The Gerdi Guesthouse in Hofn, Iceland was the overnight accommodations for my two-day tour with Extreme Iceland in June 2017. I had really been looking forward to this destination, and it did not disappoint.
To make a point about not disappointing, first let me tell you about an absurd negative review on the Gerdi Guesthouse at Tripadvisor.com. Someone actually posted that there was nothing to do at the guesthouse, that it was out in the middle of nowhere away from everything. OK, that is their opinion. Obviously they were looking for something different. But what i found at the Gerdi Guesthouse was everything I had been looking for – epic Iceland scenery, nature, fresh air and quietness in an idyllic farm-like setting.
The Gerdi Guesthouse main building has the front desk, the restaurant and a number of guest rooms. Several cabins behind the guesthouse are also available. There was high-speed wi-fi in the main building where I stayed, but no wi-fi in the cabins.
The room was spartan and a little cramped, but served its purpose well. Nothing to complain about in my opinion. After a full day of exploring Iceland’s southern coast, the guesthouse was a nice place to relax and rest for the next day.
After a group dinner with the rest of the Extreme Iceland crew, I took a stroll around the guesthouse property. The ocean was a short distance away, but I instead headed straight for the Icelandic horses on the property next door. There was also an adjoining property with goats, another guesthouse/farmhouse and another restaurant with a “museum” which was more like a souvenir shop. Beautiful mountains served as the backdrop and snow-capped mountains with a massive glacier could be seen in the distance. I will have a future post on everything I saw on the stroll.
The guesthouse is at the far end of Iceland’s southern coast, past the town of Vik and the Eldhraun Lava Field. But it is near several attractions including the famous Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon (13km). The Gerdi Guesthouse serves a two-day trip to Iceland’s southern coast well, or it could also serve as a day one or day two overnight stay for a trip around Iceland on the Ring Road.
Gerdi Guesthouse Contact Info
Breiðabólsstað 2, Gerði – 781 Höfn, Iceland.
Telephone: +354 478 1905 and +354 846 0641
Gerdi Guesthouse Photos
Above: Extreme Iceland mini-bus at the Gerdi Guesthouse.
Above: Front desk.
Above: View from the guesthouse.
Above: A small sitting area on the second floor of the two-story main guesthouse building.
Above: Second floor hallway.
Above: The ocean is within a short walk.
Above: They still use “old-style” keys at the guesthouse!
Above and below: Room 28 at the guesthouse.
Above: Dining room of the Gerdi Guesthouse.
Above: Dinner at the Gerdi Guesthouse.
Above: The cabins.
Above: A view of the main building.
Above: Goats on an adjoining property.
Above: Classic Icelandic scenery can be seen from the guesthouse.
Above: It was summertime and this is a photo from near midnight.
Above: Snow-capped mountains and a glacier can be seen in the distance.
Above: A true farm setting.
Above: Nothing to see here, except for quaint cabins, fresh air, and epic views of Iceland!