Guesthouse Silfurberg



Guesthouse Silfurberg

A boutique design guesthouse at farm Þorgrímsstaðir, far up Breiðdalur valley in Southeast Iceland. Four double rooms with private bathroom and a studio apartment in a converted barn. A peaceful area and an excellent location for outdoor activities and day trips around East Iceland. Open from 1 June to 31 August in 2017.

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Amentities

  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Working farm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Bar
  • Meals available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Hobby room

In the area

  • Horse rental 6 km
  • Breiðdalsvík village 30 km
  • Petra´s stone museum in Stöðvarfjörður 47 km
  • Hallormsstaður forrest 57 km (bike rental and restaurant)
  • Atlavík boat rental by Lake Lagarfljót 58 km
  • Egilsstaðir 55 km
  • Skriðuklaustur 70 km (centre of culture and history)
  • Snæfellsstofa 70 km (visitor centre at Skriðuklaustur for the east territory of Vatnajökull National Park)
  • Hengifoss waterfall by Lake Lagarfljót
  • Víknaslóðir hiking area (Borgarfjörður eystri/Seyðisfjörður)

Accommodation

The Barn House: four double rooms upstairs, a double bed or two single beds. All rooms with private bathrooms with showers. Beautiful views from all rooms. Downstairs is a dining room and a living room. Separate showers for the sauna and hot tubs open to all guests. 

A studio apartment on two floors in the barn: Upstairs is an open space with a double sofa bed and two single beds, chairs and a table, a kitchenette with a refrigerator. Large windows with stunning views. Downstairs is a bathroom with a shower.

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and the common area. 

 
Board

A small, fully licenced on-site restaurant. Lunch and dinner available if pre-ordered. Dinner available on the night of arrival, with a 24 hours' notice. The restaurant emphasises healthy and delicious local produce, such as fish, lamb, reindeer and vegetables. Bar open on request.

 
Service and recreation

Sports facilities, hot tubs, a sauna and a boules / pétanque court. Great hiking trails in the neighbouring area. Horse rental (6 km / 3.7 mi). Trout fishing, reindeer hunting and goose hunting. Daytrips to interesting places in East Iceland. The closest village is Breiðdalsvík (30 km / 19 mi), where there is a small swimming pool and a hot tub, a supermarket with some basic necessities, a petrol station and a garage, a bank and a post office. Town Egilsstaðir (55 km / 34 mi) has larger supermarkets, a good swimming pool, various general services and a tourist information centre, the East Iceland Regional information Centre. Scheduled flight services with daily flights between Egilsstaðir and Reykjavík from the domestic airport. Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 80 km / 50mi away.

 
Rest and rejuvenation far away from busy city life

The guesthouse Silfurberg at farm Þorgrímsstaðir is an ideal destination for connoisseurs, outdoor enthusiasts and hunters. The farm, where art-loving hosts greet the traveller, sits in the innermost part of Suðurdalur valley within Breiðdalur valley, in central East Iceland and near where route 1 loops up the heath between Breiðdalur and the Fljótsdalshérað region. The farm boasts a beautiful view over the valley, where river Breiðdalsá winds down the dale between majestic colourful mountains with impressive ravines. There are many good hiking routes in the valley and the neighbouring area, diverse fauna and rich bird life. Try trout fishing on Breiðdalur heath or head to the surrounding area for good reindeer and goose hunting areas.

 
Places of interest in the Fljótsdalshérað region – Borgarfjörður eystri

Breiðdalur valley, located in central East Iceland, is an excellent base for exploring East Iceland’s many natural and cultural attractions. Places of interest in the region include Hallormsstaðaskógur forest and Atlavík bay (bicycle and boat rental), a popular outdoor area for the family with walking trails and play areas. Close to Hallormsstaður (17 km/10.5 mi) is the Centre of Culture and History at Skriðuklaustur (17 km/10.5 mi) and Snæfellsstofa, Skriðuklaustur's visitor centre, an information centre on the east territory of Vatnajökull National Park. Also close to Hallormsstaður (12 km/7.5 mi) is Hengifoss, Iceland's second highest waterfall. From town Egilsstaðir there are 67 km / 42 mi to Borgarfjörður eystri with its great natural beauty.

 
Stone Collection in Stöðvarfjörður, French seamen, Papey island

Silfurberg is an ideal base for day trips to the nearby fjords. North of Breiðdalsvík is Stöðvarfjörður, where the village offers some of the most spectacular mountain views in Iceland. There you'll find a large and good stone collection (look for Petra's Stone Collection). If you continue north, you’ll arrive at fjord Fáskrúðsfjörður. The village innermost in the fjord is particularly welcoming, with a good museum and other relics on the French sailors who were stationed there over a century ago. Djúpivogur, a village at the mouth of Berufjörður, the next fjord to the south from Breiðdalsvík, is 48 km / 30 mi via the pass Öxi, whereas the route along the coast is 92 km / 57 mi. At Djúpivogur, you can take sightseeing trips to Papey island, where you can see remains dating all the way back to Iceland's settlement.

 
Hosts: Jón and Guðrún
 

 

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