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They are everywhere. Quite a few are in the capital and larger towns, but some can be
found in the most unlikely places such as an old barracks in a field or a shed by the sea.

Dalahyttur
Dalahyttur is a family run company and offers 9 rooms with accommodationfor up to 27 persons.   There are three 15m2houses with facilities for up to 3 persons. Each house consists of sleepingarea with 90 cm beds, a kitchenette, dining area, a bathroom with a shower,WiFi and car parking for each house.   We also have six 20m2 roomsin three houses with accommodations for 3 persons in each room. Every room hasa separate entrance, 16 cm bed, 140 cm sofa bed, an en suite bathroom withshower, armchair, coffee and tea, WiFi and free parking for each room.   Reception and a restaurant are located in a renovated Quonset house atour premises. From the hut you can enjoy beautiful mountain view over threevalleys. In total darkness, late at night in the winter, it is nice to sitinside or outside on the patio and watch the Aurora Borealis when they appear.   Dalahyttur is centrally located in the west part of Iceland and is wellsuited for a few nights stay while enjoying day trips around West Iceland andthe southern part of the Westfjords.   For booking information, please contact us at:  Mobile: +354 869 8778  Email: gudrun@dalahyttur.is         
Bjarnarhöfn
At Bjarnarhöfn Shark-museum visitors get to experience a unique Icelandic culture. This family owned museum offers you a peak into their history. This family has been involved with sharks for the past four centuries with the only change being they don ‘t fish for sharks anymore, now it‘s only bycatch. At the museum everyone gets a guided tour that explains the six months processing of the shark meet, the sharks biology, the history behind it all and more. Visitors have the opportunity to try the fermented shark and have first hand experience of this traditional Icelandic delicacy. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the drying house where the shark meat it being processed.
Hverinn
Hverinn-Sælureitur í sveitinni is a travel service offering accommodation, restaurant, camping and a small travelers store with a farmer’s market corner. Camping Site The camping offers 100 places for tents and campers including 60 with electricity. Available services: WC, showers, washing machine, dryer, playground, outdoor barbecue, sludge disposal camper, car wash.   Rates 2019:Adults: kr. 1.500,-Free for 13 ára years and youngerElectricity: kr. 1.000,-Wasching maschine: kr. 500,-  Dryer: kr. 500,- Hobbit camping houses, accommodation in small tents in a green house: kr. 2.000,- Hobbit Camping Houses Do you want to camp in a green house? Our new “hobbit camping houses” welcome you. They are warmed up with geothermal heat from our hot spring. Ideal for Icelandic weather that can be stormy, cold and wet.  Rooms There are five x double rooms for rent that have a shared kitchen, bathroom, living room with TV and a porch with hot tub and then there is a garden. There is also one triple room with private bathroom. Apartment An apartment 42 sqm of size with a living room with double sofa bed, bath with shower and a kitchen, two bedrooms with two single beds in each room, sleeping four persons. Hot tub and Swimming Pool A private hot-tub is available to room renters and the local swimming pool is only a 2 minute walk away.
War and Peace Museum
The unique and remarkable history of the occupation period in Iceland 1940-45 unfolds at the War and Peace Museum. Our exhibition tells the story of how a peaceful countryside was transformed, in the context of world events and its importance to the victory of the Allies in World War 2. Here you can explore our high-quality collection of artifacts and feel the memories from this fateful time of upheaval. During your stop you can relax in our cozy café "The White Falcon", which serves light meals and Icelandic delicacies and check out our collection of souvenirs in the gift shop. Open 1st June - 26th August: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 13:00 to 17:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Large camping ground for tents and campers. Electric outlets are available and the camping ground has two large charcoal grills, a playground for the children and good restroom facilities. Showers are available and dishwashing facilities as well. The area also offers a dumping station for portable toilets. The camping site is open from June 1st - August 26th.
Arnarstapi Center
Arnarstapi offers a variety of accommodation options to travelers visiting the village of Arnarstapi. Whether you prefer a comfortable hotel accommodation with private facilities, a guesthouse with shared facilities, unique cottages or apartments that can accommodate up to 6 persons or a campsite for the adventurer that loves sleeping in tents or camper vans. Arnarstapi Center aims to offer all of the above options. Arnarstapi Hotel: 36 rooms, 22 double or twin, 10 triple rooms and 3 apartments with private facilities. Arnarstapi Guesthouse: 19 rooms, 12 double or twin rooms, 4 triple rooms, 3 quadruple rooms. Arnarstapi Cottages: 10 lovely cottages suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Arnarstapi Campsite: large campsite well-suited for individuals, families or groups.  Restaurant Snjófell: offers quality local food from the surroundings of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snjófell is puropse built for you to enjoy the food in the breathtaking environment of Arnarstapi. 
