Welcome to my beautiful and comfortable homestay. Soak in panoramic views of the Faxaflói bay from an eclectic and artsy environment. I am an artist and 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.
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. There are 2 bikes, fishing gear and lake license available for your use.
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 or in the garden.
Borgarnes is a friendly and quaint town. Stroll along the picturesque coast. There are good grocery stores, an excellent bakery (Papa Joe's in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), an organic market, very good restaurants (open until 9 pm) even one that serves a vegetarian buffet daily (11-15pm) and another that has homemade soup daily. It 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 bald eagles. Killer whales and dolphins can be spotted further up in the bay and is 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
Borgarnes is a perfect home base to travel around west Iceland.
My home has many rooms aside from the Airbnb guest room I also host interns at the museum and work-awayers.
Upon arrival please park your car on the street in front of the house.
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 and garden.
Everything's awesome in Michelle's lovely room! We had a really great time and we met wonderful people (like the Borgarnes own Harrison Ford : Handsome Jack himself! ;) ). Going there is more than highly recommended!
We had no contact with Michelle prior to our arrival but she really made it up when we arrived. We shared a really nice evening with her and the personn living there at the moment. Recommend it!
Michelle is awesome and she has a beautiful home. The house has the most stunning views of the water and mountains. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Michelle went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and we really enjoyed our stay!
Michelle is a great host. She was so helpful and accommodating. The room was very pleasant and we felt very much at home. The view from the lounge room is stunning. We would have loved to stay longer if our schedule would have aloud it. We highly recommend Michelle's place.
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This house is AAMAZING!!! Definitely not somewhere I would have ever thought to have stayed in real life! And Michelle, absolutely incredible. So friendly, happy, bubbly and super helpful with info on the area, making phone calls for us etc. The pictures do this house no justice however, it's so pituresque and ridiculously beautiful! Location is perfect, Borgarnes isn't a huge town and Michelles town is close to everything, walking or car.
Definitely, 100% coming back here for the Spring!
Thanks for having us Michelle!!!
Kyla and Pat
We had a pleasant stay in Michelles house. She invited us for christmasdiner and we were welcome to sit and relax in her beautiful livingroom:) The bedroom is also very comfortable.... And! If you come from Holland; bring some 'stroopwafels'.
Groetjes! Elise & Hilde
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I'm an artist. I love cloudscapes, seascapes, shell fish and (website hidden), wine tasting, and coastal hikes. I'm learning the Tango and Icelandic. Both are challenging. I love to travel whether it be hiking, walking, biking, tuk tuks, rickshas, taxi's, limo's, canoes, boating, sailing, ballooning, cruising, or flying...but don't drive.