Uxahryggur offers cozy and quiet cottages in the remote wilderness of South Iceland, only a short distance from some of the country's most revered natural attractions.
If you are looking for private accommodations with modern facilities, book Uxahryggur for a wonderful getaway for your trip to Iceland.
Location & Nearby
Despite its remote surroundings, Uxahryggur is conveniently located only 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the village of Hvolsvollur. There you will find a grocery store, gas station, public swimming pool, restaurants, and cafes.
Furthermore, it is a short distance from one of Iceland's most popular sightseeing routes, the South Coast.
The area around Uxahryggur features prominently in one of Iceland's great works of literature, Njal's saga. Taking place in the 10th century, it is one of the most revered Sagas of Icelanders and encapsulates the area's history and folklore.
A museum dedicated to Njal's saga is located in the nearby village Hvolsvollur, the Saga Center.
Only a short 15 miles (25 kilometers) drive from Uxahryggur, you will find one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions, the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Make sure to pack a raincoat if you want to walk behind it. A further 32 miles (52 kilometers) drive will take you to another natural wonder, the majestic Skogafoss waterfall.
If you are up for hiking, you can find the Thorsmork mountain range, nestled between three glaciers, only 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Uxahryggur. The contrast between the roaring rivers streaming through black sands and the lush green fields between the mountains is a sight to behold for anyone willing to make the hike.
With a view of the river Thvera, famous for its salmon, and surrounded by lava fields and green meadows, Uxahryggur serves as a beautiful getaway to enjoy the midnight sun in the summer or marvel at the northern lights in the winter.
Facilities & Amenities
There are five cottages at Uxahryggur with either double rooms or double bunk beds that can accommodate a four-person family. The rooms are homely, with private bathrooms and an open living space.
You will be provided with free WiFi, free parking, and a beautiful view of the nearby river Thvera.
The cottages have hardwood floors, a flatscreen TV, a private bathroom with a shower, and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator. The kitchen also includes a stovetop, toaster, kettle, and coffee maker.
There's a small veranda outside the cottage to lounge and enjoy the beautiful landscape as well as a gas grill at your disposal.
Why Choose Hotel Uxahryggur?
Uxahryggur provides a remote and comfortable living quarter in beautiful surroundings with a short distance to natural attractions and a village with modern comforts. Whether you want a base for your fly-fishing escapade, take it easy in the nature of South Iceland, or explore the beautiful nearby environment, Uxahryggur is a fantastic choice.
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