Hafnarfjörður is a beautiful city within the neighborhood of Iceland’s capital metropolis, Reykjavík, the place I dwell. It’s generally referred to as the City within the Lava, as it’s constructed on a lava discipline. Whenever you stroll via this city you will notice huge lava rocks in among the backyards.
Hafnarfjörður has additionally been referred to as the City of the Elves, as it’s a well-known proven fact that the Icelandic elves (hidden individuals) dwell in lava rocks. However for the aim of this travel-blog, I’m calling it the Viking city 🙂
I’ve written a number of travel-blogs about the elves in Iceland, as you, who learn my travel-blog, is likely to be conversant in. However I additionally love writing about the Vikings – and the landmark of Hafnarfjörður city is the Viking Village!
Prime picture: Fjörukráin on the Viking village in Hafnarfjörður
Lodge Viking on the Viking village
I take all of my overseas friends to dinner at Fjörukráin within the Viking Village in Hafnarfjörður, and I by no means miss the annual Viking Competition. I’ve written one other travel-blog about this highly regarded pageant, which is now held at Víðistaðatún park within the neighborhood.
The one factor left was to remain on the resort within the Viking Village – Lodge Viking, and I received a probability to take action lately. I’ve typically been requested about this resort and I so wished to remain right here at some point. So I used to be very excited once I lastly received the prospect to keep at this resort. And I used to be not disenchanted.
Our room at Lodge Viking
We stayed in an enormous en-suite room with an extra-large mattress and exquisite rustic, Viking type furnishings. And a flat-screen TV, which we did not activate in any respect although. Every thing was as much as par, the mattress was so comfortable and the quilt and linen have been smooth and splendid.
I went to discover the entire resort as I used to be so excited to be there. We seen that every flooring had a particular theme. The primary flooring has a Viking type theme, the second flooring had Faroese and Greenlandic names and we have been on the third flooring, the place there have been home numbers on the rooms. And the furnishings within the lounge was Viking type, made out of wooden, very fashionable.
Our room on the Viking Village
There are 42 rooms on the resort, all of them en-suite. And the most recent addition to the Viking Village is 14 Viking cottages reverse the resort, en-suite and geared up with a TV. I’ve simply seen them from the surface although.
The view from our room was superb. We received a nook room with a west and north view. The view from the west window was of the ocean, which is simply reverse the road from the resort, and the Hafnarfjörður harbour.
And the view from the north was of town centre and of the Fjörukráin restaurant, which is within the form of a Stave church. Ever so stunning, do not you agree?
The attractive view from our room
There’s an outdoor sizzling pool with a roof within the yard of Lodge Viking. I had seen photographs of it in our newspaper and so wished to attempt it out, as I’m a sucker for warm swimming pools.
After we visited the new pool it began raining cats and canine, so we needed to discover a place to place our garments so they would not get soaking moist.
However the pouring rain solely added to the romance, when it fell on the roof above the pool. The geothermal water was sizzling and beautiful. It was vivid throughout our go to, but it surely should even be beautiful sitting within the pool with candles within the darkness, however the pool is open till 8 pm.
Soaking within the sizzling pool at Lodge Viking
There are hooks for the garments, however higher to place them in a plastic bag so they do not get moist if it begins raining. We did not carry a plastic bag and put them on the window sill of the room subsequent to the pool.
There are bathrobes for rent on the resort. We did not rent a bathrobe and walked from the third flooring totally dressed and took our garments off by the pool, having our swimsuit beneath our garments. We had washed within the lavatory in our room earlier than getting into the pool, as is customary right here in Iceland.
However as we received out we needed to dry off within the rain and wrap ourselves in our towels and stroll shyly to the third flooring once more 😉 So do rent or carry a bathrobe.
The surface space at Lodge Viking
There’s additionally a sauna within the yard which must be booked an hour earlier than use so it may be heated up. The rock within the yard is embellished with small figures, dwarfs and so forth and a distinguished statue of fertility gods. And there’s a beautiful goldfish pond in entrance of the resort. The environment are ever so beautiful.
A terrace on the second flooring has received tables and chairs and right here one can sit and benefit from the stunning view of the ocean, which is true throughout the road from the resort.
