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Silfurberg

Silfurberg is a small new boutique country resort, beautifully located at the farm Þorgrímsstaðir in Breiðdalur valley in East Iceland, about 45 minutes south of Egilsstaðir by car via highway 1, and less than 30 minutes away from Breiðdalsvík.

Silfurberg offers four double rooms and one family room. The rooms are designed with quality and comfort in mind. All our rooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast is included. Other meals can be arranged upon request. If you want to have dinner on the night of arrival, please place your order with 24 hours´ notice. We offer healthy and delicious food and only use the best and freshest ingredients available. Our mission is to offer our guests a comfortable environment and good personal service.

At Silfurberg we have a lounge, a bar, and wireless Internet. We offer a sauna and outdoor hot tub. We also have a court for playing boules on the premises.

Silfurberg

Þorgrímsstaðir

GPS Points N64° 53' 36.374" W14° 30' 19.390"
Telephone

+354 475-1515

Accommodation 5 Rooms / 12 Beds
Opening period 01/06 - 31/08
Service Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Internet access Hot pot Shower Sauna Credit cards accepted Bar
Categories Guesthouses , Hotels

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

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