Location & Nearby
Asbrandsstadir Cottage is in East Iceland, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of the Eastfjords. The Ring Road is around 30 miles (50 kilometers) away, but it’s easy enough to reach it via Route 85. The cottages are about 55 miles (90 kilometers) from Egilsstadir, the largest town in East Iceland. This town has plenty to keep visitors occupied. Visit the East Iceland Heritage Museum to learn about the region’s wild reindeer population. Or pay a visit to Lagarfljot lake, home to the fabled Lagarfljot Wyrm (cousin of the Loch Ness Monster!). The lake also has excellent opportunities for fishing and breathtaking views. Egilsstadir even has its own airport, with regular direct flights to and from Reykjavik. Also worth a visit during your stay is Hallormsstadaskogur forest, the largest in the country. The forest is just over 70 miles (117 kilometers) from Asbrandsstadir Cottage. If you prefer water-based attractions to wooded areas, you’ll be within easy reach of several waterfalls. Gljufursarfoss, Gufu, and Litlanesfoss waterfalls are all reachable by car from Asbrandsstadir Cottage. Just five miles (seven kilometers) from Asbrandsstadir Cottage is the small town of Vopnafjordur. This town has a little supermarket for your convenience and a restaurant. The area also has some great tourist attractions. Bustarfell Museum, one of the best-preserved turf houses in Iceland, is right around the corner, as is Selardalslaug geothermal pool. You’ll find good hiking trails in the area around the accommodation, and beaches are also just a short drive away. Hike down Skjolfjurur beach to see Ljosastapi rock pillar and Therribjorg cliffs. Alternatively, pay a visit to Fuglabjarganes Peninsula to hike along the beautiful bird cliffs.
Facilities & Amenities
There are two small cottages available to guests at Asbrandsstadir Cottage. The one-bedroom cottage sleeps two people. The two-bedroom cottage can sleep up to six. Each cottage has a private bathroom (toiletries included). Furnishings are simple but very comfortable, and you’ll have access to a small kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the properties. There are also barbecue facilities outside in case you want to cook up something special! The cottages are located on a campsite, so there are camping facilities for guests to use too, including a laundry room and a children’s play area. There’s also plenty of green space around the cottages, and guests love the mountain views. Asbrandsstadir Cottage is in a peaceful location and boasts easy access to fantastic walking trails. You can even hire golf clubs from the owners if you want to visit the nearby hilltop golf course at Skalavellir.
Why Choose Asbrandsstadir Cottage?
Asbrandsstadir Cottage is ideally located if you’re looking for peace and tranquility in East Iceland. It’s just a short drive from the Ring Road and Egilsstadir Airport, meaning it’s easily accessible from elsewhere in Iceland, but remains tucked away in the beautiful eastern landscape. Mountain views and comfortable furnishings make Asbrandsstadir Cottage an excellent choice. Check availability for your desired dates and book your stay today.