Café Kaja
Organic Café and a small zerowaste store. The Café offers all kind of coffee drinks both regular and Vegan. Baked goods and light dishes. 
Gilbakki Kaffihús
Gilbakki is a cute cafe/bistro in one of the most beautiful house in Hellissandur. At Gilbakki we offer quality fish-soup and bread, coffee from the Icelandic coffee roster Kaffitár and homemade cakes.  Open from June 1st 11:00-17:00, seven days a week. 
The Leif Eiriksson Center
The Leif Eiriksson Center prides itself of a new exhibition on the settlement of Nordic people in Greenland and the discovering of America long before the days of Christopher Columbus. Two Icelandic sagas, the Saga of Greenlanders and Saga of Erik the red tell about the settlement of the Nordic people in Greenland, how Leif Eiriksson discovered America and of the first man of European origin who was born there. More than a millennium later, archaeological research shows that the stories seem to have a good deal of evidence to support them. The exhibition is in a beautiful location at the harbor in Búðardalur, a village in Hvammsfjordur, it has an exhibition with audio guidance on the second floor and on the ground floor there is a restaurant with light meals and good coffee.
Ensku Húsin Guesthouse
Ensku Húsin by Langá is one of the oldest former fishing lodges in Iceland and was used only by fishermen in the summer, from 1884 until the year of 1998 when it was turned into a guesthouse by Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir, Stefán Ólafsson and their family. Apart from being a guesthouse, Ensku Húsin, translated the English houses, is an excellent venue for celebrations such as weddings and birthdays but can also be rented out for smaller conferences. Guests and groups are able to choose service from simple accommodation to full service/hotel style accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The old fishing lodge has been remodelled and reconstructed through the years with the aim of restoring it in its original style. During the reconstruction special attention was paid to the history of the house. Tradition, cosiness and the fact that the lodge is run as a small family business are the things we want our guests to notice. The fishing lodge used to be the fisherman's home and during his fishing time he should feel comfortable. The same is now our goal for our guests. In the oldest part of the house there is a dining room, fly-tying corner, as well as the kitchen and storage rooms. On the second floor 3 bedrooms for 2 can be found with shared bathroom facilities. The lounge has been added to the oldest part and forms the West wing of the house whereas the East wing holds the main sleeping area of the house with 8 bedrooms for 2 persons, both with private and shared bathroom facilities. If your goal is to unwind and relax, then sitting by the fireplace in the lounge, sipping on Icelandic Brennivín or a good cup of coffee, is a good way to start. Dinner is prepared in the evening and is set up with a 2-3 course menu that is served that same evening, the meals are served at a long dining table in the dining room where guests enjoy their dinner together in an inviting and warm atmosphere. Please contact us for prices and booking information.
Húsafell Bistró
Húsafell Bistró is nestled between lava fields and glaciers, just a few km from the unique lava waterfall Hraunfossar. Open daily, serving various courses. In June, July and August we are open between 11:30 and 17:00 and 18:00-21:00. We offer a lunch buffet which is ideal before embarking on your day tour. The convenience store in the location is open 11:30 to 21:00 in June, July and August, but 11:30 to 17:00 on saturdays during other seasons.
Baulan
A restaurant offering hamburgers, pizzas, lamb chops, hot dogs, hot and cold sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and wine. There is a protected play area for children. Fuel station and car washing facilities available. Summer opening hours: Mondays-Saturdays from 9:00-22:00 and Sundays from 10:00-22:00. Winter opening hours: Mondays-Fridays from 9:00-21:00, Saturdays from 9:00-20:00 and Sundays from 10:00-21:00.
