The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell is located 17 km. south of Egilsstaðir, by highway 95. When driving over the road called Öxi (which is the shortest route) or Breiðdalsheiði, the roads lie between Höfn and Egilsstaðir.
At our facilities we offer many different types of accomodations, cottages, rooms or at our campsite. We also offer horseriding tours through Sandfell’s forest and nearby. Many lovely hiking trails are in the area.
Our accomodations are close to all of the major tourist-attractions in the Eastern Fjords.
The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell has been run by the same family for 30 years and combines experience with eastern hospitality. We put emphasis on having a good and personal contact with our all guests and want to make sure they will be able to enjoy themselves in a beautiful and relaxing enviroment, surrounded by Icelandic nature.
We do offer 10 cottages, of different types, but all are build for 2-4 persons. All of them do have a private kitchenette and access to a gas grill. Six of the cottages have private bathrooms but the other four share a bathhouse together.
The 3 rooms each have a private enterence and a small private bathroom. All rooms share a kitchen and all have access to a gas grill.
The campsite is surounded by the old birch forest and is ideal for families or induviduals with tents or campers. On the site there are dining benches, making it comfortable to eat outside in the nature.
A small stream goes through the campsite and is perfect for the younger members of the family to make a splash in.
In the restrooms we have toilets, showers and outdoor sinks with cold and hot water.
All of the horseriding tours are monitored by a guide. We always try to make sure we find a horse that suits each and every rider well. Before each trip we go over all safety rules and do some practice rounds inside a fence.
There is no fixed time for the riding tours, so all tours are planned individually. The minimum number of riders is 2 for each trip and the maximum is 10 riders.
The accommodation is open from May 15th – September 15th.
The horse rental is open from June 1th – September 15th.
The campsite is open from June 1th – August 31th.
For further information, please contact us through phone or e-mail.