Modern guesthouse – Located in Southeast Iceland – Surrounded by stunning landscapes.


Excellent location

Lilja Guesthouse is ideal to serve as a base to explore South Iceland. The guesthouse is perfectly located in South Iceland with many of the South region’s major attractions within a short driving distance.


Lilja Guesthouse features modern, clean and comfortable rooms in two buildings. Many of the rooms have stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Bed linen and towels are included in the room rate.


Lilja Guesthouse has magnificent views towards mountains and glaciers. It is a great way to wake up to the stunning landscapes that surround the guesthouse.

About Lilja

LILJA Guesthouse is located in Hornafjordur, in the South East region of Iceland where Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier, plays the major role in a spectacular scenery.

Lilja Guesthouse opened in April 2017. It offers 26 nice and cosy rooms divided into three categories and located in two separate buildings.

Lilja Guesthouse is very much a family affair, run by Ólafur Páll Vignisson and Þorbjörg Inga Þorsteinsdóttir. The owners are passionate about turning their visitors stay into great memories.

Please have a look at our top recommendations of the sights and activities in the area.


Our rooms are clean, comfortable and are located in two separate buildings. They all have bedside tables with lamps, blackout curtains and private bathroom facilities. Wifi is available throughout the guesthouse and delicious breakfast is included and is served every day from 7:30 – 9:30.
Centrally located in

South Iceland

Lilja Guesthouse is perfectly located when travelling around South Iceland as many of the major natural attractions in the region are located within short driving distances.


All around Lilja Guesthouse Fláajökull, Heinabergsjökull and Skálafellsjökull are the glaciers you can see from Lilja Guesthouse.


20 km from Lilja Guesthouse

The largest glacier in Europe is VatnajökullVatnajökull National Park is a popular spot when it comes to activities like glacier hiking, boat tours and ice caving tours.

Diamond Beach

40 km from Lilja Guesthouse Stop by to see the diamonds which are made out of ice. It is absolutely breathtaking.

Skaftafell National Park

108 km from Lilja Guesthouse Ideal location for nature lovers with scenic landscapes and a broad selection of hiking trails.

Glacier Lagoon

40 km from Lilja Guesthouse One of Iceland’s main attractions. A magnificent place where the landscape is magical.

Stokksnes and Almannaskarð

30 km from Lilja Guesthouse These are places that have some spectacular views and amazing landscape.


50 km from Lilja Guesthouse A colourful mountainous hiking area with glaciological formations. A unique and stunning place.


28 km from Lilja Guesthouse Nearest town. It’s small but beautiful and you can find all the necessary amenities.
Title Address Description
Lilja Guesthouse
Hólabrekka, 781 í Hornafirði, Höfn, Iceland
Vatnajökull National Park
Eastern Region, Iceland20 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Diamond Beach
Diamond Head Dr, 32953 Merritt Island, Iceland40 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland40 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Skaftafell, Reykjavík, Iceland108 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Fjallsárlón, Iceland60 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Höfn í Hornafirði
Höfn, Iceland28 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Almannaskarð, Iceland30 km from Lilja Guesthouse
Unnamed Road, Iceland35 km from Lilja Guesthouse


During the winter months, Lilja Guesthouse is perfectly located to see the Northern Lights. We recommend that you  regularly check the northern lights forecast to get an better idea when they might be showing up.

Lilja Restaurant

Lilja Guesthouse houses a lovely restaurant that welcomes guests and other travellers. Breakfast for hotel guests is served at the restaurant from 7:30 – 9:30 each morning. During evenings it offers an A La Carté menu that focuses on traditional Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist.

Our reviews


Lilja Guesthouse was a perfect stop for a night on the ring road in Iceland. The location was perfect—right across from a Glacier. The family running the Guesthouse was very friendly. The food at the restaurant was great. The rooms were small but well-appointed and comfortable. Would definitely recommend Lilja Guesthouse to anybody looking for a place to spend the night along the Ring Road in Southeast Iceland!
Verified traveller

View matters!

This hotel is situated not far from a glacier and the view is beautiful! Our accommodations were clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Verified traveller


So peaceful, with a delightful breakfast spread of fresh local foods. The staff was so warm and helpful when needed, but did not impose either. They serve dinner also, local stew and other dishes.
Verified traveller

What a place!

This was the best upcountry place we visited in Iceland. The view of the mountains from your room is absolutely stunning. Staff are all very friendly and the breakfast is good. Very good beds and showers.

Erik VD

Trip Advisor

Close to Glacier Lagoon and Höfn

Thought to myself, why drive out to the glacier from Reykjavik when we could stay close and not worry about waking up at 3 am? Lilja house was the answer! They offer free breakfast, fast wifi and cosy clean rooms with a view. I suggest driving to Höfn for dinner because why not?

Ryan SWT

Trip Advisor

Best place to see the aurora!

Best experience to see aurora!!! The hotel staff has been very helpful to my husband by getting me a surprise birthday cake.. it is indeed a very tasty cake. Best birthday gift to enjoy the cake at the hall while waiting for Aurora to appear!! Thank you so much!! Oh, not forgetting they serve very detail buffet breakfast too. I just love this place.

♥️ Carrie Lyz

Trip Advisor

Outstanding guesthouse!

Lilja Guesthouse is an exceptional place to stay along the southern coast of Iceland. The owner is very nice and accommodating. The facilities are pristine, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. The showers are great, there is good free coffee in the lobby, and the included breakfast is hearty and good quality. The guesthouse is a 25-minute drive from the town of Hofn, which has great restaurants to choose from for the evening. We are very happy we chose to stay at Lilja Guesthouse.

Russell L

Trip Advisor


Very nice hotel with friendly staff. We stayed in the new building which has very large and nice rooms. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. The hotel is located on road 1 and the access is easy.


Best hotel experience during our 9 days in Iceland.

Although it’s a “guesthouse” it’s a hotel room with a private bathroom. New about a year old, nice comfortable modern clean room. Coffee machine in the common sitting area – free use, great. Staff friendly & helpful. Situated on a farm with nice views of surrounding mountains. Lots of sheep and newborn. Enjoyed dinner. Good breakfast spread.


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Lilja Guesthouse

Hólabrekka, 781 Hornafjörður

+354 898 0263