Thora Gudmundsdottir

owner and founder

Thora Gudmundsdottir is born and raised in Seydisfjordur. Graduated as an architect from Denmark but came back home to Seydisfjordur when the ferry Norrona started sailing to the fjord to start a youth hostel. This was in the year 1975. She got a house by the harbour for the business and changed a former dormitory building for the women working in the herring into a travelers paradise. Thora has been a pioneer when it comes to protecting the old houses in the village. She wrote and got published a book about the history of the houses in Seydisfjordur. This plays an important role in the towns uniqueness and its millennium look. She also owns a guesthouse in Kerala, India where she lives during cold Icelandic winters