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Gemlufall guesthouse


There are two apartments in the house and can be rented separately or the whole house.

Apartment 1 6 persons

Apartment 2 6 persons + a sofabed for 2

All beds are made and a towel is for each guest. Breakfast is not included but can be bought if ordered with a day in advance (8:00-9:30), likewise picnic packs and other light meals.

Gemlufall guesthouse


GPS Points N65° 53' 43.721" W23° 27' 39.845"

+354 8916381

Opening period All year

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Sandafell (362m) is a small mountain south of Þingeyri in Dyrafjordur. Perfect for a hike from Þingeyri, it's even possible to drive up the mountain on a 4x4 car. Whichever means of transport you decide upon, the view is going to be well worth the effort.

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Önundarfjörður is a particularly pretty fjord, even by Westfjords standards. This is partly due to Holt beach, which is a sweeping golden-sand beach and dune system which curls out into the fjord and is a bit likeSpainfor a few hot days of the year. The rest of the time it's a great walk and the dunes are a protected eider duck nesting area.

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The garden was officially opened on August 7th 1909. In 1992, a group of people decided on their own to restore the garden, and on August 18th 1996 they formally returned the garden to its owner - the Ministry of Education. In November of the same year the Ministry handed over the garden to the town of Ísafjörður to own and care for. The formal aim of the garden is to be a memorial to itself and to the concept of school gardens where the sustaining of nature's bounty and environmental education are linked to the operations of public schools. The garden is also an example of successful horticulture in such northern climes, and as such, a notable part of the country's horticultural history.

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Önundarfjörður is a 20 km long fjord, located between Dýrafjörður and Súgandafjörður. The fjord has a few small green valleys and quite a few farms, far out in the fjord stands the village Flateyri. Önundarfjörður is beautiful to look at and it is surrounded by magnificent mountain range. In the fjord is a golden sand beach, Holtsfjara, which is a sweeping golden-sand beach and dune system which curls out into the fjord. On the golden beach stands a large wooden pier, Holtsbryggja.

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Sæunn the wonder-cow is a special cow which saved her own life from getting slaughtered by swimming over the cold Atlantic ocean fjord of Önundarfjörður in october 1987. The cow lived sex years after the big achievement but when it died this wonder-cow was buried near the ocean where it reached shore. Now this area has the name Sæunnarhaugur or Sæunn burial ground. This swim achievement was in Icelandic news as well as world news because of the rareness of cows willing to swim such a long distance in the cold Atlantic ocean.

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Today the museum includes all the old machines and blacksmith operation are still in their almost original state. This is a living museum, where visitors can experience the old machine shop as time has stood still. An amazing atmosphere for all ages.

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