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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° 43' 22.018" W17° 21' 28.018"
Postal codes

650

Population

100

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Hraun in Öxnadalur
Museums
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 460 1750
Arctic Nature Experience
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Smiðjuteigur 7
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3940, 464-3941
HestaNet
Horse Activities
  • Hléskógar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4878
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Holtssel
Farm food direct
  • Holtssel
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 463-1159
Jón Þór Benediktsson / The Traveling Viking
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Ytri Bakki
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 896-3569
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3504
Alkemia
Travel Agency
  • Helgafell
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 847-4133, 821-5215
Sigríður Ásný Ketilsdóttir
Tour Operators
  • Finnastaðir
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 863-6912
Vikingland
Museums
  • Moldhaugar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 899-1072
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 464-3290, 895-3291
Lundur Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Fnjóskadalur
  • 601 Akureyri
Hjalteyri
Museums
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 896-8412
Stóratunga
Angling
  • Bárðardalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3282, 868-5482
Kolbeinn Kjartansson
Horse Activities
  • Hraunkot
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 864-6471

Others

Álfurinn Bæ
Cottages
  • Láfsgerði, Reykjadalur
  • 650 Laugar
  • 892-7278
Þinghúsið Hraunbær
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3695
Draumagisting - Casa Magna
Cottages
  • Þverá
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 699-1132
Hagi I
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Hagi 1, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3526
Geldingsá, apartment
Apartments
  • Geldingsá, Svalbarðsstrandahreppur
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 461-2252, 663-4646, 663-4647
Fermata North
Guesthouses
  • Hólavegur 3
  • 650 Laugar
  • 899-4530
Natura Apartments
Guesthouses
  • Hólavegur 1
  • 650 Laugar
  • 6921322
North Aurora Lodge
Cottages
  • Bollastaðir
  • 650 Laugar
  • 860-2206
Björg Gisting / Bed&Breakfast
Guesthouses
  • Björgum
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3737
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 464-3290, 895-3291
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
A Friendly Cottage
Guesthouses
  • Smáratún 5
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-5043, 893-6843
Glerá Íbúðagisting
Apartments
  • Glerá II
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-5723, 669-7131
Laxárdalur Cabin
Cottages
  • Árhólar
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 845-8997
Myvatn Road Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hrísateigur 2, Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 463-3399
Klambrasel / Langavatn
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3514, 899-2664
Granastaðir Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Granastaðir
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 898-0463
Vestmannsvatn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Vestmannsvatn
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 771-3553
Rauðaskriða Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3504, 895-6730
Árbót HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3677, 894-6477
Bjarnargerði
Farm Holidays
  • Sveinbjarnargerði
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-4500
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3504
Fossholl by Godafoss
Guesthouses
  • Fosshóll
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3108
Stóru-Laugar
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Reykjadal
  • 650 Laugar
  • 464-2990
Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Stóratunga
Angling
  • Bárðardalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3282, 868-5482
Láfsgerði
Guesthouses
  • 892-7278
Aurora Vacation Homes Fagravik
Farm Holidays
  • Hörgársveit
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 462-1924, 690-0006
Berg HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Sandur, Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3777, 894-6477
Hótel Laugar
Hotels
  • Laugar
  • 650 Laugar
  • 466-4009

Others

Guesthouse Staðarhóll
Guesthouses
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Gamla Prestshúsið
Restaurants
  • Laufás
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 463-3196
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Skarðaborg
Farm food direct
  • Skarðaborg
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3955
Hotel Rauðaskriða
Hotels
  • Rauðaskriða, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3504
Fossholl by Godafoss
Guesthouses
  • Fosshóll
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3108
Kaffi Lísa
Cafés
  • Hjalteyri
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 461-1049
Holtssel
Farm food direct
  • Holtssel
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 463-1159
Hótel Laugar
Hotels
  • Laugar
  • 650 Laugar
  • 466-4009
Guesthouse Kiðagil
Guesthouses
  • Barnaskóla Bárðdæla
  • 645 Fosshóll
  • 464-3290, 895-3291
History and Culture
The Christmas Garden

A visit to The Christmas Garden will transport you into the realms of Christmas - only a 10 minute drive from Akureyri. Here you will find countless items connected to the festive season from all parts of the world. Of course, Icelandic Christmas traditions are given priority, such as legs of smoked lamb hanging from a beam and the decorative "leaf bread" in many patterns, as well as the Yuletide Lads and their parents, who play such an important role in the Icelandic Christmas celebrations. Quality handwork, crafted by many artists from all parts of the country deck the shelves, making this a place which appeals to all the family.

History and Culture
Safnasafnid Museum

Safnasafnið - The Icelandic Folk Art Museum - was founded in 1995 by Níels Hafstein and Magnhildur Sigurðardóttir. The collection, consisting of paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolours, embroideries, books, dolls, toys and tools, presents an interesting and informative view of folk art, as well as modern art and what inspires it. The collection consists of over 3000 works by naive, outsider and folk artists and close to 200 works by modern artists. Also in the museum are a small café and a museum shop.

Yearly the museum displays 16 exhibitons of diverse character mixing folk art and modern to create a surprising rendez-vous of ideas and show in one place the wonderful and playful paths of the creative mind. The museum also offers a superb library with books on art, architecture, outsider art, gardens, cars and diverse other things, all adding to its meditative charm. The museum offers excellent explorative grounds for the curious visitor, who becomes spontaneously a participant in an adventure that brings his and hers youthful spirit to new heights.

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 Watefall is part of the Diamond Circle explore the Diamond Circle https://www.northiceland.is/diamondcircle.

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.

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