North Iceland: Places to Stay

North Iceland: Places to Stay

20.06.2018 | Camille Beuvard

North Iceland is home to plenty of popular natural wonders and offers nearly limitless possibilities of adventures. In order to discover North Iceland at the fullest and have time to feel its peculiar atmosphere of beauty and tranquillity, we recommend spending a few nights in the region. From picturesque fishing towns to the Lake Mývatn area, your bucket list in the region is long. Count on us to provide you with our best recommendations.

With over 180 carefully selected accommodations around the country each with a unique experience to offer, we at Hey Iceland want to help you find the perfect place to stay during your time in Iceland. In North Iceland, we offer cosy bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, hotels and charming farm cottages, where you can get a first-hand experience at Icelandic farming. Staying in a Hey Iceland accommodation is a unique experience that allows you to discover the real Iceland in its rugged beauty. Our hosts will take good care of you and make you feel right at home!


Restaurant at Gauksmyri, North West Iceland

At the heart of the Húnaþing region in Northwest Iceland, conveniently located mid-way between Reykjavík and Akureyri, Gauksmýri horse farm invites you to experience the real countryside. The lodge can host up to 55 people, in a selection of rooms with either private or shared facilities. Having a long history of horse breeding, Gauksmýri offers a top-notch range of horse shows, and riding tours for beginners as well as for experienced riders, all in the purest landscapes. You are welcome to take part to the farm activities if you feel like it!

Sölvanes Farm Holiday

Sölvanes Farm Holiday, North West Iceland

Sölvanes is an authentic farm stay that will make you feel instantly at home. Located at the foot of the mighty Mount Mælifellshnjúkur, which is visible from afar, Sölvanes is a convenient base for those who wish to go river rafting, horseback riding or hiking. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the varied landscape and good walking trails starting from the guesthouse. Guests are welcome to visit the sheep barn to pet the animals, participate to various farming activities, and can join the hosts for a family style dinner.


Ytri Vik in North Iceland

Ytri-Vík provides accommodation in a summer cottage, or in a two-storey stone house that used to be the farmers’ main living quarters, located some 27 kilometers from Akureyri, the Capital of the North. The scenic view over the sea, sometimes even whales blows, and serene atmosphere make for a pure bliss. Guests are free to use the outdoor hot tub offering an infinite view over the Greenland Sea, or join activities nearby such as whale watching, sea angling, horseback riding. Hikers are not left behind as the area abounds with easy to moderate routes.


Skjaldarvík guesthouse, North Iceland

Skjaldarvík is a family business and a welcoming guesthouse located in Eyjafjörður region. Staying at this rural, pleasantly remote area, it's easy to forget that lively Akureyri town is only 5 minutes away. The guesthouse has 28 comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms with shared facilities, and an outdoor hot tub right by the fjord that will make you want to bathe more than once. Skjaldarvík operates an exciting range of activities for families and adventure seekers, from horseback riding tours to buggy tours, for a unique way to explore the surroundings, both along the coast and inland.

Einishús Cottages

Einishus cottages, North East Iceland

Einishús Cottages are new fully equipped modern farmhouse cottages, located in Þingeyjarsveit region in Northeast Iceland, in a quiet and tranquil farming area. The large bay windows bathe the rooms in natural light, providing a magical view over the mountains in every season, and the ideal settings for northern lights sighting in wintertime. The private outdoor hot tub is well appreciated at the end of a packed day of sightseeing around Lake Mývatn, Ásbyrgi, Dettifoss, Goðafoss or Husavík.


Vogafjós cottages, North East Iceland

Vogafjós is a welcoming farm resort located in Vogar by Lake Mývatn, close to Reykjahlíð, making it the ideal stop to explore the area’s natural wonders, from geothermal springs to waterfalls. Also within easy reach of activities such as dog sledding, ice caving, etc. In the 26 en-suite rooms, everything is designed to make you feel good and relaxed during your stay. The café/restaurant is an extension of the cowshed showcasing the best of Icelandic cuisine, with a focus on local ingredients. Nothing can’t beat the homemade ice cream!

Langavatn and Klambrasel

Klambrasel cottages, North East Iceland

Langavatn is a family-run farm holiday in Þingeyjarsveit region in Northeast Iceland, consisting of a guesthouse and an extra apartment in Klambrasel where the family also runs a working farm with 300 sheep. A peaceful location surrounded by mountains and lakes where one can breathe the tranquillity of the Icelandic countryside, while being just a stone's throw away from the area’s popular places of interest. Hiking, whale watching, bird watching, trout fishing, horseback riding, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Northern Lights in Brekka, North Iceland

Brekka is a guesthouse consisting of 41 rooms and cabins with kitchen and shared facilities, located in Þingeyjarsveit region, between Húsavík and Lake Mývatn. The farm lies by Láxa river, one of Iceland’s rivers that has the most salmons coming up there, also a place of natural beauty that calls for relaxation. Staying at Brekka, you will find places to explore in every direction, with many of North Iceland’s most renowned attractions in the vicinity. The on-site restaurant menu is the best reward after a day exploring the area.

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