Monday, December 6, 2010

Where to stay in Eyjafjordur?

Today, we want to carry on with our accommodation listings, not only off the beaten track in Eyjafjordur, as a built up to a list we started here and help you GO LOCAL in Iceland.

VEGAMÓT is located in Dalvík, half an hour drive from Akureyri and offers wide variety of accommodation possibilities within the village in a very family-like atmosphere, as it´s a family business run by a friendly couple (Heiða and Bjarni).

1, Traditional, so called 'OLD HOUSE' or GAMLI BÆRINN in Icelandic, has a proper soul of old days as it was professionally refurbished to keep its traditional look. It is situated next to the house of its owners and has a very unique connection to Heiða´s (one of the two owners) Greatgrandma. She lived in the house between 1924 and 1947 and you can imagine the feel of this old house from a beginning of the century. When I was invited in, it truly felt as if you went a century back. Maximum of 6 guests can comfortably be put up in the house.

2, Right next to the 'OLD HOUSE' there are 3 wooden cottages with maximum of 4 guests each with kitchen and bathroom facilities available in each house. The whole complex is in a big garden surrounded by trees, basically next to the house of the owners.

3, Guesthouse GIMLI, located by the main road passing through Dalvík, offers accommodation in 7 rooms of various sizes and is well suited for families. Rooms have common kitchen and bathroom facilities.

VEGAMÓT is to be found online also in English here, where you can find more detailed info.
Should you, however, need some further assitance and would have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me: or the owners directly.

Well, the cheapest option in winter time (valid until April 15th 2011) is 2000 ISK per person per night (sleeping bag option) in one of the wooden cottages, presuming that you're 4 guests together. The whole cottage costs 8000 ISK in winter time.
Staying in the guesthouse GIMLI would cost you 4000 ISK per person per night (sleeping bag accommodation option).
If you gave up on a sleeping bag option and decided to rent beds sheet and covers, it would cost you 1000 ISK extra per person.

On top of all this, good news is that if you´re coming as a group, there´s a possibility of negotiating the price and eventual discounts directly with the owners:, based on your room preferences.

Hope you will enjoy your stay and we're looking forward to your feedback and comments here!

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