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Skutustadir Farm Guesthouse
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The location is magnificent: you are right in front of the lake, and there is so much to do around Myvatn!
Asta, the landlady runs a very well organized, clean and friendly B&B. She really seems to pay attention to every little detail. We liked very much the way she keeps herself transparent in the background while always being available and caring when needed.
The farmhouse is spacious and well maintained with a handy self- service kitchen.
The place offers a very special breakfast, that besides offering the usual Icelandic breakfast caters local specialties like this special bread baked underground and a local type of smoked trout

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We landed on Ásta's doorstep around 8 pm in a snowstorm. I had refused to sleep in the camper on such a miserable night so my partner and I were looking (unsuccessfully) for 'sleeping bag' accommodation until we found Skutustadir. (Note: They only provide this in the off-season) The house is warm and spacious, with a good little kitchen for self-caterers. The eating/lounge space was bright. The bathroom and shower space was immaculate. The bed was very comfortable-one of the best sleeps I had all trip. Breakfast was all homemade, although it's only available if you pay full board.
The best part is the hospitality. The family is polite and gracious. They are quite lovely people with a warm and inviting home.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

In Icelandic terms perhaps quite inexpensive, but also very basic hostel. Smallish rooms in the 2nf floor, toilets and showers downstairs. Breafast fine but not very abundant. Myvatn just next to the building as well as "minivulcanos". Parking available about 30 meters from house.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Booked a night at Skútustaðir via Icelandic Farm Holidays. Reception was quite cold ("Can I see your voucher please?"), the room was okay, as were the kitchen and toilets. Didn't use the showers. My room was on the upper floor of what appeared to be the "farmhouse", with the family living on the ground floor. No animals were in sight, though.
It seems that the owners don't care too much about their guests, as long as they pay and don't complain. This was particularly evident from the kitchen utensils, which seem to be whatever they wouldn't want to use any longer. Also, my room's window was facing to the east, and the thin piece of fabric that wasn't really a curtain didn't offer any protection from the early morning sun, which started blasting into the room with full daylight power at 3 AM. The breakfast, a rather extensive buffet, was nice, though.
All in all, this was perfectly okay youth hostel-style accommodation at a relatively steep price.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Skutustadir 2b | Myvatnssveit, Skutustadir 660, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Northeast Region > Skutustadir
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Skutustadir
Price Range: $130 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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