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This charming traditional hotel occupies a waterfront spot in the fishing village of Grundarfjordur, ideally located for whale watching and northern lights sightings on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

29 comfortable and attractive rooms of varying sizes including family rooms, all have private bathroom, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. The hotel  has a fantastic restaurant and outdoor hot tubs, as well as WiFi internet throughout.

Shelagh, Gisli and their team offer a very friendly welcome and excellent service.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Humpback Whales in Summer

This varied self-drive itinerary explores the remote fjords and natural wonders along the north coast of Iceland, visiting Husavik - Europe's whale watching capital – to see humpbacks and minke whales, the incredible Dettifoss waterfall and the volcanic features of Lake Mývatn.

  • When to go: May-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Grundarfjordur lies on the north shore of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a two hour drive from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Set on the shore of a half-moon bay, the town is backed by beautiful mountains, including steeple-shaped Kirkjufell, and provides the perfect location for whales watching trips to observe orca.

  • Where: Snaefellnes Peninsula
  • Ideal for viewing: orca, Atlantic puffin, eider duck, fulmar, purple sandpiper
  • Excellent for: Whale watching