This unique private nature reserve located on a once-abandoned farmstead showcases the incredible flora, fauna and ecosystems of the region. The 677 meter (2,224 ft) coastal cliffs are home to more than 40 different species of birds.

This family owned guesthouse is also an experimental nature and heritage field centre within its own 1250 hectare independent nature reserve. So whether you are in Iceland on holiday, or staying with us as part of a study group, our aim is for Skálanes to be a place of learning. It is a place where the Icelandic environment and cultural history can be researched and interpreted at the same time as being a model for sustainable tourism. Our remote yet comfortable accommodation at the mouth of Seydisfjordur provides the ideal location for exploring the mountains, waterfalls, sea cliffs, meadows and beaches, and offers peace and tranquility for those who are after something different from their vacation.

Skalanes has many facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible including an ever growing library, lounge with a fireplace, drying room, and family style bathrooms with showers and a bath. The outside seating area has a sauna and a timber deck with a spectacular scenery – perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and the 24 hour day light, or the Aurora Borealis depending on the season.