Meyjarskemman, Litla-Brekka



Meyjarskemman, Litla-Brekka

Litla-Brekka in region Borgarbyggð in southwest Iceland, only 8 km / 5 mi from town Borgarnes and 48 km / 30 mi from capital Reykjavík. Two double / twin rooms that share a bathroom and cooking facilities. It’s a cosy and welcoming area, just south off salmon river Langá. An ideal location when touring Borgarfjörður and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Interesting hiking trails along Langá river and the shore.  Open all year.

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Amentities

  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Working farm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • Open vouchers

Accommodation

The guesthouse is in a separate building called Meyjarskemman and is next to the farmers’ house at Litla-Brekka. The neat and simple double / twin rooms share a bathroom. Ideal for four people travelling together. 

 
Board

There are shared cooking facilities and an outdoor BBQ. In summer, guests can get breakfast and dinner at nearby Ensku húsin (English houses) that’s a cosy restaurant by the banks of Langá and only 5 km / 3 mi from Litla-Brekka. There are furthermore a few good restaurants in town Borgarnes.

 
Service and recreation

Hiking trails nearby, for example along salmon river Langá, inland or down by the shore. Day tours around the Borgarfjörður region and to Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west. Interesting museums in town Borgarnes (8 km / 5 mi). An 18-hole golf course, Hamarsvöllur, just outside of town. Horse rental at Ölvaldsstaðir (17 km / 11 mi). Various tours, like glacier tours and tours to the first man-made ice cave at Langjökull glacier (departs from Húsafell), as well as other caving tours. Borgarnes is the nearest town, where you’ll find a swimming pool, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and various tourism services (8 km / 5 mi).

 
Roaring rivers, rich birdlife, unique natural beauty by the seaside

River Langá passes quite close to Litla-Brekka, and there are a few noteworthy waterfalls along this well-known salmon river. Sjávarfoss waterfall is just by country hotel Ensku húsin (English Houses), and waterfall Skuggafoss is also within easy reach. The river mouth is protected and birdlife is unusually varied. The cliffs, beach and sandy shores from Langárós to Löngufjörur are unique, and walking along, listening to the soft hum of the ocean waves and taking in the magnificent panoramic views is an unforgettable experience.

 
Natural beauty and historic sites in Borgarfjörður

The guesthouse is an ideal location if you intend to tour the region. Many historic sites and natural jewels are nearby. For example, visit Europe’s most voluminous geyser, Deildartunguhver (42 km / 26 mi), waterfall Hraunfossar (63 km / 39 mi), park Húsafell (65 km / 40 km), historic and medieval site Reykholt (48 km / 30 mi) and crater Grábrók (38 km / 24 mi). The Settlement Centre at Borgarnes has a permanent exhibition on Iceland’s settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries, as well as an exhibition on poet and Viking Egill Skallagrímsson, born and bred in Borgarfjörður.

 
Hítardalur, Eldborg, Snæfellsjökull National Park

Drive about 30 km / 19 mi from Litla-Brekka to valley Hítardalur that’s in the mountains above county Mýrar. It’s wonderful to spend time in the mountains’ embrace, pull out the hiking boots and enjoy the tranquillity and natural beauty. To reach Eldborg, one of the most beautiful craters in Iceland, you’ll need to drive 34 km / 21 mi). To get to it, drive to farm Snorrastaðir, from where you’ll go on foot. The southern shore of peninsula Snæfellsjökull is a wonderful drive and if you travel 114 km / 71 mi you’ll reach Arnarstapi and Snæfellsjökull National Park.

Hosts: Ragnheiður and Stefán

 

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