Mýri Guesthouse - Stay for a tree



Mýri Guesthouse - Stay for a tree

Accommodation in two new studio apartments for two and four people. When you stay at Mýri Guesthouse you are in for a tree. For every night you stay the hosts will plant a tree. The guesthouse is located in Ásamýri, about 4 km / 2.5 mi south of the town of Selfoss in southwest Iceland, just a 10 km / 6 mi drive from the south coast. An ideal location for visiting all the key natural attractions in the South, and good conditions for seeing the northern lights during winter. Peaceful surroundings in the countryside yet close to all the services available in Selfoss and just about an hour drive to the capital, Reykjavík. Open all year. 

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Amentities

  • Apartment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV

In the area

  • Geothermal swimming pool in Selfossi 6 km / 3.7 mi
  • Flóa Bird Reserve 12 km  / 7.5 mi
  • Íslenski bærinn 5 km / 3 mi
  • Horse riding tours 12 km / 7.5 mi
  • Fákasel 13 km / 8 mi
  • Húsið Folk Museum in Eyrarbakki 14 km / 8.7 mi
  • Icelandic Wonders Museum in Stokkseyri 15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Kayak tours in Stokkseyri 15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Hot spring area in Hvergerði 16 km/10 mi
  • Urriðafoss Waterfall 21 km / 13 mi
  • Laugarvatn Fontana 45 km / 28 mi
  • Þingvellir National Park 50 km / 31 mi
  • Geysir hot spring area 68 km / 42 mi
  • Vestmannaeyjar (Landeyjahöfn) 84 km / 52 mi

Accommodation

Two bright studio apartments for two and four people, with wonderful views to the east over the southern lowlands in the direction of Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. Made-up beds. Each apartment has a flatscreen TV and free Wi-Fi. Private bathroom with a shower. An extra bed or crib can be provided upon request.


Board

The apartments have good cooking facilities with all the necessary utensils and tableware. Breakfast is not available. Selfoss has a variety of diners, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and supermarkets (4 km / 2.5 mi). In the villages by the coast south of Mýri Guesthouse are the restaurants Fjöruborðið in Stokkseyri and Rauða Húsið in Eyrarbakki (about a 10-minute drive).


Stay for a tree

When you stay at Mýri Guesthouse you are in for a tree. For every night you stay, the hosts will plant a tree.

When it comes to taking care of the environment, every little step counts. This is why the hosts at Mýri Guesthouse plant a tree for every night that you stay with them. They feel that it’s important for the travel industry to reinvest value in the area, and the hosts do this in the form of nature protection and carbon offsets. The first tree planting associated with this project will take place in August 2016. Guests will then be able to follow the project on Mýri Guesthouse's Facebook page.


Service and recreation

The hosts can provide information and advice regarding traveling plans and recreational activities in the area. The location has good conditions for viewing the northern lights on clear winter evenings. Guests are welcome to visit the animals on the farm. Horses are often in the paddocks nearby the guesthouse. Mýri Gusethouse is close to the geothermal swimming pool and gym facilities in Selfoss. There’s also a nine-hole golf course near Selfoss. Horse riding tours on offer in various places nearby. 


Plenty to see and experience nearby

Selfoss (4 km / 2.5 mi) is the most populous town in South Iceland and has a variety of shops and services. In Selfoss, a stop by Fjallkonan (which sells local delicacies direct from the farm) can be reccommended, check out the range of Icelandic design wares in Motivo, and last but not least, experience the unique atmosphere in Tryggvaskáli Restaurant. It’s exciting to visit the villages by the coast, Eyrarbakki (13 km / 8 mi) and Stokkseyri (14 km / 9 mi). In Eyrarbakki, you can see old houses from 1890–1920, and the town is also home to a Heritage Museum set in the historical merchant house, “The House”, built in 1765. In Stokkseyri, it’s wonderful to walk along the beach and watch the waves crashing on the various lava rock formations, and you can also visit the Ghost Center or the Hunting Museum. The Flói Bird Reserve is a hidden natural gem of the South, 5 km² / 1235 ac of protected land where 70 species of birds have been spotted and 25 species nest.


The Golden Circle, Suðurstrandarvegur

Mýri Guesthouse is an ideal base for sightseeing around South Iceland’s key natural attractions. The Golden Circle is a classic tour that covers the upper regions of South Iceland and stops by Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot springs. Þingvellir National Park is about a 30-minute drive from Ásamýri. The Suðurstrandarvegur road runs between the lowlands in the South and Keflavík Airport on the Reykjanes peninsula. There, you can drive around the volcanic landscape on the southern coast of Reykjanesskaga, with highlights including Selvogskirkja church, Herdísarvík and the Blue Lagoon (91 km / 56 mi from Mýri Guesthouse).


Vestmannaeyjar, Skógar and Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall (74 km / mi), Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall (100 km / 62 mi) make for a perfect day trip from Mýri Guesthouse. Vestmannaeyjar (the Westmann Islands) are also wonderful – drive to Landeyjarhöfn ferry terminal (84 km / 52 mi) and then take the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar (30 minutes). There’s a lot to experience in Vestmannaeyjar, everything from spectacular nature to boat trips around the islands, and last but not least, the Eldheimar Volcano Museum. 

 

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