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Rjúpa Guesthouse

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, 13 km from Akureyri by road 833.

Rjúpa Guesthouse has five bedrooms, 1 single room , 3 double/twin rooms, 1 quadruple room with double/twin bed and a pull-out couch. All the rooms have in-room wash basin, closet, chair and all beds are made on arrival. The house is heated with geothermal water.

Facilities: Breakfast is included with homemade bread, jam and meat. There is a roomy shower with a towel rack radiator and toilet and another lavatory with wash basin. A fully equipped kitchen with kitchen tables and TW. Access to washing machine and dryer. Free parking and Wifi. Many hiking trails.

The Camping Site at Systragil is situated close to the farm and on its land.

Rjúpa Guesthouse is perfectly located if you want to experience the natural wonders of North Iceland. Goðafoss ( the Waterfall of the heathen Gods , 25 km) is nearby, town of Akureyri (13 km), Húsavík (whale watching cruises 65 km) and lake Mývatn (unique birdlife) where Dimmuborgir (volcanic craters) and Mývatn Nature Baths are (60 - 75 km).

Rjúpa Guesthouse


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

+354 8602213

Accommodation 5 Rooms / 9 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Horse riding Walking path Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Restaurant Camping ground Swimming pool Cooking facilities Internet access Washing machine Golf course Grocery store Handy craft for sale Family zoo Play ground
Categories Bed & Breakfast

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Akureyri Walk & Visit
Day Tour Provider
  • Álfabyggð 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 623-9595
B&B Sólheimar 9 /
  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 662-3762, 663-2650
Lundur Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Fnjóskadalur
  • 601 Akureyri
Family & Fun Parks
  • Hólabraut 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-3500
History and Culture
23.43 km
Safnasafnid Museum

Safnasafnið - The Icelandic Folk Art Museum - was founded in 1995 by Níels Hafstein and Magnhildur Sigurðardóttir. The collection, consisting of paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolours, embroideries, books, dolls, toys and tools, presents an interesting and informative view of folk art, as well as modern art and what inspires it. The collection consists of over 3000 works by naive, outsider and folk artists and close to 200 works by modern artists. Also in the museum are a small café and a museum shop.

Yearly the museum displays 16 exhibitons of diverse character mixing folk art and modern to create a surprising rendez-vous of ideas and show in one place the wonderful and playful paths of the creative mind. The museum also offers a superb library with books on art, architecture, outsider art, gardens, cars and diverse other things, all adding to its meditative charm. The museum offers excellent explorative grounds for the curious visitor, who becomes spontaneously a participant in an adventure that brings his and hers youthful spirit to new heights.

23.46 km
Goðafoss waterfall

The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.

In the year 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Goðafoss Watefall is part of the Diamond Circle explore the Diamond Circle


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  • 462 5552
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  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4614010
Gil Cafe
  • Kaupvangsstræti
  • 600 Akureyri
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3005
Verksmiðjan Restaurant
  • Glerártorg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 555-4055
  • Glerárgata 32
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-5552
Fossholl by Godafoss
  • Fosshóll
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3108
Eyrin Restauran
  • Hof
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-0660
Centrum Kitchen & Bar
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 666-6078

North Iceland

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Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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