Built in 1938, this former boarding house for herring workers is indisputably the most characterful and beautifully situated accommodation on the Strandir coast, if not all of Iceland. Although it’s not luxurious--rooms aren't big and lack bathrooms, beds aren't wide, and sheets and towels aren't plush; but in such an inviting refuge none of that seems to matter. (If you feel cramped, think of the herring days, when eight girls shared each room.) Ever-mindful of local history, the proprietors include herring in the breakfast spread. Rooms get booked up months in advance for the summer season, and owners try to open up extra spaces when possible, including at Lækjarkot and Álfasteinn Cottages, though turning up without a reservation is not recommended.