Hotel Mikligardur is a lovely summertime hotel located in Saudarkrokur, North Iceland. The accommodation is perfect for solo travelers and couples exploring this region or embarking on a ring road adventure.
Location & Nearby
Hotel Mikligardur is in downtown Saudarkrokur, a town of just over 2,500 people in North Iceland. This settlement sits on the beautiful, remote fjord of Skagafjordur and has services for travelers such as grocery stores, gas stations, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
Some tour operators work in the area and can take you on local excursions.
Those renting a car can access many northern sites from Hotel Mikligardur. Just ten miles (16.5 kilometers) south is the turf museum of Glaumbaer, where you can learn witness unique Icelandic architecture. The village of Hofsos, which boasts a stunning infinity pool and dramatic cliffs with hexagonal basalt columns, is 22 miles (36 kilometers) away. This settlement is on the Trollaskagi Peninsula, a region renowned for its dramatic coastline, towering mountains, and abundance of Icelandic horses.
The largest town of North Iceland, Akureyri, is 74 miles (119 kilometers) east. Not only is this a fantastic place to explore, with beautiful architectural attractions and a gorgeous harbor, but it is a center of tourism in this region.
From Akureyri, you can take adventures such as whale-watching, horseback riding, dog-sledding, lava caving, and highland hiking. Furthermore, you can take the Diamond Circle sightseeing route from here, which will take you to the historic waterfall of Godafoss, the geothermal Lake Myvatn area, the canyon of Asbyrgi, and Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall.
Hotel Mikligardur is 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) from Iceland's ring road, making it just a short detour for those encircling the country. Those taking a fast-paced circumnavigation can use it as a stopping point between the west and north, while those traveling more slowly can use it as one of several bases as they explore the northern shore.
Reykjavik is 180 miles (291 kilometers) away from the hotel so you can drive between the two within a day.
Facilities and Amenities
Hotel Mikligardur is within a site also designated for student accommodation, open from June to September, with single and double bedrooms. These rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers, desks, and wardrobes, not to mention the beautiful views over either a mountain or the ocean. WiFi is available in the communal areas and accessible in some private rooms, and guests can enjoy the shared TV room.
The style is simple but clean, bright, and welcoming. The staff at the front desk are friendly, knowledgeable about the local area, and can help you book local excursions in the surrounding landscapes.
A breakfast buffet is available each morning, and you can relax in the bar at night. This venue becomes bustling during term time as the local students unwind after their studies. Outdoors is a large garden with patio furniture, perfect for enjoying the endless light of the midnight sun.
Parking is free.
Why Choose Hotel Mikligardur?
Hotel Mikligardur is a beautiful choice of accommodation for summer travelers to North Iceland and ring road adventurers, particularly solo guests and couples. Check availability by choosing a date.