Farmhouse Lodge; Skeiðflöt



Farmhouse Lodge; Skeiðflöt

A neat guesthouse in the former farmhouse at Skeiðflöt in Mýrdalur, by route no 1 (the ‘Ring Road’).  Cosy setting with views towards the sea, close to well-known natural attractions and popular tourist spots. Ten rooms with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Breakfast buffet. A wide range of possibilities for hiking and other outdoor activities in the stunningly beautiful nature south of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and along the coast. Open all year. 

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Ocean view
  • Glacier view

Dyrhólaey promontory 7 km / 4.3 mi
Geothermal swimming pool and golf in Vík 14 km / 9 mi
Snowmobile tours on Sólheimajökull, glacier hikes and ice climbing 17 km / 10.5 mi
Reynisfjara beach 16 km / 10 mi
Skógafoss waterfall 19 km / 12 mi
District museum at Skógar 19 km / 12 mi

Accommodation

Five double rooms and one triple room with private bathroom.  Also two double rooms, one single room and one triple room with handbasin and a shared bathroom.  Lounge area. Breakfast dining area.

Board

Breakfast buffet every morning from 8 to 10. Restaurants and a supermarket in Vík í Mýrdal (a 10-minute drive from Skeiðflöt).

Services and recreation

Hiking trails in the nature surrounding Skeiðflöt and interesting areas in the highlands above the settlement under Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Birdwatching. Horse riding tours at two local farms: Vellir (4 km / 2.5 mi) and Mið-Hvoll (4 km / 2.5 mi). Snowmobile tours on Sólheimajökull glacier, as well as glacier hikes and ice climbing (17 km / 10.5 mi). Skógafoss waterfall and a diverse and interesting district museum at Skógar (19 km / 12 mi). The nearest village is Vík í Mýrdal, where you’ll find a swimming pool, a supermarket and good places to eat (16 km / 10 mi). There’s also a nine-hole golf course by Vík.

Farmhouse Lodge at Skeiðflöt, accommodation with countless travel possibilities

For centuries Skeiðflöt operated as a traditional farm, but today it’s by the busiest travel route along the south coast of Iceland and is a perfect place for anyone who wants to experience the unique natural pearls of Mýrdalur and the towns beyond. Whether people are interested in hiking in the spectacular nature, mountain climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, birdwatching, glacier tours, or jeep sightseeing tours around the magical Icelandic landscape in the middle of the South Iceland coast, Skeiðflöt is ideal both for long and short stays.

Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara

Just a few minutes’ drive from Skeiðflöt is Dyrhólaey (10 km / 6 mi), a protected promontory with sheer cliffs facing the sea and rich birdlife in the summer, one of the most popular stops when travelling through Mýrdalur. A little further east is Reynisfjara beach (16 km / 10 mi), where the ocean waves pound the inky black sand, overlooked by peculiar columnar basalt and curious caves. A little further out to sea, troll-like rock formations rise up from the deep.

Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull

Around 17 km / 11 mi from Skeiðflöt are the roots of Iceland’s longest icefall, Sólheimajökull, which carves its way through the land from Mýrdalsjökull’s ice cap. There you can see the vast beauty of the glacier while also witnessing the irrefutable evidence of climate change. Operators at Ytri-Sólheimar (10 km / 6 mi) run snowmobile tours and super jeep tours to Mýrdalsjökull. You could also join guided glacier hikes and ice-climbing tours.

Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and an interesting district museum

Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that famously erupted in 2010 and disrupted travel plans the world over, is clearly visible from Skeiðflöt. By its eastern foothills is waterfall Skógafoss, stunningly beautiful and deservedly famous (20 km / 12.5 mi). Another well-known waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, is 28 km / 17.5 mi further west, and the drive there takes you through landscapes that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Skógar is also home to one of Iceland’s best heritage and transportation museums, where you can get a taste of what life was like for the region’s residents in the decades leading up to and following the turn of the 20th century. The museum shows how improved transportation and telecommunications completely changed life in Iceland when the technological revolution arrived around 100 years ago.

 

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