Welcome to our life dream! Ocean Cape Cabins is our second baby in which we aspire to merge hospitality, community, travel, family, and top notch guest experience and service. We are a family of three, Gunnar Thor is an Icelandic native, and along with his family they have built Ocean Cape Cabins from the ground up, and have been in business since 2007. I (Daniela) am a Miami, FL native born and raised, now living in Iceland, hoping to expand and grow this cabin rental business along with Gunnar Thor and our 2 year old son Daniel Thor. Our love for travel, adventure, nature, and community are the driving forces behind our passion to provide a memorable experience to all our guests. We moved from Miami to Iceland after having been there for 3 years, realizing that our dreams and goals where waiting for us here in Iceland. It is a true honor for to be able to do what we love, and continue to incorporate all the things that we feel make for the perfect North Icelandic getaway. Anyone who stays with us becomes part of the dream that is Ocean Cape Cabins.
Our vision is to bring you (our travelers) a one of a kind experience. One that is personal and tailored to your individual needs. We want you to feel like part of our family while you stay at Ocean Cape Cabins, Iceland.
Northwest Iceland has so much beauty, history, magick, folklore, love, abundance, and nataure to offer, and we want you to experience it here with us.
We will offer you many wonderful amenities that cater to people from all walks of life. We want our travelers to grow with our family, as we expand and turn our vision into reality while at the same time introducing you to a very unique part of our Planet.
For those travelers seeking total disconnection and relaxation we offer Aromatherapy with Doterra CPTG Essential Oils in every cabin to aid you in relaxation and to promote overall wellness, we offer guided meditations surrounded by mountains and valleys, or just outside the cabins at the cape behind the property, along with offering many different alternative healing modalities ex. Reiki, Breath-work, Mindful Movement, Crystal Activation, and so much more.
Now for our travelers looking for leisure adventure we offer guided nature walks, beginner hikes, walking with locals, access to the towns swimming pool and hot tubs (seasonal), bird watching (seasonal), fishing, horseback riding, golf, etc.
For our thrill seekers, we will have intermediate to advanced hike trails, we can guide you towards the best glacier hikes the Northwest region has to offer, and in the winter you can ski or snowboard.
We are also so excited to be able to share with you a true manifestation of Universal magick that most everyone wants to experince, like the Aurora Borealis otherwise known as the Northern Lights, beginning September-April Ocean Cape Cabins, Iceland is in the perfect location for you to catch the dance of the cosmos right from your cabin deck, or from atop Mt. Spákonufell (Soothsayer Mt.).
Iceland is also widely known for its abundance of birds, so for all my fellow bird watchers you will have plenty to watch, and in the summer you can catch a flock of seals sunbathing on the shore.
We are in the process of making many changes, and are working on bringing you many other amazing things. So please leave us your information with any suggestions or questions you may have. For booking leave your information and we will get back to you within 24 hours, usually less.
We are looking forward to meeting you and excited for you to experience Northwest Iceland.
Skagaströnd is a small town in the Northwest region of Iceland located on the Skagi peninsula. It is said that it was first settled in the 10th century, by the prophetess Þórdís (I found no evidence of this). However, there is so much information about Þórdís and her mystical ways, she was known as an intelligent, and wise woman, strong by nature, she was said to be prominently skilled in the magical arts, so much so she was known as a Soothsayer.
Mt. Spákonufell (Soothsayer Mt.) was named after the prophetess , because when she settled in Skagaströnd she made her home at the foothill of the mountain and named it farm Fell. There is story of her hiking the mountain every morning, to then sit at the top in reflection as she combed her hair with a golden comb. In many readings it is also suspected that when Þórdís knew she had little time left to live she hid a chest of gold somewhere in Mt. Spákonufell, she announced that, a woman who in her upbringing had not been baptized in the name of the any of God’s titles would be able to retrieve the treasure. No such woman has come forth, at least not yet, perhaps the treasure is still there and is up for grabs.
You can read more about prophetess Þórdís in Þjóðsögur Jóns Árnasonar - the Folklore of Jón Árnason or Kormaks Saga,there is also a museum in the village connected to her folklore you can visit.
Skagaströnd is also widely known for Cape Spákonufellshöfði that was established as a Country Park on August 11, 1980 by the minister of education, science and culture. Meaning its an area protected for wildlife and other outdoor use.
Before Skagaströnd grew into the town it is today, Höfðinn was the main entry port for trade in 1602, Skagaströnd became an official trading center for Húnavatnssýslur and Skagafjörður counties, making it one of twenty royal trading points in Iceland.
The geology found in Skagaströnd is quite remarkable the village actually lies in what use to be a volcanic center. The volcano lies half on shore and half off shore under water, it is 10 km in perimeter; the volcano has not been active for 7 million years, and in the ice age it was eroded by glaciers that left a distinct outline throughout the village shoreline in the sea and in the East valleys if the village.
You will find an array of birds in Skagaströnd mostly characterized as seabirds and upland birds. You will also want to watch out for the feisty Kriya that makes its presence known and is quite territorial, you may also find eider duck, great black-backed gull, lesser black-backed gull, arctic tern and black guillemot, along with many other birds.
We hope this gave you a some insight into the history and wonder of Skagaströnd, home to Ocean Cape Cabins, Iceland.