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Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center

Egilsstadir 701 Iceland
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Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Wilderness Center / Óbyggdasetur Íslands offers pet-friendly accommodation in Óbyggdasetur. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. You will find a shared lounge at the property. You can engage in various activities, such as horse riding and fishing. The nearest airport is Egilsstadir Airport, 49 km from the property. We speak your language!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Free internet
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Icelandic
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Our stay at the wilderness center has been nothing short of exceptional. To get there, we drove down a valley, stopping a few times along the way to say hi to the few foals that had just been born and waiting for the sheep to cross the road. A magical start in the low light. We arrived at the center, which is a farm that has been renovated in the Icelandic traditional style and hasn’t received several national awards (Including one given by the president of Iceland). The owner is a film maker and local so his attention to detail to create an authentic experience was noticeable. From the delicious home cooked meals to the museum tour (not to miss, it really exceeded our expectations), to the nature walks alongside the working farm, it felt like stepping back in time. If you want luxury, modern conveniences and restaurant style menu then pick something else. However, if you want a genuinely authentic, real Icelandic experience then this is well worth the slight detour of the ring road. Special mention for the delicious pancakes that were served alongside rhubarb jam for breakfast. PS: despite what some other reviewers are saying, there are plenty of plug sockets, the WiFi works great and the owners can accommodate for your dietary requirements for dinner if you warn them in advance of your arrival.
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This was recommended to us by an Icelandic friend and it didn't disappoint. We drove up the long valley to get to the hotel and were blocked by friendly Icelandic horses so we stopped to say hello. The room was lovely and the bathroom spacious. We went for a walk after a delicious dinner in the cozy kitchen and met Gunnar, the neighbor's son, who was bottle-feeding three orphaned lambs. We got to help and he even let us name them (Lif, Garpur and Phil.) The amazing horses, in particular Stormur with his stunning mane, were so sweet as we walked up the valley and came to us. I'll be going back there next year!!
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We where a party of 20 staying there doing day hiking around this beautiful area. The accommodation, the beds and bedsheets, the food, nature and being in the middle of the east of Iceland hiking was breathtaking. The staff went the extra mile making sure we had a great stay. Hot tub and sauna were great after hiking. People who like hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and love to sleep in a wonderful Icelandic nature will love this. Denni thanks for taking care of all of us. On behalf of the SOSF hiking group. Gudjon and Alma

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I was with a group of friends staying for 4 nights and did 3 wonderful hikes in the region during the days. The accommodation was rather simple but clean, friendly and very cosy. The hikes with local guides were terrific, and the one to Hafrahvammagljúfur simply amazing! The food was delicious and everyone could have as much as he needed/wanted. The staff was very friendly and helpful, even lent us their car to fetch people from a hike. The museum is very interesting and really worth visiting. We will go again!
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We look forward to returning in the future. This is a charming place in the middle of gorgeous nature with hike, waterfalls, a hand bridge, and most important, fantastic owners and mostly local staff. The history of Iceland in highlands shines through the place and exhibit. We were excited to go through the museum and exhibit but had no idea how wonderful crafted and well done out would be. We were blown away. The craftsmanship is stellar and the stories well told. We are in love with this place, the love and care is strong. Our dinner was so delicious and they took care to serve food I could eat which is not always so easy (gluten free and easy to chew). Conversations we shared at dinner and how we were welcomed in to friendship with great laughter is in our memories forever. Our hike the first night was so enjoyable and that was after a hike to waterfalls nearby earlier. The dogs and sheep and horses are so cute and the dogs played with us from door to door, caring for us to make it home it seemed! We slept super well and enjoyed the accommodations in a bit of style from days past, though still equipped with electricity and running water to keep modern traveling vacation more seemless. We send our continual bright eyes and hearts full of gratitude always and definitely recommend a visit and a stay. In the future we look forward to at least a handful of nights there and adventures.
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Response from Wilderness C, Owner at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center
Responded Sep 17, 2018
Thank you so much for visiting. It was a pleasure hosting you. Hope you had a safe and fun trip to the end :-) Warm regards, Denni & Arna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center
Which popular attractions are close to Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Nearby attractions include Atlavik (0.04 miles) and Waterfall Trail (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Skriduklaustur (8.0 miles).
Is Obyggdasetur Islands - Wilderness Center accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.