The spacious lodge Tvera is situated in the secluded pristine environment of the widely untouched south coast of Iceland’s Westfjord. The lodge is centrally sited for a visit to many spectacular nature sights, would it be the puffins of the Latrabjarg cliffs, the unique red beach of Rauðasandur, all the natural geothermal tubs in the area - or just the herbal vegitation and the creeks on a refreshing hike from the entrance door of the lodge. The surroundings of Tvera are steeped in history with one of the first discoverers of Iceland, the ninth century Norseman Hrafna-Floki who gave Iceland it's name, choosing to settle here so he could enjoy the beautiful view over the bay. Not to mention the herbal vegitation and the creeks on a refreshing hike from the entrance door of the lodge, amidst the most privacy-offering surroundings you can imagine.
Tvera can accommodate up to 10 guests, and is very close to the ferry harbor Brjanslaekur, where the car & passenger ferry from the town Stykkisholmur arrives, passing the cult-island Flatey on its way across the bay. It is also close to the road junction for the main town of the Westfjords, Isafjordur, hosting "Tjoruhusid" the best fish restaurant in Iceland. There is only a 25 minute panoramic drive to Dynjandi, the most beautiful and impressive waterfall of the Westfjords (100m high).
If booked for more than 6 people, a surcharge of €33 per person per night will apply.
Heading to southern coast, to the Golden Circle or up North? We also run the quality cottages "Brekka" and "Langholt" in Hvalfjord just north of Reykjavik, "Stekkar" in the Golden Circle "Borgarbrekka" in East Iceland (between Vestrahorn and Estrahorn) and "Hamragil" up North, by the town Akureyri.
- Bedrooms: 5 (Double Beds x3, Single Beds x2)
- Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Sleeps: 10
- Check In: 16:00
- Check Out: 11:00
- Nearest Groceries: 55KM (4KM in Summer)
- Luxuries: Quality cottage with Open Space and Great Views. Floor Heating & Internet Access
- Utilities: Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine + More
- Provided: Linen, Towels, Made-up beds
- Access: Secure Parking, reasonable wheelchair access.
- Outdoor: Nice terrace, vast nature all around, BBQ and geothermal nature pool nearby.
The waterfall Dynjandi, one of the most spectacular in Iceland, falling 100 meters, is about 30 minutes drive from the holiday home Tvera on the Rd 60 heading north. Coming from Tvera you turn left on to the Rd 62 and in 4 km left again on the Rd 60.
Latrabjarg (Puffin Colonie)
To make a day tour out to one of the most interesting Puffin colonies in Iceland you turn right on to the Rd 62 and after coming over the pass you turn left on the Rd 612 and follow it to the end. Then you’re at the impressive cliffs Látrabjarg (Bjargtangar)
On your way to Latrabjarg (Bjargtangar) you could make a detour for a breathtaking view on the spectacular beach of Raudasandur by turning to the left in to Rd 614. By leaving the car at the church, you have a 1,5 km stroll to the shore -which is indeed a real beach, and where you on a warm day would be able to bath in the sea. On return it’s ideal to have a real nice cup of coffee and perhaps a waffle at the close by Café Kirkjuhvammur.
Bíldudalur and Selárdalur
To make a round tour of the southern Westfjords, which would take you the whole day, you need to drive via Rd 60 and 63 through the beautifully located town Bildudalur. From there you could take an approximately 25 km detour on a gravel road in an impressive mountainous surrounding out to the area of the fertile, yet deserted valley Selárdalur. Among other interesting items out there, you would be able to visit a “museum” of the hard working farmer and naive-artist Samúel Jónsson (zauber-des-nordens.de/selardalur/). After heading back to Bildudalur you would follow the Rd 63 passing the towns Tálknafjörður and Patreksfjörður to the Rd 62 for to close the round at lodge Tvera.
Mountain Kaldbakur (4x4 only)
To conquer the highest mountain in the Westfjords you drive on Rd 60 towards north, passing Dynjandi waterfall. You leave the Rd 60 on the northern side of the bay Arnarfjörður and drive along the coast towards west on road/trail 622. Passing the little Church at the deserted farm Álftamýri you drive on until the main trail turns up the valley on your right. When you’re almost at the top of the trail you can leave your car and walk the few hundred ascending meters and be up on the top of Kaldbakur in one or two hours. Standing up on the cairn on the mountain top you would probably reach 1000 meters above sea level, since the mountain is 998 m high.
If you drive on, instead of driving up the valley, you will get on one of the most challenging tracks in Iceland, especially on the northern side of the peninsula (at the bay Dýrafjörður), after having passed the lighthouse at Svalvogar.
In the summertime, why not head to the interesting island Flatey? You can leave the car at the pier of Brjanslækur, 2km to the west from the holiday rental Tvera and visit the island via the ferry “Baldur". Take the earlier Ferry from Brjanslaekur to Stykkisholmur, jump off at the remarkable island Flatey, and walk around in these timeless surroundings of old and beautiful restored houses. Take a cup of coffee at the hotel and catch the ferry back to Brjanslaekur about 5 hours later.
- Bathing at places with geothermal springs or pools is a must in the Westfjords. From lodge Tvera you have only 4,5 km to get to the infamous pool Hellulaug by passing the Hotel Flókalundur in direction east, just down by the shore. Driving the other direction you would find the pool of the tiny village Krossholt and driving on Rd 63 there’s still a swimming pool and a natural pool at the bay Reykjafjörður. Just outside the town Tálknafjörður, there is also a simple geothermal bathing facility out in the open.
- For anglers the nearby salmon and trout river Vatnsdalsá í Vaatnsfirði could be the right one: veidistadir.is/vatnsdalsa-i-vatnsfirdi/
- On the road to Ísafdjörður you would have a few km detour to the town Flateyri. Here you could go kayaking by contacting Sigurður Hafberg +354 863 7662
- For a boat tour out from town Isafjordur (and back!) you should contact West Tours: westtours.is
- At the close by Hotel Flókalundur (open May through Sept) you can always get simple but good meals: flokalundur.is
- Restaurant Tjöruhúsið in the biggest town in the Westfjords, Ísafjordur, is probably the best fish restaurant in Iceland. Having a lunch or dinner there is clearly a real culinary experience, worth 120 km drive from Tvera. You should make a reservation, FB: Tjöruhúsið
- The restaurant Heimsendi (End of the World) at town Patreksfjordur is enjoying high ratings of it’s guests, which apparently enjoy really good food!: grgs.is
- In town Bíldudalur there’s the only grocery store, named Vegamót (Crossroads) featuring a nice coffee corner, FB: Vegamót Bíldudal
- Café Kirkjuhvammur at the area Rauðasandur is a small, but great Café! Open only in the summer time: http://gajul.blogspot.com/2010/08/hi-snotra-kaffihus-i-kirkjuhvammi.html
- At Simbahöllin in town Þingeyri you can enjoy wonderful Belgian waffles in this old café with quite a charm: simbahollin.is
- At several weekends of the summer there are interesting shows, (music) festivals and events in nearby towns: westfjords.is/en/what-to-see-and-do/events
- On the way to the (bird)cliffs Latrabjarg you pass the Hnjótur Museum. A big part of it is devoted to the brave deed as the farmers in the vicinity saved the crew of a stranded British trawler under the 500 m high cliffs in 1947. guide.is/places/detail/hnjotur-museum-and-galleries-patreksfjordur-westfjords-iceland
- In Selárdalur you could have a closer look at the remake of the Alhambra palace, made after a picture of a post card in possession of the naive-art farmer Samúel Jónsson: zauber-des-nordens.de/selardalur/
Tvera Lodge - Book now!
minimum booking 5 nights
Discount: 10% for min 7 nights, 20% for 14 nights and more
350 € per night (for up to 6 people) + 280 € booking fee
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