This post is for all of you who are in search for a place to stay close to Keflavik airport (max. 10 mins drive), yet wanting something special with a unique touch (1x6) that also nourishes your soul, not only body and mind.
There´s this perfectly located Ecological guesthouse with a great view of the sea that was designed and created by a local artist Daniel. Once you pass the entry gate, you enter hidden paradise, natural hot pool welcomes you in the garden with gentle clouds of steam and oval stones inviting for a dip straight away. But, come on, you have to be patient - there´re bags to be dropped off and check-in formalities to be taken care of.
And so you continue up the stairs, making your way inside the house and there it is, THE KITCHEN TABLE - cosy dining corner, ready to host in a relaxed atmosphere and apparently with the best coffee in Iceland - maybe :) as Andi and Yukiyo - current owners put it. They´re the ones who give the whole place very special touch on top of the unique design that 1x6 is characteristic for.
Rooms are special too, each one is different and all of them give you the feeling of warmth and calmness. I happened to stay there with my 10-month old daughter, just for 1 night, as we were returning from a European business trip and were to continue to Akureyri the next day. The temporary lack of a baby chair was no big deal, as the hosts were up for giving support, when needed, especially around the kitchen table :)
Yukiyo and Andi take pride in serving deluxe breakfast including homemade bread and I must say that it was very special moment once I was served their delicacies made of fresh and local ingredients served in a way that made me feel a little hesitant to touch, not to 'destroy' the art :)
It is possible to have the airport transfer ordered in connection to flights and it works really smoothly, presuming that the hosts are informed about any changes on time.
Andi is there to help out and assist with any logistics and Yukiyo surprises you with yammies that are pieces of art just as much as pleasure for your taste buds.
All in all, this place is highly recommended to those who consider themselves as mindful travellers and have time to appreciate personal service that this family-run guesthouses provides.
Go ahead, and check their availabilities, and be fast as they´re becoming very popular.