Private Home - Northern Lights, Glaciers & Volcanos

Borgarnes, Western Region, Iceland

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Welcome to my beautiful and comfortable home. Soak in panoramic views of the Faxaflói bay from an eclectic and artsy environment. I am an artist and my studio is located below the property.

You can see Northern Lights, Glaciers & Volcano views from the living room and kitchen of my home.

The house is set on the end of a peninsula which is named after a Norse sea goddess. All views from the kitchen and living room are stunning. The interior is comfortable and elegant. The walls are adorned with artworks.

Our home is a wonderful home base to visit the Snaeffelsness Penninsula, Reykholt Valley, Whale watching in Grundafjord, Glymur Water Falls and the Hafnarfjall mountain.

It has a very comfortable living room, dining area, and the kitchen is fully equipped with cooking and baking tools. Fine linens and good down comforters are included. The VIEWS are extraordinary any time of the year!!!

Borgarnes is a perfect home base to travel around west Iceland. It's a very friendly and quaint town with hiking opportunities and exploring along the picturesque coast is a must. There are 2 grocery stores and a very good bakery: Geirabakari Kaffihus featured as Papa Joe's in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (by the way the views from the scene at Papa Joe's are the views from our home). Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð is my favorite cafe, they serve home-made waffles with cream. Ljómalind Farmers Market has home made ice cream, fresh eggs and more local delights. The Settlement Center is an excellent restaurant (open until 9 pm) and serves a vegetarian buffet daily (11-15pm).

Borgarnes has basketball courts, jogging paths, and a pretty park. I appreciate that we're close to many caves and glaciers and day trips are easy.

Marvel pristine coastlines and visit quaint villages. Patient hikers may spot arctic foxes and falcons. Killer whales and dolphins can be spotted further up in the bay and are best seen with a tour. There are easily a weeks worth of day trips from Borgarnes as a home base. Some of these are:

1) Driving around the Snæfelsjokull glacier. (the volcano mentioned in Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.) The road around the glaciers has many stops and short hikes. This is a full day trip. Hiking the glacier is a separate day trip. As is Whale watching with Laki Tours in Grundafjordur.

2) Driving through the Reykjholt Valley, hiking Hestfjall and visiting the Stedje Brewery.

3) Hiking Glymur the highest waterfall in Europe.

Coastal drives, fishing, geothermal hot pot hunting and hiking are great past times. During the fall, wintertime and springtime NORTHERN LIGHTS sweep through the skies.

The Saga Route is a historical literary travel route that passes through Borgarnes. Visit the artist Pall Husafell known for his stone and drift wood instruments.

Walking or biking through town is fun. Visiting coastal areas is best by car however there are regular buses to Stykkisholmur, Holmavik and Reykjavik.

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