The Herring House
The Herring House is a welcoming guesthouse with a hot tub in Siglufjordur, North Iceland. Travelers seeking a quiet room or cabin off-the-beaten-track will find it cozy, affordable, and perfectly positioned for their holiday.
Location & Nearby
The Herring House is located in the beautiful town of Siglufjordur, a North Iceland settlement in a fjord of the same name. Though remote and authentic, Siglufjordur has grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations for travelers' convenience and unique attractions.
The town is home to the award-winning Herring Era Museum, which documents the region's fascinating fishing and industrial history. This feature is less than half a mile (550 meters) from the Herring House.
The spectacular harbor, which boasts stunning views across the fjord, is even closer. For the best panoramas, there are plenty of hiking trails from the town into the wilderness of the Trollaskagi peninsula.
Trollaskagi is renowned for its mountains, Icelandic horses, and dramatic coasts. Furthermore, the peninsula has winter skiing opportunities, which you can organize from the accommodation.
Other towns near the Herring House guesthouse include Olafsfjordur and Dalvik, similarly famous for their fishing culture, beautiful views, and remote locations. These towns are 10 miles (16.5 kilometers) and 21 miles (34 kilometers) away, respectively.
Dalvik is popular for whale-watching in summer due to its abundance of humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and other animals.
Akureyri, the capital of the North, has many more amenities than these towns and is the center of almost all regional tours. You can go sightseeing, dog-sledding, rafting, horseback riding, and northern lights hunting on scheduled excursions from here. The town and guesthouse are 48 miles (77.5 kilometers) apart.
Akureyri is on the Ring Road, making the Herring House a good detour for those enjoying a slow-paced journey around the country.
Facilities & Amenities
The Herring House has a range of rooms and a cabin to suit travelers of different groups and budgets. The smallest rooms can be singles or twins, the middle rooms are doubles, and the largest can be doubles or triples.
All these rooms are brightly and individually decorated, come with linens and towels, and have shared bathroom facilities. A shared kitchenette also saves money when preparing meals, so you can travel to Iceland on a budget.
The cabin is designed for couples and is perfect for a romantic getaway. With a double bedroom, a private bathroom, a kitchenette, and an outdoor shower, travelers can enjoy their escape here in peace.
All guests are welcome to use the hot tub in the garden. In the winter months, you may even see the northern lights from here. The garden has outdoor seating and a terrace with lovely views over the town's church and quaint buildings.
All rooms come with free Wi-Fi and access to free parking.
Why Choose the Herring House?
Whether you seek a budget guesthouse with a hot tub or a romantic getaway in remote North Iceland, the Herring House is a fantastic choice. Check availability now by choosing a date.