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Nonhamar Guesthouse
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“Perfect little cabins!”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights in one of these lovely little cabins. Beautiful surroundings - at the foot of mountains, surrounded by farmers' fields. Great location for Skaftafell NP and Jokulsarlon and easy to find, just off the Ring Road. Cabin was well-equipped and very clean, everything was new. Duvets and pillows were available for an additional charge. Perfect for those willing to self-cater, just buy your groceries before heading into the area since there's not much around. Online booking was easy. This cabin was one of our favourite stays in Iceland! Best of luck to Eythor and family.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

We were travelling by car usually staying on campsites in a tent. Due to a few days of rain we opted for one of the lovely cabins of Laerkjarhus. They are new, furnished in modern IKEA style, providing practical kitchen utensils including a coffee machine and a microwave. Bathroom facilities were excellent with a new shower. Everything was very clean, mattresses in the bunk beds comfortable. We can only recommend the accommodation - at around 16.000 ISK it is not really cheap, though, but definitely worth its price. Thank you for a very nice stay!

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Laekjarhus is a series of three contemporary, quaint but well equipped mini-cabins situated next to a small stream with an impressive mountainous backdrop in the midst of several farm houses.

Pros: 2 comfortable bunk beds = cheap accommodations for groups of 4+
Cheaper if you bring your sleeping bag (common in Iceland)
Microwave, Coffee machine, refrigerator, sink, utensils, hot plates, cups and dishes
Dark window shades
15 minute drive from Skaftafell National Park (Vatnajokull Glacier, Hvannadalshnikur (highest point in Iceland)
Wi-Fi Access is excellent
Bathroom is small but has a nice hot shower and serves its purpose well.
Route 1 is 1/4 mile away
Online reservation system is easy/intuitive and the owner is responsive

Cons: None, unless you are expecting a hotel.

NB: This is not a hotel and is not for someone looking for the comforts of a fully equipped hotel with a restaurant/bar etc... It would be a perfect stay for anyone traveling to Skaftafell for any of the Arctic Adventures glacier hiking or mountain climbing tours. It is nearly equidistant to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park (closer to Skaftafell).

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nonhamar Guesthouse

Property: Nonhamar Guesthouse
Address: Laekjarhus Hof 2, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland (Formerly Laekjarhus)
Location: Iceland > East Region > Vatnajokull National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Vatnajokull National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nonhamar offers accommodation in cozy cabins at Hof in Oraefi. The area around Nonhamar offers wonderful nature and scenery as the Oraefi district is famous for its unique natural beauty and the dramatic contrasts in its landscape. Major attractions in the area include Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Oraefajokull glacier and cape Ingolfshofdi Nature Reserve. ... more   less 

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