We were greeted when we arrived by Klara, who showed our room and the kitchen area. Klara also gave us local hints and tips on where to go. The room itself was comfortable and the shared kitchen area had everything you could need for a short or long stay. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect but I can easily say we were pleased with our stay here. The biggest plus was the service provided by Klara, she took care of everything we needed, we would stay here just based on her service.
We weren't expecting much having experienced a few guesthouses so far on our trip. However our communications via email and phone were great. Our expectations did not improve as we drove to the end of town and arrived at a plain looking building. But inside - wow.
Nice big room with view over the harbour. The room was comfortable with a good bathroom and wonderful shower. heated floors were so nice after a day out in the cold and wet.
There was a nice big kitchen and the real treasure, a washing machine and drier :-)
Really the best accommodation we stayed in during our 16 days in Iceland. The fact we had the whole top floor to ourselves was an added bonus.
There are shops close by and a local warm swimming pool about 200m down the road.
If there were any downsides it would be having to carry bags up the stairs and we couldn't find anyway to turn the room temp to anything below 24 C.
Host was very welcoming. Good kitchen to use to cook. Room was basic, but with a relatively new bathroom (and good shower). Bed was very comfy. Good place to stay for 1 or 2 nights while moving through iceland.
Salthus guesthouse is located on one end of Skagaströnd town, and provides great views of the bay and North Atlantic Ocean. Sunset over the ocean is mystical watching from the warmth of the room, if it is located on the upper floor and with a "mountain view". Or just walk 2 minutes outside the hotel, and you are at the viewing area.
The guesthouse manager, Mr. Hrafnhildur Sigurdardottir, proactively reached out to us and provided us information on the process to get the keys to the room. He wanted to ensure that we were not left stranded, as we potentially could reach outside the reception hours. He also provided us detailed directions, and landmarks. And he also shared the different sights, trails, and restaurants in and around Skagaströnd.
The room was spacious, beds were soft, linen clean and spanking new, and the whole space was kept clean. In the hallway to the room, we noticed that they had photographs from various guests of the importance of nature, water preservation, and personal importance of water in various cultures. Something unique and enlightening!
The primary purpose of our Iceland trip this time around was Aurora Borealis, and though we could not watch it from the room and even close by. We had to drive out of town for about 10 minutes to block out most man-made light pollution to get clear views of the Northern Lights. Still, it was worth staying that far out.
If Northern Lights, nature, and hikes are your forte (in essence Iceland), then Salthus Guesthouse should be on the list of places to stay to enjoy Skagaströnd.