Gula Villan Guesthouse

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Brekkugata 8, Akureyri, IS
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Gula Villan Guesthouse is a budget favorite guesthouse in a very favorable location in Akureyri, colloquially known as the capital of North Iceland. Its location a few blocks inland from Eyjafjordur fjord means it's not only perfect for its proximity to bars, restaurants, and scenery, but also as a base for exploring all North Iceland has to offer.

Location & Nearby

Gula Villan Guesthouse is situated in central Akureyri little more than a five-minute walk from SBA Nordurleid bus terminal. Set back just few blocks inland from Eyjafjordur fjord, restaurants and cafés are found just a few blocks away, including favorites Bryggjan (pizzeria) and Strikid (locally-steeped provisions such as reindeer burgers served amid fantastic fjord views). Akureyri Art Museum and Akureyri swimming pool are just 492 yards (450 meters) and 656 yards (600 meters) away, respectively.

In addition to the all the services one might need (supermarkets, gas stations, health centers), Akureyri offers all the cultural, culinary, or retail therapy one might need as well. The Akureyrarkirkja church evokes Reykjavik's iconic Hallgrimskirkja church and boasts impressive panoramic views of the city from the top of its staircase. For art buffs, the Modern Art Museum showcases work by local artists. You can book whale watching tours from here as well – they depart from the Holf Cultural and Conference Centre – just a five-minute walk Gula Villan.

Akureyri is also home to the world's northernmost botanical gardens, which are located close to the aforementioned swimming pool. There's great hiking on offer as well in the nearby Kjarnaskogur and Vaglaskogur woodlands. Jadarsvollur Akureyri Golf Club is 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometers) away. Akureyri Airport is 2.1 miles (3.5 kilometers) from the guest house.

Akureyri delivers on that foodie front as well. Restaurants like Noa Seafood Restaurant (cozy seafood), and Akureyri Fish and Chips (the name says it all) serve up memorable dining experiences in addition to the aforementioned Bryggjan and Strikid. Local beer favorite R5 Micro Bar is a block away.

Outside the city, the slopes at Hlifarfjall ski resort, one of Iceland's two major ski resorts, await just 4.3 miles (seven kilometers) west of Gula Villan. Laufas turf house is 18.5 miles (30 kilometers), while Godafoss waterfall is 21.7 miles (35 kilometers) away. Lake Myvatn is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the property.

Facilities & Amenities

The rooms at Gula Villan Guesthouse Rooms are individually and simply decorated with wooden floors and feature either city or fjord views. Most rooms include a seating area and some feature an in-room coffeemaker. A buffet breakfast is served and guests have access to a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a dining room and communal TV lounge. Outside the home, a furnished terrace with BBQ facilities and a garden are popular social gathering spots. Wi-Fi and hot drinks are free on-site.

Why Choose Gula Villan Guesthouse?

Gula Villan Brekkugata caters to budget travelers looking for a simple but functional roof over their heads in the heart of the action. As many of Akureyri's best restaurants, bars, and cultural institutions are mere steps from this guesthouse's front doors, we'd say it delivers. Book this popular Akureyri address as soon as possible!

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12 m2
2 persons


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