Guesthouse Tangahus          in Borðeyri

Guesthouse Tangahus in Borðeyri

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Welcome to our Guesthouse Tangahus in Borðeyri. Here you have some information about the guesthouse and the village Borðeyri. You are very welcome to send us a inquiry, if you want to ask some guestions or book a room : Contact us and  we will reply as soon as possible.

The hosts in the guesthouse Tangahus Borðeyri are Ásdís Guðmundsdóttir and Ingibjörg Rósa Auðunsdóttir (Inga). Ásdís is home-working and Inga is a farmer (with sheeps) at Kollsá in Hrútafjörður.

We provide beds for 23 people in Tangahus. The rooms are in 1. 2.- and 3. floor. Our guests can also have bed for children an extra mattress if they need.

In the house we have a fine kitchen for our guests and all things they need to cook, there is also a comfortable hall for about 35 persons. Our guests can wash and dry their laundry if they choose or just find a good book to read, surf the internet and also look at a fine products made from the Icelandic wool. The guesthouse is located very close to the sea and there is a lot of birds nearby and sometimes also a curious seals. Tangahús is open the whole year.

Borðeyri is a small village, with road no. 68 located by Hrútafjörður”s west side, in the southern part of Strandir, 8 kilometers from road no. 1 (N1 gasolin station, Stadarskáli).  The village stands on a small sandbank, and it”s one of the smallest villages in the country with a population of 25.  Borðeyri was once as a lively commercial centre with merchants coming in their vessels from all across the world.

According to Vatnsdælasaga, Borðeyri was named by the one of Iceland”s early settlers, Ingimundur the Old.  He was searching for new territories when he came there and saw a big piece of driftwood lying on the shore.  Therefore he called the spit Borðeyri, literally, “Borð” means  “big driftwood”.  During the 18th century, Borðeyri was also known for being a point for extensive sheep export.  It was also one of the main ports in the remakable history of emigration from Iceland to North America in the late 1800 th century.

The oldest building in Borðeyri is from 1862 (and one of the oldest by Húnaflói).  This is Riis-house, home of the famouse local merchant Richard P. Riis, who lived in Borðeyri at the beginning of the 1900″s.

Guesthouse Tangahus Borðeyri / Tangahús Borðeyri
Borðeyri Hrútafirði, 531 Hvammstangi
Tel: +354 849 9852 / +354 849 7891
E-mail: tangahus@simnet.is   Web: www.tangahus.is

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