Summer hotel in north-west Iceland
We are very excited to welcome you to our newly renovated two star summer hotel located at Húnavellir, just a few miles from Blönduós. At Hótel Húni we strive for a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. In June we open our hotel doors with 28 bright and cozy double and single rooms. For the 2015 season we will be open from June 3rd through August 28th. We are located in the middle of some of the most beautiful landmark places in the north west. We are located just a few miles off the main road with a hot spring supply right on our land making in possible to have a heated outdoor swimming pool and a hot jacuzzi right at our doorstep. To all our guests we offer a warm and calming bathing experience at our beautiful pool located right outside your window - a perfect place to relax in the midnight sun after a great day in the Icelandic nature.
At arrival all guests are offered a guided tour through and around the building and are treated with a small home baked good from our kitchen a long with a cup of warm coffee or tea. At Hótel Húni you are in the Icelandic countryside so we want to welcome you 'country style'.
Hótel Húni offers 28 bright and cozy double and single rooms, all newly renovated with a beautiful nature view. Every room has a wash station. In the halls you will find bathrooms and showers just outside your bedroom door. We supply slippers and robes to all our guests so you can walk the halls comfortably. Additionally four of our double rooms will have private bathrooms. Furthermore we offer a warm and calming bathing experience at our beautiful swimming pool located right outside your window.
Find out more about our rooms.
The northwest of Iceland has always been noted for its horsemanship and great wealth of horses. There are many horse rentals in the area so if our guests want to experience the amazing Icelandic horse in its dynamic habitat for shorter or longer tours we can suggest some great options. 'Just around the corner' from us at Hótel Húni you will also find a large variety of rivers and beautiful lakes. A wide variety of fishing permits are available in all price categories and we would be happy to guide you to a wonderful fishing experience. The area also has one of the largest seal-colonies in Iceland. Usually dozens or even hundreds of seals can be seen lounging at Vatnsnes peninsula curiously watching as the travelers pass by. Selasetur, the one and only Seal Center in Iceland, is located in a nearby town, Hvammstangi, where these beautiful creatures are celebrated. Find out more about our vibrant area here.
Setting of a true story
The dramatic story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829, is well known in the area as it happened just near by. In 2014 the award winning novel, Burial Rites, based on this true story was released.
In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes. Only Tóti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes’s spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her, as he attempts to salvage her soul.
As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes’s ill-fated tale of longing and betrayal begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn’t she?
Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be. Hannah Kent portrays Iceland’s formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
The story has moved readers around the world. We offer our guest the unique opportunity to experience this amazing story in the right setting. The book will be available in our hotel lobby.
At Hótel Húni we have a small restaurant focusing on local ingredients from the nearby farmers. We serve a fresh breakfast buffet every morning with home baked bread for our guests to enjoy. In the evenings we offer a nice dinner by our very own local chef. Furthermore, free wi-fi is available through-out the building. All access and parking is very convenient for cars and campers of all sizes. Additionally, the hotel is easily wheelchair accessible. We are a family friendly hotel with a nice playground, a small soccer field and an indoor sports arena for all our guests to enjoy.
During winter the hotel building is a elementary school with 53 students from the area aged six to sixteen. We feel very lucky to be able to share a house with these cheerful children and it is with great pride that we display their art work on our hotel walls.
We will open our doors June 3rd 2015 - we look forward to seeing you this summer!