Five double / twin rooms with shared bathrooms. A campsite with bathrooms and cooking facilities. RV and camper facilities. Hot tub.
Breakfast is included. The nearest diner and shop is located in village Varmahlíð (500 m / 0.3 mi).
Service and recreation
White river rafting and horse rental in Varmahlíð (500 m / 0.3 mi). Visit the Skagafjörður Heritage Museum in an old Icelandic turf house, located at farm Glaumbær (9 km / 5.5 mi). Hólar in valley Hjaltadalur is a noteworthy historical site (45 km / 28 mi), as is the Icelandic Emigration Centre in village Hofsós (50 km / 31 mi). For golf, head to Hlíðarendavöllur, a nine-hole course by town Sauðárkrókur, where you will also find supermarkets, shops, diners, restaurants, a swimming pool and various tourism services (28 km / 17.5 mi). There is also a pool in village Varmahlíð, as well as a tourist information centre.
Tours, hikes and river rafting
Lauftún stands on grassy and green lowlands in the middle of the region, from where you can see far and wide over the encircling mountain range. No matter whether you want to explore the region by car or on shorter or longer hikes, you’ll find that you can go in almost any direction from Lauftún. In the southern part of the region you’ll come across magnificent landscapes in valleys Vesturdalur and Austurdalur (West Valley and East Valley, respectively) that extend far into Iceland’s highlands. Powerful and terrible glacial rivers rush along both these valleys, at times through rather spectacular canyons and gorges. You can book white river rafting tours on both rivers, guided by experienced and trained men and women.
An Icelandic turf house and turf church
The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum at farm Glaumbær (9 km / 5.5 mi) is an interesting visit where you’ll learn a lot about life at a stately farm in Iceland during the 19th century. The museum itself is in a renovated turf house, which was inhabited up until 1950. For more turf house touring, you can explore a small turf church in village Varmahlíð, Víðimýrarkirkja, originally built in 1836.
Hólar in valley Hjaltadalur
Hólar (45 km / 28 mi) was an episcopal seat from 1106 – 1798 and the academic and cultural centre of North Iceland in its day. In fact, Iceland’s first printing press was in Hólar. Visit the stone church from 1763 and the parlour Auðunarstofa, a remodel of the original log house that served the locals from 1316 – 1810.
The Icelandic Emigration Centre
The Icelandic Emigration Centre in village Hofsós is only 16 km (10 mi) from the road to Hólar. The museum is dedicated to the lives and destinies of Icelandic emigrants who moved to North America during the late 19th century. After the museum, take a swim in the local pool just by the shore with a breathtaking view over the fjord and the isles that adorn it.