Lovely cabins in dramatic landscape
Posted Aug 2, 2014
These cabins exceeded our expectations. The site in Ólafsfjörður is ringed by dramatic, snow-striped mountains, whilst a serene lake dominates the foreground. Our cabin, Neskot, was perfect for two, with a bedroom, bathroom, and living room / cooking / dining area. The kitchen cupboards contained pretty much all you could possibly need, the wifi connection was good and everything was spotlessly clean. The hot tub was easy to fill, and very enjoyable to wallow in after a whale watch, or a drive out to Akureyri or Mývatn. The hotel staff were a bit stretched the night we ate there; there was a sense of the youngsters having been left in charge - but very pleasant youngsters nonetheless. Excellent whale watching tours sail from Dalvík, about twenty minutes away. No need to worry, by the way, about the extraordinary tunnels that connect Ólafsfjörður to the rest of the peninsula: they are narrow and single-carriageway, but there are plenty of passing places and drivers pull in early and considerately. Ólafsfjörður itself is a quiet little place, but has the essential facilities one would hope for (post office, café, etc.) as well as a beautiful miniature church and some imaginatively planted gardens (impressive - you are not far at all from the Arctic Circle here!).