About us

The background is Reykjavik, seen from our Guest House.

Frances and Ian Sykes moved to Iceland in 2010 after visiting for over 12 years. Into 2013 and the whole house is finished now, cars into the garage and we now have a Defender 110 on big tyres.  No we don’t speak Icelandic yet but we do recognize many words and can read adverts.

We have a small guest house with 2 main letting rooms both with en-suite (bathroom) facilities, both on the ground floor and wheel chair friendly. Great big showers and wet floors. Double and twin. We also have a family room that shares our bathroom upstairs. This room has a double bunk with a single bunk over. Ideal for kids, families on a budget. We also have a hot tub available to our guests.
In may 2014 we were awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. What a boost after our first full year in 2013
STOP PRESS news, we applied for and have been granted Bronze level for the Environmental way in which we run our Guest House. In Iceland you’d think it should be silver or gold, but in fact the questions and system do not make it easy for a GREEN country based establishment to score well!

We can take big families or separate visitors. We supply breakfast included in the price. Dinner can be provided, we arrange this with you before hand. Bring your own booze – we don’t have a liquor licence to sell it. Allergies, Diets and Dislikes can be catered for – if we know!

Alftanes is just 10 minutes from Reykjavik and 35 from the airport at Keflavik, (by car). We are on a bus route and have Iceland’s newest and best swimming pool in the village, a 10 minute walk away. Talking of walks we have them starting by the house, round the shore and past the Presidents Official Residence (yes you walk right past it). Wild life is abundant with Swans, Geese, Gulls, and others birds, and Icelandic horses. Golf available in the village and several other courses nearby and further away – golf is big in Iceland. Horse riding is 15 minutes away.

We can arrange bespoke tours for you with us (we have a Land Rover Defender 110), or we can advice on where to drive. Car Hire can be arranged with our own Freelander or other car rental firms. We have a Garmin GPS camera that you can borrow to help get the best out of Iceland. With free WiFi you can upload the images on a daily basis to your CLOUD store.

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