Husavik Guesthsue is family run but the family do not live here so you do not have to tip-toe about the house. There are a handful of bedrooms and bathrooms and upstairs the breakfast room doubles as a living area - which means you don't have to be confined to your room.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. We had a family room which was a double bed and bunk beds.
We were the only guests because it was so early in the year and, sa such, we had the run of the house to ourselves. The owner made us a huge vat of coffee but also left the kitchen open so that we could help ourselves!
There was more than we could possibly eat for breakfast.
Örlygur could not have been more friendly, helpful and kind - a genuinely nice guy.
For a family room and breakfast, for one night it cost €135
The campsite in Húsavík is located up on a hill right as you leave town. It has got two campgrounds, the lower level which is on even ground - and the upper level which is up a hill. This is a good campground, with cooking facilities, toilets and sinks, although I did not spot a shower. But Húsavík swimming pool is just across the road a little closer to town (you walk for 4 minutes) and the swimming pool is top noch. You pay the fee for one night in the white caravan right next to the cottage where the kitchen is located. The campground is only open during the summer time, i.e. 1.6 - 31.8. Húsavík has got a lot of things to do and it is called the Whale-watching town of Iceland. See my tip on Húsavík a lovely little town, the birth-place of my grandmother and my travel-page on Húsavík here Húsavík travel page
The unique qualities about the Húsavík campground is that you pay for one night and the following nights are free!! One night is ISK 850 (2008) per person.
About 1.5Km before Husavik, after the crossing of road 85 with 87.
Facing the fjord, surrounded by green bushes and birdlife, the location is lovely.
There are various sizes of cottages. For a group like ours, they only had the so called "3-house complex". It's a group of 3 cottages close together. There's the main one, with double room, living room with kitchen facilities and bathroom. They connnect with each other by wooden stair and deck. The other two are much smaller, just a room with two beds on one and bed plus sofa-bed on the other. No bathroom. Which makes it highly incovenient if there's a call of nature during the night. You have to come outside, rain or shine, hoping the main door was left open.
For the price they charge there one aspect we didn't find very orthodox. When we checked in we are given the bed linen and towels. We had to do our own beds. The duvets / blankets and pillows are kept under the beds in the plastic bags. We knew we had to pay extra for bed linen and towels but had no idea the owner had no work at all but to check us in and collect Eu602 for 2 nights (yes in Eur).
We didn't pay for the check-out cleaning (extra charge!) because we didn't feel like cleaning what others had left unclean - there was dust and papers at least under my bed, which I reported to her. The previous people had paid for clening. Her personnel dind't do the job properly... she apologized, but nothing was done.
It's a pretty location, money making machine. But the most expensive place of the whole journey.
I'm not saying it's not an ok place, just could at least offer made-up beds and charge for it.
For example on Minniborgir, near Selfoss, we are asked if we wanted made-up beds for an extra charge, which we surely did, coming from abroad we don't carry those items for a two week stay. At least there was a choice and beds we ready when we checked-in. For half the price!
The view is great, lots of birdlife at the doorstep, binoculars for guest use and all, but I might stay elsewhere next time.
Sorry agapotravel, I know you liked it, but I think you stayed under other conditions when nature called middle of the night... right?
I knew about this part, but was never too convinced and it really turns out to be incovenient when you are 7 people.
P.S. I put a few questions on my e-mails before booking (there wasn't much choice in Husavik for 7 people, mid-July). After a couple, she started replying in capital letters. Found it a bit rude, but then again, don't know if it would be considered rude in Iceland.
The best place to stay in Iceland! well, the best place we stayed in Iceland! This place has about 10-15 wooden cottages spaced out over a piece of land, overlooking the snow capped mountains right by the sea. The site has 3 thermally heated 'hot tubs', and down the road is a thermally heated hot lake! The owner is very friendly too. The cottages themselves sleep from 4-6 people, although 6 would be a squeeze. They are lovely cottages, very cozy, with all the utensils you need, even a tv and a microwave. The beds are real comfy too. They have bbq's around the site too. Each cottage has a balcony to sit out and have your food or a beer! And the best bit of all is the price, just 11,900Kr per night, about £23 each if theres 4 of you. They are located off the main road south of Husavik, about 2 km from the town centre. Dont miss out on this place!
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