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The Herring House
Ranked #1 of 2 Siglufjordur B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Mom (89 yo) stayed at Herring house while the rest of us camped. She was happy with her room and the house. Breakfast was very good and the owner shared his ample knowledge of the surroundings. The only issue mom had was the steep hill to town. In the pouring rain it was an unexpected exercise.

Room Tip: Rooms facing east have the best view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for visiting us at The Herring House Lucia.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Me and my family stayed at the Herring House for one night in May. The accommodation was one of the most beautifully during our round trip. Not only because of the wonderful room, kitchen and bath, also because of the sympathic host Thorir. He conjured an awesome breakfast with home-made bread! Very delicious!
We felt very comfortable and we are glad to come back to Iceland and the Herring House in a few years.

Holger, Julia and Emma

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2013

Thank you for visiting us at The Herring House. I enjoyed having you and your family at our house. Thorir

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Stayed at the Herring house apartment for several nights in April. The accommodations were fantastic but the owner Thorir made our stay the incredible experience it was. He provided us with many opportunities we would have not even known about, suggested places to go and things to do. He was quick to assist in getting plans organized and showing us around the gorgeous town. I can't recommend him and his guesthouse highly enough!

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Thank you for visiting us here in Siglufjörður – on the Troll Peninsula in Iceland. Hope to see you again. You where fantastic guest’s. Best regards Thorir

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Four of us rented the downstairs apartment for 6 nights and had a wonderful and memorable stay! The rooms were clean and extremely comfortable. Thorir, the owner, went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and accommodate all of our needs. He took it upon himself to offer up ideas and personally make arrangements for us. He was always available and SO friendly. I could not offer more praises for The Herring House!! This is the place to stay!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thorir T, Owner at The Herring House, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2013

Thank very much for staying with us at The Herring House. We enjoyed your company.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We rented the 2 bedroomed apartment for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay - comfortable, warm and relaxed. we felt very well-looked after with information and advice about what to see and where to go from our host who also took care to alert us when the Aurora was active.we would love to return in the summer but found this an amazing location. the Herriing Museum is brilliant and the local fish shop sold us the freshest fish we've ever tasted.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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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 up north in Iceland. We are very glad you saw the Northern Lights and enjoyed your stay. Look forward to see you some time in Iceland.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

For this part of our trip we went for the Christmas family package with Nordic Tours which meant getting fed, watered and getting up to local stuff but honestly, it was so more than that. From the moment we arrived Þórir and Erla took us under their wing and welcomed us into their home like we were relatives that have come to stay. We stuffed our greedy faces, got very merry on all kinds of drink and talked about an endless amount of interesting stuff. It also helps to stay with a former mayor of Siglufjordur who can open up the Herring Museum for a private tour and like it states in other reviews - not only is it very interesting, but brings the town and it's heritage to life.

The accommodation itself is really cosy although we did not stay at the property on Havegur, we stayed in the newly refurbished downstairs part of their home which is 2 minutes up the road - providing there is not a mountain of snow to plough through with the neighbours monster struck (not kidding ;-). The food - well we had home cooking everyday due to our package and I highly recommend!

The only tip I have to offer is to try the infamous skata - traditional Christmas food in Iceland that no one makes but only eat out in restaurants because of it's toxic skin-penetrating smell - and it's taste is even worse. Even the super friendly locals we had a drink with later that evening wondered why we would be subjected to such torture. But you have to try, especially if your hosts were as fab as ours and because everything else was yummy and the little restaurant with proper locals was a special treat.

Thanks to our wonderful hosts for making our honeymoon so memorable and now we're working hard to lose all those kg's we gained when we were spoilt rotten. We shall return!

Room Tip: Perfect location, great views and easy walk to town even in the snow and ice.
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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 over Christmas. We really enjoyed your company. See you! Ho ho ho. Erla & Thorir

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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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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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