Mjóeyri Guest House & Travel Service
Mjóeyri Guest House & Travel Service is not hard to find. Just drive straight through the village of Eskifjörður and you will see the striking summer houses on a small peninsula, standing out against the jaw droppingly beautiful background of the peaceful Eskifjörður fjord.
Owners Berglind and her husband Sævar offer a variety of facilities including a guest house with 5 comfortable rooms with shared bath and sleeping bag accommodation with separate kitchen and bath. It has an enclosed deck with a grill, as well as a brand new bath house and hot tub, which have recently been installed. In addition, there are 5 beautiful
self-contained summer cottages, each sleeping 4 to 6.Tailor-made Tours
As a travel service, Mjóeyri offers a wide variety of activities in the area, including boat rental, reindeer watching and/or hunting, nature hikes, bird watching tours—and skiing in winter. Tailor made tours according to your wishes can be arranged. Visits to Helgustaðir Cave, where Icelandic spar was mined from the 17th–20th centuries are also possible. Guidance and equipment is included.Randulf’s Sea House
The saga of Randulf’s Sea House is a most unusual and remarkable story. Built by Norwegian fisherman Peter Randulf in 1890, the building was used for landing and processing herring and providing fishermen’s lodging in the upstairs quarters. After the demise of the herring era in 1930, the sea-house sat unused and abandoned for almost 80 years. When it was finally opened in 2008, the interior was found untouched and perfectly preserved as if frozen in time. Upstairs, trousers were still hanging on hooks, several pairs of boots were left under the bunk beds and a large collection of letters to loved ones on the continent were discovered.
Mjóeyri Travel Service organises tours and events at Randulf’s Sea House, now operating as a restaurant within a museum. Visitors can tour this fascinating building and afterwards enjoy a traditional meal with starters such as fermented shark, dried fish and herring on rye bread, chased by a shot of brennivín. The menu includes dishes made with ingredients from around the fjord. Try the reindeer meatballs with rice and chili sauce or the smoked and cured reindeer with salad and blueberry sauce. Traditional fish, meat soups, and roast East Iceland lamb can also be provided for group lunches or dinners with advanced booking.