Fancy a step into the past in pristine nature? We offer our spacious attic with all its quirky details. Whether you want to enjoy hiking, watching the serene landscapes at our doorstep or use our farmhouse as a base for day trips to Mývatn, Dettifoss, Húsavík, Siglufjordur etc. you could not make a better choice. We are 25 min drive from the vibrant 'capital of the north'; Akureyri.
(Obligatory National HomeStay Registration No: HG-2686)
By main road #1. Outstanding views. Remote. Hikes at the doorstep.
Welcome to the rustic 70's. This spacious attic apt comes with a separate entrance, cosy bedroom ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) cm beds), bathroom with a shower and a large sitting room with single sofa beds (80 cm). Decorated in the traditional Icelandic 19th century turf house style ("baðstofa", a farm's living/sleeping room).
The attic has a "kitchenette" as shown on photos, where you can prepare breakfast and simple meals, but is not suitable for serious cooking since there is only one source of water in the apartment. For a complete list of appliances see Guest Access.
Linens and towels provided.
This is our second home. We rent out the attic during summer months only. There may be guests in the main apartment and we ask you to be considerate and not make much noise.
The attic is accessed via outdoor spiral staircase. Separate entrance and access to the whole attic (URL HIDDEN). The attic comes with space for preparing your breakfast, with fridge, microwave and coffee maker, coffee, tea and sugar.
We highly recommend a community thermal pool with panoramic views within 15 min drive is open until late night during summer.
Interaction with guests
We invite you to tell us a bit about yourself when you request to book, your group, your trip and your expectations. This helps us find out whether we are a match. We are experienced world travelers - and hosts. We love meeting new people and exchanging ideas and experiences. Since we travel ourselves we may not always be around for you, but when we are available we are more than happy to act as your local guide, escort you if you wish and to share stories, and equally; a bottle of wine. We want you to be comfortable in our home - and we also respect you privacy. When we are away, we make arrangements for you stay.
Restaurants: Great culinary experiences in Akureyri. Ask us.
Let us know what time of the day you will be arriving, in order for us to accommodate for you arrival/meet and greet you.
Other things to note
Here you are able to switch off and relax - you can go hiking and enjoying the pristine nature away from hich tech devices, or just sit in the living room and admire the extraordinary views, or maybe read about the admired Icelandic poet and naturalist who was born here 200 years ago and made this landscape part of his immortal work, now translated into English.
Please respect the tranquil atmosphere we have created.
This is your home away. We ask you to respect the quiet and peaceful space we have created and be considerate of other guests. Please leave the attic in the same condition as you found it.
Please inform us in time about the estimated time of arrival, and if you arrive late, consider possible guests in the ground floor apt.
Hi, we are Sif and Oli, a couple of well travelled professionals.
Yes ;) we absolutely LOVE to travel. We have exchanged homes all over the world for the last decade, and we are not nearly there yet ;) We cherish the philosophy of exchanging homes with people that can teach you something about the world and yourself. We have met most of our guest and try to do so whenever we have the opportunity. Some of our guests have visited multiple times and many of them have become our friends.
We have four grown up kids and our work is in Europe and in Africa. We are nature lovers and we think its important to protect the environment. We do all kinds of outdoor activities, recently mostly sailing.
We will be happy to have you at our very special place in the north of Iceland. We have lived in Iceland, Belgium and Spain but we also travel for work. Now, when kids have left home, we might travel even more, work and pleasure.