A Guesthouse in Paradise
The picturesque Stöðvarfjörður has a high quality place to stay
Stöðvarfjörður is a quiet fishing village of barely 200 inhabitants, nestled on the banks of the fjord. Here you will find the renowned Petra’s Stone and Mineral Museum, one of the most visited places in East Iceland with some 30 to 40,000 travellers stopping there every year!
Just a stone’s throw away from Petra’s is the Guesthouse Kaffi Steinn, the only café in town where you can pop in for a fish lunch, soup of the day, pizza or cakes with a proper espresso or cappuccino from their new Italian coffee machine.
The guesthouse was, at one time, a supermarket that sat empty until two families transformed the property in 2010. It now boasts 14 well appointed, hotel standard double rooms all with attached private baths. The rooms are brand new and top quality.
A large meeting and event room with a stage has just been completed.
Here, you can enjoy the impressive view of the Sulur Mountains which rise dramatically out of the cobalt blue waters of the fjord. When the sun is shining it’s especially stunning!
Across the street is the old ‘Salthusið’ which was used for salting fish years ago, which they have now converted into a popular handicraft market. Many local people contribute hand-made items including woollen and crocheted goods, glass art, embroidered table linen and sheets, paintings and handmade stationery.