Accommodation in two separate buildings, at Hotel Natur which is located next to the sea just off the main road and at Leifshús which is located on the opposite site of the main road, approximately 400 meters from Hotel Natur. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, a TV and free Wi-Fi. At Hotel Natur there are 25 double/twin rooms, 4 triple rooms and 7 single rooms. At Leifshús there are 3 double rooms with a balcony and cooking facility in the rooms, 2 family rooms and 3 double rooms.
Breakfast is served in a dining hall at Hotel Natur. The dining hall offers views over the fjord and it also has a licensed bar. Other meals than breakfast are available. It is possible for guests to barbecue and dine in a small forested area outside the hotel. Shared cooking facility and lounge is available at Leifshús for guests staying there. Please state on your booking request if you prefer to book a room with access to a shared cooking facility.
Recreation and services
Hot tub, conference room and laundry room on-site. Sauna, pool table, exercise equipment, table tennis and other games on the basement floor. 9-hole swing golf course, guests can borrow equipment. Art and handicraft exhibition featuring local artists in the gallery ‘Haughúsið’. Geothermal swimming pool in Akureyri (14 km/8 mi). 9-hole golf course at Þverá (14 km/8 mi). Horse rental a short distance from the golf course. In Akureyri you can find shops and all the usual services, museums, restaurants and bars (14 km/8 mi).
Walking paths, nature and times gone by
Hotel Natur is located next to the sea. Leading up from the hotel, you have the rolling hills of Vaðlaheiði. There are signed paths leading up to the mountains and down to the beach from the hotel. Bird life is varied around here and there are many good spots for bird watching. 4 km (8 mi) further down the beach you will find Laufás folk museum, a beautiful Icelandic turf farm where you can explore how a large upper-class farmer’s family lived around the year 1900 (open during summer).
Countryside charm, mountains and herring
Many Icelanders consider Eyjafjörður to be one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland. A sightseeing trip around the fjord can easily fill a whole day if you make stops at places of interest and want to enjoy nature and local food to the fullest. You can spend another day driving further along the western side of the fjord, taking a break in the mountainous valley of Svarfaðardalur or continuing through the Héðinsfjarðargöng tunnel to Siglufjörður town to visit the excellent Herring Museum (100 km/62 mi from Hotel Natur).
Whale watching in Húsavík, natural gems by Lake Mývatn
Route 1 turns east from Hotel Natur and then follows a ridge that runs alongside the coast. Coming down from the ridge you arrive at Fnjóskadalur Valley from where it is a short way to Goðafoss, one of the best known and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Whale watching tours are available from Húsavík town (77 km/47 mi). Lake Mývatn with its otherwordly landscapes awaits just under 90 km (55 mi) away from the hotel.
Hosts: Inga and Stefán