Article of the week from the icelandic times
All that breaks the stillness is the song of the birds
In early Spring, birds arrive from all parts of the world, dressing in the finery of their summer colours for the mating season as the days grow longer. The lake is as clear as glass in the stillness of the evening twilight, broken only by the birdsong.
We are high in the north, on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula at the Brimnes Hotel and Bungalows, located on the banks of Ólafsfjörður. With the opening of the tunnel, it is just a short drive from Siglufjörður. The hotel offers 11 double rooms with bath and 8 Finnish-style log cabins, accommodating 5 - 6 people each. The self-contained holiday cottages are perfect for families or groups and include a lounge, kitchenette, bath, ground-floor bedroom and sleeping loft for the kids, as well as a cosy, private hot-tub on each veranda, where you can relax over a bottle of wine from the hotel’s extensive wine list. The hotel’s restaurant offers everything from quick snacks to full course meals.
Manager, Axel Pétur Ásgeirsson, is always on hand to advise and organise sightseeing and activities in the region: boat trips, trout fishing on the lake, whale-watching, mountain hiking, diving, skiing, horse riding, golf, river rafting, snowmobiling, visits to art exhibitions, museums, historical places of interest and, of course, bird watching. Bikes are available to rent as are kayaks for the lake.
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