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Featuring free WiFi, Tangahús Guest house offers accommodations in Borðeyri. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units have views of the sea or mountain. Bed linen and towels are offered. The bathroom facilities at Tangahús Guest house are shared. Guest can cook and enjoy their meals in Tangahús Guest house’s shared kitchen and large dining area with sea view.

You find 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 is a fine kitchen for our guests with all things they need to cook and a good hall with places for about 35 people. Our guests can wash and dry their laundry if they choose, find a good book to read, go to the internet and also look at a fine wares made from Icelandic wool. The guesthouse stand very close to the sea and there is a lot of birds there nearby and sometimes also 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 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. Today a good garage http://www.sgverk.com/  is at Borðeyri, a school and a camping site.

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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. They both welcome you at their guesthouse.

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