Guesthouse Suður-Bár

Guesthouse Suður-Bár

Guesthouse at a farm by Grundarfjörður bay, centrally located on the northern shore of Snæfellsnes peninsula, about 8 km (5 mi) from the diverse, yet small, town of Grundarfjörður. This is an area rich with natural beauty and stunning mountain and ocean views. Here you can enjoy hikes, golfing close to the guesthouse, riding tours, sea angling and whale watching. Snæfellsjökull National Park with an array of wonderous nature and great activities is close by. Try sea tours on Breiðafjörður fjord, and travel by ferry to the island of Flatey or onwards to the West Fjords. Open 21 January - 10 November

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Golf course nearby
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Golfcourse on location
  • Great hiking options in the area
  • Grundarfjörður 8 km
  • Restaurants and swimming pool in Grundarfjörður
  • Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall 12 km
  • Shark Museum 22 km
  • Ólafsvík 30 km
  • Birdwatching boat tours and the ferry Baldur from Stykkishólmur 40 km
  • Snæfellsnes Glacier National Park 40 km
  • Gerðuberg basalt column cliffs 57 km
  • Arnarstapi 61 km
  • Vatnshellir cave 70 km
  • Borgarnes 102 km


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.

A discount is given if guests stay more than one night.


The dining room at the guesthouse, where breakfast is served, has a splendid fjord view. Head to Grundarfjörður town for diners and restaurants. Kitchenette in the studio flat in a separate building.

Service and recreation

The farm rents out horses and adjacent to the farm is a nine-hole par 72 golf course, Báravöllur. From the course, you have spectacular views over fjords of Grundarfjörður and Breiðafjörður. Refreshments and light meals are sold at the clubhouse.

Golf course length:
Yellow tee: 5,206 metres (5,693 yards)
Red tee: 4,392 metres (4,803 yards).

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 Klakkur or marvelling at Grundarfoss waterfall. 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 at Árnabotn area, 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

Stykkishólmur is 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 a fascinating 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 located on the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and about 40 km (25 mi) from Suður-Bár, reachable by a beautiful route on the northern shore. This park is unmatched in natural 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 tales 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

Host:  Marteinn


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