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Skálatjörn Guesthouse

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Overview of Skálatjörn Guesthouse

Skálatjörn Guesthouse

3.0 star property
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
Skálatjörn, Selfoss, 0801

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTre Og List7 min drive
  • Popular LocationUrridafoss Waterfall18 min drive
  • Popular LocationTurf House20 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Selfoss, Skálatjörn Guesthouse is in a rural area and on the riverwalk. Turf House and Knarraros Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Urridafoss Waterfall and Caves of Hella.

What's nearby

  • Tre Og List - 7 min drive
  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 18 min drive
  • Turf House - 20 min drive
  • Knarraros Lighthouse - 23 min drive
  • Veiðisafnið - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF) - 100 min drive


  • Café María - 20 min drive
  • Bookkaffi - 12 min drive
  • Kaffi Vöðlakot - 19 min drive

About this property

Skálatjörn Guesthouse

3-star guesthouse by the river
Skálatjörn Guesthouse provides amenities like a terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Skálatjörn Guesthouse include comforts such as premium bedding and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Separate sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, and heating


English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
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

Family friendly

  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • No housekeeping


  • Garden
  • On the bay
  • 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 (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Heating
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 5 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 8 and November 17.

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 2 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for ISK 2000.0 per stay

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: ISK 2000.0 per stay

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Skálatjörn Guesthouse Selfoss
Skálatjörn Selfoss
Skálatjörn Guesthouse Selfoss
Skálatjörn Guesthouse Guesthouse
Skálatjörn Guesthouse Guesthouse Selfoss

Frequently asked questions

Is Skálatjörn Guesthouse pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Skálatjörn Guesthouse?

As of Jun 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Skálatjörn Guesthouse on Jun 16, 2023 start from $175.84, 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 Skálatjörn Guesthouse?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Skálatjörn Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 5 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Skálatjörn Guesthouse?

Check-out is at 11:30 AM.

Where is Skálatjörn Guesthouse located?

Situated on the riverwalk, this guesthouse is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Tre Og List and within 9 mi (15 km) of Urridafoss Waterfall and Turf House. Knarraros Lighthouse and Veiðisafnið are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Helena, as the owner, wonderful. She did a tour of her goats (and the kids were so cute). The room was great, including the bathroom.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Soutsakhone, Alexandria

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is ok, not as impressive as we want but it served the purpose. We booked the property at the last minute and need some place to stay and cook the food ourselves. The room has very thing we need, a mini electronic cooktop, pots, and pans. Though, the road to get into the property was very rough. We came from Vik and were driving on route 1 and made exit and that was when we found out that the gravel road was difficult to drive. Other than that, every was okay.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location and the room looked brand new!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here for 4 nights while visiting Iceland. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. It was convenient to Selfoss and easy to get to. The guesthouse is about 100 meters from where the owners stay. Need to pick up the key there. The goats and cat are cute.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed staying in a studio apartment. It was well stocked with kitchen supplies for simple meals. We didnt get to see any animals but we did arrive later in the v evening and left in the early AM. Great place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lovely property. Wonderful and cozy stay!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The accommodations were very clean and kitchen was very well stocked. Helena was very kind showing our group to our room. Definitely a unique experience and best place we stayed at during trip to Iceland, would come back here again in the future.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved the beds and shower! We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Helena was a great host who let us spend some time with the goats. Her home is very spacious and has a nice “comfty” feeling to it.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a beautiful property on a farm that raises goats. The room was clean with a fully stocked kitchen, bathroom, and a very comfortable bed. Great view of the countryside out of our window. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Nice Bathroom
Star Rating
Skálatjörn, Selfoss