Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse is a spectacular escape on the fjord of Eyjafjordur in north Iceland. Travellers looking for a bright, cosy, affordable place to stay within easy driving distance of the region’s most spectacular sites won’t want to miss out on this lovely accommodation, particularly considering it has a hot tub.
Location & Nearby
Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse is located between the capital of the North, Akureyri, and the coastal villages of Hauganes and Arskogssandur. The former is packed with attractions, such as the world’s northernmost botanical gardens, and is a centre of tourism for the region; it is only 25 minutes’ drive south. The latter, meanwhile, are little-known but boast unbelievable views, and Arskogssandur is home to the unusual Beer Spa. They are just 15 minutes away.
At all of these settlements, you can find groceries and other amenities, but as Akureyri is much larger, you will find more selection here. The area immediately around the guesthouse is rural and picturesque, with uninterrupted views over the mountains and ocean.
In terms of natural attractions, the Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse is a great spot from which to explore the sites of north Iceland’s Diamond Circle. In an hour and a half, for example, it is possible to reach both Lake Myvatn, a dramatic place of geothermal and geological wonder, and Husavik, one of Europe’s best whale-watching locations.
Facilities & Amenities
The rooms of the Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse are decorated with bright, bold, primary colours, providing a wonderful, welcoming air. The majority are for two guests, though the Red Room can accommodate up to four. All have wide windows overlooking either the sea or mountains and access to fast Wifi.
Alternatively, guests looking for a unique experience can book a large van with a double bed, allowing them to connect even closer to nature.
The kitchen and bathroom facilities at the guesthouse are shared, but excellently equipped and regularly maintained.
Adding to the experience of those staying here are the geothermal hot tub on-site, the small gallery of Icelandic art, and a restaurant where a continental breakfast is served each morning. Furthermore, it is possible to book a 90-minute elf-tour from the front desk to learn about Iceland’s mysterious Hidden People.
Why Choose Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse?
The Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse should be a top consideration for travellers to north Iceland looking for something off the beaten track that is both affordable yet welcoming. Check availability now.