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Húsey Youth Hostel & Riding Tours

Húsey Youth Hostel & Riding Tours


GPS Points N65° 37' 57.418" W14° 16' 34.244"

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0.42 km

Walk on to the plains out of the Húsey farm, out by Héraðsflói bay. One can choose between two distances to hike a 6 km or a 14 km hike. There are a lot of birds and seals in the area. Walk from the sign which is located inside the gate by Húsey farm, towards the river Jökulsá. Then walk along the banks until you get to the cylinder with the visitors' log and stamp. It is close to the sea, ca. 3 km from the farm. Then walk on towards the farmhouse along the trail and the circle is closed.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65°38.775-W14°14.670

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History and Culture
20.78 km

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


Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors 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 the 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