Our Rooms

Family Room with balcony

South-West Room

South-East Room with balcony

Fjord Room with balcony

The house and surroundings

About ÁS Guest House

ÁS Guest House is a two floor lodging.The accommodations, part of a three floor house built on the side of a hill overlooking the fjord, are suitable for individuals, families, and small groups. The upper floor has four large bedrooms easily accommodating up to 10 adults, with the possibility of adding extra cots for children. One bedroom has a private bathroom and, if desired, may be combined with the adjoining bedroom to form a “suite”.
The other two bedrooms have a shared bathroom in the hallway. The ground floor consists of one additional bedroom with a half bathroom, a large shared living room and dining area for breakfast. Full linen service and Wi-Fi are included. The host/caretaker is conveniently located in an separate apartment on the first floor.

Year round, the house offers magnificent views of the Eyjafjordur fjord as well as the Akureyri harbor. One can sit comfortably by the windows for a live “post card” view of the surroundings.

The location of ÁS Guest House is ideal for exploring the wonderful city of Akureyri. Just across the street is the beautiful Akureyri Junior College and the renowned Akureyri Botanical Garden, opened in 1912. Within a five minute walk are the town’s swimming pool (heated geothermally year-round), St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Akureyri Church (Lutheran), and the Akureyri Art Museum and Gallery. A few steps further and you’ll find yourself in midtown, full of small shops and cafés, and within a few short blocks, the harbor, the new Hof Culture and Conference Center, theater, historical society museum, and more. In the winter months, it is a short drive from the guest house to Akureyri’s Winter Sports Center, offering excellent downhill and cross-country skiing. Finally, the guest house can serve as a perfect hub for exploring northern Iceland, either on your own or through one of the excellent tour companies located in Akureyri. Follow the links for more information about Akureyri city including ideas for activities and Northern Icleand for the general area.

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Client Testimonials

  • The Rooms:

    We stayed for several days at the AS Guest House. Our first night was in the FAMILY ROOM WITH BALCONY, and then we moved to the FJORD ROOM WITH BALCONY to enjoy its exceptional view.  Our son and his girlfriend stayed in the beautiful SOUTH-EAST ROOM WITH BALCONY.   Each room was splendid with a nice view. The entire AS Guest House has been recently and skillfully remodeled by Smari the owner.  Our rooms were impeccably clean and outfitted with new wood flooring, beautiful wood doors and trim, and elegant comfortable furniture and light fixtures.  The geothermally heated radiators provide rapid and precise adjustment of room temperature.  This makes the rooms extremely comfortable.   The bathrooms were also remodeled with beautiful new tiled floors, and the most modern and finely functioning  shower fixtures. The huge windows offer spectacular views, and the well designed window blinds provide almost complete darkness, which insures a sound sleep in the long daylight hours of summer. Our rooms were very quiet, even when all the other rooms were occupied.  It was a pleasure to stay in such luxurious and elegant accommodations.

    The Surroundings:

    Our room as well as the living room had an expansive view of the fjord (called Eyjafjörður) and of the majestic  surrounding mountains. From our balcony, we saw IcelandAir's perfectly restored antique DC-3 doing touch and go landings from Akureyri airport, and flying northward down the fjord.   In the opposite direction is a view of the beautiful Botanical Gardens, and the Akureyri Junior College. The weather in Akureyri is delightfully variable, with some days having intricate cloud formations, and other days with sparse clouds and bright sunlight glistening on the water. During our early summer visit, the golden light of evening lasted literally for hours, with the sun finally setting a little after midnight.   It was lovely to view from the balcony.

    Breakfast included:

    Smari and Nanna are both gourmet chefs, so the breakfasts provided are a diverse array of cheeses, cereals, fruits, juices, yogurts, and excellent coffee.   (Just say "Tíu dropar" (10 drops) and you can get a coffee refill, as Smari can explain.)

    Access to downtown:

    The AS Guest House is just across the street from the beautiful and extensive Akureyri Botanical Garden (Lystigarður Akureyra) with a remarkable array of plants growing in a park like setting. It is just a short walk (7 min) from AS Guest House into the old downtown (the street is Hafnarstræt).   On your walk you will pass the Stately Lutheran Church Akureyrarkirkja.   Hafnarstræt is lined with interesting shops, a bookstore, an ice cream shop, a bakery with great coffee, tour companies, art galleries, and several restaurants.   The waterfront is just two blocks to the east, offering whale watching tours, and a view of the smaller excursion vessels and larger ships moored right at the shore.

    Your hosts:

    Smari and Nanna are the owners and are gregarious and attentive hosts, eager to make sure you are happy and comfortable during your stay. We had many interesting conversations with them all in our native English.  Smari's family has lived in Akureri for at least three generations, and the AS Guest House was originally his parents' home.  Both Smari and Nanna have a deep knowledge which they will happily share about Iceland, and the Akureryri area, including the history and nearby points of interest .

    Experience shared by Tom from California