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840 Laugarvatn The Golden Circle, Laugarvatn Iceland
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Heradsskolinn is a charming guesthouse located at the historical old school building at Laugarvatn Lake. It is located right at the heart of the Golden Circle nature paradise, with Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geyser close by. Laugarvatn is known for great visibility for northern lights in the wintertime and absolutely amazing nature sites . We offer all types of accommodation, cafe and a restaurant onsite. Right next door you can find the relaxing geothermal spa of Fontana and the great hiking highlands. We look forward to welcome you
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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sjacksonbeckham wrote a review Jul 2022
Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
Beautiful space in a lovely small village by a lake. The guesthouse is full of history and charm without compromising cleanliness or modern amenities. If we had stayed longer, I would have explored the library and curled up on the couch with a book!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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AussiesOnIce wrote a review Jun 2022
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Friendly staff, working hard to meet many guests’ requests. Dinner was great, with vegan and GF catered for. Excellent value overall. Would recommend as a stop to Gullfoss and Geysir. Suits families, solo travellers and those with a relaxed attitude.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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FredHamblen wrote a review Jun 2022
Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Well appointed, with magnificent interior decorating and kind and benevolent staff. This place is beautifully situated and you awake to the birds singing. Spotlessly clean and spacious we were impressed
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Eoghan789 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Lovely quirky guesthouse right next to Laugarvatn Fontana. The blonde girl at reception and for breakfast was particularly nice and friendly. There was good choice for breakfast and the fresh bread was great.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Fiona I wrote a review Jun 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom34 contributions16 helpful votes
We didn’t stay at the hostel, but we were staying nearby and went for dinner one night, and went back the next night after dinner for a drink. Thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The staff were superb, really lovely and welcoming and happy to chat. The food was really tasty and good value, generous portions. The style of food was quite wholesome local food, and although the menu was small, they were careful to have options to suit a range of tastes (vegan, fish, meat). The place was comfortable and the dining room had great views over the lake. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tej S wrote a review Jun 2022
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I learned that the hostel was built from what used to be a school, innovative concept. The dining room and recreational area had a classic vibe with beautiful views of the lake, and the decor (paintings, furniture) antique. Geothermal baths nearby+serious good food are a bonus!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Martha W wrote a review May 2022
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
We enjoyed our stay very much. The Guesthouse is historic, charming, and beautiful updated. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating, we had a delicious dinner and breakfast in the lovely dining room. I wholeheartedly recommend this guesthouse!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Seaside458438 wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed two nights at Héradsskolinn guesthouse. We just loved this cosy former old school with great views and so kind and friendly staff. Dan gave us a lot of great sightseeing tips. Next time we would stay longer. Thank for the wonderful stay :)
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Date of stay: April 2022
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SJB wrote a review Apr 2022
Bedford, United Kingdom6 contributions
We stayed one night at the Guesthouse in a large family room with 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Good dinner and buffet breakfast. A quirky building in a good location, we would stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Liesbet R wrote a review Apr 2022
Dadizele, Belgium1 contribution
Very beautiful guesthouse in the middle of nowhere with a very nice view! We had a very good meal and a very good breakfast at the cosy restaurant! Enjoyed it very much! Would definitely come again and stay longer!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Heradsskolinn Hostel
LOCATION
IcelandSouth RegionLaugarvatn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Héradsskolinn Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Cave People (7.1 km) and Nine Worlds (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Lindin Bistro Cafe, Heradsskolinn Restaurant, and Cozy Cafe in Galleri Laugarvatni.
Is Héradsskolinn Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Laugarvatn.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Héradsskolinn Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Skálholt Cathedral (14.0 km).
Does Héradsskolinn Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Héradsskolinn Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.