Yes, Kaldbaks-Kot Cottages is truly a special place and now we have stayed here for 2 years in a row. I am traveling with my 90 year old mom, and she wanted to return to Iceland on our way back to Canada from the UK. Specifically she asked to stay here for a couple of days because it is located in such a stunningly beautiful location, plus it is clean, comfortable, relaxing and quiet. Additionally Husavik has some great whale watching.
There is understated warmth, adventurism and excitement here. This obviously is not big city adventure, but rather an encounter with nature, raw scenic beauty and wildlife. What a great mix, we are surrounded by beautiful snow covered mountains, enclosing a fjord that leads towards Arctic waters, beautiful lush greenery and flowering lupines, aquatic birds, Icelandic horses, and extended days and clean fresh healthy air. Oh gosh, I forgot to mention the chance to see the largest animals that have ever lived on this planet, whales.
Staying at Kaldbaks-Kot Cottages just makes all of this that much more enjoyable, warm and relaxing. We had a lovely 2 bedroom pine cottage overlooking a fresh water pond or lagoon with ducks and loons and swans drifting and paddling about, baby ducks swimming close to their mother and a balcony with chairs and a small table to sit and watch peacefully as nature unfolds in front and all around you. Nearby is a naturally heated pond that I am sure would be extremely soothing to bath in. ted to st
Inside, the first thing you notice is the warmth and comfort, because even if it is a bit cool or breezy outside, inside the cabin there is ample geothermal heating. These are fully equipped cottages with TV, kitchen cooking facilities, refrigerator, sink, dinnerware, a great shower and bathroom, sofa, dining room table and chairs, wi-fi, yes wi-fi. All this inside a cozy pine cottage, so relaxing, so cozy and so warm and comfortable. Really can't be beat in my books, or my 90 year old mom's for that matter!
Additionally we took advantage of the option to have breakfasts supplied by our hosts. It was just easier for us to do that, if we were staying longer, I am sure that we could have cooked our own breakfasts, but as we were only staying for 2 nights this made more sense. The breakfast dining room is very cozy, rustic and quaint. Cereals, hot coffee, vegetables, cold meats, fresh breads, tea, cheeses, lots of good and satisfying foods to eat in a comfortable relaxing setting. As this is a family run accommodation I must send a thanks to them for creating such a wonderful place and opening their lives and location up to travelers from all of the world. They are caring, warm, understated and most importantly very accommodating! Thank you to them.
Comfort, beauty, relaxation, adventure, nature, warmth, kind caring people. That might be a microcosm for Iceland. Truly a very magnetic location on the planet for those who like a little out of the ordinary, or who have an appreciation for natural beauty. We found a little of all Iceland and lot of enjoyment with our stay at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages. We loved it, again, it really was our best stay in Wonderful Iceland, and we looking forward to coming back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful cottages with private facilities in Husavik, the Whale watching Capital of Europe. Excellent location on the scenic "Diamond Ring Road": The Husavik-Dettifoss-Myvatn-Husavik round-trip journey. The location is extraordinary as it has breathtaking view, abundant bird-life, spectacular nature and wildlife, country comfort and urban activities and service in town. A unique mixture of country comfort and urban live. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kaldbaks-Kot Cottages Hotel
- Kaldbaks Kot Hotel Husavík