A Pearl in the Eastfjords
Hótel Aldan Offers Friendly and Personal Service, Delicious Food Sourced From Local Ingredients and Quality Accommodation
Seyðisfjörður is a small fishing town on the east coast of Iceland, with a population of just 700, but it is so much more. It has been a cultural hotspot from the late 1800s, and a modern day haven for artists and an all-around hipster mecca complete with an art school and summer festivals. The town is situated among high mountain peaks, gorgeous waterfalls and historic old houses. During calm winter nights you could experience the magnificent mountains covered with snow bathed in moonlight and if you´re lucky, you could see the northern lights dancing in the sky. Hótel Aldan, a darling 23-room hotel situated in three historical buildings that used to house the town´s bank, the post office and store for close to a century, is at the centre of it all. The hotel also offers two family apartments in the town’s oldest school buildings.
Hótel Aldan features tasteful rooms that are decorated perfectly with vintage furniture, antique lamps and soft furnishings imported from India. The beds are outfitted with comfortable mattresses, quality linens and luxurious down duvets. The hotel is open year-round and is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. Furthermore, movie buffs are thrilled to learn that the hotel was featured prominently in Ben Stiller’s 2013 film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Various Dinner Options
After a day exploring the region, be sure to visit one of Hótel Aldan´s three restaurants. Skaftfell Bistro, which is open year round and situated in the basement of the Skaftfell Visual Arts Center, features a delectably diverse menu ranging from local, fresh lamb and fish dishes to langoustine-topped pizzas. Nordic Restaurant, which is open for breakfast and lunch all year and dinner from May to September, features the best fine dining experience in town with tasteful décor, a friendly staff, fresh fish, local ingredients and unique choices such as a goat cheese salad. Norð Austur, a sushi bar open from May to September, is not to be missed in the summer for its super fresh catch, trained sushi chefs and exciting Japanese menu of starters, sushi dishes and drinks.
When planning your next trip to the region, keep Hótel Aldan in mind for comfort, class and top-notch dining. -JG
Norðurgata 2 • 710 Seyðisfjörður
+354 472 1277