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Skagafjardarvegur Vegamot, Varmahlid 560 Iceland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Varmahlid
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With magnificent views overlooking the vast plains and distant mountains of the Skagafjorður valley, our seven charming timber cottages are the ideal place to spend your days off all year round. Experience the serenity of Northern Iceland and fill your days with the endless possibilities for adventure that Skagafjorður has to offer. The cottages range in size from studio-style bungalows (2-4 people) to spacious multi-room retreats. They are nestled together up on the hill only a short walking distance from the center of Varmahlið. From the hot tub at the center of the well-maintained cottage site, you can enjoy the golden light of the midnight sun or watch the northern lights. In town, you will find all the services you need: tourist information, grocery shop, restaurant, petrol station, swimming pool, and more. Hestasport also offer horse riding tours ranging from one hour rides for beginners to multi-day riding holidays in the Icelandic Highlands for horse enthusiasts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Hungarian, Icelandic
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Special Offer:10% discount from our short riding tours for cottage guests!
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DS241112 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
We stayed just one night on the way to Akureyri in August, but wish we had booked for longer! Stunning views in all directions from their great position on top of the hill above town, and the natural hot pool in the middle of the cottages is a great place to soak up the 360 sunset mountain views. The wooden cottage itself was well built, very well equipped and finished to a good quality. The staff in the office were very helpful and responsive. Makes for a very cosy place to stay, summer or winter!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
bweegenaar wrote a review Aug 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands101 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night and don't have much which horses. So that could be the problem. It's a very horsefriendly environment. We had the big (6 person) house and climbed our way up to the sleeping rooms. Simple beds. We left our luggages downstairs so the living room was a bit overwhelmed. Be warned, the sulfur containing warm water comes right out the shower. A nice geysir experience, if you like the smell which I don't. The outside hottob is a nice feauture.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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wizard505 wrote a review Apr 2020
Seoul73 contributions32 helpful votes
We're 4 and stayed the biggest cottage in this place. It has two toilet & 1 shower. Kitchen was little bit small, but well-equipped. Room was fine. The cottage was quite cozy and enough to be relaxed. The best part of this place is the small outdoor hot spring! We traveled Iceland in December and the weather was quite bed. So the hot spring was perfect for us who skipped Blue Lagoon & Mývatn due to the bad weather & high price. It was enough for max 10 people(maybe). One thing you should know is the reception is quite far from the cottage, so please drop by the reception first and then go to the cottage.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from GiuliaWe, Public Relations Manager at Hestasport Cottages
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Thank you for your nice review :) We really hope to welcome you back at another time! Best wishes
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Holmar wrote a review Mar 2020
Akureyri, Iceland20 contributions9 helpful votes
We were 6 people trapped due to bad weather in Skagafjörður and had to stay one night until the mountain opened and I booked one night with them. I made a mistake in the booking and had to change house and it was no problem. Beautiful warm houses and great service. We slept like angels :-) thank you very much
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from GiuliaWe, Guest Relations Manager at Hestasport Cottages
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you so much for this really nice review! You are most welcome to be trapped at our place again ;)
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Pierre H wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Great moment in a beautiful wooden voyage, hot pot a couple of meter from the cottage! Wonderful hosts + very helpful Already twice there in the winter time , we will come again! Marina & Pierre + family
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from GergoDN, Guest Relations Manager at Hestasport Cottages
Responded Feb 28, 2020
It has been our pleasure to welcome you for a stay at Hestasport Cottages for a second time. Our returning guests are really like family members to us. We hope to meet you again soon. Best wishes from the Hestasport Team!
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$112 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandNorthwest RegionVarmahlid
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hestasport Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Hestasport Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Glaumbaer Museum (4.9 miles), Víðimýrarkirkja Church (1.0 miles), and Flying Horses Flugumyri (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hestasport Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Hestasport Cottages?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hestasport Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hestasport Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Hestasport Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Varmahlid.
Are pets allowed at Hestasport Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hestasport Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Hungarian, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hestasport Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Víðimýrarkirkja Church (1.0 miles).