Guesthouse Langafit is a tiny, homey place to stay in the rural village of Laugarbakki, a hidden gem of north Iceland. Those who want an authentic stay as they explore the country’s Ring Road, or a base between the north and the Westfjords, will find it to be a charming choice.
Location & Nearby
Laugarbakki is a village of less than 60 people, surrounded by rural bliss and mountain views. While its amenities are few and far between, the town of Hvammstangi is just a ten minute drive north, where you’ll find everything a traveller could need.
Hvammstangi is located on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, the most popular attraction in the area. This strip of land is the country’s most reliable seal watching destination and home to the striking rock monolith of Hvitserkur (which is just 40 minutes from the guesthouse). Other incredible sites that can be reached in less than an hour include the Kolugljufur Canyon, Stora-Asgeirsa Waterfall, and Lake Vesturhopsvatn.
The greatest advantage of staying at Guesthouse Langafit is its location in proximity to the Ring Road of Iceland; it is basically halfway between the Westfjords and the major attractions of North Iceland. Those circumnavigating the country or else focusing on either of these regions will thus find it to be a great base.
The Westfjords are renowned for their spectacular fjords, towering mountains, tiny communities, abundant wildlife and lack of crowds; the town of Holmavik, which serves as a gateway to the region, is less than two hours away. Just over two hours away, meanwhile, is Akureyri, the capital of the North.
This region, meanwhile, is most famous for the Lake Myvatn area, waterfalls such as Dettifoss and Godafoss, and the whale watching town of Husavik.
Facilities & Amenities
The charm of Guesthouse Langafit is in its size; it is a tiny, family-run building, where peace and quiet are guaranteed. There are just a few rooms available, either for two or three guests each, although pets are welcome to join you here. The shower and bathroom, as well as the kitchen, are shared, and Wifi is free throughout the building.
Just across the road from the cottage is a hot tub you can enter for free.
Why Choose Guesthouse Langafit?
Anyone taking the Ring Road journey around Iceland or else exploring the North should consider a stay at this quaint, cosy, affordable hidden gem in Laugarbakki. Book your stay at Guesthouse Langafit today.