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Last updated: 16 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

This fjordside guesthouse has a fascinating history: it was once a lodging house for women who worked at the local herring factory, but since 1985 it’s been repurposed as a rustic, traditional hotel filled with memorabilia of the town’s maritime history.

There are eight rooms, all on the first floor, simply decorated with Icelandic textiles, wooden furniture and fun decorative details (like shelves made from old herring crates). There are also a couple of smaller cottages to rent. Breakfast and dinner is served communally in the little dining room.

Guided tours of the ruined herring factory and the nearby craft museum can be arranged. It also makes a convenient gateway for onward explorations of the remote Westfjords.

Surrounding area

Djupavik is a remote village on the fringe of the Westfjords, the isolated finger of land that reaches out from Iceland’s northwest coast. It’s an isolated location, with dramatic views out into the Arctic Sea.

If time allows, it’s well worth driving north for some hiking around Hornstrandir, a designated nature reserve and one of Iceland’s most precious patches of wilderness.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 6+ | £25

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