On a trip to Norway in October I stopped over in Iceland for 3 nights and stayed with Gudrun and Valur. If you enjoy getting to know people and through them better understanding a place (history and culture), Minna-Mosfell is the place for you. Their farm house is about 15 min outside of Reykjavik and on the way to Pingvillar along the "Golden Circle". The 3 guest rooms are on the top level of their home. My room had a sitting room and was nicely decorated. Their was a common living area, bathroom, and kitchen on this level for the guests to use. The off-season price was exceptional value. However, the best reason to stay a Minna-Mosfell is to get to know Gudrun and Valur.
During my stay I unfortunately got ill from something I ate but Gudrun did everything she could to make me comfortable, including homemade soup. I spent a few occasions talking with Valur about Iceland's history, places, and things to do. He went so far is to call some farmers that live closer to the high-country to see if the roads were still passable so He could personally take me out in his 4x4 to show me one of the most spectacular lava tubes and glaciers. Unfortunately, they were not. He let me borrow an extra torch and riding helmet to wear when I went exploring the Raufarholsheillir lava tube which was a great experience. I think one of the nicest things I saw them do was baby sitting the young child of a English couple that was staying there so they could go out on the town for a couple nights. The highlight of my visit was not Gullfoss falls but my last evening in Iceland when Gudrun and Valur invited me down into their home for a wonderful salmon dinner. We drank wine and talked for hours. I feel on this visit I made some friends and when I go back I will stay with them again and renew the friendship that we started during my last visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Northern lights dance above Minna-Mosfell Gesthouse located on a quiet family farm in the countryside, few minutes away from Reykjavik city center. Five minutes away is an outstanding geothermal swimmingpool, Álafoss store, Laxnes museum, horse back riding and a golf course. Enjoy the experience of watching the northern lights in the evenings in our outdoor hot tub. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Minna-Mosfell Guesthouse Iceland/Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik