The house is in a little town in the West Fords of Iceland called Patreksfjörður
Time magazine compiled a list of the 24 world´s best-kept secrets in travelling, of course the Westfjords of Iceland reach that list.
The house is a two story three bedroom Icelandic style house in the West Fjords of Iceland In a small fishing town called Patreksfjordur.
Inside the house
On the first floor:
*Kitchen -four top stove with oven,microwave and a fridge
*Living room - (with a sofa bed),television, DVD and video players, free Wi-Fi in for guests.
*Family bathroom - sink, toilet, bath with shower, washing machine.
*First bedroom -with a double bed
*Second bedroom - double bed and one single bed and a bays cot.
*Third bedroom -as two single beds. (You could push the beds together to make a double bed) .
In Patreksfjordur...there is a fantastic swimming pool with breathtaking views of the mountains and the beautiful fjord, There is also a gym at the swimming pool complex with all modern and new equipment.
*A petrol station.
Things to see around Patro (Patreksfjordur)
The cliffs of all cliffs,is home to birds in unfathomable numbers. The Cliffs are the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. One of the most visited tourist attraction in the Westfjords and are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. It is Europe's largest bird cliff, 14km long and up to 440m high.
The cliffs are easily accessible by car and when you´re there, a walk along the cliffs awaits.
Rauðasandur, or (Red Sand), is precisely that: a beach with red sand. Endless red sand. Well, not endless, but 10 km is a lot. The magnificent hues of the sand differ with daylight and weather, and the beach is the biggest pearl in a string of coves with sand ranging in colours from white through yellow through red to black, and in coarseness from very fine to sole-hurting chips of seashells.
Large seals, both grey and common, play with their young´s on the beach.
It is a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.
The Heritage Museum-
The Heritage Museum at Hnjótur, where you'll be able to see how the Icelandic nation lived through the ages.
The Pirate House-
A newly opened exhibition located in an old smithy. It displays the stories of pirates that raided the Icelandic shoreline in the 15th and 16th century, recreating the atmosphere and experience of both the pirates and their victims.
Natural Hot Springs-
In Iceland hot water springs from the earth. This pure energy is used for fish farming and heating the swimming pools. Bonuses to this geothermal activity are natural hot pools located around Iceland.
Are the perfect way of relaxing after a great day. Enjoy the extreme natural beauty of the tall cliff sides and the magnificent mountains and the beautiful scenery of Patreksfjörður.
The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum-
In Bíldudalur a neighbouring village is the The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum. Tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries.
The nearby Sauðlauksdalur lake which is on the other side of the fjord just a short drive away is ideal for trout fishing.
Wild blue and black berry picking is very popular in late august/september and there are berries everywhere in the west-fjords.
Tours around the area
There is an information centre called Westfjord adventures in the middle of Patreksfjordur where you can pick up some brochure´s ,hire cars, book guided bus tours, super jeep tours, hiking tours, bicycle tours, panoramic boat trips, sea angling tours and bike rental. They also sell Icelandic Souvenirs & Collectibles and there is an internet cafe inside the information centre
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