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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' 36.373" W14° 30' 19.390"
Telephone

+354 475-1515

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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Nature
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Aldamótaskógur at Tinna

In the summer 2000, a project was started in Iceland to celebrate the turn of the century and the 70th anniversary of Iceland Forestry Society. Five Millennium Forests (Aldamótaskógur) were planted in Iceland; one tree for each living Icelander.

The plants, representing the inhabitants of Austurland, where planted by Tinnudalsá river (Tinna), at Eydalir. A few decades before, some trees had been planted in that same area turning it into a great outdoor recreational area. A beautiful marked hiking trail runs through the forest, along Tinna.

History and Culture
22.56 km
Heydalir (Eydalir)

There has been a vicarage at Heydalir since early Christianity in Iceland and several renowned vicars have served there through the ages. Among them was the vicar and hymn poet Einar Sigurðsson (17th century) whose poetry is still venerated among the nation. A pillar stone has been erected in his memory at Heydalir.

The church that now stands in Heydalir was hallowed July 13th in 1975 and the old church was unchurched that same day. The old church was built in 1856 but it burned to the ground on June 17th, 1982.

The name of the place is somewhat erratic; some people talk say Haydalir and Heydalir is mentioned in some of Iceland's old Sagas. Others talk about Eydalir, especially older locals, and the vicar Einar Sigurðsson is associated with Eydalir. In the church´s record book, which has been in use since 1909, both names are used equally. Today the official name of this place is Heydalir.

History and Culture
5.72 km
Höskuldsstaðir

Höskuldsstaðir is a farmstead of distinction, located in the south branch of valley Breiðdalur, close to highway no. one. A post office up to 1947 and a relay for the postmen on their way across Berufjörður pass. Höskuldsstaðir was the birthplace of the venerated scolar Dr. Stefán Einarsson former proffesor at the John Hopkins University of Baltimore. Einarsson is remembered for his literary achievements as well as for his research in the sphere of the Icelandic language.

Nature
6.74 km
Jórvíkurskógur

Jórvíkurskógur is an attractive Icelandic woodland. It has all that the local people desire: Green growth and plants with berries and mushrooms. The trees are tall enough to form a wind-shelter, there are nice hiking trails and lovely brooklets with pure water flowing briskly, old farmhouse, and green lawns. This is an ideal spot for resting peacefully and enjoy life.

Nature
18.55 km
Stuttidalur

Walk from the sign by road nr. 1 close by Haugaá river. Go through a gate and then walk by the fence approx 600 m. Keep on walking the staked trail. Stuttidalur lies east between Hallbjarnarstaðatindur and Haugafjall. The cylinder with visitors' log and a stamp is by the pond a short distance by Sjónarhraun. If you prefer a different route back the one way is crossing the river and passing through Haugahólar hills on the way to your starting point.

Haugahólar hills were formed by a huge landslide, one of the largest ever from Haugafjall, and lie between Stuttidalur and Vatnsdalur.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region.

GPS : N64°59.173-W14°35.217


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Nature
10.94 km
Flögufoss

Flögufoss is the highest waterfall in Breiðdalur valley, around 60 meters high. The waterfall is in the river Flöguá that runs through the Flöguskarð mountain pass. Just above Flögufoss is another small waterfall that falls to a ledge, from where the river runs under a small rock arch.

The hiking path leading to the waterfall is easy and short.

Nature
19.68 km
Beljandi

In Breiðdalsá, close to the farm Brekkuborg in Breiðdalur valley, is the Beljandi waterfall. In fact, there are two waterfalls, Ytri Beljandi and Innri Beljandi, and eponymous pools. The waterfalls are not very high, but they are beautiful and well worth the short hike from the road through Breiðdalsvík. The whole area is extremely beautiful and suitable for outdoor activities.

Nature
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Heiðavatn

A beautiful road takes you along the beautiful Breiðdalur valley, ascending towards the heath with the same name. Once upon the rolling flatland, you´ll discover the idyllic little lake Heiðavatn - often a peaceful haven to herds of reindeers. A stroll around the lake with a subsequent halt for a light meal or a moment of relaxation is recommended.

Austurland

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