have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.