Breiðavík



Breiðavík

Stay in a unique setting at a neat country hotel by the golden shores in Iceland’s far west, in the southern West Fjords. Europe’s largest bird cliff, Látrabjarg, is very close by. This is the country of puffins and millions of sea birds, which nest at Europe’s western-most point. In this charming and tranquil region, you can enjoy hiking and trout fishing, or explore various interesting sites. Open from 1 May to 30 September. 

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Free Wi-Fi in some areas
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Ocean view

In the area

  • Látrabjarg bird cliffs 12 km (westernmost part of Europe)
  • Folk museum at Hnjótur 12 km
  • Patreksfjörður 50 km

Accommodation

24 twin en-suite rooms in separate houses with a private entrance. One double room and one family room that share a bathroom, as well as eight twin rooms for sleeping bag accommodation in a larger building that used to be a schoolhouse. Free Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities. Campsite. Cooking facilities. Open from May 1st through September 30th.

 
Board

There’s a restaurant at the hotel, as well as a bar. Free coffee for all guests.

 
Service and recreation

Icelandic handicraft on display and sold at the hotel. Guests can also purchase fishing permits for trout fishing at a nearby lake, as well as in mountain lakes in the region. Quad rental. Varied hiking routes. An interesting district museum at Hnjótur (12 km / 7.5 mi). Horse rental (13 km / 8 mi). The nearest town, where you can find a supermarket, a swimming pool and various other services, is Patreksfjörður (50 km / 31 mi).

 
The proper puffin at Látrabjarg

All who stay at Breiðavík are here for one reason – to explore Europe’s largest bird cliff, Látrabjarg. It’s a magnificent and mysterious place, a birdwatcher’s promised land and a true treat for photographers. Breiðavík is ideally located. To reach the cliffs, drive 12 km (7.5 mi) and then walk along the cliff. The 14-km-long (8.7 mi) cliff towers 444 metres over sea level where it’s highest. Millions of seabirds nest here, including, remarkably, almost 40% of the world’s razorbill population. Puffins are also willing to pose for pictures, and sometimes they are so tame that you can pet them. However, tread carefully on the cliffs, as the ocean waves pound the shore far below.

 
Experience the sunset by a golden beach in Europe’s far west

Breiðavík is located in a small valley between creeks Kollsvík and Látravík, at the southern West Fjord’s far west. Beach Skeljalandsfjara is one of the creek’s striking features, where you can stroll up and down along the tranquil 6 kilometres of golden sand (3.7 mi) and enjoy the last rays of the evening sun. Hikers are almost spoilt for choice here. The hike over to creek Látravík is 8 km (5 mi), from where you can walk due south along a 5-km-long trail by the shore to the Bjargtangar lighthouse .

 
An interesting district museum and a heroic rescue by Látrabjarg

From Breiðavík, there’s a 12-km drive to Örlygshöfn at the southern shore of Patreksfjörður fjord, where you’ll find the Hnjótur district museum. It’s a unique museum that accurately depicts day-to-day life and strife during the 19th century and early 20th century. You’ll also see objects and relics from the heroic rescue of a British trawler that ran ashore by Látrabjarg in foul weather in 1947. Don’t miss the museum’s screenings of a truly unique documentary about the trawler rescue mission.


Hosts:  Birna and Keran

Prices

The accommodation at Breiðavík is available on request. Please fill out the booking request form to make a booking.

 
 Room type
 Summer 2018
 
1 May - 30 Sept  
 Single room with shared bathroom | Category I   €224 per room
 Single room with private bathroom | Category III  €263 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom | Category I   €224 per room
 Double or twin room with private bathroom | Category III    €326 per room
 Family room for 3 persons | Category I 

 €336 per room

 Family room for 3 persons | Category III   €489 per room
 Family room for 4 persons | Category I   €448 per room
 Sleeping bag  €647 per person

Prices are per night.

 

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