Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter in Iceland cheaply

Yes, once and again, there´re some good deals offered by Iceland Express on flights to Iceland from now until January 31st.

Don´t hesitate and check the details out here.

Last post was about a village of Olafsfjordur and today, we´re moving to the northmost village of Iceland Siglufjordur, currently with heaps of snow all over the place.
Just a reminder for those who haven´t been to this part of the world. In winter time, we strongly reccommend to use newly opened tunnel to get to Siglufjordur.

This place has truly an exceptational spirit and locals are very friendly and extremely hospitable. Now wonder, that there´re something special in the air, if you consider that this northmost village used to be isolated in winter time, especially when blizzard came round and there was no way of getting out of the place surrounded by imposant mountains.
Now, thanks to the tunnel opened in 2010, things are a bit different and let´s see what the future will bring.

So, it´s definitely worth stopping by and once there, it´s a MUST to visit award-winning herring museum. No words can describe the experience you will get, once there, so GO FOR IT and let us know what you think.
When it comes to accommodation,

HVANNEYRI - a friendly gueshouse-like hostel (part of Hostelling International) is in the very center.

I stayed there for one night in 2008 and was very satisfied with the service, cleanliness and friendly staff. Check out some inspirational pictures here.

The website is in 5 languages and except from the updated prices you're able to find all the necessary details there.
I´ve got in touch with the owners and got the confirmation that the cheapest winter option for members costs 2.700 ISK per person per night and 3.300 ISK per for non-member. Pillow and a duvet included.

Last but not least, there has been an exciting tourism project going on full of refurbishment of old houses and giving Siglufjordur even more special look and sould than it already has. Keep up-to-date here.

Looking forward to hearing your comments about Siglo alias Siglufjordur here.

Should you need some more advice or assistance do not hesitate and write: lenka.uhrova@gmail.com

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