Your hosts

Your hosts

Hadda Bjork Gisladottir and Haukur Snorrason are your hosts at Hrifunes Guesthouse. They took over the building at Hrifunes in 2007 and restored it with their passion for hospitality, local culture and sustainability. They love to welcome guests from around the world, introducing them to this very special part of Iceland.

Hadda and Haukur also run Look North Travel, a travel agency offering both general interest Iceland exclusive tours and also specialist photography tours for landscape photographers.

Hadda: nature, hiking and gourmet cooking

Hadda loves nature and the outdoor life. As a keen hiker, she can offer you plenty of advice about exploring the amazing landscape. Her love of hospitality and gourmet cooking is on show every evening at the Hrifunes Guesthouse, where guests gather to enjoy three-course meals made from local produce including meat that has, even at times been hunted by Hadda herself!

Haukur: professional guide and photographer

Haukur is a professional tourist guide and long-time landscape photographer. He has published two books featuring his photos of Icelandic nature: Land of Light (1999) and Experience Iceland (2005). You can browse his work at www.photos.is. For many years, he has also organized specialist photography tours in Icelandic nature, in all seasons.

Honestly, the best place we stayed at during our one week in iceland. The place reminds me of a provencial life with its antiques, cameras, and decor. The breakfast was simply one of the best meals I've had in Iceland. Super clean, comfy, and accommodating. It was our favorite place to stay and we highly recommend it to others traveling in South Iceland.

Mark - USA