Kvíar Lodge

Off the Grid and Exciting Adventures

Do you want to visit Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, but still have the comfort of staying in a cozy lodge during the night? Do you want to escape the stress of everyday life and experience the still, pure beauty and isolation of Hornstrandir?

Kvíar was a farm in Kvíadalur Valley, a beautiful setting at the edge of the water with panoramic views over the big Jökulfirðir Bay. With history of habitation since the 14th. century, you can clearly see signs of turf houses and stone walls around the farm.

Kviar, winter 2018.

The last inhabitants left in 1948 and the house was left open to the elements. In 2012, we came up with the idea of using the house for our adventures, turning it into a true adventure base for guests to enjoy. After a lot of hard labour, the house has been brought back to life, and offers adventure seekers and free spirits a perfect platform for all things outdoors.

The good old times in Kviar

Many volunteers, friends and professional craftsmen have helped with this massive task. All wood, sand and cement, insulation, furniture etc. had to be brought in by boat since there is no road connection. Many tons of building material over the course of four years.

Beach view in Kviar.

The Service and Amenities in Kvíar

  • Wood Burning Sauna. So nice after a good day out
  • 15 made up beds with down duvets
  • 6 Rooms
  • Kayaks and SUP´s
  • Delicious food
  • Heating system
  • Great location for Northern Lights
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Solar and wind power
  • 220V for charging
  • Hide for watching wildlife
  • Living room for good times
  • Drying and storage room
  • Arctic foxes

Our lodge requires the accompaniment of a guide to maintain the house and aid in the use of any heating or electrical appliances

Welcome to Kvíar Lodge

Kviar is located on the peninsula between the fjords of Lónafjörður and Veiðileysufjörður.
Kvíar Lodge

Related Trips

A great full-day hiking tour in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and a panorama view of Drangajokull. The hike takes traveler’s over streams, snow fields and through lush valleys. There are no trails or other signs of human presence.
A three-day nature and wildlife exploration at Kvíar Lodge. The valley of Kvíar and the coastline around is teeming with life in the summer and the area is also perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities.
A full-day tour in the famous Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, which is home to the elusive Arctic Fox. We learn about and hopefully get a chance to observe the Arctic Fox in its natural habitat. This tour is perfect for families looking to spend a day out in nature.
This six-day kayaking journey offers a great opportunity to experience the best of both worlds; the wild Jökulfirðir glacial fjords and the coastline of Ísafjarðardjúp bay. These areas are considered to offer the best sea kayaking in Iceland.
This is our four-day luxury sea kayaking adventure in the heart of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Spectacular kayaking and wildlife during the day and comfortable accommodation during the evenings. A great combination of comfort and adventure.
The Arctic fox has survived in Iceland for thousands of years and its stark beauty really appeals to wildlife photography. The best place to take photos of them is in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve of Iceland.
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