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Hótel Flatey

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"There's only one hotel on Flatey. When the Ferry Baldur docks in Flatey, a tractor with a flatbed is awaiting your arrival. It's for your luggage. You'll meet up with it after a five-minute walk up the small island's only--and car-free--road. A bright red building (a converted warehouse from 1890) is your destination. You can't miss it. Welcome to Hótel Flatey. Hótel Flatey is the heart of the island. It has fourteen rooms, with wooden floors and furniture, for guests. Bathrooms are shared (nothing is perfect!). Breakfast (included in the room rate), lunch, and dinner are served in the traditional restaurant. Coffee, drinks, and cake are available the rest of the day. The food (seafood, eggs, herbs) is as local and seasonal as possible. The surprisingly lively bar hosts live music some nights. Its crowd, including many locals, spills onto the lawn when the weather cooperates. While the views of Breidafjördur are endless and spectacular. This is truly a unique place to stay. Note: The hotel is only open from the end of May until the end of August."
"If you are travelling between the Westfjords and the Snæfellsnes peninsula and taking the ferry, I recommend stopping at Flatey island for one night. This place is really peaceful and a lot of locals have a summer house there so it can be pretty crowded in the summer. Half of the island is protected and closed to the public. Food options are limited but the hotel has a really good restaurant, a bit pricey but you also pay for the location. There is at least one vegetarian option everyday. "

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