Two summer cottages that each have a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom, a sitting room (where there is also a sofa bed) with dining area, a sleeping loft and small porch. Sólbrekka also offers sleeping bag accommodation at the main house.
Cooking facilities in the cottages and grills by the cottages. There is a dining hall in the main house where guests can ask for breakfast. Meals are available if pre-ordered. A little coffee shop at Sólbrekka operates from July 1st and until August 20th.
Service and recreation
There is a sitting room with a TV set at the main house. Washing machine and dryer in a separate laundry room. Hot tub in a separate house. Playground for children. There is also a small souvenir shop at Sólbrekka, where you can ask for information about hiking routes and get maps, as well as rent bicycles. The nearest town is Egilsstaðir (45 km / 28 mi), where there are supermarkets and a swimming pool. The town Seyðisfjörður, where the ferry Norræna docks, is 70 km (43.5 mi) away.
Secluded area of magic
Mjóifjörður fjord is 18 km (11 mi) long and surrounded by mountains that reach up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft.). The fjord is narrow and lowlands are scarce. Road no. 953 to Mjóifjörður starts at a crossroads by road no.92, to Fagridalur, over the moor Mjóafjarðarheiði and down to the head of the fjord, where the road is long and rather steep as it winds its way down. Here you will see unique landscapes, canyons and twinkling waterfall. There are about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the fjord’s head along the coast and to Sólbrekka, at the north of the fjord.
Away from the hustle and bustle
The tranquility of Mjóifjörður, the quiet and calm, the charming hiking routes and glittering waterfalls attract tourists in summer. Before, farms on both sides of the fjord were inhabited, but now only the village Brekkuþorp remains, where about 25 people reside. This is therefore the optimal place for relaxation and exploration on foot, where you can get to know magnificent nature and old abandoned seaside homes. An adequate road goes from Brekkuþorp along the shore and to Dalatangi (15 km / 9 mi) where there is a lighthouse that dates back to 1898.
Interesting attractions in Mjóifjörður fjord
The Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls are a splendid row of waterfalls right at the head of the fjord. Hofsárgljúfur canyon, magnificent and terribly beautiful, is en route to Dalatangi. Smjörvogur bay, near Hofsárgljúfur, was formerly a detention centre. Prestagil canyon, also at the very head of the fjord, is rumoured to have been the home of an evil troll woman who seduced the region’s priests. In Asknes, a small peninsula south of the fjord, there are ruins of an old whaling station where Norwegians operated from during the 1910s. It was the largest whaling station in the world in its day, and 200 people worked there in its heyday.