Héradsskólinn Historic Guesthouse
Héradsskóli, 840 Laugarvatn, Iceland – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 892 reviews)
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You're eligible for a Genius discount at Héradsskólinn Historic Guesthouse! To save at this property, all you have to do is sign in.Located within the famous Golden Circle sightseeing trail, Héradsskólinn Historic Guest house overlooks Lake Laugarvatn, Hekla Volcano and the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. A bistro, café, bar and tour desk are found on site. WiFi is free.
Set in a 1920s former school building, Héradsskolinn offers both private rooms and dorms. All rooms feature bright décor, lake- or mountain views and access to a pool table and TV lounge. Guests can choose between rooms with private or shared bathrooms.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Héradsskolinn’s bistro. Guests can enjoy a drink in the bar or relax in the library. A children’s playroom is also found on site.
Thingvellir National Park and the famous Geysir Hot Spring are within 16 mi. Gullfoss Waterfall is 24 mi away. Laugarvatn Geothermal Bath is right next to the guest house.
Popular area activities include hiking in the Highlands and fishing in Lake Laugarvatn.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.Héradsskólinn Historic Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 21, 2013
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- Do you offer luggage storage?YesAnswered on 6 October 2019
- Are sheets and towels included?YesAnswered on 6 October 2019
- Is it possible to take public transport from your hotel to the airport?Hello, during the summer time it is easy to get around with public transportation such as ioyo.is but during low season the public transportation from..Answered on 16 March 2020
- Hi is it possible to check in after 9pm? And also is there any good options available after this time thanksHello, You can check in after 9 PM.Answered on 9 August 2022
- Do you have washing machine facility available?Not available.Answered on 16 July 2022
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- AmbienceFamily-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
- Dietary optionsVegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
- Toilet paper
- Picnic area
- Water parkAdditional chargeOff-site
- SnorkelingAdditional chargeOff-site
- Horseback ridingAdditional chargeOff-site
- DivingAdditional chargeOff-site
- CanoeingAdditional chargeOff-site
- Pool tableAdditional charge
- Game room
- FishingAdditional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles)Additional charge
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Street parking
- Accessible parking
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Baggage storage
- Tour desk
- Packed lunches
- Express check-in/out
- Business centerAdditional charge
- Meeting/Banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
- Board games/Puzzles
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
- Key access
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Toilet with grab rails
- Wheelchair accessible
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Upper floors accessible by elevator
From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
From 8:00 AM to 10:00 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
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 3 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
The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.
There are no extra beds available at this property.
All cribs are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Cash is not accepted Héradsskólinn Historic Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
The fine print
Sleeping bags are not allowed.
If booking more than 5 rooms, special policies apply.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Please inform Héradsskólinn Historic Guesthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.