Guesthouse Skálafell

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse with free breakfast and restaurant

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Guesthouse Skálafell

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Property grounds
Family Cottage, Private Bathroom | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Free daily buffet breakfast

Overview of Guesthouse Skálafell

9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Skálafell, Hofn, 0781

Explore the area

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

Room options

Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom

  • 151 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 Queen Bed

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • 172 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Family Cottage, Private Bathroom

  • 387 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in Hofn, Guesthouse Skálafell is in a rural area. Vatnajokull is another place to visit that comes recommended.

What's nearby

  • Vatnajökull National Park - 14 min walk
  • The Thorbergur Center - 19 min drive

About this property

Guesthouse Skálafell

3-star guesthouse near Vatnajokull
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a garden at Guesthouse Skálafell. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and smoke-free premises
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at Guesthouse Skálafell have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Cribs/infant beds and daily housekeeping


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
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Family friendly

  • Crib (surcharge)


  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and 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.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Crib (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • 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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Guesthouse Skálafell pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Guesthouse Skálafell?

As of Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Guesthouse Skálafell on Oct 16, 2023 start from $126.64, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Guesthouse Skálafell?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Guesthouse Skálafell?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Guesthouse Skálafell?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Guesthouse Skálafell located?

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Vatnajokull and within 32 mi (52 km) of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Fjallsárlón.




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful setting. Quaint rooms with necessary amenities.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location. Overall rooms were very nice. We had a group with 2 rooms. One room had a cracked window, the other had a saggy floor in the bathroom (was afraid we'd fall through!). Neither of those things ended up really effecting our stay though. So overall very good.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We were only able to stay for a night as we were doing the ring road tour, but our stay was wonderful - would happily book again. :)
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great scenery
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good location
A good location for the glacier lagoons. Very friendly family run guesthouse with lovely views and nice walks. Superb evening meal which we booked in advance.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Guesthouse Skálafell was a wonderful place to stay! It was a bit remote but worked for us after visiting the glacier lagoon. The land around the guesthouse was absolutely beautiful and there were hiking trails close by. Staff was fantastic and very friendly. We would absolutely return.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor

Roulei, Redwood City

Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful place to stay. Great breakfast
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in May 2023