Facing the seafront in Kolkuós, Kolkuós Guesthouse has a terrace and a shared lounge. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a bath, while certain rooms come with a balcony and others also boast sea views. At the guest house rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available each morning at Kolkuós Guesthouse. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kolkuós, like hiking. The nearest airport is Akureyri Airport, 126 km from Kolkuós Guesthouse.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Kolkuós Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 25 Feb 2016.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Free private parking available on-site


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  • Colin
    A beautiful guest house in a beautiful location with an amiable and attentive host! What a great find! Unfortunately we could only stay 1 night on our tour around Iceland, but it was enough to appreciate how special this place is! And we saw the...
  • Katja
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location is simply stunning. If you like beautiful scenery away from everything, this is the place to stay. The house itself is amazing and the rooms are lovely and spacious. We were lucky as the night was clear when we stayed there and we...
  • Θ
    During our trip to Iceland we always saw isolated houses, true retreats, and we wondered what it's like to live here! If you want to know, then book this hotel! It is a perfect place to see what life is like in a house with only the sound of...
  • Ruth
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Stunning location, if a little off beaten track. Would be useful to know this. Room clean. Kitchen unexpected bonus - no mention on website.
  • Jan
    Beautifull landscape. Very piecefull place. Friendly owners.
  • Wilma
    beautifully furnished rooms, fantastic breakfast, incredible view
  • Juraj
    Absolutely everything. the house was a great surprise. very nicely decorated inside. outside you can hear the waves, river and bird and in the morning sheep are around as well. beautiful and lonely.
  • Emilie
    Amazing location! No one is living in the house. Kitchen is available to cook.
  • Mazi60
    Unfortunately, we stayed only one night. Outstanding coastal location. The spectacular views! A curious seal watched us. A place to escape, away from the road, reachable through a rough gravel road. It was for sure one of best guesthouses we have...
  • Henrik
    everything, luxury to be a guesthouse, views. cleaning
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

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Hosted by Valgeir Thorvaldsson

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Valgeir Thorvaldsson
Kolkuós is the shortened name of the trading post Kolbeinsárós, which is situated at the mouth of the rivers Kolka and Hjaltadalsá. It was the main trading harbour for the area at the time of Iceland’s settlement. The nearby bishopric of Hólar used Kolkuós for the import and export of goods until after the Reformation in the 16th century. Thus Kolkuós became a gateway for relations between the bishopric and foreign lands. Just prior to the Reformation a log church or chapel is believed to have been raised by merchants in Kolkuós, the only one of its kind in Iceland. Kolkuos-01By the turn of the 17th century, Hofsós had replaced Kolkuós as a main trading port. Trading was revived at Kolkuós in 1881, when it became a registered trading harbour. By the turn of the 19th century there were four general shops in Kolkuós, all owned by merchants from nearby Sauðárkrókur who had opened outlets on the site.
Kolkuós is well situated in the centre of north Iceland. It is an excellent base for exploring the northern part of the country, from Mývatn in the east, to the Húnavatnssýsla district in the west. The town of Sauðárkrókur, with its shops and services, is a mere 20-minute drive away. The historic bishopric of Hólar is only 15 minutes away, as is the town of Hofsós, with its eternity pool that is one of the most popular pools in Iceland. Hofsós is also home to the restaurant Sólvík and the Icelandic Emigration Center. Various leisure activities are offered in the area, including horse rental, sea angling, bird watching, seal spotting, hiking and nature tours. Nature and surroundings The natural surroundings at Kolkuós are exceptionally beautiful. The residential building is sheltered by a high gravel bank to the south, and has the trout fishing river Kolka on its northern side. There is a stunning view of the mountains, and of Drangey island and Þórðarhöfði promontory. A small islet, Elínarhólmi, is located just offshore at the mouth of the Kolka river, and is home to nesting eider ducks.
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic

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Facilities of Kolkuós Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • View
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Hiking
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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From 15:00


Until 11:00



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Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Kolkuós Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Kolkuós Guesthouse

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

    • Hiking
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

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

  • Kolkuós Guesthouse is 50 yards from the centre of Kolkuós . All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Kolkuós Guesthouse is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Kolkuós Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

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

  • Room options at Kolkuós Guesthouse include:

    • Twin/Double