We stayed for three nights (family of 6) in two chalets in August 2012. The chalets - as described by others - sleep four and are compact but well thought out. Our kids are small and thought that they were great fun - having four full size people in each one would be tight. Everything works well - good shower, surprisingly good noise insulation, decent mattresses. You have to rent your bed linen (I guess you could turn up and use your own sleeping bag if you had one with you) and you have to put it on the beds yourselves, which is OK if you know in advance. There are other types of accommodation and it's worth noting that this popular place gets booked up so plan ahead if you can. What sets this place apart is the attitude of the staff and the general ambiance. Everyone is very friendly whilst allowing you your own space and the farm is set in rolling green countryside, which is delightful. Plenty of friendly creatures for small kids - Tumi the sheepdog, the cat, lots of semi-tame rabbits hopping about, and horses. We went on a horse trek (need to arrange this in advance as they don't ride every day) which was pleasant. The food is good: there is a set three course dinner (no choice) which we had one night (excellent...just depends if you fancy the menu that night) otherwise there is a small selection of burgers etc (which were very good in fact), plus a kids menu. Note that the kitchen shuts at 8:30 (if you are cramming as much as you can into your days' sightseeing) although, typically, when we called ahead one night to say that we'd be late they made sure that our food was ready when we arrived. This is a good choice.
- Also Known As:
- Smaratun Guesthouse Iceland/Hvolsvollur