Experience the solitude of Hamragil, a well equipped and beautiful spacious lodge in the center of northern Iceland. Hamragil is the gateway to the beauty of the north. It's situated only 40 minutes away from the natural gem, Lake Myvatn, a biological and geological paradise, as well as the spectacular waterfalls Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss and only 20 minutes drive from Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland. Hamragil is also only 40 minutes away from the center of Iceland's whale watching at the town Husavik. Enjoy these magnificent surroundings in the mountains of the north with the vivid trout and salmon river Fnjoska flowing by in the bottom of the valley, and the jumping fresh water creek on the border of the big property.
If booked for more than 6 people, a surcharge of €30 per person per night will apply
- Bedrooms: 6 (Double Beds x2, Twin Beds x2, Single Beds x2)
- Bathrooms: 2 Family Bathrooms
- Sleeps: 10
- Check In: 16:00
- Check Out: 11:00
- Nearest Groceries: 20KM
- Luxuries: Quality cottage with Open Space and Great Views. Fiber Glass Internet Access & Central Heating
- Utilities: Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine + More
- Provided: Linen, Towels, Made-up beds
- Access: Secure Parking
- Outdoor: Large Deck Area, vast nature surroundings, BBQ and Hot Tub with geothermal water.
The waterfall Goðafoss, one of the most beautiful ones in Iceland and called the ‘symmetric waterfall’, is about 15 minutes drive in the direction of Lake Myvatn. Coming from Hamragil you take the right turn on to Rd 1.
Staying on the above route you‘ll reach the biological Paradise around Lake Mývatn within half an hour, for unforgettable sights and experiences.
60 km further East to the route above and on Rd F862 you will find the imposing waterfall Dettifoss in the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the biggest in Iceland.
A right turn up the valley Bárðardalur on Rd 842 leads you finally to the most beautiful waterfall of Iceland, Aldeyjarfoss.
During summer you can enjoy a gorgeous view of Eyjafjord and the town Akureyri from the top of the mountain ‘Vaðlaheiði’. Turn right on Rd 1 and drive into the valley Fnjóskadalur on the Rd 836, just for about 1km. Close to the mouth of the tunnel you turn right on to the gravel road, the old Rd 1, that leads to the top of the mountain and across it to Akureyri. It is also possible to drive a little further up the valley and across the river via the bridge, which also leads to the old Rd 1, through the forest ‘Vaglaskogur’ where you can in the late summer easily pick edible mushrooms.
Another summer trail, given you have a 4x4 vehicle, would be out to ‘Flateyjardalur’, a deserted valley and a beautiful coastline at the end of the valley. Coming from Hamragil you would make a left turn on Rd 1 and turn right in 1.5 km onto the road to town Grenivík, Rd 835. In a few kilometers you turn on to the mountain Rd F899, which leads you out to the open sea. This tour is approximately 6 hours.
In the summer, if you have a 4x4 vehicle you can drive up the valley Eyjafjörður on the Rd 821 and proceed on the trail F821 all the way to the unique site Laugarfell, close to the glacier Hofsjökull. Here is a spectacular geothermal pool for bathing at 800m above sea level.
Þeistareykir Geothermal Mud Springs
Why not visit the colourful geothermal mud springs of Þeistareykir, by turning right from Rd 87 onto a dust trail. This trail appears when you‘ve driven approximately 10 km from Lake Myvatn in direction Husavik.
Fishing Towns "Dalvík", "Ólafsfjörður" and "Siglufjörður"
A great day tour is to drive on Rd 1 through Akureyri and to the other side of the bay Eyjafjordur, through the beautiful fishing towns "Dalvik", "Olafsfjördur" and "Siglufjördur". Follow the route 76 until it merges with Rd 1 and back on the pass "Öxnadalsheidi", through Akureyri and over to Hamragil. On the way, on the other side of the bay Eyjafjordur you have a unique possibility to dip into a beer bath at the village of Arskogssandur (www.bjorbodin.com/english) or to go whale watching out from the village Hauganes, also on the opposite side of the bay (https://www.whalesafari.is/)
More information on http://www.infoiceland.is/nature-attractions.html, and www.weather.is for weather forecast and www.road.is for road conditions in winter.
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In the center of the most famous sights of Iceland. Only 1h and 15‘ from Reykjavik. Midst in the Southern lowlands with an easy access to some of the most impressive sights of Icelandic nature.