Geirakot is the perfect base to explore southwest Iceland and experience life on a working Icelandic dairy farm. The hosts, Oli and Maria, are very hospitable, friendly and welcoming. The farm house accomodation is beautiful and true to Icelandic custom and architecture. The farm itself has a relaxing atmosphere and is a short drive from the action of Reykjavik. I will definitely return on my next visit to Iceland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Geirakot is a beautiful family farm located 50 km southeast of Reykjavík and 5 km from Selfoss the biggest town in the south of Iceland. Geirakot is within range to all major tourist attractions in the south. The Golden Circle is right at your doorstep as are numerous other landmark locations such as the Blue lagoon, Thingvellir, Reykjadalur natural spring, Eyjafjallajökull, Landmannalaugar and Vestmannaeyjar just to name a few. Many of the most popular hiking tracks in Iceland are in close vicinity as is a wide range of gourmet restaurants. Geirakot provides an ideal central base for exploring the South to your best advantage. Ólafur Kristjánsson and María Hauksdóttur are farmers at Geirakot and they took over from Ólaf’s parents in 1971. Geirakot is a friendly place and Ólafur and María are committed to make you feel at home and are happy to give away all the local secrets of the south to make sure you will have an unforgettable stay in Iceland. We encourage all our guests to come and visit the cow shed while staying in Geirakot and get a firsthand experience of the Icelandic farm life. The facilities in Geirakot include 10 made-up beds in 5 separate bedrooms in a recently renovated family house. Sleeping bag accommodation is also available. Guests have shared access to bathrooms and showers. Guests can use our fully equipped kitchen and there is a spacious living room with TV. Wireless internet access is provided as well as access to a computer. Children are welcome as we have all baby equipment families traveling with kids will need. We strive to offer our guests an excellent standard of accommodation and comfort. Staying in Geirakot is the passport to the Icelandic countryside. Geirakot is on road 310, turn on road 34 (Eyrarbakkavegur). ... more less