Gemlufall by Thingeyri

Gemlufall by Thingeyri

Accommodation in a cozy timbered house located midway between mountain and sea shore on the northern part of Dýrafjörður fjord. Two apartments that accommodate 6 people respectively. In all, the guesthouse can sleep 14 people. Centrally located in the Westfjords and surrounded by jaw-dropping nature but a short distance from the main towns and villages. Stunning natural treasures and hiking trails in the area. This is the perfect accommodation for those who want to get to know the charm and serene atmosphere of the Westfjords, its culture and daily life.  

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  • Apartment
  • Working farm
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby


Two 6 pers. apartments in the guesthouse that can be booked together and combined into one.

Apartment 1 (3 bedrooms):  Living room, kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms: Double room, twin room, and a room with a bunk bed.
Apartment 2 (2 bedrooms):  Kitchen with seating area and bathroom. Living room with a sofa bed, one single bed and 2 bedrooms (twin room and a room with a bunk bed for 3 pers.).

A nice veranda with stunning views of Dýrafjörður fjord.


Good kitchen facilities in both apartments, access to a barbecue, and barrell grill is available for bigger events. The accommodation does not include breakfast, but guests can buy breakfast between 09:00 and 10:00 if they wish. Prepared lunch packs available to be bought. Light meals available (must be ordered 1 day in advance), such as home made soups and bread.

Service and recreation

The hosts live on Gemlufall farm, close by the guesthouse. They offer advice and information about hiking trails in the area and a local guide can be rented for a fee (must be ordered 1 day in advance). Indoor swimming pools are located in Þingeyri and Flateyri. Necessities can be bought in N1 kiosks in Þingeyri and Flateyri and bigger supermarkets are located in Ísafjörður. In the summertime guided riding tours are offerd from café Simbahöllin in Þingeyri, where you will also find a bike rental. A 9-hole golf course is in Meðaldalur, just outside of Þingeyri. 

Tempting hiking trails, birdlife, and summer beauty

Dýrafjörður fjord is famous for its striking nature and summer beauty. The area is ideal for hiking, both up to the mountains and along the shoreline. Tempting hiking trails can be found in the Gemlufell neighbourhood and the shore offers varied birdlife, and seals can sometimes be spotted basking there. 

Haukadalur Valley, Dynjandi Waterfall, Rauðisandur Beach, Látrabjarg Cliff

Gemlufall is nicely located for day trips southward. To the south of Dýrafjörður fjord you can drive to Þingeyri in Haukadalur shere you will enter the areas written about in the Saga of Gísli Súrsson. A drive to visit Dynjandi Waterfall (59 km) is also recommended. For longer drives we recommend a trip to Rauðisandur Beach and Látrabjar Cliff (180 km from Gemlufall).

Hosts:  Elsa María and Jón Skúlason


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