4 comfortable up to 6. Two Bedroom, Northern Lights, Mountain View, I
About Arny Helgadottir
Mrs. Árný Helgadóttir, Mr. Magnús Leópoldsson and our family welcome you to our farm on Hvassafell II. I am a MSc nurse and a certified guide and my husband is a realtor. For the past 10 years we have been establishing farming and tourism, which is our interest, as we are both born and raised on a farm. Our three daughters and grandchildren are also interested in countryside living and as a family we enjoy spending time together on the farm.
Arny Helgadottir purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Arny Helgadottir chose Western
We both grew up on a farm, and it has been our lifelong dream to establish our own farm. We were interested in merging farming with tourism, to give our visitors the opportunity to experience the Icelandic farming tradition, as well as the possibility to “refill their batteries” in the peaceful nature of Borgarfjörður. The location is perfect, as it is not too far from Reykjavík city, and yet the area is quiet, so it is an ideal place to experience the calming influences of nature.
What makes this Apartment unique
First and foremost, we purchased this property because of its beautiful mountain view. Furthermore, the land is optimal for raising sheep and horses. Nearby, there are a variety of hiking and horseback riding paths, which is preferable for our interests, for we enjoy hiking and horseback riding in the beautiful Icelandic nature. Especially enjoyable are the Northern Lights, for this area turned out to be a unique site for viewing them, during the fall and wintertime.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect place for a good night rest!!
This was our first time using a Home Away type of rental and it was perfect! Army was very informative and welcoming. It was easy to find right off the main road. Very clean with everything we needed to settle in for the night after a long day of traveling, make breakfast and get ready to explore some more!! We are a family of 4 adults and only stayed 2 nights but the apartment had everything and was comfortable enough to stay longer if needed. We would highly recommend Arnys Home to anyone traveling in this area of Iceland.
Happy New Year dear Bartlett’s family,
We look forward to see you next time, thank you for staying with us now😊�
My daughters spent two nights. Very easy to get to, right off highway. Borganes close by for groceries and restaurants esp The Settlement House. The apartment is well equipped for everything you need for a stay. We made a light meal one night. Loved the horses, some sheep and the neighbours cat. We spoke with Arny who is very friendly and helpful. Bed is very comfortable. The sofa mattress needs the foam topper that is provided.
Thank you for staying with us.
We hope we see you very soon again.
It was okay
The directions to the house were never given, we were told to call an hour or two before arriving which we did but didn’t receive a response. We called again when we got to Borgarnes and reached Arny then. The location is half an hour outside of Borgarnes making it 1.5 from Rejkavik. The apartment is nice but the shower drain is extremely slow and the last day my husband had to scoop the water out just so we could take showers. Arny is aware the drain is slow. We had hoped the location would be central to all the travel we wanted to do but found it further out than we thought making for very long days. The grocery store closes at 6 pm and several of the restaurants require reservations leaving us to get dinner at the N1 gas station one night which was actually not bad. Having stayed at numerous rental properties we felt there could have been more information provided for travelers especially ones from the USA such as how to use the European oven the area restaurants and the grocery etc. But Google was a great asset. Overall we give it a 7 out of 10.
An amazing stay in a beautiful farm setting
We loved our stay here. Our host was amazing and so helpful. She really made us feel at home. The apartment was excellent. One master bedroom and the living room had a sofa bed for the kids. Small but functional and updated kitchen made meal time easy. Amazing views of the farm lands and mountains was a great way to start the day. It is far from the nearest major town(35kms) but a great starting point for day trips to the west coast and southern interior of Iceland. If you really want to see and experience Iceland’s natural beauty we strongly recommend staying here.
Thank you for your warm comments and thank you for staying with us
This apartment was perfectly appointed and in a stunning location. Army was so kind and helpful. Recommend!
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for warm words😊
Very nice place to stay. Great views, all the amenities we needed.
Easy to find, easy to contact the owner. Very nice place. Everything we needed to relax after a couple of weeks of camping.
Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see very soon again
West Iceland is the mecca of the Icelandic sagas, such as Egils saga Skallagrímssonar, Eiríkssaga and Laxdæla. It has many historical sites and there is a possibility of guided tours around such sites. Birdlife in the area is rich. The nature in the area is spectacular, with its mountains, craters, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and magical lava. Furthermore, it is one of the best areas in Iceland to view Northern Lights, during the fall and wintertime.