Made-up beds in rooms sleeping two, three and four (family rooms), in all 21 rooms of a two-floor timber house. Shared bathrooms plus a washbasin in every room. A living room on each floor and a spacious breakfast room downstairs. Free Wi-Fi.
Two or three course dinners on offer for groups if pre-ordered. Free tea and coffee throughout the day. Nearest diners and restaurants are in Egilsstaðir (9 km / 6 mi).
Service and recreation
A playground for children. Great hiking trails. Riding tours from horse breeding farm Útnyrðingsstaðir (5 km / 3 mi) and Skipalækur í Fellum (12 km / 7.5 mi). A nine-hole golf course, par 35, at Ekkjufell (12.5 km / 8 mi). The nearest town is Egilsstaðir (9 km / 6 mi), where you'll find shops, restaurants, and a lovely swimming pool with good facilities, a tourist information centre and various other services. Scheduled domestic flight services (flight time: 1 hour) between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir. Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 36 km / 22mi away.
Eyjólfsstaðaskógur – a lovely place for nature's children of all ages
Eyjólfsstaðir is an old farm at Vellir, which is what this part of the region is known as. Over two decades ago, all traditional farming was abandoned there in favour of forestry. The Eyjólfsstaðaskógur forest is partly within the parameters of the farm’s land. The forest, which is overseen by the Icelandic Forest Service, is an ideal outdoor location for the family, with good hiking trails and a clearing with benches and tables, as well as communal barbeque facilities for guests. This place is known for its mild weather and beautiful summers, as is highlighted by the nearby popular summer cottage areas.
Nearby places of interest
Eyjólfsstaðir is an ideal base if you intend to explore the Fljótsdalshérað region. Amongst places of interest are Hallormsstaðaskógur forest and bay Atlavík (17 km / 10.5 mi), an outdoor paradise for the family. Following a visit to Hallormsstaðaskógur, it is worth visiting the Centre of Culture and History at Skriðuklaustur (13 km / 8 mi from Hallormsstaðaskógur forest), which is in the same location as Snæfellsstofa, the information and visitors' centre on the eastern territory of the Vatnajökull National Park. Returning from Skriðuklaustur, it is only natural to stop at the hill below Hengifoss (6 km / 4 mi from Skriðuklaustur), the second-highest waterfall in Iceland, and walk up to the waterfall.
The East fjords, Icelandic nature and fishing villages
There are popular hiking and tourist trails in the actual East fjords, south of the Fljótsdalshérað region. Nobody should miss Borgarfjörður eystri (78 km / 48 mi), where Icelandic nature can be seen in its great beauty surrounded by colourful mountains. Through Fagridalur valley the route goes to Reyðarfjörður (44 km / 27 mi), which has an interesting museum on the history of the military occupation in the East fjords. Drive through the tunnel to Fáskrúðsfjörður (17 km / 10.5 mi), a village by a beautiful fjord with an exceptional museum and other memorabilia on the French sailors who fished in Icelandic waters in the latter half of 19th century and into the 20th century.
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