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“I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Sigló”
Review of The Herring House

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The Herring House
Ranked #1 of 2 Siglufjordur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I don't want to make this overlong, so here's why we had an amazing time:

- It IS uphill, granted, but we found out the walking distance from the house to the centre of the town was minimal, and the views from our windows were amazing! We could see the church (Siglufjarðarkirkja) and the fjord the window! I look at my photos now and have a hard time believing I took such amazing pics from our window. Oh, and if you walk a bit further uphill, the views of the town and the fjord are to die for. So, for us, the location was an absolute PLUS.

- Þórir, the owner, made everything in his power to make our stay pleasant. There is no internet, it's not advertised. But when I asked, just to make sure, if there was WiFi, instead of simply saying "No, there isn't", he convinced the neighbour to let us use his WiFi network! When we opted not to have breakfast with him and his wife (because they were in another house and, frankly, with no sunlight until around 11 because it was December, who wants to have breakfast early?), he surprised us by bringing us bread, jams, yoghurt, juice! When the Herring Era Museum was closed (it was between Christmas and New Year's), he got the owner to let us in one night, and we had the museum all for ourselves, for free! And he also got us in the Folk Music Centre that same night, with a guided tour of the place, for just the normal entry price! Plus he invited us for coffee and snacks with him and his wife. Oh, and there was a gift for us when we arrived, because we had been the first ones to book in that building!

There, I kept it short and concise: the place is absolutely worth it thanks to the location, the views, and the amazing owner.

And if you're not sure about visiting in Winter, I can tell you that Sigló is beautiful at that time. In fact, it was with images of the snowy fjord I had fallen in love with originally.

Room Tip: Our room, with the amazing views, was on the street-level floor, and it was in the south-east corner...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

Thank you for visiting us at The Herring House. It was a real pleasure to have you as our guest during the Christmas week. We really enjoyed your company. Erla & Thorir.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a really nice B and B in Siglufjordur. It sits above town, but is easily walkable. Our room was spotless, bed comfy and breakfast delicious. Thorir is a great host and thanks to his phone call, we had The Herring Museum (really interesting and very worth visiting) opened up just for us!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you very much! And thank you for comming to The Herring House on your vacation in Iceland. See you soon. Thorir

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed in the herring house for two nights. The house is neat and well located. The owners are very helpful and we thank them very much for all their help. Siglufjörður is a beautiful town and we recommend staying in the Herring house in order to make a good trip even better!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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ThorirThorisson, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2012

Thank you for comming to us - Thorir

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Very nice house/guesthouse. We stayed at the Herring house for the weekend - the house has beautiful surroundings, nice rooms with good beds, clean, comfortable and with all equip. The owners did everything to help us organizing our program at Siglufjörður. We will be back.

Frábært gistihús - Herring-hús. Allt til alls, falleg staðsetning og yndislegt að vera.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013
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Thank you for visiting us at The Herring House Guðrún - Bestu þakkir fyrir komuna Guðrún, sjáumst vonandi aftur.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We travelled as 4 friends staying in the Herring house over the weekend. I must say the Herring House was one of the best places we stayed in during our travels. Everything was clean, very comfortable and the hosts were extremely helpful. I recommend having breakfast as a good start for your day full of trips (where we were served also some Icelandic specials).
The house is situated on the hilltop giving you a great view at the scenery. In addition, it has a small terrace in front of it where you can chill.
Siglufjordur is THE place to visit in the northern Iceland - and the Herring House is undoubtedly one of the best choices for accommodation.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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ThorirThorisson, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you in Siglufjörður soon. Thorir.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Had the most amazing stay in the beautiful Herring House. Thorir the host is the perfect gentleman who can offer advice on the area and stories from Iceland. He is welcoming and kind. His house is absolutely amazing. Modern, warm and comfortable. The rooms are inviting with cosy beds and beautiful views. The house it located just beside the church which is close to the harbour, the supermarket and the restaurants. I can't speak highly enough of The Herring House. It is a real gem perfect for any visitor. A haven away from home.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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ThorirThorisson, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Thank you visiting us at The Herring House. We loved to have you and hope you will come back soon. Thorir.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Me and my husband stayed in The Herring House for two nights. The apartment is lovely, great rooms with very comfortable beds and sheeds. We highly recommend staying there.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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ThorirThorisson, Manager at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Thank you for coming to The Herring House. Hope to see you again in Siglufjörður.

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Address: Havegur 5, Siglufjordur 580, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Northeast Region > Siglufjordur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Siglufjordur
Price Range: $139 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACCOMMODATION - All rooms come with made up beds and shared bathroom * Rooms are well furnished with blackout curtains * Luxury in bed and linens * Self service kitchen and dining room with TV * Terrace.The Herring House offers four bedrooms, three double/triple and one single room. The guesthouse can also be booked as a private apartment. Enjoy the afternoon sitting on the terrace gazing at the spectacular mountains and the midnight sun during summer time. For winter visitors this is the ideal location for winter sports, family vacations and to watch the northern lights. ... more   less 
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