Within the Golden Circle
Famous attractions surround Gallerí guesthouse
Laugarvatn village lies in the Golden Circle created by Þingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss. In its centre sits the picturesque Gallerí Bed and Breakfast. Its owners, Þuríður and Joel, opened it after their children had grown and moved on. It has three bedrooms for tourists who want to stay within easy reach of the area’s attractions and breakfast is included in the price of the room. From its enclosed patio, two of Iceland’s active volcanoes, Eyafjallajökull and Hekla are clearly visible.
Þuríður and Joel are both very artistic. For example, Þuríður made both the light fixtures and small decorations found throughout the rooms.
The Gallerí store is where Þuríður and Joel’s artistry shines, allowing travellers to take home a small piece of Icelandic design. It is really worth taking the time to browse all their different creations.
Joel and Þuríður also bake their own bread - in a nearby natural hotspring. They invite their guests along to see the secret to the baking of this tasty bread that is served along with slices of salmon each day at Gallerí’s café.