December is always a busy month, so taking time to relax and unwind is crucial. We had the privilege of being invited to stay at Hotel Glymur in Hvalfjordur, only an hour away from Reykjavik, and we seriously fell in love with the place.
The hotel is placed on top of a hill with a breathtaking view over the ocean and mountaintops, and has hot tubs outside to enjoy the view or go stargazing in at night. So in the night we enjoyed a delicious three-course meal and then went out to the hot tubs to enjoy the stars (no northern lights this time, although they do offer wake-up calls if they should appear). In the morning, we enjoyed the generous breakfast spread, took in the hotel's view one more time, and then took a drive through the fjord.
It’s a spectacular area to explore and enjoy. The landscape of Hvalfjordur is varied and beautiful, wide areas of flat land along with majestic mountains, green vegetation in summer and beaches cut with by creeks and rich in birdlife. The area has further been well planted with forests. Among natural attractions is Iceland's highest waterfall, Glymur in Botnsdalur, in the river Botnsa and plenty of interesting hiking trails in the area.
I hope most of you get the opportunity to visit someday, it’s a lovely place to enjoy great food, relaxation and the beautiful Icelandic nature. Thank you for having us Hotel Glymur!