Skálakot Manor Hotel

​Run by the seventh generation of the Skálakot family, the delightful Skálakot Manor Hotel is situated on an Icelandic farm in the south with 14 individually decorated Art Deco style rooms.

At Skálakot, the emphasis is on fun and hard-work, meaning your family will enjoy a holiday alongside some unique local experiences. This is a luxury boutique family-run farmhouse with 14 bedrooms and decorated in an Art Deco style throughout.

With around 100 horses on this working farm, the staff are professional equine trainers and incurable nature lovers who will suit your trip to your ability and interests. They are committed to horse-breeding and providing excellent hospitality to guests. After a day’s riding around the area’s wonderful nature, the steam bath and hot tubs are a necessity more than a luxury. Time your trip right and enjoy the spectacle of aurora borealis dancing above you. Everything here will make your family feel at home.

The restaurant offers fine dining with fresh local produce and seasonal specialties, homegrown vegetables and homemade bread. Icelandic horses are bred on the property so rides are a speciality. Other activities include fishing, hiking, geothermal pools, glacier walks, snowmobiling and super-jeep tours.

Why we like it

  • Enjoy fine dining based on local fresh products, including langoustine and home-grown vegetables
  • This is a family business run over many generations and surrounded by stunning nature
  • Activities include fishing, hiking and glacier walks
  • Riding horses here is a must; explore the hotel’s dramatic surrounds, guided by on-site professional trainers

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