Silva Holiday Homes



Silva Holiday Homes

Bright and cosy summer cottages and guesthouse in the heart of Eyjafjarðarsveit, at Syðra-Laugaland on the eastern bank of Eyjafjarðarár river, 14 km / 9 mi from downtown Akureyri. Magnificent views over the lush countryside beneath the blue mountaintops. There's lots to enjoy – experience Icelandic country life and nature whether you visit in summer or winter. The cottages are located next to the vegetarian and raw food restaurant Silva, which is owned and run by the same people. Reception at Silva Restaurant but the guesthouse is located in a 5 minutes walking distance from the restaurant. Open all year.

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Cooking facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Swimming pool 2 km (Hrafnagil)
  • Christmas Garden 3 km
  • Kaffi Kú, coffee house 4 km 
  • Golf 5 km (Þverá)
  • Dyngjan Art Gallery 8 km
  • Holtselsís, locally produced ice cream 9 km
  • Horse rental 9 km
  • Akureyri 14 km
  • Museum of Small Exhibitis 17 km
  • Hlíðarfjall skiing area 22 km
  • The Old Turf House at Laufás 38 km

Accommodation

Two 3-person cottages. Each cottage has one bedroom with two made-up beds, a wardrobe, a bathroom with a shower, a spacious lounge area with a flat-screen TV, a sofa bed, and another bed that can be separated with a partition. The kitchenettes have a stovetop, a fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a coffee maker and an electric kettle. Cribs are also available. All floors are heated. There's also a large patio with outdoor furniture and a shared hot tub for guests staying at the cottages.

Guesthouse Vökuland is located in a two storey building and includes accommodations with shared bathroom. The rooms available on the ground floor are 1x double room and 2x family rooms with two single beds and a bunk bed. On the first floor there are 3x double rooms that share a bathroom. Well equipped kitchens are located on both floors, each include a stove, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and a boiler. There is a spacious common living room on the first floor with a flat screen TV, desk, couch, chairs and a coffee table. Guests have access to a laundry room on the ground floor that is equipped with a washing machine and dryer. The house, located opposite Silva restaurant, has a large garden and patio. Cribs are available upon request.

Board

The Silva restaurant, 30 m / 98 ft. from the cottages, offers breakfast and a variety of vegetarian and raw food meals. Licensed. The restaurant is open from 17:00-21:00 during summer and dinner can be booked in advance during winter. The dining room has wonderful views of the Eyjafjörður fjord and to the mountains on either side of Eyjafjarðarsveit. There's free Wi-Fi at the restaurant. There are several cafés and other dining spots in the surrounding area, for example Lamb-Inn at Öngulsstaðir (3 km / 1.86 mi) and Kaffi Kú located in the loft area above the cow barn at Garður farm (4 km / 2.5 mi). Akureyri also has a wide variety of restaurants and shops.

Services and recreation

There are hiking trails in the near surroundings and up into the mountains on the eastern side of Eyjafjörður. There's a good swimming pool in walking distance, by the Hrafnagil school on the western side of the river (2.5 km / 1.6 mi). Golf course at Þverá (3 km / 1.86 mi). Kátur Horse Rental at Uppsalir (2 km / 1.24 mi), close to the intersection on the way to Akureyri. Christmas garden at Hrafnagil (2 km / 1.24 mi). Museums, swimming pools, shops and a wide range of tourist services in Akureyri (14 km / 9 mi). Skiing area on Hlíðarfjall mountain overlooking Akureyri.

Glorious summers and beautiful winters in the lush countryside

Eyjafjarðarsveit, about 60 km / 37 mi from the bottom of the fjord valley, is one of the most productive farming areas in Iceland. There are many things for tourists to do both in summer and in winter. The property is well situated in the countryside and is a good option for anyone who wants to experience Icelandic nature and daily life in this area, just a short distance from Akureyri, the 'Capital of the North'.

Round trip around the countryside

From Syðra-Laugaland, you can take an interesting trip around the countryside ahead of the eastern side of the Möðruvellir church site, from there over a bridge over Eyjafjarðar river, and then along the western side of the region. It's also well worth taking a detour into Leyningshólar, located further into Eyjafjörður, an area with a natural birch forest, a cultivated forest, walkways, hillocks and sheltered glens.

Day tours along the coast and beyond

For those who want to venture out on day tours around the surrounding towns, it's wonderful to drive along the western side of the fjord, stop by Möðruvellir in Hörgárdalur, and then continue on to Svarfaðardalur valley. It is also wonderful to experience the unique tranquility of the village on Hrísey island; take the ferry there from Litli-Ársskógssandur, stroll around the island and enjoy the birdlife and views to the mainland. Outwards from the eastern side of the fjord (26 km / 16 mi from the bottom of the fjord) is a regional museum in Laufás, a stately turf farmstead with an interior typical of a country chieftain's home from around 1900 (open during the summer months). It is about 92 km / 57 mi from Silva to the herring-fishing town of Siglufjörður, and about 115 km / 71 mi to lake Mývatn.

 

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