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Lundur, Kopasker, IS
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In one of the most northern parts of Iceland sits Dettifoss Guesthouse, a lovely budget choice loved by solo travelers, couples, and families alike. Once a former school dorm, it is now a comfortable value-for-money guesthouse surrounded by a beautiful landscape. It’s a fantastic option to immerse yourself in nature, especially the waterfall of the same name – Europe’s most powerful - which awaits just 19 miles (30.7 kilometers) south of your bed.

Location & Nearby

Dettifoss Guesthouse boasts a serene setting in Skinnastadir, North Iceland. Obviously, the famed Dettifoss waterfall is the main draw, but look a little closer, and you will discover several other lesser-known waterfalls and natural attractions in the area. Vatnajokull National Park sits at the guesthouse’s doorstep. It offers countless opportunities for adventure. The closest part of the Asbyrgi scenic area is only 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) away. You can choose from long or short hikes as part of a beautiful canyon in Vatnajokull National Park. Even without hiking, the lake, cliff, and forest views are awe-inspiring. A bit further south, the hiking and exploration opportunities continue. The Hljodaklettar rock formations are only 13.6 miles (22 kilometers) drive from Dettifoss Guesthouse. Particularly unique is the Lava Church nature preserve; red sand formations are another feature of the landscape in this area. Continuing further south is a series of pristine waterfalls conveniently connected by hiking trails. At the north end is the little-known but incredibly stunning Rettarfoss waterfall. Next is Hafragilsfoss waterfall with its spectacular 89 foot (27 meters) drop and observation deck. On the way down to the famous Dettifoss waterfall, check out Selfoss waterfall. It is a picturesque and wide-spanning waterfall. If you prefer, you can drive between them as well. From Dettifoss, it is around 19 miles (30 kilometers) back to the guest house. A beautiful coastal area lies 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Dettifoss Guesthouse. Start at Jokulsargljufur Bay wildlife area. Then head up to Oxarfjordur beach point of view for stunning vistas. Finally, check out Tjornes Lighthouse and Breidavik black pebble beach before driving back to the accommodation. Dettifoss Guesthouse is about a 37-mile (60-kilometer) detour from the closest point on the Ring Road. At 28 miles (46 kilometers) from Husavík Airport, the guest house offers both abundant nature exploration opportunities and accessibility.

Facilities & Amenities

Choose from a single, twin, triple, or quadruple room with a shared bathroom. Towels are provided, and the bathrooms have heated floors. The closest restaurant is about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the accommodation, so guests will enjoy using the fully-equipped kitchen. Come prepared with food, and you will have everything you need to whip up delicious meals. The shared kitchen and lounge areas make this a great place to meet other travelers and exchange stories. Live sports events are broadcast, and free WI-FI and parking are available. Families are well-looked-after with the kids’ playground and quadruple rooms on offer. There is also a nearby golf course.

Why Choose Dettifoss Guesthouse?

Highly rated on all fronts, Dettifoss Guesthouse is a clean and comfortable value-for-money option. This basic accommodation is surrounded by idyllic countryside and is ideal for those who like a hotel-style atmosphere with a private room. Enjoy easy access to Dettifoss waterfall and many other natural wonders in Vatnajokull National Park. Check prices and availability for Dettifoss Guesthouse and book your trip today.

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Room Types

Standard Single Room
1 person
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Standard Twin Room
2 persons
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Shared kitchen facilities
Shared bathroom
No smoking
Pets allowed
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms

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