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Ásbrandsstaðir is near the sea on the north side of Hofsárdalur, about 7 km. from the village of Vopnafjordur. From the Ring Road, take road nr. 85 to Vopnafjordur; in Vesturárdalur take road nr. 920 over the hill into Hofsárdalur. If you come over Hellisheiði on road nr. 917, turn left on road nr. 920.
We welcome you to come and stay ar our summerhouses which are either for 2-6 guests og 2 guest and the facilites for campsite follow.

Two cottage is Ásbrandstaðir In one summer cottage is accommodation for up to sex guests with a good kitchen area and washroom. A washing machine in the nearby service house and drying lines are both inside and outside. There is a beautiful view from the sundeck. The other summer cottage is for two guests with washroom.

The campground at Ásbrandsstaðir offers all necessary conveniences, such as electricity, a cooking area, laundry, toilets, shower, and play equipment for children. The local golf course is not far and guests may rent golf clubs from us. Very fresh water down from 70 meters is in teh taps for drinking.

The last area postal delivery man in Iceland was Runólfur Guðmundsson who lived at Ásbrandsstaðir. His father, Guðmundur Kristjánsson, was also "land-postman". In memory of them we plan to set up a small exhibit here at Ásbrandsstaðir. Certainly the work of the area postmen was often extremely difficult as they struggled to deliver the mail in spite of opposition from nature and weather. Travel was either by horseback or on foot over mountains and wilderness areas.

  • - Summerhouse/guesthouse
  • - Campground area
  • - Peaceful
  • - Beautiful surroundings
  • - Historical farm
  • - Variety of walking trails
  • - Walking path with diverse birdlife

Open all year around.



GPS Points N65° 42' 21.944" W14° 54' 59.814"
Accommodation 12 Beds / 2 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Public lavatory Internet access Washing machine Shower
Categories Cottages , Camping

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  • 690 Vopnafjörður
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History and Culture
13.41 km

Bustarfell is one of the few remaining turf farms in East Iceland. It is located in Hofsárdalur in Vopnafjörður. The farmhouses were originally erected in 1770 but has undergone many changes through the years. The lodgings were inhabited until 1966. Since then they have been under the protection of the National Museum. Bustarfell is a very active hertiage museum today and on special occasions worksops are set afoot to commemorate ways and workmanship of days of yore.. Located next to the farm is the "Croft café". A hiking path takes visitors to the "Stone of the Elf lady", the source of a legendary tale.


8.72 km

Múlastofa in Kaupvangur is a memorial exhibition featuring the works of the brothers Jón Múli and Jónas Árnason, both of whom were born in Vopnafjörður. In connection with the exhibition an annual culture festival is held in August.

13.55 km

Gljúfurárdalur is a vale west of Hellisheiði by Vopnafjörður. A hiking trail leads through it and a wiew point allows for a perfect view of the imposing waterfall Neðrifoss. A marked trail leads towards the ocean, where ruins from early settlement can be visited. The surroundings form a propicious natural harbor and vestiges of ancient fishing settlements - as well as the saga of the hero of days gone by, Þorsteinn uxafótur - lend historical importance to this scenic shore.

East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur