Nýp Guesthouse

Nýp Guesthouse

A warm yet modern family run guesthouse overlooking Breiðafjörður Bay. Panoramic views to the West across the bay and to the Westfjords mountains. Accommodation in five rooms with made-up beds; three spacious double rooms with private bathroom and ocean views. Seasonal breakfast buffet and a shared guest kitchen. The farm is located at the root of Nýpurhyrnu mountain and from their you have a stunning view of the bay. Nýp is conveniently located for hiking, bird watching, and relaxing in nature. The gueshouse is a beautiful 3-hour drive from Reykjavík.  Minimum stay 2 nights.

Open from May 15th to September 15th. 

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meals on request
  • Cooking facilities


Accommodation in 5x2 person rooms with ocean view. Three of the rooms with private bathroom, but two share a bathroom. Double or twin rooms upon request. Toiletries and hair dryer in all rooms. Free WiFi. Terrace facing the valley and the morning sun.

Minimum stay 2 nights.


Breakfast is offered upon request, a seasonal buffet of organic produce from the area. Homemade bread and marmelade. Dinner is available but you have to order in advance. The menu offers quality food from the nearby farms and home-grown organic vegetables. The dining room is warm and cosy and used to serve as a barn for the farm before it was renovated. Guests can also prepare their own meals in a guest kitchen and eat in the dining room.

Service and recreation

There are many interesting hiking routes from Nýp farm, into the valley, over the mountains, or towards the ocean. This is the bird watcher’s Paradise. Nýp has a small arts- and education centre with facilities for lectures, small conferences and seminars as well as concerts and workshops. Swimming pools in Laugar in Sælingsdalur (40 km), Reykhólar (50 km) and Hólmavík (50 km). The nearest town is Búðardalur (50 km).

Charming modern facilities on old foundation

Nýp was a working sheep farm for hundreds of years, but traditional farming stopped in the 1960s. The house that holds the guesthouse was built in 1936 but had been derelict for almost 40 years before the current owners decided to undertake massive restorations on the farm. Standing at the farm you have stunning views of Breiðafjörður Bay, islands and skerries.

Sites rich in history

The area holds many interesting places to visit. Not far from Nýp you will find the farm Skarð, a historic site that used to be Iceland’s most valuable land one and a half centuries ago. Drive along the coast to Saurbær and Ólafsdalur where Iceland’s first agricultural college was founded. In Reykhólar you will find a good swimming pool as well as a boat museum. In Hólmavík you will find the unique museum of Icelandic sorcery and witchcraft. From Drangsnes you will find boat rides to Grímsey Island and whale watching from Hólmavík.



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