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Laugarbakki village is situated in the west Húnaþing district, on the eastern side of Miðfjarðará river, and close to highway 1. The first house to be built at Laugarbakki was erected in 1933. In 1970 a large boarding school was built, which is now used as year round hotel with modern luxury and a big ballroom cabable of hosting 400 people.

There is a shop, a swimming pool (which has been converted into relaxing hotpots) and a community centre which is popular as a venue for family gatherings during summer. From Laugarbakki it is only 7 km to Hvammstangi.

GPS Points N65° 19' 44.295" W20° 53' 32.000"
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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