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East Iceland offers great outdoor possibilities and skiing is definitely one of them. Whether it is back or cross country skiing in the highlands or fjords, or enjoying groomed lines on your skis or snowboard in the ski resorts. You will enjoy a stunning scenery and unique character. Is'nt that something?

Stafdalur Skiing Area
Stafdalur is by highway no. 93 between Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir. The ski area is in approx. 21 km. distance from Egilsstaðir and 8 km. from the center of Seyðisfjörður. There are three ski lifts in the area and facilities for all kinds of skiers. The beginner lift is a rope lift, about 100 meters long, and is only open on weekends and holidays. The lower lift is about 900 meters long and has a height difference of 190 meters. The upper lift is about 700 meters long and has a height difference of 160 meters. Ski and snowboard rentals are available in the area, and a lodge is open to guests. There is a 5 km. cross-country ski trail in Stafdalur, which is always trodden when time allows.
Oddsskarð Skiing Area
One of the best skiing areas in Iceland is located in Oddskarð pass, between Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður. In the Oddskarð, there is a tow lift that goes up to 840 meters above sea level, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Reyðarfjörður. The skiing area has two tow lifts and a children's lift, suitable facilities for snowboarders, and a ski lodge with catering facilities. The ski center also offers a skiing course for the youngest children. Around Easter, there is usually a lot to do in Oddskarð. There is a family festival with many fun traditions, such as the "Sunday best" ski day, Easter egg hunt, and Gunnar Ólafsson's memorial tournament. Then the snowboarders are made high under their heads with neatly made snowboard tracks and platforms. Open in winter Monday to Friday 14:00 to 20:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 as long as there is snow. Ski and snowboard rental.
Gistihúsið - Lake Hotel Egilsstaðir
Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is an established, family-run hotel in a farming district. It meets all modern standards of services and amenities, quality, sophistication, and comfort. Yet it faithfully maintains its ethnic origins as the hotel was founded in 1903, providing 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 furnished in a stylish contemporary 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's throw away from main route one and Egilsstaðir airport. 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 that combines the comforts of the steam room and the dry sauna. Its humidity is around 60%, and it warms up to 65°C. 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 breathtaking. We want our guest's visit to the spa to be an enjoyable experience of tranquility, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Bathrobes and towels are provided in the dressing rooms. Pool Service can be provided at your convenience from our special Baðhúsið – SPA menu.Please note: The hotel does not guarantee the security of valuable items, such as jewelry, in the dressing rooms at the spa. The age limit for the spa is 12 years old. Eldhúsið - restaurant, the hotel's restaurant is innovative and ambitious. Eldhúsið 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. Like the hotel itself, its cuisine is rooted in solid tradition. Still, the ingredients are now introduced with subtle changes and serve its meals with a new perspective, resulting in memorable culinary experiences. We value the quality of ingredients, and most of it is Icelandic, organic, and grown locally. Gistihúsið - Lake Hotel Egilsstadir has cross-country skis for rent during the winter. Multiple cross-country tracks are located in close proximity to the hotel. Ask in the reception which tracks are available during your stay.
Travel East Iceland
We are your Hiking and Super Jeep experts in East Iceland and we want to share our unique nature with you. Our goal is to provide a superior service in preparing your ideal trip. Whether you want to hike in remote inlets, join us on a Super-Jeep adventure, visit a puffin colony, go horse riding or experience the wilderness of the largest national park in Europe, we‘ll arrange it. Because we want to make your experience in Iceland. For further information visit, www.traveleast.is send us an e-mail at traveleast@traveleast.is Please contact us for tours and booking information. 
Mjóeyri Fjordlife
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.