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Private house, private garden, Beautiful village. Great Mountain- and Fjord view

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, kitchen, two living rooms

This beautiful private luxury four bedroom house is ideal if you want to have enough space in a nice, friendly environment. Suitable for 8 -9 persons.

There is about 15 min drive to the domestic airport from Sudavik.

If you take the flight from Reykjavik it takes about 30 Min.

You will not get bored in Sudavik and in the neighborhood. Explore the nature, looking at the seals, the whales in the fjord Sudavik stand with,, birds, and the Foxes in the Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik.

The Best Time To See The Northern Lights In Iceland is from September to mid-April – these are the months where there are full dark nights.

Sudavik, is a very well located place to explore the Aurora Borealis.

Things to do in Súðavík:

The Arctic Fox Centre:

In the Arctic Fox Centre they offer an exhibition about the arctic fox. The exhibition demonstrates the biology and ecology of the arctic fox, the only native land mammal in Iceland, the hunting history and the relationship between foxes and men throughout the centuries. The arctic fox centre is serving as a cultural house with a nice little cafe, souvenir shop, multi-use loft and the Arctic Fox exhibition.

You can have some coffee and homemade cakes or soup, watch a nature film about Iceland (about 50min long), go online (if you bring a computer), write postcards to friends and family, relax on our patio or look at some local handcraft. During the summer we have regular events on the loft: on Friday nights we offer live music. on Saturdays we have a puppet theater and on Sundays we have local arts and handcrafts. Everyday is an arctic fox day and the Arctic Fox Centre conducts and promotes studies and guided tours, focusing on the arctic fox, the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.

"The Summertown":

The "old village" Súðavík, hit by an avalanche 1995 - memorial, cross and signs that explain the damage of the avalanche and how the village was rebuilt in the present location in 1996. Now serves as "the summer town" and houses are rented out during the summer. Súðavík camping is located here as well as the diner "Amma Habby".

A short walk to Raggagardur which is a family playground, built up by volunteers and in the memory of Raggi, a local young man who passed away in a car accident ten years ago.

The church:

The church in Súðavík was pre-built in Norway and send to Hesteyri, in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, as a gift from Norwegian Whalers (Brödrene Bull from Tonsberg in Norway) who had a whale station in Hesteyri. The first formal ceremony took place in the church in Hesteyri on September 3rd 1899. Hesteyri was abandoned by all the inhabitants during 1952 and the church became out of order. It was thus moved to Súðavik in the 1960´s and first served there in the year 1963.

For some reasons the people from Hesteyri were never asked for a permission to move the church and therefore it has been referred to as „missing". The people in Súðavík, however, are happy with the church and it serves the habitants well. After all, the people did not steal the church, it was simply the church authorities who made the decision of moving it to a place where there was a need for it.

The village of Súðavík is connected to the Norwegian whaling history in the way that the village housed the first Norwegian Whaling station in the Westfjords. At the church you see a memorial of lost sailors and the local graveyard.

Short hiking tours and mountain tops

Valagil:

This enjoyable walk is a tour of Seljalandsdalur valley, just above the inner end of Álftafjörður fjord. One particularly interesting spot is the spectacular Valagil.

Kofri:

The local mountain of the village Súðavík. A beautiful mountain with magnificent powers.

Sauratindar:

This rather demanding route, beginning at Súðavík village , goes up grassy slopes to the south of Traðargil gorge. Sometimes it helps to follow the narrow sheep trails. The large glacial cirque above the gorge shows interesting rock features, and no one will regret having reached the top of the mountain with its stupendous view.

Langeyri:

Langeyri is a great place for bird watching. There are breeding arctic terns, loons, whooper swans and eiders. Please watch from a distance and try not to disturb the birds.

There are a number of interesting places to visit which are within easy travelling distance from Suðavik. The towns of Bolungarvik, Suðureyri, Flateyri and Thingeyri are all within a one hour drive from Suðavik.

More Details

Property Manager
Omar Mar Jonsson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About Omar Mar Jonsson

I and my family live in Reykjavik. In Sudavik I have a friends in Sudavik that take care of my guests. There is a key lock box just outside the door with the key for the main door and when you have booked the house I will give you the number for the key lock box. If you need any assist I am only one phone call away.

