Bjarteyjarsandur is a working farm that offers active involvement in the activities of the farm. In Bjarteyjarsandur you can rent a room or a cottage or even a camping place, go on hikes, walk the beaches and get to know the families and the animals in the area. When you stay in Bjarteyjarsandur you can take part in the family life, eat the traditional Icelandic food, chat with the family and get to know the life of Icelanders.
Bjarteyjarsandur is a meat producing farm with over 600 sheep plus horses, cats, dogs, hens and wool producing rabbits. There is also a vegetable garden and a hot-house in Bjarteyjarsandur. The families are even experimenting with mussel farming. On the beaches you can watch the birds and pick some mussels.
Bjarteyjarsandur has been specializing in visits of young people, families and school groups of all ages. In Bjarteyjarsandur there is an emphasis on introducing the farm work, presenting the animals and the history and nature in the area. This area is the site of one of the sagas and genetically the animals are the same as the animals brought to Iceland at the time of the settlement except for the rabbits. Staying at Bjarteyjarsandur gives a great chance for young groups of foreign origin to get to know the country life in Iceland.
Bjarteyjarsandur farm has a naturebased policy. The families work in the spirit of ecological and sustainable way of life and respecting the environment. In Bjarteyjarsandur there is Gallery Álfhóll with home-made craft from the farm. Bjarteyjarsandur offers a wide variety of activities. You can go on hiking tours, e.g. to the neighbouring highest waterfall in Iceland, or you can listen to stories about the settlement in the area. Just ask and you can get tailormade tours in the area.
For more information about Bjarteyjarsandur go to website www.bjarteyjarsandur.is