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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The glacier view guesthouse is so well designed and the staff is lovely!
Both the dinner and breakfast were excellent, and we got special treatment as vegetarians.
We had a great time,
Do go there!
Shani Poleg, Israel

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank shanipol
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a great place to stay along the Ring Road in Southern Iceland. There are pretty views of a glacier , private bathrooms with nice showers, and a lovey hostess with outstanding breakfast including homemade breads, pancakes, cheeses , yogurts, cereals, coffee, juice, fruits, fish, and meats.

It is off the beaten path, which is why we were drawn to it. If you want to be surrounded by a town or shops, do not stay here.

There was supper offered to us for 6500 ISK which equals to a little over 60 US dollars per person. The dinner is three courses , and homemade. We decided not to have the dinner , but it smelled amazing and the dining area is very cozy with beautiful views.

The place has two main cons, which is why I gave it 4 stars over 5:

1. The wifi is slow, which made it difficult for us to relax and enjoy a movie for the evening after a long day of traveling. This is likely due to the remote location of the place.

2. The price for a room is significantly higher compared to other comparable places we stayed at. If dinner were included in the high price for a room, it would have been worth it, but instead dinner was offered at 6500 ISK per person.

Glacier View Guesthouse is overall an outstanding place to stay!

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank Russell L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Will not recommend enough this place, beautiful modern rooms and the most lovely& genuine Host. The breakfast was amazing, in a living room overlooking the incredible landscape. Probably the best place we stayed in Iceland!!

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank eloa e
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Glacier View Guesthouse which is located off F209 in Hrifunes about 7 min from the Golden Circle Road. The owners recently completed the construction of several identical units overlooking a glacier in the far distance. The place is ideally located to visit Skaftnafell National Park, Jorkursarlon ice lagoon, or Landmannalagaur which we did during our stay. The bathrooms are relatively small with a mini sink but functional. Rooms are warm quiet and mattresses comfortable, typical of Icelandic guest lodges. Elin and Borgar are excellent hosts who will prepare dinner served around 7:30PM with reservation served at communal tables to enourage conversation with international guests. The meals are excellent and better than in most Icelandic restaurants and include great vegetarian options. I highly recommend staying here.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank HenryS948
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Please do yourself a favor and stop by the Glacier View Guesthouse for a wonderful night's stay (or several) during your trip to Iceland. My wife and I enjoyed our honeymoon in Iceland and spent several days exploring the Highlands, including two nights at the Glacier View Guesthouse. We stayed a little over 2 weeks in Iceland, traversing the South and East, as well as the city and staying in about 7 different hotels/AirBnBs/guesthouses along the way - Glacier View was, without question, the very best of them all.

To begin, we got a little lost in Landmannalaugar and ended up not getting in until quite late - we called and Elin was incredibly warm, telling us no problem and she would wait up to let us in. We ended up not arriving until just after 11pm, and Elin was indeed waiting up for us! Even though we were so late, her reception was warm and welcoming as if we'd arrived right on time.

The guesthouses themselves are lovely and very well appointed - one of the nicest bathrooms we encountered anywhere in Iceland with a truly beautiful shower! It feels very much like a perfect little studio apartment with nice bed, cute little viewing windows (which Elin shared with us her mother had made the curtains for!), and a nice sitting area with couch and table, perfect for fixing a very late dinner!

We sped off in a hurry the next morning to our next adventure, and when we found ourselves at our next accommodation - the Fosshotel Nupar - we were beyond dismayed. More expensive than Glacier View, it was cramped, under construction, impersonal, and absolutely awful - we were really disappointed (it was our honeymoon after all!) and called to Elin to see if we might come back for a second night's stay. It cost us an extra hour of driving or two, but it was beyond worth it to get to stay at Glacier View again - it really is that lovely! Elin was extremely patient as I called back a number of times trying to coordinate if we would indeed be staying with her (the Fosshotel was being finicky about refunding our stay) and she was always pleasant and happy to help.

This second night, we took our time and had dinner with Elin and the other guests - please do not skip this on your visit, and make the time! Elin and her beautiful large family cooked up 3 courses (for a very reasonable Icelandic price), and even offered my gluten free wife ice cream when she was unable to have the cake. The spread was unbelievable and all delicious - trout, goulash, several salads, and of course, bread. Breakfast in the morning was an equally delectable spread of many different wonderful items, and Elin welcomed us to enjoy even though we were well past serving time and assumed we had missed it. Breakfast was served at 8:30 and we popped in at a leisurely 11 just to say goodbye, but were warmly ushered in by Elin with repeated encouragements to try some food and stay awhile. We ended up spending several hours on the porch talking with Elin, Borgar, and their friends and relatives, making it one of our most pleasant mornings in Iceland. You can tell that they are true travelers, and it's wonderful to spend time being curious and talking with people who are also curious and interested to talk with you! We learned a lot about local Icelandic culture and felt like a part of the household - even playing with the family dog and talking YouTube with the kids of the house.

To give one last glimpse of what a wonderful family and place this is, as we were leaving the main house from dinner to retire to our guest house, two young men came in the doorway, wet and shivering from the rain. We recognized these guys from the past days hiking in Landmannalaugar, and they shared that they have been bicycling and camping along the coast of Iceland and cycled all day to get to a campsite that was marked as nearby on their map, but turned out to not exist when they got there. I can only imagine the panic of these poor fellows as they realized that their resting site was nowhere to be found. Desperate for something, they searched around and found the Glacier View, where Elin welcomed them to camp on her property, and kindly offered them hot soup as soon as they stepped in the door. They really are that kind of people.

The epitome of hospitality, the best of the Highlands - don't miss the Glacier View!

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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