|• Free WiFi||• Laundry facilities||• Common room(s)|
|• Family rooms available||• Self-catering kitchen||• Garden|
GPS: 64.92275479999999, -23.25794540000004
Grundarfjörður is about a two-hour drive from Reykjavík. You start on the ring road towards Borgarnes but choose road no. 54 from Borgarnes towards Snæfellsnes, on the ring road towards West Iceland.
Coming from north: Stay on the ring road until after you have come down from Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass, then take road no. 60 to the north and consequently road no. 54. Or drive south to Borgarnes and then choose road no. 54 to Grundarfjörður.
Public transport: Bus no. 57 or 58 from Reykjavík to Stykkishólmur, then no. 82 to Grundarfjörður.
Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.
- Visit Snæfelljökull National Park on the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, an area renowned for its natural beauty. The geology of the park offers a unique overview of almost every major era in the island's history.
- The Snæfellsjökull glacier, covering the top of an active volcano, is where Jules Verne based his famous sci-fi novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
- Arnarstapi is a small village by the sea with picturesque cliffs and rich birdlife. From the village you can go on tours to Snæfellsjökull glacier.
- At Búðir, near a yellow sand beach lined with black lava, is a mysterious black church that is worth a visit.
- Visit the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum for a live presentation on the history of shark fishing in Iceland – shark tasting included.
- Stykkishólmur is a lovely little town full of old houses, with a vibrant atmosphere in the summer. There is a ferry to Flatey island and another one that goes all the way over to the Westfjords.
- Go on a birdwatching boat tour to see puffins and other seabirds in their hard-to-reach natural habitat.
- Take a walk around town, peek into the lovely old church, explore the harbour and have lunch at Bjargarsteinn restaurant while enjoying the view to Mt. Kirkjufell, the gem of Grundarfjörður.
- There are a number of accessible hiking routes to choose from, like the trail to Kvernafoss waterfall, but if you're in the mood for something more demanding the hike up Mt. Kirkjufell is uniquely rewarding.
- Like most towns in Iceland, Grundarfjörður has a nice outdoor pool with hot tubs.
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