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Farm Holidays

Staying at a farm is a unique alternative and a fine choice for those who seldom venture from cities and wish to experience the bucolic side of life at least once.

Síreksstaðir Farm Holiday
You will find the farm Síreksstaðir in glen Sunnudalur, a small and peaceful haven off valley Hofsárdalur in Vopnafjörður. The farm boasts a small guesthouse with 7 rooms along with two summerhouses, each with space for 4 people. Both offer comfortable accommodation with a roomy deck and one has a hot tub.  The guesthouse has a living room, bathroom, and showers in shared facilities. Síreksstaðir is a traditional farm with sheep, cattle, horses, and ducks in addition to guest accommodation. Since this is a working farm, our guests will have “front row seat” during the moving season and other farm activity. The Bustafell regional museum is nearby and all services are at hand in Vopnafjörður, just a few miles away. For further information, see our website. 2 cottages, well equipped. Sleeping place for 4 in each cottage. 1 house with 7  double/twin rooms, shared facilities. Sleeping bag accommodationPlease contact for prices and booking information. 
Hengifoss Guesthouse
Only 6 km from iconic Hengifoss Waterfall, East Iceland, our family-run guesthouse is located in scenic and calm countryside. A perfect place to dwell on your journey around Iceland, while exploring the East or simply having a break in tranquillity. We offer accommodation in cozy rooms with either a private bathroom or a shared bathroom. You can book a room with a kitchenette or enjoy our wholesome breakfast. In the summertime, we offer freshly made dinners from local ingredients in our lovely dining room. You can also enjoy a drink in our fireplace lounge area – or outside on our terrace if the sun is out! We also have a well-equipped camping and caravan site with BBQ facilities and a playground. Great local attractions include Hengifoss Waterfall, Vatnajokull National Park (Visitor’s centre close by), The Wilderness Centre, and Skriduklaustur. Egilsstadir town centre is 30 minutes’ drive from the guesthouse. Area activities include hiking and fishing. Open 15 January to 15 December.
Skipalækur
Skipalækur combines all the advantages of rural and urban residency. This peaceful haven in the Fell region -which boasts some of the most splendid views East Iceland has to offer - is but a stone´s throw away from all the service centres of Fellabær and Egilsstaðir. The Skipalækur camping place has all the facilities required for a successful and enjoyable stay. Skipalækur offers full-fledged overnight stay or sleeping bag accommodation  in rooms of three categories: Rooms without bath and shared living room, WC and cooking facilities. Suitable for up to 10 people. Bed w. linen in single or double rooms, w/without breakfastFamily rooms for 4 people w. private WC and sink, shared shower-, cooking- living room facilities.Bed w. linen, w/without breakfast, children 2-11 years pay half-rates. Room w. bath – refrigerator and kettle in room but no cooking facility at hand. Bed w. linen in double rooms along with breakfast buffet. Extra bed is optional. The five Skipalækur chalets, situated on the banks of lake Lögurinn, offer an exceptional view. Each chalet comes with furniture, bathroom, and shower, a small kitchen w. stove and a refrigerator. TV, radio and a grill come with every chalet. Three of the chalets can accommodate four guests while two are tailored to the needs of two persons. Each hut has space for two extra persons. Bed linens are available upon request. Cleaning is not included.
Stóra-Sandfell Travel Service
The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell is located 17 km. south of Egilsstaðir, by highway 95. When driving over the road called Öxi (which is the shortest route) or Breiðdalsheiði, the roads lie between Höfn and Egilsstaðir. At our facilities we offer many different types of accomodations, cottages, rooms or at our campsite. We also offer horseriding tours through Sandfell‘s forest and nearby. Many lovely hiking trails are in the area. Our accomodations are close to all of the major tourist-attractions in the Eastern Fjords. The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell has been run by the same family for 30 years and combines experience with eastern hospitality. We put emphasis on having a good and personal contact with our all guests and want to make sure they will be able to enjoy themselves in a beautiful and relaxing enviroment, surrounded by Icelandic nature. We do offer 10 cottages, of different types, but all are build for 2-4 persons. All of them do have a private kitchenette and access to a gas grill. Six of the cottages have private bathrooms but the other four share a bathhouse together. The 3 rooms each have a private enterence and a small private bathroom. All rooms share a kitchen and all have access to a gas grill. The campsite is surounded by the old birch forest and is ideal for families or induviduals with tents or campers. On the site there are dining benches, making it comfortable to eat outside in the nature. A small stream goes through the campsite and is perfect for the younger members of the family to make a splash in. In the restrooms we have toilets, showers and outdoor sinks with cold and hot water. All of the horseriding tours are monitored by a guide. We always try to make sure we find a horse that suits each and every rider well. Before each trip we go over all safety rules and do some practice rounds inside a fence. There is no fixed time for the riding tours, so all tours are planned individually. The minimum number of riders is 2 for each trip and the maximum is 10 riders. We are open as follows:The accommodation is open from May 15th – September 15th.The horse rental is open from June 1th – September 15th.The campsite is open from June 1th – August 31th. For further information and reservations, please go to our website or contact us through phone or e-mail.
