Location & Nearby
Kriukot is situated just outside the center of Holmavik, a small town in the Westfjords. The guesthouse is right on the coast and offers beautiful views out to sea. It’s less than half a mile (approximately 0.5 kilometers) from the town center, so it’s walking distance from amenities like restaurants, cafés, and grocery stores.
Holmavik has a fascinating history that’s rich in folklore. There’s even a museum in the town that’s dedicated to the history of witchcraft and sorcery. The museum is just an eight-minute walk from Kriukot. Also within a few minutes’ walk is a large outdoor swimming pool complex, with hot tubs and plunge pools.
If you prefer to explore nature, the guesthouse is also close to excellent whale-watching facilities. Visitors can take boat tours right out of Holmavik to see if they can spot any whales or seals in the beautiful waters that surround the town.
Guests at Kriukot are also well placed to explore the most popular areas of the Westfjords region. Isafjordur is around 140 miles (225 kilometers) from the guesthouse. From here, visitors can take a boat ride to Hornstrandir nature reserve. The reserve has excellent hiking routes and is one of the best places in Iceland to see the Arctic fox.
Kriukot is roughly 118 miles (190 kilometers) from Dynjandi, where you’ll find one of the most spectacular series of waterfalls in the whole country. Known as the jewel of the Westfjords, Dynjandi is a must-see attraction for anybody visiting this beautiful part of Iceland. Scramble up the adjacent path to see these breathtaking waterfalls from above.
While you explore the region, you can also visit Raundisandur, a beautiful pink-sand beach, or the Latrabjarg sea cliffs, home to millions of nesting birds in the summer months. These gorgeous sights are 140 miles (225 kilometers) and 150 miles (250 kilometers) from Kriukot, respectively.
Facilities & Amenities
Kriukot is a comfortable and homely guesthouse right on the coast. There are two deluxe double rooms available, which offer lovely sea views. There’s also a twin room with nice views out to the property’s garden. All rooms at Kriukot have extra-long beds so are perfect for tall guests!
All rooms at the guesthouse sleep up to two adults, but cots and extra beds for children are available on request for no extra charge.
People staying at Kriukot have access to a shared living room and a well-equipped kitchen area. Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay, and there are free toiletries available to guests too. Guests can also make use of a washing machine and a clothes dryer.
If you want to spend some time outside, you can relax in the garden or on the property’s terrace. Guests can make use of free parking at Kriukot, and there’s free Wi-Fi available throughout the property.
Why Choose Kriukot?
Kriukot is a warm and welcoming guesthouse that’s perfect for travelers heading to the Westfjords. With comfortable rooms and lovely views out over the fjord, the property is also conveniently located for access to local services. Restaurants, museums, and outdoor excursions are all a short walk away, and guests can easily access the best attractions in the region too.
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