A sea green building perched on a rocky bed in the middle of a quiet fishing harbor is this small town’s marvel. Siglo Hotel, in an ode to the fisherman’s marina it makes its home within, offers guests a dreamy oasis of sea and tide; waterfront rooms with angled ceilings, reading nooks, and an outdoor pool tucked between the harbor and a mountain range.
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Once dubbed the herring capital of the world, Siglufjörður has been reinvented as a gem of the north, with Siglo Hotel a big part of that reputation. Offering a relaxing, romantic ambiance, Siglo’s furniture is classic and storied, deep brown hardwood floors and velvet upholstery; chocolate-decorated desks and cushioned window ledges you can cozy up within, watching the fishing boats pass.
Grab a bite at the restaurant, which features daily specials of fresh Icelandic meats and produce, or enjoy a nightcap at the adjacent bar and lounge, where locals and guests alike gather by a rocky firepit and sink into a cozy evening against the sea. Just a few steps beyond the hotel, two more restaurants whose ever-changing, seasonal menus are sure to leave you delighted.
Have a soak in the large outdoor hot tub no matter the weather, or sweat it out in the sauna, which is also equipped with a massage bed. At the day’s end, dim the room lights and listen to the gentle sounds of the harbor—you may feel like you aren’t in a hotel at all.