En-suite rooms with private facilities:
- 16 double/twin rooms: The rooms are located in the two-floor main building. Each room is 20 m2 (215 ft2). Extra bed available and two rooms with wheelchair access.
- 10 double/twin rooms: The rooms are located in a separate annex. The size of each room is 20 m2 (215 ft2). Each room has a separate entrance and a veranda.
- Three cottages with double/twin beds and an extra bed for children (180-cm-long).
- One cottage with a double bed and bunk bed for 2 children (the upper bed is for a child under 10 years).
- Two cottages with twin/double beds.
- One cottage with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Cooking facilities and bathroom with shower.
A cosy on-site restaurant. Fully licensed. Dinner available for guests from May 15th – September 15th. Emphasis on fresh ingredients – meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Service and recreation
Free high-speed Wi-Fi in common areas. Large porch around the main building with lovely views over the countryside and Egilsstaðir. Living room with a TV. Hot tub. Laundry service (washing and drying for guests)
Great potential for recreation and outdoor activities in the surrounding area, such as walking, mountain hiking, swimming, horse riding (10 km/6.2 mi), golfing (7.5 km/4.6 mi), fishing, hunting, sea angling, skiing and snowmobiling. Town Egilsstaðir is only 2 km /1.2 mi away from the hotel with shops, restaurants, a good swimming pool, various general services and tourist services. Scheduled domestic flight services between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir. Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 30 km / 18.6 mi away.
Fljótsdalshérað – a world of diverse possibilities for tourists
The Fljótsdalshérað region is wide and the landscape varied and beautiful. It is blessed with pleasant climate when gentle winds blow from south and southwesterly directions and it is unusually warm by Icelandic standards. There are many places of interest for nature enthusiasts and hikers, such as Stórurð by Dyrfjöll mountains, Hengifoss waterfall (the second highest in Iceland), Hallormsstaðaskógur forest and bay of Atlavík. For hiking maps and further information about the area, head to the East Iceland Tourist Information Centre in Egilsstaðir.
Highland farms - Sænautasel
Running from Fljótsdalshérað region are vast highland heaths where settlement was quite widespread under difficult circumstances from the middle of the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th century. Highland farm Sænautasel (75 km / 46.6 mi) was settled in the years 1843-1943. Legend has it that this farm was the model for the turf house in Independent People, a novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. The farm has now been renovated and is exhibited to tourists. Refreshments available.
Day trips to the East fjord villages
It is ideal to take day trips from Eyvindará to the fjords to the south of the Fljótsdalshérað region. Borgarfjörður eystri (70 km / 43.4 mi) is famous for its natural beauty. You can also visit Seyðisfjörður via Fjarðarheiði heath, a beautiful fishing village embraced by high mountains, which is only about 30 km / 18.6 mi away. Through Fagridalur, the route goes to Reyðarfjörður (35 km / 21.7 mi) and then to Eskifjörður (15 km / 9.3 mi), fishing and industrial villages with curious museums amongst other things. From Reyðarfjörður the route goes through the tunnel to Fáskrúðsfjörður (17 km / 10.5 mi), a small village by a beautiful fjord with an interesting museum and various memorabilia about the French sailors who were stationed there in the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th century.
Hosts: Sigurbjörg and Ófeigur