This large guesthouse is located in the quiet countryside near the town of Borgarnes, a 1-hour drive from Reykjavík. Lambalækur is a set in a lovely 19th-century, renovated Norwegian wooden house with rustic furnishing. The house features 5 bedrooms, each with an in-room wash basin. as well as 3 bathrooms. The Borgarfjörður area has stunning landscapes and beautiful natural attractions that you can explore. This is a great option for your winter holiday with a good possibility of spotting the Northern Lights and seeing them clearly as there are now distracting light poles around. Open all year

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities


A former residential house, built in 1894, and used to belong to another farm. The house was later moved closer to the English houses that are about 1 km away (0.6 mi). Lambalækur was completely renovated in 2004. The ground floor has a hall, corridor, kitchen, sitting room, laundry room and storage, as well as a double room and a family room that share a bathroom. More rooms are on the upper floor; one family room and two double rooms that share a bathroom.

1 single room with en-suite bathroom
1 triple room with en-suite bathroom
1 triple toom with shared bathroom
2 double rooms with shared bathroom


A self-serving guesthouse with simple kitchen facilities. Breakfast is self-serve from the shared kitchen, where guests can also prepare other meals. BBQ facilities can be enjoyed on the terrace during nice weather.

Service and recreation

Nature sightseeing and golfing are common activities in the area. Hraunfossar Waterfalls is 50 minutes' drive away, while the town of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is 90 km from the property. Enjoy hiking along river Langá, or down to the shore. There are many more interesting hiking routes in the region and on the neighbouring Snæfellsnes peninsula. Visit the fascinating museums in town Borgarnes (6 km / 3.7 mi), which is furthermore the nearest town where guests can find a swimming pool, supermarkets, restaurants and various tourist services. An 18-hole golf course, Hamarsvöllur, is close to the town. You can rent horses and go riding at Ölvaldsstaðir (15 km / 9.3 mi).


Guesthouse Lambalækur is certified as a 4 star guesthouse by Vakinn, the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. More about Vakinn.

VAKINN certification 3 star Guesthouse     

Lulling waterfalls, birdlife, and a unique coastline

Langá, one of Iceland’s more famous salmon rivers, is home to a few waterfalls that are worth a visit. Sjávarfoss waterfall is just by the English houses, and Skuggafoss is about five minutes away. Walk for about 15 minutes to visit the Kattafossgljúfur and for about a half an hour to Glanni. Langá’s river mouth is now a reservation, because of its rich birdlife and unique nature. The coastline from the Langá river mouth and to Löngufjörur, lined by islands and scurries, is truly unique and the horizon is mesmerising, both in summer and winter.

Nature and history in Borgarfjörður

Guesthouse Lambalækur is a good choice for those who want to tour the region, which is home to many popular attractions. Among those are the most voluminous hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver (42 km / 26 mi); waterfall Hraunfossar (63 km / 39 mi); the cultural and medieval centre in Reykholt (48 km / 30 mi); and crater Grábrók (38 km / 23.5 mi). The Settlement Centre at Borgarnes is a permanent exhibition on Iceland’s settlement during the 9th and 10th centuries, as well as on poet and Viking Egill Skallagrímsson, who was born and raised in the region.

Hítardalur valley, Eldborg, Snæfellsjökull National Park

Drive about 28 km (17 mi) from the Guesthouse to reach Hítardalur valley, rising up from the Mýrar lowlands. It’s a lovely and energising environment, where you can lace up your hiking boots and enjoy the calm and quiet of unspoilt nature. Eldborg, a beautifully formed volcanic crater, is about 30 km away (18.6 mi). Drive to farm Snorrastaðir, from where you continue on foot. 110 km (68 mi) along the peninsula’s south coast is Arnarstapi and the Snæfellsjökull National Park.

 Anna Dröfn and Hjörleifur


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