Narfastaðir Guesthouse4 stars
Welcome to guesthouse Narfastadir. guesthouse Narfastadir are at road nr. 1 in Reykjadalur valley 5 km. south of the small village Laugar and close to lake Myvatn and the whale watching capital Husavik. The main building is a former sheep-stable and a barn which have been converted into elegant and comfortable facilities for tourists and the old farmhouse are also a guesthouse and has been renewed for that purpose. The old house was build in 1907 (front house made of timber) and 1925 (back house made of cement).
During summer we offer our famous dinner buffet with variety of fish and meat dishes as well as vegetable and side dishes. Our breakfast buffet with homemade bread and variety of serials, slices of meat and cheese and juice stands with you during the day. During winter, evenings meals are served upon request.
While travelling, peaceful sleep are important and therefore we emphasis on good quality beds, cleanliness and tidiness. In rooms with private facilities, we offer TV with satellites channels and free Wi-Fi as well as access to an internet computer. A small bar and spacious sitting rooms can be cosy while having a cup of real coffee or tee which is free of charge and always available in the afternoon and evenings in the main building.
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- 641 Húsavík
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- 660 Mývatn
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Grjótagjá is a small cave in the Lake Mývatn area, and was a popular bathing place at one time. However, geological activity in the period 1975-1984, caused the temperature of the water in the cave's pool to rise to such a degree that it has not been possible to bathe there since. But one can always dream ... a peep into the waters and a fertile imagination could conjure up visions of taking a dip in this cosy little cave, as was the custom in the past.
Lake Mývatn is a veritable paradise for birdwatchers and there is a highly diverse birdlife to be found both on the waters of the lake itself and on its shores. Many waders and marsh dwellers make their home there, but Mývatn is probably best known for its unique duck species composition. During the summer months there are more species of duck gathered in and around its waters than anywhere else on the planet. Mývatn and its wetlands are protected as a nature reserve (The Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area). It is registered as one of the internationally important wetlands, along with the Laxá river which flows out of the lake.
History and Culture
Grenjaðarstaður is the site of a church, and also of one of the most famous turf farms in Iceland. It was home to the chieftains of the past, and it is an enlightening experience to visit the farm and become acquainted with the lives of Iceland's rich and famous in days gone by.
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.
Mývatn is the 4th largest lake in Iceland, 37 km2 in area. Its shores are indented with many coves and inlets and its surface is dotted with around 50 small islets and skerries. Midges (Chironomidae) are abundant and the ubiquitous swarms of these tiny flies give the Lake its name.
The lake itself is very shallow, and the rays of the sun reach the lake bed over its entire surface. The ecology of the lake area is extremely diverse and interesting; one important characteristic of Mývatn, being the prolific growth and abundance of freshwater seaweed. On the bed of the lake are great quantities of diatoms, while, nearer the surface, Mývatn's famous arctic char weave their way between aquatic plants and little islets topped with fertile vegetation.
On and around the lake there is a teeming and varied birdlife, and Mývatn is the habitat of many kinds of lake and marsh birds. However, much of Mývatn's fame is due to the fact that, during summer, there are more different species of duck gathered on and around the lake than anywhere else in the world. Mývatn is a legally protected conservation area and appears on the register of internationally important wetlands, along with the Laxá river which flows out of the lake.