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Lækjarkot Rooms and Cottages

Lækjarkot Rooms and Cottages and rooms is centrally located in central western Iceland on the main ring road (road nr.1) just 6km north of Borgarnes village and 74 km from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Our facility offers small cabins with two bedrooms as well as new twin rooms with full comfort and privacy. Borgarfjörður district offers something of interest to everyone.

Cabins / cottages
Our cabins offer an excellent choice for the passing traveler who wants to spend a little time in the area. The cabins can accommodate up to 7 people if you want a small space and economy. An ideal resort for a family with children. A small kitchen and bathroom with a shower are included. Open 15th April - 30th September.

Twin rooms with peace and comfort
Our twin rooms offer excellent space for two people. A small kitchen unit with a refrigerator and kitchen sink is included as well as a private bathroom and entrance. Kitchenware is included as well as bed sheets, towels, comforters and duvets. Nice view from both types of accommodations. Internet service.

Family suite
Check out our very nice family suite with private parking and entrance: Private bathroom, kithcenette and bedding for up to 4 adults or a family with 2 -3 children. Nice mountain view.

Resident artist and art gallery
Whether you are staying with us or just passing by, please feel free to inquire and arrange a visit to renown artist Ása Ólafsdóttirs´ art gallery for a viewing. Mrs. Ólafsdóttir has a long and prosperous career working with textiles / tapestry and various forms of painting and sculpting. She studied at the Icelandic Institute for Arts and Crafts and later at the Swedish Konstindustriskolen at Götenborgs Universititet. She has fielded numerous private and collaborative exhibitions nationally as well as internationally. Many of her works adorn official as well as private collections.

Lækjarkot Rooms and Cottages

Lækjarkot

GPS Points N64° 35' 38.163" W21° 51' 1.177"
Telephone

+354 551-9590

Accommodation 3 Rooms / 30 Beds / 4 Houses
Opening period All year

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Brewery Steðja
Exhibitions
  • Steðji
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 896-5001
Borgarnes Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Hamar
  • 310 Borgarnes
  • 437-1663, 437-2000
Kimpfler
Travel Agency
  • Hrafnkelsstaðir
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 896-3749, 893-3749
Hvítá travel
Tour Operators
  • Þórólfsgata 12
  • 310 Borgarnes
  • 661-7173
Sæmundur Sigmundsson Coach Rental
Bus tours
  • Brákarbraut 20
  • 310 Borgarnes
  • 437-1333, 552-2202
Love Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Fálkaklettur 4
  • 310 Borgarnes
  • 666-8030
AuroraCity - Heart of West Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Borgarbraut 61
  • 310 Borgarnes
  • 422-2210
For the Children
7.51 km
Borgarnes swimming pool

In the sports stadium, you will find both an outside and an inside swimming pool, hot tubs, a steam bath which is fed with steam straight from the Deildartunguhver hot spring, a children's pool and water slides. All in all, an excellent health spa.

Nature
8.26 km
Brakarey Island

Brakarey is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island was named after Egill's nanny and Skalla-Grimur´s slave Thorgerdur brak, after Skalla-Grimur killed her and she drowned in the sea near it. From the island is a great view over Borgarfjord.

Nature
11.99 km
Hafnarfjall mountain

The mountain Hafnarfjall near Borgarnes is part of the same extinguished central volcano as Skardsheidi and is also about 4 million years old.

The mountain is 844 m in height and its sides are rather eroded. Most of the mountain consists of basalt, but on the north side there is a small crag, which is made of granofyr. The name "flatfish" indicates its form. Let the children discover it!

On the foot of the mountain is a small forest of birch trees where the authorities of Iceland practice reforestation. It is possible to hike up the mountain beginning near the bridge over the fjord at Borgarnes.

History and Culture
16.03 km
Hvanneyri

One of the men of saga hero Egill Skallagrímsson founded the rich farm of Hvanneyri at the time of settlement.

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

Hvanneyri is also the siege of the Icelandic museum for Agriculture and Ullarselið, a wool shop.

In the springtime and autumn a lot of White-fronted Goose stay around the village, they are under protection in the area.

Nature
18.24 km
Troll Waterfalls

The Troll Waterfalls of the Grimsa river. There is a clear formation in the form of a troll face in the cliff by the river bank.

Take the troll walk and learn about trolls, folk tales and places that connect to the nature and scenery at Fossatun.

An extraordinary view and good spot to see the Skessuhorn mountain peak. Excellent for witnessing jumping salmon in the summer.

Nature
7.62 km
Skallagrimsgardur

In the heart of Borgarnes is Skallagrímsgarður, a small public park which is ideal for a picnic. The park plays an important role in Egil's Saga, as the burial mound of Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, Egil's father, is situated there. It is a good idea to relax in Skallagrímsgarður after a visit to Borgarnes swimming pool which is next to the park.

Nature
5.30 km
Einkunnir

Einkunnir is a 270 ha country park, protected for recreational use and the preservation of the typical landscape of the area. The areas' main characteristics are its rocky islands or bluffs that rise from the areas' vast flat wetlands.

Please follow the marked trails whenever possible. Do not drive off-road, damage geological formations or vegetation. Do not disturb the wildlife or light fires in vegetated areas. Please take your litter with you when you leave.

Nature
8.19 km
Bjossarolo - playground

Bjossarolo is a playground for children in Borgarnes, not far from Edduveröld or the Settlement Centre .

It was constructed by Bjorn Gudmundsson, a man who was ahead of his time and thought about recycling. He used exclusively things that had been thrown away to build up this special place. At the playground there are for example swings, slides, an old boat, a castle and a lot more in a hollow enclosed by rocks not far from the sea.

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!

History and Culture
5.83 km
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.

Today you can see a small church, the large rock that gave the place its name and an interesting sculpture at Borg by Asmundur Sveinsson commemorating Egil´s poem, Loss of a Son. A thoughtful reflection on the emptiness he felt after his son's death.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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