Fjörukráin Viking restaurant
Fjörukráin Viking restaurant
After a refreshing tub within the sizzling pool, we had dinner at Fjörukráin Viking restaurant. Fjörukráin is situated within the second oldest constructing in Hafnarfjörður city, inbuilt 1841. This restaurant is superb, you’re feeling like you will have entered one other world, the world of the Vikings! There are a number of eating rooms right here on two flooring, all of them very ornate.
I really like eating right here and I take all my overseas friends to this Viking restaurant. As soon as I hosted a gathering with 70 overseas associates on the restaurant 🙂
It’s a distinctive expertise eating within the Viking Village. The workers is wearing Viking garments and the atmosphere is superbly embellished Viking Fashion! Generally there are even singing Vikings.
My husband’s meals at Fjörukráin
The restaurant is open every day from 6 pm – 10 pm. There are a number of Icelandic specialities on their menu, f.ex. lamb shanks, sheep heads, minke whale, the standard Icelandic meat soup, dried haddock, many varieties of fish, the standard skyr and plenty of different desserts.
I’ve seen that lamb shanks are highly regarded and each time we go there someone from the group orders lamb shanks. However you do not need to eat the specialities as you may get pizza, hamburgers and a vegetarian dish right here as effectively.
Fjörukráin Viking restaurant on the Viking Village
Whenever you go to this restaurant, which is formed like a Norwegian Stave church, have a look upstairs, the place there are a number of eating areas. The restaurant is so superbly embellished and there are many fascinating issues to have a look at.
On one wall there are myriads of stuffed birds and on one wall you will notice a fertility god – you may see one other fertility god in the identical form within the yard of Lodge Viking.
See additionally my travel-blog: A beautiful Christmas Buffet at Fjörukráin Viking Restaurant in Iceland
The restaurant at Lodge Viking and the Cave
Lodge Viking restaurant on the Viking Village
A Viking restaurant at Lodge Viking serves breakfast from 7:30 am – 10:00 am. I solely had espresso, however my husband had a full breakfast, which he mentioned was superb. I normally take photographs of the meals, however I believed the atmosphere was so fascinating, that I used to be simply strolling across the restaurant taking photographs with the espresso mug in a single hand and the digicam within the different hand 🙂
On show and on the market by the reception and within the restaurant is Viking paintings and jewelry from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. There are some treasures to be discovered right here; Viking consuming horns, Viking jewelry, knives and such, which make for good souvenirs from Iceland.
Viking consuming horns
The environment at this restaurant are Viking type and right here one can discover the Cave bar, the place kidnappings of teams take place.
You may see my photographs from contained in the Cave, the place one can discover a stuffed polar bear, every kind of animals, together with carved dragons, a statue of a seeress and every kind of lovely paintings.
I’ve heard of those kidnappings, however have by no means witnessed them, would like to see such a efficiency at some point. You may e-book a Viking kidnapping for a bunch and the friends shall be kidnapped from their buses. They are going to then be delivered to the Cave and get some mead, which was the standard Viking drink. What then occurs I do not know…
Lodge Viking restaurant on the Viking Village
If you’re excited about Vikings or simply wish to keep in a beautiful, enjoyable resort, then that is the resort to decide on – I had a lot enjoyable staying there. The Viking Village is situated at Strandgata 5 in Hafnarfjörður, by the principle avenue and can’t be missed.
Simply be looking out for a giant Stave church and statues of Vikings and the Norse Gods 🙂
If you’re within the Vikings then I’ve written one other travel-blog about Viking Ruins and Burial Mounds I’ve visited on my Travels in Iceland – which is an inventory of all of the archaeological websites and burial mounds, which I’ve visited in Iceland.
To achieve the Viking village you may lease a automobile in Keflavík and go to it in your method from the worldwide airport.
Dinner on the Viking Village is included within the fantastic guided tour The Vikings & The Sagas | A Tour By means of Historical past. I’ve joined this tour and written a travel-blog about it: The Vikings and the Sagas – a enjoyable and academic tour of South-Iceland
The subsequent dates for the Viking Competition, which is now held at Víðistaðatún park are the fifteenth -Nineteenth of June 2022. Open for guests 11.00 – 18.00 – admittance is freed from cost. Right here is the Fb occasion.
Have a beautiful time on the Viking Village 🙂