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Efstidalur 2, 801 Laugarvatn, Iceland – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 88 reviews)
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Tub
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Russian, Icelandic, English
Samkaup strax (8.1miles)
Efsti-dalur restaurant (55yrd)
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 45 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 88 reviews
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A wondeful place to stop when you visit the Gold Circle : a real farm in which farmers and family are here for you. Nice bedrooms with all facilities (we had room number 4). We had dinner in the restaurant where we had the best hamburger we ever ate ! The taste of the beef was amazing !!! And home-made ice cream to finish the dinner !! We recommend to everybody you visit the Gold Circle to stop here for one or two nights and appreciate that peacfull location and so Nice people.
*The bar where you can watch the cows while enjoying their own home made ice cream. *Breakfast *Cosy room *One of the dinner plates *Being able to pat the calves *Location close to Geysir, meaning we got there early in the morning and we almost had the place to ourselves.
One of us was very happy with the dinner, the other of us was not (bad communication with the kitchen). Was also hoping for more animal interaction.
We loved staying here. The rooms were very nice and with heated tile floors! The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The food was great! Would definitely stay here again.
This is a great spot for Geysir, Gullfoss and Fontana spa. Great little log like cabins. Very warm with good bathroom facilities. Wonderfully peaceful with great views. This working farm is also packed with character and charm.
It is really a good place to meet Northern lights and we success finally. It is amazing that the place is dark enough and no hills or obstacles surrounding that you are easy to find a place to enjoy the northern lights show. The home made ice-cream is delicious but the main course is just fair. The towel us clean and with good smell.
The door lock was out of order that repair is a must. The price us a little high in compare with the facility provided, renovation is recommended.
Located less than 20km from Geysir & Gullfoss, this cozy, family-run farm hotel is perfectly situated for day trips on the Golden Circle. Don't miss the Barta Burger and ice cream at the hotel's beautiful restaurant, made from beef and diary from the farm. Even the locals come to eat here. Our room was nice and toasty in the winter with good light and nice views. This place is a true gem, hidden away in plain sight!
We had a great stay here. The rooms are basic, but very comfortable. We loved the main lodge, where there's a cafe (with house made ice cream!), and restaurant. The complimentary breakfasts in the morning were fantastic. This is a nice, relaxing spot from which to base a few-days Golden Circle excursion. There's not much going on around the hotel itself, but if you're looking for a low-key, rather secluded spot, you wouldn't be able to find much better.
Breakfast, and the main hall
We had to cancel our reservation at the last minute due to storms and road closures and they were very responsive, gracious and did not charge us despite our late cancellation. We loved the look of this place and hope to stay there on a future visit!
This is such a wonderful place! The rooms are cozy and beautiful and quiet, large and comfortable, with radiant floor heating and beautiful views. Breakfast (included) was a heavenly buffet of milk fresh from their cows and a generous array of breakfast items from waffles to herring to eggs from their chickens. I highly suggest taking dinner there - there are windows looking out over their cows and it is among the loveliest things I've ever seen. Not to mention the food is excellent. The soup was exquisite. The staff were fantastic. They have an array of sweaters hand knitted by ladies in the community for sale that are just beautiful and quite reasonably priced. I could not resist perusing these while enjoying their famous ice cream. I cannot recommend Farmhouse Efsti Dalur highly enough!!!
Great location on the Golden Circle. Food was excellent, made with farm produced ingredients. Room was spacious & clean. Bed was comfortable. Dining room offered view into the dairy barn.
Fresh food--particularly beef and dairy products--was fabulous.
Very friendly and welcoming owners and staff. Very good food in the restaurant at, yes, a surprise, affordable prices. You can eat your delicious meal whilst looking down through windows onto the very well-cared for cows in their own 'dining-room' eating their food. Brilliant! Excellent location, very comfortable log cabin accommodation. All in all, a great place to stay if you like feeling close to the land. If you prefer cityscapes, this is probably not for you.
The fact we had to leave :(
- very good restaurant
- the shower went from hot to cold all the time - water smells like "egg"
This was our favorite of the six places we stayed in Iceland. A very unique experience! Staff was super friendly - made us feel like friends of the family.
The temperature in the shower was difficult to control. Ran from scalding hot to lukewarm in 15-second cycles. Considering all the other things we enjoyed, we would not let this stop us from making a return trip!
the room was clean nice atmosphere, very cosy friendly staff, you have the impression to be at home,
The design. The food. The place.
- Access to see the barn through the cafe - Room was very comfortable and clean
Probably the best accommodation in all of Iceland. Great concept, romantic, cozy and high standards.
Very kind and accommodating staff. Excellent breakfast buffet and great food and ice cream sourced from the farm in the on-site restaurant. Room was clean, cozy and quiet with a beautiful view. Happy friendly farm dogs, horses and cows. Very well situated between town of Laugarvatn and sights Gulfoss and Geysir and close to Thingvellir National Park. Best value of all the places we have stayed so far in Iceland. Would absolutely return.
The room in the log cabins was lovely, good size and clean. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent, and the breakfast included homemade bread and skyr. Absolutely lovely.
Can't think of anything I didn't like.
Very nice, spacious and clean cabin. Delicious food in the restaurant.
Compared with other Iceland accommodations, this farm hotel provided good value. Great location! Being able to watch cows in the barn through windows while having dinner, is something unique. Rating 8+ seems too low. Great view from the breakfast room as well.
- very well equipped, nice and warm all-wooden rooms -good breakfast
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