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Guesthouse Skálafell

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Vatnajokull

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Skálafell, Hofn, 0781, Iceland
  • the room furnisings could be improved, in particular it would be good to have a small…

    Jul 5, 2021

  • Great farm guesthouses that make you feel comfortable and relaxed after a long drive. No…

    Jun 24, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Vatnajokull - 30 min walk
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 29.8 mi / 48 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Cottage, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around


  • Vatnajokull - 30 min walk
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 29.8 mi / 48 km
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Skálafell, Hofn, 0781, Iceland

At a glance


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
  • Skálafell Hofn
  • Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
  • Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse Hofn

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 22.0 per night


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Guesthouse Skálafell does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Guesthouse Skálafell has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice rural getaway

    We booked the family cottage, but due to water issues, we were not able to stay in it. Instead, we were given two separate rooms next to each other. A bit of an inconvenience with the family separated since we had to walk outside to get between rooms, but the rooms were new and clean. The included breakfast was great. A very nice family owns/run the guesthouse. The owner's grandchildren played with our son out in the snow one day. We will always remember this stay because it was where our five year old was able to see snow for the first time. Also where he made his first-ever snowman. A few notes for aurora hunters, the mountains next to the guesthouse block the horizon so seeing distant auroras is a bit more difficult. We booked this guesthouse because it was out in the middle of nowhere so we could get away from the lights. The property had a lot more light noise than I expected since the bright barn and building lights are on.

    3 night family trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Farmhouse in February

    Cute little farm with cabins you rent out as rooms (I think there are two rooms for each stand-alone). Had TV, cable, and updated amenities. Nothing special but not lacking either. The breakfast was interesting :) but it's included so it was fine.

    1 night trip, Mar 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very friendly, great view, comfy guesthouse, would recommend

    tim, 1 night romance trip, Feb 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property is where Jon Erickson of the enlightenment was born. We had no idea until we were there

    1 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful service, food was excellent, staff great with good recommendations for sights to see.

    James, 2 night family trip, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Liked that hiking trails were right on the property.

    1 night romance trip, Oct 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a perfect location! About 30 minutes from Hofn on a farm where sheep roam and the aurora glows right over your cabin! It’s truly magical and peaceful. The innkeepers are delightful! The room was cozy and warm and it was just what we wanted; a quaint, quiet location not to far from restaurants and sightseeing.

    Veronica, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property with a gorgeous view. Our cabin was adorable and very clean. We loved the included breakfast.

    Paula, 1 night family trip, Oct 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pleasant rooms that were warm. Very nice, big “waterfall” shower. The food is fantastic traditional Iceland food (Eg - fish soup). We enjoyed our stay.

    Robin, 1 night family trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Nice comfortable independent family cabin. Everything was fine except the bathroom door would not close properly. Nice kitchen facilities.

    Vikram, 1 night family trip, Sep 30, 2019

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