Brunnhóll



Brunnhóll

A well-equipped and family-run guesthouse in the region Mýrar in Hornafjörður fjord, by the Ring Road in the southeast of Iceland. The guesthouse is located at a farm in the lowlands, about 8 km (5 mi) from the foothills of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The view over mountains and glaciers is spectacular, and the summer sunset is magical. There are many outdoor activities available, such as short or long hikes, and drives around the region to pay a visit to some of Iceland’s best know attractions.  Open from 1 February to 31 October and during Christmas/New Year. 

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Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Working farm
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Charging station
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Playground for children
  • Northern lights service

In the area

  • Marked hiking trails
  • Vatnajökull National Park 6 km
  • Glacier tours 8 km
  • Horse rental 25 km
  • Swimming pool 30 km
  • Golf Course 30 km
  • Höfn 30 km
  • Þórbergssetur 35 km
  • Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon 50 km
  • Boat tours at Jökulsárlón 50 km

Accommodation

33 rooms with en suite bathroom, either single, double, triple or family rooms. There is a TV, hairdryer and free WiFi in each room. A telephone is available for guests in the common room. Good wheelchair access.

 
Board

A bright dining hall that serves home-cooked meals. Emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, including the popular Glacier ice cream, produced at the farm. Bar on the premises. Breakfast buffet and partial dinner buffet. Packed lunches available if pre-ordered.

Environmental issues are dear to us

The concept of improved utilization and recycle is part of our business and relates to i.a. water, electricity, sorting of garbage and reducing food waste. Accordingly, great efforts have been made that emphasize our respect for the environment.

• A pump that heats up all the water utilized at the hotel, both for cooking and central heating with correlative electricity savings.
• Heat exchanger that utilizes the heat from the ventilation system to heat fresh air that is flowing in.
• A complete sewage treatment plant for the hotel
• Electric car charging station.
• Emphasis is placed on utilizing products from the farm or the immediate vicinity. The most widely known is the production of the famous Jökla ice cream, which attracts numerous visitors from all over the world.
• Hiking maps and educational signs that we are immensely proud of.

Service and recreation

Laundry facilities. Playground for children. Detailed hike maps and and souvenirs for sale at the reception. Marked hiking routes. The nearest town is Höfn (30 km/18.5 mi) where you can find supermarkets, a swimming pool, a golf course, museums and various tourism services.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

The Icelandic countryside is the perfect location to watch the northern lights dance in the sky. The hotel is exposed to a low amount of light pollution so as soon as the sky is clear and the northern lights appear, you will get an enhanced experience of the phenomenon. Brunnhóll is Northern Lights Friendly hoteland offers a wake-up call during the night in case of sightings. You can also ask the staff about the chances of the lights appearing and savour a nice cup of hot chocolate while waiting for the magical display. You are also welcome to enjoy the show from the warm waters of the open-air hot tub, until midnight.

  
Hikes and outdoor fun

You won’t have to drive far to enjoy various outdoor activities and hikes through the glacier region’s foothills. The hikes are varied, both in difficulty and duration. The boundary of the national park is only 6 km (3.7 mi) from the farm, within it are marked hiking trails and information signs. Among the more popular outdoor areas are Haukafell (11 km / 6.8 mi) and Fláajökull (8 km / 5 mi). Hiking maps for these areas and other popular ones are sold at the guesthouse. It is easy to walk down to the shore from the farm.

Wild and domestic animals

In the southeast, reindeer are often seen. During the summer they stay in the mountains but come down to the lowlands in the fall and stay there through the spring, often staying close to the highway. Curious seals can be seen in many places along the coast, and if luck has it, foxes, minks and squirrels can also be encountered in these areas. In the countryside, livestock is grazing in the summer.

Glacial adventures and the scent of the bushes

The organised day-tours to Vatnajökull, done in either super-jeeps or snowmobiles, depart 16 km (10 mi) away. There is an interesting glacier exhibition in the town Höfn, in the same house as the tourist information centre. The nearest region north of Hornafjörður is called Lón and is about 50 km (31 mi) away. Lón is a charming place for hikers and nature lovers, whether you seek ocean views, bushy hills or colourful mountains. The Ring Road passes through Lón.

 

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Skaftafell national park

The world-famous glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón is about 50 km (31 mi) west of Brunnhóll. Drive through the southern foothills of Vatnajökull with grand and glorious mountains on one side and the seemingly deserted shoreline on the other. It is a charming area for all who love landscapes and unexpected views, as well as those who are passionate about hikes and challenging mountain climbs. Varied boat tours offered at the lagoon; amphibian, zodiac and kajak. The national park Skaftafell is 100 km (62 mi) west of Brunnhóll, and 50 km (31 mi) west of the glacial lagoon.


Hosts:  Sigurlaug and Jón Kristinn 

 

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