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Heydalur 401, Isafjordur Iceland
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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Isafjordur
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Full view
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sauna
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
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Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Mini golf
Fishing
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Hot spring bath
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English, French, Danish, Icelandic

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Heydalur 401, Isafjordur Iceland
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Keflavik Intl Airport129 miSee all flights
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Marc V wrote a review Mar 2021
Reykjavik, Iceland33 contributions23 helpful votes
Arrived in a blizzard, relaxed in the hot spring and enjoyed the most fresh fish and a glass of white wine in the cosy main building. The breakfast buffet the morning after was of the best quality, freshly baked bread, local all kinds of delicacies, especially the cured fish and the many kinds of jam. And, I saw an Arctic fox that came and visited just outside the door.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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leanadawn wrote a review Sep 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland102 contributions20 helpful votes
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We are locals and so we stayed at Heydalur at the beginning of September and took advantage of a wonderful three-day offer that included breakfast, a kayak tour, and a horseback riding tour. The valley where Heydalur is located, at the bottom of Mjóifjörður, is absolutely beautiful and serene. The atmosphere at Heydalur is like a large family - the staff share breakfast together, and Stella, the matriarch, is warm and welcoming. Everything feels laid-back - exactly what you want as you take some time out to enjoy the remote Westfjords. Heydalur is a great place for relaxing and an equally good home base for exploring the entire Westfjords. We spent our first day there paddling around Mjóifjörður on a private kayak tour with Kevin and we saw around 15 curious seals. Then we took off for Ísafjörður, stopping at the Arctic Fox Centre in Súðavík along the way. The weather was so sunny and beautiful that we decided to do an entire loop around the Westfjords, checking out the unparalleled Dynjandi waterfall and the rough southern coast of the Westfjords too. Even with all of that driving, we managed to get back to Heydalur around 11 pm. On our second full day there, it was windy and rainy - perfect weather to stay on-site and take advantage of all of the geothermal soaking options. We hiked to the natural hot pot, which we had to ourselves, and then spent time horsing around in the incredible indoor pool, located in their greenhouse. In the evening we had dinner at their restaurant - the food is presented beautifully and they use as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. The same goes for their breakfast, which includes berries (and also jams made from said berries) and smoked trout, both foraged or raised right at the farm. On the day we checked out the weather was decent so after breakfast, we did a private horseback tour with Gísli, one of the owners of Heydalur. The horse trail takes you along the river to the ocean and it gave us another perspective of the land and the beautiful autumn vegetation. Our stay at Heydalur gave us a small taste (literally and figuratively) of the Westfjords and we definitely will return to this place. We loved meeting the on-site animals (currently three dogs, one cat, and many horses). There is a female arctic fox who comes around for food but we didn't get a chance to see her - however, we did hear the hoarse cries of arctic foxes each evening from our open window. The staff is friendly and our room (which included a kitchenette, as we stayed in a triple) had everything we needed, included heated floors. Note that the WiFi is almost nonexistent in rooms and the farm is in a valley with very little mobile data reception (and limited phone reception, too), so come with movies / media pre-loaded onto your computer, phone, or tablet for use in your room - otherwise you'll need to go to the restaurant for good internet. Takk fyrir, Stella og Heydalur! We'll be back the next time we want to head up west.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Rikkinn wrote a review Aug 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland6 contributions3 helpful votes
Overpriced and overrated. The old lady that runs the show was very nice during check-in but obviously out of touch with the real world. Room nr 5 was mediocre. Shower was terrible. Went to the restaurant for a couple of beers after dinner service and found an unwelcoming atmosphere. Checkout went awfully as the lady overcharged me and then vehemently defended the price that was much higher than had been previously quoted on the phone. This place came recommended but I certainly will not be recommending it to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Denise K wrote a review Aug 2020
Denmark80 contributions6 helpful votes
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We stayed at Heydalur for 4 nights in one of the Category 4 rooms with an enormous private bathroom. The room was spacious and clean with a view of the horse paddock and the valley. There are so many special things about Heydalur, that it is hard to rmention all of them! Heydalur is family (Mum Stella and son Gisli) run and you can tell that they put their heart and soul into their guesthouse. The greenhouses with flourishing fruit trees and vegetables are astonishing when you think of how close you are to the arctic circle! The staff are super friendly and helpful and I recommend going riding on their beautiful Icelandic horses down to the beach or going seal spotting by kayak. Unforgettable experiences! Then there is Kobbe the talking parrot who has a mind of his own and Þora the arctic fox who comes for her meals and is a friend with Heydalur’s 2 lovely dogs: Bangsi and Loki. Heydalur also has a natural hotpot in the valley and a hotpot close to the greenhouse - wonderful after a day’s hiking on the nearby mountains or after a couple of hours on horseback. The food in the restaurant is excellent serving amongst other things homegrown fruit, veg. and fish. The breakfast is really varied - the biggest I have seen in the Westfjords. Meals can be enjoyed in what used to be the barn. Heydalur also has a campsite - so there is something for everyone. I recommend spending several nights here - it is magical and unique! Takk fyrir and see you next time!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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UnaW wrote a review Jul 2020
Watford, United Kingdom1,145 contributions239 helpful votes
On arrival at this property we were amazed at the full car park and all the comings and goings of guests at the campsite and the guesthouse. Busiest place we stayed at in 2 weeks in Iceland. Clearly this is because of what it offers. You are in the West Fjords and have probably driven for hours and hours so this is somewhere to relax. We loved the walk along the river bank and the rustic hot pot. We tried out the green house swimming pool. We met the horses and the local wild arctic fox. The fox tends to hang out in the upper car park area but is very shy and dashes away quickly. We had a large room with a kitchenette although the latter was minimally equipped eg one glass, one cup and would not really have worked for meal prep. We ate in the main restaurant which was hearty country cooking and very popular. Thoroughly enjoyed the sea kayaking with Andrejz the following morning and we saw lots of seals and even some puffins. The bill adds up here even just on a one night stay but it is popular for a reason.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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US$113 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IcelandWestfjords RegionIsafjordur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heydalur Guesthouse
What are some of the property amenities at Heydalur Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Heydalur Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Heydalur Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Heydalur Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heydalur Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Danish, and Icelandic.
Does Heydalur Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Heydalur Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.