Lauftún



Lauftún

A farm stay at farm Lauftún on the lowland by the banks of river Húseyjarkvísl. Located just by the Ring Road (Highway no 1), this farm is centrally located in the Skagafjörður region in North Iceland and is ideally located for touring the region. You have a wide variety of activities to choose from – magnificent nature, remarkable historical sites, hikes or various other attractions. Open all year.

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Working farm
  • Cooking facilities
  • Open vouchers

In the area

  • Varmahlíð  500 m
  • River rafting and horse rental in Varmahlíð
  • Sauðárkrókur town 28 km
  • Glaumbær 9 km (The old turf farm)
  • Hólar in Hjaltadalur 45 km (historic site)
  • Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós 50 km
  • Swimming pool in Sauðárkrókur and Hofsós
  • Golf in Sauðárkrókur

Accommodation

Five double / twin rooms with shared bathrooms. A campsite with bathrooms and cooking facilities. RV and camper facilities. Hot tub.

 
Board

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.


Host:  Inda

Prices

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

 
 Room type
 Summer 2017 
 1 May - 30 Sept 
 Winter 2017 - 2018 
 1 Oct - 30 Apr
 Single room with shared bathroom | Category I   €129 per room  €107 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom | Category I   €150 per room  €158 per room
 Family room for 3 persons with shared bathroom | Category I     €270 per room  €237 per room
 Sleeping bag  €67 per person  €52 per person

Prices are per night.

 

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