When I arrived at the Hotel Natura, I found that people arriving (myself included) were being told that the rooms weren’t ready, and that we should check back in 30-60 minutes. Oh, well! When life hands you lemons, right??? O________O
We were told that we should check out the hotel restaurant, Satt, and partake of the breakfast buffet. Prior to my trip, a coworker who’d traveled to Iceland the previous March with her mom gave me the following advice: she told me, “Don’t do the breakfast buffet, it’s not worth it.” Keeping that in mind, I avoided the expensive buffet like the plague, and stayed outside the special breakfast room full of what must have been a crowd of sheeple.
Instead, I remained in the restaurant’s main seating area and purchased some porridge (free toppings!!), sliced some bread from a delicious-looking loaf, collected a bit of red jam of some sort, and ordered a soy latte as well. All in all, my collection was pretty inexpensive, and quite enjoyable.
The bread was hearty and earthy. The butter (smjör – which is both a brand name, and the Icelandic word for butter) was delightful, and I’ve since heard it described by some people as “the best butter, like, ever.” They may have been biased. The red jam of unknown origin was lovely, but I couldn’t tell you what berry(ies) it was derived from.
The porridge itself was a bit bland, but it had a nice texture; adding raisins and cinnamon improved it markedly. Lastly, the soy latte was creamy and delicious.
As I happily ate my very early breakfast, I heard new arrivals in the nearby lobby being told they’d have to check back in 30-60 minutes, and should check out the breakfast buffet. They were offered free coffee, though.