Gamla Pósthúsið (The Old Post House) offers boutique style holiday apartments in Sauðárkrókur in the Skagafjörður region of North West Iceland; the perfect vacation rental for your Iceland holiday, a home away from home. The building was originally constructed in 1952 and was an active post office until the end of 2008. It is conveniently located in the centre of town, only a few metres walking distance to the bakery, restaurants, museum and harbour. The Old Post House has just undergone major renovations to create two spacious self catering holiday apartments, both with partial views to the mountains and fjord and lovely view across the town square to the church.
The Lonely Planet 2013 Iceland Travel Guide book recommends Gamla Pósthúsið as the top choice for accommodation in Sauðárkrókur and one of the top 5 choices for accommodation in North Iceland. Gamla Pósthúsið holiday apartments are available for vacation rental all year round.
When you visit Iceland there is so much more beyond Reykjavík and the Golden Circle tour. Travel around Iceland via the ring road detouring off every now then to discover areas that are not so frequented by tourists. When visiting North Iceland be sure to explore the magnificent Skagafjörður area of the north west.
The Skagafjörður region and outlying areas have much to offer the tourist. We encourage you to consider ‘slow travel’ and make Sauðárkrókur your base to explore the town, nearby districts and tourist attractions, most less than an hours drive away. Discover the history and beauty of Skagafjörður by visiting the villages of Hofsós with its emigration museum and Basalt cliffs. Visit the historical area of Hólar and the turf farmhouse at Glaumbær near Varmahlið. Travel beyond the district to the townships of Hvammstangi, Blönduós and Skagaströnd or tour the very northern regions of Iceland visiting the charming towns of Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður. Enjoy a day trip further east and discover the northern capital Akureyri, visit Goðafoss the Waterfall of the Gods and Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall spend time wandering through the volcanic rock formations at Dimmuborgir and survey the magnificent Mývatn area, include ending your day with a relaxing soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths.