After traveling for a whole day, it felt a little crazy to rent a car and start driving just a couple of hours after we landed, but I’m still glad we did. The first night we spent in Iceland was a few hours from the airport in Keflavik, at Hotel Laki. We arrived later in the afternoon, and we were all exhausted and happy to be able to check in for the night. The rooms were wonderful, with a view of the land leading up to the coastline.
The hotel is very modern and the rooms were furnished with just enough. We opted to book 2 rooms instead of trying to cram ourselves all into one with a rollaway bed. It made for a more restful nights sleep, something we all needed. Since the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur is remote, I was thankful for their on-site restaurant. Not only was the food sourced as locally as possible, it was absolutely delicious. I had what was easily the best burger in my life there.
After dinner I took my little one for a long walk out around the on-site pond (it’s pretty large) to look for birds and explore the elf city. It was rather surreal to walk around in daylight long after dinner and it reminded me of our time in Denmark. After a relaxing shower we had a restful nights sleep, ready to take on our next day.
Although I really enjoyed our stay here, and it’s beautiful location, I was really disappointed that our room didn’t have a refrigerator. It was easy enough to set our cooler outside the door and keep it cold, but it wasn’t a guarantee that our meat and cheese was a safe temperature so we ended up replacing it anyway.
All in all, I’d definitely love to go back if we find ourselves back in Southern Iceland. See the rest of our drive across Southern Iceland here.
How was your weekend?