About Hotel Tindastóll

About Hotel Tindastóll

Hotel Tindastóll in Saudárkrókur in north Iceland is the oldest hotels in Iceland and was opened at the present location in 1884. Hotel Tindastóll is also one of Iceland’s oldest timber houses and one of the last premises of its type to be completely renovated.  

The building was imported in units from Norway – and even then was thought to be in need of considerable renovation.  At first, it was assembled for use as a general store in Hofsós between 1820 and 1829. Its stay there was, however, short-lived and in 1833 it was dismantled and moved to Grafarós and reassembled. Finally in 1884 it was dismantled again and shipped across the fjord and reassembled at its present location in Sauđárkrókur. There was much demand for accommodation at that time, as the town was the northwest region’s main port for vessels carrying emigrants to Canada. The Natural Medical Association was founded in the building in 1937.

Hotel Tindastóll was in operation until 1969 but had, by that time, become sadly dilapidated, and in September 1998 a comprehensive renovation program was launched. This was completed in February 2000 when, on 1 April, business was resumed in this beautiful old building – this time as a three star hotel.

Hotel Tindastóll can accommodate 24 people in total, in 10 comfortable rooms. The rooms vary in size but each one has its own bathroom with shower and is equipped with a television and free Wi-Fi. 

As well as the decór demonstrating traditional Icelandic charm, all the rooms at Hótel Tindastóll are named after iconic persons from Icelandic history and literature.  For example: the poet Hallgrímur Pétursson, Bishop Jón Arason and the outlaw Grettir Ásmundarson. It is said that in 1944 the celebrated singer Marlene Dietrich stayed here at Hotel Tindastóll in the room called Guđríđur Ţorbjarnardóttír. There have been many requests from guests who want to stay in “her” room.

Hotel Tindastóll - annex

The annex is a new addition to Hotel Tindastóll and is located next to the hotel, however, reception and breakfast facilities are in the hotel itself. This two storey house is named Sólarborg and was built in 1942 and has recently been renovated in May 2012 to include contemporary chic decór, giving a more modern feel than Hótel Tindastóll. Here we have 9 comfortable rooms, all with private facilities and free wifi.

Former owners:

Year:    Owners:                                                        Location:           
1833    M. Chr. Nisson                                             Hofsós till 1845          Store and an apartment
1842    Guđmannsfeđgar                                        Grafarós till 1884       Store and an apartment
1850    Brödrene Jacobsen            
1860    Henderson & Co
1869    Borđeyrarfélagiđ
1884    Halldór Stefánsson, from Víđimýri                 Sauđárkrókur 1884    Hotel and an apartment
            Ástríđur Sigurđardóttir
1889    Sigvaldi Benediktsson Blöndal, from Hvammur in Vatnsdal
            Ingunn Elín Jónsdóttir
1893    Christian Hansen from Sauđá
            Björg Jóhannesdóttir from Garđur in Hegranes
1895    Pétur Pétursson from Gunnsteinsstađir in Langidalur
            Anna Guđrún Magnúsdóttir from Holt in Svínadalur
1908    Jóhannes Jóhannesson Norđfjörđ
            Ása Jónsdóttir
1914    Árni Daníelsson from Sjávarborg
            Heiđbjört Björnsdóttir
1918    Gísli Guđmundsson from Skíđastađir in Laxárdalur on Skagi, along with his sister Ingibjörgu Guđmundsdóttur
1937    Jón Björnsson from Heiđi in Gönguskörđ   
            Finney Reginbaldsdóttir
1942    Kristófer Pétur Eggertsson from Gottorp in Húnavatncounty
            Oddfríđur Ingibjörg Ingólfsdóttir
1945    Pétur Helgason from Tunga in Reykjavík
            Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir
1969    Ari Jónsson
            Jóhanna Pétursdóttir
1998    Pétur Einarsson from Reykjavík
            Svanfríđur Ingvadóttir from Akureyri
2001    Steina Margrét Finnsdóttir frá Sauđárkróki,    Sorin Marian Lazar from Bucharest.
            Finnur Ţór Friđriksson, Rúna Birna Finnsdóttir, Jóhanna Björnsdóttir,
            Haraldur Friđriksson og Andreas Jersabeck from Austria.
2005    Ágúst Andrésson from Bergsstađir, Sauđárkrókur
            Guđbjörg Ragnarsdóttir
            Svavar Ólafsson
            Ţorkatla Valdimarsdóttir.
2007    Ágúst Andrésson from Bergsstađir close to Sauđárkrók
            Guđbjörg Ragnarsdóttir
2012    Tómas Árdal from Akureyri
            Selma Hjörvarsdóttir


Arctic Hotels

Kirkjutorg 3 | 550 Sauđárkrókur | Iceland 

Mikligarđur guesthouse | Tel.: (+354) 453-6880

Hotel Mikligarđur | Tel.: (+354) 453-6330

Hotel Tindastóll | Tel.: (+354) 453-5002

E-mail: info@arctichotels.is

Kt. 420207-0770

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