Kvíar Lodge

Off the grid and exciting adventures

Do you want to visit Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, but still have the comfort of staying in a cozy lodge during night? Do you want to escape the stress of all day life and experience the still, pure beauty and isolation in Hornstrandir? 

Kvíar was a farm in Kvíadalur Valley, a beautiful setting at the edge of the water with panoramic view over the big Jökulfirðir Bay. With history of habitation since the 14th. century, you can clearly see signs of turf houses and stone walls around the farm. 

Kvíar in the 40's. The old farm still standing. 

 

The last inhabitants left in 1948 and the house was left open to the elements. In 2012, we came up with the idea of using the house for our adventures, turning it into a true adventure base for guests to enjoy. After a lot of hard labour, the house has been brought back to life, and offers adventure seekers and free spirits a perfect platform for all things outdoors.

The house in the spring of 2012

Many volunteers, friends and professional craftsmen have helped with this massive task. All wood, sand and cement, insulation, furniture etc. had to be brought in by a boat since there is no road connection. May tons of building material over the course of four years. 

The house in the summer of 2016

 

The service and amenities in Kvíar

  • Wood Burning Sauna. So nice after a good day out
  • 15 made up beds with down duvets
  • 6 Rooms
  • Kayaks and SUP´s
  • 10 person Zodiac for transport
  • Delicious food
  • Heating system
  • Great location for Northern Lights
  • Hot shower
  • Solar power
  • 220V for charging
  • Hide for watching wildlife
  • Living room for good times
  • Drying and storage room
  • Arctic foxes guaranteed!
  • Mobile phone signal if necessary
  • Toilet facilities

Welcome to Kvíar Lodge