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Constructed in 1908, Gamli skólinn holds a rich history as an elementary school until the year 1960. In 2004, Arnar Sigurðsson took ownership of the deteriorating building and embarked on a comprehensive restoration project, breathing new life into the structure. Today, Gamli skólinn stands as a testament to its heritage, meticulously preserved and proudly operated as Hotel Apartments by Arnar and his family.

Accommodation at Gamli skolinn

Centrally situated in the heart of the town, Gamli skólinn offers an ideal location in close proximity to restaurants, cafes, the botanical garden, the church, Húsavík museum, The Whale Museum, and the harbor. Húsavík is renowned for its captivating whale watching experiences, and Arnar and his family are deeply involved in this maritime adventure. They also manage a whale-watching company named Friends of Moby Dick, extending a special 10% discount off their standard rates exclusively for guests of Gamli skólinn.

Gamli Skólinn beckons you with three exquisitely adorned apartments, each offering a unique and comfortable retreat. The first and second-floor apartments boast three bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 guests, while the loft features 2 bedrooms, providing a cozy haven for up to 4 guests. Immerse yourself in the charm of these thoughtfully designed spaces, where attention to detail meets the warmth of Icelandic hospitality.

We sincerely hope that your time with us at Gamli Skólinn is filled with comfort, relaxation, and the joy of discovering the enchanting surroundings of Húsavík.

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Where Every Stay is a Hug of Hospitality

Experience the charm of a historic building, the warmth of a family-run establishment, and the convenience of being at the heart of all that Húsavík has to offer during your stay at Gamli skólinn.

Soulful Moments for the Heart

Nestled in a serene and tranquil neighborhood in Húsavík, Gamli Skólinn provides the perfect respite for a peaceful night’s sleep after a day filled with exploration in the captivating town. Our check-in time is at 16:00, allowing you to settle in comfortably, while check-out time is at 11:00, giving you ample time to conclude your stay.


Every apartment at Gamli Skólinn is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless culinary experience. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, unwind with television entertainment, and enjoy the added convenience of complimentary access to a washing machine and clothes dryer.

Want to go Whale Watching?

We also operate a small family-run whale watching business in Húsavík. We believe that every tour should be an unforgettable experience. That’s why we work tirelessly to ensure that our guests have the best possible whale watching experience. Our boat is equipped with the latest technology and safety equipment, and our knowledgeable guides will share their passion for the whales of Skjalfandi with you on your journey.

Guests who book apartment stays directly through our website get a 10% discount voucher to use for whale watching.

You can learn more about our whale watching tours below.

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Recommended Tours

There are many popular tourist attractions around our beautiful Húsavík. We have selected a few that we highly recommend, but take note that Gamli Skolinn Hotel does not operate these tours, nor is it responsible for them, and does not manage its customer service. All inquiries and support regarding them must be through the selected tour operator.