All lodging facilities in Iceland have the opportunity to be classified. The classification in voluntary and is divided into five categories, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars, and is by no means an allembracing assessment of the quality of the accommodation in question. It is solely based on factors which can be objectively measured. The grading consists of more than 100 different items. The Icelandic Tourist Board is in charge of the classification. Look for the blue-red sign placed near the entrance which indicates the present classification of the facility.