The hotel is more of a home-style stay, so you won’t find much in terms of facilities, but the centre of Akureyri is a 10-minute stroll away. In Akureyri, check out the fjord-side Safnasafnio, a museum that showcases folk art and crafts alongside contemporary Icelandic works (open from mid May to late August); or the various exhibitions on display at the Akureyri Art Museum, where you should definitely stick around for the café. Cetacean spotters will be rewarded on a whale-watching boat trip along the Eyjafjordur fjord; Keli Seatours will take you out on its traditional fishing vessel. For those who prefer to take to the skies rather than the seas, Circle Air has scenic flights and photo-opp tours a long way from the ground. There’s also a sailing club right by the house, for kayaking and boat trips in the summer. Heli-skiing is big news in the nearby Troll Peninsula; you won’t find people with peaked pink quiffs, but you can ski all the way from the top of a mountain to the shores of the sea. Take the (mineral-rich) waters on a day trip to the volcanic Lake Myvatn, which is close to the hot springs, boiling mud pots and (hold your noses) fumaroles of Hverir.