Vogafjós by Lake Mývatn

Vogafjós by Lake Mývatn

A welcoming and family-friendly guesthouse in Vogar by Lake Mývatn’s eastern shore, close to village Reykjahlíð. The guesthouse, centrally located in a region that’s home to some of northeast Iceland’s most renowned natural attractions, has 24 cosy en-suite rooms, a restaurant and a small shop that sells crafts and local produce. A good location for those who intend to hike or tour the region.

Open all year.

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Working farm
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf course nearby
  • Charging station
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Lake Mývatn
  • Reykjahlíð village 2 km
  • Horse rental 2 km
  • Organized hiking, biking and winter tours from Reykjahlíð
  • Fishing and boat rental
  • Dimmuborgir  4 km
  • Nature Baths 5 km
  • Bird Museum 11 km
  • Krafla volcano crater 18 km
  • Whale watching from Húsavík  57 km
  • Akureyri  101 km


24 cosy and well-furnished en-suite rooms in two log houses. The rooms are either twin / double, triple or quadruple. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.


The restaurant Vogafjós, adjoining the cowshed, sits 90 people and has beautiful views over the lake. The menu includes home-cooked courses like smoked trout and lamb, cheese and bread baked in a hot spring. Groups can pre-book dinner and lunch. The menu is varied and emphasizes local products sourced directly from the Vogar farm or the neighbouring area. Guests can look into the cowshed from the restaurant and it’s possible to observe morning milking (07:30) and evening mikling (18:00), sample fresh milk and guests can even try their hand at milking.

Service and recreation

The local shop, Sælkerahornið (The Gourmet Corner), sells a varied selection of local crafts as well as local products like home-made jam, lava tea, smoked trout and smoked lamb. The local tourism information center is at Mývatnsstofa in Reykjahlíð (2 km / 1.2 mi). Riding tours depart from Álftagerði and Reykjahlíð. For hikes or biking tours, head to Hike & Bike in Reykjahlíð. Organised tours to Askja, Ásbyrgi, Jökulsárgljúfur and Dettifoss depart from Reykjahlíð as well. Jeep tours are available. Sigurgeir’s Bird and Cultural Museum is located at farm Ytri Neslönd (11 km / 7 mi). A nine-hole golf course is close to Reykjahlíð. The Mývatn Nature Baths (36 – 40°C / 96.8 - 104 °F) close by (5 km / 3 mi). Reykjahlíð is the nearest village with a shop, diners and various services. The nearest town is Húsavík, where there are supermarkets and various tourism services, whale watching and more (57 km / 35.5 mi on road no. 87).

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.

Vogafjós in Vogar

Vogar has been inhabited almost since the settlement. With multiple farms, the locals operate interesting tours alongside their farming duties. The traditional farm keeps cattle, sheep and fowl. Many gems are within easy reach, and some can even be reached on foot. Grjótárvegur is a lovely option for hikers. The road winds its way between the main road, past Grjótagjá canyon and the Nature Baths (reachable via a side road) and Vogar. Just south off the community is another trail, ideal for hikes, that leads east to Hverfjall. There’s a marked route from the parking lot north of Hverfjall that continues south to Dimmuborgir.

Natural gems in the region

No one should miss Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, Grjótagjá, Skútustaðagígar, Kálfastrandarland, Leirhnjúkur, Krafla and Hverarönd by Námafjall. Also, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss in glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, is only 50 km (31 mi) from Reykjahlíð.

Vogafjós in wonderful winter

The Mývatnssveit region is a charming winter destination, when nature dons a glittering snow cape and is mystically lit by a star-strewn winter sky, decorated by the captivating northern lights. Vogafjós offers winter package tours from the 1 October to 30 April, which include for en example a Husky tourm an Icecave tour and many more!

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