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Laugar

Laugar in Reykjadalur is a community which has sprung up around the geothermal activity which is a characteristic of the area. The village is home to the Laugar in Reykjadalur primary and secondary schools, besides being the administrative and service centre for Þingeyjarsveit District, with, for example, a bank, a shop and a restaurant. During the summer months, visitors can find accommodation at the summer hotel, or with one of the other service providers in the surrounding area. Laugar has an excellent swimming pool and other sports facilities.

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Laugar
GPS Points N65° 39' 56.540" W17° 13' 35.617"
Postal codes

650

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Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
KIP.is
Day Tours
  • Álfasteinn
  • 650 Laugar
  • 6505252
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 4643290, 895-3291
North Aurora Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Lautavegur 8
  • 650 Laugar
  • 860-2206
Lundur Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Fnjóskadalur
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 897-0760
Kolbeinn Kjartansson
Horse Activities
  • Hraunkot
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 864-6471
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8956730
Vikingland
Museums
  • Moldhaugar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 899-1072
Arctic Nature Experience
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Smiðjuteigur 7
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3940, 464-3941
Stóratunga
Angling
  • Bárðardalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3282, 868-5482
Alkemia
Travel Agency
  • Helgafell
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 847-4133, 821-5215
HestaNet
Horse Activities
  • Hléskógar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4878
Hraun in Öxnadalur
Museums
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 460 1750
Holtsel
Farm food direct
  • Holtssel
  • 605 Akureyri
  • 463-1159
Hjalteyri
Museums
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 896-8412

Others

Stóratunga
Angling
  • Bárðardalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3282, 868-5482
Árbót HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3677, 894-6477
Klambrasel / Langavatn
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3514, 899-2664
Hótel Laugar
Hotels
  • Laugar
  • 650 Laugar
  • 4664009
Natura Apartments
Guesthouses
  • Hólavegur 1
  • 650 Laugar
  • 8884740
Álfurinn Bæ
Cottages
  • Láfsgerði, Reykjadalur
  • 650 Laugar
  • 892-7278
Fermata North
Guesthouses
  • Hólavegur 3
  • 650 Laugar
  • 899-4530
Geldingsá, apartment
Apartments
  • Geldingsá, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 606 Akureyri
  • 860-1207, 663-4646, 663-4647
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 4643290, 895-3291
Öndólfsstaðir - Bed & breakfast
Guesthouses
  • Öndólfsstaðir
  • 650 Laugar
  • 861-7607
Hagi I
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Hagi 1, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3526
Laxárdalur Cabin
Cottages
  • Árhólar
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 844-3834, 893-1067
Björg Gisting / Bed&Breakfast
Guesthouses
  • Björgum
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3737
Bjarnargerði
Farm Holidays
  • Sveinbjarnargerði
  • 606 Akureyri
  • 462-4500
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Glerá Íbúðagisting
Apartments
  • Glerá II
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-5723, 669-7131
Þinghúsið Hraunbær
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3695
Rauðaskriða Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8956730, 895-6730
Vestmannsvatn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Vestmannsvatn
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8467397
Láfsgerði
Guesthouses
  • Láfsgerði
  • 650 Laugar
  • 892-7278
Granastaðir Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Granastaðir
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8980463
Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Vallakot Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Vallakot
  • 650 Laugar
  • 8633381
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8956730
Aurora Vacation Homes Fagravik
Farm Holidays
  • Hörgársveit
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 6900007, 690-0006
Stóru-Laugar
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Reykjadal
  • 650 Laugar
  • 464-2990
Fossholl by Godafoss
Guesthouses
  • Fosshóll
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3108
A Friendly Cottage
Guesthouses
  • Smáratún 5
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-5043, 893-6843
Berg HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Sandur, Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3777, 894-6477
North Aurora Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Lautavegur 8
  • 650 Laugar
  • 860-2206

Others

Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 8956730
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Hótel Laugar
Hotels
  • Laugar
  • 650 Laugar
  • 4664009
Gamla Prestshúsið
Restaurants
  • Laufás
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 463-3196
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 4643290, 895-3291
Skarðaborg
Farm food direct
  • Skarðaborg
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3955
Fossholl by Godafoss
Guesthouses
  • Fosshóll
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3108
Holtsel
Farm food direct
  • Holtssel
  • 605 Akureyri
  • 463-1159
History and Culture
Gasir - Medival Trading place

Gásir is a unique place. In no other place in Iceland is it possible to find so many remainings from a trading post from the Middle Ages. Gásir was the main trading post in northern Iceland during the Middle Ages, and the place is mentioned many times in Old Icelandic Sagas from the 13th and 14th centuries. Archaeological digging in the area during the last six years has shown that it was a trading post up to the 16th century, possibly until trading started in Akureyri.

Each year in July Medieval life at Gásir is reconstructed with help from Icelandic craftsmen who wear medieval clothes and sell handicraft. Various handcrafts are on display; dyeing with plant extracts, wool-work, sewing, sewing leather and weaving.

History and Culture
Hraun í Öxnadal
Residence for writers, poets and scholars of nature studies. An exhibition of the live and works of Jónas Hallgrímsson, one of Iceland's most beloved poets.
Nature
Goðafoss waterfall

The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.

In the year 1000, the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Goðafoss Waterfall is part of the Diamond Circle explore the Diamond Circle

https://www.northiceland.is/diamondcircle.

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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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