About this listing
Welcome to my beautiful and comfortable homestay. Soak in panoramic views of the Faxaflói bay from an eclectic and artsy environment. I rent out rooms in my home which is located above my art studio.
A serene setting with expansive vistas conducive to repose. The house is set on the end of a peninsula poetically named Saeunn - Sea, she who is loved. All views from the kitchen and living room are stunning. The interior is comfortable and elegant. The walls are adorned with artworks. Your room is furnished with a king size bed and accesses a private half-bath.
The full bath, living area and kitchen are shared spaces. Feel at home to cook a meal in the kitchen. Linens and bedding are included and the kitchen is equipped with pots, pans and spices.
Interaction with Guests
Please let me know if you would like a tour of my art studio. If you have any questions I am usually in my studio painting.
Borgarnes is a perfect home base to travel around west Iceland. It's a very friendly and quaint town with hiking opportunities and exploring along the picturesque coast is a must. There are 2 grocery stores and a very good bakery: Geirabakari Kaffihus featured as Papa Joe's in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (by the way the views from the scene at Papa Joe's are the views from our home). Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð is my favorite cafe, they serve home-made waffles with cream. Ljómalind Farmers Market has home made ice cream, fresh eggs and more local delights. The Settlement Center is an excellent restaurant (open until 9 pm) and serves a vegetarian buffet daily (11-15pm).
Borgarnes has basketball courts, jogging paths, and a pretty park. I appreciate that we're close to many caves and glaciers and day trips are easy. I like to drive the Snæfellsnes highway and hike the Snæfelsjokull glacier as adventurously described in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. Continue on anywhere in any direction and discover what locals refer to as the REAL Iceland.
Marvel pristine coastlines and visit quaint villages. Patient hikers may spot arctic foxes and falcons. Killer whales and dolphins can be spotted further up in the bay and are best seen with a tour. Coastal drives, fishing, geothermal hot pot hunting and hiking are great past times. During the fall, wintertime and springtime NORTHERN LIGHTS sweep through the skies.
The Saga Route is a historical literary travel route that passes through Borgarnes. Visit the artist Pall Husafell known for his stone and drift wood instruments.
Walking or biking through town is fun. Visiting coastal areas is best by car however there are regular buses to Stykkisholmur, Holmavik and Reykjavik. Hitchhiking is easy and common in Iceland.
Other Things to Note
Airbnb has 2 kinds of listings; Bed and Breakfast and Room. We are listed as a room. Feel free to use our kitchen to prepare your breakfast. Also the bakery has many nice treats and opens early.
My home has many rooms aside from the 2 rooms I host at Airbnb I also host work-away volunteers on occasion.
Upon arrival please park your car on the street in front of the house. There is space enough for three cars . Please parallel park your car so that 2 other cars can park as well.
We also have 2 kittens and 1 mama cat!
Most homes in Iceland have have a no shoes policy. It may be good to pack slippers or inside shoes. This is a non smoking house . Quiet hours in the shared spaced are from 10 pm.