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Skjaldarvik Guest House & Restaurant

Road 816 Skjaldarvik, Akureyri 601 Iceland
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#1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Akureyri
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 bath
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Gift shop
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Finnish, German and 1 more
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2skidivers wrote a review 17 Sep
Silverthorne, Colorado337 contributions442 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
Tara S wrote a review Aug 2021
49 contributions1 helpful vote
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: Travelled as a couple
Asun R wrote a review Aug 2021
Enges, Switzerland47 contributions14 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: Travelled with family
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: Travelled as a couple
hanna718 wrote a review Jul 2021
NOVA440 contributions98 helpful votes
I was told this used to be a retirement home,  and you can see some of the safety features.  Decent sized room, with a sink. The bathrooms are clean and nicely decorated, but shared. However, there appeared to be two on each hallway of rooms, and I did not have to wait to use. Nice common areas, including a honesty bar (write down on a slip what you take to be charged to your room). Near the reception is a gift shop area with nice looking handicrafts, though I did not get a chance to browse much as I got in late and left early.  With COVID I think they are not serving dinner, but breakfast was included and was the typical continental with some nice extras like overnight oats.  As another review mentioned, the walls are thin and the halls seemed to echo. Not that the other guests were late partying, but you can hear every door closing or shower.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$80 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IcelandNortheast RegionAkureyri
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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 Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) (4.5 miles), Akureyrarkirkja (4.4 miles), and Akureyri Botanical Gardens (4.5 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 travellers enjoy visiting Matthiasarhus (4.3 miles), Laxdal House (Laxdalshus) (4.8 miles), and Sigurhaedir - Memorial house (4.3 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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.