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Þurranes

In Þurranes we offer accommodation in four houses, 3 new cottages and the old Farm. Each cottages can be rent for one night or hole week. In the old farm we offer single rooms or you can rent the hold house.

The big house - it has five bedrooms for two and mezzanine for eleven. It includes kitchen with appliances and dining room for up to 40 people. We offer sleeping bag accommodation and ready made beds.

Camping site is in the vicinity of the house. On the terrace is a hot tub.

The cottages - three cottages of 43 square meters each with two double bed bedrooms and mezzanine, bathroom with shower, small kitchen with all necessary equipment, TV in the living room and a delux hot tub on the patio. Each cottage can accommodate 6 grown-up in comfort.

Þurranes

Saurbær

GPS Points N65° 22' 26.012" W21° 54' 24.807"
Telephone

434-1556

847-8660

Accommodation 38 Beds / 4 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Cottage rental Cooking facilities Hot pot

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