Guesthouse Steindórsstadir is a friendly farm house B&B in a lovely setting near the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls north of Reykjavik, Iceland. The accommodation is fairly basic but lacks nothing in terms of cleanliness or comfort and there is a nice friendly atmosphere around the common areas which include an outdoor hot tub. The working farm dates back nearly two hundred years and has sheep, cows, Icelandic horses and a friendly dog and cat. THE ACCOMMODATION: The farmhouse is Read more [...]
Bólstaðarhlíð Farm has very nice self catering rooms in the middle of a lovely green valley in the north of Iceland. The farmhouse is in traditional style but thoroughly modern and comfortable, with three en-suite double bedrooms, and access to a sociable shared lounge and the large, well equipped, kitchen too. The area and the farm itself is beautifully quiet and serene, and makes for a wonderful place to unwind.
There are three double/twin rooms to choose from all of which are simply furnished and extremely clean and comfortable. The shared lounge has plenty of seating space and a smart/satellite TV (with Netflix) and there is WiFi throughout the building. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and the bathrooms are particularly nice.
Bólstaðarhlíð has a working farm which has been in the same family for nearly 200 years. They usually have about 100 sheep and a number of horses at the farm these days, along with a friendly dog and cat at the farmhouse. The setting is a tidy little valley amid green hills and a winding river and with the sheep grazing peacefully it is a beautifully quiet and relaxing place to wander around.
The friendly farm owners are always happy to show guests around the farm and you are free to explore yourself, take a walk around the mountains, sit by the river or visit the beautiful little church at the farm which dates all the way back to 1888.
Though way up in the north of Iceland getting to the farm isn’t all that difficult, being just off the main (road no.1) ring road from Reykjavík. It’s also about 20 minutes drive from the well known town of Blönduos, something of a tourist hub in these parts. and somewhere where you can find shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, a golf course and an Icelandic handicrafts museum. This part of Iceland is also good for whale watching and inland you’ll also find some of the best trout and salmon fishing rivers in the country, many of them quite near the farm.
The scenery around here can be quite extraordinary, with so much rugged terrain, mountains and glaciers to be explored. If you love hiking and the great outdoors then you will not be disappointed. You can ask the farm owners for advice about where to go and what to do, they know the area well and will be a good source of advice.
NOTE: Bólstaðarhlíð farm also has a more private self catering cottage near the farmhouse, details of which you can find here: www.farmstayplanet.com/bolstadarhlid-farm-cottage
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“This is a perfect accommodation for observing aurora. It’s right next to a very pretty small church and at the bottom of a valley. The owner gave us a very warm welcome and provide us with very nice suggestions for the surrounding area…”
“It was the best place we’ve stayed in Iceland! Host was super nice, house was spacious, well equipped, great decor, clean, comfy and quiet. There are sheep and horses hanging around! It’s a great place to be closer to nature yet feels at home!..”
Address: Bólstaðarhlíð 541