Guest House Iceland

Guest House Iceland

About Us

Frances and Ian Sykes retired to Iceland in 2010, from Inverness in Scotland, Married for over 50 years they have a lifetime of hospitality experience at hosting people. Ian also works as a highly acclaimed tour guide, Frances's cooking and baking is legendary.

Guest House Iceland

Our guest areas

Twin Room

with shower room

Price is for 1 or 2 persons staying the minimum of 2 nights, including breakfast.
35000 isk

Double Room

with large shower room

Price is for 1 or 2 persons staying the minimum of 2 nights, including breakfast.
35000 isk

Breakast and chat

we are not self catering

Breakfast is served at a time that suits our guests, but typically 08:00 to 10:00. Except Tuesday when Frances leads a Red Cross group, so 08:00 until 09:00

Up Stairs

It's the view!

Guests can seat up stairs or just stand and take in our stunning view of Reykjavik and the mountain backdrop.


Contact us to get a personal reply and offer


We do occasional, by prior arrangement, provide an evening meal. We can cater for any diet - that's not a challenge! Order in a takeaway and use our cutlery, plates, glasses - eat with some style.


We have super fast fibre, As does all the country. 5G is in the air.


We can help with clothes washing not ironing. We can also assist with transport and airport shuttle. We even provide private tours. These will all have additional costs.

Guest House Iceland

Both rooms are en-suite

Double Room

Single large bed, with two duvets, private large shower room and dressing cupboard. Access to hot tub by prior arrangement, not always available.

Twin Room

Twin room, can be made to single studio style. has own shower room.

Breakfast and chat area

We are NOT self catering, we provide a full cold breakfast. Special diets can be catered for if we are told before arrival. Tea/Coffee and home baking is almost always available.
You can order in, not cook or prepare. Use our plates, cutlery glasses etc, we will wash up. We do not allow eating food in the rooms, so eat in comfort and with style.

Minimum Stay

We have a 2 day minimum stay policy nor do not take in long term residents. 


Sadly not, our prices are held low and we try not to price out single travellers. We avoid credit cards, they take too much, but cash, bank transfer and PayPal work.


We do not and have no interest in passing on your private information. What you tell us stays in Alftanes.

Call or Email  to book

We can help you choose the best dates, flight options and money saving ideas.

Northern Lights

Yes this was taken right outside our door. October and March are great but any month between is also good.

Tours with Gateway

Ian is a driver guide for Gateway to Iceland, we have a discount deal with them. www.gtice.is

Private Tours

Let Ian take you on a bespoke private tour. In the summer nothing beats the wild majestic, stunning highland area.

Guest House Iceland

Contact Us


Address: Blikastigur 18, 225 Alftanes, Gardabaer.

Phone: 00354 6626389 or 6617824 (Frances)

E-mail: frances@ghi.is