Grundarfjörður Information Center
The Tourist Information Center in Grundarfjörður helps you with information regarding Grundarfjörður, the Snæfellsnes peninsula and other inquiries. The building also accommodates the public library and several interesting exhibits about the town in former times. All exhibitions are free of charge. Bæringsstofa is a small theater that has regular slide show viewings of a photographic collection of life in Grundarfjörður through the ages. The photos are from Bæring Cecilsson (1923 – 2002), an Icelandic photographer and honorary citizen of Grundarfjörður. Þórðarbúð is a replica of an old shop from the fifties. The shop was a convenience store run by Þórður Pálsson. The display depicts the shop at Christmas time when it turned into a lovely toy store. There is also an old fishing boat on display. The boat Brana was built in 1913. It is a six-oar rowboat, typical for the Breiðafjörður area, made of oak and pine wood. The boat is surrounded by fishing gear and other utensils for farming. Available in the Saga Centre is also one of two cannons that were unearthed from the beach at Kirkjufell. They are from a French whaling boat that stranded there in 1720. Next to the exhibition is also a children’s play area with some “natural toys” such as seashells, horns and leg bones. These items were used as children’s toys in the past. Opening hours: Summer: June 1 - August 31, on weekdays from 13:00-17:00Winter: September 1 - May 31.Please see updates at https://www.facebook.com/UpplysingamidstodGrundarfjardar/ During wintertime the info can be reached by telephone Monday-Thursday from 13-17.  
Cafe Kjós
Kaffi Kjós is located in the southern slope of Meðalfell where you can enjoy local refreshments in a homey environment. Grocery store, restaurant and bar. Open daily 1st May - 31st August. Also open at Easter and weekends in April, September, October and November.
Hraunfossar Restaurant
A new restaurant, café and giftshop at Hraunfossar Waterfalls. We bid you welcome and offer a buffet with a good choice of courses. Enjoy our coffee, cakes and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks as well as ice-cream. We have a big porch where you can enjoy the view and your meal. We also sell souvenirs and local art. Fishing licences for fishing at Arnarvatsheiði are available here.
Nesbrauð
Great selection of freshly-baked, high quality breads, including sourdough and health bread. There is also a good choice of baked goods, freshly-made sandwiches and salads as well as the delicious soup of the day. We also offer great coffees.  
Hraun Restaurant
Food made with love by locals. Family owned restaurant located in Ólafsvík. Click here to see the menu.
Rjúkandi Hotel, Café & Restaurant
Hotel Rjúkandi offers 14 rooms. Each of them is sound proofed with soft lighting, Internet and Wi-FI , hairdryer, kettle, desk, chairs. All bathrooms feature a shower, WC and sliding doors. Lay back on Scandinavian designed bed, draw back the curtains and take in the spectacular views of the fairways and greens of the surrounding. Throw open the window and enjoy the breeze that blows down from the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Hotel Rjúkandi offers free Internet, along with hiking, horse riding and glacier tours with companies in the area. Private bathrooms and mountain views are standard room features. Hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Icelandic dinners with organic ingredients, wines and beers. Rjúkandi Kaffi - Restaurant & Café - Rjúkandi Kaffi offers great coffee, homemade cakes and a café menu for hungry travellers. Rjúkandi Restaurant offers local cuisine with the best and fresh ingredients from mother nature, depending on what each month provides. The restaurant is open 15th May - 15th September, daily from 10:00 to 22:00 and 16th May - 14th September, daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Snæfellsjökull National Park Visitor Centre in Snaefellsnes is 58 Km from Rjúkandi. Visitors are given an opportunity to touch and experience various things, such walking in the footsteps of ancient Icelanders by trying on ancient leather shoes and walking over lava just as they would have done. Rjúkandi is only one and half hour driving from Reykjavík. We are in the middle of Snæfellsnes peninsula and just 32 Km to Stykkishólmur, 38 Km to Grundarfjörður, 57 Km to Ólafsvík, 35 Km to Búðir, 54 Km to Arnarstapi and 58 Km to Hellnar.
