2nd night halt at Blonduos – Again I don’t remember the name of this particular camping site. It was a small bar and owner lived in the basement. The owner was an interesting old man who was kind enough to let us use his kitchen. The camping site was just besides a small lake. The sight was just so beautiful that we didn’t feel like going inside our tents. And how could we!!! It was midnight and it felt like sunset. The next morning the owner engaged us in an interesting activity. He has this hobby of collecting hand imprints from different countries. Luckily, Poland and India were missing from his collection. First traveler from India…ahh…that was a proud feeling.
Cost – 500 isk for each tent with shower/toilet facilities
I stayed at Fosshótel Laugar in June 2007. I hadn't started on VT back then so I have no pictures of inside the hotel. It belongs to a chain of hotels called Fosshotel (waterfall hotels) which runs hotels all around Iceland.
In winter time this hotel doubles as a boarding-school and the rooms are basic. I stayed in a room with a shower and WC and the interior is basic, clean and nice, but no luxury and I must say that the price is way too high for Icelandic hotels, that is why I prefer camping or staying in hostels or sleeping bag accommodation. We had our family reunion there with more than 100 peope attending so we only paid half price and I was satisfied with my stay.
The location is great, it is midway between Húsavík and Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall is very close (see my tips on these places) and there is an excellent swimming pool there as well, do pay it a visit. It is located in a green valley, called Reykjadalur, with a lot of trees (rare for Iceland). There is a small restaurant and bar by the main road before you turn for the hotel.
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