The Yurt

We have only three yurts (or Ger in Mongolian) on the mountain (in winter, between October and end of April only one) so you can enjoy the peace and quiet and have space for yourself. The big (winter) yurt is about 30m2 and 6 meters or 18 feet across. And is decorated in Mongolian style with woolen carpets and wood stove. We also have a smaller yurt, a bit higher up on the mountain next to the forest (for couples or young families) with a diameter of 5 meters.

Our yurt is equipped with a wood stove so you can get comfortable at the fireplace or make tea/coffee or some Icelandic pancakes. They taste great with some handpicked blueberry´s that grow in the area and can be picked around the yurt from circa August! There is a restroom about 50 meters or yards from the yurt and a gas grill.

A few comments from our guests:

“This place is truly amazing. The kids will be talking about their stay in the yurt for a long time to come!”

“The location and yurt are fantastic. The toilet house (Ty Bach – little House) was a genuine surprise as it was warm and well thought out. Even though we were staying when the snowstorm had hit and the temperatures were very low we were comfortably warm inside the yurt, it actually got a bit too warm at one point. We were given a large thermos of hot water when we arrived which was a very nice touch as a cup of tea was welcomed after a long drive. Breakfast (provided by the hosts and left for you to make when you wish) was spot on and we loved toasting the homemade bread on the top of the ‘oven’. Thank you and never let this place change/modernise. We WILL be staying here again on return to Iceland. The hosts are amazingly helpful should you need to know anything about the local area and if you want to see real life in a yurt, pop down to visit theirs.”

“This was such a fun and memorable experience for myself, my husband, and our 2-year old son. First time staying in a yurt, though we’re pretty avoid campers/backpackers. Staying in a yurt won’t be for everyone, but if you enjoy getting away from it all, relaxing by a fire, and admiring beautiful views of the city below you, choose this yurt. As it was only a 10-minute drive into Akureyri we did explore the city and enjoy the swimming pools (our favorite part of exploring Iceland’s ring road). Would very highly recommend. Thanks Thora!”

“We loved our cozy stay in this beautiful yurt. Thora made a special pink bed for our 3 year old and she loved it. We are going to remember this stay and the wonderful hospitality we received.”