Galtafell Guesthouse

Accommodation in Iceland

Galtafell Guesthouse
Laufásvegi 46
101 Reykjavik

Tel: +354 551 4344
Tel2: +354 699 2525

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About Us

At Galtafell Guesthouse we offer comfortable apartments and rooms. We are located in the heart of Reykjavík within easy walking distance to popular restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Galtafell is a historical house and the former home of the beloved Icelandic artist Gudmundur Thorsteinsson – Muggur.

Enjoy your stay in Reykjavik with personal and friendly service of Guesthouse Galtafell

Our Rooms

Our bright and non-smoking apartment suites are comfortably furnished and all have private entrance. The apartment suites consist of a bedroom, bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchen corner. Laundry facilities are in the building.

The apartments can comfortably sleep up to four persons. Bed linen and towels are provided. We also offer double rooms and single rooms. All rooms and apartments have TV, DVD, internet access, hairdryer and an iron. Possibility of an extra bed.

Children are very welcome. Free parking

Our History

Guesthouse Galtafell is a historical house and the former home of the beloved Icelandic artist Guðmundur Thorsteinsson - Muggur. 

His father built the house in 1916 after blueprints from Iceland´s state architect of that time Einar Erlendsson.
The house has many characteristics which underline that it was meant to be used as an art studio such as large windows and bright rooms for the artist.

In 1924 it was bought by Bjarni Jonsson (Bíó Bjarni) who was well known in Reykjavík for opening one of the city´s first cinemas.  Bjarni was the youngest brother of the famous sculptor Einar Jónsson.
The Einar Jónsson Museum is within 10 minutes walking distance of Guesthouse Galtafell.

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