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Welcome to Eystri-Sólheimar !

houseThe Guesthouse

Eystri-Sólheimar is close to Highway 1 and only 160 km / 100 mi away from Reykjavik.

You find us 12 km / 8 mi east of the hamlet Skógar and 22 km / 14 mi west of Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland.

Halfway between Reykjavik and Vatnajökull glacier, Eystri-Sólheimar is the right place for staying overnight en route around the island or exploring the south more thoroughly.

Brief Description

Eystri-Sólheimar lies in the realm of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and is surrounded by green meadows with an open view to the ocean.

It has been for many centuries a typical Icelandic sheep and dairy farm, its owners always known for their hospitality.

Today it is an equally hospitable place, indeed, welcoming you since 2003 as a nice family-run guesthouse near the leading attractions of the south coast.

houseView from the main road


MountainMt Pétursey, view from the diner

We offer four spacious rooms (double/ twin) with hand basin,  three rooms without sink and a limited number of sleeping bag accomodation.

Bathrooms are located in the hallways.

Meals are served in the bright dining room with lounge area and a great view of Mt Pétursey.

There is a self-service kitchen, a sundeck, free parking and free wireless internet access.


Within 40 km / 26 miles you find

• basalt columns at Reynishverfi
• the bird rock Cape Dyrhólaey
• nature reserve Thórsmörk
• Eyjafjallajökull volcano
• Seljalandsfoss waterfall
• Thakgil gorge near Vik
• Skógafoss waterfall
• Katla volcano



hikingHiking at Sea-level yet Alpine Landscape

You will also find

• black sand beaches for leisure walks
• many opportunities for hiking
• Skógasafn folk-museum
• volcano info-center
• guided glacier tours
• horseback riding
• swimming pools

Day Trips

Day trip destinations are

• Eldgjá, Volcanic Fissure
• Laki-Craters (4x4 or bus)
• Thórsmörk nature reserve
• Westman Islands (by ferry)
• Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir
• Landmannalaugar highland resort
• Skaftafell NP at the Vatnajökull glacier
• Jökulsárlón, glacier lagoon (icebergs, boat trip)

gorgeGorge in Thórsmörk

Services in the next village: Vík, 22 km
Swimming Pool • Supermarket • Bank/ATM • Souvenirs • Post Office • Restaurant • Café
Tourist Guides • Kiosk • Tourist Information
Petrol Station • Garage • Physician • Pharmacy

Some Distances
<< West
Sólheimajökull, glacier tounge: 12 km
Skógar, waterfall and museum: 12 km
Seljalandsfoss waterfall: 42 km
Ferry to the Westman Islands: 53 km
Thórsmörk Nature Reserve: 71 km (4x4)
Reykjavík (Center): ca.165 km
Gullfoss/Geysir/Thingvellir: 170 km
Landmannalaugar (small portion 4x4): 170 km
Keflavik Airport: 210 km
East >>
Cape Dyrhólaey: 15 km
Reynishverfi: 20 km
next village Vík: 22 km
Kirkjubæjarklaustur: 94 km
Eldgjá Canyon: 110 km
Skaftafell National Park: 160 km
Landmannalaugar (large portion 4x4): 141 km
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: 214 km
Höfn í Hornafirði: 293 km
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