Brimnes Hótel

Location
By the lake in Ólafsfjörður in FJALLABYGGD, NE Iceland, about 45 min. drive north from Akureyri ( 60 km ) and 15 min. from Dalvík (17 km) linked with a 3,5 km tunnel through the mount Múli. Another tunnel opening in 2010 over to Siglufjörður, part of FJALLABYGGD as well.

Rooms
11 dbl rooms with private facilities and 8 dbl rooms in 4 cottages sharing facilities in each cottage. Every cottage fully equipped with kitchen, TV, bathroom etc. A hot pot on the veranda of each of the 8 cottages.

Facilities
Wireless Internet connection. Hot pots in every bungalow. Rowing boats on the lake available to guests.

Surroundings
A quiet fishingvillage, convenient for sightseeing to nearby areas, but also offering several other activity options such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, swimming, diving & visiting museums.

Interesting places
To our west; Skagafjordur. The old episcopal see Holar in Hjaltadalur, The Icelandic Emigration Center in the little town of Hofsos, The Herring Museum in Siglufjordur, the western part of Fjallabyggd. To our east; The folkmuseum in Dalvik ( with Joi the giant ). The isle of Hrisey ( ferry from Arskogssandur ), The isle of Grimsey on the arctic circle ( ferry from Dalvik ). The old factory at Hjalteyri. Akureyri. Dettifoss waterfall. Mývatn.

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Brimnes Hótel

Bylgjubyggð 2

GPS Points N66° 4' 11.582" W18° 39' 17.770"
Telephone

4662400

Fax

466-2660

Opening period All year
Service Dogs allowed
Categories Hotels , Cottages

Travel directory for Brimnes Hótel

The official travel index of Iceland

Others

Fjallabyggð Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Skeggjabrekka
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2611
Siglufjörður Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Íþróttamiðstöðin Hóll
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 4617730, 8486997
Arctic See Angling and Hunting
Day Tour Provider
  • Böggvisbraut 6
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 663-8828
VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Ævar og Bóas
Day Tour Provider
  • Sandskeið 14
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 898-3345, 466-1597
History and Culture
16.91 km
The Herring Era Museum

The Herring Era Museum is Iceland's largest maritime and industrial museum, where visitors have the opportunity to get to know the herring fishery and processing industry that underpinned Iceland's economy for much of the twentieth century.

Three very different museum buildings provide visitors with an insight into the magnificent and captivating herring industry. The Róaldsbrakki is a Norwegian herring station dating back to 1907. Most of this building is as it was in the past, when herring girls lived in the building throughout the summer. Grána is an example of a small herring factory of the 1930s and visitors can see the workings of the reduction industry, which has long been seen as Iceland's first major industry. The Boathouse seeks to recreate a portion of a herring port, with the fleet alongside one evening in 1950 and allows visitors to mull over what it must have been like to walk the quaysides around the middle of the last century.
More information: www.sild.is/en

Opening hours:
May and September: 13 - 17
June, July, August: 10 - 18
Winter: By arrangement

Siglufjörður is only and hour drive from Akureyri!

Nature
18.16 km
Dalvík Beach

In the harbour of Dalvík, at its southern end, is a little wooden bridge over the rock dam and offers access to a beautiful black sandy beach that invites to take a walk until you reach the delta of the river Svarfaðardalsá. Take a rest in the dunes and observe the rich birdlife.

Nature
1.46 km
Ólafsfjörður Beach

Leave the village of Ólafsfjörður on its north end in direction "Kleifar" and you will reach the beautiful black sandy beach with invites to take a stop and walk the beach. Park your car carefully in a designated parking area or in the village and take a walk.

Nature
9.05 km
Hedinsfjordur

Héðinsfjörður is nearly 6 km long deserted northernmost fjord on the Tröllaskagi area. In the fjord is a good lake to catch fish, Héðinsfjarðarvatn, and the outlet from the Héðinsfjarðarós into the fjord. The next settlement to the west is the town Siglufjörður and to the east is Ólafsfjörður.

Into the fjord lays beautiful valley, 5-6 km long. There is a large trout water, 1.7 square miles in size, that splendor the valley, 3 meters above sea level. There is a water trout and large seafish in water, about 1-5 lbs. The fish walks in the late summer.

A lot of wildlife is in the lake. The story says that the fox, who has visited some hunters unafraid and sought for a small fish. This water is not practiced much, yet it has their fans who seek peace and good fishing. Fishing hut is at the northern end of the lake.

Enough entertainment is on Tröllaskagi and nearest area, whether it is winter or summer, for example; skiing, snowmobile, sea angling, golfing, soccer, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, museums and much more.

Others

Ólafsfjörður Nature Museum
Museums
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651, 848-4071
Tjarnarborg Cultural House
Cultural Centres
  • Aðalgata 13
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 853-8020, 466-2188
Icelandic Poetry Center
Cultural Centres
  • Túngata 5
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 865-6543
Folk Music Center
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 1
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-2300
Herhusid - Artist in residence
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 7b
  • 580 Siglufjörður

Others

Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Tjarnargata 6
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1415
Basalt Bistro
Restaurants
  • Goðabraut
  • 620 Dalvík
  • -
Tomman
Restaurants
  • Hafnarbraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1559
Gregors
Restaurants
  • Goðabraut 3
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1213, 847-8846
Þula Café
Cafés
  • Goðabraut
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 823-8616
Höllin
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 16
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4000, 868-7788
Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Skíðabraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1832
Harbour house Café
Restaurants
  • Gránugata 5b
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 8541236
Olís - Service Station
Gas station
  • Bylgjubyggð 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2272