Blómalindin Café
Café - flowers - gift shop. Soup made from local ingredients. Groups welcome all year round for refreshments. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 12:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 11:00 to 15:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The Settlement Center
The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hours drive from Reykjavik on road no 1 towards the north. Exhibitions In two exhibitons The Settlement Centre tells the Saga of The Settlement of Iceland and Iceland´s most famous viking and first poet Egill Skallagrimsson. It gives the traveler a good foundation for further knowledge when traveling in Iceland. Audio guides in 145 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Dutch and Icelandic. A complete circuit of each exhibition takes about 30 minutes. Settlement Exhibition This exhibition provides an insight into the settlement of Iceland. It tells how the land was discovered, how the Viking sailors conquered the open ocean and why they left their homelands in Norway. It tells of the first men to set foot on the island and how the land was settled up to the establishment of the first parliament in the world, the Althing, at Thingvellir in 930AD. Multi-media and theatrical techniques are employed to help the visitor experience first hand the trepidation and exitement of setting off over the open ocean for lands unknown. Egil´s Saga Exhibition This exhibition profiles one of the most colourful of all the saga heroes, Egil, the son of Skalla-Grím Kveldúlfsson. One of the very first settlers, Egil’s father arrived from Norway just 10 years after the first land had been claimed. The Saga of this family’s pioneering and settlement of the Borgarfjörd region provides a brilliant insight in the tumultuous years of settlement. Egil himself is a larger than life hero, an intriguing combination of violent Viking and sensitive poet. The saga is a complex and vibrant intertwining of battles and love affairs, sorcery and pagan lore. Restaurant & Café The restaurant & café offers a selection of soups & starters, vegetarian courses, fish and meat dishes, children's menu, deserts and cakes. Hot beverages, wines and beer. Shop The gift shop, Hladhond, offers selection of souvenirs, crafts and design. Opening hours   All year round 10:00-21:00 Also open on request for groups.  
Fjöruhúsið
Fjöruhúsið is a cozy café located on a beautiful spot near the coast, offering home-made cooking, seafood (excellent fish soup), fresh bread, pastries, cakes and waffles with jam and whipped cream. A popular 2,5 km coastal hiking trail starts at Fjöruhúsið and leads to Arnarstapa, another popular place to visit.
Geirabakarí Café Konditori
Geirabakarí is a bakery located in Borgarnes, only an hour‘s drive from Reykjavík. The bakery offers a variety of cakes and pastries as well as club sandwiches. It also offers good quality coffee and tea or hot chocolate. If you are not very hungry but longing for a treat then Geirabakarí is the place to go with its comfortable surroundings and an amazing view.
Trollpark in Fossatún
Location
Country Hotel Fossatún
Fossatún is located 90 km from Reykjavík by road nr 50. It is surrounded by beautiful nature and scenery in the Mid-Borgarfjörður area. Fossatún is an ideal destination for shorter and longer stays. Country HotelThe Country Hotel offers 18,2 m2 comfortable standard rooms with ensuite bathrooms. There are 12 rooms (double and twin available), and all are wheelchair accessible. Each room has a different decoration and a flat-screen TV with international channels, as well as free Wi-Fi, available outdoors and indoors. Breakfast is included in the price. All rooms come with bed linen and towels. GuesthouseThe guesthouse is just 250m from Fossatún Reception and it has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi and access to all Fossatún facilities. The Sunset Cottage  is only 35 metrs from the service house  (hot tubs). The Sunset Cottage has it name for a reason and is a 42m2 two bedroom house with kitchen facilities and a bathroom.  Camping PodsThe camping pods are the newest type of accommodation at Fossatún and they provide a warm and comfortable stay to our guests. Guests need to bring everything they would bring if they were camping: sleeping bags, pots and pans, etc., but there is an added luxury of space, warmth, dryness, electricity and a good bed to sleep in. The pod is divided into a sleeping area and a lounge. The lounge has a table, 2 chairs and a bench. In the sleeping area there is a bed for two persons with special matress of fabric that breathes, is water resistant and bacteria free. Inside there are also electrical radiators, lights, sockets and Wi-Fi available. Showers and toilets are open 24/7 on the same building as the hot tubs, a few metres away from the pods. Guests have also access to a Cooking Cabin, which includes a fridge, microwave, stove, tea kettle, pans, and a dining area. Most of our camping pods are only available from 1st of April to 31st of October, but a new type, more insulated is now available from November to March.  Restaurant"Rock and Troll" is the restaurant´s slogan. Icelandic & international kitchen, grill and café. Lunch buffet & daily specialties. The Record CollectionWhen having dinner, customers can choose one record from Steinar´s vinyl collection, which includes more than 3.000 records, and our staff will happily put it to play. This incredible collection belongs to Steinar Berg, the host at Fossatún and a man with a great love for music. Steinar was born in 1952 and between 1975 and 1993 he was the owner of a music company, Steinar Records, which was involved with many of Iceland´s best musical talents. Troll-storiesSteinar Berg is also a writer of troll-stories that are illustrated by Brian Pilkington. The books are available, autographed and on special offer at the reception. Troll-walkGuests can take a troll-walk while enjoying the beautiful surrounding and view. Marked paths, with signs and information and illustration of trolls are at the site.  Further information on website: http://www.fossatun.is
Láki Café
Láki Café is located downtown Grundarfjörður, serving light refreshments, such as quality coffee, cakes, soup of the day, lunch, pizza, panini and more. Open daily, all year round.
