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The house operates as a guesthouse during the wintertime, between mid-October to the end of April. As we are a non-profit organization, this income helps us fund our activities and maintain the house. 

The house is a three-storey old farm that has been renovated since it was bought by the Icelandic Forestry Association in 2011. The house comprises: 6 guest rooms (hosting a maximum of 10 people at the same time), a kitchen and pantry, two bathrooms, a dining/living-room, a reading room and a laundry-room.

The details of the rooms available are as follow:

Second floor:

  • Room 1: double - 100€/night (view of the forest and sunset)

  • Room 2: single - 75€/night (also used for residencies, includes a desk. View of Úlfljótsvatnskirkja church and the lake)

  • Room 4: double - 100€/night (view of the mountain Búrfell and the lake Úlfljótsvatn)


First floor:

  • Room 5: double - 100 €/night (also used for residencies, includes a desk. View of Úlfljótsvatnskirkja church and the lake)



  • Room 7: double – 80 €/night

  • Room 8: single – 75€/night (view of Búrfell mountain. Can be used for a residency)

To book a room: 
Booking details and availability for each room can be found on our Airbnb page.

The IFA has received an official operating licence from the District Commissioner of the Suðurland region, and a certification from the Icelandic Health Authority and the Fire Department of the Árborg Municipality in the autumn of 2022 which certifies that we meet with the regulations in place for health security and fire prevention.

We have received and kept our “Superhost” status on Airbnb since we re-opened in 2022 and through every verification cycles. This guarantees that we offer quality hospitality in accordance with the standards set by the Airbnb community.


Karla, October 2023

"I absolutely loved my stay here. I wish that it would have been for longer than just the one night. So quiet and peaceful. Everyone in the house was friendly and welcoming. The views are spectacular and the weather cleared on the morning that I left. Stunning sunrise. I would stay again!"

Charlotte, November 2023

Beautiful place to stay, with everything you need. Wish we could have stayed a little longer to explore our surroundings! x

Matthias, March 2023

An incredible view on the lake from my room, a really clean and tidy place to stay : I couldn't expect more ! Very nice host too, staying there was a pleasure and I would definitely come back again.

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