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Ártún Apartment

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Category
Apartment
Sleeps
3 Persons
Location
Ártún, HöFn, IS
Check-in & out
17:00 / 11:00
Parking
Free parking

Description

Artun Apartment is a spacious modern apartment half a mile (900 meters) off the Ring Road near the fishing village of Hofn i Hornafirdi in South Iceland. Self-catering travelers who appreciate the privacy of a whole apartment should consider this charming option in the deep southeast of the country.

Location & Nearby

The apartment offers all the advantages of a self-contained dwelling in the countryside with the added convenience of being close to services and a laundry list of natural attractions. The apartment is located on rural farmland just four miles (seven kilometers) north of the pretty village of Hofn i Hornafirdi (often shortened to Hofn), a traditional fishing village on the small fjord of Hornafjordur in a faraway corner of southeast Iceland.

Hofn is a picturesque fishing center – one of South Iceland’s few natural harbors - an idyllic village that 2,000 people call home. The pretty village counts as the second-largest urban settlement in Southeast Iceland. Attractions include several marked hiking trails, various art, and maritime museums, and two national park visitor centers. The historic Gamlabud, the oldest house in the village, now houses the Vatnajökull National Park’s visitor center.

Hofn is well-known for its seafood and is particularly notable as the lobster capital of Iceland - the town celebrates its crustacean plentitude annually with its Humarhatid lobster festival at the end of June. Numerous restaurants in town are worth a look, including the Nordic-hip Otto Matur & Drykkur, which serves dishes with local produce, seafood, and lamb in another historic home dating to 1897. Services in town include restaurants, shops, a Netto supermarket, N1, and Netto gas stations, swimming pools, and golf courses. Clear views to the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s second largest ice cap, are on full display.

Attractions easily reached from Artun Apartment include Vatnajokull National Park and its many adventure opportunities such as glacier exploration, snowmobile and truck tours, ice cave exploration, and glacial hiking. The otherworldly landscape of myth and melt at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is just 80km from the apartment, offering its picturesque piles of fragmented icebergs floating across meltwater from the outlet glacier of Breiðamerkurjökull, an ice tongue of the Vatnajokull glacier. Across the lagoon on Diamond Beach, stranded, blue-hued icebergs remain embedded in black sands, creating an ethereal scattered diamond effect seemingly not of this Earth. The Thorbergssetri cultural museum, dedicated to the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarso, is also nearby in Hali, 60km east of Artun.

Other South Iceland highlights, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall, and Reynisfjara black sand beach, are further afield but are still easy day trips from Ártún Apartment.

Facilities & Amenities

The spacious 485 square foot (45 square meter) apartment features a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with black and white cabinetry, a living room with a seating area, and a generously-sized flat-screen TV. The bathroom and shower, accessed from the hallway rather than the bedroom, is fully lined in subway-style tiling; hairdryer and free toiletries are standard as is free Wi-Fi throughout the apartment. Masculine hardwoods and black/charcoal accents feature throughout the space. Picturesque views of the mountains and countryside are visible from numerous angles within the apartment and the furnished outdoor garden. Parking is free.

Why Choose Artun Apartment?

This self-contained studio apartment is optimal for self-drive travelers, including families, couples, and anyone who prefers self-catering over dining out. Its ideal location close to a wealth of national attractions and small-town services means it doesn’t stay empty for long – book ahead!

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Apartment

Apartment
Accommodates
3 persons
Bathroom
Private
Bed options
Double, Single

Amenities

Free WIFI
Private bathroom
Radio
Shower
Hair dryer
Towels
Refrigerator
Oven
Toaster
Parking
Flat-screen TV
Heating
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenette
No smoking
Garden
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms
Hiking
Family rooms

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