Location & Nearby
This cozy countryside cottage is located 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) south of the small seaside town of Husavik. Just steps from the Laxa I Adaldal river, the home sits in a scenic location that offers guests all the peace and quiet of Iceland's rural interior. From these tranquil sleeps, guest are well-positioned for visit all of the wonders of North Iceland. Myvatn lake, the fourth largest lake in Iceland, is 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of the guesthouse. The lake offers some of the best bird-watching available in Iceland (in fact it is home to more species of ducks than anywhere else on earth); Dimmuborgir lava field, as seen in several scenes from "Game of Thrones," is also nearby. Hagi is also located right along the Diamond Circle, which is made up Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful in Europe with its thunderous average waterflow of 6,186 cubic feet (193 meters) cubed per second; the horseshow-shaped Asbyrgi canyon (said to be made from the hoof-print of the 8th-legged horse of Odinn, Sleipnir, in Norse mythology); and Husavik, the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland, among other sites.
The town of Husavik features several worthwhile sites, including the postcard-perfect Husaiíkurkirkja church and a picturesque harbor with handsome wooden houses and gorgeous views over the Skjalfandi Bay. Cute cafés and restaurants, gas stations, and several supermarkets make Husavik a must-stop for provisions and other necessities.
With the Husavik Airport located just 10 miles north (16.5 kilometers), Hagi is easily reached by domestic flights.
Facilities & Amenities
Hagi offers a double/twin bed, small bathroom with shower, a dining table, a desk, and small kitchen with a stovetop, oven and dishwasher, and, the indisputable highlight, a back garden with a wooden terrace that is perfect for taking breakfast. Bed linens, towels, and Wi-Fi are included in room rates. While the cottage itself is quiet and private, the hosts live just 300 feet (100 meters) or so away, so guests are never far from any assistance they may need (a tour desk also offers information on the area). Parking is not an issue – there's plenty.
Why Choose Guesthouse Hagi 1?
Guesthouse Hagi 1 is a good choice for coupled-up self-caterers looking for a tranquil getaway in the natural landscape of North Iceland without being so far from civilization that you're completely left to your own devices. If you consider yourself a glamper with an appreciation for countryside quietude, confirm Gerdi's availability for your travel dates and settle in to your rustic retreat.