Welcome to our website. Here you can find information about Akurholt guesthouse, located in the beautiful countryside of Reykjavík. Only 14 km away from downtown but still far enough for you to enjoy the peacefulness of the Icelandic nature.

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The house

Akurholt Guesthouse is a 106m2 and is located only 14 km away from the center of Reykjavik. It is situated on a beautiful hillside and has a cozy country atmosphere.

The whole house can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people in four bedrooms. It has a big well equipped kitchen and a living room, shared bathroom with two toilets and a shower room.

During the winter months in Iceland the weather can be unpredictable, so please consider a well-equipped car, such as a 4×4, if you plan to drive anywhere outside of the city of Reykjavik, including to our guesthouse.

We had a lots of guests coming from abroad during our years living in Akurholt and that is how our idea of opening a small guesthouse was formed. We have always enjoyed to be surrounded by people and we like the idea of sharing our home and the way we live our life with people from around the world.

The house has four rooms. The rooms are small – but the house has big common areas where you can meet other travelers, cook your dinner and enjoy life. The house has two toilets and one showe-room. In front of the house is a nice patio and in the backyard we have mount Úlfarsfell.
More about our surroundings can be found here.

We often say that the true owner of the house is Elsa – our cat, she lives in the house and goes in and out as she feels. Most of our guests have fallen in love with Elsa and she probably gets more reviews than the human do. We also often bring our Lagotto Romagnolo dogs with us.

We hope that your stay in Akurholt will be as good experience for you as it has been for us, and that you feel connected to the place and will return again – next time you travel to Iceland.

Our rooms

Our rooms are rather small but comfortable and bright. The common area is spacious and gives you a good opportunity to mingle with other travelers or just sit back and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside.

The rooms have shared bathroom, two WC and a shower room.

The fully equipped kitchen, dining and the living room is about 40 m2.

Need a room for two – or do you want to have all the space for your self? Our standard double rooms are great option if you want to stay in a cozy house outside of the city. The rooms are 8m² equipped with comfortable queen size double bed.

Don’t like to share the bed? Our triple room is 14m² and has three single beds. Perfect for two or three people.

And you can also book the whole house for you and your people.


We are located only 14 km from the city center but still far enough that you will consider your self to be at the country side. In our backyard there is a mountain Úlfarsfell that is very popular for hiking. From the top, you can enjoy a amazing view of the city, close by mountains. On a clear day, you can even see all the way to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This area is an excellent place to watch the northern lights during the winter time.

A little bit further up the valley is a beautiful lake called Hafravatn where you can catch up for a fish, if you are lucky enough.

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Our horses and the rental

At the same location, we have a small horse rental. We have owned and care for horses for a big part of our lives and some of our horses at the rental have been with us for most of their lives. Our sons are brought up around the horses and have learned to care for them as well. The horses are very important to us and it is mostly thank to them that we decided to open up a guesthouse at Akurholt, as we couldn’t imagine to give up on the horse riding and sell the place when we feet the need to move away from the farm.

Find out more about our horse rental at www.icelandicriding.com