Stay in a converted former boarding school with a homely atmosphere and former school inventory, maps and old pictures on display. Up to 60 people can be accommodated in 17 rooms and one apartment. The single, double and triple (family) rooms share bathrooms. Sleeping bag accommodation with shared bathroom in triple and quadruple rooms and a 16-bed dormitory. All rooms have mountain views.
Communal kitchen, dining room and lounge with TV, books and games. There is also a campsite with electricity points for camper vans, access to a washing machine, cooking facilities and shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi throughout the premises.
Delicious, Icelandic food, with vegetarian options available, is served at breakfast and dinner in the dining room (dinner must be booked in advance). Groups can order lunch or packed lunches. The separate community centre building is ideal for events.
Service and recreation
Enjoy the nature reserve and hiking trails, or go bird watching. You can go swimming, whale watching, sea angling, golfing, horse riding, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in winter, and on boat excursions to the islands Hrísey and Grímsey, as well as visit interesting museums. The nearest villages and towns are Dalvík fishing village (5 km / 3 km), Akureyri (45 km / 28 mi), Ólafsfjörður (23 km / 14 mi), and Siglufjörður (38 km / 23.5 mi).
Children and grown-ups have fun together
Various facilities on-site at Húsabakki are fit for the whole family. There’s a playground, a sports field, mini-golf, a meadow with a campfire and yoga facilities. Húsabakki is located on the edge of the first wetland nature reserve in Iceland, where you will find many walking/hiking routes, educational trails, a barefoot path, and bird watching facilities only a few steps away.
Hiking paradise – day tours to nearby communities
Húsabakki is in the heart of a beautiful, fertile valley that faces southwest in between the high and magnificent mountains of the Troll Peninsula. You can hike along several paths through the mountains paths that in former times were important land routes between communities on the peninsula but now attract hundreds of hikers and mountaineers, both in summer and winter. Húsabakki is also an ideal location for sightseeing day tours to the former herring capital of Iceland, Siglufjörður (38 km / 23.5 mi), or south along the west coast of Eyjafjörður to "the capital of the North," Akureyri (45 km /28 mi).
Host: Ása Dóra