My wife and I stayed here for three days as part of our honeymoon. I really cannot say enough good things about this hotel. The hotel was clean, fresh, and modern. The beds were heavenly, and the scenery gorgeous.
The standouts for us were the food and the service. We had dinner there every night, and all three meals were exquisite. We had arctic char, chicken, and lamb. The lamb was the true superstar of this line-up though, and my wife and I devoured every bite. Breakfast was equally exceptional. Johann cooked us waffles and eggs to order. The waffles were out of this world, and he even had real Canadian maple syrup on hand. The eggs were cooked to order, and my fried eggs had truly enormous, deep, orange yolks, and were probably the best eggs I've ever had in my life, period.
The owners, Johann and Margaret, were always on hand, and on our first morning there, Johann sat with us after breakfast as we peppered him with questions about the region, life in Iceland, and life in general. He was also a fantastic guide, when he took us and two other couples out for a wonderful glacier hike. One of the highlights was Johann, demonstrating the effectiveness of the crampons and ice axes, running up a near vertical ice wall along the base of the glacier. Our party scaled about 500 vertical meters of glacier and he took us through numerous ice caves and tunnels within the glacier itself.
When we return to Iceland again, we will 100% be booking again at the Volcano Hotel!
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