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Gauksmyri Lodge

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Very Small Room but a decent stay

A very cute horse farm along the Ring Road. We had booked a room with a shared bathroom but were... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Jonestown, Texas
It does what it says on the tin

Gauksmyri Lodge is a horse farm where they breed beautiful Icelandic horses, offer riding lessons... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Verwood, United Kingdom
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Gauksmyri, Hvammstangi 531, Iceland
+354 451 2927
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Our group stayed at this countryside horse farm lodge as part of an Intrepid Tour. The room my wife and I stayed in was at the lower level with shared toilet and shower. The room was big with plenty of windows and had comfortable beds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scotty92394
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We stayed in the Gauksmyri Lodge, which was located along the highway. It is a horse farm where you can ride the horses; since we were just passing through for the evening, we were unable to ride. We did photograph the beautiful horses. They were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

A very cute horse farm along the Ring Road. We had booked a room with a shared bathroom but were told upon check-in that they had upgraded us to a private bathroom, for no extra charge, which we greatly appreciated. The room was absolutely tiny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hollaleigh
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I found this place almost by accident when googling places to stay when we were heading south on the ring road. What a lovely place to stay. The room was spacious and comfy. The restaurant was great with a lovely view and the breakfast in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank diannethomas57
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

If you're used to cheap and nasty hack weekends this is probably not for you! We're not 'horsy ', but setting and facilities would appear to suit any horse lover/rider (though beware, horse meat is served in the restaurant!) Compact but comfortable room on our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bikerb2_
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Gauksmyri Lodge is a horse farm where they breed beautiful Icelandic horses, offer riding lessons, hold horse shows etc. In addition there is a comfortable guesthouse. We stayed in a first floor twin room overlooking the front of the property and a rural landscape. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank P4lin
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at this property with my girlfriend in May 2018. We paid using our AMEX and instead of charging us for one night, they charged us for 116 nights! They took some time to correct this charge and initiate a refund in Icelandic Krona,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 77mihirv
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent one night in this lodge especially made for horse lovers but also a good place to stay if you want to take a look @ the Vatnsnes penisula. Rooms are a bit small and bathroom a bit old but this also give it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bomb73
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We only stayed for 1 night and could not enjoy the horse barn tour. We loved the friendly welcome and the peaceful atmosphere. The place is decorated with horse theme decor and there are plenty of spots to lounge or walk around the farm. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kazuzu111
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We just loved everything about the place. The receptionist Alina was the sweetest lady. She was sociable and explained so much about the Icelandic way of life (we had numerous questions!). There is a coffee machine in the lobby. Our room, a double room with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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