Be at Home
in Nature

Hvammsvík Nature Resort offers you privacy in the dramatic Icelandic countryside – featuring 4 private houses, surrounded by the ocean, meadows, black beaches, and mountains. Each house has been modernized while keeping its original authentic charm.

01 - The Hilltop House

The Hilltop House

6 persons
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Private hot spring
02 - The Lake House

The Lake House

4 persons
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
03 - The Club House

The Club House

7 persons
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Private hot tub
04 - The Farm House

The Farm House

9 persons
3 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
Private hot tub

The Barn

The central hub of Hvammsvík, open to guests that are staying on the property. Here you find a recreation room with various games, a small gym facility and sofas to lounge on with a good book.

The Barn
Lounge area
Game area
The barn
The barn
The barn
The barn

Enjoy Nature

The entire Hvammsvík estate is open for our guests to explore and we encourage you to simply wander and take in the surroundings.

You can even walk onto Hvammshofdi, a cape that is connected to land on low tide. Just be careful not to get caught by the high tide – unless you are seeking a Robinson Crusoe-esque experience! – as you might have to wait for 6 hours until the low tide allows you to walk back to shore again.

There is a private geothermal hot spring at the ocean’s edge, which is available to our guests.

The small lake on the property is full of rainbow trout that you are welcome to fish and enjoy.

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Folklore

Hvammsvík has its share of Troll and Elf stories and quite a few elves are said to reside in the rocks and hills of the nature resort.

One of the best known elf dwellings in Iceland is on the property, Staupasteinn (also goes by the name “Steðji”) – a very distinct 3 meter high rock formation.

An Elf Queen is said to reside in the hill next to the lodges, so don’t be surprised if you sense her presence.

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The Wildlife

There are over 30 different types of birds in and around Hvammsvík. Wild sheep roam around in the summer and if you are lucky you might spot an Arctic Fox.

There are mussels around the islands on the property that can be foraged on low tide and are delicious to cook. The recommended season for picking fresh mussels is September through December.

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History & Notoriety

Hvammsvík is a historical landmark that was first discovered by the Vikings 1000 years ago as recorded in Landnáma, the Icelandic book of settlers dating back to the 11th century. No wonder they choose Hvammsvík given its incredible landscape, natural harbor, geothermal hot spring and wildlife. The Vikings are not the only ones who fell for the natural beauty of Hvammvík. Several scenes of Game of Thrones were shot on the property, highlighting the incredible landscape all around the fjord.

During World War II Hvammsvík was taken over by the allied forces as their Naval Headquarters in Iceland. At its peak there were almost 40.000 soldiers in the area and over 200 ships mooring in the fjord. During the war Hvammsvík was code named “Falcon Crest” and “Falcon Beach” in order not to reveal its true location. When Winston Churchill came to Iceland on August 16th 1941 he is said to have met with F.D Roosevelt Junior in the Hilltop House, which was the Naval Communication center for all the ships in the fjord at the time.

Practicalities

We have a Bar & Eatery at Hvammsvík Hot Springs, which you are welcome to visit during opening hours.

Kaffi Kjós is a small local convenience store and coffee house 10 minutes drive from Hvammsvík that is open during the summer months (June- August) and on weekends in winter.

The closest supermarkets are found either in Akranes or Mosfellsbær, both about 30 minutes drive. There is also a small store and gas station in Grundarhverfi- Kjalarnes (20 minutes drive), which is open every day.

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