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Guesthouse Alfheimar
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

My husband and I booked a four day guided tour out of the Alfheimar Guesthouse, and were totally bowled over in equal measure by the hikes as well as the hospitality of the family that runs it.
The guide was a very friendly man (regretting not being able to spell his name!) who grew up in the area. He was great to have a conversation with, a very important feature in a guide. We didn't have much experience hiking, but were kept interested in the total stunner views with a good dose of local history. Hiking days were just long enough and the food included in our hike package (though adventures.is) was enough to keep us going. Pretty tasty too!
We'd love to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank paambaarb
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed only one night. We found the room extremely clean, comfortable and the surroundings were so quiet that we had such a peaceful sleep. The breakfast was good value for money and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lee-Klotz
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a very comfortable guesthouse which is very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and you are even allowed to make sandwiches for lunch! They have plastic bags for you to use!
Dinner is a 2 course set menu at 7pm which we had both nights. It was very nice. Great walks in the area and even a little coffee shop next to the fish factory.

Room Tip: Rooms not in the restaurant block are probably the best if you get the choice.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Borgarfjordur is not a place in which you accidentally find yourself. It's not easy to get there, but if you do, you are richly rewarded by the beauty of the place and friendliness of it's people. We arrived past midnight after a long day's journey and were nevertheless warmly welcomed by the owner of Guesthouse Alfheimar. The rooms were large, new and well-kept and the breakfast was generous. Though we couldn't stay long, the owner gave us some great hints on things to see and do during our short visit. We would recommend this place to our friends!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank dzhenna
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed two night at this pleasant guest house. The cook/chef is inspired. The salted cod and barley is to die for. And the oatmeal at breakfast was creamy yummy. The staff was gracious. If you are in the area be sure to stay at this guesthouse. BTW the free wifi is super fast, a real plus.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Alfheimar Guesthouse provides lovely hospitality and a range of day hikes in the area. The hike to Storurd offers stunning views of the 'door in the mountains' and a wander about a hidden fantastical mossy rock garden aside a vibrant blue lake. It was definitely my favorite, even if we had not been so lucky to see a young reindeer prancing about in the snow. The dinners at the guesthouse start with amazing soups. The food is great all around. The organization each day feels a bit chaotic at first, but don't let that put you off - the folks running the show know what they are doing, and each day holds something new and fun. I recommend the six day trip because then you get to end with a day visiting sites further afield, culminating in a soak in a milky blue natural bath beforing boarding your flight back.

If you do go here, you must also have the chocolate cake at the Alfa Cafe in town. And try the spa in town. The whole place oozes charm. Do not let the plain building exteriors fool you - inside the buildings have great character.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is a beautiful guesthouse in a beautiful area. Arngrímur, the owner, is a wonderful man and a great host. The food in the restaurant is absolutely delicious and there is plenty to do in the area - bird watching, hiking, and relaxing. Loved the place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Bakkagerdi, Borgarfjordur Eystri 720, Iceland
Region: Iceland > East Region > Borgarfjordur Eystri
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Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Borgarfjordur Eystri
Price Range: £101 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Guesthouse Alfheimar 2.5*
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