Bjarteyjarsandur is a working farm located in Hvalfjörður fjord, West Iceland. Accommodation is available in two fully equipped cottages, 1x5 persons (2 bedrooms) and 1x6 persons (3 bedrooms), with hot tubs and fantastic views, in addition to a campsite.
At Bjarteyjarsandur sheep farming
and tourism are combined to form a unique experience for the visitor. The hosts offer their guests a homely atmosphere
and take great care in conserving the environment
Hvalfjörður fjord has alot to offer those who enjoy the outdoors
, e.g. shore excursions, guided walking tours, bicycling and sea swimming. Guests can also take part in regular farm activities
such as the sheep round-up, sheep shearing and mussel-picking.
The farm has many animals
on display and there is a playground for children.
Bjarteyjarsandur offers good facilities for groups. They are often received in the Barn
, where a simple menu is on offer featuring many locally produced foods
such as organic lamb, homemade paté, dandelion honey, jams and chutneys. In group visits, guests are also often shown around the farm and can take part in seasonal farm activities such as the lambing season and hay-gathering.Art gallery
'Gallery Alfholl' is open all year round, arts and crafts and local food products for sale. Christmas market in December. >
Bjarteyjarsandur was Farm of the Month in July 2012. Farm of the Month
is a special recognition based on customer feedback and an assessment by the Icelandic Farm Holidays staff of demonstrated outstanding quality, service and innovation.
All year, advance bookings in winter. Farm animals:
Sheep, horses, pigs, rabbits, dogs, hens, ducks and a cat. Shopping:
Akranes 32 km, Ferstikla 5 km. Swimming pool:
Hlaðir 5 km. Golf:
Þórisstaðir 7 km. English spoken.
How to find?
Bjarteyjarsandur is by road no. 47
- two choices:
A) via the tunnel of Hvalfjörður (road toll ISK 1000,-).
Leave Reykjavík heading towards Akureyri on main ring road no. 1. About 15 km after you leave Reykjavík you come to the village of Mosfellsbær and when you have passed it you need to continue some 20 km before you come to the Hvalfjörður tunnel and after you have passed the tunnel you need to continue about 12 km before turning right into Hvalfjarðarvegur (road no. 47). You continue on this road for about 15 km when you see Bjarteyjarsandur on your left.
B) via the Hvalfjörður fjord.
Leave Reykjavík heading towards Akureyri on main ring road no. 1. About 15 km after you leave Reykjavík you come to the village of Mosfellsbær and when you have passed it then you need to continue about 20 km on road no. 1 before turning right into Hvalfjarðarvegur (road no. 47). You continue on this road along the fjord and after some 45 km you see Bjarteyjarsandur on your right.
From Borgarnes: Leaving Borgarnes heading towards Reykjavík on main ring road no. 1. As you leave Borgarnes you continue about 20 km on road no. 1 before turning left into Hvalfjarðarvegur (road no. 47). You continue on this road for about 15 km when you see Bjarteyjarsandur on your left.