Láki tours
Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching tours in West Iceland. We also operate puffin tours and sea angling trips from Grundarfjörður in Snæfellsnes. Whale Watching in SnæfellsnesWest Iceland is a paradise for whale enthusiasts and famous for its unique whale species. Snaefellsnes is the only area in Iceland where orcas are seen on a regularly base. Another unique species around Snaefellsnes are sperm whales. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world and one of the deepest diving whales.  Other species we regularly see on our whale trips are humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, dolphins, and sometimes even blue whales. During winter, our 3-hour whale watching tours start from Grundarfjörður. In summer, we operate our whale trips from Ólafsvík. Our tours take place on a comfortable boat and are suitable for the whole family. Seeing the magnificent landscape around the glacier and the famous mount Kirkjufell from sea is an additional highlight. Puffin tours from GrundarfjörðurA nature reserve on the nearby island Melrakkaey attracts hundreds of puffins and other seabirds. Our one-hour tour on a traditional oak boat offers the maximum potential to see these amazing birds in their nesting environment. It is wonderful to see puffins lined up along the edge of the cliffs like sentries on watch while the other birds wade and warble through the waves around the island with its basalt columns. A slow cruise around the island gives photographers a golden opportunity to capture the variety of birds on the island through their lenses. This amazing trip is not just about birds - the setting for the trip with Mt. Kirkjufell dominating the scenery also lends enchantment to the view. Sea-angling & birdwatching from GrundarfjörðurOn this 2-hours boat tour we head out to the nearby island, Melrakkaey, a nature reserve where many birds nest, such as puffins, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes and more. We sail close to the cliffs to get the best view and to photograph these beautiful ocean birds. Then we move into deeper waters for some sea-angling. Each passenger is given a fishing rod to try to hook a fish or two and for this, all necessary fishing equipment is provided. It is all action and excitement on board as the thrill of the chase is felt with passengers trying to catch a big one. Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours - Facebook, Instagram  
Hotel Bifröst
Hotel Bifrost is a cosy hotel at a very beautiful and scenic location at the heart of Borgarfjordur. The hotel is located at the Icelandic ring-road - highway no. one - 102 km distance from Reykjavík and is therefore only one and half an hours drive away from Iceland´s capital.At Hotel Bifrost there are 52 spaceous, cosy, light rooms for two persons each. All the rooms have a separate WC and a shower, satellite TV and an internet connection. The hotel is very accessible for disabled persons and there is an elevator in the hotel.The Hotel´s restaurant - Café Bifröst has seats for around 100 people. The restaurant emphasizes and offers a diversified and healthy menu, and is proud to use local raw materials.It is possible to book conferences, meetings or courses at the Hotel, as there are available meeting locations and auditories of all types and sizes.
Rock´n´ Troll Café
Rock ´n´ Troll Bistro Café Rock ´n´ Troll Bistro Café is open all year around. The menu offers a mix of local and international food during, breakfast, dinner and coffee refreshments in between. Lunch is only available during main season. As the name indicates music and trolls play important roles in the restaurant as it features a big vinyl record collection and troll books written by the owner and troll illustrations on the walls. In addition, the restaurant offers a unique location with view over the Troll Waterfalls.
Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð
In the old town of Borgarnes is a hidden gem. In the house of Skúlagata 13 you will find a gift shop. You will also find a cosy café/bar Café Kyrrð (Café Tranquility) which offers quality coffee, light meals, cakes and Wi-Fi. Here is also located accommodation inside the home of the family where warmth and quietness are key. The guests share the kitchen, living room and bathroom. There are 3 double/twin rooms and 1 family room. Walking distance from museums and restaurants. 

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Kallabakarí Innnesvegur 1 300 Akranes 431-1644
Brúarás - Geo Center Stóri-Ás 320 Reykholt í Borgarfirði 435-1270
Bjarnarhöfn Bistro Bjarnarhöfn, Helgafellssveit 340 Stykkishólmur 438-1581
Kaffi 59 Grundargata 59 350 Grundarfjörður 4386959