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Rjúpa Guesthouse

Welcome to our friendly, small guesthouse and we hope you enjoy the tranquility, the smell of birch and the clucks of the rock ptarmigan.

Rjúpa Guesthouse is located at Hróarsstaðir farm in the valley of Fnjóskadalur in the county of Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla. The nearest golf course is Lundsvöllur (nine holes, par 34, 3 km). The nearest geothermal swimming pools are at Illugastaðir (10 km) and Stórutjarnaskóli (13 km). There are many hiking trails near the Rjúpan Guesthouse, leading both through the wood and also up to a nearby hill called "Vaðlaheiði".

Rjúpa Guesthouse is perfectly located if you want to experience the natural wonders of North Iceland. Goðafoss ( the Waterfall of the heathen Gods of old, 25 km) is nearby, Laufás (an old farmhouse, built in the traditional style of the 18th century, 20 km), town of Akureyri (37 km) and Húsavík (whale watching cruises 65 km) and lake Mývatn (unique birdlife) where Námaskarð, Dimmuborgir (volcanic craters) and Mývatn Nature Baths are (60 - 75 km). Further information on og

Facilities and check in

  • check in 16:00 - 21:00 hours
  • check out 08:00 - 12:00 hours
  • a roomy shower with a towel rack radiator and toilet and another lavatory with wash basin
  • fully equipped kitchen with kitchen tables and TW
  • breakfast included
  • access to washing machine and dryer is available by request. (500 kr)
  • garden chair, table and rotary dryer in the garden
  • free parking and Wifi

The bedrooms

Rjúpan Guesthouse has five bedrooms, 1 single room (7 m²), 3 double/twin rooms (9 - 11 -m²) 1 room for four people with double/twin bed and pull-out couch with a comfortable double bed (17 m²). Child's cot/crib is upon request to room 1, 2,3, and 4 and needs to be confirmed by management . All the rooms have in-room wash basin, closet, chair and all beds are made on arrival. The house is heated with geothermal water.

Where do you find Rjúpan Guesthouse?

Rjúpan Guesthouse is located at Hróarsstaðir farm in the valley of Fnjóskadalur in the county of Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla. The camping site in on the west side of the valley, facing the largest natural birch wood in Iceland, Vaglaskógur.

From Akureyri

  • drive from Akureyri on road 1 towards Húsavík/Mývatn 31 km
  • take the sideroad to the right, Illugastaðavegur, road 833
  • drive road 833 for around 5 km, on your right side you should see signs that mark the sideroad to Rjúpan Guesthouse, Hróarsstaðir 3-400 m long

From Húsavík / Mývatn

  • drive past lake Ljósavatn
  • immediately, after crossing the river Fnjóská, take road 833 on the left
  • drive road 833 for around 5 km, on your right side you should see signs that mark the sideroad to Rjúpan Guesthouse, Hróarsstaðir 3-400 m long

  • Who we are
  • Rjúpan Guesthouse is in the ownership of the couple Kristján Ingvar Jóhannesson and Agnes Þórunn Guðbergsdóttir. Kristján Ingvar (b.1952) is a farmer and accountant and Agnes Þórunn (b. 1960) is a teacher. They live at Hróarsstaðir farm where they plant trees and farm a few sheeps.
  • The Camping Site at Systragil is situated close to the farm.
Rjúpa Guesthouse


GPS Points N65° 42' 35.008" W17° 54' 6.683"

+354 8602213

Accommodation 5 Rooms / 9 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Bed & Breakfast

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri