About us: We are a family of six here at Brúnastaðir farm: Stefanía Hjördís Leifdóttir and Jóhannes Helgi Ríkharðsson and our four children – Ríkey Þöll, Kristinn Knörr, Ólafur Ísar and Leifur Hlér. Additionally the family includes on average three foster children at any time as well as hosting intern students from the Agricultural school in Greenland.
In addition to running accommodations for travellers, we keep around 850 sheep, making the autumn a fun time when we herd over 2000 ewes and lambs from the mountains.
On our farm you can find most kinds of Icelandic farm animals: goats, cows and calves, piglets, rabbits as well as horses, dogs, cats and several breeds of hens. Some of these animals are working animals but all of them are family friends. In the summers we like to plant trees and over the years we have planted over 70.000 trees in an area of 32 hectares.
Brúnastaðir is located on the north part of Tröllaskagi, 22 km (13.6 miles) from Siglufjörður. The house is 60m2 with a large high sealing attic over the entire house. All furnishings are brand new. On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen with standard fittings such as a large refrigerator, glass ceramic hob and an oven, dishwasher and a microwave. Adjoining dining and living room with a flat screen TV, DVD player and Internet connection. There is a large patio, partly covered, and a ramp so that facilitates are easily assessable for wheelchairs. On the patio there is a gas grill.
Two double bedrooms (with wardrobes) are also on the ground floor along with two spacious bathrooms with a shower. On the second floor there is a large bedroom with 4 beds and an open area with 3 beds. In total there are 11 beds in the house but there are also extra mattresses and a baby cot. Duvets and pillows for 11 people are included, bed-sheets are on all beds but linen and towels can be rented onsite. Upon departure the house can be cleaned for a fee.
The house is 155 sqm on one floor overlooking Miklavatn. All facilities are good and the house has been newly renovated for the most part. Accommodation is for 10 people in beds, but a sofa bed and extra mattresses are in the house, along with a baby cot. The house has 5 double bedrooms (with wardrobes) and 2 bathrooms. Duvets, pillows and bed sheets are for 12 people and linen and towels can be rented onsite. The house has a nice kitchen with tableware for up to 20 people and all the standard fittings such as a fridge, dishwasher and a microwave. There is a spacious dining and living room. TV, DVD and Internet connection is in the house. On the patio there is a hot tub and a gas grill. A washing machine is onsite.
The house is ideal for extended family or friends. Upon departure the house can be cleaned for a fee.
The house is 500 meters (0.3 miles) away from Miklavatn in Fljótin and a fishing license for the lake can be purchased. A great and varied birdlife is by the lake. A boat and two “sit on top” kayaks can be rented from the residents at Brúnastaðir. A Mini Zoo is within a short distance of Brúnastaðir where all the major Icelandic farm animals can be found
The newly renovated community centre Ketilás seats 130 – 140 people. It is ideal for gatherings of all sorts such as birthdays and reunions. The centre has full kitchen utilities and is equipped with a sound system. There is a small convenience store next door that is open every day in the summer and five days a week in the winter.