The town of Arborg is home to some rich history. Arborg was first settled by the Icelanders. Icelanders first arrived in the Gimli area in 1875. From that time up to start of the First World War they continued to migrate in large numbers from their home country and many came to the eastern Interlake area of Manitoba. As homesteads were taken up nearer to the shores of Lake Winnipeg new settlers moved north and west upstream along the Icelandic River into the communities of Geysir, Arborg and Vidir. The town name, “Arborg”, means “river town” in Icelandic. After the railway was connected to Arborg there was an influx of new Canadians to the area of Icelanders, Ukrainians, French, Germans and many others up until today making Arborg one of the top immigration towns in Manitoba today.

The hotel’s owner/manager Owen Eyolfson grew up in Arborg. He is a 4th generation Icelandic, and grew up with Icelandic words used at home, as well as listening to his grandparents speak the language. The name of the Hotel’s restaurant is “Eldhús” which is Icelandic for kitchen, or more literally it can be broken down into “Eldur” (fire) and “hús”(house). The previous Arborg Hotels were the inspiration behind the current building and the restaurant’s name. The name Eldhús has a bit of irony behind it as the Arborg Hotel has burned down twice and survived one other fire.

Room Amenities:

  • Over 200 channels of Satellite TV
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Lap Top Connections
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • In Room Safe
  • Ironing Board and Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxurious Private Bathrooms

Opening Hours


11:00 am - 12:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 am


11:00 am - 2:00 am


11:00 am - 2:00 am


11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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