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Birta Guesthouse

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Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Birta Guesthouse

Birta Guesthouse

2.5 star property
Located steps from East Iceland Heritage Museum

9.4/10 Exceptional

71 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
Tjarnarbraut 7, Egilsstadir, 0700
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Egilsstadir (EGS) - 3 min drive


  • Skálinn - 2 min walk
  • Salt café & bistro - 6 min walk
  • N1 Mini-market - 7 min walk
  • Askur Taproom and Pizzeria - 8 min walk
  • Fjóshornid - 11 min walk

About this property

Birta Guesthouse

A great choice for a stay in Egilsstadir, Birta Guesthouse is only 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the airport. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with on-site hiking/biking trails. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the nice bathrooms and breakfast.


English, Icelandic

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Icelandic

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Birta Guesthouse Egilsstadir
Birta Egilsstadir
Birta Guesthouse Guesthouse
Birta Guesthouse Egilsstadir
Birta Guesthouse Guesthouse Egilsstadir

Frequently asked questions

Does Birta Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Birta Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Birta Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Birta Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Birta Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Birta Guesthouse?
You can check in from 4 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Birta Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Birta Guesthouse also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Birta Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include salt café & bistro (6-min walk), N1 Mini-market (7-min walk) and Askur Taproom and Pizzeria (8-min walk).
What's the area around Birta Guesthouse like?
Birta Guesthouse is a short 2-minute walk from East Iceland Heritage Museum and 7 minutes' walk from Lagarfljót. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Cozy and felt like home! Property was clean. public spaces felt welcoming.
Sandra, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cozy house and clean. Could probably improve on soundproofing the rooms as we could hear snoring and murmuring from other rooms at night. Some guest tends to overuse the kitchen for heavy meals and we had to wait for our turn. However we do loved our stay and it has a very nice view from my room - I could see faint aurora. Would come back again!
PP, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This guesthouse was within walking distance of a pleasant diner, close to gas stations and easily accessible. The property is well maintained and spotless. The rooms have adequate space and there are common areas and kitchen privileges.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Everything was perfect, except could’ve used better black out curtains for summer midnight sun months. But great comfy spot.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Biggest issue was soap dispensers in every shared water closets were empty. We stayed two nights and never addressed. Room very small with sloped ceilings where we bumped our heads numerous times reaching for items on nightstands. Rug in room curled up on corner which caused tripping.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Hui, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little guesthouse
Very clean. Comfortable bed but as I have wished all throughout Iceland it sure would be nice to have an extra pillow or two in the room. Next trip I am definitely bringing my own pillow!! Watch as you use their unique folding shower. If you take a normal bath the water piles up and doesn’t drain and the water will end up all over the bathroom floor! Found this out too late. Interesting concept in design but not intended for normal water use I don’t think. Over all a lovely place and we loved the town also. Would recommend a trip over the mountain to Seydisfjordur. It is wild.
Gail, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dry nice a clean place. Convenient for a trip around the Ring Road. I would stay again.
Lori, 1-night romance trip
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