Hagi I in Aðaldalur

Hagi I in Aðaldalur

A farm stay in the farmer’s house, or in a four-person summer cottage close to salmon river Laxá í Aðaldal, centrally located in a popular area in northeast Iceland. The area surrounding the farm is quite tranquil and the river is, according to popular opinion, one of the best and most beautiful salmon rivers in Iceland. There are various hiking routes to be explored and the location is good for those who intend to tour the region. Open from 1 June to 15 September. 

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Cottage
  • Working farm
  • Cooking facilities
  • Golf course nearby

In the area

  • Grenjaðarstaður, local heritage museum 8 km
  • Swimming pool 13 km
  • Whale watching from Húsavík 26 km
  • Restaurants/café, museums and swimming pool in Húsavík
  • Lake Mývatn/Reykjahlíð 39 km
  • Nature Baths 39 km
  • Akureyri 74 km
  • Ásbyrgi canyon 86 km (The Northern part of Vatnajökull National Park)


Two two-person rooms that share a bathroom on the upper floor of the farmer’s house. Guests have access to a sitting room and a dining area.

One four-person summer cottage with a lovely view. One bedroom, sitting room with a sofa bed, a sleeping loft, bathroom and a charming kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities.


Breakfast is included in the room price at the farmer’s house. Summer cottage guests prepare their own meals. The nearest supermarkets are in town Húsavík (26 km / 16 mi). There’s a restaurant at the Rauðaskriða country hotel (14 km / 9 mi) and a diner, open in summer, in Heiðarbær í Reykjahverfi (13 km / 8 mi).

Service and recreation

Hikes. Riding tours: Garður í Aðaldal (5 km / 3 mi) and Saltvík, just south of town Húsavík (21 km / 13 mi). Whale watching and sea angling tours depart from Húsavík (26 km / 16 mi). Birdwatching along the riverbanks of salmon river Laxá í Aðaldal. A good district museum at Grenjaðarstaður (8 km / 5 mi), and a whale museum at Húsavík. Swimming pools: Laugar í Reykjadal (16 km / 10 mi) and Heiðarbær í Reykjahverfi (13 km / 8 mi). The nearest town is Húsavík, where there are supermarkets, shops, a pool, a golf course and various services.

Natural gems, hiking routes, an Icelandic turf house

There’s something to explore in every direction when you stay at Hagi I í Aðaldal and many of Iceland’s most renowned natural attractions are close by. You can also explore various hiking routes and other entertaining and informative activities. Not far from the guesthouse is Grenjaðarstaður, a good district museum housed in a stately Icelandic turf house from the last decade of the 19th century (9 km / 5.5 mi). At Laugar (16 km / 10 mi) you’ll find a good pool, and waterfall Goðafoss is only a 12-km-drive from there (7.5 mi). Goðafoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and should be on every traveller’s to-do list.

Whale watching, Ásbyrgi, Jökulsárgljúfur

Daily whale watching tours depart from town Húsavík (24 km /15 mi), where you can embark on an adventure to search for and photograph earth’s largest mammals. There’s also an informative whale museum in town, where you can learn about whales, their way of life and where they live. Drive a further 65 km (40.5 mi) from Húsavík to reach park Ásbyrgi and canyons Jökulsárgljúfur that are within the boundaries of the Vatnajökull National Park. Many marked hiking routes can be found in both these areas that vary in difficulty and include anything between a 30-minute leisurely walk to two-day hiking tours. In summer, tours depart daily from Ásbyrgi to waterfall Dettifoss. Ásbyrgi, located in valley Vesturdalur, is one of the better-known areas of the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon row.

The unique beauty by lake Mývatn

Lake Mývatn, along with its nearest surroundings (41 km / 25.5 mi), is one of Iceland’s best-known attractions. It’s a welcoming region, surrounding a lake that has been shaped by nature’s powers over tens of thousands of years – and they’re still going strong. No one should miss Dimmubrogir, Hverfjall, Grjótagjá, Skútustaðagígar, Kálfastrandarland, Lofthellir, Leirhnjúkur, Krafla and Hverarönd by Námafjall. Roads and hiking trails to these attractions are well marked, and there is furthermore an information centre and booking agent in village Reykjahlíð.

Hosts: Bergljót


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