Overview of Gauksmýri Lodge

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4.4 / 5Excellent
184 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationIcelandic Seal Center Museum9 min drive
Popular LocationChapel at Groef12 min drive
Popular LocationKolufossar Falls17 min drive
AirportBlonduos (BLO)38 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

    Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

    Family Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 39 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Hvammstangi, Gauksmýri Lodge is in a rural location. Chapel at Groef is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kolufossar Falls and Borgarvirki.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Icelandic Seal Center Museum - 9 min drive
  • Chapel at Groef - 12 min drive
  • Kolufossar Falls - 17 min drive
  • Borgarvirki - 29 min drive
  • Thingeyrar - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Akureyri (AEY) - 153 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Diner with a bar offering barbecue. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on selected days.

About this property

Gauksmýri Lodge

3-star lodge with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a garden and gift shops/newsstands are on-site. All 24 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, showers and free toiletries.
Gauksmýri Lodge offers 24 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily: ISK 1783.98 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Hiking/biking trails
Horse riding/hire

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Free rollaway/extra beds


Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)

Business services

1 meeting room




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Free cots/infant beds
Free rollaway beds


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11:30 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally every year. They will be closed from 16 September until 14 May:
  • Dining venue


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ISK 1783.98 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

My wife and I loved this place. Friendly staff, clean, great breakfast. Saw the northern lights that night. Beautiful horses too!

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Location is right off hwy 1, very convenient. This is more like a bed & breakfast than a hotel. Small rooms, but a relatively large common area. They have a relationship with a restaurant in Hvammstangi that was the best food we had on our trip! Note that the Apple maps app will NOT direct you to the correct location, need to stay on hwy 1, a few km west of turn off to Hvammstangi.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Nice place to see northern lights directly from our room.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019