Fljótsbakki Farm Hotel

Fljótsbakki Farm Hotel

A family-run country hotel in a renovated cowshed. Here you can enjoy North Iceland in a cosy and comfortable atmosphere in close proximity to the best things the region has to offer. The hotel is located between Akureyri, Mývatn and Húsavík only 3 minutes away from the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall. From here you also have good access to Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall and more natural attractions in the Icelandic Highlands. Fljótsbakki is a working farm with sheep, calves, hens, cats, dogs and various birds. Here you also have access to a football golf course. Open all year

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  • Private bathroom
  • Working farm
  • Meals on request
  • Northern lights service

In the area

Goðafoss 3 km

Mývatn 40 km

Aldeyjarfoss 43 km

Húsavík 45 km

Akureyri 50 km


12 double/twin rooms in a renovated cowshed. In designing the rooms, the focus was put on the characteristics and colours of the cowshed where concrete floors and rugged natural materials shine alongside some soft wood. The rooms are bright and spacious with a private bathroom. Each room has a new quality bed, a table and chairs. Cribs are available free and upon request. 


Breakfast is included and dinner is available if booked in advance (with at least one day notice). Also restaurants at Fosshóll (3 km) and Dalakofinn (16 km). Supermarkets can be found in Akureyri and Húsavík (45 km).

Service and recreation

Fljótsbakki is located on the grassy bank of Skjálfandafljót River in a peaceful environment. During your stay, you have the opportunity to get to know life on an Icelandic farm, enjoy the company of farm animals or follow them from a distance. Fljótsbakki is also a great location for spotting the Northern Lights because of the vastness of the area and lack of lights pollution. 

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northen Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights. We offer an optional wake-up call if Northern Lights are spotted in the sky. Our guests can also enjoy hot chocolate and tea while waiting for the lights.

Unique nature

Goðafoss Waterfall is a gorgeous and historic waterfall in the Skjálfandafljót Waterfall, only 3 km from Fljótsbakki. A legend connects the waterfall to the introduction of Christianity in Iceland in the year 1000. Goðafoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and is visited by many who enjoy its beauty and the unique nature in the area. 

One of a kind experience

In Fljótsbakki you can experience absolute stillness because the farm is quite isolated from the nearby traffic. 

Hosts:  Emil and Mæja


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