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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
A nice dining room, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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' 11.581" W18° 39' 17.768"
Telephone

+354 466-2400

Fax

466-2660

Accommodation 11 Rooms / 58 Beds / 8 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Dogs allowed
Categories Hotels , Cottages , Restaurants

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Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Kristján Eldjárn Hjartarson
Tour Operators
  • Tjörn
  • 621 Dalvík
  • 466-1855
Ævar og Bóas
Day Tour Provider
  • Sandskeið 14
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1597, 898-3345
Arctic See Angling and Hunting
Day Tour Provider
  • Böggvisbraut 6
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 663-8828
Fjallabyggð Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Skeggjabrekka
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2611
Siglufjörður Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Íþróttamiðstöðin Hóll
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 846-2576
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

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

Tjarnarborg Cultural House
Cultural Centres
  • Aðalgata 13
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 853-8020, 466-2188
ÞjóðList - FolkArt
Exhibitions
  • Eyrargata 3
  • 580 Siglufjörður
Fjallabyggd Library and Regional Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Gránugata 24, Ráðhúsið
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 464-9120
Ólafsfjörður Nature Museum
Museums
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651, 848-4071
Dalvík Library & Svarfaðardalur Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Berg Menningarhús
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 460-4931
Listhus in Fjallabyggd - Artist in resident
Exhibitions
  • Ægisgata 10
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
Folk Music Center
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 1
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-2300
Icelandic Poetry Center
Cultural Centres
  • Túngata 5
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 865-6543
Herhusid - Artist in residence
Cultural Centres
  • Norðurgata 7b
  • 580 Siglufjörður

Others

Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Skíðabraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1832
Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Bylgjubyggð 2
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2272
Allinn Sportbar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Aðalgata 30
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1111
Harbour house Café
Restaurants
  • Gránugata 5b
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 659-4809
Tomman
Restaurants
  • Hafnarbraut 21
  • 620 Dalvík
  • 466-1559
Olís - Service Station
Cafés
  • Tjarnargata 6
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 467-1415
Höllin
Restaurants
  • Hafnargata 16
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-4000, 868-7788

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