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Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse

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Solheimahjaleiga, Vik 871 Iceland
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#4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Vik
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4.4
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4.3
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Farmers guesthouse accommodation in the South of Iceland, near Vik, Volcano Katla and the Myrdalsjokull glacier. We are an established family business and have been offering farmhouse accommodation for visitors in Iceland for over 25 years. Guesthouse Solheimahjaleiga is a 10-minute drive from Skogarfoss Waterfall and Skogar Folk Museum.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Icelandic
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janicepk wrote a review Jul 2022
Annapolis, Maryland1060 contributions366 helpful votes
The building we stayed in had shared baths which was OK. Room was clean. It was very convenient to have dinner here and the food was good. We also enjoyed the breakfast and as another traveler mentioned, the tuna salad was excellent.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Kate L wrote a review Jul 2022
Geneva, Switzerland77 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 3 night stay here. We used it as a base to go exploring. The team of Stefano, Mariette, Maria, Yvonne and the dog Nott were so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are clean, well furnished, the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. The breakfast was yummy and varied. Dinner - fish or lamb -was delicious.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Caroline H wrote a review Jun 2022
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I booked a one-day stay. Rooms clean and elegantly prepared. Shared kitchen with coffee, tea, you can cook something for yourself. The breakfast buffet has a lot of choice, despite the many guests, nothing is missing. Great tuna salad. They also serve delicious large portions of dinners at good prices. The most striking feature of this place is the people who work there. Nice and friendly people are always happy to answer all your questions and make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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AreWeThereYet3_11 wrote a review Jan 2022
Jacksonville, Florida148 contributions37 helpful votes
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Comfortable and clean. We were on a tour and this guesthouse was used. The rooms are small but the beds wee Comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. The rooms were attached to a small sitting area that was cozy. The surrounding area is remote and nice for star gazing and aurora sightings a night. The adjoins restaurant served delicious food and good wines. The breakfast spread s amazing and provided many tasty choices.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Vraj wrote a review Oct 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
The location of this guesthouse is the best for all Vik attractions. It's around 5 minutes from the beach with the fallen aircraft and the giant waterfall. Also it is not more than 15-20 minutes from the main beach near the Lava show and other attractions. The place is clean and the staff go above and beyond to make the stay memorable. The breakfast is not very large but it is helpful to remember that it is complementary and it is not easy to get resources in Iceland-- I believe the staff has to drive to Reykjavik each day to resupply. I highly recommend this guesthouse!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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tbrill2017 wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada29 contributions52 helpful votes
We spend two nights at this guest house. While the room was a little small it was very functional and the restaurant's dinner was great, especially the Lamb tenderloin from their very own farm. This is a 4th generation farming operation and the people were hardworking and friendly to make our stay comfortable. I would definitely recommend it if you are travelling in the south.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Rebecca H wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had a twin room in the "new building". Think of a rectangular building with a corridor down the middle and rooms on both sides of you and only windows at the beginning and end. Common room with kitchen and seating at the end on one side (this area was noisy). Tea and coffee available FOC here. The room was perfectly functional, nothing special (~2 star hotel), lovely and warm but nowhere to dry soaking wet clothes. Bed ok, only 1 pillow each. The door handles were really noisy. We had a room that was at the other end of the building to the common room and we could still hear the noise from the common room area. The en-suite was very small, almost like one you would get on a cruise ship. No toiletries. Breakfast was poor (continental: meat, eggs, bit of salad, banana in quarters, orange (pre-cut), bread, crackers, cereal, tea, coffee and fruit juices) Evening meal was good (arctic char, fish soup, lamb) Check-in was poor we had a guy that was in training but on his own and couldn't answer any questions e.g. what time is dinner, where is our room, couldn't take payment etc. Pretty hopeless to be honest. Overall, this guesthouse had the feeling of a hostel to me. Recommend with caution as you get a basic room, with poor breakfast and good evening meal. Tip: ask for room furthest away from common room area as that's really noisy and book table for evening meal when you arrive. Wouldn't recommend the meal deal, I'd just order straight off the menu as think it was cheaper.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: ask for room furthest away from common room area as that's really noisy
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bas0921 wrote a review Jul 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina781 contributions229 helpful votes
So quaint and cozy! You really do feel like you are staying with good friends or family (that you like). From check in to check out, the experience was wonderful. Really comfortable rooms appointed with everything that we needed to enjoy our stay! DO NOT MISS DINNER! We ordered and booked in advance. Simply put, the BEST meal we had in all 2 weeks of our stay. Farm to table and homemade bread! I can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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boybanker wrote a review Jun 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia1086 contributions181 helpful votes
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We used this guesthouse as a base for a two-day road trip out of Reykjavik to Iceland’s spectacular South Coast. We were welcomed warmly by the family matriarch, whose family had run this guesthouse/B&B on their sheep farm since 1983. We enjoyed chatting with her about rural life, running a farm, and coping with the collapse of tourism last year. Guests enjoy run of the farm (“be sure to close any gates behind you.”) but the sheep and lambs were distant and, as the owner’s son pointed out, “not really accustomed to petting.” We had a simple, comfortable room with private bath/shower in a building with 12 other rooms and a common room with (free) coffee and tea, and a fridge and microwave for guests. We couldn’t figure out how to make the common room satellite TV work, but WiFi was strong and reliable. The included buffet continental breakfast was simple and satisfactory, with cereal, bread/toast, meats and cheeses, yogurt and skyr, some fruit and replenished coffee. People in the breakfast room were chatty and friendly, and we all shared travel advice. The owner will cook you dinner if you reserve. We enjoyed her great Icelandic home cooking: tomato soup followed by Arctic char one night, and smoked salmon followed by lamb the next. Icelandic beers, of course. Salad greens and scallions were from her own hothouse. We’re typically boutique hotel guests, but this comfortable rural guest house, on a working sheep farm, was ideal and we’d recommend it highly. There did not seem to be much in Vik, so a farm visit was just right.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Have a tasty home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.
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rgt123 wrote a review Jun 2021
Flemington, New Jersey66 contributions58 helpful votes
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I booked a 2 night stay as a solo traveler and it exceeded my expectations. Ely the owner, was a wonderful person with whom I interacted and chatted quite a bit about Iceland, its history and the situation during the pandemic. Ely’s a warm, wonderful person who along with her son runs the hotel. The room itself was large and comfortable, with private bathroom, large windows facing the garden, and a nice comfortable chair. I interacted with some of the guests during breakfast and dinner and it was just a wonderful setup to exchange travel ideas, and talk about each other’s experiences during the day. I ordered dinner twice, fresh water fish from the local area and it was a just delicious home made meal. Breakfast was outstanding too, cereal, bread, ham and cheese, coffee, tea, etc. just a large variety of options to start the day right. There is also a common area with a small refrigerator, books, board games, tv, etc., nice to unwind at the end of the day. I travelled solo this trip, but I plan to come back with my wife to this wonderful place again, what makes the difference is the interaction with the host, I would highly recommend this place without hesitation, you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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$111 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandSouth RegionVik
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Solheimajokull Glacier (3.3 miles), Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (3.3 miles), and Crashed DC 3 Plane (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Solheimahjaleiga Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rútshellir Cave (8.1 miles).