The guesthouse was initially built in 1895 but was recently renovated. It has four rooms, sleeping one to three, all with TV and access to a shared bathroom. Shared cooking facilities and a living room with a TV. Large porch with a gas grill by the ground floor entrance.
In separate units (small cottages): 3 double rooms (24m2) with private bathrooms, cooking facilities and a sofa bed which can be used as an extra bed for two people.
Five cottages (39 m2 / 420 ft2), each sleeping four, with panel walls and hardwood floors. Each house has its own balcony and porch with exquisite views. On the upper floor are two double rooms (steep stairs). The bathroom is downstairs. The sofa in the living room downstairs can easily be converted into a double bed. Well-equipped kitchen in the cottages and TV in the living room.
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 village Eskifjörður.
Service and recreation
The Mjóeyri tourist service offers guided hiking tours in the area near Eskifjörður, the coast and mountains north of Reyðarfjörður, both day tours and longer tours. Try out reindeer watching or rent a boat or kayak. It is even possible to rent both a boat and a fishing rod so you can catch your own fish for dinner. Diving and cave exploring are also available, along with bird watching, hunting and riding tours (riding: 19 km / 12 mi).
Stop by the East Iceland Museum Society and Sören and 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 (a 5-min-drive), a nine-hole golf course at Kollaleirur in Reyðarfjörður (17 km / 10.5 mi) and a nine-hole golf course in Norðfjörður (a 25-min-drive). In Oddsskarð you'll find one of the best ski resorts in the East fjords, only around 10 minutes away from Mjóeyri by car. Various services are offered to skiers and snowboarders, or you can join guided snowmobile tours in the mountains and uninhabited fjords. There are good ski and snowboard maintenance facilities in Mjóeyri. To reach Egilsstaðir (daily scheduled flights to and from Reykjavík), drive around 48 km / 30 mi. Town Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 77 km / 48 mi away.
Eskifjörður – close to the sea and days gone by
Eskifjörður, a typical East fjord fishing village, has been a trading place since 1800, and now has around 1,000 inhabitants. 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 surrounded by beauty and majestic mountains are reflected in the calm waters. Further out by the coast, many farms were formerly settled whereas now few are inhabited. There are interesting hiking trails along the shore and in the mountains. Opposite the village, on the other side of the fjord, is Hólmanes, a protected area with marked 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 fished in Icelandic waters in the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th century, and were based in this fjord. 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.
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