In the past, Vogur was a busy farmstead. Now, all the buildings have been converted into a cosy country lodge. There are 28 rooms, one of which is a suite and three are superior rooms. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Rooms are bright and neatly furnished. All rooms have a private/en-suite bathroom with shower. Free Wi-Fi for guests in the reception as well as in the dining - and living room areas.
Traditional Icelandic cuisine
The restaurant at Vogur offers special lamb and salmon dishes as well as other tasty dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Guests can also prepare their own meals in the BBQ hut. Meat and dairy products can be purchased on site.
Hot tub, playground and puffins
Vogur has a sauna, hot tub, TV room and playground for children. Bicycles can be rented for short neighbourhood explorations. Special boat tours to a small nearby puffin island can be arranged.
Beautiful landscape with a rich history
Vogur is situated in a pretty countryside of wild scrubs and the area is pleasant for walks whether in summer or winter. A short drive east from Vogur leads you to an area where important events in one of the best known Icelandic Sagas, Laxdæla Saga, took place.
Natural hot spring pool and elf dwelling
An excellent natural hot spring swimming pool is located some 30 km east of Vogur in Sælingsdalur Valley. Nearby Tungustapi hill is an important elf dwelling according to Icelandic folklore. Búðardalur village is just a short drive away from the swimming pool, with convenience shops and the usual services.
In the footsteps of Viking explorers
If you drive a few km south of Búðardalur you will arrive at Haukadalur Valley where the Eiríksstaðir Museum is located. There, you can enter a reconstructed Viking-age longhouse, a replica of the former home of ‘Eric the Red‘ whose son ‘Leif the Lucky‘ is believed to have been the first European to discover North America around the year 1000 (open June, July and August). The distance from Vogur to the main road leading to the Westfjords, along Hvammsfjörður fjord, is 35 km.
Hosts: Guðmundur and Sólveig