Photo by De Agostini/S. Vannini/age fotostock
Situated some 37 miles north of Egilsstaðir in East Iceland and located in a wilderness area between two glacial rivers, Húsey Farm is now a renovated youth hostel offering double rooms as well as dorms. The location makes for a wonderfully scenic nature retreat, with easy access to the surrounding hills for independent hiking, and the opportunity to ride locally bred horses or take guided treks for beginners and advanced explorers alike. The area is also a breeding ground for more than thirty kinds of birdlife, almost 200 plant species, and also large numbers of seals (in summer) and wild reindeer (spring and autumn).
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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