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This property is near Akranes Harbour and 1.3 km from Akranes Museum Centre. It offers a pretty, hedged garden and a large, furnished terrace. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Superb host who is keen to share the attractions, very helpful with any enquiry and easy going. We also love the homely feeling, full set of kitchenware including oven, stove, coffee machine, sauces and spices... also the house is super clean! Definitely happy to be back again.
Set a 5-minute walk from Langisandur Beach in central Akranes, Akra Guesthouse offers basic rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Akranes Swimming Pool is 700 metres away. The property was very clean and the owners very nice and welcoming. Breakfast was really great.
Located in Akranes, Móar Cottage features accommodation with a garden, free WiFi, a shared kitchen, and a shared lounge. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Perfect place to relax and close enough to see the best ever fireworks we’ve ever seen at New Year in Akranes.A solid hour all done by the locals. We did manage to see Northern Lights but bit blurry . Cottage lovely and warm and had everything needed to eat in. Lovely genuine owner with lots of advice on Iceland. Thank you
Bard Cottage is situated in Akranes. It has mountain views and free WiFi. The holiday home includes 2 bedrooms and a living room with a flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray player and a DVD player. The house is beautifully located in the woods. The cottage is clean and cozy and the view is great.
Akranes Rooms is located in Akranes, West Iceland, 42 km from Reykjavík. Free private parking is available on site. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Rooms come with a shared bathroom. Pauline is a very nice and communicative person. She even let us take her dog for a walk. The beds are very comfortable. The price is unbeatable for Iceland.
Situated in the western Iceland town of Akranes, this guesthouse is less than 40 minutes' drive from central Reykjavik. Cosy rooms, well stuffed kitchen (free to use), lovely common rooms. We used the tandem bicycles of the guesthouse. It was fun cruising around the city!
Situated next to Iceland’s Ring Road, Laxarbakki offers apartments with free WiFi access and a furnished terrace with views of River Laxá. Akranes town centre is 12 km away. Clean and cosy. We have enjoyed the Northern Lights directly from our bed.
Boasting a garden and a terrace, Reykjavik 116, Jörfagrund 19 offers accommodation in Kjalarnes with free WiFi and mountain views. Everything was perfect... I recommend it for both families and friends.. I hope to book this cottage next time... Big thanks to Mrs Ally. 🌹
Located in the countryside, 30 km from central Reykjavik, Kidafell offers rooms with a seating area and wardrobe. Icelandic horses can be rented on site. Our hosts were delightful. Sigga was very sweet and prepared a breakfast that was superb. We arrived late and lingered there the next day, and were accommodated in every instance. Thor took the girls out on the horses for a wonderful ride. The house is beautiful, and we slept well.
Offering unique guest rooms in refurbished busses, Esjan offers accommodation in Kjalarnes, 21 km from Reykjavík. Free private parking is available on site. Our stay at Esjan was the best night of our trip! Linda was so friendly and welcoming, and the bus was fantastically cosy. The kitchen had everything you could need, and there was plenty of storage nooks if you were staying more than one night. We would thoroughly recommend staying here!
Wonderful little town with beautiful lighthouse - the best views of the Northern Lights we saw in Iceland. Gamla Kaupfélagið restaurant does the best lobster soup and lamb we have ever tasted and the people in Akranes were so helpful and friendly. Lots of supermarkets and fuel stations for travellers to stock up too.
Akranes was en route for us - Its not exactly a tourist venue but we stayed here on the way north and again on the way back, its a handy stop. Check out the lighthouse - it is a working lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper doubles it up as a gallery and also has occasional music events. Good views from the top. Also interesting pics the wreck of a herring boat can be taken in the boatyard close to the Tiegur guesthouse.
This is the Iceland we fell in love with six years ago: a real Icelandic town out of the global mishmash of the city, yet very civilized: a place where teen age girls skip into the Sunday Matinee with their mothers, where the houses are sturdy and made of concrete, the people friendly but observant, and the welcome is real. And all so close to Reykjavik! If you love Isafjordür, and I do, or Egilstadir or Höfn, then don't skip Akranes. It's one of the best.
Akranes is a small town north of Reykjavik. 1 night spend there is more than enough - as on a clear night the lighthoue is a great place to spot the northern lights! Otherwise, unfortunately - not much to do...
Akranes is a town of 6000 people and probably isn't the first choice when there are so many sights jostling for your attention. However, you will need a place to stay and Akranes offers more affordable options than the reason. With just 6000 people, food selections are limited and your best choice would be to get something from the supermarket, then cook. You can try cooking svid (sheep head) or the safer stuff like salmon if you can get them fresh and even whale, if you know where to get them (there's this small supermarket that closes really early). You should get a car to get to Akranes and to get around Akranes. Fill up the petrol with a petrol card so that petrol is slightly cheaper. You can use Akranes as a base to escape the Reykjavik traffic and parking
Akranes has a lighthouse and when we visited, there was an exhibition of photographs of lighthouses within the lighthouse. There was no admission fee and one can climb to the top to take a look of the area. As Akranes is off the main ring road, the accommodation choices here are likely cheaper than places as Borgarnes. We also compared the routes taking the tunnel for 1000isk vs spending an extra 50mins on the road. The additional distance will take an amount of petrol slightly less than the toll depending on the car, but you will have a great view of the detour, so it depends on the time you have. As always, one should always get a car when travelling around Iceland.
9.9 Exceptional 235 reviews
Simply a super clean and nice place to rest and reenergize yourself after a long day. Don't forget to check out the Akranes light house close by which gives you awesome views especially at sunset. The place was super comfy and taking a hot shower that is supplied by the hot springs close by was pretty interesting! One of our favorite places to stay during our 1 week in Iceland.
9.0 Superb 24 reviews
Perfect place to relax and close enough to see the best ever fireworks we’ve ever seen at New Year in Akranes.A solid hour all done by the locals. We did manage to see Northern Lights but bit blurry . Cottage lovely and warm and had everything needed to eat in. Lovely genuine owner with lots of advice on Iceland. Thank you
7.6 Good 84 reviews
This is a hostel. We stayed in the family room which was very comfortable. It's no frills and quite basic but exactly what we needed for our last night in Iceland. The local pool is fantastic, and there is a nice bakery in town,but Akranes is nothing to write home about.
8.7 Fabulous 229 reviews
Pauline is a very nice and communicative person. She even let us take her dog for a walk. The beds are very comfortable. The price is unbeatable for Iceland.
8.4 Very good 71 reviews
Cheapest guesthouse of our trip in Iceland. Good position waiting for northern light. Dark and far from city lights
9.1 Superb 408 reviews
The staff were friendly, the rooms clean and large. Our favorite place we stayed in Iceland!
8.7 Fabulous 318 reviews
The room was very cosy, good information about Iceland available, good kitchen facilities
8.2 Very good 210 reviews
Comfotable, close to everything in Akranes. Everything ok.