The Elda Guesthouse is an excellently positioned bed and breakfast in the village of Reykjahlid on Lake Myvatn's shore. Those immersing themselves in the spectacular landscapes of North Iceland should not hesitate to book their stay in this affordable choice of accommodation.
Location & Nearby
The Elda Guesthouse is immersed in the Lake Myvatn area, a beautiful part of North Iceland with countless attractions. Reykjahlid, the village it sits in, is small but has basic amenities, with grocery stores, a gas station, a cafe, and a restaurant.
The lakes of Myvatn are less than a minute away on foot, where you can marvel over birdlife in summer and dramatic ice formations throughout winter. You'll discover strange and stunning lava formations such as basalt columns and mossy pseudocraters throughout the year. Just over two miles (four kilometers) away, you'll find the Myvatn Geothermal Area, one of the region's most luxurious geothermal spas.
The Dimmuborgir lava fortress is similarly close. This is a geological marvel and is steeped in culture. It's said to be home to the Yule Lads, the Christmas Trolls, and their child-eating ogress mother. Furthermore, Dimmuborgir and its hidden, hot spring cave of Grjotagja were featured in the early seasons of the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Three miles (five kilometers) from Elda Guesthouse, you'll find the Namaskard Pass, a geothermal area with hissing fumaroles and barren expanses.
Though the Lake Myvatn Area incorporates all these sites, it is just one point on the Diamond Circle sightseeing route, the most popular tourist trail in the region. The waterfall of Godafoss is 30.5 miles (49 kilometers) from the hotel, where you can marvel over its mesmerizing power and learn about the fascinating historical events that occurred in its cascade.
Meanwhile, a town regarded as one of the leading whale-watching ports of the world, Husavik, is 34 miles (55 kilometers) north. While here, you can also indulge in a trip in a naturally heated saltwater spa, the GeoSea Baths.
The furthest destinations of this route are the Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and Asybyrgi, an enormous horseshoe-shaped canyon, which are 43 miles (69 kilometers) and 50.5 miles (81 kilometers) away. The capital of Iceland, where you can stock up on all necessary amenities, is 52 miles (84 kilometers) west.
Facilities & Amenities
Elda Guesthouse offers twin and triple rooms with water basins, desks, and free WiFi, and all rooms share regularly maintained bathrooms with showers and toiletries. Guests can use the fully-furnished communal kitchen and the comfortable television room.
Alternatively, you could book the apartment at Elda Guesthouse, which has private facilities and can sleep up to five over two double bedrooms and a sofa bed. All choices of accommodation are furnished simply and brightly.
There is a pleasant garden on-site, perfect for picnics in summer and northern lights hunting in winter.
Breakfast and parking are complimentary.
Why Choose Elda Guesthouse?
Elda Guesthouse should be considered by any travelers immersing themselves in the landscapes of North Iceland, particularly those on a budget. Check availability by choosing a date.