A stay at Skalakot Manor will feel just like you are at home.
Although in this case, your home, Skalakot Manor is nestled into a wildly wonderful landscape of glaciers and volcanoes overlooking the north Atlantic.
Guests can choose from a combination of 14 rooms and suites. Slanted ceilings cocoon you in comfort. Crystal, globe-shaped lighting dangles elegantly above. Art Deco flourishes-sparkling nailheads, patterned floral wallpaper, and tufted headboards are a stylish touch in the farmhouse. Cool tones are slathered on the walls, reminiscent of the country’s Blue Lagoon. Curl up in the armchair anchoring a herringbone-patterned wood floor for an evening read.
The owners are the fourth generation running the farm with a focus on breeding the Icelandic horses that pasture in the impossibly green grass.
The landscape around Skalakot Manor is spellbinding. Vast tracks of land covered with a carpet of moss, meet lofty, snow-covered mountains, topped with crisp blue skies. Meltwater rivers wind through the striking canyons. Multiple rainbows arch down from the heavens and towering waterfalls crash from rocky cliffs. Seeing the land of fire and ice on horseback gets you up close to nature’s beauty. Wade through the Holtsos lake and ride along the striking black sand beach where you can sometimes see seals swimming. Geothermal swimming pools are everywhere. Since the medieval times, the water has been used for bathing and cleaning. Soaking in these natural hot tubs is the cure to wash away all your worries.
Hearty appetites grow when you are out in the brisk air horse riding. The restaurant is happy to feed your grumbling tummy with fresh ingredients plucked from the garden, paired with a glass of wine. The space is a cozy corner with wood tables illuminated by brass pendant lights. Afternoon snacks include delicious cakes and copious cups of coffee.
Toe tap to the sounds of live accordion players-a fun way to mingle with other guests.
Even though the weather may be chilly, the hospitality at Skalakot Manor is warm and welcoming.Request Information