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Stunning nature - fish in mountains

Entire home
hosted by Marino
  1. 11 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 11 beds
  4. 1 bath
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation before Jan 31.

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Spacious, comfortable home, previously a farm, located in a pristine and stunning nature, 25 km w from Akureyri on Highway 1. Great hiking, skiing and trout fishing in mountain lakes. Newly renovated, well equipped kitchen. 2 spacious living rooms.

The space
Two spacious living rooms and a nice outdoor deck with a BBQ and a beautiful view up to the mountains. A barn which can be used for larger fests or simply for indoor playing.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where you’ll be

Akureyri, Iceland

Hraunsvatn lake is a well know fishing lake and fishing there is free of charge. It has a healthy stock of large Ice age Arctic char which can be caught all year round (through ice during winter). There are not many places on earth where you find Arctic char like there. The best walking route up to the lake is from the parking at Hals.

Peak Hraundrangi (Steeple rock) towers over Hals. Hraundrangi is one of the most magnificent and mysterious peaks in Iceland. It is well seen from highway one. It was first climbed in 1956. A legend says that a treasure chest is to be found on the peak.

Hiking around the hills and mountains above Hals, and Hraunsvatn is delightful and enjoyable, but climbing the peak itself is challenging.

The famous romantic poet and naturalist Jonas Hallgrimsson grew up on Hraun, the next farm to Háls. His father drowned when fishing in the Hraunsvatn lake.
His famous poet Journey´s takes place in the surroundings of Háls. There is nothing more magnificent than the:
"star of love
over Steeple Rock"
bathed in the northern lights.

Another smaller lake, Þverbrekkuvatn (Thverbrekkuvatn) is privately owned by Hals, fishing there is also free for guests at Hals. Is is only within 30 minutes easy walking from the house up to the hills. A hike up to Þverbrekkuhnjúkur mountain is an interesting task. A guest book at the top can be signed to prove the accomplishment.

7 nights in Akureyri

Feb 1, 2023 - Feb 8, 2023

4.73 out of 5 stars from 64 reviews

Hosted by Marino

Joined in December 2015
  • 64 Reviews
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We are a group of nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts living in Iceland who recently bought HALS. We enjoy both winter and summer outdoor recreation and we think HALS is the perfect getaway. It is ideal for mountain hiking and lake- fishing in stunning surroundings. We want to share our house and the beautiful surrounding nature with you.
We are a group of nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts living in Iceland who recently bought HALS. We enjoy both winter and summer outdoor recreation and we think HALS is the…

During your stay

Guests enjoy a perfectly private stay at Háls.
  • Languages: English, Svenska
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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