After a one night stay in Reykjavik, we were ready to leave the city and head for the more isolated parts of the island. The Country Hotel Anna proved to be an excellent "jumping off" point for our fthree day exploration of the southern coast of Iceland. The Hotel, itself, is a quaint, seven room, bed and breakfast type hotel. We liked our corner room, on the second floor, which afforded wonderful views of the surrounding area. We especially liked the "tea area" of the room -- complete with two comfy sitting chairs and a nice selection of teas.
The Anna Hotel provided a pleasant breakfast each morning, including fresh, home made bread, various jams, cold meats/fish, cheeses and skyr. We did have dinner one evening at the Inn. It was very good, but a bit of the pricey side. We elected to try other dining venues in the area. In this regard, we did find a delightful restaurant just a short distance from the Hotel, heading east on the Ring Road, just before Local Road 243. It was called the Old Cow Barn. Just opened within the past year, it is a working farm which serves up reasonably priced food to the "locals." I especially liked the chocolate cake!!
From Country Hotel Anna, we took day trips east (to the Reykjadalur Hike) and west on the Ring Road (to Vik). Our fondest memory of the trip was the Reykjadalur hike which, after a ninety minute hike, culminated in a thoroughly relaxing and refreshing soak in the river (heated by the geothermal springs), surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Lastly, within a very short distance of the Hotel is the spectacular Skogafoss Waterfall and the must do hiking trails of Fimmborduhals.
On the whole, we enjoyed our stay at the Country Hotel Anna. My only "complaint" is that, at least from my perspective, it was pricey. In fairness, however, that just may be the price of visiting Iceland. We paid over $230 per night (all taxes included).
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- Also Known As:
- Country Hotel Hvolsvollur
- Country Hotel Anna Iceland/Hvolsvollur