Superior guesthouse embraced by nature in Rif, Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsnes Penninsula, Iceland


Arrive by car -less than 3 hours from Reykjavik-, foot or bus

Free Parking for any size vechicle, Free local buses, Very Secenic routes, Uniqe hike and bike trails, less than 3 hours driving from Reykjavik

Arrival and how to get to the Washitsu.Casa

Your own or rental car

It takes about 3 hours to drive from Reykjavik. You can choose between two different mountain passes without a time penalty. One way is to take route 54 all the way to and continue on route 574. Another way is to take an earlier pass route 56 and continue on route 54 on the Northern side of the Peninsula. The last part is always route 574. The third choice is to continue on route 574 on the south side of the peninsula which bypasses mountain passes and takes you through the National Park. This route is a bit longer. We recommend route 56 mountain pass depending on road conditions

Free local buses

The school bus is free and available for all if space allows many times a day. It stops just a few meters away at the bus shelters. You can use it to get to Hellisandur and Olafsvik. Where you can shop groceries, go swimming (Olafsvik), go to Restaurants and Cafes (note that not all of them are open in Winter)

Exclusive Walk and Bicycle paths to neighboring towns

Very unusual for towns and villages in the middle of the countryside Rif has a dedicated bicycle and walking paths to the nearby towns of Hellisandur and Olafsvik. To find the path go towards the end of our street in the direction of the main road. It is great to be able to walk (or cycle) to the neighboring towns without having to be right on the main road. You can go of the path and visit waterfalls, the sea etc. In the towns you can shop for groceries, go swimming (in Olafsvik), go to restaurants and cafes (note not all are open in winter) Or enjoy the midnight sun / northern lights

Landing strip for a Private plane

There is an official landing strip within walking distance. So if you have a private plane or you hire a plane it is one more choice of how to get to the Washitsu.Casa if you have the resources

Bus services from Reykjavik or other places

You can use the Icelandic bus system to get to our street in Rif. The bus system called was originally the Reykjavik City bus system that was extended into the country. You need to change the bus twice but do not worry the buses wait for each other.

Our Car especially for long term volunteers

If you are staying for many months e.g. as a volunteer we might be able to arrange for you to use our car.

Superb free parking also for large vehicles

There is plenty of free parking on both side of the street. You can park your car, SUV, Caravan, Mini-bus, Bus or Long Vehicle for free.

Driving through a bird sanctuary

In summer from May to August. There are a lot of birds on the local road. Just drive carefully and enjoy this unique experience.


It is a nice way to get around and to get to know new people. Depending on the distance you would like to cover you might want to start early so that you are not traveling to late when less cars are around