Langavatn Guesthouse

Langavatn Guesthouse

It’s a still evening in the countryside, and the mountains and sky are reflected back by the lake’s calm surface. This is the atmosphere at the guesthouse Langavatn and in the neighbourhood is an apartment at the farm Klambrasel. It’s a peaceful and beautiful location and only a short way away from the main attractions in the Þingeyjarsveit region in the north-east of Iceland. Lake Mývatn is only a 20-minute-drive away, as is town Húsavík where whale watching adventures await. Open from 1 May to 20. September. 

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Apartment
  • Working farm
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf course nearby
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Swimming pool 2 km
  • Grenjaðarstaður, local heritage museum 9 km
  • Whale watching from Húsavík 25 km
  • Lake Mývatn/Reykjahlíð 25 km
  • Námaskarð 36 km


Langavatn: Three double/twin rooms and one room that sleeps three on the upper floor of a recently remodelled house at the farm (built in 1932). Shared bathroom, dining room and sitting room, and a kitchen on the ground floor. Two double/twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms in a small cottage by the old farm, and one double/twin room with an en-suite bathroom in yet another small cottage.

Klambrasel: Private apartment within the main farm house, including a double room, sitting room that sleeps two, a kitchen and a bathroom. Ideal for families.  Klambrasel is located 2 km/1.2 m from Langavatn.


Breakfast is included for the guests at Langavatn. Guests staying in the apartment at Klambrasel can also have breakfast at Langavatn if desired. There is a roomy and bright dining hall at Langavatn, where breakfast is served for guests.

Restaurant is open during summer from 6-9 pm. Menue of the day and wine licence. Locally sourced ingredients are emphasised, such as locally farmed lamb and freshly caught trout from lake Langavatn. In winter dinner is available pre-booked.

Service and recreation

Hikes, birdwatching and interaction with farm animals at Klambrasel (chickens, sheep and horses). Trout fishing in lake Langavatn. There is a swimming pool and hot tub at Heiðarbær (2 km / 1.2 mi), where light refreshments are also served. Horse rental (17 km / 10.5 mi). Swimming, golfing, supermarkets and whale watching in the town of Húsavík (25 km / 15.5 mi). Swimming, steam bath, supermarket and golf course by lake Mývatn (Reynihlíð, 25 km / 15.5 mi).

The magic of Lake Mývatn

Guests at the two farms are almost spoilt for choice when it comes to excursions and attractions in the vicinity. Most guests head to lake Mývatn (25 km / 15.5 mi south), where one day seems to fly by when taking in the wonders of the north-Icelandic landscapes.

An Icelandic turf house and a waterfall seen through a rainbow

The neighbouring valley of Laxárdalur, where Iceland’s most famous salmon river is located, is only 12 km (7.5 mi) away from Langavatn-Klambrasel. There is a good heritage museum at Grenjarstaður (14 km / 9 mi), set in a large, Icelandic turf house. The swimming pool at Laugar is close by, and then it is ideal to finish the excursion at Goðafoss waterfall (31 km / 19 mi), one of the jewels of Iceland’s waterfalls.

The canyons Ásbyrgi and Jökulsárgljúfur

Ásbyrgi (80 km / 50 mi), a canyon that makes up the northern-most part of the Vatnajökull national park, is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Drive north of town Húsavík and by the Tjörnes cape to enter this exceptional area. Don’t miss the terrible beauty of the glacial river canyon Jökulsárgljúfur. One day-long excursion is hardly enough to explore this striking landscape, but yet long enough for a taste of this otherworldly beauty.

Host:  Anna Gunnarsdóttir


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