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 traveling on the ferry Norraena. Recreational opportunities for traveler 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 accommodation and a camping site.English and Spanish spoken.
Hotel Eyvindará
Hotel Eyvindará is a peaceful and forested haven in the close vicinity of town Egilsstaðir. The site enjoys a scenic view over the surrounding region; Egilsstaðir and neighboring village Fellabær. The hotel is situated just off the highway no. 94, just off the crossroads to Seyðisfjörður. This is the ideal hub for day trips around the East and the neighboring highlands. Eyvindará offers 35 newly furbished rooms with private facilities and a fabulous view of the idyllic countryside. 7 cozy cottages five of which have cooking facilities. Meals and refreshments are served in the main house, free wireless internet is everywhere but we don't guarantee 100 % connection. Laundry facilities are available for extra charge. In June 2011 Eyvindará got a recognition from "Tripadvisor" for having a property with an average rating of 4.0 or higher. The customer reviews show that Eyvindará Guesthouse; has been recognized by locals and travelers welcomes customers business and opinions is associated with a trusted name in restaurant & travel reviews For more information about the recognition and Tripadvisor see www.tripadvisor.com Please contact for prices and booking information.  Pets are not allowed.  Foodservice opens during summer, May 20th - September 20th.
Blábjörg Guesthouse
Welcome to Blábjörg   Blábjörg features a guesthouse, restaurant, and a spa. The guesthouse offers a wide range of accommodation from rooms with shared facilities to luxury apartments. In our restaurant, we focus on healthy choices from local ingredients. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, you can find spa services at the guesthouse, hot tubs and sauna, both inside and outside.   Blábjörg offers you a unique and excellent opportunity to explore a hidden treasure called Borgarfjörður Eystri. The area has plenty to offer for every nature enthusiast, including some of the most populated elfin settlements in Iceland and a tremendous variety of hiking routes. In addition, the harbor has the best access to puffins in Iceland, where you can observe the birds from a distance of two meters.   e-mail: blabjorg@blabjorg.is bookings: bookings@blabjorg.is
Mjóeyri Travel Service
Mjóeyri Cottages are one of Eskifjörður’s trademarks. They are the charming, red-colored fishing sheds of Norwegian origin. Our cottages are located on the Mjóeyri peninsula, just outside the village, and offer unbelievable tranquility and a stunning view over the fjord and the surrounding mountains. We offer three kinds of cottages of different sizes.  Each cottage is homey and includes equipped kitchens, living area, and bathroom facilities.  TV, bed linen, towels, and free Wifi is available in the cottages.  The biggest cottages are 39m2 and can accommodate 4-6 persons and the smaller, 24m2 and 29m2, can accommodate 2-4 persons.  Breakfast is available upon advanced notice. Dinner is available during the summer season June – September and is served in our restaurant Randúlfs Sea House, about 500 meters from the guesthouse.  The original house was built in 1885. It has been renovated, updated, and newly decorated, and now it bears the mark of the old and the new times. We put our efforts into creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. From the guesthouse, there is an excellent view of the fjord and the town of Eskifjordur. We offer accommodations in four bedrooms; single, double and twin with joint cooking facilities, a living room, and washroom facilities. All rooms have radio and TV. The premises are a no-smoking area. A spacious veranda lends access to the breakfast room. Bathhouse with sauna, showers, toilets and washing machine is also available for our guests and Jacuzzi in a boat is located in front of the bathhouse.  
