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Karuna Guesthouse

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Free parking

Description

Details

Category
1 Star Hotel
Location
Litla Grof, Saudarkrokur, Iceland
Free WIFI
Rated excellent
Check-in & out
16:00 / 12:00
Parking
Free parking

Description

Karuna Guesthouse is a fantastic place to stay in rural North Iceland, boasting a hot tub. With rooms for different budget levels and a remote, beautiful location, those exploring the Ring Road or heading north should book while availability lasts.

Location and Nearby

Karuna Guesthouse is nestled in the mountainous, rural landscapes of North Iceland. Most notably, it is just two miles (three kilometers) north of the Glaumbaer turf farm and museum, one of the few examples of authentic turf architecture left in the country. Most of these buildings were lost with the onset of industrialization, so Glaumbaer is a must-see for travelers who love history.

Though immersed in the countryside, the Karuna Guesthouse is close to the town of Saudarkrokur, where you can access shops, restaurants, post offices, gas stations, and other services. They are seven miles (14 kilometers) apart. This settlement is historical, traditional, and authentic, and its main attraction is the geothermal pool that was mentioned in Grettis Saga, one of Iceland’s oldest works of literature.

For a geothermal bathing experience, you should head to Hofsos, a village with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, which is just 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the accommodation. This settlement also has cliffs with hexagonal basalt columns, making them fascinating to geology enthusiasts.

Karuna Guesthouse is also a great place to stay for Ring Road travelers, as Route 1 is only seven miles (11 kilometers) away. It is well-positioned between the main attractions of the west and the north, allowing you to spend an entire day in each region without spending too long on the road. It is also within driving distance of the Westfjords, making it a good pitstop before entering this vast, primordial region.

The largest major settlement in North Iceland, Akureyri, is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the east. Those looking for a greater variety of shops and restaurants than you can find at Saudarkrokur should head here. Many tour operators in the regions also start their excursions from this town, allowing you to embark on a range of adventures such as whale watching, horseback riding, and river rafting.

Facilities and Amenities

Karuna Guesthouse has twin and double bedrooms with shared bathrooms and twin, double, triple, quadruple, and five-person rooms with private facilities. Toiletries are complimentary. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen television, linens, and towels, and the furnishings are clean and welcoming. Free WiFi is available in every unit, and all traveling groups have access to a parking space.

Many rooms also have views over the beautiful surroundings.

In terms of communal amenities, the most appealing feature of Karuna Guesthouse is the outdoor geothermal hot tub on the sun terrace. Here, you can bathe under the midnight sun in summer and look out for the northern lights in winter.

Why Choose Karuna Guesthouse?

Karuna Guesthouse should be a top choice of accommodation for Ring Road travelers and those exploring the north in-depth, appealing to those of different group sizes and budgets. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Room Types

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
Twin
Double Room (bed size 140 cm)
Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
Double
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Accommodates
3 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
Double, Single
Family Room with Private Bathroom
Accommodates
5 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
2x Twin
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
Accommodates
2 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
Twin
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
Accommodates
4 persons
Bathroom
Private
Wifi
Free
Bed options
2x Twin

Amenities

Free WIFI
Free parking
Private bathroom
Free tea/coffee/cocoa
Shared bathroom
Patio / terrace
Hot tub/jacuzzi
Toiletries
Shower
Children friendly
Hair dryer
Tour desk
Hot Tub
River view
Picnic area

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