Skalakot Manor Hotel Asolfsskali - ICS001

Relax in the Icelandic countryside amidst mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and overlooking the ocean on this lovely family run hotel and working farm.

"Make sure you find time to visit Seljavallalaug geothermal pool (Iceland's oldest swimming pool). The scenery couldn't be more beautiful and it feels truly magical to bathe here (especially at dusk). Some areas are warmer than others but you'll find the hot rocks..."

14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28

Northern Lights Viewing Spot
Close to Glaciers and Volcanoes
Icelandic Horse Breeding Farm
Horse Riding Excursions
Family Run
Mountain Backdrop
Sea Views

Skalakot is a family run boutique hotel situated in the heart of the southern Icelandic countryside on aworking farm. The edge of the Icelandic Highlands provide a stunning backdrop to the hotel which overlooks the North Atlantic Ocean. Skalakot is just a stone’s throw away from glaciers and volcanoes.

Gudmundur, Johanna and their children are the seventh generation running the farm, which focuses on breeding Icelandic Horses. Experience true Icelandic hospitality at Skalakot, which along with the Icelandic horse has saved this nation for over a thousand years.

The family’s intention is for guests to ‘experience a romantic, comfortable and luxurious mood’ and to feel rested and rejuvenated when they leave. Each room and suite has been individually designed and decorated in the Art Deco style with a fusion of luxury and modernism and a few country elements. Every room has wi-fi, tea making facilities, hairdryer 43” HDTV, bathrobes, a collection of soaps and the Mini & Master suites have a Nespresso coffee machine. The restaurant offers a fine dining menu made from local fresh ingredients and freshly baked cakes are also available, perfect for when you come in from a tiring day’s activities!

There are numerous things to do when staying at Skalakot. Riding their home-bred Icelandic Horse through some of the most spectacular scenery (in summer or winter) is a must, even if you’ve never sat on a horse before! You can hike some beautiful trails taking in some spectacular waterfalls, go on a glacier walk, private fishing (May – September) in the river where you can expect to catch Arctic Char, Sea Trout or Salmon and discover how Icelanders used to live years ago at Skogar Folk museum nearby.