Two double / twin rooms and one single room on the ground floor at the farmer’s house, with access to two shared bathrooms and a sitting room with a TV. The panelled loft is reserved for sleeping bag accommodation.
Breakfast is included, but guests must pre-order dinner.
Service and recreation
Good hiking trails nearby. Guided mountain tours for groups, if pre-booked well in advance. There’s a swimming pool nearby (7.5 km / 4.6 mi), and the golf course by Lónkot in Skagafjörður (the course on the 66th parallel north) is 22 km (14 mi) away. Go skiing in town Siglufjörður, which is also the nearest town. There, you’ll find a swimming pool, shops and supermarkets, restaurants, museums and various tourism services (24 km / 15 mi).
Quiet valleys and magical mountains
The Fljót county is a beautiful area, particularly on a lovely summer’s day, and here you can enjoy nature in many different ways. You could hike through the valley or along the coastline, and, if mountains draw you in, you have almost endless possibilities. The peninsula between fjords Skagafjörður and Eyjafjörður is home to some of Iceland’s highest mountains outside of the highland area, many of which have pointed peaks, carved gorges and narrow valleys. It’s one of the most popular areas in Iceland among hikers and mountaineers alike.
The herring town – Siglufjörður
Town Siglufjörður is only 24 km (15 mi) away. To reach the town from Bjarnargil, drive due north along the coast and then through tunnel Strákagöng. Up until about 1900, Siglufjörður was a secluded and small village, until Norwegians begun fishing for herring and building production facilities in the town. In a few years, Siglufjörður grew from a sleepy village to a populous town and was Iceland’s main herring centre during the entire first half of the 20th century, sometimes called “the Klondike of the North Atlantic”. The herring adventure is now over, but the lively town is still there, welcoming visitors with open arms. When you visit, you can enjoy The Herring Era Museum and learn about this adventurous time. If you enjoy folk music, make sure you visit the Folk Music Centre.
Siglufjörður – Ólafsfjörður – Svarfaðardalur
Drive from Siglufjörður and through the Héðinsfjarðargöng tunnel to reach town Ólafsfjörður, a typical Icelandic fishing town. In summer, you can drive the Lágheiði route back to Fljót county. Before turning back though, drive south from Ólafsfjarðargöng tunnel to village Dalvík and enjoy nature in valley Svarfaðardalur.
The Emigration Centre in Hofsós, Hólar in valley Hjaltadalur
There’s a whole host of interesting attractions in Skagafjörður, and you can visit many of them on a day-long trip. Interesting stops include village Hofsós (36 km / 22 mi). There you can visit the Emigration Centre, where you can learn about Icelanders who emigrated to Canada and the US in the late 19th century. A little further south is Hólar in valley Hjaltadalur (62 km / 38.5 mi), a former episcopal seat and a centre for higher learning for almost seven centuries (from 1106 – 1798). Visit the small stone church, built in 1763, as well as Auðunarstofa, a renovated parlour that originally stood in Hólar from 1316 to 1810.
Hosts: Sigurbjörg and Trausti