A charming country lodge closely connected to horses and nature
, conveniently located mid-way between Reykjavik and Akureyri. Accommodation for 55 guests in nicely decorated rooms with private or shared facilities.
Gauksmýri is also a horse centre. The horse rental
is open all year and short horse riding tours are operated four times per day during summer. A longer tour, to the spectacular horse round-up
in Víðidalur Valley, is on offer in October each year. Gauksmýri also offers horse shows
for groups both indoors and outdoors where participants can learn about the five gaits of the Icelandic horse and afterwards have a look into the stables. Riding courses are available during winter in English and German.
The ambitious menu at Gauksmýri's on-site restaurant includes fresh ingredients
such as homegrown vegetables from the greenhouse and home-made bread. There is also a popular barbeque buffet every day during summer. Dinner on offer all year round for guests and lunch buffet for groups. The spacious dining hall offers impressive views to distant mountains and glaciers.
Nearby Gauksmýrartjörn Lake is a paradise for birdwatching
enthusiasts. A wheelchair-accessible path leads to a bird hide complete with binoculars and books.
Gauksmýri is well located for sightseeing
in North West iceland. Nearby attractions include the Seal Centre at Hvammstangi, Hvítserkur Cliff, historic Breiðabólsstaður and Kolugljúfur Canyon.
The hosts at Gauksmýri strive to provide a friendly and welcoming service and have an active environmental policy. >
Gauksmýri was Farm of the Month in September 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.Open:
How to find?
Gauksmýri is by road no. 1
From Borgarnes: As you leave the village Borgarnes, take direction Akureyri on road no. 1. When you arrive at a roundabout take the exit onto road no 1 in the direction of Akureyri. You need to drive for about 115 km on road no. 1 (passing the heath Holtavörðuheiði) before you come to the farm Gauksmýri (on your left).
From Akureyri: Leave Akureyri on road no. 1, direction Reykjavík. Stay on road no 1 for about 195 km (passing through the villages Varmahlíð and Blönduós) before you come to the farm Gauksmýri (on your right).