Svartiskogur is a beautiful hotel located in the remote, spectacular nature of the east, surrounded by mountains and far from any other signs of civilization. Couples looking for a romantic getaway will love their stay here, as will those looking to explore the more remote parts of this stunning country.
Location & Nearby
Half an hour’s drive north of the town of Egilsstadir, Svartiskogur is perfectly located for those looking to get off the beaten track when exploring the East Fjords or navigating the Ring Road. The town is the largest center of commerce and the tour industry in Iceland’s east and home to grocery stores, restaurants, and many other services travelers may need.
The East Fjords are packed full of attractions, but most are to the south of Egilsstadir, making Svartiskogur a great base for those looking to find the lesser-known ones to the north. In just over an hour, for example, you can drive to magnificent natural regions such as Borgarfjordur Eystri and Vopnafjordur, where some of the region’s most spectacular vistas await.
Facilities and Amenities
Svartiskogur has 20 rooms with three guesthouses, all of which have en suite bathrooms and desks with chairs; the cottages also have small kitchenettes. The decor is simple but very comfortable, and the rooms also come with towels and toiletries.
Helpfully, considering its very remote location, Svartiskogur has a restaurant on site that provides a breakfast buffet and serves locally sourced meals for its dinner. Those looking to try classic Icelandic soups and fish dishes will be particularly grateful for their meal here. There is also a bar to relax at in the evenings.
Free Wifi can be accessed throughout the establishment, and guests are welcome to park outside for free.
Why Choose Svartiskogur?
If you are exploring the Ring Road or the East Fjords in-depth, you’ll find few better escapes than Svartiskogur. Check availability by choosing a date.