A peaceful, intimate guesthouse with traditional hospitality and gastronomy will offer an excellent environment for unwinding after a day exploring the beautiful Snaefellnes Peninsula. This rural and historic house has been modernised using contemporary and unique furnishings, which provide a luxurious home-like feel.
This 10 bedroom boutique hotel lies in the heart of fishing town Stykkisholmur and boasts rich Icelandic heritage and tradition. Also known as ‘the town of a thousand islands’, guests can descend into ice caves, follow 8000 year old lava formations or sail across enchanting deep blue waves amongst the whales to discover the unspoiled mystical islands of Breiðafjörður Bay.
Rooms at Hotel Egilsen have been outfitted with organic Coco-mat beds made from natural materials, over-head power showers, cosy bathrobes and traditional woollen blankets for ultimate comfort. Complimentary Ipads are also available but we think you will be preoccupied with the fantastic views of the harbour and surrounding North Western Icelandic landscape.
Why we like it
The appealing charm of the inn is the remarkably friendly owner, Greta who offers delicious homemade meals. Breakfast is made using local eggs and for lunch, fresh soup with spices from the garden and rustic crusty bread from her own oven. In the afternoons, sample some of her wonderful warm blueberry waffles with ice-cream from the local farm, Erpsstaðir, in the welcoming guest lounge.