A separate house with a private entrance. The rooms, that share a bathroom, sitting room with TV and a comfortable dining area, sleep between one and four people. Guests have access to a kitchen. There are a further two double bedrooms in small, private cottages with private bathrooms. There’s free Wi-Fi in all rooms. The beautiful garden has a BBQ and a hot tub. Guests have access to a washing machine.
Breakfast is included. Guests prepare all other meals. There are good supermarkets, diners and restaurants in Akureyri (5 km / 3 mi).
Service and recreation
There’s a playground for the children by the guesthouse, and finding fun hiking trails is easy. You can go horse riding (1.5 km / 1 mi) or go swimming in Akureyri or Þelamörk (10 km / 6 mi). For golf, head to Jaðarsvöllur in Akureyri, an 18-hole golf course, where you will also find a good selection of shops and supermarkets, bars, intersting museums and various tourism services. One of Iceland’s best-known and popular ski areas is in Hlíðarfjall, a mountain that overlooks the town.
Akureyri – The capital of the North
Akureyri is a friendly town in beautiful surroundings and a very important centre for most industries in this part of the country. It’s a lovely stop and you can walk along the centre and learn about the ways of the locals. It’s more varied and vibrant than you’d expect in a town of Akureyri’s size. The culturally inclined can visit Nonnahús, a museum located in the childhood home of author Jón Sveinsson (1857 – 1944) who wrote very popular children’s books in the early 20th century.
The countryside – Laufás – Svarfaðardalur – Siglufjörður
The region’s farmlands are partly located in a long, wide and prosperous valley between gently sloping hills and blue mountain tops. You can easily circumnavigate the valley by car, and the route is very lovely on a sunny summer’s day. If you head along the eastern shore of the fjord you can visit the well-known district museum Laufás, located in a grand Icelandic turf house (36 km / 22.5 mi). If you continue north from Pétursborg and along the western shore of the fjord, you can take the route along valley Svarfaðardalur (38 km / 23.5 mi), a captivating valley surrounded by tall mountains. If you want to visit the herring town Siglufjörður, the northernmost town on the Tröllaskagi peninsula and a popular stop for tourists, drive 75 km (47 mi) from Pétursborg.
Lake Mývatn – Goðafoss – whale watching
For a lovely day trip from Pétursborg, drive east to the next region to visit some of the more beautiful attractions in and around lake Mývatn (102 km / 63.5 mi), for example Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall and Námaskarð. Stop by waterfall Goðafoss on your way (57 km / 35.5 mi), one of Iceland’s best-known waterfalls. You can go whale watching in village Húsavík (48 km from Goðafoss (30 mi) and 105 km from Pétursborg (65 mi) and be sure you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget.
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