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Kria Guesthouse

Kría Guesthouse is a family run guesthouse that offers clean and comfortable accommodation at affordable prices in the heart of Borgarnes. Kría Guesthouse is situated directly on the town's beautiful sea front, and therefore offers an amazing view of the surrounding mountain ring. The location provides a unique opportunity to experience unforgettable sunsets and wild bird watching. Kría Guesthouse is situated in private surroundings, at the end of a quiet residential street. However, it's in an easy walking distance from everything that Borgarnes has to offer. Only 500 meters away, you will find the local bus station, a supermarket, a bakery and a café, a pharmacy and various shops. A 10 minutes walk takes you into the center of Borgarnes town, where you can find an outdoor swimming pool, a public park, restaurants, cafés, museums and galleries. Kría guesthouse is the perfect get away in the western part of Iceland. We offer a quiet environment where you can come and relax in beautiful natural surroundings. Whether you are on your way around the country, want to explore the western part of Iceland, or simply want to enjoy what Borgarnes has to offer.

Kría Guesthouse offers two spacious rooms that suit singles, couples, and families. All facilities are wheelchair friendly, and both rooms are suitable for disabled travellers.
Both rooms are accommodated with new made-up beds; double or single size. Our rooms come with a hand basin, a hairdryer, basic hygienic products, and amazing sea views.

Kría Cottages are located by road 50, only 6 km south of Borgarnes - in the land of Skeljabrekka, right under the grand mountain Brekkufjall. The location is perfect if you want to drive around and explore West Iceland. A day trip can be made to Deildatunguhver, Barnafossar and Húsafell, Whale Fjord, Akranes and Snæfellsnes.
The cottages are located by the beautiful Andakílsá (Andakíls river), where bird life is rich, the sunsets are magnificent and the northern lights dance around the sky during winter. The view from the cottage is amazing, and on a good day you can see as far as Snæfellsjökull! The cottages are located in the mountain slope, so you get a good view over Borgarnes, Hvanneyri and the surrounding countryside.

Cottage 1 is 60 m2; it has two bedrooms with 120 cm beds, a living room with 140 cm sleeping sofa, a dining room, and a spacious fully equipped kitchen with a stove and an oven. A shower and toilet are in two separate rooms, which is convenient when many guests are staying at the same time.

Cottage 2 is 12 m2, and it houses up to three persons. There is a 120 cm sleeping couch and a bunk bed. There is also a toilet and a sink - but please note that there is no shower in the cottage.

Cottage 3 is 40 m2. Accommodation for five people - double bed, upper bed and a sleeping sofa in living room. Wheelchair friendly.

The cottages are rented out minimum two nights, and are rented out with made up beds and towels.

Kria Guesthouse

Kveldúlfsgata 27

GPS Points N64° 32' 48.827" W21° 55' 0.496"
Telephone

+354 845-4126

Accommodation 2 Rooms / 6 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Hairdresser Open year round Accessible for the phisically impared Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible Pharmacy Tire service Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Coffe shop Tourist information center Swimming pool Sports hall Internet access Police Hot pot Golf course Grocery store Bakery Post office Handy craft for sale ATM Bank Library Health service Credit cards accepted Breakfast only
Categories Guesthouses , Cottages

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In today's village you may find the Agricultural University of Iceland which is very engaged in the protection of the environment.

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And on going there you could look for shells or nice stones on the beach. The small, but very pretty park Skallagrimsgardur is not far away. There you can even find the grave of a saga hero!

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Borg

Originally the home of Skalla-Grimur, father of Egill, hero of Egil´s Saga. Its full name means "rock in the marshes".

The farmstead was defined by Kveld-Ulfur, Egill Skalla-Grimsson's grandfather, who got on the wrong side of King Harald Fairhair of Norway and fled to Iceland.

As they approached Iceland on their way from Norway, Kveld-Ulfur became ill and knew he would die. He instructed his son to make a coffin for him, place his body in it and throw it overboard. The son was to select the site for the family farm where the coffin washed ashore. This happened to be at Borg, where Egill's father settled and raised his family.

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Troll Waterfalls

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