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This hotel is set on a farm within the Golden Circle Region, 15 minutes’ drive from Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir hot water springs. It offers horse riding during the summer season, traditional cooking and a geothermal outdoor hot tub. At Farmhotel Efstidalur, the rooms comes with a private bathroom and a hairdryer. The simple yet fresh accommodation features wood-panelled walls and tiled floors. Free WiFi is offered throughout Farmhotel. Free parking is also available on site. Efstidalur Farmhotel has Icelandic horses for hire, which is an ideal way to explore the surrounding countryside. Lake Laugarvatn is 12 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
3 single beds
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 bunk beds
1 double bed
2 sofa beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Laugarvatn
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  • Bertille
    France France
    Very nice to have diner at the farm, basic food but very good,
  • Carolyn
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    What a fantastic farm to stay on, definitely one of the best places we stayed in throughout our trip! Loved having breakfast with the cows! Great family room and use of hot tub was very welcome!
  • Sebastian
    Germany Germany
    Very nice farm hotel. Had a small cabin with a very nice view. Heated floor kept us warm. The restaurant had good food and home made ice-cream (yummy!). While eating you are able to look into the barn and watch the farm's cows.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Sölvi

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In Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farmlife in Iceland. This familyfarm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous icecream, skyr and feta cheese. The restaurant also offers beef from the farm and other local food.
Efstidalur II is run by four siblings and their families. We recently took over the business from our parents that started and developed the concept with us as it is today. We are the 7th generation living on the property but our family has been living on Efstidalur II since around 1750. We are dairy farmers first and foremost, but since 2002 the business has developed with increased tourism in the area. In 2013 we opened the restaurant and café and began to make our own products from our milk that we offer our guest to taste and enjoy.
The local area is very scenic, lots of good views over the valley, the lake and of course the Golden circle! Great place to experience the northern lights
Languages spoken: Czech,German,English,Icelandic,Polish,Romanian

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Farmhotel Efstidalur
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Landmark view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hearing accessible
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish
  • Romanian

House rules

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From 14:00 to 19:00


From 08:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
7+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 45 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests arriving after 20:30 are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

When booking 3 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

FAQs about Farmhotel Efstidalur

  • The prices at Farmhotel Efstidalur may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Farmhotel Efstidalur has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Farmhotel Efstidalur is 5.6 miles from the centre of Laugarvatn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Farmhotel Efstidalur is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Farmhotel Efstidalur offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • Yes, Farmhotel Efstidalur is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Farmhotel Efstidalur include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Family

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Farmhotel Efstidalur on this page.

  • Guests staying at Farmhotel Efstidalur can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet