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.
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
1884 Halldór Stefánsson, from Víđimýri Sauđárkrókur 1884 Hotel and an apartment
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
1914 Árni Daníelsson from Sjávarborg
1918 Gísli Guđmundsson from Skíđastađir in Laxárdalur on Skagi, along with his sister Ingibjörgu Guđmundsdóttur
1937 Jón Björnsson from Heiđi in Gönguskörđ
1942 Kristófer Pétur Eggertsson from Gottorp in Húnavatncounty
Oddfríđur Ingibjörg Ingólfsdóttir
1945 Pétur Helgason from Tunga in Reykjavík
1969 Ari Jónsson
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
2007 Ágúst Andrésson from Bergsstađir close to Sauđárkrók
2012 Tómas Árdal from Akureyri