Cottage in a beautiful valley

This nice cottage is situated in the middle of a beautiful valley, with no neighbors disturbing you. You have a sea view to the north. A stream with waterfalls and rapids down through the valley. The hut is also a good base for skitouring and moutain hiking (many trails in the area) and horse riding. We offer horse riding for additonal fee. We can ride a calm tour with beginners or a bit faster with more experienced riders (details under blog Vermundarstadir).


The cottage is built from a drawing from the 1000´s. It´s made of Norwegian pine and has cozy wooden smell and nails are only used on the roof. There is underfloor heating from the hot water spring which also serves for the hotter potter outside of the hut. Please note, that it is typically in Iceland to bath outside. In the hut is no indoor shower but you have a hot pot outside with constant water exchange (38°C). The water is a thousand years old directly from the inner of the earth!

Do not bring used horse equipment to Iceland, such as shoes. It can bring diseases. See this link for more information: tollur is, import-restrictions. For more information check the local touristic site: visit trollaskagi.

WiFi: It is possible to have w-lan in the hut but you have to pay separately for it.

Tour operators

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    We offer horse riding for additonal fee. We can ride a calm tour with beginners or a bit faster with more experienced riders. Do not bring used horse equipment to Iceland, such as shoes. It can bring diseases. See this link for more information: tollur is, import-restrictions. For more information pleace contact us by e-mail xjar.ehf@gmail.com or by phone 354- 869 8444

  • Vémundastaðir  Horse rental

    The horse rental Vémundastaðir in Ólafsfjörður offers riding tours for everyone at all levels. Whether you are used to it or a beginner does not matter, always something for everyone. Come and join and choose your time with a mentor or not. Experience the Icelandic nature and the area around Ólafsfjörður. Family, friends, workgroups and individuals, everyone is welcome! We also offer customized rides that are designed according to your wishes. It does not matter if you have never ridden a horse or have a lot of experience, we have the right horse for you.

    To book a ride you can send an e-mail to xjar.ehf@gmail.com but you can also call 869-8444.