Earlier this year, I planned a holiday of a lifetime when I visited Reykjavik and the beautiful country of Iceland. It felt good to tick off something from the bucket list- I had been wanderlusting after this one for a while.
As before any trip, my main point of research besides out and about and where to eat is, where to stay. I do prefer boutique hotels, low key interiors and Eyja Guldsmeden ticked all the boxes.
Eyja is situated in an upcoming warehouse and industrial area, about a 15 minute walk from the City Centre and close to the main bus station. Whilst the actual location didn’t boast of very much (besides a wonderful coffee shop a short walk away and a handy supermarket behind), as soon as we entered the lobby, I knew I was in for a treat.
I was greeted by beautiful and sleek wooden furniture paired with white washed walls and minimalist decor. Our room featured a large four poster bed and recycled all natural products in the bathrooms. The light coming through the room was gorgeous and more importantly, we had thick blackout curtains for those long Icelandic summer nights.
Breakfast wasn’t included and was tad pricy (as was everything else in Iceland). It was some consolation that much of the produce was locally grown and sourced, organic and fresh.
If you’re looking for s all boutique style hotel with minimal styling and Scandi interiors, don’t look further then Eyja.