Summer cottage with one double room and one bunk bed room that sleeps three, as well as a spacious loft that sleeps up to five. A well-equipped kitchen, and a dining room with TV and radio. A terrace with good shelter and outdoor grill.
Guests prepare their own meals. The nearest restaurant is at Hotel Hekla at Brjánsstaðir in Skeiðar (6 km / 3.7 mi).
Service and recreation
Vorsabær II is a well-known horsebreeding farm. Guest can go for short riding tours and specialised children’s tours are also on offer. Even though the horses are used to riders and are perfectly calm, each tour starts indoors in a riding arena in order for man and beast to get acquainted with one another and to make sure that each rider is matched with a good horse that fits his or her skills. More experienced riders can book longer tours.
Various hiking routes in the area. An 18-hole golf course, Selsvöllur, by village Flúðir (17 km / 10.5 mi) and a 9-hole course, Svarfhólsvöllur, by town Selfoss (30 km / 18.6 mi), widely considered to be among the best 9-hole courses in Iceland. A swimming pool in Brautarholt (2 km / 1.2 mi). White river rafting and kayaking on river Hvítá. The nearest town with supermarkets, restaurants, a swimming pool and various tourism services is Selfoss (30 km / 18.6 mi).
Experience life on a typical Icelandic farm
Apart from horses, the farm breeds cattle and sheep, as well as goats and a few colourful hens. Guests are welcome to visit the farm and get to know or take part in the farm work. Nearby mountain Vörðufell is home to many interesting hiking routes. The view from the cottage is breathtaking, and guests can see over to the famous volcano Mt. Hekla.
Geysers and glittering waterfalls
Vorsabær II is centrally located in the southern lowlands and a good base from which longer and shorter excursions can be taken. The Geysir geothermal area (45 km / 28 mi), named after the world-famous geyser Geysir, is also home to Strokkur, which erupts every 10 – 15 minutes. Iceland’s most famous and arguably most beautiful waterfall, Gullfoss, is only 10 km (6.2 mi) away from the Geysir area. Other lovely natural attractions in the area include waterfalls Urriðafoss in river Þjórsá (19 km / 12 mi) and Faxi in the Tungufljót River (34 km / 21 mi).
Natural jewels in Þjórsárdalur valley
The valley Þjórsárdalur (38 km / 23.5 mi) is a varied and exciting area close to Mt. Hekla’s foothills. Many marked hiking trails, as well as a number of beautiful spots and a renovated historical farm.
Iceland’s sacred grounds
Þingvellir National Park (76 km / 47 mi) is a place blessed with extraordinary natural beauty and rich history. The first visit will be an experience to remember.
Hosts: Stefanía and Björn