The quaint, red-trimmed Guesthouse Storu-Laugar is set on a horse farm in Lauger, North Iceland, is located less than 1.2 miles (two kilometers) off the Ring Road in a storied green and warm countryside setting. Well-positioned for day trips such as magical Lake Myvatn or whale watching in Husavik, it's a lovely choice for travelers set on seeing North Iceland in comfort and style.
Location & Nearby
Guesthouse Storu-Laugar is settled among the low heaths and shallow valley slopes around Lauger in North Iceland. From this centrally-located position, you are well-suited for hitting up a slew of North Iceland highlights. To the south, lovely Lake Myvatn, the fourth largest lake in the country and a cradle of serenity, birdlife, and volcanism, is 21 miles (34 kilometers) away. Around the lake, attractions such as Myvatn Nature Baths, the Dimmuborgir lava field, the Krafla caldera, and Hverarond Sulfur Springs await travelers intrigued by Iceland's geothermal and volcanic pedigree.
In the opposite direction, the whale-watching capital of Europe, Husavik, is reached in 25 miles (40 kilometers). Here humpback whales put on a spectacular show in Skjalfandi Bay along from May to September. White-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises often join in the festivities. The town of Husavik features several worthwhile sites as well, including the postcard-perfect Husavikurkirkja church and a picturesque harbor with handsome wooden houses and gorgeous views over the bay. It's also a great place to eat with numerous cute cafés and restaurants, and all the major services one might need such as gas stations and several supermarkets. The Husavik Airport is located just 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Guesthouse Storu-Laugar. Akureyri, with even more restaurants, cultural attractions, activity options, and a bigger airport, is only 30 miles (48 kilometers) away as well.
Godafoss waterfall, one of the most spectacular in the country, is barely a blip away at 7.4 miles (14 kilometers) west of the guesthouse. This 'waterfall of the Gods' drops water from a height of 39 feet (12 meters) over a width of 98 feet (30 meters). The impressive sight is part of the Diamond Circle route that includes Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss waterfall, Asbyrgi canyon, and the town of Husavik. Vaglaskogur, Iceland's largest birch forest, is another 16.4 miles (26.5 kilometers) west of Godafoss.
Facilities & Amenities
In a cute farmhouse, Guesthouse Storu-Laugar offers double/twin, triple, and quadruple rooms (the latter with a bunk bed option as well). Blue-tiled bathrooms are private (all towels and bed linens are included). Some rooms also feature a balcony. The on-site bar and restaurant provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner (guests have raved about the "splendid" breakfast FYI). A wonderful outdoor terrace overlooks the Crayola-green countryside as well as hosts a spectacular rectangular hot tub – an epic spot for chasing the northern lights in winter. Wi-Fi and parking are free. A gaggle of friendly horses live on the property.
Why Choose Guesthouse Storu-Laugar?
It doesn’t get more centrally located than these lovely farmhouse accommodations in North Iceland. No matter which direction you choose, one of the region's spectacular highlights awaits within easy striking distance. With all the cozy comforts of home, Guesthouse Storu-Laugar will welcome you with open arms nightly. Check online for your travel dates and book as far ahead as possible!