Omar Mar Jonsson purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique

Our house is located in Sudavik, a small village in the north-west of Iceland. Its inhabitants are around 200 so you'll get lots of space, peace and quiet. there is only 20 min. Drive to Isafjordur, the main town in Westfjords. This is the place if you would like to go running, walking, hiking (there are hikes all around the area (easy and difficult to suit every hiker), cycling, swimming, skiing - both alpine and cross country.

The region is considered to be one of Iceland's most beautiful places. it's only fjords and mountains and driving around is breathtaking. In the vicinity are a few interesting places: The maritime museum, both in Isafjordur and in Bolungavik, the next village, where one can see how sailors lived in old Iceland.

The village is very child-friendly. Kids can play outside all day, the soccer field is a few meters from the house and it is open for all and there is a great private garden to play in as well.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Westfjords on Iceland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Child Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski

Reviews

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Private house, private garden, Beautiful village. Great Mountain- and Fjord view
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful and spacious and has everything you may need during your stay. The best surprise feature was not doubt warm floors in the bathroom :) We used the grill outside to cook once.

Great location! There are a couple of hiking trails that start right across the street and go up. Blueberries were plentiful!

Thank you so much, Omar, for letting us stay in your wonderful house!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family home in the West Fjords!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this house. It was clean, well-organized, comfortable and very convenient for our activities in the Isafjordur area. Omar responded quickly to our questions and was a wonderful host. The house is on a very quiet street, with a beautiful view and hiking trails basically right next door. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy home in the Northern Fjords

  • 5 of 5

Clean and very well equiped home. Omar was quickly respondening to all our requests. An ideal base to explore the North Fjords. Plan your activities in time. Boat trips to Hornbjarg can be fully booked....

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Leider konnten wir nicht kommen. Wir hatten uns so gefreut.

  • 5 of 5

Da wir nicht angereist waren, kann ich Unterkunft nicht bewerten Ein Freund von uns, der schonhäufiger im Janar in Island war, hatte uns davon abgeraten, um jahreszeit uns vom 13. - 18.01. 1917ndorthin zu trauen. danke für Ihr Verständnis. wir möchten keinesfalls, dass Omar dadurch Nachteile in seiner Bewertung entstehen. kind regards Veronika

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Isafjordur
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Arctic Fox Centre
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Isafjordur
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arctic Fox Centre
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Isafjordur

Things to do in Súðavík:

The Arctic Fox Centre:

In the Arctic Fox Centre they offer an exhibition about the arctic fox. The exhibition demonstrates the biology and ecology of the arctic fox, the only native land mammal in Iceland, the hunting history and the relationship between foxes and men throughout the centuries. The arctic fox centre is serving as a cultural house with a nice little cafe, souvenir shop, multi-use loft and the Arctic Fox exhibition.

A short walk to Raggagardur which is a family playground, built up by volunteers.

The church:

The church in Súðavík was pre-built in Norway and send to Hesteyri, in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, as a gift from Norwegian Whalers (Brödrene Bull from Tonsberg in Norway) who had a whale station in Hesteyri. The first formal ceremony took place in the church in Hesteyri on September 3rd 1899.

The village of Súðavík is connected to the Norwegian whaling history in the way that the village housed the first Norwegian Whaling station in the Westfjords.

Short hiking tours and mountain tops

Valagil: This enjoyable walk is a tour of Seljalandsdalur valley, just above the inner end of Álftafjörður fjord. One particularly interesting spot is the spectacular Valagil.

Kofri: The local mountain of the village Súðavík. A beautiful mountain with magnificent powers.

Langeyri is a great place for bird watching. There are breeding arctic terns, loons, whooper swans and eiders. Please watch from a distance and try not to disturb the birds.

There are a number of interesting places to visit which are within easy travelling distance from Suðavik. The towns of Bolungarvik, Suðureyri, Flateyri and Thingeyri are all within a one hour drive from Suðavik.

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Cleaning Fee £66.13

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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