Hike up Noon Mountain and roam the Narrow Fjord in East Iceland
Hulda Guðnadóttir, an elementary school teacher during winter and tour guide during summer, lives in Reyðarfjörður with her husband, a Golden Retriever and two cats. She was born and raised in Kópavogur, Iceland’s second largest municipality, but has been living in East Iceland for the past eight years.
Spouse: Jón Hafliði Sigurjónsson
Children and/or other family-members: One Golden Retriever called Ylja and two cats, Megas and Magga Stína (named after Icelandic musicians).
What is your favourite restaurant in the area:
“Kaupfélagsbarinn in Norðfjörður and Guesthouse Egilsstaðir. The best place to get coffee and baked goods is the local bakary Sesam brauðhús.”
Describe the perfect Sunday-drive from Reyðarfjörður:
“I love driving out to the deserted farm Eyri in Reyðarfjörður and walk down to the shore.”
Mention three things people should absolutely not miss when visiting the area:
“Go to the former Iceland spar mine Helgustaðanámur (don't take the Iceland spar with you, it's protected!).
“Take a walk around the town of Fáskrúðsfjörður and visit the French hospital and museum. All the town’s street names are in Icelandic and French in memory of the French fishermen who used to fish around the coasts of Iceland.
“Drive to Mjóifjörður (which translates to Narrow Fjord) and take in the beautiful scenery.”
What would you do for a fun night out in Reyðarfjörður?
“The local pub is called Kaffi Kosý, but I prefer to stay at home and hang out with my friends.”
What is the town’s most famous landmark?
“It’s the mountain Hádegisfjall, meaning Noon Mountain.”
What’s the best place for some peace and quiet?
“Hike up to one of the mountains surrounding the fjord, sit or lie down in the grass and listen to the birds singing and the hissing waterfalls. Just heavenly!”
What is the best thing about living in Reyðarfjörður?
“It's so central we have all the services we need. It's surrounded by beautiful landscaped and the people are extremely friendly.”
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