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Gerði Guesthouse

Accomodation close to Glacier Lagoon
If you want to enjoy the Glacier Lagoon Breidamerkurlon, the National Park Skaftafell and a trip to the top of Vatnajokull Glacier, then you should stay with us. We are close to the sea and right beneath beautiful mountains with a fantastic view towards the glaciers. Gerði in Sudursveit is situated in the middle between Skaftafell National Park and the town Hofn in Hornafjordur.

Guesthouse Gerði: 13 km from Jokulsarlon
We are located only 13 km from the glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon at Breidamerkursandur . Cozy farmhouse accommodation / The closest accomodation to the Glacier Lagoon where many movies have been filmed. At Gerdi we are open all year. We offer 22 rooms with private bathroom / and 10 rooms without. Those rooms are single, double, triple and family rooms for four. We have warm meals cosy country bar and refreshments, cooking facilities, sleeping bag places, holiday cottages, good hiking paths and horse rental near-by.

Gerði Guesthouse

Suðursveit

GPS Points N64° 7' 43.936" W16° 0' 44.341"
Website gerdi.is
Opening period All year
Service Smoking not allowed Walking path Sleeping bag acc. Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Cooking facilities Internet access Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted
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Breiðamerkursandur

Next to Jökulsárlón is a less known attraction named Breiðamerkursandur, which are fields of sand that get strewn with chunks
of glacial ice, carried along the river Jökulsá á Breiðamerkursandi, towards the sea and then sent back upon the sands by the tides. The diamond-like pieces of glacier create a mesmerizing atmosphere in the close mist that often visits the beach. These glistening ice-diamonds create an even more spectacular vision in the winter months when the sun comes out and bathes the beach in magical
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Skálafell is situated in the exact middle between the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón and the town of Höfn in Hornafjörður. Skálafell offers access to beautiful, marked walking paths around the area offering a mere 45-minute walk to the edge of Vatnajökull glacier. Furthermore a new walkway bridge over river Kolgríma opens the hiking area of Heinaberg from Skálafell. This area is very popular when it comes to visiting glacial areas.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon by the ring road and was recently designated as a part of Vatnajökull National Park. It's still blue waters are a sight not to be missed, as it is dotted with the icebergs from the edge of Breiðamerkurjökull, a part of the Vatnajökull glacier. The lagoon flows through a narrow gateway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving the spectacular sight of the large chunks of ice on the black sandy beach. In wintertime the fish-filled lagoon hosts numbers of seals, which visit the lagoon for an easy meal. Year-round
curious seals can be seen basking on the blue-tinted icebergs. The lagoon is accessible from the beach all year round, and so is the café on the banks of Jökulsárlón.
For hikers, a marked hiking trail between Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón is recommended as a scenic trip
through unforgettable surroundings.

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Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon

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