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Gauksmýri Lodge

At Gauksmýri in West Hunathing County we offer holiday services with an emphasis on nature and horsemanship, while adhering to the Icelandic Farm Holidays' environment guidelines.
At Gauksmýri we offer made up bed in single and double rooms, with and without private bathroom. The 20 rooms (with private bathroom), all except two are on the second floor of the house. They were opened in the year 2006. The 8 rooms without private bathroom are with basin and shared bathroom. All rooms have a beautiful view. We offer our guests free wireless access to the Internet.

The surroundings of Gauksmýri invite you to walk along and watch both birds and horses in their natural environment. Gauksmýri pond is a restored wetland located near the farm with a colorful and diverse birdlife. Near Gauksmyri pond you can visit the bird watching house where you can find binoculars and books about birds. Gauksmyri Lodge also offers you horseback riding and horse shows.. We take guests out for rides four times a day from May till October for one and half hour to two hours. No experience in required.

The Icelandic food is renowned for its taste and healthiness. We make every effort to offer our guests the most unmodified and healthiest products. All the bread is home-made.

The Lodge is closed from December 22nd - January 4th.

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Gauksmýri Lodge

Gauksmýri

GPS Points N65° 20' 52.091" W20° 48' 20.862"
Telephone

+354 451-2927

Fax

451-3427

Accommodation 28 Rooms / 55 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Horse riding Conference facilities Smoking not allowed Walking path Home catering Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Internet access Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted Bar

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Borgarvirki

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Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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