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Guesthouse Skálafell, Hofn

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Vatnajokull

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
$134 CAD

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  • We really liked the location and the rooms. It was comfortable and clean.

    Sep. 13, 2019

  • Poorly equipped for the cost. This was the most expensive place we stayed and it wasn't…

    Jun. 29, 2019

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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 parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 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

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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

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
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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.
  • Guesthouse Skálafell has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean and comfy!

    This was a great stay on our trip around Iceland. The cabin was clean and well-equipped for our needs. We were able to relax and make a nice dinner after a lengthy day of driving. We also enjoyed quiet, comfortable sleeps. The breakfast provided the next morning was plentiful and varied. It was a cosy spot where we could linger over a coffee and marvel at the view. We would definitely recommend Guesthouse Skalafell to anyone making the journey to this part of the island.

    1 night family trip, Jun. 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent place

    Excellent place to stay. Clean and quiet. The breakfast is more than perfect. I would recommend this place to everyone. After our checkout, we did a big hike to the glacier right behind the hotel. When we got back, the owner served us a delicious coffee and pastry even though we had already checked out. Free of charge. She was just generous and kind.

    Eric, 1 night romance trip, Mar. 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot!

    Super clean, good breakfast and the owner was very nice.

    JAMIE, 1 night trip, Jan. 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot with an excellent view.

    Enjoyed our stay. Great spot on the south-east side of the island. About a 30min Drive from Höfn and a 30min Drive from Diamond Beach. We had to leave early, before breakfast was served, and the owners left us a bag of fruit and sandwiches. There are newer and older buildings, we were in the newest. It was very clean and had modern finishes. The beds were very comfortable. My wife and I pushed the two twin beds together, which was fine. I don’t know if any rooms actually had a queen bed. There is also a hike right off the property. We did not do it, but if we had more time, probably would have given it a go. I would definitely consider staying here again and would recommend for anyone

    2 night family trip, Sep. 21, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Clean and had a kitchenette. Heaters in each room which worked very well

    2 night trip, Aug. 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning scenery and no frills comfort

    Fabulous. Great hosts and delicious home cooked dinner. Simple comfortable room with clean shared bathroom. Scenery spectacular. Awesome hiking. Near the glacial lagoon. Climbed the waterfall and just sat to take it all in. On a working sheep farm

    Jill, 1 night trip, Aug. 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a great property with wonderful guests and an excellent meal. I booked here last minute and was not expecting too much but the cabins were wonderful, clean and warm. Lovely sheep wandering all around the property made it so lovely. The buffet dinner was the best I had during my time in Iceland and the hosts were outstanding and super friendly. I would stay here again any time I am in the area.

    Cris, 1 night trip, Aug. 6, 2018

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  • 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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