Snorrastaðir



Snorrastaðir

Five year-round cottages at farm Snorrastaðir in West Iceland, located where the Borgarfjörður region and Snæfellsnes peninsula meet. The farm is close to Eldborg volcanic crater, a natural reserve, as well as Löngufjörur beach, ever popular with riders. The landscapes, formed by fire and ice, varied hiking routes and the proximity to Snæfellsjökull National Park make this an area well worth the visit. Open all year. 

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Amentities

  • Cottage
  • Working farm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV
  • Laundry facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Volcanic crater Eldborg
  • Löngufjörur beach
  • Snæfellnes peninsula
  • Borgarnes 38 km

Accommodation

Four year-round cottages that each sleeps five. Every cottage has two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other with a bunk bed), a bathroom, kitchenette and a sitting room. A patio with a hot tub by every cottage. TV and free Wi-Fi.  Also one bigger cottage for 6 adults and 4 children, with 4 bedrooms.

Parking spaces for campers, and a campsite with bathroom and laundry facilities.

 
Board

Guests prepare all meals. The nearest diners and restaurants are located at the English houses by Langá river (30 km / 18.5 mi), in town Borgarnes (38 km / 23.5 mi) and at Langaholt in Snæfellsnes (55 km / 34 mi).

 
Service and recreation

You can rent horses at farm Snorrastaðir and go on riding tours ranging between one and three hours, for example to Löngufjörur or to the Eldborg lava field. The horses are well trained and all riders are paired with horses befitting their experience. Fishing permits (salmon, trout). Varied hiking routes. The nearest golf courses are by Borgarnes (Hamarsvöllur, 38 km / 23.5 mi), a popular 18-hole course, and at Langaholt (55 km / 34 mi), a fun course with challenging hazards. The nearest town is Borgarnes (38 km / 23 mi), where you will find a good swimming pool, shops and supermarkets, museums and various tourism services. There’s also a good pool in town Stykkishólmur (65 km / 40 mi), as well as shops and various activities. For whale watching tours, head to Ólafsvík (70 km / 43.5 mi), where Sæferðir offer a range of interesting tours.

 
Eldborg – art by lava

Many consider Eldborg, a protected site since 1974, the most beautifully shaped crater in Iceland. A scoria crater, it stands 60 metres above the surrounding lava field. The elliptic crater is 200 metres in diameter and 50 metres deep (656 ft. and 164 ft. respectively), and probably erupted during the early 10th century. Walking is the easiest way to reach Eldborg from Snorrastaðir, and the route is about 2.5 km (1.5 mi). It’s possible to hike all the way up to the edge of the crater, and then circumnavigate it.

 
Gerðuberg and Snæfellsjökull glacier

Start a day tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula by stopping at Gerðuberg –oddly symmetrical columnar basalt (13 km / 8 mi). The drive along the peninsula’s southern shore is quite fun, and Snæfellsjökull is in full view ahead, enigmatically pulling you toward it. Plan to spend the better part of your trip at the Snæfellsjökull National Park (85 km /53 mi), where you’ll find marked hiking trails around nature’s unforgettable adventure land.

 
Tours around Borgarfjörður – Stykkishólmur

Snorrastaðir is ideally located to tour either the southern Borgarfjörður region (Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, Reykholt, and the Settlement Centre) or the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula, where you’ll find the beautiful town Stykkishólmur (65 km / 40 mi), situated by the fjord Breiðafjörður. There, you’ll find interesting museums, like the Volcano Museum, or you can explore the fjord by boat.


Hosts:  Branddís and Kristján 

Prices

The accommodation at Snorrastaðir is available on request. Please fill out the booking request form to make a booking.

 
 Accommodation type
 Summer 2017
 
1 June - 30 Sept  
  Winter 2016-2017 
  
1 Oct - 30 Apr
 Cottage for 5 persons | Category D   €221  €192
 Cottage for 6 persons | Category D    €292  €274
      Cleaning  €40  €41
      Bed linen  €25 per person  €25 per person

Prices are per night.

Guests are always required to rent bed linen when renting a cottage.

Guests are expected to clean the cottage upon departure (if not included or bought additionally).

 

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