Kolkuós Guesthouse provides accommodation in Kolkuós. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and a shared lounge for guests.

Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower, while certain rooms come with a balcony and others also boast river 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.

Siglufjörður is 26.1 miles from Kolkuós Guesthouse, while Varmahlid is 18.6 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 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 (9.4)

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Free private parking available on-site


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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.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Sólvík Hofsósi.
    9.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Sólvík Hofsósi
    9.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Akureyri Airport
    38.5 miles
  • Húsavík Airport
    56.1 miles
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Facilities of Kolkuós Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Hiking
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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FAQs about Kolkuós Guesthouse

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Kolkuós Guesthouse (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

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

    • Hiking

  • Check-in at Kolkuós Guesthouse is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Kolkuós Guesthouse is 50 yards from the centre of Kolkuós .

  • 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.

  • Room options at Kolkuós Guesthouse include:

    • Twin/Double

  • Guests staying at Kolkuós Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental