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Free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
187 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationIcelandic Seal Center Museum9 min drive
Popular LocationChapel at Groef12 min drive
Popular LocationKolufossar Falls17 min drive
AirportBlonduos (BLO)38 min drive

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  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 419 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsFamily Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 145 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Private Bathroom

About this area


Located in Hvammstangi, Gauksmýri Lodge is in a rural location. Chapel at Groef is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kolufossar Falls and Borgarvirki.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Icelandic Seal Center Museum - 9 min drive
  • Chapel at Groef - 12 min drive
  • Kolufossar Falls - 17 min drive
  • Borgarvirki - 29 min drive
  • Thingeyrar - 29 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Diner with a bar offering barbecue. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on selected days.

About this property

Gauksmýri Lodge

3-star lodge with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a garden and gift shops/newsstands are on-site. All 24 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, showers and free toiletries.
Gauksmýri Lodge offers 24 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily: ISK 1783.98 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds


  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 11 May 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 16 September to 14 May:
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ISK 1783.98 per person (approximately)

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

Property is also known as

Gauksmýri Lodge Hvammstangi
Gauksmýri Lodge Lodge
Gauksmýri Lodge Hvammstangi
Gauksmýri Lodge Lodge Hvammstangi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gauksmýri Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gauksmýri Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gauksmýri Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Gauksmýri Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Gauksmýri Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Gauksmýri Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Gauksmýri Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Gauksmýri Lodge located?
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 9 miles (15 km) of Icelandic Seal Center Museum, Chapel at Groef and Kolufossar Falls. Borgarvirki and Hvitserkur are also within 25 miles (40 km).
187 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good option as a Ring Road pit-stop
A good pitstop between the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Myvatn to break up a long drive if traveling the Ring Road. There are some great places to explore nearby on the Vatnsnes peninsula - Hvítserkur (Troll rock), seal colonies, horse farms, and Kolugljúfur Canyon. It is a 10-minute drive outside of the nearest town (Hvammstangi) where you will find restaurants and a supermarket. I stayed in a room with its own bathroom. It was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed. My window faced North and I was able to see the Aurora from my room! A typical Icelandic bathroom - no window, poor ventilation, and a shower with a curtain that doesn’t quite stop water from getting everywhere. But the water was hot and great pressure. I was on the second floor and there is no elevator but I knew that before I booked so was prepared to carry my luggage upstairs. The walls are thin and the floorboards in the hallway are creaky - the fellow guests staying when I was there were luckily quiet though so I wasn't disturbed. The staff member who greeted me was what made my stay excellent. She was welcoming, personable and friendly. She gave me great tips on where I could go, what roads to take (and was genuinely concerned about me driving by myself in winter to some of the locations I wanted to visit) and where to eat. I wish I had taken down her name so I could mention her on here. Overall, I would stay here again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My wife and I loved this place. Friendly staff, clean, great breakfast. Saw the northern lights that night. Beautiful horses too!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is right off hwy 1, very convenient. This is more like a bed & breakfast than a hotel. Small rooms, but a relatively large common area. They have a relationship with a restaurant in Hvammstangi that was the best food we had on our trip! Note that the Apple maps app will NOT direct you to the correct location, need to stay on hwy 1, a few km west of turn off to Hvammstangi.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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