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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 7.5 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Farmhotel Efstidalur has been welcoming guests since 24 Mar 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
1 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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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, Is your restaurant open and until what time are you serving dinner tonight please? Many thanks, Victoria
    Hi Victoria. Yes we are serving dinner until 20:00 every day. Best regards, Kristín
    Answered on 6 June 2021
  • Hi, will your restaurant be open in April?
    Hi, yes our restaurant will be open every day from 11:30-20:00
    Answered on 28 March 2022
  • Do you have laundry facilities?
    We have laundry service, 5000,- for a big load.
    Answered on 28 May 2022
  • Hi. Do you allow late check in?? After 22:00 PM?
    Hello, Check in after 22.00 Is through phone. If you have a reservation with us it is good that you let us know if you are checking in after 20.00.
    Answered on 1 September 2021
  • Do you have any rooms without shared bathroom? And how many people share the bathroom?
    Hi, we have rooms with private facilities and then 4 rooms that share 1 bathroom and 1 shower
    Answered on 28 March 2022
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Hosted by Sölvi

Host review score

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


    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of Farmhotel Efstidalur
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Landmark view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Horse riding Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured 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
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish
  • Romanian

House rules

Farmhotel Efstidalur takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 19:00


08:00 - 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 aged 8 years and above are considered 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

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club Farmhotel Efstidalur accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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.

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FAQs about Farmhotel Efstidalur

  • Guests staying at Farmhotel Efstidalur can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Farmhotel Efstidalur is 5.6 miles from the centre of Laugarvatn.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Farmhotel Efstidalur by:

    • Car 1h 10min

  • Room options at Farmhotel Efstidalur include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Family

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

  • Farmhotel Efstidalur has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • 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.

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

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