Mountain view
Pet friendly
BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Free parking
Private Bathroom

Hestasport Cottages is located by a geothermal hot pot, 0.6 mi outside Varmahlíd village. It offers modern, self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi, full kitchen facilities and a patio.

The wooden cottages at Hestasport have microwaves, tea/coffee makers and fridges. Dining tables and sofas are also included. Each cottage has a private bathroom with a shower.

The communal, natural outdoor hot tub is ideal for an evening of relaxation. Icelandic horse riding tours and white water rafting trips can be arranged.

A supermarket, petrol station and tourist office are a 2-minute drive from Hestasport’s cottages.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Hestasport Cottages has been welcoming guests since Dec 18, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • How far is this place from the blue lagoon?
    Hello, the Hestasport Cottages are some 350 km from the Blue Lagoon. We are located in North Iceland Varmahlíð, in the district Skagafjörður.
    Answered on November 2, 2020
  • Hi Hope you are well, how do we get to you by the airport and also is Reykjavik your nearest airport to you. would we need a car. Thank you
    Hello, the best way to reach us is by car, but there are also public busses from Reykjavík. At this "Corona-time" international flights are to Keflaví..
    Answered on January 5, 2021
  • Apologies , I thought you could see my details. My name is Laura C, and the reservation would be for one day, June 26 for 2 people.’ No name’
    Dear Laura, today we have got a cancellation for a 2-person cottage for 26th of June. In a few minutes I will release the cottage and you would have t..
    Answered on May 25, 2021
  • Are the northern lights very active here during peak season? Thanks!
    Hello, if there are northern lights you have a perfect opportunity to watch them from our hot tub in the middle of the cottages. And I would say, yes,..
    Answered on March 26, 2021
  • are any food store around or breakfast options by cottages?
    Yes, there is a small grocery in Varmahlíð, only in a 1 km distance from our cottages. The hotel in Varmahlíð also offers in high season a breakfast b..
    Answered on May 10, 2021
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Hosted by Magnús Sigmundsson

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Magnús Sigmundsson
With magnificent views overlooking the vast plains and distant mountains of the Skagafjörður valley, our seven charming timber cottages are the ideal place to spend your days off all year round. From the hot tub at the centre of the well-maintained cottage site, you can enjoy the golden light of the midnight sun or watch the northern lights.
I enjoy going for long rides through our beautiful valley or up to the mountains to gather the sheep in fall. I grew up in this area and would love to give you some inside information about the nicest spots around here.
Skagafjörður offer different activities, either for outdoor persons who wants to experience the famous "tölt" of the Icelandic horses and go rafting on glacial rivers, or for people who prefers to lay in some wild hot-springs for hours. Our cottages are nestled together up on the hill only a short walking distance from the centre of Varmahlíð. In town, you will find all the services you need: tourist information, grocery shop, restaurant, petrol station, bank, hotel, swimming pool, and more.
Languages spoken: German,English,Icelandic
Area info *
Amenities of Hestasport Cottages
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Hot tub
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
  • Hot spring bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

Hestasport Cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 12:00 PM


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 18 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

< 1 year old
Crib upon request
1 year old
Crib upon request
Extra bed upon request
2 - 6 years
Extra bed upon request
7 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
€ 40 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.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Hestasport Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note that cottages are 1.2 mi away from the reception office.

The GPS coordinates are not always accurate for this area. You should use the following GPS coordinates to arrive at the reception: N 65°32,744' W 19°26,338. Alternatively, you can contact the hotel for directions.

Check in is possible at any time, but guests arriving after 18:00 need to notify the hotel about their anticipated arrival time.

Parking space is provided directly next to the cottages.

Guests can have breakfast at Hótel Varmahlíð, 0.6 mi from the cottages, at an additional cost.

Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

Please inform Hestasport Cottages 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.

FAQs about Hestasport Cottages

  • Hestasport Cottages is 3,100 feet from the center of Varmahlid.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hestasport Cottages on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Hestasport Cottages (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 4 guests
    • 6 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hestasport Cottages on this page.

  • Hestasport Cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Horseback riding
    • Hot spring bath

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Hestasport Cottages (subject to availability) that have:

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Hestasport Cottages is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

  • Yes, Hestasport Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.