I decided to go on a week long journey traveling around the north central region of Iceland, and chose this little house as my base. So happy I did! After a day spent in Akureyri getting my bearings of the town and going grocery shopping, the rest of the trip was spent seeing the sights that are located within an easy few hours of travel. The booklet the owners send has a wealth of information and ideas to help with this, but be sure also to do some research before you get here so you can prioritize and plan.
The house itself is plenty roomy but cozy, too. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for simple meals, and taking a lunch with you is a great way to save a little money. And I have to tell you, the view over the fjord and up towards Kaldbakkur is enough to make you want to stay here! In fact, the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, and if you are lucky enough to see the aurora, this is an excellent spot to view them. It is far enough away from lights and noise, but also easily within reach of Akureyri for supplies, sight seeing, and some good restaurants.
While in the area, make sure you stop at Brynja for their famous ice cream, and if you're into that sort of thing, there is a wonderful little motorcycle museum near the airport that is definitely worth a visit. Probably my favorite day trip was to go to the Myvatn area to see Godafoss, Skutusdatir, Dimmuborgir, Hofdi, and Grjotagja. That whole area is utterly fantastic and the drive is gorgeous as well.
Thanks so much for this perfect little house! I hope to be back, and will definitely be recommending Nollur to friends that are thinking of a trip to Iceland!