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Skjaldarvík Ferðaþjónusta4 stars

Welcome to Skjaldarvik Guesthouse and Tours. We offer quaint and cozy accommodation, lovely restaurant and fun activities close to Akureyri.

In Skjaldarvik the choices are endless and you will always find something to do - short walks in the area, or walking down to the ocean, breathing in the sea air and watching the birds. You can enjoy peace and quiet in a comfortable environment, relax in the hot tub or maybe join some of our activities!

We operate scheduled riding tours all year round, where you get to know the beautiful and unique Icelandic horse under expert supervision and ride in the breathtaking surroundings of Eyjafjörður. We also have bicycles for hire to explore the nearby areas and the fjord.

In our souvenir shop you can find something for everyone - from handknitted sweaters and mittens to beautiful paintings, carved wooden products, and home made jams.

Our country side restaurant is open for dinners May - September. We are specialized on serving delicious locally produced food and use as organic as possible ingredients.

Welcome to Skjaldarvik!

Skjaldarvík Ferðaþjónusta

Skjaldarvík

GPS Points N65° 44' 1.129" W18° 9' 50.758"
Telephone

+354 552-5200

Accommodation 28 Rooms / 56 Beds
Opening period All year
Vakinn certification VAKINN is the official quality assurance organization for Icelandic tourism. Click to see more VAKINN is the official quality assurance organization for Icelandic tourism. Click to see more
Service Open year round Horse riding Accessible for the phisically impared Wheel chair accessible Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Internet access Hot pot Handy craft for sale Bar

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North Iceland

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

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri