The cottage is on two floors and each floor is about 50m2 (539 ft2). On the ground floor are two double rooms, a large bathroom with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and a sitting room with a flat screen and DVD player. The upper floor has a large bedroom with four beds and an open loft with three beds. Extra mattresses and cots. A large furnished porch, partly covered, with a BBQ. Easy access for wheel chairs. The house is close to lake Miklavatn , with a great view. Free Wi-Fi.
Guests prepare their own meals. At Ketilás (500 metres / 0.3 mi) you’ll find a convenience store that sells most necessities, as well as a petrol station. Diners and restaurants in Siglufjörður (22 km / 14 mi), and restaurant Sölvabar in Lónkot (20 km / 12.5 mi).
Service and recreation
Brúnastaðir farms sheep, as well as being involved in afforestation and forestry. There is a small “zoo” close to the farmhouse with domestic animals such as goats, piglets, Icelandic hens, rabbits and calves. Children can play on the playground by the farm. Fishing permits for lake Miklavatn are sold at Brúnastaðir, and you can also rent rowboats and sit-on-top kayaks. Go birdwatching, or hike around the region or in the mountains. Visit a swimming pool or the Hraundúnn handicraft gallery (6 km / 3.7 mi). Go golfing at a course on the 66th parallel north, at Lónkot in Skagafjörður fjord (20 km / 12.5 mi), or at Hólsvöllur in Siglufjörður (22 km / 14 mi). You can rent horses at Fjallahestar in Sauðanes (20 km / 12.5 mi). Head to Siglufjörður to ski, where you’ll also find a swimming pool, supermarkets, restaurants, museums and various tourism services.
A charming region in both summer and winter
The Fljót region is a lovely place on a beautiful summer’s day and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring nature on foot. Mountaineers will find a wide variety of different activities. In winter, the region is dressed in snow and you can enjoy skiing or sledding, or, if the sky is clear, wrap up your day under the northern lights dancing through the starry night.
The herring centre Siglufjörður
Town Siglufjörður is only 22 km (14 mi) north, via a route through tunnel Strákagöng. During the first half of the 20th century, Siglufjörður was the country’s herring centre and was commonly known as the “North-Atlantic Klondike”. Even though its herring days are behind it, Siglufjörður is a lively town that welcomes visitors with open arms. Don’t miss the Herring Era Museum, and if you’re interested in folk music, pay a visit to the Folk Music Centre.
A typical fishing village, the Emigration Centre, Hólar in Hjaltadalur Valley
You can drive from Siglufjörður through the Héðinsfjörður tunnel and to fishing village Ólafsfjörður – a typical Icelandic town where fishing is the people’s bread and butter. In summer, you can return to the Fljót region via the Lágheiði moor. Journey on through Skagafjörður and visit various interesting attractions, such as village Hofsós (36 km / 22.5 mi), where you can visit the Emigration Centre that documents lives and destinies of Icelanders who emigrated to Canada and the US during the late 19th century. You can also visit Hólar in Hjaltadalur Valley, an episcopal seat and centre of higher learning for almost 700 years, from 1106 to 1798.
Hosts: Hjördís and Jóhannes