Name: Frumskógar Guesthouse
Location: Frumskógar 3, Hveragerdi, Iceland
Price: Starting at $175| Book It
- 5 apartments with full kitchen
- Smaller hotel-style rooms with shared bathroom
- Hot Tub
Best Tip: Don't forget to use their sauna and hot tub in the back of the house!
Stay here if… you are traveling in a larger group and want to stay in a house together.
Checking in & the room at Frumskógar Guesthouse
Check in was quick and easy. Do make sure you ring the bell on the counter if you arrive to find no one at the desk. I made the mistake of not noticing the bell when I first arrived. After about 10 minutes of waiting, I noticed it and after ringing it a women quickly appeared from upstairs.
Once I checked in I was shown to my apartment (apartment D). The main space is roomy with a large living room, kitchen and dining area. The bedroom near the back of the apartment housed 3 twin beds and a wardrobe. The large bathroom had a walk-in shower and vanity. The guesthouse sleeps up to 4 adults comfortably (the sofa in the living room pulls out to a bed) and can add more if they are children. If you are traveling in a large group this is a great find!
Breakfast at Frumskógar Guesthouse
The breakfast spread at Frumskógar Guesthouse was very typical European. Museli, cereals, cheese, bread and hard boiled eggs. It got the job done but there wasn't anything extraordinary about it.
While the breakfast was pretty normal, Frumskógar Guesthouse did have a unique bread made from the steam of the local geothermal water. The locals of Hveragerði bake their famous black bread in the steaming ground, giving it an unmistakable flavor. It had a very strange taste to me but was interesting to try. I did appreciate that they had something very local and typical of the area available to try in the breakfast spread.
Wifi at Frumskógar Guesthouse
WiFi is always what guests are most concerned about, myself included. I usually work from the road and plan as I go so a properly functioning and efficient WiFi is key. No complaints here. Frumskógar Guesthouse WiFi was easy to access and free throughout the guesthouses and hotel. It even worked in the hot tub outside the hotel! I streamed music, watched Netflix and answered e-mails easily.
Frumskógar Guesthouse, while being very basic accommodations, was inviting at every turn. I especially liked their sauna and hot tub. The sauna was a beautiful round building that was refreshing after a long day exploring South Iceland.
Frumskógar Guesthouse Location
Frumskógar Guesthouse is located in Hveragerði. This small town in Iceland is a natural wonder and extremely unique with bubbling hot springs literally in people backyard. Following the large earthquake of May 2008 a new geothermal area appeared in the hillside above the town, where you will find several active hot springs. The tourist information office provides all information on the geothermal areas.
Hveragerði is also the ideal starting point for day trips around South Iceland. You can visit Þingvellir, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, or the famous Geysir which shoots 50 meters in the air every 10 minutes. The black sand beach of Vik is a short drive away as are the steep cliffs of Reynisfjara. Frumskógar Guesthouse definitely has an ideal location.
Frumskógar Guesthouse is a great bang for your buck accommodation. The location is superb for traveling and exploring South Iceland and the apartments will are well equipt for large parties traveling together. Definitely check this place out.
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