Ytra Lón á Langanesi

Ytra Lón á Langanesi

A tidy guesthouse 14 km/9 mi along the coastline north of Þórshöfn village on the Langanes peninsula in Northeast Iceland, far from the hustle and bustle of city life (652 km/405 mi from Reykjavík). An outdoor recreational paradise for nature lovers, hikers, and birdwatchers. Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and studio apartments. Hot tub. Café / bar and a fully-equipped kitchen for guests. Guided hiking and birdwatching tours are available. Open all year.

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  • Private bathroom
  • Apartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Cooking facilities
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern lights service
  • Dogs allowed
  • Fishing/Hunting

In the area

  • Rich birdlife
  • The Leader-sheep Breed Centre  10 km
  • Þórshöfn village 14 km
  • Skoruvíkurbjarg cliff 22 km
  • Rauðanes cliff formations 45 km
  • Selárdalslaug swimmingpool 79 km
  • Artic Henge at Raufarhöfn 80 km
  • Kópasker village 85 km


Six 2-person rooms with en-suites and three 2-person studio apartments with the option of an additional bed. The rooms are simply furnished, including a kitchenette. Guests have access to a patio with garden furniture, a barbecue and a hot tub with massage jets.


The restaurant offers a menu with produce from the farm, breakfast and dinner available. Coffee shop and licensed bar open from 4 pm. The nearest supermarket is in Þórshöfn (14 km/9 mi).

Service and recreation

Ytra-Lón is a sheep farm and guests are welcome to come and watch the farmers perform their daily duties. The guesthouse offers guided hiking and bird watching tours by car along Langanes peninsula and the surrounding area featuring spectacular nature and wilderness. The tours go to Skoruvíkurbjarg on Langanes, the second largest gannet colony in Iceland, and out to the very tip of the peninsula. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up with their bags at the start or end of their hikes. Trout fishing in the lagoon by the farm is free of charge for guests and fishing licences can be purchased for Lónsá river, which has sea char and sea trout. In autumn, guests can go goose hunting in the area at a very reasonable price. There is a playground for kids and a hot tub with massage jets on the guesthouse patio. A great place to enjoy a unique experience gazing up at the stars on winter evenings—and the northern lights, when they decide to put on a show. The nearest town with all general services, a good indoor swimming pool, supermarket, restaurant, tourist information center, healthcare clinic, and pharmacy: Þórshöfn (14 km/9 mi).

Far from the noise of the outside world—a nature lover's paradise

The Ytra-Lón farm is just off the 869 highway, 14 km/9 mi from Þórshöfn fishing village, on the way out to the Langanes peninsula (264 km/164 mi drive from the 'Capital of the North, Akureyri, 176 km/109 mi from Egilsstaðir in Hérað, and 163 km/101 mi from Húsavík by Skjálfandi bay). Pristine nature accompanied by peace and quiet await guests that visit Ytra-Lón. There's a broad range of possibilities for hiking and sightseeing with guidance or independently. The guesthouse offers guided tours or information and luggage transport services, for example out to the magnificent bird cliffs on the edge of Langanes. Langanes and Melrakkaslétta are renowned for the midnight sun, which can be quite spectacular in June and July. 

Langanes, Skoruvíkurbjarg, Skálar

A trip out to Langanes is a unique experience. There, you can find attractions including Skoruvíkurbjarg, a great cliff where a viewing platform has been built so that visitors can observe one of the largest gannet colonies in Iceland at the Stóri-Karl ("big guy") cliff. There's a good road from Þórshöfn to Ytra-Lón, but after that, the road is only suitable for 4x4 vehicles along the 22 km/14 mi route to Skoruvíkurbjarg. From the cliff, you can drive or hike to Skálar on the eastern side of the peninsula (8 km/5 mi). Skálar was once a thriving fishing village from 1910 to 1946 and at the time the outermost village in Iceland in the north east.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights such as providing information about the best time to observe the Northern Lights according to current forecast and some offer wake-up calls during the night if the lights appear. We recommend a late-night dip in the hot tub with some refreshments under the magical display of lights.

The unique wonderland of Northeast Iceland

The regions in the northeastern corner of Iceland, from Vopnafjörður to Melrakkaslétta, is an area that many travelers overlook. However, it's a wonderfully rewarding place to visit, especially for those who enjoy sightseeing hikes in pristine nature; green valleys, mountains and a coastline carved out by the North Atlantic Ocean in an artistic manner, as can be seen at Melrakkaslétta. Little seaside villages welcome travelers, and you don't need to go far to enjoy tranquility in nature in this corner of the world, which is simultaneously rough and mesmerizing with its unique beauty in both summer and winter.


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