Black Beach Guesthouse is a cozy stay in Thorlakshofn in South Iceland that offers excellent value for money. It’s a modern choice in a small town only 33 miles (53 kilometers) from Reykjavik in close vicinity to the Golden Circle and makes for an ideal launching pad for adventurous travelers.
Location & Nearby
Situated in the center of town, Black Beach Guesthouse takes its name from the famous black beaches of Thorlakshofn. As a natural port city, the town is a gateway to the Westman Islands with views of the spectacular break waves. The guesthouse is in a more industrial part of town with a few restaurants and cafes within walking distance. There is a Kronan Supermarket within a few minutes’ walk, and the affiliated Black Beach Tours is close by as well (they offer a 10% discount on all tours for Black Beach Guesthouse guests and their black beach ATV tour is highly rated). A 1.7 mile (2.7 kilometers) drive away is the Thorlaksvollur golf course which borders Hafnarskeidh black sand beach from which the guest house gets its name. While Black Beach Guesthouse is not on the Golden Circle route, it’s only a 40-minute detour, and a gas station is conveniently located across the street from the guesthouse. It’s 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Reykjavik and an hour from the Keflavík Airport, which makes for a perfect first or last stop on any road trip to the South. Other cities in the area include Selfoss, along the River Olfusa 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) away; and Hella, a smaller town with famous caves located 30 miles (48 kilometers), so driving over to find a wider range of restaurants is an easy trip. The guesthouse’s location is also ideal for visiting the Thrihnukagigur Volcano, the only volcano in the world where visitors can go into the magma chamber. There is also the Raufarholshellir lava tube and the Floi Nature Reserve, the latter a great choice for bird watching across the river on the east bank.
Facilities & Amenities
Black Beach Guesthouse only has ten rooms with three room types: family rooms, double rooms, and twin rooms. In addition, individual cottages are available that can sleep up to four and nine people, respectively, with a private bathroom. Free parking is included for all the guests making Black Beach a solid choice for road trippers and campervan renters. All the rooms are modern and stylish, equipped with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, small seating areas, and bathroom amenities. They also have air conditioning which is useful during the summer. One of the guesthouse’s advantages is the spacious rooms and bathrooms compared to options in Reykjavik. The guesthouse offers self-check-in/check-out, so guests can arrive and leave at any time of the day with a high level of autonomy.
Why Choose Black Beach Guesthouse?
Black Beach Guesthouse is a great budget choice for road trippers who are on an adventure around Iceland. The clean rooms and fuss-free check-in/check-out also makes it ideal as a stopover at the start or end of your trip. Check their availability for your trip now.