Travel search
Can't find it? Try searching for it :)

Einarshúsið

Amid the mountains of the wild Westfjords region, Einarshúsid Guesthouse in Bolungarvík is a restored building from the turn of the 20th Century. With a traditional country house décor, the guesthouse also offers free WiFi.

Rooms at Einarshúsid Guesthouse have either views to the dramatic mountains or over the Ísafjardardjúp fjord. Each room has a seating area and heating, and bathroom facilities are shared.

The guesthouse features an outdoor terrace where breakfast and lunch can be taken on long summer days.

A 2-minute walk from the property guests will find an indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, while there is also a Natural Research Centre 5 minutes' walk away and boat trips to Hornstrandir leaving from the harbour.

Transfers from Ísafjördur Airport can be arranged, with the town of Ísafjördur just 13 km from Bolungarvík.

Hotel Rooms: 6.

4635_1___Selected.jpg
Einarshúsið

Hafnargötu 41

GPS Points N66° 9' 25.837" W23° 14' 54.862"
Telephone

+354 6902303

Accommodation 5 Rooms / 10 Beds
Opening period All year

Travel directory for Einarshúsið

The official travel index of Iceland

Others

Bolungarvík Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Syðridal
  • 415 Bolungarvík
  • 456-7072
ISlandfrauen, Helga Ingeborg Hausner
Tour Operators
  • Seljalandsvegur 85
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-2095
Sigurður Bjarni Hjartarson
Tour Operators
  • Miðstræti 14
  • 415 Bolungarvík
  • 892-3652
Fosshestar
Tour Operators
  • Kirkjuból
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Ísafjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Tungudalsvöllur
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5081
Runners' Festival in the Isafjordur area
  • Daltunga 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 894-4208
Sjóferðir H&K
Tour Operators
  • Hjallavegur 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 892-1879
Vestfjarðaleið
Tour Operators
  • Sundstræti 39
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 893-8355
Sjósportmiðstöð Íslands
Tour Operators
  • Suðurtangi 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 895-5518
Autumn Triathlon
  • Hlíðarvegur 20
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-3291
Shell - Service Station
Angling
  • Þuríðarbraut 13
  • 415 Bolungarvík
  • 456-7554, 456-7284
vaXon.is
Hotels
  • Aðalstræti 9
  • 415 Bolungarvík
  • 862-2221
Nature
11.96 km
Skalavik

Skálavík is the next creek westwards from Bolungarvík. People lived in Skálavík until around 1960's and since then the creek has been uninhabited. People from the area and people who have relations to Skálavík have restored some of the houses and new summerhouses have been built. In a good summer day the people from the area like to build sandcastles on the beach, take a walk and even swim in the river. Skálavík is a paradise for kids and a perfect place to stop the car and play around. On the way from Skálavík, we recommend driving all the way up to the top of the moutain and take a look at the view from the top.

Nature
24.58 km
Arnarnes

Arnarnes offers fantastic views over Ísafjörður and surroundings. Arnarnes is also a amazing place to capture amazing photos of the midnight sun during the summer months. During the Winter months the area is also nice to capture the phenomena of the Northern lights.

Nature
4.87 km
Lignite mine

Syðridalur in Bolungarvík is known for an old lignite mine which is situated in the valley. Lignite was mined from the mine in the years of 1917 until 1921 or while and after the first World War. The reason why the mining was shut down is because coal from Europe became more accessible after the war. Lignite in Iceland is worse than coal due to the fact that volcanic ash is one of the main contents. Lignite in Iceland only includes 60% carbon but European coal includes 70-80% carbon. The mine in Syðridalur actually consist of two mines, one on either side of the river. Gilsnáma is the one that's more known but Hanhólsnáma is the lesser known mine. Gilsnáma is more than 100 meters long but the other is around 10 meters. Inside Gilsnáma you can see some of the equipment that was used to mine, including a few hammers and a scale. To get into Gilsnáma you almost have to crawl, but once you're in the ceiling gets higher and you can stand upright. The walk up to the mine takes around 20-25 minutes on a marked trail and it's well worth the stop.

Nature
8.96 km
Skarfasker

Skarfasker is a viewing point on the way to Óshlíð. It's nice to stop the car at Skarfasker and take a look at the viewing point and sit down for coffee. After a quick coffee stop it's perfect to walk onwards to Óshlíð.

Nature
2.59 km
The stone of Þuríður Sundafyllir

In the year 1975 was put up a memorial stone for Þuríður Sundayllir, the first known settler of Boungarvík. The stone, which is called Þuríðarsteinn or the stone of Þuríður is situated in Vatnsnes where people think Þuríður's settlement was in the beginning.

Nature
8.94 km
Bolafjall

The most popular visiting point in Bolungarvík is the top of Bolafjall Mountain. The place offers a staggering view over Ísafjarðardjúp, Jökulfirðir and some people say all the way to Greenland. To get to Bolafjall mountain you have to drive up the road from Bolungarvík the way to the radar station on the top. The station was built by the Americans but is now controlled by the Icelandic coast guard. The route is open from the middle of june until august september. After a visit to Bolafjall, or even before, We recommend a coffee break and a nice walk at the black sand beach in Skálavík.


The road up to the mountain is open when situations in the mountain allow it to be. Usually that is from middle of june until the middle of september.

History and Culture
2.77 km
Osvor Museum

The museum consists of a replica of a 19th century double fishing booth, salt-shed, fish drying platform and a fish drying shed. It also has on display the fishing boat Ölver that represents the type of boats that were used for fishing at earlier times. The museum gives a realistic picture of the accommodation offered to fishermen of the 19th century, during the harsh winter fishing seasons. Dressed in the traditional protective clothing, made of skin, the curator guides visitors around the museum, offering a unique glimpse of a long gone past. The museum is located beside the road into Bolungarvík on the east side of the bay.

For more information on the museum click here.

Nature
4.87 km
Reiðhjalli

Reiðhjalli is situated in Syðridalur in Bolungarvík. from the end of the road in the bottom of the valley there is a slightly worse road that climbs up the hill from the Hydro-powerplant. If the road is hiked it leads you to the Reiðhjalli reservoir. The view from the area is stunning. As an addition to the hike you can take a sneak peak off the cliffs down to Súgandafjörður or even hike down Hnífsdalur valley.

Westfjords of Iceland

Towns & Villages

The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
Get to know more about them here. 

Explore map by categories

Map Bolungarvík Hnífsdalur Suðureyri Flateyri Ísafjörður Súðavík Þingeyri Bíldudalur Tálknafjörður Patreksfjörður Hólmavík Drangsnes Reykhólar Borðeyri Djúpavík Norðurfjörður Norðurfjörður