Varmahlid is a hamlet on road #1 by the
crossroads to Saudarkrokur and Akureyri. The village developed around
services for travellers and its oldest hotel and restaurant date from 1931.
Now Varmahlid offers more hotels and guesthouse accommodations, a
supermarket, petrol station, bank, post office, tourist
information centre and other facilities. An abundance of
geothermal hot water is under the area. Hence a number of
greenhouses in the hamlet cultivate tropical and sub-tropical fruits and vegetables. The
forestation is in its early stages where
woods are being grown for future exploitation. Varmahlid is a school centre for the
region. Salmon and trout are caught in nearby rivers and lakes and many places of interest
are to be found in the region, which is one of the most historical parts of Iceland. North
of Varmahlid is the folk museum "Glaumbaer", which attracts thousands of
The distance from Reykjavik is 296 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.
you are travelling to Town Akureyri, you should take a look at the current
road and weather conditions on moorland
via Kjolur road 108 km, Blonduos
51 km <Varmahlid> Sauðarkrokur
km. to Hofsos
48 km via Blonduhlid. Akureyri
via road F-752, 93 km.