Djúpavík and Norðurfjörður, on the northern stretch of the Strandir coast, are the most memorable places to stay. If you need lodging in Hólmavík, or anywhere else in Strandir's southern portion, contact the Hólmavík information center or visit www.westfjords.is.

Norðurfjarðar -- Gistiheimili Norðurfjarðar (tel. 554-4089; gulledda@simnet.is; 3,000kr/$48/£24 per person made-up bed, 2,000kr ($32/£16) per person sleeping-bag accommodation; no credit cards), in the same building as the general store, has three very straightforward rooms: two doubles and a triple. Very close by is the village's only other guesthouse, Gistiheimilið Bergistanga (tel. 451-4003; www.bergistangi.is; 5,000kr sleeping-bag accommodation; no credit cards), with equally serviceable rooms but sleeping-bag accommodation only. Both lodgings have guest kitchens, but only Bergistanga serves breakfast, and only on request (1,500kr). A 10-minute walk from the general store is Valgeirsstaðir mountain hut (Gistiskáli Ferðafélag Íslands) (tel. 451-4017; 3,200kr per person sleeping-bag accommodation; closed Sept-June), with a well-equipped kitchen, a hot shower, and eight rooms, each accommodating up to six people in sleeping bags. Booking must be done online through the hiking organization Ferðafélag Íslands (tel. 568-2533; www.fi.is); they mail you a voucher, which you bring along to show the warden. If you show up and space is available, you won't be turned away. Note, however, that sleeping-bag accommodation is cheaper in the guesthouses, where you can have a private room.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.