Home to one of the world's largest puffin colonies
Place in Iceland”
“Best birdwatching place in Iceland”
I liked everything
The Hotel is spotless clean and the room is very large with a good bathroom. Excelente. Wish we had stayed longer. For bird watching lovers THIS is the place. 10m drive from the hotel we can see Puffins 1 meter from us. There’s a huge colony very near and we have every conditions to photograph them.
Very remote and worth the drive on gravel roads, the scenery to get there is like no other. The tiny village is like the place in Doc Martin series. We enjoyed over four hours perched by the sea side watching puffins landing and nesting. Rooms are clean, comfortable, plenty of hot water for a shower. Looking out on the nature even while laying in bed is just an awesome experience! Just few steps along the sea to the reception /restaurant for freshly made porridge, eggs and many other yummy delicate fixing to start the day off. The welcoming owner and staff is just what makes this place special.
“Excellent accommodation, food, and friendly staff!”
I stayed here when I was doing a G Adventures tour and out of all the places we stayed this was probably one of my favorites. The rooms were huge with beautiful views of the fjord and they were also SO CLEAN! I felt very safe and cozy here. The staff (which I assume is the family who owns the guest house) we’re so friendly and welcoming. The dinner they made for us was fresh fish they had caught that morning and it was delicious. The chef was so happy to see us and cheered us all. There is a stop near by where you can see hundreds of puffins too! I would recommend this guest house to everyone I know.
Part of the 94 is gravel road, so when we arrived it’s already passed the check-in time. But the staff is still waiting for us. She also helped us check the puffins on the cliff. And gave us useful information on when and where to see those cute creatures. The room is spacious and clean. The breakfast is simple but freshly made. We would like to be back and stay here again.
“Hiking and Puffin Heaven!”
Thanks so much!
Amazing place to stay for going to see the puffins in the nearby harbor at Hafnarhólmi and it is hiking heaven. It’s more remote so despite the amount of people visiting Iceland these days there are less people in Borgarfjördur eystra. Highly recommend trail number 10 on the way out of town, and to see the puffins in the nearby birdhide early in the morning and or after dinner, it truly is puffin heaven in summer. The staff is great they will help you with anything and even showed us a live stream from the puffin birdhide to see how busy it is to plan our visits. Very special place in the world you won’t regret staying here just go and enjoy.