Accommodation with a private entrance for up to twelve people in made-up beds or as sleeping bag spaces on the lower floor of the farmers’ house. Double / twin and family rooms with shared or en-suite bathrooms. Cooking facilities, living room with TV, and a dining/sun room with a beautiful view over the countryside and to the mountains.
In two separate buildings next to the farmhouse are 13 rooms sharing bathroom and one apartment. Kitchen and sitting room in both buildings with a beautiful view over the countryside.
Guests have access to well-equipped cooking facilities. Meals available if pre-ordered. The nearest supermarket and restaurants are in village Hvolsvöllur (24 km / 15 mi).
Service and recreation
A traditional farm with cattle and sheep is run at Stóra-Mörk, and guests are welcome to come and visit the animals. There are also dogs, cats and rabbits on the farm that children will easily befriend. Playground for children. Marked hiking trails from the farm. Guided day tours to Þórsmörk available. Good district museum at Skógar (38 km / 24 mi). The closest village is Hvolsvöllur (24 km / 15 mi), which has a good geothermal swimming pool, various tourism service companies, shops, liquor store, and the Saga Centre (dedicated to the beloved Njál’s Saga). Two 18-hole golf courses: Hellishólar in Fljótshlíð (33 km / 21 mi) and Strandarvöllur at Rangárvellir (41 km / 25 mi).
Marked trails, Bæjargil and Nauthúsagil
Stóra-Mörk is 9 km / 5.5 mi from the junction with route no 1 (the ‘Ring Road’). The farm’s peaceful and cosy setting at the base of rolling heathlands and mountains is crowned by the white glacial cap of Eyjafjallajökull. Marked hiking trails run from the farm to two locations in the area that nature lovers should not miss, the Bæjargil and Nauthúsagil canyons. Nauthúsagil is deep and narrow from the canyon edge, but it is well worth putting on some boots and walking along the canyon to the lowest falls in the rivulet that has carved its way down there.
The natural paradise Þórsmörk
A short distance from Stóra-Mörk lies the route into Þórsmörk (20 km / 12 mi), a unique oasis sheltered by the glacier. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and hikers, and many consider it among the most beautiful places in Iceland. There are countless hiking trails, both long and short, around the vast wonderland that has been shaped by the forces of nature. There are guided day trips into Þórsmörk on offer from Stóra-Mörk (these need to be booked in advance), and from Hvolsvöllur, scheduled trips depart daily to Þórsmörk during the summer.
Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the best-known destinations in Iceland, is only 8 km / 5 mi from Stóra-Mörk. The falls are high but with a fairly low volume of water, and it is possible to walk behind them when conditions are favourable. The countryside south of Eyjafjallajökull, along the coast, is enchantingly beautiful. At the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre at Þorvaldseyri (27 km / 17 mi) you can see scenes from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. At Skógar (38 km / 26 mi) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Skógafoss, and there is also a diverse and interesting district museum.
Hosts: Ragna and Ásgeir