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Welcome

To Viking Cottages

Welcome to Víking Cottages. This book

serves as a guideline to make your stay

in our cottages as pleasant and

comfortable as possible.


Amenities

& practical information

Kitchen

• Please clean the BBQ with a

stealbrush.

• Put the cover on the BBQ after

using.

• Take the plastic off the dishwasher

tablets.

• Keep glasses and bowls upside

down.

• Please use the dishwasher

before leaving, and put everything

in its place.

• Please do not put the cutting

knives in the dishwasher.

Minibar

• Wine: 8000 kr.

• Beer: 1000 kr.

• Please pay the

whale in cash.

Amenities

• Netflix

- bookings@vikingcottages.is

- Password: Viking

• Wifi

- Username: Viking 15A

- Password: viking15a

• Bluetooth Speakers:

There is a button on the upper

right side of the speaker that

should have a blue blinking

button so that the speaker can

find your phone, if it blinks orange

then you need to push it.

• To lock the door, you need to

close it, lift the knob and then

turn the key.

House Rules

• No Smoking inside.

• Be vigilant of humidity in the

windows.

• Please take your shoes off

indoors.

• No parties, no events.

• No loud noices after 11pm.


Hot Tub

• The hot tub is situated on the

patio beside the house where you

can enjoy the fantastic view.

• Please put the lid on the hot tub

after usage.

• The controller is on the right side

of the bathroom door.

• To fill the hot tub, you press the

button on fill, below is the controller

for the water and heat, turn

on the water by turning on the left

side, you control the temperature

by turning on the right side, below

you see the temperature of the

water going in (40-42 degrees

should be comfortable) it fills up

in about 30 minutes.

• After use turn off the water and

press empty.

Laundry

• The washer and dryer are in a

cabinet in the bathroom (the door

furthest to the left).

• Please empty the water in the dryer

and clean the filter after usage.


Nature

Attractions

North Iceland

• Goðafoss

The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The

water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30

meters.

• Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyarfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, found within the

north highlands in the Skjálfandafljót river.

• Dettifoss

Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe and most voluminous waterfall in

Iceland.

• Lake Mývatn

Mývatn is a shallow lake situated in an area of active volcanism, not far from Krafla

volcano. It has a high amount of biological activity.

• Selfoss

Selfoss waterfall is located in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, only one km south of

Dettifoss.

• Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir, or the Black Fortress, is a dramatic expanse of lava in the Lake

Mývatn area.


Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort

The hallmarks of Hlíðarfjall are high quality snow,

extensive cross country trails and exciting ski

slopes with breathtaking views of Eyjafjörður.

• Akureyris’ ski resort is just 5 km outside of

town.

• Seven different ski lifts. A four seater chair lift,

four surface lifts, a ropetow and and conveyor

belt.

• Cross country tracks for all levels of skiers. 3,5

km. of the cross country trails are flood lighted

until 10pm which is groomed daily.

• There are 26 marked pistes on Hlíðarfjall that

are all in use when conditions allow.

• There are two cafeterias at the ski resort. Both

serving hot/cold drinks, a selection of hot/cold

food, home cooked soups and confectionary.

Opening Hours

Opening hours vary depending on weather. Please

check the following page for updates and changes.

hlidarfjall.is/is/opnunartimi


Bars &

Restaurants

Akureyri


Strikið

Diverse and elaborate menu, good food and good service.

The restaurant has great views overlooking the sea and

boasts a great balcony for a good summer day.

Aurora Restaurant

Aurora Restaurant is an a Hotel restaurant that aims to

use locally grown, fresh ingredients. The patio leads to a

lovely hotel garden, where the atmosphere is as great in

winter as in summer, because guests can sit around the

fireplace and keep warm under leather covers.

Indian Curry House

Indian Curry Hut is a family run, budget friendly indian

restaurant that offers take-away as well as seeting in

downtown Akureyri. Add a little heat to a chilly night with

a flavorful curry.

R5 Micro Bar

R5 Micro Bar offers a wide range of local and imported

beers. Often they have live music and tasting nights in a

cosy and intimate setting in the heart of Akureyri.


Plan your

Adventure

Tours & Activities

• Bjórböðin Spa

Bjórböðin spa is a beer spa with 7 bath tubs with beer, hops,

water and yeast made from Kambala wood.

• Salka Whale Watching

Family owned whale watching company in Húsavík.

• Pólarhestar

Horse rental in Akureyri. They’re aim is to enjoy the

beautiful landscapes of the north on the back of a horse.

• Mývatn Nature Baths

Year around nature bath in Mývatn. Perfect to enjoy the northern

lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer.

• Hestasport

Horse rental in Varmahlíð.

• Strýtan Whale Snorkeling

Strýtan offers snorkling and diving in unique underwater hydrothermal

chimneys in Eyjafjörður.


Book here!


Akureyri

Opening Hours

Akureyri is the second largest urban area after the capital area

of Reykjavík, with a population of about 19.000. Akureyri is

the centre of trade and services in northern Iceland. The town

offers a wide range of activities and interesting places e.g.

notable museums, the world’s most northerly botanic garden,

one of Iceland’s most popular swimming facilities, 18-hole golf

course, the best skiing area in the country, good hiking trails

and free city bus.

Shops

Bónus

One stop shop for all your

grocery needs at affordable

prices.

Monday-Thursday: 11:00-18:30

Friday: 10:00-19:00

Saturday: 10:00-18:00

Sunday: 11:00-18:00

Hagkaup

At Hagkaup you will fine a wide

range of food, clothing, beauty

products, home furnishings

and leisure products.

Open everyday: 08:00-24:00


Akureyri swimming pool

The pool is open all year around. The

pool area includes two 25 meter outdoor

pools,water slides, splashpool, an

indoor pool, hot pots and a cold one and

a steam bath as well. All the pools are

heated by natural geothermal water. It’s

an absolute must when in the north!

Winter

Weekdays: 06:45-21:00

Weekends: 09:00-18:30

Summer

Weekdays: 06:45-21:00

Saturdays: 09:00-21:00

Sundays: 08:00-19:30

Vínbúðin - Liquor Store

Monday-Thursday: 11:00-18:00

Friday: 11-19:00

Sunday: Closed

Íslandsbanki - Bank

Weekdays: 09:00-16:00

Weekends: Closed

Health Clinic

Open from 09:00-16:00

On call doctors: 1700

Emegency number: 112


Important

Emergency

Phone Numbers

• Emergency services: police, fire and ambulance. Tel: 112.

• Directory Inquiries. Tel: 118.

• Police Station. Tel: 444-1000.

• Search and Rescue. Tel: 570-5900.

• International Directory Inquiries. Tel: 1811.

• Sjálfsbjörg (self-help) association for people with disabilities. Tel: 550-0300.

• E.R Emergency Room Landspítali Hospital. Tel: 543-2000.

• Dental assistance. Tel: 575-0505.

• Health Care Services (out of hours). Tel: 1770.

• Luggage storage. Tel: 591-1000.

• Lost & found. Tel: 444 -1000.

• For lost or stolen credit cards: Visa. Tel: 525-2000. American Express. Tel: 800-8111.

• For lost or stolen credit cards: Master Card & Diners Club. Tel:533-1400/550-1500.


Important

Websites

Websites and apps that will help you in your adventure in Iceland.

• vedur.is

• safetravel.is

• road.is

• bus.is

• auroraforcast.is



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at Viking Cottages


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