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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Very clean and comfy rooms, excellent views of the farm and sea, delicious breakfast. It is not in Vik and it is a ways to drive to any restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank EmilyB6
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

In South Iceland, off the beaten track, there are some working farms that provide accommodations to tourists. Guesthouse Vellir is one. The family raises horses and sheep. A little orphan lamb played by the side of the house, nibbling on the hedges. The room was clean, well organized, and comfortable. The very tiny bathroom was like most of the rural guesthouses. We enjoyed the simple hearty food and bucolic atmosphere. This place was a treasure.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Vegas_Desert_Rat
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

This little magic place might make a believer of you. There is even an "elf church" in the field a few hundred meters away (see photo). Members of the congregation are said to help the farmers of the region when they've lost a horse or sheep or otherwise suffered hardship. But you don't have to be a believer to appreciate this wonderful B&B/guesthouse.

Reading other reviews, I wish I'd have known about the availability of dinner. If the quality of the breakfast was an indicator, dinner must be ample and delicious. And I agree with others about the warmth of both the property and the hosts. Being a solo, "shoulder season" traveler on a tight budget, I requested a room with a shared bath. My very comfortable room was right next to an immaculate bathroom. The only other guests, a couple, were assigned a room at the far end of the hall, affording all of us privacy and quiet. Very considerate of the hosts!

The common areas were equally inviting. The entrance has a boot warmer (!) and place to park your outdoor shoes. An interior door then leads to the lobby, nicely decorated with--among other things--the owner's very nice paintings of her horses. Off the lobby are the hallway to the rooms and the entrance to the bar/restaurant/lounge--a quiet place with a stunning view.

In nearby Vik (to the east) one finds a woolen goods factory and store, which also has many souvenirs with a good price range. Next door is a gas station with a good selection of road necessities, including a free map of the region and, around back, a rare and wonderful find--a place to wash your car. It's not a car wash, exactly, but a power hose. This is surely the world's most scenic place to wash your car, but be sure to stand upwind as you're right off the coast!

I've not mentioned the stunning scenery all around this area; I just don't have words to describe it. Vellir is a superb place to rest as you explore this magical region. Do be sure to check your paper map and common sense; my rented GPS led me down roads that were covered by lava in 2010. If you get lost, call the Elf Hotline at [Oops! Sorry. Not allowed to print it!] OK. Just kidding. Ask any of the very friendly passers-by for directions to Vellir.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank MARY B
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

This guesthouse was very cozy with a comfy bed and your basic amenities. I loved the view of the sheep out our window. The lady that owns this guesthouse is very nice and interesting to talk to. She can cook very good as well. We called ahead while on the road and ordered the full menu with soup, dinner and dessert and it was delicious. We had fresh atlantic cod with potatoes and cheesecake for dessert.

Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Kelly F
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We loved this farm stay near Vik. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They cooked us a really great dinner, and great value if you are used to Icelandic restaurant prices! Rooms were modern and clean. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank cs_5
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