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Varmahlíð

This community offers a wide variety of services for visitors and local people alike, making it one of the most popular stopping points for those travelling along highway 1. There you will find, for example, a service shop with petrol pumps, a food store and restaurant facilities.

The Tourist Information Centre, located right next to the KS shopping premises, has on display, items from the Skagafjörður area, crafted by the Creative Arts Society, Alþýðulist. There is also a good sports stadium, a child-friendly swimming pool and a football practice pitch. If you require a place to stay, there is a wide choice on offer in Varmahlíð and the surrounding area; a hotel, summer chalets, farm accommodation and camping sites.

The Miðgarður Cultural Centre is situated in Varmahlíð and is the locale for a variety of entertainments all year round. The woodland at Reykjarhóll is also recommended, with its marked paths, one of which leads up to the viewfinder at the top of the hill. On a good day, the view across the central region of Skagafjörður is magnificent.

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Varmahlíð
GPS Points N65° 33' 19.050" W19° 27' 12.290"
Postal codes

560

Population

140

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Víðimýri Church
Museums
  • Víðimýri
  • 560 Varmahlíð
Icelandic horseshows
Tour Operators
  • Varmilækur
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8021, 898-7756
Á Sturlungaslóð
Tour Operators
  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 867-4213
Reynistaður
Museums
  • Reynistaður
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-6173, 455-6161
Steinsstaðir Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Lambeyri Steinstaðabyggð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8812, 899-8762
Short Hiking Tours in Varmahlíð
Tour Operators
  • Menningarhúsið Miðgarður
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 849-2795
Glaumbær in Skagafjörður
Museums
  • Glaumbær
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-6173
Ferðaþjónustan Himnasvalir
Guesthouses
  • Egilsá
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8219, 770-8219, 892-1852

Others

Árgarður Comunity Center
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Steinstaðahverfi
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8030, 843-8030
Ommubaer
Farm Holidays
  • Syðra-Skörðugil
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 893-8140
Ferðaþjónustan Himnasvalir
Guesthouses
  • Egilsá
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8219, 770-8219, 892-1852
Lauftún
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Seyluhreppur
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8133, 894-4043
Steinsstaðir Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Lambeyri Steinstaðabyggð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8812, 899-8762
Sydsta-Grund
Cottages
  • Syðsta-Grund
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8262, 846-9182

Others

KS Varmahlíð
Restaurants
  • Varmahlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 455-4500
Litla-Hlíð
Farm food direct
  • Litla-Hlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 566-6449
Steinsstaðir Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Lambeyri Steinstaðabyggð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8812, 899-8762
Stórhóll
Farm food direct
  • Stórhóll
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 891-9383
History and Culture
Víðimýrarkirkja church

Víðimýrarkirkja church is one of the few preserved turf churches in Iceland. At the beginning of the 20th century its fate was uncertain, but luckily the immense cultural value of the building was recognised in time, and the National Museum of Iceland became responsible for its renovation. The church was built in 1834 and has turf walls, but timber gables both back and front.

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