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Gimbur Guesthouse

On April 1st 2015 we will open our cozy Guesthouse Gimbur at Reykjarhóll by the north coast of Iceland.

We are Jón and Sjöfn, a couple in our fifties who have had partly residence in this location for the past 30 years. Now we had the opportunity to let our dreams come true and stay here all year round and welcome visitors. Our background is in social sciences and visual arts with great interest in nature and and preserving its diversity.

Guesthouse Gimbur welcomes people who like to explore and experience unspoiled nature in peace and, if wished for, with some challenge.

The surroundings give many opportunities for exploring nature such as birdlife, vegitation, midnight sun and the aurora borealis.

Beautiful nature - perfect hideaway.

Sustainability and hospitality is our motto

Sustainable heating

Reykjarhóll (pronounced "reikiarhodl"), means ,,smoke hill" since ,,smoke" rose from the hill by the farm when settlers came there. What looked like smoke was actually steam from hot water spring on the hill. From this spring we get our local geothermal hot water that heats the house and gives us endless hot water all year round. The drinking water comes from a local fresh water spring nearby.

Sustainable food

We use local food as much as possible. In summer we grow our own vegtables and we pick local wild herbs, seaweed and blueberries. We also bake our own bread.

All disposal is sorted and recycled.

We have emphasis on comfort and friendly atmosphere.

Gimbur Guesthouse


GPS Points N66° 4' 30.518" W19° 15' 32.380"


Accommodation 5 Rooms / 12 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Open year round Wheel chair accessible Place of interest Walking path Home catering Bird watching Viewing point Hotel / guesthouse Hot pot

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History and Culture
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The Icelandic Emigration Center

During the years 1870-1914 one out of every five Icelanders fled the country to escape the poor conditions in Iceland. The Icelandic Emigration Center at Hofsós is an impressive museum telling the story of those who set off west to make a new life in a different country. There is also a genealogical information and educational centre, a conference room, a library and a shop.

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Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

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