Two 3-person cottages, one 4-person cottage and one 7-person apartment. Each 3-person 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.
The third cottage measures 40 sqm and has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds. Bathroom with shower, living room with TV and a sofa bed. Spacious kitchenette with a stovetop, a frindge, a microwave, a toaster, a coffee maker and an electric kettle. Cribs are also available. The cottage has wall generators. There's also a large patio with outdoor furniture and a shared hot tub.
The 7-person apartment is on the second floor at Syðra-Laugarland Efra. Three bedrooms of different sizes. A double room and a triple room with an entrance to a smaller double room. Ideal for families or friends. Large living room with two extra beds and two sofa beds. Dining table, TV and sitting area. Fully equipped kitchen with a stove, dish washer, microwave, fridge and freezer. One bathroom with a bathtub with shower. Veranda.
Breakfast available if booked in advance. Reception is open from 15:00-23:00. 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.