Keldunes II



Keldunes II

Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi and Jökulsárgljúfur are attractions that are easily accessible from Keldunes II. A lodging ideal for those who want to explore the northern-most part of the Vatnajökull national park, a captivating region of majestic natural beauty. Keldunes is located on a grassy patch of lowlands, by a small lake overlooking the black sand beaches of Öxarfjörður bay in the north-east of Iceland, 47 km (29 mi) away from town Húsavík. Open all year.  

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Amentities

  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Cottage
  • Working farm
  • Free Wi-Fi in some areas
  • Hot tub
  • Meals available
  • Cooking facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Jökulsárgljúfur National Park 11.5 km
  • Ásbyrgi and Hljóðaklettar
  • Swimming pool 13 km
  • Dettifoss waterfall 40 km
  • Whale watching from Húsavík 50 km

Accommodation

A two-storey guesthouse with a kitchen, dining room and sitting room, as well as laundry facilities, including six double/twin rooms with a wash basin and shared bathroom, and one double room with an en-suite bathroom. Two separate small cottages that each sleep two, with en-suite bathrooms and cooking facilities. Guests have access to a hot tub in a separate bath house. Free Wi-Fi.

 
Board

Cooking facilities in guesthouse and small cottages. Access to a grill on a large porch by the guesthouse. Meals can be pre-ordered.

 
Service and recreation

Fishing permits for lake Skjálfandavatn for sale. Rich birdlife by the lake. The nearest shops / supermarkets are by Ásbyrgi (8 km / 5 mi) and in town Húsavík (47 km / 29 mi). Refreshments are sold at Skúlagarður (2 km / 1.2 mi). There is a 9-hole golf course by Ásbyrgi (8 km / 5 mi). The nearest swimming pool is at Lundur (13 km / 8 mi). Whale watching trips from town Húsavík (47 km / 29 mi). Geese and ptarmigan hunting during season.

 
Where land meets sea

Keldunes is close to lake Skjálfandavatn in the lowlands by the head of Öxarfjörður fjord, where the vistas include black sand beaches, green fields, rivers and lakes. The beautiful view over the lake, to the sea and over the moors and mountains may be enjoyed from the guesthouse porch or on local hikes.

 
The northern part of Vatnajökull National Park

Ásbyrgi, Jökulsárgljúfur, Dettifoss
The park’s visitors’ centre and information centre for the northern region are located at Ásbyrgi (8 km / 5 mi). Ásbyrgi canyon and Jökulsárgljúfur glacial river canyon, where waterfalls Hrafnagilsfoss, Dettifoss and Selfoss line it’s path, is one of the more magnificent nature landscapes in Iceland. Many hiking routes, of varying difficulty, wind their way through the area and include everything from a 30-minute walk and up to two-day-long endurance hikes. An unpaved road suitable for all vehicles goes from Kelduhverfi and past the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon within the park boundaries and out to the Ring Road. It is also possible to drive along the Jökulsá glacial river on the east of the canyons and view the Dettifoss waterfall from the east side. During the summer season, daily planned trips go from Ásbyrgi and to Vesturdalur valley, one of the best-known locations of the canyons, and then on to the west side of Dettifoss waterfall.

 
Whale watching, horse rentals, Núpasveit region

In the town Húsavík (47 km / 29 mi) travellers can experience an unforgettable meeting with whales during whale watching tours around the bay Skjálfandi. There is furthermore an interesting whale museum in the town. In Saltvík inlet, just south of the town, it is possible to rent horses and go riding. Interesting day-trips near Keldunes include an excursion of the Núpasveit region, east of Öxarfjörður fjord and onwards to village Kópasker.

 

Hosts:  Bára and Sturla

 

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