Arriving in very bad weather we originally planned to just check in and then head on for Reykjavik. However, after we (2 couples) had seen the rooms and the beautiful house, we changed our minds and decided to hang out and spend a lazy afternoon on the farm. We were lucky that all the other guests had left in the morning, so we had a whole house for us alone :-)
All the people on the farm are extremly nice and helpful, no matter what wishes you have. Dinner was great (trout from the lake close to the farm and a delicious porc dish), but breakfast in the morning was simply outstanding - far the best we had during our vacation: homemade whole-grain bread, jams, waffles - and even specialities like slátur, hángikjöt or síld.
And the veal really behaves like a dog :-)
Great, we will definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vatnsholt is a newly renovated country lodge in a beautiful setting above the lake of Villingarholt. From Vatnsholt you will enjoy a magnificent view where you can easily spot the Westman islands (Vestmannaeyjar), the glacier of Eyjafjall (Eyjafjallajökull), the Tinda Mountains (Tindfjöll), the famous volcano Hekla and the slopes of Hella. Vatnsholt is conveniently located 70 km from Reykjavik with an easy access from the main highway, only 16 km from the nearest town of Selfoss where you will find all the modern comforts a town has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vatnsholt Hotel Selfoss