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Hreidrid Guesthouse
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We phoned ahead and didn't have any trouble getting a room on a Thursday night in May. The guesthouse was on the main street just up from the ferry so we had no trouble walking there since we left the truck on the mainland. The rooms were Puffin themed, with puffins stenciled on the tiles, curtains, and kitchen cabinets. Quirky bird obsession aside it was clean and comfortable. Ruth is a huge animal lover and it shows throughout the place.

Ruth was so very helpful directing us to places around the island where she had recently seen puffins. We knew it was still early in the season but we set out with a map she gave us in search of birds. The cliffs surrounding the golf course and along the shore were filled with them! We spent the next day walking around the island and even a bit up the volcano for a bit to waste time until the ferry that evening.

There is a little gas station across the street where we had crazy hot dogs and orange soda, our fast food of choice while on vacation. In the morning we used the kitchen to make coffee and self cater our breakfast as it is very well stocked with plates and all the things one expects to find in a home kitchen.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

The guesthouse is relatively in the center of Heimaey. It's very cozy, clean and the atmosphere is very inviting. The bathroom is shared by all guests. The internet is free. They have a kitchen available to guests...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank nunolf
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Hreidid & Hrafnabjorg are actually 2 small guesthouses that share a common, small backyard. There is only a tiny, dark sitting area with 1 table + computer in one of the houses (I didn’t see the other house), but there is a kitchen with a table for guest use there as well. (Breakfast is not provided.) They do have WiFi throughout the house.
There is no sink in the room and the bathrooms are shared. (They’re located only a short distance down the hall from the rooms.) Like all of the places where we stayed in Iceland, Hreidid & Hrafnabjorg is clean and comfortable. At around $78 US per night, it’s a great deal!
The people who run Hreidid & Hrafnabjorg also run the cinema next door. If you stay at the guesthouse, they’ll give you a discount to see a video of the Kirkjubæjarhraun volcanic eruption in the cinema, but we saw a great video of the eruption for free at a coffee house at the ferry dock. (The coffeehouse is not in the terminal; it’s in another building nearby where Viking Tours books their cruises. There’s a big sign for “Viking Tours” out front.)
The guesthouse is easily identified on the main street of town by the large whale mural painted on the outside. Parking is on the street, but I never had a problem finding a space.
Many people take the ferry to the island and then walk around without renting a car. Although the guesthouse is in walking range from the dock, the best puffin spotting (when we were there in July) is at the far end of the island on Storhofdi. (Be very careful when walking on Storhofdi as the grassy land ends abruptly at the edge of high cliffs!) Unless you’re really in good shape, a walk there would be a bit of a challenge.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank amlbones
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We had a blast in Vestmannaeyjar... rode horses, hiked for hours and hours. We stayed at Guesthouse Hreidrid, where our hostess Ruth took excellent care of us. I wouldn't call it luxurious, but it was clean, quiet, homey, and well-run. We used the kitchen to cook dinner, and Ruth provided things like spices, milk, etc. Location is great.

The best part of the visit was when Ruth put us in touch with Asa at the Lyngfell stables. Riding horses in Vestmannaeyjar was a dream for us. We saw another stable that advertises aggressively, but really did not impress us much... we were glad that Ruth steered us to Lyngfell. That is the kind of service you hope to find at a guesthouse.

We were the only American guests. There was a British couple, and the rest were either from continental Europe or Iceland.

Room Tip: Email Ruth to ask about the types of rooms available. We asked for a large room and got it.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Faxastigur 33, 900, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Westmann Islands > Heimaey Island
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Heimaey Island
Price Range: £74 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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