Litla-Sandfell Guesthouse

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Litla-Sandfell, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
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15:00 / 11:00
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The Litla-Sandfell Guesthouse, a family-run, ranch-style retreat, is nestled in a serene valley 13.6 miles (22 kilometers) from Egilsstadir. This haven of tranquility offers uncomplicated yet charming accommodation in a peaceful valley. If you yearn for a simple, nature-filled escape, this is the place for you.

Location and Nearby

The Litla-Sandfell Guesthouse is strategically situated on a farm near the Skriddalur Valley, a short drive north is Egilsstadir, the largest town in East Iceland. The town offers a variety of dining options and cultural attractions, such as the East Iceland Heritage Museum.

This museum is a unique opportunity to learn about the region’s heritage and lifestyle, including its wild reindeer population. The town also has recreation parks, playgrounds, and a grocery store.

Also nearby is the Hallormsstadhur, 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Litla-Sandfell. Known as the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstadhur boasts many outdoor activities, including hiking trails, fauna and flora exploration, and picnics by Lake Lagarfljot. Check this place out if you want to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.

Located 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) southwest of Hallormsstadhur is Hengifoss, one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls. This Icelandic gem is known for its red striations and the natural beauty surrounding it. To reach the falls, you must embark on a scenic hike for an hour on average through the rugged landscape. On your way, you will also visit the neighboring waterfall of Litlanesfoss.

You can visit yet another majestic waterfall on the other side of the river. Located 17 miles (27.4 kilometers) from Litla-Sandfell is Fardagafoss, just a few minutes away from Egilsstadir. This stunning mid-size waterfall lies in a rugged ravine, making it more majestic and a sight to behold. 

If you need to unwind and relax, the best place to visit is the Vok Baths, 16.7 miles (27 kilometers) from the guesthouse. Located along the banks of Lake Urridavatn, Vok Baths is a geothermal spa that boasts mineral-rich waters and relaxing scenery. They offer sauna sessions, local cuisine, and a terrace where you can unwind. 

Facilities And Amenities

Litla-Sandfell Guesthouse is all about the basics, blending rustic charm and warm Icelandic hospitality.  Since the guesthouse is located in the Skriddalur Valley, guests can enjoy views of the mountains or take a leisurely walk along the grassy trails near the vicinity.

The guesthouse offers four double rooms and two communal bathrooms. The decor has a mix of minimalism and ranch house style, offering a pleasant and homey atmosphere for guests. It also has a cozy lounge area where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a warm nice meal.

The guesthouse provides fresh towels and linens and offers continental breakfast each morning. Visitors can also have free WiFi and free private parking.

Why Choose Litla-Sandfell?

Litla-Sandefell is a place where you can disconnect, yet near places like Egilsstadir, Hengifoss, and Hallormsstadaskogar forest. With its location and services, Litla-Sandfell Guesthouse promises a no-fuss yet comfortable stay where you can enjoy and embrace all the nature surrounding you. Reserve your place now by choosing a date.

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Room types

Double Room with shared bathrooms

2 persons
Bed options


Free parking
Shared bathroom
No smoking
Private parking
Toilet paper

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