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Gistihús Jóa

Set in central Ólafsfjördur, this guest house overlooks the Eyjafjördur Fjord. It offers rooms with modern décor and views of the surrounding mountains.

Inside the rooms

Gistihús Jóa's rooms feature wooden floors and wash basins. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities, as well as a common area with a fridge and electric kettle.

Food and drink

Guests can enjoy an on-site café serving sweets and snacks, as well as having books to read. Restaurants are within 5 minutes' walk, while a supermarket, bank and post office are found next door.

The location

Akureyri Airport is a 1-hour drive from Jóa Gistihús. Sundlaug Fjallabyggdar swimming pool is 300 metres away. Hiking trails are found close by. On-pier fishing is just 3 minutes' walk away.

Gistihús Jóa

Strandgata 2

GPS Points N66° 4' 24.642" W18° 38' 43.085"
Accommodation 6 Rooms / 12 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Guesthouses

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