so glad that i chose Dimmuborgir Guesthouse as the place to stay during trip to Lake Myvatn. the guesthouse is built right next to the lake shore (< 5 min walk), and we were extremely lucky to have spring-like weather when we were there, in contrast with the blizzard that happened one week before our arrival that closes all the roads.
my friend and i stayed in the double room with private bathroom. it's spotlessly clean, small, but perfectly functional. (think clean-cut ikea lines :)) there is also a common area with kitchen, where there are couches and dining table. if you want bigger space to move about and place suitcases, i suggest staying at the self-catered cozy cottages. but to be honest, space is not a concern for us since we are out most of the day enjoying the surrounding nature of myvatn and only return in the evening. rates for both types of accomodation is more than reasonable.
everybody who works there is nice : Bleu (the scottish receptionist), Helgi (the icelander owner's son) and the father (name unknown!!) :) the father invited us to his sheep farm during the evening feeding, located north of the Reykjahlid town. if you love dogs, the guesthouse also has 2 cute border collies, one 7 yrs old and the other 1+ yr old, which help guard the sheeps but otherwise stay at the guesthouse to greet visitors. Helgi is so nice to negotiate us a self-tailored super jeep tour with Siggi from Saga Travel (see my review there).
sunset by the lake is truly stunning, one of the best i have seen. the only regret i have is northern lights didnt happen during my stay there. otherwise i believe it will be a perfect unforgettable sight to behold seeing the aurora over lake myvatn at such close proximity.
one last advice i would have is that if you want to enjoy myvatn attractions fully, then stay at myvatn and not 1h away at akureyri. the commute is not worth it for repeated days of travel.
there is no doubt as to where i would be staying again if i return to myvatn area. highly recommend dimmuborgir guesthouse!!
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