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Lýsuhóll-Snæhestar

Lýsuhóll is a small family business. Accommodation offered in cosy little cottages and a guesthouse with double and single rooms. There is a restaurant and horse back riding tours are offered.

During summer you can rent six cosy little summer cottages which consist of a bedroom, a living-room, a small kitchen, shower and toilet and are ideal for two or four people, especially families. From all the cottages you have a fantastic view of the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the mountains and the sea.

Accommodation is also available in two bigger houses with 4 rooms each which can be used all year round. There are two twin/double rooms, one single and a big family room. They all have a washing basis in the room and share two bathrooms with showers. There is a kitchen with all the basic equipment and a cosy sitting and dining room. There is a hot tub on the veranda.

Horse riding tours offered on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, mostly along the wide beaches of Iceland's most beautiful horse riding area "Löngufjörur". Longer and shorter guided horse riding tours available upon request.

Swimmingpool and hot tub nearby the farm (with warm mineral water directely from the ground).

Lýsuhóll-Snæhestar

Lýsuhóll, Snæfellsnesi

GPS Points N64° 50' 22.752" W23° 13' 21.406"
Fax

435-6816

Accommodation 8 Rooms / 22 Beds / 4 Houses
Opening period All year
Service Dogs allowed Open year round Horse riding Smoking not allowed Walking path Home catering Cottage rental Bird watching Viewing point Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Seal colony Coffe shop Restaurant Camping ground Swimming pool Cooking facilities Racetrack Washing machine Hot pot Snowcat trips Golf course Grocery store Snowmobile rental Credit cards accepted

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