10 rooms with private bathroom in a separate building next to the mainhouse. In the mainbuilding/farmhouse are 11 double / twin rooms, one room that sleeps three and two family rooms. All rooms in the main building have a washbasin and share bathrooms. Also four cottages that sleep between four and five people. Each house has three bedrooms, a dining area and kitchenette, as well as a furnished porch with a BBQ. Guests have access to two hot tubs.
The dining hall, where breakfast is served, can sit up to 60 people. Dinner is also on offer. Groups can pre-order a light lunch. Bar. Breakfast is not included in the cottage rates.
Cooking facilities at Stöng is only for guests staying in the cottages.
Service and recreation
The local tourism information centre Mývatnsstofa in Reykjahlíð (25 km / 15.5 mi) is happy to share local information and book you seats on various tours. For riding tours, head to Safari Hestar Horse Rental by farm Álftagerði (13 km / 8 mi). Head to Hike & Bike in Reykjahlíð for guided hikes and bike tours. Jeep tours. Birdwatching. Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum at farm Ytri Neslönd (19 km / 12 mi). For local crafts, head to Mývatnsmarkaður by Dimmuborgir (25 km / 15.5 mi) and Dyngjan Handverkshús in Reykjahlíð. There is a nine-hole golf course close to Reykjahlíð as well. For swimming, you could head to either Laugar in Reykjadalur (24 km / 15 mi) or Reykjahlíð. You can also head to the Mývatn Nature Baths (36-40°C / 96.8-104°F), 28 km (17.5 mi) away. The nearest village is Reykjahlíð, where you’ll find a small shop, restaurants and various services (25 km / 15.5 mi along route 1; 28 km / 17.5 mi along route 848). The nearest town, with supermarkets and various services, is Húsavík (64 km / 40 mi).
Welcome to the Mývatnssveit region
This region boasts of some of the most beautiful, unique and varied landscapes in the northern hemisphere, and is one of Iceland’s more popular attractions in both summer and winter. You’ll enter into a magical world, formed by volcanic activity for tens of thousands of years – a world where Nature is still creating. All who pass through are welcome, but locals would like to remind guests to show Nature the respect she’s due and heed the biosphere’s delicate balance.
Natural gems, hikes, birdwatching
If you’re visiting Mývatnssveit, there is a whole host of gems not to be missed. Make sure you visit the equally beautiful (and equally unpronounceable) Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, Grjótagjá, Skútustaðagígar, Kálfastrandarland, Lofthellir, Leirhnjúkur, Krafla and Hverarönd by Námafjall – all true natural masterpieces that are sure to inspire you. Routes and trails to these attractions are well marked, no matter whether you plan to enjoy the remarkable landscapes and natural creations, or study the varied flora and fauna. Your hosts at Stöng are more than ready to tell you what you want to know about the region, and you can also visit the tourism information centre Mývatnsstofa in Reykjahlíð.
Stöng – a country hotel and farm in the quiet countryside
The farm Stöng is 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Mývatn, located in tranquil moorlands with beautiful views over prosperous pastures. It only takes about 30 minutes to hike up Sandfell (451 m / 1,480 ft.), where there’s a beautiful view over the countryside and south over the highlands. If conditions are clear, you might even see Bárðarbunga and glacier Hofsjökull. Stöng has been a farm since the mid 19th century and a guesthouse since 1982. All houses are heated with geothermal water from the farm’s own borehole. The farmers here keep cattle, sheep and chickens and you are more than welcome to get to know the farm, greet the cat and dog, and learn what you want to know about life at an Icelandic farm.
Hosts: Selma and Aðalsteinn