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Hotel Svartiskógur

Hótel Svartiskógur is an elegant country hotel ideally situated in the green woodland of Jökulsárhlíð country, just 8 km. away from the ringroad and 25 km. away from the service centre at Egilsstaðir. It is practically midway between Egilsstaðir and Vopnafjörður and the obvious choice for admirers of East Iceland nature and calms with fine fishing rivers within reach and a nice camping place beside the hotel. Svartiskógur is the perfect setout point for tours of Fljótsdalshérað, Borgarfjörður eystri, Vopnafjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Fjarðarbyggð, and other East Iceland favorites.

The Svartiskogur camping site is located in a small forest. It is a perfect place to park your tent or trailer if you are traveling by yourself or in a larger group. You can enjoy what tranquil Icelandic nature has to offer. The site is conveniently located in regards to touring Fljotdalsherad, Borgarfjord Eystri, Vopnafjord, Seydisfjord, and Fjardarbyggd.

Hotel Svartiskógur

Hallgeirsstaðir, Jökulsárhlíð

GPS Points N65° 31' 23.403" W14° 33' 28.594"
Fax

471-1016

Accommodation 20 Rooms / 43 Beds
Opening period 01/06 - 01/09
Service Smoking not allowed Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Camping ground Credit cards accepted Bar

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Nature
24.08 km
Rangarhnjukur

Walk from the sign by the gate to Fjallasel farm, where you take an old road up above the farm. When you arrive up to turn off the road to the right and walk onto Rangárhnúkur where you will find the cylinder with the visitors' log and stamp. On the way back it is a good idea to walk down to Egilssel farm and walk on towards Fjallssel farm. Then you will pass Dansgjá which is a peculiar creek or ravine through tall cliffs west of Staffellsbjörg cliffs right off the road and marks the borders of the farms.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65°19.410-W14°35.498

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Nature
23.40 km
Landsendi

Walk from the sign by the road no 917 towards Ker (before crossing the mountain road Hellisheiði) (N65°42.52- W14°24.41), and from there to Landsendahorn cliff. There one can enjoy a magnificent view of Móvíkur. Above them are 200-300 meters high cliffs and hanging rocky slopes called Móvíkurflug. The rock consists mostly of rhyolite of many colors but mostly yellowish, light brown or greenish grey. The cylinder with the visitors' log and a stamp is on the banks above Ker.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65° 43.352-W14°23.300

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History and Culture
20.48 km
Geirastaðakirkja

The pretty little turf church Geirastaðakirkja, is situated on the grounds of farm of Litli Bakki. The construction is recent hypothetical remake of a church that had been built in the neighbourhood a thousand years ago, the ruins of which were unerathed during excavation.

Nature
14.65 km
Heidarendi

Take the driveway up to and above Heiðarsel farm and turn to the left before you come to the farm Nátthagi. Walk from a sign by the old road above Nátthagi. Walk up to the top and further on to the right where you get to the cylinder with the visitors' log and stamp. It is pleasant to walk on from Heiðarendi descend and walk back by the old gravel road.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65°23.085-W14°33.819

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