Grasteinn Guesthouse

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Description

Summary

Category
Guesthouse
Location
Holt og Laxárdalur, Þórshöfn, Iceland
Free WIFI
Rated excellent
Check-in & out
15:00 / 11:00
Parking
Parking available

Description

Grasteinn Guesthouse is a magical choice of accommodation with a variety of cottages and rooms in the untouched wilderness of Northeast Iceland. Those looking to get well off the beaten track for an unforgettable escape and those on a slow-paced ring road journey should book their stay now!

Location and Nearby

Grasteinn Guesthouse has a remote, desirable location in a far-flung corner of northeast Iceland, nine miles (15 kilometers) from the village of Thorshofn. Though small, this settlement of just over 300 people has services for travelers such as gas stations and grocery stores. It also has a domestic airport connecting it with Reykjavik and other parts of the country.

The main advantage of staying at Grasteinn Guesthouse is how far it is from the major tourist trail. Most travelers embarking on a ring road journey entirely skip this region as they travel between the east and north despite its incredible beauty. The fjords are spectacular, with towering mountains and sparkling waters, and are home to an abundance of wildlife. In summer, you may even see great whales and puffins on your exploration.

Despite its remoteness, there are still popular attractions within easy driving distance. The Arctic Henge, a spectacular monument inspired by the Old Norse beliefs and constructions such as Stonehenge, can be found 37 miles (60 kilometers) from the guesthouse. Meanwhile, the incredible horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi is 47 miles (75 kilometers) away, where you can embark on some of the country’s best hiking trails.

The most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss, can be reached by driving 60 miles (97 kilometers). This site is surrounded by lava landscapes and is close to other waterfalls such as Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss.

All of these are sites in north Iceland, but the fjords of the east are similarly accessible. The closest of these, Vopnafjordur, is 49 miles (79 kilometers) away. You can then continue along a stunning coastal route from here, reaching sites such as Borgarfjordur Eystri, Hengifoss waterfall, and Lake Lagarfljot.

Facilities and Amenities

There are many different lodgings at Grasteinn Guesthouse, appealing to all manner of travelers. Hornaholl and Litlabrekka are two cottages for up to three that cover 296 square feet (25 square meters) each, both of which have a double bed and an upper bunk. They also have kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and small patios.

Hlada, Loftid, and Fjosid are three double rooms with seating areas and private bathrooms, although Loftid’s are on the ground floor. Fjosid is the largest and has a bath as well as a shower. Skemman, meanwhile, is a 538 square feet (50 square meters) private apartment with a fully furnished kitchen and beds for up to five, making it perfect for families.

All guests are welcome to breakfast and complimentary tea and coffee. There is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink each evening and a front desk to organize local activities. Free Wifi is available in every room.

Why Choose Grasteinn Guesthouse?

Grasteinn Guesthouse is a fantastic place to stay for travelers seeking a remote escape in northeast Iceland, particularly for slow-paced ring road travelers. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Room types

Hornahóll

Room size
25 m2
Accommodates
3 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available

Litla Brekka

Room size
25 m2
Accommodates
3 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available

Fjósið

Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available
Wi-Fi
Free

Hlaða

Room size
16 m2
Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available

Loft

Room size
20 m2
Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available

Skemman

Room size
50 m2
Accommodates
5 persons
Bathroom
Private
Breakfast
Available

Map

Attractions nearby

Facilities

Free WIFI
Free parking
Private bathroom
BBQ facilities
DVD player
Bar
Breakfast
Terrace
Socket near the bed
Toilet paper
Free toiletries
Smoke Alarm
Outdoor furniture
Clothes Rack
Wake-up service
No smoking
Pets allowed
Beach
Luggage storage
Private check-in/check-out
In-room breakfast
Ironing service
Private beach
Bathroom
Wooden floors
Board games and puzzles
Laundry service (surcharge)
Books
Towels
Garden
Horse riding (surcharge)
Fishing (surcharge)
Hair dryer
Heating
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Fire extinguisher
Dining Area
Shared lounge/ TV area

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