Located in small, picturesque town of Vík í Mýrdal – fast growing tourist destination, Guesthouse Carina, is your best choice to settle down for a while. Explore beauty of southern Iceland, enjoy mind blowing sceneries, choose fascinating local attractions.
to explore hidden gems of southern Iceland!
Wake up, look out of the window... It's not a dream! You are still on Earth!
Choose the room you like from 14 newly stated, bright and comfortable rooms of various size overlooking the village of Vík.
Whenever you prefer calming ocean view or enjoy morning shades of the mountain – Guesthouse Carina, travellers favourite accommodation in Vik has it all for you to choose!
We were upgraded to small well equipped apartment in this guesthouse for free, clean and comfortable. Lovely breakfast included in price. staff polite and helpful. Lovely bed and ensuite bathroom.... read more We were in newer section of building. I highly recommend staying here in Vik.
June 14, 2023Guide477125
Fantastic place. - Very nice and comfortable accommodation. We spent here one rainy night. Thumb up! We had a great rest here and rich breakfast in the morning suprised us. I can only... read more recommend it to every traveler. Carina is my favorite place.
May 17, 2023caminitoamor
Located at the beginning of the town is this quiet guesthouse, where we were able to rest very well thanks to its comfortable facilities. The room was very spacious, clean... read more and with a comfortable space to work on the laptop for a while.
The shared bathroom was very clean, I liked that a lot. It also has a shared kitchen and a large living room with large windows overlooking the town where you can relax for a while playing board games.
The place offers breakfast for a separate cost that you have to book. It was a good idea to rest here to continue our trip along the Ring Road, I recommend it.
March 7, 2023
Comfortable for a one night stay with a good room view but the walls were quite thin and you could hear people upstairs/in common areas most of the time. Using... read more the bathrooms was also difficult at times due to lots of people trying to use them at once.
January 21, 2023joanwaitmd
Guesthouse Carina is an immaculately clean property on a hill, with mountain views on all sides, and a sumptuous breakfast (additional cost) in a glass walled dining area.
... read more /> BUT it is not suitable for seniors or the disabled. There is a flight of stone steps without a handrail to enter the building.
Once inside you remove your shoes in the entry hall and wear slippers.
The communal kitchen and the ONLY shower are on the "first floor" entry level.
Most of the rooms were up another rather steep flight of stairs, meaning we must carry our suitcases up 2 flights and go down one flight to shower. (There were plenty of shared toilets but no sink in the room.)
We made it through with the kind help of staff and fellow guests. But as seniors we would not come again.
September 6, 2022derbyking98
A group of five of us share one family room for one night and were very comfortable. Room had one full bed in one area and another full bed... read more and twin in other area that could be made more private by set of sliding wooden doors. The breakfast area was in a room with black glass walls which was kind of funky but the breakfast options were great. All in all a nice stay for a night.
August 7, 2022
Friendly staff to meet and greet on our arrival. Immediately we saw that the guesthouse is modern and clean. Excellent. The family room was spacious and clean. Excellent for the... read more second time. We didn't book the breakfast upfront, but however we went for it. No problem for the staff. And it was good : tasty, choice, dining room. A third excellent.
August 2, 2022KBlack6126
Guesthouse Carina was the perfect place for us to land after a long trip from Denver, CO. The drive from the airport was amazing - so many things to see... read more along the road to Vik. The guesthouse location is beautiful with a magical restaurant in a black glass patio facing the ocean and the mountains. Our couple room was spacious and parking was free. We will recommend to all our friends visiting Iceland!
June 18, 2022nyegirl
We loved Guesthouse Carina. The room was spotless and somewhat spacious for three of us. The shared bath was fine as there was no one else in the... read more downstairs portion so we had it to ourselves. They provide shoe covers so as not to track in mud etc. We would have loved to stay additional day but had to move on. We did not eat at their breakfast.
April 22, 2022
Such a cute guest house!! Room was simple but had everything needed. Shared bathroom and showers but they were updated and very clean. Small kitchen if needed. The dining room... read more is a new addition to the house and is very nice as well - amazing view of the city. There is a great breakfast that is available for a fee. Definitely enjoyed our stay. Also walked to a soup restaurant a few minutes away for dinner and it was fantastic! Definitely recommend Guesthouse Carina!
March 28, 2022steph_2g
This is a perfect location in Vik. Staff is very friendly. The breakfast was amazing. They had so much to choose from. We were able to enjoy our breakfast with... read more a view looking out at the town. The only thing I didn’t like was sharing a bathroom, but it worked out okay. I thought when I booked our room we had a private bathroom, but it meant we shared it with one other room. So that was probably my fault. The room was cozy for two people. Overall, great night stay!
