Six brand new cottages (28,4 m2), with ready-made double bed (160 cm) and a sleeper sofa. An infant cot is available upon request. Each modern style cottage has a bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette with a sink, small refrigerator, microwave oven, hotplate, tea/coffee maker, toaster, cookware silverware, dishes, and cups.
In the living room, there is a flat screen television and a seating area where guests can relax and enjoy the view over the lake Apavatn as well as the surrounding mountains and volcanoes Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. In front of each house is a heated veranda with private garden furniture and barbecue facilities (gas grill). Free wireless connections and ample parking space with no extra charge.
A light breakfast is included, but guests can also prepare their own meals in the kitchenette. In Laugarvatn (8 km) is a grocery store which is open all days of the week. In Laugarvatn you can also find restaurants and cafés.
Service and Recreation
Guests can visit Austurey's sheep shed by agreement (November-May). Guests can fish in the lake Apavatn and the river Hólá (February- September) and may borrow fishing poles by agreement. Thriving birdlife is by the lake and therefore an ideal location for bird watching. Many hiking trails are in the area. Austurey is a perfect location to view the northern lights, due to limited light contamination.
Laugarvatn is 8 km from Austurey. There you can find Fontana spa, swimming pool, fitness facilities, massage salon, gallery, ATM, garage (car and tire repair) and gas station.
Local day trips
It is ideal to go on day trips from Austurey by Apavatn. The national park Þingvellir UNESCO World Heritage Site (27 km), Geysir geothermal area (37 km) and Gullfoss (47 km) are the best known natural jewels of Iceland and part of the Golden Circle. We recommend that travellers visit Laugarvatnshellar (17 km), Skálholt (27 km), and Friðheimar (29 km). For families, the petting zoo Slakki (29 km) is a fun place to visit. On the way back, it is ideal to stop at Fontana Spa in Laugarvatni (8 km) to relax in the geothermal baths, saunas and steam baths. Hosts are always ready to assist and to provide any additional information required.
Hosts: Lárus and Magndís