Accommodation for up to 50 people in rooms with/without private bathroom and in a cottage. Washing machine in the largest rooms and rooms that share a bathroom have access to a washing machine in shared bathroom.
• 12 well-equipped rooms with private bathroom and cooking facilities.
• 8 rooms with shared bathrooms, common kitchen and a sitting room.
• 1 cottage with one bedroom and a sofabed in living room.
Guests have free access to hot tub, sauna and internet.
Laxárbakki has a restaurant for up to 100 seated guests. Breakfast, lunch, dinner plus coffee and homebaked bread and cakes.
Service and recreation
Laxárbakki is a small family-run hotel run by Brynjar Sigurðarson and Hekla Gunnarsdóttir. Guests are warmly welcomed and the hosts make sure everyone has a pleasant stay. The area offers a lot of activity options, varied birdlife, historic sites, interesting museums and exciting hiking trails. Swimming pools in Akranes, Borgarnes and in Hlaðir. Golf courses in Akranes and Borgarnes. Nearest towns with shops and services for tourists: Akranes (12 km) and Borgarnes (20 km).
The bird lover‘s Paradise
Laxárbakki is situated by Laxá River in an area that was declared a nature reserve in 1994 and later the only certified important marsh (Ramsarsvæði) in Iceland adjacent to sea. The area sees many species of birds on their way to and from nesting grounds in Greenland and Canada. Many shorebirds live in the marsh and Laxá is a popular salmon river.
Many hiking trails
The area offers many interesting hiking trails, both easy and more challenging. Easy hike to Laxfoss Waterfall 1500 metres from the hotel. Little further you will find other waterfalls worth checking out. Other more challenging hiking trails like the hike to Glymur Waterfall, Síldarmannagötur trail and paths from Háihnúkur Mountain or Geirmundartindur peak in Akrafjall Mountain. Avid hikers can set their course on Heiðarhorn peak on Skarðsheiði Mountain (1,053 m).
Hosts: Brynjar og Hekla.