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Hofsstaðir

The farm Hofsstadir is located in Skagafjord by road nr. 76. 18 km from road no. 1.
We offer accommodation for eight people in 4 rooms with private bathrooms. Hofsstadir is a nice farmhouse with a magnificent view in the center of Skagafjordur. Excellent walking facilities are in the vicinity and many places of interest are closed by. A short distance is to all public service and activity in Skagafjordur. Good location for a day trips around Skagafjordur and north Iceland. Small restaurant are on the Guesthouse Sveitarsetur in the nearest vicinity (500m), where they focuses on a local food from Skagafjordur region. Nearest towns/villages Saudárkrókur 18 km, Varmahlíd 24 km, Hólar 20 km, Hofsós 26 km.

Hosts: Elinborg Bessadóttir and Vésteinn Vésteinsson.

Open from January 7th to December 20th.

Hofsstaðir

Hofsstaðir

GPS Points N65° 41' 38.129" W19° 22' 24.102"
Accommodation 4 Rooms / 8 Beds
Opening period 01/04 - 20/09
Service Walking path Home catering Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted

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