Nónhamar Cabins, Oraefi – Iceland Winter Road Trip

written by Hanie Hidayah June 19, 2014



When a friend mentioned to us about cabin rentals in Iceland, we thought that it would be a great idea to at least stay in one during our road trip. Mind you, the closest we would get to remote mountain cabins in Asia would be the beach chalets and it is still comparable due to geographical locations and weather. We decided to pit-stop at one gorgeous guesthouse in a small area called Oraefi, just 10-15 minutes from Skaftafell National Park. It took us about 3 to 4 hours to reach from Vik, heading east and it’s not difficult to spot the cabins. However as we reached at night, we nearly missed the turning and our GPS was sending us further than the correct destination so if you’re using the device, do make sure that you get the correct Hof village.


Nónhamar Cabins


Nónhamar (Formerly known as Laekjarhus) Cabins are accomodations of little cosy cabins situatued in a small village called Hof in Oraefi. The cabins looked tiny from the outside but we absolutely love how cosy and neat the interior was. It accommodates up to four persons in a cabin, equipped with a bathroom and tiny kitchen inside the cabin. Places to eat are hardly open in winter so make sure to bring your food supplies. Laekjarhus is equipped with pretty good basic kitchen appliances for you to prep your meals. Wireless internet is also provided during your stay for free so you can do your research before your next leg.




Views at Nónhamar Cabins

The cabins were very clean that I did not have any complaints at all. The person managing the cabins were also very friendly as we had a tiny chat with him when we picked up the key (he lives just next door). We were lucky to be in the area for the night as the sky was clear and the solar burst activity was pretty good for some Aurora sighting at midnight.

There’s nothing much to do around the cabin, but the whole point of staying here is to be away from civilisation and enjoy peace and quiet. We definitely went to bed and woke up to the best view Iceland has to offer, evident in the photos below. If you’re going to spend some time at the Skaftafell National Park but do not want to stay in the Skaftafell village, Laekjarhus is definitely an option to consider. They’re always full in the summer but do check out their website for availability.

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As Oraefi is situated in the middle of nature’s wonders, you could head to Skaftafell National Park for a hike, go for Glacier Walks, bird-watch at Ingolfshofdi Nature Reserve or drive down to the world-famous Jokulsarlon glacier lake.

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Guesthouse Nónhamar

Hof 2, Lækjarhús
785 Öræfi

+354 616 1247

Email: info@nonhamar.is
Website: http://nonhamar.is

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