Experience Siglufjörður’s beauty from Hvanneyri Guesthouse
Many visitors looking for the real essence of Iceland find it when visiting the northerly town of Sigulfjörður, the former herring capital of Iceland.
The fishing boom eventually ended, but the people stayed, including the family in Hvanneyri Guesthouse. The family patriarch had, in fact, worked in Siglufjörður’s fishing industry since he was six years old until the last fish processing plant closed this year.
The Guesthouse is located on the main street and is thus within arms’ reach of the town’s restaurants, shops and bakery, making it an ideal place to set up base during a stay in Tröllaskagi.
Accommodation ranges from dorms to lavish suites, something of which Katrín and her family are especially proud–offering each customer a room to fit their taste and budget.
A family-run business, Guesthouse Hvanneyri puts special emphasis on friendly service. “We feel our customers appreciate this and many of them keep returning. In fact, I just received baby gifts for my newborn from one of our customers. I guess it doesn’t get any more personal than that,” says Katrín.
A Trip into Icelandic Culture
The town has a lot to offer in itself. The people of Siglufjörður are particularly proud of their museums: The Herring Era Museum and the Folk Music Centre, where you can delve into Iceland’s folk music heritage, thanks to Rev. Bjarni Þorsteinsson, a former resident of Siglufjörður, who diligently collected and documented hundreds of folk songs from the year 1880 onwards. That’s not to mention the beauty of the Tröllaskagi area.Hvanneyri Guesthouse
Adalgata 10 • 580 Siglufirði
+354 467 1506