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Gistihús Erlu Closes for Good

The guesthouse Gistihús Erlu in Patreksfjörður, in Iceland’s West Fjords, will close after being in operation for decades. Gistihús Erlu was for many years the only place which offered both food and accommodation in Europe’s westernmost town.

erla_haflidadottir_bbErla Hafliðadóttir. Photo courtesy of

The 83-year-old guesthouse owner, Erla Hafliðadóttir told “I think that my time is up,” she said. Erla has welcomed three presidents over the years: Kristján Eldjárn, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.”


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