Álfheimar Country Hotel
The guesthouse Álfheimar disposes of 32 double rooms with private bathrooms. Restaurant with special dishes made out of local raw material. Convenient location for hiking tours. 1-6 days organized hiking tours in the magnificent nature are available, conducted by local guides.  Nearby Hafnarhólmi harbor is known for bird watching and an easy access to the magnificent puffins... Borgarfjörður is a fairyland with nice panorama which springs alive through countless elf stories and fairy tales from the area.
Á Hreindýraslóðum
In the heart of the Reindeer, East Skjöldólfsstaðir schoolhouse provides accommodation in single, double and triple rooms with shared facilities. Also sleeping bag accommodation. Interior and outdoor playground for children. Swimming pool and hot pots. Camping site and restaurant on the premises.  Please contact for prices and booking information. Also, open on request for groups
Gistihúsið - Lake Hotel Egilsstadir
Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is an established and renowned, family-run, hotel in a farming district. It meets all modern requirements as to standards of services and amenities, quality, sophistication, and comfort. Yet it faithfully maintains its ethnic origins as the hotel was founded in 1903 which provides its unique atmosphere. Guests can choose between residing in rooms decorated in a romantic style with antiques in the older part of the hotel or ones furnished in a contemporary stylish way located in the more recent part. Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is built on the river banks of the great and beautiful Lagarfljót by the town of Egilsstaðir and is as such centrally situated in East-Iceland. It is comfortably located for transport via air or by land, only a stone throw away from main route 1 and Egilsstaðir airport. Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir restaurant is innovative and ambitious. Eldhúsið - Restaurant offers Icelandic as well as international cuisine. The service is personal, cooking ingredients are fresh, local and always of the very best quality for each season. As the hotel itself, its cusine is rooted in solid tradition but the ingredients are now introduced with subtle changes and serves its meals with a new perspective which results in memorable culinary experiences. We value the quality of ingredients. Most of it is Icelandic, organic and grown locally.  Baðhúsið – SPA is situated on the ground floor of Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir. It features a comfortable, indoor hot tub (40°C) and a mild sauna which combines the comforts of the steam room and the dry sauna. There is also a cool sitting pool at 10°C. Relaxing areas are both indoors and outside. The view from Baðhúsið – SPA across the lake Lagarfljót is very beautiful. Bathrobes and towels are provided in the dressing rooms and it is possible to rent swimsuits if necessary.  For further reference, please consult:www.gistihusid.iswww.fljotsdalsherad.iswww.farmholidays.is
Wilderness center
Wilderness Center of Iceland - Center of Recreation The Wilderness Center is an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right on the edge of Northern Europe´s most extensive wilderness. One can experience the spirit of the past through a variety of services, such as unique accommodation, local food, exhibitions, horse riding and hiking, stargazing/Aurora station, day tours, escorted tours, super jeep tours, and tailor-made tours. The center's tranquil and pleasant location, as well as the distinct choice of accommodation and unique setting both indoors and out, will draw guests into adventures of the past and offer a unique atmosphere. Delicious food from local ingredients is cooked from scratch in the open home-style kitchen. Cakes and bread are also home-made. The Center offers a variety of activity and services. One can go hiking along waterfalls, cross the river on a cable-bridge, go horseback riding, rent mountain bikes, go fishing, gaze at the stars in the stargazing hut or visit the creative museum about the history of the Icelandic wilderness, where one can walk into the adventures of the Icelandic wilderness and be touched by the dramatic struggle between the forces of nature and the Icelander´s fight to survive. Many different day tours can be made from the Wilderness Center either self-drive or escorted. For example to Hengifoss, Laugarfell hot springs, Snæfell area, Hafrahvammagljúfur canyons and many more. Multi-day, tailormade tours can also be arranged, all year around. MUSEUM - HIKING - RIDING - MOUNTAIN BIKING - FISHING - STARGAZING - ACCOMMODATION - LOCAL FOOD - GUIDED TOURS TEL: +354 440 8822 / info@wilderness.is / www.wilderness.is
Borg in Njardvik
Ferðaþjónustan Borg í Njarðvík is a guesthouse located 63 km away from Egilsstaðir We provide a peaceful and relaxing environment for our guests where they can enjoy the Icelandic countryside as well as experience the countryside. Please contact for prices and booking information.

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