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 8.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
4 twin beds
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Skinnastadur
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sandra
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location near the national park. Place was very clean and comfortable. Would love to stay there again.
  • Arantza
    Spain Spain
    Everything was perfect. Beds were so comfy. Bathrooms very clean. The kitchen, backyard and dinning room were amazing spaces. There is free parking
  • Vadim
    Canada Canada
    Amazing place: clean, very well equipped kitchen, dining are with everything you need, patio, brand-new washrooms and showers - highly recommended!!!

Managed by Olga Gísladóttir

Company review score: 8.3Based on 519 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

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

Property info

Dettifoss guesthouse is located in Öxarfjörður. The building is surrounded by trees which makes it a quiet place, rich of bird life.

Neighborhood info

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


Area info

Amenities of Dettifoss Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linens
  • View
  • 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 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!


From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 5:30 AM to 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 will be charged as 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 upon request
€ 20 per child, per night
6 years old
Crib upon request
€ 20 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
7 - 14 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
15+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 70 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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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
Must-know information for guests at this property

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 06:00:00.

FAQs about Dettifoss Guesthouse

  • Room options at Dettifoss Guesthouse include:

    • Triple
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Quad

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

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

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

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

  • Dettifoss Guesthouse is 2.3 miles from the center of Skinnastadur. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.