February 27, 2022micamvs
We loved our stay in guest house Carina. The host is very lovely and helpful. Also this place is super central with very fast access to the main southern iceland... read more landscapes. The breakfast is also super good. They have their own fresh bread ! Amazing. Will come back for sure
November 23, 2021
As a photographer looking for the bets places in the south of Iceland to photograph, Guesthouse Carina surely nails it when it comes to location. It's perfectly located if you... read more want to visit some of the most iconic places in South Iceland, such as Skógafoss.
As for the place it self I only have good things to say. Very clean rooms, awesome bathrooms and one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Not only for the food but also for the amazing view over the village of Vik at sunrise. Simply amazing.
I'm more than comfortable recommending this place to anyone that visits the South of Iceland.
November 22, 2021Gossetkimberley
Nice guesthouse located in Vik.
Bedrooms are cozy and there are several shared bathroom at disposal so it's never too crowded and they were always super clean. Little kitchenette... read more in case you don't want to go to the restaurant and eat a quick meal which is very useful. The breakfast is amazing with a lot of homemade products and homemade waffle. The best breakfast I got in Iceland for sure!
November 22, 2021Aleena L
Guesthouse Carina is a lovely stay in Vík. The rooms and common areas are clean and tidy, and the vibe was great. There were two levels to the house, and... read more quite a few rooms. The bathrooms are shared, but I felt like there were enough of them for all the guests to use. Overall a nice place, and would recommend for anyone visiting Vík!
October 9, 2021
I want to start by saying that the breakfast is NOT free. We have to pay €16 per adult.
This guesthouse is located about three 3) minutes drive... read more from gas stations, restaurants, grocery and souvenir shops. We reserved a room for three (3) and the accommodation was comfortable enough. The room is clean, the sheets are freshly laundered, and the beds are comfortable. You will have to share the small kitchen, bathroom and the toilet with other guests. My family was not bothered by this because we only stayed for one (1) night. The shared set-up is something one may consider if you don’t like to share your space.
I’m not sure how many rooms for guests there are in the building. The hallways are narrow. If you are concerned about physical distancing, a shoulder-to-shoulder situation may sometimes be unavoidable.
There is a nice breakfast room in a black glass building that overlooks the town. Note that the information they have about breakfast in TripAdvisor is not correct. You will have to pay extra for the breakfast.
Overall, I would recommend Carina for those active and on-the-go individuals. There is no elevator in the 2-story (with basement) building and as I have mentioned, the passage ways including the staircases are narrow. More
August 27, 2021NomadicTraveller7
We had a nice large room with a lovely view towards the sea. There were sufficient toilets and bathrooms for all the guests, and they were modern and clean.... read more At the end we had not really understood the point of the very new, shared common area and kitchen in an extension to the original building. Obviously, it was where the rather expensive (€15) breakfasts were prepared and served, but we were not really told the purpose of it and the door to it was closed on occasion. It was almost as if the owners did not want it to be used, apart from for breakfast, which would have been a shameful waste and not in the spirit of guesthouses with their communal area. We did, however, manage to use it as a sitting room and we prepared our breakfasts and one salad evening meal there. Overall, at over €150 a night it was not particularly good value relative to other places that we stayed in, particularly given that the toilets and bathrooms were shared. In these small places with limited accommodation like Vik, Myvatn. Stykkisholmur and Seydisfjordur accommodation is expensive and not good value relatively. Also, compared to other places, the absence of a washing machine and dryer was another negative factor. We stayed in a lovely one-bedroom apartment in Laugarvatn for the same price and great apartments in Akureyri and Isafjordur for considerably less. The latter two even had... We had a nice large room with a lovely view towards the sea. There were sufficient toilets and bathrooms for all the guests, and they were modern and clean. At the end we had not really understood the point of the very new, shared common area and kitchen in an extension to the original building. Obviously, it was where the rather expensive (€15) breakfasts were prepared and served, but we were not really told the purpose of it and the door to it was closed on occasion. It was almost as if the owners did not want it to be used, apart from for breakfast, which would have been a shameful waste and not in the spirit of guesthouses with their communal area. We did, however, manage to use it as a sitting room and we prepared our breakfasts and one salad evening meal there. Overall, at over €150 a night it was not particularly good value relative to other places that we stayed in, particularly given that the toilets and bathrooms were shared. In these small places with limited accommodation like Vik, Myvatn. Stykkisholmur and Seydisfjordur accommodation is expensive and not good value relatively. Also, compared to other places, the absence of a washing machine and dryer was another negative factor. We stayed in a lovely one-bedroom apartment in Laugarvatn for the same price and great apartments in Akureyri and Isafjordur for considerably less. The latter two even had a washing machine, which was conspicuous by its absence at Guesthouse Carina. More
August 17, 2021Jennifer B
We stay in 4 bed room for one night. When we arrived there is a cell phone near the door to call Carina to let her know you had arrived.... read more Our room was clean, bright and sunny with an ocean view. The washroom was directly across the hall. Breakfast in the morning was very nice and included hot fresh waffles that you can make yourself.
