Accommodation on a farm around 8 km / 5 mi from town Egilsstaðir in the Fljótsdalshérað region, Northeast Iceland. The farmers here have specialised in horse breeding and horse taming, as well as tourist services with emphasis on riding tours. Rooms with shared facilities in a separate building. Various routes for short walks on gravel paths. Birdwatching. Good location for day trips around the area. 

Open from 1 May to 30 Sept.

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Working farm
  • Cooking facilities
  • Golf course nearby

In the area

  • Egilsstaðir 6 km
  • Hallormsstaður forrest 22 km
  • Hengifoss Waterfall 30 km
  • Skriðuklaustur, centre of culture and history 35 km
  • Seyðisfjörður 40 km


Rooms in a separate two-floor building on the farm. Two rooms are downstairs, sleeping three (family rooms), and with a shared bathroom and private entrance. Three double rooms are upstairs that share a bathroom and a living room.  Free Wi-fi connection in the common area.


Breakfast included. Nearest diners and restaurants are in town Egilsstaðir (8 km / 5 mi). Access to a kitchen for basic cooking.

Service and recreation

Útnyrðingsstaðir is a very old farm in a wooded area where farmers from the same family have lived for over three centuries. The farm runs a sizable horse farm, taming centre and tourist service, offering riding tours for up to five to seven days (gaedingatours.is). Also on offer during the summer months are shorter riding tours (1 – 2 hours) through the surrounding area, suitable for beginners as well as more seasoned riders. Short walks on gravel paths from the farm. Diverse bird life. A nine-hole golf course, par 35, at Ekkjufell (12.5 km / 8 mi). Nearest town is Egilsstaðir (8 km / 5 mi) where you'll find shops, restaurants, a swimming pool, a tourist information centre and various tourist services. Scheduled domestic flight services (flight time: 1 hour) between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir. Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 35 km / 22 mi away.

Places of interest in Fljótsdalshérað

Útnyrðingsstaðir guesthouse is well suited to sightseeing trips around Fljótsdalshérað region, by sea as well as through valleys and heaths. Great potential for hikers and mountaineers, with a hiking map available at the tourist information centre in Egilsstaðir. Places of interest in the region include Hallormsstaðaskógur forest and Atlavík bay, an outdoor paradise for the family, and Hengifoss waterfall (the second-highest in Iceland). Following a stay at Hallormsstaðaskógur forest, the Centre of Culture and History at Skriðuklaustur makes an interesting visit. There we also have Snæfellsstofa, Skriðuklaustur's visitor centre, an information centre on the east territory of the Vatnajökull National Park. Many tourists also travel through Fljótsdalur valley to the Hálslón reservoir and Kárahnjúkar dam (123 km / 76 mi), which is an enormous albeit somewhat controversial structure.

Spectacular landscape, welcoming fishing villages and French sailors

Útnyrðingsstaðir guesthouse is an ideal base for day trips to the fjords south of the Fljótsdalshérað region. Seyðisfjörður (36 km / 22 mi), a pretty fishing village nested under steep mountains, is an old village by Icelandic standards. Through Fagridalur, the route goes to Reyðarfjörður (41 km /25 mi) and from there, Eskifjörður is only around 15 km / 9 mi away. Both villages have interesting museums amongst other things. From Reyðarfjörður, the route goes through a tunnel to Fáskrúðsfjörður (17 km / 10.5 mi), a small village by a beautiful fjord with a unique museum and various memorabilia about the French sailors who were stationed there in the latter half of the 19th century.

Borgarfjörður eystri

Borgafjörður eystri (75 km / 47 mi) is a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts, a renowned place for its majestic ring of mountains and spectacular natural beauty. Vatnsskarð pass over to Borgarfjörður eystri offers extensive and beautiful views on a bright day. When coming through the pass to the south you enter the colourful world of Njarðvík bay, and in Borgarfjörður eystri the charming village Bakkagerði greets the traveller. A visit to this fjord by faraway seas is an unforgettable experience.

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