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North West Hotel

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North West Hotel

Víðigerði

GPS Points N65° 22' 52.043" W20° 38' 41.085"
Telephone

+354 783-9393

Accommodation 9 Rooms / 22 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Guesthouses , Restaurants

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  • Línakradalur
  • 531 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2928, 866-7297
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Horse Activities
  • Neðri-Torfustaðir
  • 531 Hvammstangi
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Nature
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Kolugjúfur

As you drive along Víðidalur, you will come to Kolugil Farm which stands beside the Víðidalsá river. Just below the farm, the waters flow peacefully downwards to plunge into the deep, rugged gorge called Kolugljúfur. Their journey then sends them cascading over many waterfalls which bear the name Kolufossar Falls in honour of the giantess, Kola.
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
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The Seal center

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
24.78 km
Bjarg í Miðfirði

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.

Nature
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Borgarvirki

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.

Nature
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Vatnsdalshólar

Vatnsdalshólar are a cluster of hills of all sizes across the mouth of Vatnsdalur valley. Thought to have been formed by a catastrophic landslide. These hills are considered to be one of the three "innumerables" things in Iceland along with the lakes in Arnarvatnsheidi and the islands on Breidarfjord in the west.

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Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Höfðabraut 6
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2607
Trade Museum Bardusa
Exhibitions
  • Brekkugata 4
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2747
Greta´s House of Clay
Exhibitions
  • Litli-Ós
  • 531 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2482, 894-5591
Chapel at Gröf
Museums
  • Skagafjörður
  • 566 Hofsós
  • 453-8373

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Kaffi Síróp
Restaurants
  • Norðurbraut 1
  • 530 Hvammstangi
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Söluskálinn / sjoppan
Restaurants
  • Hvammstangabraut 40
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2465
Jörfi
Farm food direct
  • Jörfi
  • 531 Hvammstangi
  • 451-2868
Hlaðan
Restaurants
  • Brekkugata 2
  • 530 Hvammstangi
  • 451-1110, 863-7339

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.

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