We stayed at Guesthouse Vellir in March 2013. It is very close to Dyrholaey, but be advised that it is about a 10-minute drive to the road to Reynisdrangar, and another 10 minutes to the actual town of Vik. There was some pretty significant wind when we drove in, and lots of snow blowing around. You do have to drive over some windy, steep mountain roads to get to Vik, and it was pretty unnerving if you are not used to that.
The guesthouse is perfectly clean, very warm, and the owners are pretty nice, but just know that there really is nothing to do there other than look at the ponies grazing outside the window.
You can order a dinner there, but we ended up driving to Vik to eat at Hotel Lundi (which was really great, though not cheap). However, breakfast in the morning is included, and it was very nice! (granola, yogurt, coffee, juice, and plenty of cheese, meat, and veggies that I am sure you could use to make a sandwich for later in the day.) If you want something with a few more amenities, you really need to stay in Vik; but if you're looking for an affordable stopover for a South Coast driving trip, this is a good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated guesthouse in beautiful surroundings by Pétursey mountain. Beautiful view to Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Dyrhólaey and to the ocean. 3 double rooms and 2 triple rooms with private facilities. Also 4 double rooms with hand basin and shared facilities. Dinner and a breakfast buffet offered in a bright dining hall with a nice view.Breakfast: is between 8:00-9:00.Coffee: open all day.Dinner: We offer three course meal. From 19:00-21:00. Hot and cold drinks for sale. ... more less
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