About Hotel Tindastóll

The Saga of Hotel Tindastóll

Hotel Tindastóll is located in Saudárkrókur, North Iceland and is the oldest hotel in the country.  It is also one of Iceland´s oldest timber houses and one of the last premises of its kind to be completely renovated.  

The building was imported in units from Norway in 1820 and was initially assembled for use as a general store in Hofsós until 1829.  Then in 1833, it was moved to Grafarós.  Finally in 1884 it was dismantled, shipped across the fjord and reassembled at its present location in Sauđárkrókur.  This was in response to the increasing demand for accommodation at that time, as the town was the northwest region’s main emigration port to Canada.  Hotel Tindastóll was in operation until 1969 but had become increasingly dilapidated.  However, in 1998 a comprehensive renovation program was launched and by April 2000, business resumed in the newly refurbished hotel and it has been a destination favourite ever since.

Hotel Tindastóll has 10 unique rooms that differ is size, shape and character.  All of the rooms emulate traditional Icelandic design and are named after iconic people from Icelandic history and literature, such as the poet Hallgrímur Pétursson, the Bishop Jón Arason and the outlaw Grettir Ásmundarson.  As well as playing host to the origin of The Natural Medical Association, which was founded in the building in 1937, it offered accommodation to celebrated singer Marlene Dietrich in 1944, who stayed here on her tour of entertaining American troops during World War 2.  The room she stayed in, called Guđríđur Ţorbjarnardóttír, is often requested by guests for it´s fame factor.

Hotel Tindastóll Annex

The annex is a more recent addition to Hotel Tindastóll and is located directly adjacent to the hotel, with the reception, breakfast facilities and bar are all located within the main building of the hotel.  The annex is a two storey house and was built in 1942.  Renovations in 2012 incorporated changes to the design and layout of the building to ensure that all 9 rooms are en-suite, with a bright and fresh decor, giving the annex a more modern feel than the main building. 

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

E-mail: info@arctichotels.is

Kt. 420207-0770


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