This place has all the tangible and intangible things people want when traveling: The atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable (and romantic!) but not pretentious — and the light, food, scenery and people are wonderful. I came here specifically to horseback ride with three other girls and we all had such a wonderful time we never wanted to leave and ended up staying for dinner. The husband and wife team who own the Guest House personally picked us up and dropped us off at our hostel and were both very warm and generous individuals who genuinely cared about our time there. The horseback ride was wonderful — great for beginners or more advanced riders — and took us through fields, along the beaches, and into the water. The guides were very sweet and personally checked in with everyone periodically along the entire ride to make sure we were all comfortable. At the end of the ride, we fed and pet our horses and played with the B&B's adorable dogs. The facilities and hot pot cannot be beat. The hot pot offers the most beautiful scenery and is the perfect temperature. After the hot pot, you are free to use one of their towels or take a shower (even if you aren't staying over night). We loved the place and the people so much, we decided to stay for dinner, which totally blew everyone in my group away. We all shared our dishes, so we each were able to try the lobster salad, "secret" soup, the trout, the lamb, and each other desserts (skyramisu, molten chocolate cake and mint creme brulee). Unfortunately, we had reservations elsewhere and could not stay the night, but our time there literally could not have gotten any better. If I ever come back to Iceland, I'll be staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skjaldarvik guesthouse, restaurant and tourist service is a family business. We put our lives and souls in it. Óli, Dísa and our girls, Klara, Katrín and Sunneva, will offer you a warm welcome. ... more less
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