Pros: I wish I had stayed here longer! Super cute, cozy, and comfortable guesthouse in a great location. My private room was small but very comfortable, and the ground floor is spacious with lots of places to relax (there was a large-ish group hanging out and I was able to read in a different room). The shared bathroom on my floor was clean and modern. I didn't have the optional breakfast but there is a great bakery around the corner, also close to a nice restaurant. I did have a couple of beers at the downstairs bar, which was reasonably priced and a nice amenity. The receptionist was also so sweet and helpful! I definitely enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend.
Set in central Ólafsfjördur, this guest house overlooks the Eyjafjördur Fjord. It offers rooms with modern décor and views of the surrounding mountains. 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. 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. Akureyri Airport is a 1-hour drive from Jóa Gistihús. Sundlaug Fjallabyggdar swimming pool is 985 feet away. Hiking trails are found close by. On-pier fishing is just 3 minutes’ walk away.
Pros: Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, free kayaking and billiards, typical Icelandic breakfast.
Cons: Didn't really have much of a choice but to eat at the on-site location.
Brimnes Cabins is a great choice for a stay in Olafsfjordur. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, along with onsite kayaking and rowing/canoeing. Cabins offer private spa tubs, balconies or patios, and LCD TVs.