Our FARM KVERNÁ, by road nr. 57, is central
on the northcost of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Only one km
distance from the fishing village Grundarfjordur.
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THE FARMERS AT KVERNÁ WELCOME YOU
ACCOMMODATION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND
GROUPS UP TO 20 PERSONS
- Overnighting in farm house for 6 persons in 3 rooms; breakfast,
half- and fullboard.
- Cottage with beds for 6 persons, stylish kitchen, sitting
room, toilet, shower.
- Cottage for 6 persons with living room, kitchen and toilet.
Cottages are used not only for one night, also longer.
- Made-up beds in the farm, camping site, separate toilet
- Riding tours,day trips by car, walking, fishing.
Riding tour Ia
Arnardalsskard - Snæfellsjökull
Riding tour Ib, 14 days
Man, horses and nature.
Riding tour II
Saga trip, Berserkjahraun,Eyrbryggja.
Walking trip, 14 days.
The trip though the center of Iceland.
30 horses permanantly available
Day trip through lava fields along volcanos and
deserted farms. To follow the tracks from the people, who lived
here in earlier time and the consciounsness of ther form of
life. Rest and picnic in this delightful area.
Seven days trip around the awe-inspiring glacier
Snæfellsjökull. Special organized riding tours
in this fascinating landscape.
For example around Mt. Kirkjufell, 2 hrs.,
beautiful trip at sunset. Also to ride to Eyrarfjall,
a historical site, where Steindór a Eyri settled 1000
years ago 6 rhs.
Here at home is "BRANA", she is one of
our best riding horses in Kverná.
On television they showed the film "NONNI AND
MANNI", where you could see our horse "BRANA",
called there "GRÁNI".
The film was made in the Snæfellsnes peninsula
near the glacier Snæfelsjökull. The horses has all
gaits, it's very willing and good-natured. So you have the possibility
of riding our top horses and to enjoy a riding tour in our magnificent
and beautifull Icelandic nature.
There where the people lived in the world of the
Sagas. The famous book "KRISTNIHALD UNDIR JÖKLI",
written by Halldór Laxnes, tells us about the life here
and the landscape. Though this area, the RIDING TOUR will show
you not only the mountains and lava, also you will ride along
the attractive beach of SNÆFELLS GLACIER.
Who doesn't know the novel by Jules Verne "Journey
to the centre of the earth?" The most interesting part
of our riding tour brings us right up to the glacier where the
novel tells us, that the jurney begun.
The riding tour starts at our farm KVERNÁ
and visits all the interesting places of Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Historical trip into the Eyrbyggja Saga, through
the lava fields of the Berserkjahraun.
The lava around the glacier Snæfellsjökull
During the seven days trip the horse traks are
mostly on sand coast. It's a wild and attractive landscape,
interesting for seals and birds.
For travellers without a car, excurions can be
arranged for example around Snæfellsnes, with the
famous glacier Snæfellsjökull. If you wish,
the organizer can drive you to different places, where the sagas
begun. He will tell very interesting and impressive stories
about these wonderful places.
Pleasant trip along Kverná and its
waterfall, 1 hour. To Vatnsborg on Grundarfjall with stop at
Kvernasel, then go on to the plateau, 3 1/2 hrs. There
is the possibility of fishing in these lakes.
Walking tour around Mt. Kirkjufell (463m)
and from glacial period the very interesting Mt. Stöd (268m)
Both these mountains mostly consisting of basalt
and showing abrasions from the glacial period, are geologically
interesting. There was a period of milder climate between at
least two glacial periods. Imprints in the sediments show, that
birch trees, alder trees and other plants were growing here
in former times.
Walking tour to Helgrindur, surrounded by
mountains nearby the glacier Snæfellsjökull. It is
very recommended as a day tour.
Over Lýsudalsskard (mountain walking
tour) down to Lýsudal in Stadarsveit, approx. 5 hrs.
Old road over Arnadalsskard to Stadarsveit, also on horseback.
This trip takes over 4 hours. You can come back by bus, horses
or car. It is also possible to stay there overnight. For these
walking tours you can get maps on the farm
Under idel snow conditions it will be possible
to engage in activities such as downhill and crosscountry skiing,
including use of the skilift. For children also it is a perfect
ski paradise. Our charming surrondings also make extensive walks
and horseback excursions inviting.
The beautiful mountain scenery with frozen whaterfalls
and the frequent nothern lights leve listing impression
If you need a doctor for medicine or a dentist,
it's possible in the village.
Shopping facilities in the pretty fishingvillage
Grundarfjördur, heated outside swimming pool and sauna.
Car repairs can be arranged.
Bus stop directly nerby.
It is usually advisable to make bookings for the
befor the end of April. The other facilities are normally available
at shorter notice, and may be booked by telephone, fax, leter