Við Lónið Guesthouse

Við Lónið – guesthouse, is located in Seydisfjordur’s historic heart, overlooking the picturesque mountains, the amazing rainbow street, the old houses and the unique lagoon. The house sits on the lagoon bank with shops, restaurants and the beautiful Blue church, only a few steps away.

The house was built in 1907 by Tryggvi Gudmundsson. It´s one of the beautiful ready-made kit form houses, imported from Norway in the early 19th century. In the statuesque house, Tryggvi lived with his family and ran a little shop in a corner on the first floor. His daughter, Nina Tryggvadottir was born in the house and she became one of Iceland’s most renowned artists.

The house is a landmark in Seyðisfjörður’s shopping and service history. It´s taken on many different roles, i.e. clothing and convenience store, art studio, home decor shop, café and it was the first diner in town to sell burgers and fries.

The second floor mostly served as home for the owners but at one time it was renovated for offices. With all these functional changes, the original façade, inner structure and windows were not preserved.

Time for new beginnings!

We decided to start our own family business, rolled up our sleeves, on a mission to restore the house to the original early 19th century look with some improvements for our guests and hopefully reclaim the title as one of Seydisfjordur’s most beautiful historic house  After long winter and a lot of hard work we welcomed our first guests in July 2016.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

Maggý & Brynjar

Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View

Classic double with mountain view/rainbow street

Classic triple with mountain view/rainbow street

Our rooms

All rooms have a beautiful view of the majestic mountains and the historic heart of Seyðisfjörður.

Room types:
Deluxe double with balcony and sea view, facing east (4 rooms).

Classic double with mountain view/rainbow street, overseeing the landmark shopping and service street, Norðurgata, facing west. (2-4 rooms).

Classic triple with mountain view/rainbow street (2 rooms).

All rooms are furnished with light Scandinavian decor. We use some of the original wood from the house for the design and add some touches from local nature and oil paintings from a local artist. Here you can relax and enjoy the calm, yet the inspiring atmosphere in Seyðisfjörður.

Every room features complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee pod machine, kettle, cups and wine glasses, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Toiletries are from Spa of Iceland – The ingredients and products are hypoallergenic and dermatology tested. The products are cruelty-free and vegan certified. Spa of Iceland fresh sent connects you with Iceland´s clean and pure nature with notes of Icelandic Moss and Thyme.


Such a perfect stay at this little renovated guesthouse. Check in was very easy, and the house has such character to it. A weird thing to comment – but the room smelt absolutely amazing. It’s in the perfect location, close to everything in the town. Great view, comfortable, and cosy. Only down point is that you can hear very clearly the other people in the hall/rooms next to you, but I was lucky and they were very respectful and quiet. Loved it, definitely recommend.

A perfect place!

Vid Lonid Guesthouse is in a lovely small town and in a great location. The guesthouse is perfect for couples who seek a romantic place. Very nice anc clean room, with an amazing view from the balcony.

Fantastic location and quality

Location is perfect at the famous blue church and around a few eating places, you can walk across the road. Communication with the guesthouse coordinator was great and she was very helpful on late arrival. Rooms are just beautiful, very simple, elegant and minimalistic, same for the bathroom. There is no breakfast on site but hotels nearby offer breakfast or you can just go to the local shop. Didn’t mind paying a bit more for such beautiful accommodation.

Cute place

We stayed here for one night. I would have liked one more night to experience the area more. This place was a perfect location near the bay. The hostess was a gem. She explained that there was a festival this week that could become very noisy, so she gave us earplugs to use while sleeping. It was necessary, but very appreciated. I would definitely stay here again.


Feeling hungry? Seyðisfjördur has some great restaurants. During the summer you will find Nordic, Kaffi Lára/El Grillo and NordEast Sushi just outside, at the end of the rainbow and Skaftfell Bistro is just a little bit further away – don’t worry -in Seyðisfjördur everything is close! Most places are open until 10 pm and even longer for drinks.

If you are visiting during winter you can enjoy great pizzas at Skaftfell Bistro (go before 9 pm).

If you want to start the day with a great breakfast please contact Nordic Restaurant (Hotel Aldan) or pick out some tasty pastry at Kjörbúðin (our supermarket, at the end of the rainbow).

For even more inspiration and fun to be had in Seyðisfjörður please visit the Visit Seyðisfjörður website.

Title Address Description
Norðurgata 8, Ísland, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

+354 8999429

Norðurgata 8, 710 Seyðisfjörður