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Vogafós Guesthouse: Moo-Cow!

This is a working farm. In fact, if you go into the "cowshed café" you can actually see the cows being milked because all that separates them and you is a wall of glass! Thi is where the reception for the accommodation is.
Across the road there are wooden huts. They look very uniform from outside but inside they are decorated beautifully and are very clean and comfortable. Our family room was a lot more spcaious than we could have worked out from the exterior of the hut.
Breakfast is included in the price and I think it is the best breakfast we had in the whole of Iceland.
Definitely enjoyed staying here.

For a family rom and breakfast it cost € 145.

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  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written May 2, 2011
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Hlíð campsite.: Camping in Mývatn in lava field.

Mývatn is one of the most popular places to visit in Iceland as it is so diverse. There are several campsites in Mývatn, but I chose this campsite as it was recommeded to me by the lady who works at the Reynihlíð information center.

The campsite is good, with plenty of showers with warm water (seeing this is a highly geothermal area). You have a big area to chose from and can even camp in areas which are surrounded by big lava rocks. I arrived late and could barely find a spot to camp. There were so many tourists at the campsite. In other campsites in Iceland you will find a lot of them are mainly occupied by large RVs or cabin tents owned by Icelanders, but here I saw mostly small tourist tents and German vans.

The only bad thing about camping in Mývatn is the Icelandic "mý" or the midge/blackfly. It is literally everywhere and gets totally on one's nerve. The best thing is to keep one of your hands above your head, as they always go for the highest point, but there is a limit to for how long one can do that. So I would honestly say that next time I would opt for a hotel or a guesthouse when staying at Mývatn. This campsite also offers huts for rent and have a guesthouse, so that would be a better option than camping here.

The price per person per night in a tent is ISK 1.100 which is a bit more expensive than at other campsites. The information on their website is outdated, there they say it costs ISK 600, but I see that the website hasn't been upgrated since 2002. I wonder why as this is a very popular campsite and this is the website they give in the newest travel brochures you get at the Information center at Reykjahlíð in Mývatn.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 20, 2010
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