A national treasure up north
Nearly at the end of the the world and just a stone´s throw from the arctic circle lies the old fishing village of Siglufjörður. It takes a mountain tunnel or two to get there but don´t worry about getting lost, you are on the only road, and believe me, it is so worth the drive.
The hotel is right on the water next to the docks and you might actually see a bit of honest work being done hauling the day´s catch from the boats. The building itself infact pays homage to to the town´s past rooted strongly in the wild and adventurous Herring Boom Years. There is a touch of Scandinavian minimalist fuctionality to the place and it works perfectly in this location. I would even go as far as to say that it fits almost like setting in a movie, something that was always supposed to be there but only arrived recently due to unforseen twists of fate.
And there is even a great story behind the creation of this save haven on the rugged northern icelandic coastline. A local boy done good took his
business out into the big world, as far a South America the story goes, made his fortune and then… the story should have faded towards an island in the Carribean. But not this one. He actually brought his money back home and put it towards the local comunity, and among other things built this hotel. A story that cannot be told enough times.
If you are on your way north towards Akureyri or Mývatn, or just on the Great Ring Road, this would be an unregrettable choice for a night at least. And it it only takes one very scenic hour to drive into Akureyri. All in all this lovely hotel in Siglufjörður is an easy recommendation.