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Hotel Staðarborg

Hotel Staðarborg is an accommodating and recent hotel with 30 rooms, located in the heartland of eastern Iceland in the valley Breiðdalur. The hotel is by the Ring road no 1, some 625 km. from Reykjavík and 100 km from Seyðisfjörður. This makes it a suitable resting place for those travelling on the ferry Norraena. Recreational opportunities for traveller abound in this beautiful area
Staðarborg opened in June 2000. It is situated in the eastern part of Iceland, in the valley Breiðdalur, between Egilsstaðir and Höfn. The building is a former schoolhouse which has now been thoroughly renovated. The hotel can accommodate 54 people in 30 spacious rooms complete with private facilities and television.
The hotel restaurant offers meals a la carte, refreshments are available throughout the day. Facilities at Hotel Staðarborg include a jacuzzi and a grassy sports field. Also available: Sleeping bag accomodation and a camping site.
English and Spanish spoken.

Hotel Staðarborg

Staðarborg

GPS Points N64° 48' 9.295" W14° 7' 22.378"
Telephone

475-6760

Fax

475-6761

Accommodation 23 Rooms / 47 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Horse riding Conference facilities Wheel chair accessible Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Fishing permits Internet access Hot pot Credit cards accepted Bar

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