Five rooms with shared bathrooms. Two rooms are in the farmhouse and three in a separate house by the farm. Made-up beds and sleeping bag accommodation. Free Wi-Fi. The separate house has a kitchen and dining / sitting room with TV. Spacious terrace with a hot tub and a grill.
Breakfast is included. The private house has good cooking facilities. Grocery store and restaurants in the area.
Service and recreation
Laundry room access. The nearest town with a swimming pool, supermarket and restaurants is Flúðir (4 km / 2.5 mi). The golf course Ásatúnsvöllur, a 9-hole course, is 8 km (5 mi) away and the 18-hole-course Selsvöllur by town Flúðir is 7 km (4.3 mi) away. Many interesting hiking trails are in the area. White water rafting and kayaking on river 6.8 mi). There is a glassmaker’s studio at Dalbær where various glass artifacts are made.
Elf dwellings and the hiker’s promised land
A low-rising mountain (251 m / 823 ft.) called Miðfell emerges from the land just north of the farm. It is possible either to hike up the mountain or walk around it. There is a small lake hidden away at the top, as well as wonderful views over the region Hreppar. It is a friendly and prosperous region and the landscapes seem perfect for elves and hikers alike! There is a wide variety of interesting hiking trails to choose from where you can recharge body and soul at close contact with nature.
The most famous waterfall
A road leads from village Flúðir and along river Hvítá. Cross the river by farm Brúarhlaðir where the river passes through a narrow canyon. Continue on until you reach Gullfoss, the most famous, and arguably most beautiful, waterfall in Iceland (32 km / 19.9 mi).
The most famous geyser
The second-most famous natural attraction in Iceland is the geothermal area around Geysir in Haukadalur, 10 km (6.2 mi) away from Gullfoss (29 km / 18 mi from Dalbær). Finish the round trip in Skálholt, a remarkable historical site, Iceland’s former episcopal seat and once a renowned place of higher learning (25 km / 15.5 mi).
Natural jewel by the foothills of a volcano
Þjórsárdalur valley is a peaceful and beautiful place close to the foothills of famous volcano Mt. Hekla (42 km / 26 mi). A day trip to Hekla could include a hike up to the gorge Gjáin, a fascinating creation by Mother Earth; a hike to Iceland’s second-highest waterfall; having your picture taken by waterfall Hjálp; and a wander through a renovated farmhouse from the Saga age.
Þingvellir National Park
The Republic of Iceland was formed in Þingvellir on June 17th, 1944. Located 61 km (38 mi) away from Dalbær, this precious site is held in high regard by the nation. Famed for beauty, it is also one of a handful of places on earth where tectonic plate boundaries can be viewed, as this is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are being sundered by forces of nature.
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