A welcoming family-run guesthouse in a renovated barn in the Eastfjords. Accommodation on a traditional working farm, where the livestock consists mostly of horses and sheep. Beautiful hiking paths and horse riding tours with amusing and storytelling guides. Open all year for accommodation, but activities run from May to October.  

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  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Working farm
  • Meals available
  • Cooking facilities

Urðir and Páskahellir cave 12 km
Helgustaðanáma 25 km
Mjóeyri in Eskifjörður 20 km
Neskaupstaður 6 km
Eskifjörður 17 km


Accommodation for up to 23 guests in 2x, 3x or 4x person rooms plus dormitory rooms with 10 made up beds. All rooms have a private bathroom. All guests have access to a seating lounge, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside the guesthouse, there is a large patio with barbeque facilities.


Breakfast is included. Meals for groups are optional if ordered in advance. Restaurants and stores are found in Neskaupsstaður, 6 km from Skorrahestar.

Service and recreation

Skorrahestar offers short riding tours (1-4 hours) and longer trips (1-6 days). Guided hiking tours are also offered if ordered in advance. During summer guests can get to know the farm animals, such as the curious bummer lambs, a friendly dog and a cuddly cat. A swimming pool and hot tubs are not far away and the area also offers a coffee house, trout fishing in Norðfjarðará river, pier angling, bird watching, golf, kayak rental, cruises, museums and of course hiking. Beautiful nature and interesting avalanche defence structures in Nes.

Rustic country charm

This is a grown area, surrounded by majestic mountains and the proximity to the sea and fishing village helps guests create lasting memories. The dangers avalanches pose on the area become tangible as you look at the huge unique defence structures. Trawlers and smaller boats in the harbour, as well as the countryside farms, remind visitors what Icelanders are made from and where they came from.

Hiking and horseback riding

Urðir and Páskahellir cave are popular attractions along the coast. A short hike will take you there.
The Skorrahestar hikes and riding tours are a unique experience according to TripAdvisor reviews. Professional guidance, storytelling and hospitality help make these tours truly memorable.

Spectacular attractions only a stone´s throw away

Within a 2-hour drive from Skorrahestar, you will find: The most beautiful puffin colony in Iceland (Borgarfjörður), Laugafell – Highland Hostel (natural hot pools), Petra’s Stone Collection, Skriðuklaustur farmstead, Hengifoss waterfall, the French houses in Fáskrúðsfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Helgustaðanáma mine, Hallormsstaðaskógur forest and much more.


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