Location & Nearby
Located in the town of Saudarkrokur, the Grand-Inn Bar and Bed has the perfect mix of accessibility to remote nature and abundant amenities. Saudarkrokur is the largest and most economically important settlement in the area, with over 2,000 people, and has services such as grocery stores and gas stations.
It is a great place to get to know traditional culture since it is off the usual tourist trails and local history because an instrumental battle during Iceland’s civil war occurred here in 1238.
Furthermore, Saudarkrokur is just seven miles (11 kilometers) from the ski resort of Tindastoll, the largest of its kind in Iceland. Here, you can embark on a wealth of winter sports while surrounded by incredible nature. There are also glacier rivers in the area where you can embark on white-water rafting tours in summer.
The ring road is only 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the guesthouse, meaning those encircling the country at a leisurely pace can detour to Skagafjordur. By doing so, you can explore off-the-beaten-track, remote locations such as the Trollaskagi Peninsula and villages such as Hofsos and Skagastrond.
The Trollaskagi Peninsula has appeal for all kinds of travelers. Animal lovers will love its abundant Icelandic Horses, seals, and perhaps even whales and dolphins out to sea. Its coastal views are some of the most spectacular in the region, and the mountains inland are similarly magnificent.
Hofsos, meanwhile, has a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking a dramatic cliff and hexagonal basalt columns along its shore. Skagastrond sits on the edge of a beautiful nature reserve and has fascinating cultural monuments.
Those eager to go geothermal bathing in nature can do so at the Fosslaug hot spring, 21 miles (34 kilometers) south.
Facilities & Amenities
The Grand-Inn Bar and Bed is located in a renovated two-story house. There are five comfortable, beautifully decorated bedrooms with double/twin beds, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are clean, regularly maintained, and shared between guests.
The welcoming common area has a TV, and you can prepare your meals in a fully-equipped kitchen. Additionally, you’ll find a washer, a dryer, and an ironing board. Guests can also use the picnic area for meals and for seeking out the northern lights if staying here in winter. Furthermore, parking is free.
The inviting bar attached was once part of an old pharmacy. There are few better places to enjoy a drink in the local area.
Why Choose Grand-Inn Bar and Bed?
Whether you are a slow-paced ring road traveler or a skier or river rafter seeking adventure, you will love your stay at the Grand-Inn Bar and Bed in North Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.