Six rooms for two to three people, some en-suite and some with a washbasin and access to a shared bathroom. The studio flat in a separate building by the guesthouse is ideal for four adults or two adults and two children, with a kitchenette, dining area and bathroom. Free Wi-Fi.
The dining room at the guesthouse, where breakfast is served, has a splendid fjord view. Head to town Grundarfjörður for diners and restaurants. Kitchenette in separate house.
Service and recreation
The farm rents out horses, and close by is a nine-hole par 72 golf course, Báravöllur.
Golf course length:
Yellow tee: 5,206 metres (5,693 yards)
Red tee: 4,392 metres (4,803 yards).
From the course, you have spectacular views over fjords Grundarfjörður and Breiðafjörður. Refreshments and light meals are sold at the clubhouse. Try some of the lovely hiking routes by the seaside, through the farmlands and the region. Head to town Grundarfjörður for some whale watching and sea angling, where you will also find the play area “Ólátagerði”. For birdwatching and island sailing, journey to Stykkishólmur (40 km / 25 mi). Grundarfjörður is the nearest town with shops, restaurants and a swimming pool (8 km / 5 mi).
A hiker’s paradise
Grundarfjörður is renowned for natural beauty and memorable mountains, such as the much-photographed Kirkjufell. Those who enjoy nature, recharging in the calm quiet of the outdoors, should have plenty to choose from, like climbing the mountain across from the fjord from Suður-Bár (Stöðin), walking around Kirkjufell, hiking on mountain Grábrók or marvelling at waterfall Grundarfoss. The History Centre in Grundarfjörður can provide you with maps and information about other good hikes and climbs in the area. A little further east, in Hraunsfjörður (14 km / 9 mi to the Berserkjahraunsvegur crossroads) you will find an oasis of tranquillity, for example at Árnabotn, where you can hike and enjoy the great outdoors during a lovely summer’s day.
Cured shark meat, a volcano museum and the magic of Breiðafjörður fjord
Town Stykkishólmur, a quaint and beautiful trade centre and fishing town, as well as the region’s largest town, is 40 km (25 mi) away from Suður-Bár. On the way, you can make detour to the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum (23 km / 14 mi), where the toughest will of course sample the infamous cured shark meat. In Stykkishólmur you will find an interesting district museum in the “Norwegian House”, the Volcano Museum, as well as an interesting museum about different variants of water found in Iceland’s nature. Sailing around the fjord’s islands is an unforgettable experience, where you can learn about the rich birdlife and sample freshly caught delicacies. Ferries sail regularly form Stykkishólmur, across Breiðafjörður and to the West Fjords.
Snæfellsjökull National Park
This national park is on the very edge of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and about 40 km (25 mi) from Suður-Bár, along a beautiful route by the northern shore. This park is unmatched for beauty, where the ocean waves have carved out works of art in the cliffs. It also reminds us of hardships of the past centuries, where old fishing stations tell the tale of survival during the hardest of winters. Snæfellsjökull glacier watches over the park, shrouded in mystery and an almost tangible energy. Keep an eye out for the many marked hiking trails, and head to Hellnar to visit the local service centre. During the summer season, tour operators offer glacier trips on either snowmobiles or snowcats that depart from early in the morning and until late in the evening, under the glowing guard of the midnight sun.