We enjoyed our stay at Carina’s. Good restaurants in the area too.
Very close to Reynisfjara the black sand beach.
June 21, 2021
Extremly clean rooms and very spacious. Breakfast was amazing with many choices. However, there was a big lack of precautions towards covid-19. No distance between tables, no hand sanitizer at... read more THE BUFFET!!! Where everyone touches everything. Also, the owner was a bit rigid on times. Don't expect to sit 1 minute early!
August 20, 2020AnnaS3988
Me and my family of 5 were really pleased with our stay at this lovely guesthouse. Staff was very helpful, the rooms large and clean, breakfast was excellent and the... read more we really appreciated the common room/breakfast room with a view. Being able to charge our car was a really nice and welcome surprise.
August 2, 2020knalum
We stayed for one night in Vik. The guesthouse is large and comfortable, offering nice public areas for living room, bathrooms and a breakfast room with nice view. The service... read more was very friendly. I would recommend this place for anyone staying in Vik.
July 23, 2020
The guesthouse was spotless, with a lovely communal area and delicious breakfast.
The lady who greeted us was very friendly and gave great dinner recommendations.
There is a lot to... read more do around Vik and I would definitely recommend staying at Guesthouse Carina.
March 30, 2020p4u1_murphy
This has to be one of my favorite guesthouses i have stayed in anywhere. Easy to find, staff are soooo friendly, it is extremely clean and airy and the breakfast... read more was everything you could ask for.
I actually loved it here. I basically based myself in Vik so i could explore the south coast and for me, this place made my trip as comfortable as i could have hoped for.
The room was perfect as well, i might add.
If you're thinking of staying in Vik then just stay here. Take my word for it!
Well done Guesthouse Carina!!
February 13, 2020Serena K
Stayed with two friends. A wonderful little guesthouse with clear instructions of how to access your room on arrival. Communal TV area (open till 10pm) and a communal kitchen with... read more a microwave (but no stovetop). Lovely breakfast room with large open windows and a decent breakfast spread. Would recommend for a one night stop in Vik.
January 12, 2020
This place feels like home and is decorated with a lot of attention and soul.
We called the owner to confirm availability and she was very welcoming right from... read more the first conversation. The room was comfortable and the kitchen was so beautifully laid out.
The entire house had an amazing Christmas feel to it that we did not encounter in other places we stayed in. Christmas cookies prepared by the owner were just delicious.
Everything was designed to give you a real authentic house feeling. One of the best guesthouse experiences ever.
December 6, 2019AllisonCW
My husband and I were so pleased to have stayed in Guesthouse Carina. The room (205) was spacious and had a small balcony with lovely view of the neighbor’s... read more Icelandic horses, the ocean in the distance and Vik’s cute church on the hill.
The guesthouse is only 11-12 minutes’ drive to the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach with basalt columns (free attraction and free parking... so you can come more than once to optimize your photos!). It is also within walking distance to Sudir Vik Restaurant and zip-lining and paragliding with True Adventure...all of which were great!
The grocery store is just a few blocks away.
We did have to leave our room to use to use the two communal bathrooms on each floor, but they were always available and very clean so it was not a big deal.
A lovely modern extension to the original building was added as a large eating and gathering space. The glass walls allowed for additional lovely views. The included breakfast was delicious and had a large variety of food offerings.
The staff is amazing too! Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting her in person, Carina was extremely kind and accommodating throughout the process... as I had to book on two separate occasions because my original trip had fallen through due to a passport expiration. The housekeeper was very friendly and hard working. Finally, I’d like to give a special recognition to Darek, who kindly volunteered to make us a delicious “to go” bagged lunch when he learned we had to leave before breakfast time.
You cannot go wrong with Guesthouse Carina and you will want to secure your booking early because it is very popular!
September 17, 2019mishibi
We had the best experience of stay in Iceland with scenic view & well laid breakfast of wide variety. Clealiness was excellent. In spite of having shared bathrooms one doesn't... read more feel because they are fully equipped, well managed, clean as well. Although all rooms have a beautiful view of breakfast glasshouse is the best to relax & have a perfect breakfast. Staff is efficient & humble.Enough parking space is there.As int- designer I really appreciate the dacore.
August 30, 2019
This place was perfect for us. We were very lucky they had a room for us and Derek made sure we were well taken care of. Free parking and breakfast.... read more Breakfast room is really cool with a view of the city.
July 25, 2019philaexperiment
We absolutely loved Guesthouse Carina. It was our favorite hotel while in Iceland. Check in was simple, our room for 4 was a perfect size and breakfast was absolutely amazing.... read more Vik is a cute town with many beautiful areas.
July 11, 2019