Top things to do

Top Choice Farm in Dalir


When the peanut gallery starts moaning, ‘Are we there yet?’, you know it’s time to head to Erpsstaðir, the perfect place to stretch your legs. Like a mirage for sweet-toothed wanderers, this dairy farm on the gorgeo…
Landmark in Dalir

Eiríksstaðir Reconstruction

The farm Eiríksstaðir was home to Eiríkur Rauðe (Erik the Red), father of Leifur Eiríksson, the first European to visit America. Although only a faint outline of the original farm remains, a reconstruction turf hous…
Museum in Laugar

Dalir Heritage Museum

This neat museum's curator is a wonderful character who knows a great deal about Dalir’s brilliant history, and if you make your way through the innumerable artefacts, there's an unexpected 1883 traditional baðstofa…
Hot Springs in Laugar


This hot pot with a view across the Dalir region is close to the original pool (now buried under a landslide) where the woman at the centre of the Laxardal Saga, Guðrún, 'the most beautiful woman ever to have grown …
Icelandic in Laugar

Hótel Edda Restaurant

Local ingredients from cod to lamb feature on this short but tasty menu. For dessert try the delicious skyr (yoghurt-like dessert) and ice cream from Erpsstaðir.
Seafood in Búðardalur


This simple storefront houses a seafood joint run by a friendly family serving dishes from fish-and-chips to mussels.
Cafe in Búðardalur

Leifsbúð Café & Restaurant

This little eatery near the water offers cakes, soup and salad, as well as full seafood and pasta meals.
Arts & Crafts in Búðardalur

Bolli Craft

Cool local arts and crafts include handmade sweaters, sheep-horn buttons and charming elves.