Enjoy Icelandic Farm Life
Steindórsstaðir in Reykholtsdalur Valley is a fully functioning farm that offers bed a breakfast in a warm and welcoming farmhouse. Just a stones throw away are some of the most beautiful places in Borgarfjordur and the Icelandic highlands wait above the farm with glaciers, lava caves and panoramic views of extraordinary mountains. The same family has owned the farm since 1828 and the old residential home, where the guest rooms are, was built in 1937 after a fire had destroyed the turf house that had been the homestead for centuries. The fire occurred during a dry spell so it was impossible to control and the family lost nearly all their belongings. They only managed to safe some the their better clothing and odds and ends from the living room. The household, in total eleven people, took up residence in the sheep shed and there they lived for three months until they could move into the then new house. Rising from the ashes
The top floor was then added around 1950 and the first floor enlarged around 1965. Total renovation of the building was conducted from spring 2009 until the opening of the guesthouse in June 2010. A large terrace with a hot tub is situated in front of the house where guests can relax, enjoy the view and languish after a long day of travelling. In the vicinity are Reykholt, Deildartunghver, the largest hot spring in Europe in terms of volume of water, Barnafoss, Hraunfossar and Husafell. An interesting hiking route along Raudsgil offers a wonderful view of the many waterfalls in the canyon and the forest of Steindorsstadir is peaceful and inviting. This is an ideal base to travel from around the valleys of Borgarfjordur, seeing all the sights and returning in the evening for some pampering and rest.
Enjoy the comforts of home
Adding to the attraction is the fact that this is a working farm with, cows, horses, sheep, forestry and corn growing. The farm animals and the fact that this is a home make it exceptionally interesting and inviting. Staying at such a diverse Icelandic farm is educational as well as comfortable. Enjoy Icelandic hospitality it is first class. Steindórsstaðir Reykholt • 320 Borgarfjörður +354 435 1227 [email protected] www.steindorsstadir.is