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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

This 107 years old house has two bedrooms, equipped kitchen, bathroom, livingroom and an open space on second floor.

From the master bedroom you have a breathtaking view, 140 cm double bed and a closet. In the bedroom upstairs you find two single beds, and a sleeping sofa in the open space.

It´s possible to add some guests on matrasses and washing of clothes.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bíldudalur airport 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Iceland/Fjords region

The Westfjords region has sometimes been dubbed “the most famous unknown place in Iceland”. Well, throw in the prestigious “European Destination of Excellence” awards and add to that the fact that the Lonely Planet travel guide put the area on its top 10 list of regions in the world to visit in 2011, and you will see that the Westfjords are becoming increasingly famous – or perhaps less unknown.

Lonely Planet, the respected travel guide publisher, placed the Westfjords in its top 10 regions of the world to visit in 2011, saying that the “oddly shaped” peninsula is “as isolated as it is spectacular”. Luckily, “isolated” does not mean inaccessible. With only 7400 inhabitants in the area, each person has around 1,2 km2 of personal space, so there is ample room for any visitors as well.

Although the locals are great, it is, by and large, the nature that attracts visitors. For understandable reasons as well: it is untouched and almost uninhabited. The cliffs and valleys are packed with birds, the uninhabited fjords offer a moment of silence and tranquillity, and the Arctic fox proudly roams the mountains and inlets. The waterfalls are high and the streams pure. The distances are long and the fjords are deep. And then there are places where there are no roads at all.

The Westfjords are a great place to watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during the winter and equally fantastic to experience the midnight sun during the summer.

Visiting the Westfjords is surely a different experience. It is Iceland, but yet a different Iceland altogether.

~ www.westfjords.is ~

Bildudalur

Bíldudalur is an beautiful little village that enjoys some of the best summer weather in the Westfjords. Due to its position, the sea breeze rarely reaches the town, making it an excellent place to hang out on sunny days.

The largest industry in town is a sea mineral plant that processes calcified red seaweed, harvested from the seabed, mainly used in animal feed, hygiene and fertiliser products.

Although the population of this picturesque village is only about 200, music and culture have thrived there for decades. Therefore it should be no surprise that there are two museums found in the village. The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum opened in 2009, offering an action-packed multimedia display of the local tales of sea monsters, which have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. Melodies of the Past is a peculiar music museum in town, exhibiting Icelandic musical memorabilia.

The Ketildalir valleys are on the southern shore of the fjord Arnarfjordur. The best know of those valleys are probably Selardalur, a very popular destination because of the sculptures and buildings raised by the naiveté artist Samuel Jonsson.

Samuel is referred to as "the artist with the infantile heart". When he retired at the age of 72 in 1958, he pursued his dreams and became an artist. Mostly he created sculptures from concrete and carried the sand on his back from the shore to his farm Brautarholt. In his backyard, among other things, he has replicated the Lions Court in Alhambra.

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5 Aug 2013

5/5

"Spectacular Remote Location, great place to watch the Northern Lights"

My wife and I stayed here in September of 2012 to try and get as far north and as far away from city lights to experience the Northern Lights. Every night we stayed there, we were able to watch the s… More

5 Aug 2013

5/5

"Very nice little place"

Nice place, cozy, well kept, ideal for 4.Great view over the fjord. If you're lucky, you'll spot the whale from your living room.… More

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish