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Set on a farm next to Lake Mývatn, this guest house offers self-catering rooms and cottages with free WiFi and nature views. The geothermally heated Mývatn Nature Baths are a 10-minute drive away. At Dimmuborgir Guesthouse, all rooms and cottages feature private bathroom facilities. Private full kitchen facilities are provided in the cottages, while guest rooms have access to a shared kitchen. A breakfast buffet featuring local ingredients is served at the main house, and this includes smoked trout made on site. BBQ facilities are also available at Guesthouse Dimmuborgir. The Dimmuborgir volcanic rock formations are 2 km from the guesthouse. The Route 1 Ring Road is a 5-minute drive away. The staff can help with arranging activities with local tour operators.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 1:
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Merel
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Very clean. Even though it is not new everything works and is clean. Very nice bed. Close to nice things to see and beautiful views.
  • Tracey
    Australia Australia
    Staff were so helpful & genuine. The breakfast was great and the home smoked trout was a lovely touch. Beautiful setting on the lake and we had a great view of the crater.
  • Silke
    Germany Germany
    Very very spacious and a lovely location.Very clean.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Helgi Héðinsson

Company review score: 8.7Based on 1,906 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

One of the family.

Property information

Located on the shores of Lake Mývatn, right by Dimmuborgir lava formations and the crater Hverfjall. Established in 2006, the family-run guesthouse provides accommodation in cottages and double rooms with private facilities. All guests at Dimmuborgir Guesthouse have access to cooking facilities and free Wi-Fi connection. From the guesthouse you will have easy access to Lake-Mývatn and multiple hiking routes. The guesthouse has an excellent location for the northern lights and our guests have access to a glass hall, very ideal for relaxing and waiting for the lights. The pond in front of the hall creates very special photo opportunities since it does not completely freeze during winter. Sightseeing tours to lake-Mývatn are offered from the guesthouse. These tours offer a great opportunity to explore the nature and history of this special lake. Truly a birdwatchers must! Additionally you can take a look at a traditional Icelandic smokehouse and try fresh or smoked trout :)

Neighbourhood information

Surrounded by wonders of nature such as Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, Krafla, Hverir. We regularly host the northern lights :)

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Dimmuborgir Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Tour desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Kids' outdoor play equipment
    Safety & security
    • Smoke alarms
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Icelandic

    House rules

    Dimmuborgir Guesthouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 23:30


    From 07:30 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Dimmuborgir Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 06:00.


    Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that daily cleaning is not available but final cleaning is included.

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

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    It is possible to extend your stay at this property at no extra cost for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes, with a maximum limit of 10 extra days.

    FAQs about Dimmuborgir Guesthouse

    • Guests staying at Dimmuborgir Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet

    • Check-in at Dimmuborgir Guesthouse is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at Dimmuborgir Guesthouse include:

      • Double
      • Family
      • Holiday Home

    • The prices at Dimmuborgir Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Dimmuborgir Guesthouse is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Dimmuborgir Guesthouse is 2 miles from the centre of Myvatn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

      • Hiking