Urðartindur



Urðartindur

Do you dream of long summer days far away from busy city streets, somewhere in the quiet countryside with views out to sea and up to mountain tops? Then Urðartindur fits the bill. Here you have the opportunity to slow down, enjoy an area of outstanding natural beauty and get acquainted with trolls and sorcerers of the past as well as hospitable modern folks. Open from 1 June to 30 September. 

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Amentities

  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Internet access
  • Cooking facilities
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Ocean view
  • Open vouchers

In the area

  • Norðurfjörður village 1 km
  • Restaurant 1 km
  • Natural hot spring pool 4 km (Krossneslaug)
  • Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Accommodation

Urðartindur has 4 neatly furnished rooms with private/en-suite bathrooms with shower, a small fridge/freezer and coffee and tea making facilities. Veranda with garden furniture for each room. Two 25m2 cottages are also available, each sleeping 2-4 people in one bedroom and a sofabed in the living room. Bathroom with shower and a small but well-equipped kitchen. Veranda in front of each house with garden furniture and barbecue facilities. Urðartindur also offers an excellent campsite.

 
Cooking facilities

Urðartindur is accommodation-only. Guests must plan and prepare their own meals. On the first floor of the main building there is a spacious dining hall with good cooking – and barbecuing facilities and seating capacity for 80 people.

 
Nearby services

In the nearest village, just a 15 min. walk from Urðartindur, you will find Café Norðurfjörður. This small, licensed restaurant is open during the summer months and offers local lamb dishes, catch of the day straight from the harbour and fresh bread daily. The village also has a convenience shop and a petrol station. Urðartindur Travel Service offers boat tours around Norðurfjörður and other neighbouring fjords.

 
Summer adventure in the North

Norðurfjörður is on the northeast side of the Westfjords, some 106 km from Hólmavík, the nearest town. This area is called Strandir and is very rugged but at the same time very beautiful. Here, fjords, valleys, mountains and heaths combine to create a dream setting for those wanting to truly ‘get away from it all‘.

 
Pure wilderness

A manageable road leads northwest from Norðurfjörður into the next fjord. From here it‘s pure wilderness, ideal for hiking with only a tent and rucksack on your back along old paths used throughout the centuries by generations long gone. Right up north lies Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a spectacular adventure world for outdoor enthusiasts.

 
Natural hot spring pool on the coast

The area surrounding Norðurfjörður offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Just 1 km from Urðartindur there is a tiny village, called Norðurfjörður like the fjord itself, where people still live permanently the whole year round. Less than a 5 min drive from the village you will find what is probably one of the country‘s most unusual swimming pools, Krossneslaug. The pool, fed by natural hot springs is situated just above sea level right on the coast. A truly amazing place to relax, enjoy the warm water and watch as the midnight sun barely sets on the golden waves of the ocean.


Hosts:  Arinbjörn and Sigríður

 

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