Hótel Hallormsstaður | Lake Lagarfljót, Iceland

I loved the Iceland self-drive tour I booked through Tour.is, it wasn't perfect, but nothing really ever is. The itinerary was on point and so were the separate tours I booked. The only thing that was iffy, were the accommodations. When you choose the guesthouse option, there's a 50/50 chance it will be good or bad. Half the time our accommodations were amazing and the other half they were quite grim. In the case of Hótel Hallormsstaður near Lake Lagarfljot, we really lucked out. We were originally booked for Guesthouse Grau hunduriin, which is managed by the hotel, but there weren't enough people checked in so they upgraded us to the hotel. Thank goodness, because the reviews for the guesthouse sounded like a nightmare. The hotel was perfect and it was so close to the lake. We spent a good portion of the following morning walking along the waters edge and enjoying the beautiful scenery. I do wish that we had more time there, but as usual we had to stay on course and the day was packed with driving and beautiful sights!