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Nýp at Skarðsströnd

Welcome to Guesthouse Nýp! B&B, twin and double, full bedding, only 2 guest rooms, shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast with organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens, we promote art and craft. In 1937 concrete housing was built at the sheep farm Nýp to replace the traditional turf houses. However, farming was abandoned in the 70s and the house stood neglected and empty until 2001, when the present owners began renovations.

Bookings: thora@this.is Tel. +354 896 1930 or +354 891 8674. Cellphone service may be intermittent so please send SMS to the above numbers.

Nýp at Skarðsströnd

Skarðsströnd

GPS Points N65° 19' 25.398" W22° 8' 16.674"
Telephone

896-1930

891-8674

Accommodation 2 Rooms / 5 Beds
Opening period 20/05 - 15/09

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