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Hrífunes Guesthouse

Hrifunes Guesthouse offers homely and welcoming accommodation in a dramatic landscape of glaciers, black sand and green pastures. Surrounded by the unspoiled farmland of the Skaftartunga region, it offers the perfect base for exploring the natural wonders of south Iceland.

With our cosy rooms and gourmet cooking, we want you to end your stay feeling rested and well fed.

The guesthouse has a history rooted in the local community, and has been lovingly restored by Hadda and Haukur.


We have twelve cosy rooms (ten with private bathrooms) offering accommodation for up to 30 people. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi are included in the price of your stay.

Our rooms offer wonderful views of the surrounding scenery, including two of Iceland's largest lava fields, divided by the Tungufljot River.


Mealtimes are a very popular part of life at Hrifunes. They offer a chance to sample local produce, enjoy gourmet Icelandic cooking and share stories with other guests and locals.

While breakfast is included, you can also book a place at our daily dinners in advance - which is highly recommended! Sharing a table with people from around the world, and sampling three course set menu - made from local produce - is an unmissable experience. Don't just take our word for it.

Hrífunes Guesthouse


GPS Points N63° 38' 29.663" W18° 30' 21.737"
Opening period 01/02 - 30/11
Service Dogs allowed Open year round Home catering Sleeping bag acc. Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Internet access Washing machine
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History and Culture
20.17 km

Þykkvabæjarklaustur is a present and historic church site snuggled in the Álftaver pseudo crater area. In medieval times this was the location of a catholic monastery, which was founded in 1168 and remained active until the reformation in the mid-16th century. Recent archaeological findings (2015) show that there was an extremely large building of about 1800m2 of ground floor. It was a rich convent of monks with a large farm and a school.

13.33 km

Álftaversgígar is a protected natural phenomena of international geological significance. An area of rootless cones (pseudocraters) formed by the Eldgjá lava flowing over wetlands in 934-940. A side road south of the ring road no.1 takes you to a panoramic spot with information panels. There is an easy hike along the signed sand track to Dýralækjasker geosite, a former shelter for travellers crossing the sands of Mýrdalssandur on foot or on horseback before the time of automobiles. Another nice place to experience these cones is in a farmed area at Þykkvabæjarklaustur.

South Iceland

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The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn