Thursday, November 18, 2010
Up for some troll winter experience in the North Iceland?
Troll peninsula, with its longest fjord – Eyjafjordur, might be your ideal choice.
And since the winter has come again with its long dark nights and loads of snow in the North of Iceland, we want to encourage all those who are ready for winter adventure.
Us in Dalvík, we don‘t get to see the sun and won‘t until the end of January or so. But, this is definitely not the time to dispair, but the opposite. This is the time to enjoy trolls, outdoor pools with hot water, aurora borealis, and of course skiing, to say the least.
As Reykjavik Grapevine quoted: 'Eyjafjordur and Akureyri deliver an authentic slice of Icelandic life.'
We definitely agree with the statement and that‘s why we keep on checking the tourism services in the area and contribute to its sustainable development.
Today, we‘ll introduce you to some of the local accommodation possibilities in and around Dalvík – a small fishing village on the west coast of Eyjafjordur.
This accommodation edition will continue until we cover the whole Eyjafjordur region and introduce you to all accommodation possibilities we‘ll be able to find.
We‘re starting with the possibilities OFF the beaten track... to help you GO LOCAL and experience personal service to its full potential.
SKEIÐ - lovely guesthouse in the embrace of magic mountains at the end of a beautiful valley (Svarfaðardalur), only an hour drive from Akureyri. It´s a piece of art, the place itself and is particularly suited for families with kids, as the owners have small kids themselves and offer wide range of facilities for children.
The cheapest option per person per night in a sleeping bag option during the winter season is: 18 EUR
DÆLI – farm holidays style accommodation in a very nice wooden cottage suitable, for both, groups and individuals. Dæli is around 45 mins drive from Akureyri, and is located in a valley (Skíðadalur). Skíðadalur is almost paralel to the valley where Skeið is.
It is possible to rent the whole cottage at a very cheap rate of 10.000 ISK, during winter time. This means that the more customers order it, the less it costs per person. The owners are ready to offer discounts, presuming that you want to stay more than 3 nights.
YTRI-VÍK - a set of wooden cottages or so called log cabins spread by the sea shore overlooking the longest fjord of Eyjafjordur with its spectacular island, Hrísey. Each cabin has a veranda with furniture and a geothermal hot water tub, with outdoor facilities for barbecues. These cosy cabins can host between 2 to 16 guests and the minimum number of nights requested is 2. For more details about the facilities on spot, pictures and prices, do check out the webpage and contact the owners here.