Guesthouse Skálafell

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Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom | View from room
Family Cottage, Private Bathroom | Blackout drapes, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Blackout drapes, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Guesthouse Skálafell

Guesthouse Skálafell

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Skálafell, Hofn, 0781

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVatnajökull National Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Thorbergur Center19 min drive
  • AirportHornafjordur (HFN)28 min drive
  • Popular LocationHornafjordur Art Museum35 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hofn, Guesthouse Skálafell is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Vatnajokull and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Guests appreciate the guest house's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Vatnajökull National Park - 14 min walk
  • The Thorbergur Center - 19 min drive
  • Silfurnes Golf Course - 33 min drive
  • Hornafjordur Art Museum - 35 min drive
  • Huldusteinn Stone Museum - 35 min drive

About this property

Guesthouse Skálafell

3-star guesthouse with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite.
Guesthouse Skálafell offers 10 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. This Hofn guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.


English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 22.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 22.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
Skálafell Hofn
Guesthouse Skálafell Hofn
Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse
Guesthouse Skálafell Guesthouse Hofn

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 138 out of 185 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 34 out of 185 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 185 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 185 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 185 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
What a fantastic place to stay! It was peaceful and quiet! So relaxing to be able sit and watch the river from our room.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Peaceful and great setting on the farm with sheep roaming around.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We ate dinner here and had a delicious meal of fresh lamb
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed at the Guesthouse Skalafell in March 2022. The Guesthouse is on a farm with the accommodations and dining in separate buildings. The rooms seemed new with a large bathroom with a walk in shower. Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest rooms. The Guesthouse is run by the farmer and wife and it seems like they enjoy the various visitors. We arrived in time for dinner and were very pleased with our home cooked fish dinner that included soup and dessert. Breakfast the next morning was a hot breakfast with homemade banana bread. You can hear the nearby waterfall when you walk from your room to the office\dining room. We experienced a very quiet visit with all of the comforts we needed and expected. We would recommend this Guesthouse and would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean accommodations, friendly staff, nice breakfast, and close to south coast glaciers.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022