No touring holiday is complete without the "Why did we stay there, dad?". On our 11 day tour Iceland, Saudarkrokur was that place. It is an ugly village and I would urge anyone to bite the bullet and carry on to Akureyri (which is lovely and the drive there is sublimely beautiful) rather than make the mistake I made of breaking the journey in Saudarkrokur.
We stayed at the Guesthouse, inspired by the beautiful picture one might have seen in a guidebook - white building, blue sky, lovely. There's actually a derelict house right behind the Guesthouse and it's set amid pretty ugly buildings.
Rooms were functional, bathrooms shared. When you boil it down, it is a souped up Youth Hostel but the prices are those of a 3 star hotel - it's that mis-match which disappoints. There's a decent kitchen for self catering and the breakfastt is fine.
I found the staff to be unhelpful when I was making my original booking and then confirming it before setting off (failed to respond to my email). When checking in (which you will have to do up the road in the main hotel if it's before 4pm), I was met by one of those receptionists who seem to have forgotten that they were working in the hospitality industry.
Bottom line, drive on to Akureyri, which is a lovely town with better places to stay and eat.
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