Við Fjörðinn



Við Fjörðinn

A guesthouse by fishing village Þingeyri in southern Dýrafjörður fjord, centrally located in the western regions of the West fjords. Six bedrooms, either en suite or with shared bathrooms. Three apartments, where one is specially modified to accommodate wheelchair users. The location is ideal for those who want to tour the region and get to know the remarkable natural beauty and culture of the West fjords. Hiking routes, biking routes and organised tours offered. Open between 1 May to 30 September.

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Amentities

  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Apartment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Ocean view

In the area

  • Swimming pool 500m with good facilities for the whole family 
  • Dynjandi waterfall, one of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfalls 30min
  • Enjoy the fascinating view over Dýrafjörður from the top of Mt. Sandafell
  • Good walking tracks near Kaldbakur (998m), the highest mountain of the Westfjords
  • Ísafjörður 50 km

Accommodation

Four rooms that sleep either two or three people. Rooms are located on two floors and share two common bathrooms with showers. The 2x2 person room has a private bathroom. Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

The guesthouse also rents out three apartments and breakfast is sold at the guesthouse.

Apartment 1 – sleeps two:
A ground-floor apartment, ideal for wheelchair users. The apartment has a large bedroom that can accommodate three beds. A cosy sitting room with a kitchenette. A bathroom with shower. A paved and furnished porch by the apartment entrance where you can enjoy the western views on a good day.

Apartment 2 – sleeps four:
A first-floor apartment with a private entrance, two bedrooms, a large kitchen and a bathroom with shower.

Apartment 3 – sleeps two:
A lovely studio apartment on the ground floor. Entrance from the garden.

 
Board

Breakfast must be ordered with at least 24-hour notice and is served in a lovely and bright sunroom. Guests can order pre-packed lunches to take away. There are good cooking facilities for all guests, both those staying in rooms and those in apartments. There’s a convenience store at the N1 service centre in the village, as well as a restaurant at Hotel Sandfell and a café.

 
Service and recreation

You have many different options to choose from when it comes to hiking and enjoying the outdoors. For example, there are many lovely routes through valleys and over mountains that are worth a try, such as through the majestic mountains that separate fjords Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður, which is also where you’ll find the highest rising mountains in the West fjords. Birdwatching. You can go on short or long organised tours around the region, both by car, on foot and by boat that depart from town Ísafjörður and a few other towns and villages. There is a swimming pool in village Þingeyri. There’s also a nine-hole golf course in the beautiful Meðaldalur Valley (6 km / 3.7 mi). Tourism information centres both in Ísafjörður and Þingeyri. Ísafjörður is the largest town in the West fjords, where you’ll find shops and supermarkets, restaurants and various other services (50 km / 31 mi).

 
Arnarfjörður, Hrafnseyri, Dynjandi

The fjords Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður are among the more interesting regions for nature lovers in the West fjords. The views are simply spectacular. It does not matter whether you find yourself in a valley, on the top of a mountain or by the steep ocean cliffs – nature is at its best here. There is a museum about Jón Sigurðsson (1811 – 1879) in Hrafnseyri by Arnarfjörður (18 km / 11 mi), but he was one of Iceland’s most important freedom fighters in his time. You can also walk through a remodelled turf house, based on Jón’s childhood home. A little further along the fjord (21 km / 13 mi) you’ll find the waterfall Dynjandi, among the more beautiful in Iceland.

 
Historic sites in Haukadalur, and the shore by the edge of the world

If you travel along the south coastline of fjord Dýrafjörður, you’ll pass valley Haukadalur, where you can explore a site made famous in the Saga about outlaw Gísli Súrsson (8 km / 5 mi). From there, you only have to drive about 6 km / 4 mi) to reach Keldudalur, where you can visit an old stone church by abandoned farm Hraun (dating back to 1885). Now belonging to the National Museum of Iceland, the church has been completely renovated. From Keldudalur, travel the so-called Svalvogavegur road (which can sometimes be difficult to pass). This road will take you past the cape that separates fjords Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður. If you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle, you can easily walk the 6 km (4 mi) to the Svalvogaviti lighthouse, or, as is becoming ever more popular, you could bike there.

 
Ísafjörður, Ísafjarðardjúp, Flateyri, Suðureyri

Town Ísafjörður is 50 km north of Þingeyri (31 mi) and it’s the largest town in the West fjords. You could visit the interesting district museum, sample a few of the town’s restaurants and shops, and try out some of the interesting activities on offer, such as a boating tour along the sound with a stop in island Vigur. The route to Ísafjörður passes through fjords Önundarfjörður and Súgandafjörður where you’ll find villages Flateyri (40 km / 25 mi) and Suðureyri (55 km / 34 mi). At Flateyri, you can rent kayaks at rental Grænhöfði, who also offer guided sea kayaking tours for beginners and those with more experience.

 
Hosts:
Sirrý and Finni

 

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