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Hotel Egilsen

Last updated: 13 December, 2022

If it’s a slice of Icelandic heritage you’re after, then this delightful harbourside hotel in Stykkisholmur will be right up your street.

The handsome, timber-clad building dates from 1867, and has been renovated with taste and a discerning eye for vintage design. Retro furniture, old maps, Icelandic books and sheepskin blankets adorn the lounge, and the ten rooms mirror the upcycled, mix-and-match style.

Unlike many Icelandic hotels, which are heavy on style but light on cosiness, the emphasis here is on creating a warm, welcoming space – it feels more like staying with Icelandic friends than the impersonality of a chic hotel.

Surrounding area

Stykkisholmur is about as remote as you can get – a tiny village on an isolated promontory on the north coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

It’s a wonderfully out-of-the-way spot, and unsurprisingly offers stunning coastal views. It’s an ideal stop if you’re making a further foray west, including to Snaefellsnes National Park and its glimmering glaciers.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed