We found this true home away from home in Þorlákshöfn quite by chance, and it exceeded all our expectations. In addition to a comfy queen size bed, private balcony and a barbecue, the owner Jón Arason (Jonni) made us comfortable in every way you can think of. He recommended a destination that proved our best trip in Iceland, and even volunteered to drive us to a party in a nearby settlement if we only wished to go. In the morning we found our host in the kitchen, making waffles for us and singing to a CD. In the evening there was a hot jacuzzi waiting for us and Jonni who works as a fisherman outside the holiday season offered us fish balls made according to his grandmother's recipe.
The price was very reasonable and included more than in other guest houses we visited. We could do our laundry and use a dryer. In the bathroom there was shower gel, shampoo and conditioner for guests, and a hair dryer (which I did not see all that often in other places). We could also use a laptop which was a good news for myself, as I do not have a smartphone and public computers are becoming rare these days. When Jonni said we could get a discount on the second night, we did not hesitate whether to stay or not, even though we had planned to move on.
What I particularly liked was the carefully considered design of the rooms (remember the usual cramped bathrooms with not enough hooks to hang your stuff? Not here!). Everything also looked very stylish. The state of the facilities - immaculate.
There are not many sights in Þorlákshöfn but it is at a convenient distance from Reykjavik and makes a good base to explore the surrounding areas. Plus you will receive a royal treatment from the owner.
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