Solheimar Eco-Village is a special kind of farm stay near Reykjavik, Iceland. It is, as the name suggests, not just a farm but an entire community, with strong ecological principles and an artistic, cultured, atmosphere. In terms of farming they grow organic fruit and vegetables which you can buy in the village shop to cook with or to take home, and they also have the distinction of cultivating Iceland’s only organic forestry plantation. But that is only a small Read more [...]
Bólstaðarhlíð Farm Cottage is a cosy self catering cottage on a family farm way up in the wilds of beautiful northern Iceland. The cottage is modern and clean and can sleep up to four people, and though very near to the main farmhouse it offers a splendid sense of quiet solitude, and is especially inspiring in winter nights when the northern lights come out.
The cottage has been recently refurbished and has a kitchen and lounge area, a double bedroom with queen size bed and a good bathroom. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge so it can sleep up to 4 people comfortably.
You’ll find the place well equipped with modern facilities, there is WiFi throughout plus a smart TV equipped with Netflix in the lounge. The cottage is very near the main farmhouse so, though you can enjoy much peace and quiet, the friendly owners are always at hand to help out with anything you need and are always happy to show guests around the farm.
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 rooms at the main farmhouse with access to a shared kitchen and lounge, details of which you can find here: www.farmstayplanet.com/bolstadarhlid-farm-guesthouse
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Everything was wonderful. Doesn’t look like much from the outside but inside it is beautifully designed, with an incredible view over the meadows to the mountains. I would highly recommend it…”
“So serene and peaceful and no one else around! Beautifully old church and horses on the property. Our favorite place we stayed in Iceland!..”
Address: Bólstaðarhlíð 541