Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir has cross country skis for rent. In co-operation with the local cross country skiing club Snæhéri, one can access the track laid close to the hotel, also in Selskógur – wood on the edge of Egilsstaðir town and in by the clubs cabin in Fjarðarheiði mountain in the western slopes or the ones facing Egilsstaðir town. Information in reception – tel. 471-1114.

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Lake Hotel Egilsstaðir

Guesthouse – Lake Hotel Egilsstaðir is an established and renowned, family run, hotel  in a farming district. It meets all modern requirements as to standards of services and amenities, quality, sophistication and comfort. Yet it  faithfully maintains its ethnic origins as the hotel was founded in 1903 which provides its unique athmosphere. Guests can choose between residing in rooms decorated in a romantic style with antiques in the older part of the hoteel or ones  furnished in a contemporary stylish way located in the more recent part.

Heart of East-Iceland

Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is built on the river banks of the great and beautiful Lagarfljót by the town of Egilsstaðir and is as such centrally situated in East-Iceland. It is comfortably located for transport  via air or by land, only a stone throw away from main route 1 and  Egilsstaðir airport. The flight  from Egilsstadir airport to Reykjavík takes approximately one hour. It is ideal as a central point for traveling in East–Iceland, up to the heaths and mountains or down to the fjords. A variety of enjoyable recreational opportunities can be found in the district.


Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is a prominent hotel with all modern amenities while its atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is a part of  Icelandic Farm Holidays. The number of employees is about forty, a select group who makes the comfort of our guests their priority.  

Please feel welcome to enjoy the hospitality and comforts of the beautiful surroundings by Lagarfljót.