Arnarnes Paradise Guesthouse

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About us

Arnarnes Paradise is a unique guesthouse, located in Eyjafjörður, North Iceland. Our guesthouse has beautiful surroundings, warm and welcoming atmosphere. An organic dinner is available for groups (6 + persons) upon request and is served in our lovely dining area. We also operate our popular Elf Tour, a 90-minute guided introduction to the world of elves.

We are located a short distance from the town of Akureyri and therefore, ideally located for anyone wanting to experience the authentic countryside but within a short reach of necessary amenities.

Our guesthouse is a part of the project Responsible tourism, a declaration endorsed by leaders from over 250 companies at Reykjavik University on January 10, 2017, in the presence of the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, who is also patron of the project.

Why choose us?

Colourful Rooms

We pride ourselves in our colourful rooms. Blue, green, orange and yellow – which is your favorite colour?

Great Location

We are conveniently located between the towns of Akureyri and Dalvík, with services and activities all around us.

Elf Tours and Education

We offer a 90-minute guided Elf tour where you can learn about the Elfish folklores of our land.

Authentic Experience

Our guesthouse provides you with an authentic Icelandic country experience.

Family room w. shared bathroom

A family room with a double bed and a bunk bed. The room can comfortably accommodate four persons. The room features a shared bathroom, stunning scenery, bed linen and towels. Traditional Icelandic dinner menu with organic ingredients available upon request for groups of 6 or more. Free parking and Wifi is included in room rate.

Van in Arnarnes Paradise

Arnarnes Paradise offers a unique type of accommodation, inside a camper van. The van is located just outside the guesthouse so you will have access to all the amenities of the guesthouse. Bed linen and towels are included. Traditional Icelandic dinner menu with organic ingredients available upon request for groups of 6 or more. Free parking is included.

Organic and Sustainable.

We have lived in Arnarnes since 1981 and started out with traditional farming, cows, sheep and horses. In 1995, we changed from traditional farming to organic production of milk and meat. That meant we didn’t use any chemicals or supplements for our cows. Instead of supplements we used healing e.g. in a few years we managed to become sustainable with happy cows. But this also meant that it became too difficult emotionally to make life and death decisions. So we stop farming and today we operate a tourism business with the protection of the environment as the guiding light. We love nature and the environment and wanted to return something good and have planted c.a. 10,000 trees around here.

Our guesthouse only uses clean cleaning products without any chemicals I have chosen to use from Youngliving, a leading lifestyle company. Shampoos and soaps in bathrooms are also provided by Youngliving. For many years, Eyglo has been teaching people about changing lifestyles, our vision of living being in line with Younglivng’s goals.

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What People Says About Us.

We loved our visit to Arnarnes Paradis. Our hostess, Eyglo, shared her experiences of meeting the elves and hidden people of Iceland before taking us for a walk to see some of their special places. This was followed by a delicious organic lunch and the chance to see her beautifully decorated lodging in the chakra colors.

– Kristine, Trip Advisor

This is a fantastic place to stay! The meals were sooo good, the hot tub was amazing with views over the fjord, the rooms were perfect! The owners are so kind and couldn't so enough to make our stay memorable.

– Vactioner504086, Trip Advisor

This is one of the most interesting places I have lodged. In a good way! Our host was very friendly and helpful. The common space is open and inviting but with private rooms on the side you have privacy as well. The bathrooms are shared but private and very cozy. Close to town but sits by itself on the county side. She has an awesome complimentary breakfast and a liquor fridge that is on the honor system, I found this exceptionally handy!

– Jamie E, Trip Advisor

It is a great place to stay, we chose to sleep on an old American Van. It was fun and very comfortable. The owner is a very nice person and the food she prepares delicious. The bathrooms are nice, spacious and very clean. The overall experience was great. And as per most of Iceland the views and landscapes worth the trip.

– Valeria C, Trip Advisor

Our Elf Tour.

A 90-minute long guided introduction to the world of elves is available where you have a healing experience with the elves along with tasting their delicious elf tea.

You can see where the mermaid likes to sit and the tree fairy lives. Get to know their habits and why they live longer than us humans. All this and more in the guided walk. Please contact us for bookings.

The tour needs to be booked in advance, so please contact us for bookings. Price is 4000 ISK per person.

Plan your stay.

We have gathered recommendations and information to make the planning of your stay easier and more enjoyable. On our Tour Desk, you can book tours and activities that we recommend and are hand-picked by us.


Arnarnes Paradise is located in Eyjafjörður, North Iceland and only 22 km (around 20 minutes drive) from the capital of the North, Akureyri. Akureyri is the largest town in Iceland, outside the capital area. It is a scenic town with an abundance of services, such as restaurants, cafés, bars and activity opportunities.

The guesthouse is ideally located for anyone wanting to experience the authentic country side but within a short distance from all necessary amenities.

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+354 8945358

Our Address

Arnarnes, 604 Akueyri

11 + 7 =

Arnarnes Álfasetur
+354 8945358
Arnarnes, 601 Akureyri

Kt: 080658-3119
VSK: 117565