Here we are out on an adventure trip in Iceland. We'd just dove the Silfra fissure then hiked down a lava tube. now on to see a geyser and lunch. This was our first day of our adventure with Icelandic Mountain guides. I am expecting a cup of soup from a turrine out of the back of the super jeep and a sandwich. Instead we're are treated to a wonderful lunch at this restaurant. The soups were great, the vegetable was reminiscent of mom's that I grew up with. A delicate broth and a wonderful array of winter veg. I went back for seconds on the Tomato soup which had great flavor a balance between the tomato and cream in the soup. The rest of the buffet was delicious, and went down well with a nice bottle of wine. Following the meal our guides gave us a great treat. The chef prepared a little open air snack. We went to the hot springs adjacent to the geyser where we feasted on bread baked in the steam from the geyser water. This was topped by fresh butter, pickled herring and a medium hard boiled egg which was cooked in the geyser water as well. PURE AMBROSIA! All this was finished off with shots of Brenevin (Icelandic Schnapps). This was a special event that was planned ahead by our guides and I have to thank the Chef again for doing this for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The trademark of Iceland, the great Geysir, gave the hotel its name and Geysir is situated right outside the front door of the hotel. Haukadalur is one of Iceland’s most famous historical sites, both ancient and today. The farmer’s son from Haukadalur, Sigurdur Greipsson, founded a sports school in his father's inheritance at Haukadalur, which he operated with his wife Sigrun Bjarnadóttir for a period of forty-three years. Today Hotel Geysir is run by descendant of Sigurdur Greipsson, Már Sigurdsson (youngest son of Sigurdur and Sigrun) and his wife Sigridur Vilhjálmsdóttur along with their children, Mábil Gróa and Sigurdur.The Geysir-Center, which is directly opposite the geothermal area of Geysir and Strokkur, consists of a whole building complex with elegant restaurants, souvenir shop, outdoor and clothing store, snack shop, Geysir museum with multimedia show and camping area. Also there is a golf course, fishing, hiking trails, outdoor paradise the Haukadalur woods, Langjökull glacier tours and other activities such as highland tours. Therefore it is perfect for day trips because of many different possibilities of entertainment. Further details of activities in the region is available at the hotel's website. his landmark of Iceland is a spectacular natural phenomenon beyond description. The geothermal field surrounding the Great Geyser is the definitive geyser, having given its name to the geological phenomena. The Strokkur, another famous geyser located nearby, gives a performance every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air. There are other attractions apart from the magnificent geysers. For example, Blesi, a hot spring with water the colour of turquoise delights the senses. Walking about this natural wonder, one experiences the intensity of the forces of nature. Night time offers a fascinating view of the bubbling hot springs and the northern lights. A pot of boiling water takes on new dimensions.We place great pride in that all are equally pleased at the arrival and departure and your stay will be pleasant and memorable.Hotel RoomsThe hotel has twenty four double studio rooms in bungalows beside the river and twelve rooms in one wing, just two minutes from the thermal fields.All in all, this has to be the perfect framework for rest, relaxation, and getting charged up for the next activity. Access for disabled people is available both in hotel rooms, restaurants and toilets.The hotel has hot tubs, which are good to relax after a walk around the area. Nothing compares to lying at the hot tubs watching the stars or the northern light and relax in the spectacular nature. Iceland is an island capable of tempting visitors to a host of activities. One should however not forget that vacations are also for taking advantage of time by relaxing body and soul to the utmost. To reach this level of relaxation it is essential that the surroundings be conducive to this. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geysir Hotel Selfoss