Reykhólasveit, 380 Reykhólahreppur
Phone: +354 434 7762
Mobile: +354 434 7863
GPS: 65° 33,379'N, 22° 6,242'W
Summertime: May 1st - October 30th
Price Category: ISK 9.500 - 13.500 pr. night including breakfast
Bjarkalundur is a summer hotel situated in one of the most magnificent spots in Iceland. The hotel has 20 rooms and 6 guest cabins. The hotel operates a restaurant that serves original Icelandic cousin, a small shop, a gas station and a camping site with wc/bath facilities. Bjarkalundur is the oldest summerhotel in Iceland established in 1947.
Mount Vadalfjoll, famous for their majestic beauty, are located near by, straight north of the hotel. Their most prominent parts are two ancient, basaltic volcanic plugs which have withstood erosion better than their surroundings. Vadalfjoll are approximately 509 meters above sea level and when mounted one can enjoy the spectacular panoramic scenery over the near by fjords and mountains, a scenery not easily forgotten.
The West Fjords, Iceland’s most remote region and possibly the most enthralling, are a world apart. Virtually separated from the rest of Iceland and sparsely populated, the area is characterised by dramatic fjords and towering angular cliffs rising sharply from deep blue seas.
If you want to experience Icelandic nature in its most purest form this is a very good place to visit. Millions of birds outnumber the inhabitants many times over and there are few words to describe that rarest of pleasures - complete silence.
How to get there:
From Borgarnes follow road no. 1 and take the first exit to the right to road no. 60 to Búðardalur. You follow road no. 60 through Búðardalur to Bjarkalundur, it takes about two and a half hours from Reykjavik. You are now in the Westfjords of Iceland.