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Brimnes Hótel

Location
By the lake in Ólafsfjörður in FJALLABYGGD, NE Iceland, about 45 min. drive north from Akureyri ( 60 km ) and 15 min. from Dalvík (17 km) linked with a 3,5 km tunnel through the mount Múli. Another tunnel opening in 2010 over to Siglufjörður, part of FJALLABYGGD as well.
Rooms
11 dbl rooms with private facilities and 8 dbl rooms in 4 cottages sharing facilities in each cottage. Every cottage fully equipped with kitchen, TV, bathroom etc. A hot pot on the veranda of each of the 8 cottages.

Facilities
A nice dining room, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wireless Internet connection. Hot pots in every bungalow. Rowing boats on the lake available to guests.
Surroundings
A quiet fishingvillage, convenient for sightseeing to nearby areas, but also offering several other activity options such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, swimming, diving & visiting museums.

Interesting places
To our west; Skagafjordur. The old episcopal see Holar in Hjaltadalur, The Icelandic Emigration Center in the little town of Hofsos, The Herring Museum in Siglufjordur, the western part of Fjallabyggd. To our east; The folkmuseum in Dalvik ( with Joi the giant ). The isle of Hrisey ( ferry from Arskogssandur ), The isle of Grimsey on the arctic circle ( ferry from Dalvik ). The old factory at Hjalteyri. Akureyri. Dettifoss waterfall. Mývatn.

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Brimnes Hótel

Bylgjubyggð 2

GPS Points N66° 4' 11.581" W18° 39' 17.768"
Telephone

466-2400

Fax

466-2660

Accommodation 11 Rooms / 58 Beds / 8 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Dogs allowed
Categories Hotels , Cottages , Restaurants

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Fjallahestar
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Siglo Sea Safari
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Kristján Eldjárn Hjartarson
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Sigló Ski Lodge
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History and Culture
16.91 km
The Herring Museum

The Herring Museum is the largest seafaring and industrial museum in the country. The exhibits tell the tale of hunting and processing these "silver darlings", and are housed in three widely differing premises. At the boathouse, ships and boats lie by the pier, recreating a 1950s harbour atmosphere. In good weather during summer, people can be observed salting the herring; an accordionist provides the music of the day and dancing on the pier completes a day of hard work. In Grána the story of herring meal processing is told - this being an activity which has long been called the first heavy industry in Iceland. A small 1935-40 herring factory has been set up.
More information, www.sild.is/en/

History and Culture
17.95 km
Museum Hvoll in Dalvik

The museum's collection comprises thousands of items. The natural history collection contains a large number of Icelandic birds and mammals, the most popular of which is the polar bear.

There are exhibits on a number of people from the district who became nationally famous, such as Jóhann Pétursson, known as "the Giant", and president Dr. Kristján Eldjárn.

One room at the museum is dedicated to the earthquake that struck Dalvik in 1934 (6.2 on the Richter scale).

Nature
9.05 km
Hedinsfjordur

Héðinsfjörður is nearly 6 km long deserted northernmost fjord on the Tröllaskagi area. In the fjord is a good lake to catch fish, Héðinsfjarðarvatn, and the outlet from the Héðinsfjarðarós into the fjord. The next settlement to the west is the town Siglufjörður and to the east is Ólafsfjörður.

Into the fjord lays beautiful valley, 5-6 km long. There is a large trout water, 1.7 square miles in size, that splendor the valley, 3 meters above sea level. There is a water trout and large seafish in water, about 1-5 lbs. The fish walks in the late summer.

A lot of wildlife is in the lake. The story says that the fox, who has visited some hunters unafraid and sought for a small fish. This water is not practiced much, yet it has their fans who seek peace and good fishing. Fishing hut is at the northern end of the lake.

Enough entertainment is on Tröllaskagi and nearest area, whether it is winter or summer, for example; skiing, snowmobile, sea angling, golfing, soccer, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, museums and much more.

No one needs to be bored!

www.hedinsfjordur.is

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