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Hraunsnef Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We just found this Hotel and restaurant by chance, on our way back to Reykjavik.
We did not sleep there as we were due back in the city in the evening, but I can tell you food was delicious and very well presented.
Meat was tender and juicy, while the two desserts we tried were a very stylish version of a classic cheese cake and chocolate cake.
Would recommend to go there even only to have dinner !

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our guide had made the reservations for us, it was February and not many hotels in the country are open that time of year. When we turned off the road, we thought she had made a mistake as the place was under construction. But then we were met by the welcoming committee of three Icelandic horses, two piglets, two elderly sheep and some roosters. Rooms small but adequate, imagine would be loud if full of guests. Great organic meal and friendly owner. A real farm in the countryside - great!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank IPSAdvisor
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

rooms are small and cramped i am glad we were only here for one night. it was though clean and the food fairly good but rooms just too small to do anything except sleep and as you are so close to others it can be noisy as you can hear people talking in the next room.

Room Tip: i do not think it matters they are just too small. I will say though the staff were very nice and h...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynda A
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

There will be no betrayed by a visit to Hraunsnef.
Lovely environment and location near one of Iceland's most beautiful salmon river.
Great service and stylish menu, one of the coolest.
Strongly recommends site

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Þórhallur K
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

After our trip to Isafjordeur was cancelled due to impassable roads, we decided to trek up to Hraunsnef anyway because of the outstanding reviews. It turned out really well, and we are very glad that we traveled there. The farm was great, and from the moment we arrived, everything was so relaxing. The husband and wife duo who ran the place were spectacular, and we had some time to check out the hiking trails near the waterfall Glanni, which is very close, and very peaceful. Unfortunately, my girlfirend and I found the hot tub too hot, but maybe we are just a little soft :)We also ate dinner and breakfast there, which was great, The locally sourced lamb was phenomenal, and they have raised the bar on my expectations of what great lamb should taste like, The breakfast spread was great, and we would recommend this hotel/restaurant to anyone willing to listen. Even if you don't stay there, at least have dinner there, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BobFFLDCTY
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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from a night at Hraunsnef with some family members. It was a getaway from the kids for the six of us. Hraunsnef was easy to find from the highwayand it was nice to be greeted by 3 labrador dogs in the -4ºcold. We checked in in the main building and got an escort to our room and an offer to help with our luggage. It's a damily farm/business. It was nice to see the kids return from school in Reykjavik to help on the weekends.

The room was more modern than expected with a black and white colour style. We had room 1 which was named after Odinn, the norse god. The room didn't have a lot of connection to the farm or norse mythology but it was very comfortable with a kettle, coffee and tea facilities, small flat screen tv, ample bathroom with plenty of towels and soap. The bed was comfy and the view and sound of sheep and horses outside made it a nice getaway from the city.

We ate at the restaurant and enjoyed some delicious local lamb from the next farm. Highly recommended. Jóhann, the owner, was our waiter and we enjoyed some banter with him during the meal. Everyone enjoyed it. Its a small place so you have to accept that your pint of beer is from a can and tiny things like that but generally, the service and attitude of the family was outstanding and we will definitely be returning.

Thanks Hraunsnef!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Snorri V
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent a night at the Hraunsnef Country hotel during our round Iceland trip in March 2013. It is just North of Bifrost and quite close to the famous village of Reykholt, home of Snorri Sturluson, the famous medieval Icelandic poet and politician, who is often credited for writing down many of the Icelandic sagas.

The hotel is really comfortable with spacious well equipped rooms, and the staff are so welcoming.... and the restaurant serves locally sourced products beautifully cooked (for example, the lamb comes from the farm next door and they grow their own salads etc). We had an hour in the outdoor hot tub after dinner watching the stars (even though it was freezing outside) - what an experience. breakfast was also a joy, with home made lamb pate, a gorgeous scrambled egg with bits of bacon, fresh herbs and salad etc, home made jam etc etc.

The lady who looked after reception and served us breakfast looked after us really well. We were on the way to Isafjordur in winter and she looked up the road conditions and advised us on the best route to take.

Oh, and the farm has tame animals - sheep, horses, which is a bonus!

If we pass this way agin we shall definitely go back. And we recommend it to any travellers passing this way.

Room Tip: The rooms at the front look right across the valley!!
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Nordurardal 311, Bifrost 311, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Bifrost
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
Price Range: $110 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hraunsnef Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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