Accomodation in a seperate old charming farmhouse which has been renovated the last years. One double room with a double bed and one twin bedded room adn handbasins. One triple familiy room with an extra bed for a child also with handbasin. Shared facilities , WC and shower , sitting room with TV, books , games and toys for children and a well equiped kitchen. Breakfast available with homemade products.
New comfortable 18sqm doubleroom with pivate bathroom/ shower ( 3sqm) in a private small unit. No kitchenette but a kettle for heating up water, teabags and Nescafé included. Outdoor terrace with a table and chairs for 2. Possible to put one babycrib in this room and a matresse for a child on the floor.
In May guests are welcome to have a look inside the barns with the host and see our ewes with their lambs. Sheep round up at the farm the second week of September.
Short guided walks around the farm land.
Good hiking conditions from the farm and in the peninsula.
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- Höfðabraut 46
- 530 Hvammstangi
- 893-5070, 451-2247
- 531 Hvammstangi
It is a breathtaking sight to drive across the bridge and watch the calm waters of the river suddenly leap and tumble onwards over so many impressive falls - a sight which will leave no one unmoved.
History and Culture
The Icelandic Seal Centre is housed in the historically interesting and attractive premises of VSP in Hvammstangi. Here you will find informative exhibitions on the seal and its habits, seal hunting and the utilisation of seal-related products, besides stories and folklore surrounding that fascinating creature.
The centre also plays the role of a tourist information bureau, providing visitors with details on the most interesting places in Húnaþing, and also where to find relaxation and leisure facilities. Souvenirs and hand crafted goods from the area are also on sale here.
History and Culture
Bjarg in Midfjordur, is the farm that belonged to Asdis, the mother of outlaw Grettir Asmundarson - Grettir the Strong, of Grettis Saga fame. Beneath a rock in the hayfield, Asdis buried Gretti´s head, which was presented to her by his killer. There´s now a monument in her honour on site.
Borgarvirki is a 10-15 metre high ridge of columnar rock. This phenomenon is a volcanic plug, and there is speculation as to whether it was, in ancient times, a district fortress and even, perhaps, a battleground.
From Borgarvirki there is a wide panoramic view over a large part of the region and a viewfinder is in place to help locate some of the important landmarks.
This is truly a unique natural phenomenon, but one which has also seen some improvements by the hand of man in bygone days.