English, French, Danish, Icelandic
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My 18 y.o. daughter wanted to travel somewhere there would be the possibility of seeing Northern Lights, but knowing a sighting is always subject to weather and solar activity, we also wanted a location that had other appeal. We found it in the Heydalur Guesthouse!! Clean, comfortable accommodations, beautifully prepared, delicious meals, and innkeepers who were attentive to our every need! We DID see Northern Lights, because they checked the outlook every night, made hourly observations of the night sky, and knocked on our door when lights appeared. It was our good luck to see them. They were also prepared to drive us to other locations, if necessary, to find them. We also enjoyed several guided outings to historically important sights. We learned about the Icelandic sagas and the settlement of the island, rigors of early cod fishing, practices of sheep and fish farming, as well as the customs of social life in Iceland through history. There was a hike to a nearby waterfall, multiple sits in the hotel’s own geothermal “hot pot,” and visits to the 25+ resident Icelandic horses. On our last night, there was a huge snowstorm with very heavy winds. The mountain passes toward Reykjavik were closed, and we were stranded for an extra day. NO PROBLEM! The innkeepers had us stay another night without any charge, and meanwhile, organized a snowshoeing adventure for our small group! We made it back to Reykjavik the next morning with the careful, safety- conscious driving of staff. My daughter and I could not have asked for a nicer, more welcoming or more informative first visit to Iceland. I’d give this experience 10 stars if they were available to choose! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️…
We had a very nice stay here. It was relaxing and the staff were friendly and caring. We saw a artic fox which appeared to be a local. The food was tasty and our dinner was one of our better meals in iceland. The breakfast was delicious. When we left we drove 4 hours and then caught a 2 hour ferry when we checked our emails to find my partner has left his wallet there. We drove all the way back and they provided a room for us to stay at 1am. When we went to check out the next day the lady did not charge us for the additional night as she knew we had lost our accommodation booking at the place we were ameant to be staying. This was a very caring thing to do and we really appreciated it. Would highly recommend and always book direct. It's much easier and they will look after you Thanks so much Kate and Sam…
We stopped here for lunch while driving from Isafjordur to Drangsnes. It is a bit out of the way, but we wanted to check out the greenhouse pool and get a bite to eat. The trout with mango chutney was excellent and the trout with blue cheese was very good as well. The service was good and the price was average (for Icelandic standard).
We enjoyed only one night in this beautiful hotel and experienced so much in a short time! The “small” summerhouse was very spacious and offers a wonderful terrace. Kitchen available. We went on a marvelous 2 hours horse ride and were lucky to ride with an experienced group and were able to enjoy the Icelandic horses in full. The dinner and breakfast at the restaurant were very nice and at moderate costs. Another highlight was a 2 hours Kajak trip to the Fjord where we were able to see seals from very close. What a unique experience. Thanks to the Heydalur team for all these precious moments. We will come back!
Heydalur is a farm, hostel, restaurant, activity center, and renter of rooms and cabins on the road from Holmavik to Isafjordur. We renter the two-bedroom summer cabin and for the three of us, it offered room to relax, a private bath, and privacy. Everything was clean, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the view over farm and meadow to the river and hills was pretty. 5-stars for our cottage in such a remote spot. The restaurant varied by meal. The best was dinner--hearty, the freshest of ingredients, and generous portions. Breakfast was more Spartan, but local sourcing made for an authentic experience. The staff (family) was utterly delightful, making each of us feel welcome and at home.