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Hotel Edda Egilsstadir

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a dorm that they convert to a hotel in the summer. With that in mind, it was comfortable and our rooms were very clean! The views on the road side were gorgeous. Wifi worked well, beds were comfortable, and blackout curtains are always a plus. Cons: The heaters were finicky, one room in our group couldn't get them to turn off, one couldn't get them to turn on. Also he waffles at breakfast looked great, but they ran out of batter and did not replace. For the cost, I would stay here again!

We stayed here as a stopover on our way to a glacier tour. It is apparently a dorm in the school year and that's exactly what it looks like😀. Perfect accommodations for a family with teens. We stayed in a room with two twin beds pushed together and our 3 teens stayed in a dorm room across the hall with 3 twin beds. The kid room had a spiral staircase leading to an upstairs part with the 3rd bed. Very charming. Dark curtains kept the room fairly dark at night. Bathrooms are a bit small (picture a dorm) but the price made it worth it. Breakfast not included in price but on site for 2000 ISK/person.

Hotel was quality price but from the pictures we expected a little bit more, the hotel remind me to my times in college and well 10 years ago I might give it one more star but nowadays I was looking for something different. Service was good

The Edda hotels are dotted around Iceland but this was the only one we stayed at on our trip, mainly because the others were full. They are all high schools which are converted into hotels during the summer. I really liked this place and found it interesting to see where Icelandic 16-18 year-olds study. It was spotlessly clean, in a very attractive spot overlooking the lake, the common areas were very spacious and our en suite triple bedroom was also very pleasant. The price also seemed perfectly reasonable for Iceland. The staff were all very friendly and the buffet breakfast was one of the best we had in Iceland. The place does have the feel of a school rather than a luxury hotel about it, but I didn't mind that at all.

We spent a night and had dinner in this hotel (a school transformed into a hotel for the summer holydays). The room are spacious enough and each has its own bathroom. Ask for a room with a view over the lake. The restaurant offers a limited choice but we took the menu and it was fine. The breakfast was one of the best we had (we could make our own waffles).

If you stay in hostels, you will like this place. If you stay in hotels, you will be disappointed. The rooms are spacious but dirty. I only wore shoes to walk around because I could see the floor had not been mopped at all. Beds are what you would expect for a kid's dorm. Sheets are scratchy. Wifi worked well. Hotel Edda moves into this dorm during the summer but there is no way to make up for the fact that it is lacking all the hotel amenities AND you feel like you are staying in a dorm. I was swayed by other review that I read so just make sure you are the type of person that would stay in school housing. The breakfast buffet was awful. We went to the Icelandair hotel for their breakfast which was amazing. We should have stayed there. The geothermal water someone mentioned is horrible smelling sulfur water.

A relatively simple, but clean and environmentally friendly place (geothermal water). Views over the fiord are terrific with all rooms (as far as we can tell) facing the panoramic sights. The staff both at reception and in the restaurant was super friendly. Dinner and breakfast were very nice and tasty. we found here the best waffle maker ever! The hotel had a bit of a boarding school vibe but in a very nice and down to earth way. A public open air swimming pool with geothermally heated water and sauna etc is located directly across the road, a great place to chill out after a day of sight seeing.

Edda hotel is located in Egilsstadir which is a very small town in northeast of Iceland. It is a simple hotel without great pretenses. The room was very plain while the view of the lake from the room was nice enough. the staff was helpful.

Clean simple hotel. Friendly service. Beautiful location overlooking Lagarfljót. It has the feel of a school dormitory but I enjoyed it more for that. Reception and waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful. The fish dinner was one of the best meals I've had in ages. If you are traveling and want somewhere to stay over I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

The hotel Was good, but there weren't the black curtains for sleeping. In summer there are 24 hours of lights and the curtains didn't make dark in the room. Breakfast Was very different and good. The receptionist Was very Kind. The room Was big and the hotel water is geoterma la water. It is a very ecologic hotel. 👍👍👍

Tjarnarbraut 25 Egilsstadir

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Within a short walk of East Iceland Heritage Museum, Hotel Edda Egilsstadir is within a mile (2 km) of Fardaga Waterfall. This 52-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free self parking, and a 24-hour front desk. It's on a lake and also within a 15-minute drive of Lagarfljot.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


The 52 rooms have desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Edda Egilsstadir have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room - Family

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 95 reviews