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Garður Guesthouse

Garður guesthouse is located on road no. 85 approx. 50 km east of Húsavík and a short 10 min drive to Ásbyrgi - Vatnajökull National Park. This house is partly renovated resulting in a bright and inviting house for up to 19 persons in 8 bedrooms. The house has shared 2 ½ bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette, living room with TV, sitting area, laundry and free Wifi. Garður can be rented as a whole or single rooms. Perfect location to explore the Vatnajökull National Park, Mývatn, The arctic henge and Húsavík.

Garður Guesthouse

Garður

GPS Points N66° 4' 49.571" W16° 45' 41.363"
Telephone

+354 616-6011

Opening period All year
Categories Guesthouses

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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.

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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