Dalshöfði



Dalshöfði

B and B at a farm in the southeast of Iceland, close to varied interesting attractions and about a 30-minute-drive from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. The farm is located in splendid and beautiful surroundings, 5 km (3 mi) from the Ring Road, and a short distance from the region’s main attractions. The lava field produced during the massive eruption Skaftáreldar of 1783 are a prominent trait of the lowlands, whereas moors and highlands are a smorgasbord of Icelandic nature, shaped by ice and fire. Open from 1 March to 31 October. 

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Apartment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Credit cards accepted

In the area

  • Beautiful hiking area
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur village 25 km
  • Lakagígar volcanic fissure 60 km
  • Eldgjá canyon 94 km
  • Skaftafell nature reserve 45 km
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (boat trips) 106 km

Accommodation

Five twin / double rooms with washbasin and cloakroom. The rooms are in a separate cottage. Two shared bathrooms. Dining room / sitting room. Separate apartment that sleeps four with one twin / double room, a sitting room with a sofa bed, kitchen and bathroom.

 
Board

Breakfast included. Guests have access to a kitchen outside breakfast hours.

 
Service and recreation

Guests have access to a washing machine. Furnished patio. Interesting hike trails and attractions. Organised hikes with guides. The nearest town with supermarket, restaurants, a swimming pool and various tourism services is Kirkjubæjarklaustur (25 km / 15.5 mi).

 
Moorlands, glacial rivers and mossy lava fields

The farm Dalshöfði nestles under the moor’s edge about 5 km (3 mi) from the Ring Road. The moors and mountains by the town are an interesting hiking area. The glacial river Hverfisfljót, that grows quite a lot during the summer months, runs close by the town and a walk on its banks during summer is unforgettable. In the highlands north of Dalshöfið you will find the magical waterfall Lambhagafoss in the river Hverfisfljót, as well as many smaller rapids and waterfalls. Across from Dalshöfði, on the other side of the river, is Eldhraun, the eastern lava river from the 1783 Skaftáreldar eruption.

 
Dverghamrar, Faðrárgljúfur and Lakagígar

The drive west to Kirkjubæjarklaustur (25 km / 15.5 mi) is ideal and you can stop along the way at Dverghamrar, which are spectacular cliffs of columnar basalt. Many organised hikes depart from Kirkjubæjarklaustur during the summer season, that will take you to places like Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon close to the village. In the highlands you will find Lakagígar, a series of craters on a 25-km-long (15.5 mi) fissure that erupted during the Skaftáreldar eruption of 1783 (60 km / 37 mi from Dalshöfði). Lakagígar are a unique natural phenomenon.

 
Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón

Dalshöfði is 45 km (28 mi) east of Skaftafell via Skeiðarársandur, which is one of the more popular stopovers in the Vatnajökull National Parks. Skaftafell is an oasis of flora and full to the brim of interesting and varied nature such as sharp peaks and glaciers. Further 60 km on (37 mi) is Jökulsárlón, the glacial lagoon where giant glaciers that have broken off the nearby icefall slumber and melt into the lagoon. It is possible to explore the lagoon by boat in order to get to know this work of art up close.


 
Hosts:  Ásdís and Ragnar

 

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