Guesthouse and restaurant
In the heart of
Öngulsstaðir III, 601 Akureyri
New Local Food
Destination in North Iceland
Lamb Inn is a family business, owned by Jóhannes Geir Sigurgeirsson (who was born and bred at Öngulsstaðir Farm), his wife Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir (the National Power Company‘s environmental manager) and his daughter and son-in-law, Guðný Jóhannesdóttir and Karl Jónsson.
In 1996 the Öngulsstaðir Tourism Services opened the initial guesthouse and restaurant in the farm‘s converted barn and cowshed. In the beginning, the business was entirely family run but during 2004 – 2012 it was leased out. Since his resuming the business in 2012, Jóhannes has based the firm on the concept behind Lamb Inn. As indicated by the name, the emphasis is on the restaurant and serving the Icelandic lamb, the term "Inn" bearing an international reference to a place offering food, drink and accommodation. In 2013, Guðný and Karl moved to Öngulsstaðir and bought a 50% share in the firm, formally owned by their company called Markvert Holding.
The whole family has been involved in running Lamb Inn. Karl is the managing director. Karl and Jóhannes share the responsibilities of day to day operations and planning. Guðný works part-time at Lamb Inn, and her and Karl‘s children; Árdís Eva, Haukur Sindri and Skírnir Már, have all worked in the guesthouse during the summer and also step in when needed offseason.
Jóhannes and Ragnheiður manage the Old Farmhouse at Öngulsstaðir.
We offer 14 dbl/twin rooms, that can be altered to sgl rooms as well, two trpl rooms with wheel chair access and two quadruple family rooms. All our rooms are ensuite.
Our breakfast buffet is loaded with homemade goods. Always included in the room rate. It's served between 7.30 and 9.30 during the summertime.
Wi-Fi is available in every room and common areas. It's free.
Around the farm
Take a walk around the farm and explore the magnificent view from it's premises. Hiking trails up hill and down towards the marsh.
The Old Farmhouse
The Old Farmhouse is extremely well preserved building with it's original infrastructure since around 1830.
The Hot Tub
In our Hot Tub you have amazing view in and out the fjord. It's open daily from 4 pm to 10/11 pm. It's free for our guests
Our restaurant is "all over TripAdvisor," one of our guests said. We are famous for our roasted leg of lamb among other local food goods.
THINGS TO DO
Across the bay in the Hrafnagil village the Christmas Garden is located. You'll find there the magical world of Christmas. The Black House is a Scandinavian gift shop.
Sverrir was carpenter in Akureyri and collected everything he could. His collection is now set up as exhibition. Next to the museum is Saurbær Church, built 1858, one of best preserved turf churches in Iceland.
Our neighbours at Garður Cattle Farm have made exceptional coffee house where you can watch the free and happy cows from. You can even go down and pet them.
At Holtsel farm you can taste their own product of creamy and delicious ice cream. The newest product is the Icelandic Skyr.
At Brúnir farm you can enjoy art exhibitions and the Icelandic horse while having coffee and some local food.
Hadda, artist and crafts woman, invites you to her gallery and work shop. Truly exceptional visit.