The guesthouse was initially built in 1895 but has recently been renovated. It has four rooms, sleeping one to two people, all equipped with TV´s with access to shared facilities; bathroom, cooking facilities and a living room with a TV. Also a large porch with a gas grill by the ground floor entrance.
Cottages: Five cottages (39m2), each sleeping four, with panel walls and hardwood floors. Each house has its own balcony and porch with exquisite views. On the upper floor there are two double rooms (steep ladder). Downstairs includes a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and a living room with TV and a sofa that converts into a double bed.
Studio cottages: 2 cottages (24m2) with a twin/dbl bed and sofa bed for 2 pers. and 3 cottages, a little bit bigger, but with same number of beds. Private bathroom and cooking facilities are in all the cottages.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and cottages at Mjóeyri. Bathing house with showers, sauna and a hot tub open to all guests.
Breakfast and dinner available if ordered in advance. The tourist services at Mjóeyri run the restaurant Randulf´s Sea-house on the ground floor of an old house that was built around 1890 and was formerly a herring station. The restaurant is some 600 m/ 0.4 mi from Mjóeyri and open every day in June, July and August. The interior and atmosphere are reminiscent of long-gone days, fishery and old sea traditions. The menu offers delicacies from the East fjords, such as reindeer, shark, dried fish and fresh fish straight from the fjord. On the upper floor there is a preserved herring fishery station. The nearest supermarket is in the center of Eskifjörður, few minutes drive from Mjóeyri.
Service and recreation
The Mjóeyri tourist service offers guided hiking tours in the area near Eskifjörður, the coast and mountains north of Reyðarfjörður, available as day tours or extended tours. Try out reindeer watching and diving, or enjoy cave exploring, bird watching, hunting and riding tours (19 km/12 mi). On-site facilities (and assistance if needed) for divers. A babysitting service is offered at Mjóeyri during the summer between 9am and 11pm (9-23).
Stop by the East Iceland Museum Society and Sören & Sigurborg's Stone Collection in Eskifjörður, or visit The War Time Museum in Reyðarfjörður (17 km/10.5 mi). Enjoy relaxing in a swimming pool with hot tubs, sauna and a slide in Eskifjörður. There is a nine-hole golf course in the valley, at Borgarholt (5 min. drive), a nine-hole golf course at Kollaleirur in Reyðarfjörður (20 min. drive) and a nine-hole golf course in Norðfjörður (25 min. drive). In Oddsskarð you'll find one of the best ski resorts in the East fjords, only 10 minutes away from Mjóeyri by car. Various services are offered to skiers and snowboarders. There are good ski and snowboard maintenance facilities in Mjóeyri. You can also join guided snowmobile tours in the mountains and uninhabited fjords. Egilsstaðir is 48 km/30 mi from Mjóeyri (airport with flights to and from Reykjavík) and the town of Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 77 km/48 mi away.
Northern lights at your doorstep!
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights. We recommend a late-night dip in the hot tub while enjoying the spectacular display of lights.
Eskifjörður – close to the sea and days gone by
Eskifjörður, a typical East fjord fishing village with about 1,000 inhabitants, has been a trading place since 1800. The villagers have endeavoured to preserve old buildings and various fishing culture relics from days gone by, which gives the village a special and interesting atmosphere. The village is nestled in a beautiful fjord with majestic mountains reflecting in the calm waters. Further out by the coast, many farms were formerly settled whereas now, few are inhabited, there are fascinating hiking trails along the shore and up in the mountains. Opposite the village, on the other side of the fjord, is Hólmanes, a nature conservation area with marked hiking trails.
Neskaupsstaður and Reyðarfjörður
Some 24 km/15 mi separate Eskifjörður and Neskaupsstaður, a prosperous fishing village in the adjacent fjord to the north. Reyðarfjörður (17 km/10.5 mi) is Eskifjörður's neighbouring town and the most densely populated town in the area, with shops and various general services. The Icelandic War Time Museum gives an insight into the life in Iceland during WWII and the effect military occupation had on this small nation.
Fáskrúðsfjörður – an Icelandic fishing village, un peu français
From Reyðarfjörður there are 19 km/12 mi to the village by Fáskrúðsfjörður fjord, the next fjord to the south. There you'll find a unique museum and other relics depicting the lives of French sailors, who were based there and fished in Icelandic waters in the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th century. If you travel along the fjord, you’ll find fine roads on both sides, running through an enchanting and beautiful area, offering great opportunities to enjoy this part of Icelandic nature at its best.
Hosts: Berglind and Sævar