We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grimsstadir Guesthouse

Traveller (21)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (2)
Road number 864, Lake Myvatn Iceland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
Room Service
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Traveller rating
  • 47
  • 7
  • 7
  • 1
  • 3
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages
Show reviews that mention
  • Filter
  • English
Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 13 Oct 2018
Great place in the middle of nowhere to catch a good nights sleep and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Reasonably priced, USD $85 for two with sleeping bags. Close to Dettifoss Waterfalls and onward to Lake Myvatta Lake area. Nice folks who operate. Can have choice of older residence or newer facilities.
Thank Smiles963
Reviewed 6 Sep 2017
Tell the truth we didn´t sleep here. We missed our prepayed one -day stay because my son falled ill and we had to stay in previous apartement one day longer. In spite of the fact we tryed to accomodate here next day. Unfortunately the hotel was full but the lady was very friendly and helpful and offered us to stay in her old house (we had our own sleeping bags). It was for about 9p.m. and we were hungry - she recommended us to ask for dinner in neighboring hotel. So we had dinner, excellent accomodation and above that she returned us the payment for our missed stay. It is an extraordinary place with extraordinary kind and friendy people. Our dear madam, thank you!
Thank luude
Michael H
Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 Jul 2017
Very nice room. It was clean and appeared to be brand new. It's in the middle of no where which for us was a plus. It's on the east road leading to Dettifoss. We got a good night sleep on comfortable beds.

The only things that kept us from giving it 5 stars are:
1. It's small. Really small. Like we can't fit our luggage in there small. I know Europe has smaller rooms, but even by European standards these rooms were small.
2. The check in is 6km aware from the hotel where we stayed. It was a bit confusing. We go to one place to check in and then have to get back in and drive to the spot you were just at to get your room.
Thank Michael H
Response from landrover1971, Public Relations Manager at Grimsstadir Guesthouse
Responded 26 Jul 2017
Hello there, from the description of your location you have been staying at Hólssel which is not part of Grimsstadir Guesthouse. It is Grimstunga Guesthouse that you have been staying at. Two different accomodations close to each other. Looks like you have put your review on wrong guesthouse. sincerely, Arnar M (Grimsstadir Guesthouse)
Chris V
Reviewed 21 May 2017via mobile
We enjoyed our stay at this special location very much! The host went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. The accommodation was great, as the breakfast. The farm is located close to Detifoss and perfect to stay there the night before exploring the area. Will definitely come back when in the area
Thank Chris V
Daan B
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 Mar 2017
We were here beginning of March and were the only people there. We stayed with the owners in their house. Almost felt like staying with your grandparents. Freshly baked breakfast with meat home smoked meat and home made jam.

Only stayed one night but could have easily stayed for more. The Myvatn nature baths are only half an hour away by car.

We were told that in summer more people can stay in another farmhouse and campsite. Probably a very different atmosphere but undoubtedly equally amazing.
Thank Daan B
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Lake Myvatn, Grimsstadir Guesthouse is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. More Free wifi is offered to guests. For travellers arriving by car, there is free parking. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Viti Crater (30.4 km) and Grenjadarstadir (42.8 km), guests of Grimsstadir Guesthouse can easily experience some of Lake Myvatn's most well known attractions. Traveller's looking for cafes can head to Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe or Kaffi Borgir. If you’re looking for something to do, IMS Sport Center and Thermal pool is a nice way to spend some time. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Iceland > Northeast Region > Lake Myvatn
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Iceland > Northeast Region > Lake Myvatn
Traveller (21)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Icelandair Hotel Myvatn
36 reviews
22.63 miles away
Fosshotel Myvatn
240 reviews
23.85 miles away
Hotel Reykjahlid
168 reviews
24.19 miles away
Sel Hotel Myvatn
410 reviews
26.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 19 nearby restaurants
42 reviews
20.74 miles away
Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe
1,146 reviews
22.90 miles away
Fosshotel Myvatn Restaurant
32 reviews
24.15 miles away
Dalakofinn restaurant
129 reviews
36.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Dettifoss Waterfall
1,975 reviews
14.10 miles away
Moorudalur Farm
56 reviews
19.77 miles away
Krafla Lava Fields
683 reviews
18.82 miles away
Grjotagja Cave
465 reviews
22.47 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Grimsstadir Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"One and only place to stay near Hyway 1, in this area near Dettifoss."
13 Oct 2018
Read review
"Room next to the living room at the guesthouse (more quiet). Double cozy room of the sleeping-bag..."
10 Aug 2015
Read review
"Rooms are outstanding with very comfortable beds. We staying in their daughters old room in the main house..."
14 Feb 2014
Read review
"They have a separate building for the budget backpacker folks. That wasn't for us. We stayed in one..."
12 Nov 2012
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing