Located in Skinnastadir, Dettifoss Guest house is 16 mi north of Dettifoss Waterfall. It offers simple, modern rooms with shared bathrooms. WiFi and parking are free.

All rooms include a wardrobe, desk and view of the surrounding countryside.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking. Iceland's premier whale watching area, Húsavík, is a 45-minute drive from Guest house Dettifoss.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

Dettifoss Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 4, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Dettifoss Guesthouse

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hello, do you have a hair dryer? Kind regards
    Yes Best regards Olga
    Answered on August 24, 2022
  • Are the guests have access to a washing and drying machine?
    We do not have a washing machine Best regards Olga
    Answered on March 29, 2022

Hosted by Olga Gísladóttir

Host Review Score

Olga Gísladóttir
Dettifoss guesthouse is located in Öxarfjörður. The building is surrounded by trees which makes it a quiet place, rich of bird life.
Hello and thank you for your booking with Dettifoss guesthouse! We are looking forward to your stay! Included in your booking: Free parking Bed linen and towels with all rooms. Shared kitchen, which is well equipped. Shared bathrooms. I recommend that you buy groceries either in Húsavík or in Egilsstaðir before you come here as there are two gas stations here in this area with only the essentials. Please contact us if you have any questions about your stay. Best regards, Olga
It only takes you a short time to get to some of the best places around. It only takes around 5 minutes to drive to Ásbyrgi canyon, which is a home to elfs and hidden people. Absolutely magical place! It takes around 40 minutes drive to go and see Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. You can get to Hljóðaklettar and Vesturdalur in about half an hour. Hljóðaklettar and Vesturdalur is a beautiful rock formation made by the river. Kópasker is a village north of the guesthouse. That's a great place for bird viewers and there are sometimes seals close to the beach or sunbathing on rocks. It takes around 25 minutes to drive there.
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Dettifoss Guesthouse
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules Dettifoss Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


5:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 5 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

4 - 5 years
Crib by request
€ 20 per child, per night
6 years old
Crib by request
€ 20 per child, per night
Extra bed by request
€ 30 per child, per night
7 - 14 years
Extra bed by request
€ 30 per child, per night
15+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 70 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Dettifoss Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

FAQs about Dettifoss Guesthouse

  • The prices at Dettifoss Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Dettifoss Guesthouse is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dettifoss Guesthouse by:

    • Car 3h

  • Dettifoss Guesthouse is 2.3 miles from the center of Skinnastadur.

  • Room options at Dettifoss Guesthouse include:

    • Triple
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Quad

  • Dettifoss Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live sports events (broadcast)