Sólheimahjáleiga

A family run guesthouse in the countryside

Sólheimahjáleiga

A family run guesthouse in the countryside

Sólheimahjáleiga

A family run guesthouse in the countryside

Welcome to Sólheimahjáleiga.

Your hosts are Elín and family. We have been offering guest house accommodation in association with Icelandic Farm Holidays since 1985. We have always placed special emphasis on providing a personal service and making our guests feel comfortable during their stay at our farm. We are happy to show guests around the farm to observe our farming operation. Usually are animals near and around the farm but during the summer the sheep go up to the highland. Our livestock includes 400 sheep, 6 horses and a few hens. Our dogs names are Perla and Bilbó whom are very friendly with our guests.

Sólheimahjáleiga was built from the established farm land of Ytri-Sólheimar, which originates from early Icelandic settlement. The same family has lived at Sólheimahjáleiga since 1850. The oldest houses are from 1932.

A number of interesting locations and activities are in close proximity to Sólheimahjáleiga. Vík í Mýrdal, the largest neighboring settlement is 24 km away. There people can access a small supermarket, swimming pool, a fuel station, restaurants and an information center. The area surrounding Vík is beautiful and a walk around the sandy coast is highly recommended. Reynisfjara, a small black-beach paradise, is located on the west side of the mountain which hovers over Vík. The famous cliff Dyrhólaey is only 16km away from Sólheimahjáleiga, and to the west is the Sólheimajökull glacier, by road number 221, where travelers can walk and climb on the glacier. At Skógar, roughly 10km direction west is one of the oldest and most interesting national museums in Iceland. There is also a visitor center at farm Thorvaldseyri, which opened April 14, 2011 to herald the 1st anniversary of the Eyjafjalljökull eruption. The centre provides visitors with breathtaking photos and videos chronicling the events, before, during and after the eruption. Travelers can also take longer day trips direction east to the Skaftafell national park (163 km) or to the ever popular
Glacier Lagoon (216 km). Vestmanneyjar, small isles of the south coast of Iceland can be visited via ferry, and also the well-known highland of ÞórsmörkGullfoss and Geysir is also only a 150km away, perfect for a short day trip. Then there are a number of beautifully hidden secrets all around our exotic landscape for travelers to stumble upon and enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at our guesthouse.
Elín, Jónas, Einar Freyr, Sara, Snorri Björgvin, Jóhann Bragi and Gréta Björk.

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