Hotel Askja

Holvegur 4, Eskifjorour, IS-735, Iceland | Hotel
Prices starting from $14.00

Travel Blogs from Eskifjorour

The Mighty Dettifoss

A travel blog entry by jerryroberta


... old lava flows with no vegetation, just lava rocks thrown all over on both sides. As we got closer to Egilsstadr the countryside turned into a scene that looked like Switzerland. Green and many small waterfalls on both sides of the road. What a contrast from what we were seeing during the first half of the day.

This is being written at 4 in the morning. The sun is out and the sky is clear. But it seems it is high noon. You go to bed and the sun is up. ...

Eastward ho!

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... your symptoms, you just have a cold and you get on with your life?); secondly it was cold and damp, and no garden ever looked its best under those conditions; and thirdly, all the things which make it famous (hibiscus! red-hot pokers! dahlias! full-size trees!) are all just a bit ho-hum to us lucky temperate-climate dwellers. I had to keep reminding myself how incredibly hard it must have been to grow these plants - most of them, I would imagine (except the full size trees, ...

Niiiiceland Day Two

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca


... There were also archaeologists exhuming a 12th Century Icelandic house, geologists and a marine biology student. It made for quite an interesting dinner and evening. The owner´s battle with Icelandic authorities over the right to have pigs was also amusing. Apparently it is considered animal cruelty to have pigs outside in the Icelandic winter, so he will have to eat them before then.

Oh, and I saw a house delivered to the end of the Earth (see pic).

Say what ????

A travel blog entry by kolinger3


... the year 1000CE. Busy with tourists from two other ships, George and I hold our breath as Maggie bounces around the rocks like a mountain goat. Coming home we go up the mountain and take the old gravel road "home". The only way to get to Akureyri from the other side till 1985 it’s a series of switchbacks both ways. After traveling this road and learning that this was the only way back to the city, we realize how rough and isolated life ...


A travel blog entry by lauraexplora


... of their songs from youtube, (I had been researching Icelandic bands the week before) and the crow absolutely loved them. It was so much fun. One song, "Yfirgefinn", was the most exciting, and it became the theme song for the rest of the weekend. We heard kids blasting it from boom boxes or singing it across the campground all weekend.

On Saturday we slept pretty late in spite of the noisy campground. We drove ...


This hotel, located on Holvegur 4, Eskifjorour, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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