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Conviniently located on Route 1, in front of the harbour and beautiful Súlur Mountain in the village of Stödvafjördur, this guesthouse offers modern, bright medium and small rooms with access to free wi-fi. A private bathroom with shower is provided in each SAXA Guesthouse room, along with a clothes rack. Some also have a seating area. Buffet style breakfast is served daily between May and end of September, in cafe in front part of the building. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available upon prior request. Other on-site facilities include lower floor communal space with tea, coffee, shared fridge, microwave and a variety of board games as well as communal TV lounge on the upper floor. Within 50 metres guests can find a restaurant, Gallery Snærós and a summertime handicraft market. Egilsstadir is a 50-minute drive away, while the town of Breiddalsvik is 15 minutes away by car.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

SAXA Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since 18 Jul 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

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

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, American

Free parking available on-site

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Room type
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


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  • A
    We liked breakfast and dinner. The food was tasty and nicely served. The room was clean and nicely furnished. People were friendly and helpful. The common areas were well prepared, tea, coffee, water, hot water, refrigerator, microwave -...
  • Svenja
    The staff was the nicest and most helpful ever. Also liked that they put out a water boiler, coffe, a fridge and a microwave
  • Florian
    Very comfy bed, super lovely and dedicated staff at the cafe, extraordinary good breakfast, even with vegan selection. Thank you and all the best for you!
  • Divyansh
    Best part was the location and the view from the room. Breakfast was great and fulfilling. Everything was clean, room was calm and the host were very friendly.
  • Marie-theres
    nice welcome, very clean and very helpful. Happy that they also serve dinner
  • Madeleine
    Very good breakfast buffet in the morning. We didn’t know that there was a fridge and microwave for everyone to use, really nice!
  • Krzysztof
    Eveyrthing good. Good breakfast. A little bit to expansive for this Price, but anyway Good Price for iceland.
  • Louise
    On the edge of a fjord with great views. Basic room but warm and comfortable. Bathroom is fine with good shower. All tea coffee and fridge and plates cutlery are in the pleasant and warm common room plus it has books and games and a big table. The...
  • Karolina
    Pleasant guesthouse. No problem with late check in.
  • Winter
    Everything was clean and comfy. They also have vegan options
Quality rating 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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Host Information

Host review score

The world famous stone collection of Petra is located only 350 meters (1.150 feet) from the property as well as Summer craft market literally next door. There's also many hiking trails all around the fjord and supposedly "the most beautiful valley in whole Iceland". Can't say we don't agree :)
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic,Polish

Property surroundings *

Facilities of SAXA Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish

House rules

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From 15:00 to 22:00


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 older than 4 years are welcome.

Children 11 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

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside check-in hours, please inform Saxa Guesthouse in advance

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.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about SAXA Guesthouse

  • The prices at SAXA 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 SAXA Guesthouse include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Double

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

    • Hiking

  • SAXA Guesthouse is 200 yards from the centre of Stöðvarfjörður. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • Guests staying at SAXA Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • American

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