About The New Post Office

The house’s history

The house was built in 1911 and was used as the central telephone office of Westman Islands until 1950 when it was converted into the post office of the islands. These days, most locals know the house as the old post office, so when we bought the house we knew we wanted to celebrate the house’s history. The reconstruction went really well since a group of people and businesses helped out and contributed. We didn’t want to just make a guesthouse, we wanted to create a unique experience for our guests and make their stay as enjoyable as possible. We welcome everyone to our paradise island and hope that your stay will be exceptional.

The guesthouse

The apartments in The New Post Office are all fully furnished apartments ranging in size from 28 to 38 square meters. They all come with a private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and dining table, living room and a private balcony. They have either a double bed or two single beds and an extra sofa bed is in the living room, along with a TV that has access to Disney+ and Netflix. Of course we offer our guests free Wifi. Each apartment has its own entrance telephone which makes it easy to have guests over or order in. You have access to storage, for example for your bike or your golf set. A shared general space on the ground floor has a lounge,
ice machine, the largest sundeck on the island, bathrooms and more where you can get together, meet the other guests and relax.


The islands

The Westman Islands are a small island cluster just south of Iceland that consists of 16 islands. The largest one, Heimaey, is the only one that’s inhabited with around 4300 people currently living there. The Westman Islands have a very interesting and rich history which we encourage you to acquaint yourself with. It ranges from the Turkish Abductions in 1627 to the catastrophic eruption in 1973. Today the islands offer wonderful recreation for the whole family. The islands is home to Iceland’s largest puffin colony and one of Iceland’s nicest golf courses, great running and hiking trails in stunning nature, museums, spectacular food and so much more.