Goat farm in south Iceland

Goat farm in south Iceland

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Skálatjörn was build 2008

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  1. We are a couple who live on the goat farm Skálatjörn, close to Reykjavik (60 min drive). for visitors who like to experience the real Icelandic country side. Skálastjörn is on an excellent location for those who want to travel to the spectacular places on the southwest part of Iceland, the famous Golden Circle is for example close by our farm, and the mountain tracks of Fjallabaksleið is few kilometers away. Going to Vestmannaeyjar is also an excellent daytrip from our house. Through our livingroom window you can see two of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla.
    You can also unwind yourself and enjoying the calming pace of the countrylife. We have three dogs Max Burkni and Dís , and 25 goats, and 2 cats Emma and Finnur so we need people to take care of them when they stay and also have animal and know how to take care of them it need to feed the coat once peer day and rinse the flour and give them water and take care of our 3 dogs and 2 cats
    In front of the house is a pond with wild ducks swimming and nesting. Skálatjörn is close to Selfoss (15 min drive), the third largest town in Iceland, where you can go swimming, golfing or dining. In the neighbourhood are several horse rentals.
    Skálatjörn was built in 2006, therefore, it is a confortable and modern standard home . We enjoy having guests and we like them to feel like home,There is tvo room in our house and in the room is 2 single bed.
    view to Hekla volcano ,Eyjafjallajökull.
    welcome to us We also offer free wifi our webside www.skalatjorn.is
    Best regard Helena and Stefan .

  2. We are proud goat farmers that moved from Reykjavik city in 2014 after having been living there for the past 30 years. Before moving to the countryside Helena worked as a hairdresser and had her own salon but Stefán worked as a carpenter and brikclayer. We have w 2 boys one live with us and one in Reykjavík
    We look forward to welcoming our guests and give them a touch of what it is like to live in the countryside in Iceland

  3. there is lot of picture on our webside www.skalatjorn.is and we have a instagram skalatjorn homstay helena . and facebook skálatjörn and skálatjorn homestay on youtupe we are stubbalub .

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Where is it?

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How to get to South Iceland
It’s actually quite easy to get here. We’re “just around the corner” from Reykjavik capital area.
By car you can drive from Reykjavik (30min) and then you are entering the west side of South Iceland and visiting attractions like Hveragerdi, Thingvellir National Park and Selfoss.
You can enter South Iceland straight from Keflavík via Grindavík road (nr. 43) and the South Coast Road (nr. 427).
You can also enter South Iceland from East Iceland visiting attractions like Hofn, Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Stunning places
The south of Iceland abounds with magnificent and scenic locations well worth visiting. Winter puts no damper on the area’s beauty and provides its own opportunities. Sitting in the snow nursing a hot cup of cocoa, gazing at the sky and watching the northern lights perform their exotic pirouettes should be on everyone´s bucket list.
The south of Iceland has some of the country’s most diverse nature. Glaciers, volcanoes, volcanic islands, geothermal areas, glacial rivers, black sands, vast meadows, marshes, lakes of all sorts, untouched highlands and long black beaches. Many places have become well known for their beauty and wonder, including the waterfalls Gullfoss, Háifoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The south is rich with geothermal energy and is also home to the famous Geysir, whose name has become a synonym for erupting hot springs in several languages. The area surrounding Geysir has been designated a protected area.
Mountain Hekla – Volcano
MT. Hekla is one of the most famous volcanoe in the world. An active volcano for centuries, Mount Hekla is one of the most famous in the world. Old tales tell of the belief that the souls of the condemned traveled through Hekla’s crater on their way to hell. The whole mountain ridge of Hekla is about 40 km long. The fissure which splits the mountain ridge is about 5,5 km long. The mountain is about 1491 m high and rising.Over the past 7000 years Hekla has had five big fissure eruptions. The biggest eruptions were 4000 and 2800 years ago. Traces of these two eruptions can be found in the soil in the North and the North-East of Iceland. The biggest layer of tephra from one eruption fell in the eruption 2800 years ago. It covers about 80% of the country and its volume was around 12 cubic km. Traces of it has been found in various places all over Scandinavia and in parts of Europe.It is thought that Hekla has had at least twenty eruptions since the settlement of Iceland. The biggest and first recorded eruption was in 1104, although very likely there had been many more during the time of Viking settlement. It is thought that Hekla has had at least twenty eruptions since the settlement of Iceland. The biggest eruption was in 1104. Hekla has erupted five times in the 20th century, the last time in February 2000.The effects of the violent eruptions were disastrous. The whole island was strown with volcanic ash, which, where they did not smother the grass outright, gave it a poisonous taint. The cattle that ate of it were attacked by a murrain, of which great numbers died. The ice and snow, which had gathered about the mountain for a long period of time, were wholly melted by the heat. Masses of pumice weighing nearly half a ton were thrown to a distance of between four and five miles.

Buzzy restaurants
tryggvaskáli selfoss
Cool bars
selfoss
Cozy cafés
kaffi krús selfoss
Spot of exercise
in selfoss 20 km away swimming and gym
Day tripping
seljalandsfoss ,reykjavík gullfoss geysir akranes and lot of places

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