Nes in Reykholtsdalur, Accommodation, Golf course and Restaurant

Posted on January 11, 2019

The farm Nes in Reykholtsdalur was established in 1937. It is located  in the middle of the valley between the river Reykjadalsá and highway 518, with a view to Reykholt, the glaciers, and the mountains to the east. Find accommodation at one of Iceland‘s newest golf courses.  Whether you stay to enjoy your favourite pastime or to simply relax after site-seeing around in this beautiful area; we have a place for you. We can provide information in English and Danish about the nature, history and life in the area. Our guesthouse opened in 2009, a nine-hole golf course, Reykholtsdalsvöllur, in 2008.

The Clubhouse includes a restaurant with seats for up to 60 guests. Reykholtsdalsvöllur is the home course for the local golf club „Golf Club Skrifla“. In the neighborhood visitors may find several interesting places for sightseeing, as well as historic spots, hot springs and  bird-life along the river, waterfalls, lava caves, and more. Three generations have lived on the farm Nes; first with mixed farming, and later dairying until 2006. The grassland is good, so the fields are used for haymaking. The owners and hosts is Bjarni Guðráðsson.     Webpage


The following are some of the many interesting places to visit in the vicinity of NES:

The historical site at Reykholt is only 2.5 km from Nes. There are exhibitions about the history of Reykholt, and work and life of the medieval writer Snorri Sturluson in Snorrastofa. Fosshótel and a small grocery is also there. See (picture 1)
Lava Waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss (18 km) (picture 2)
The Lava Man, „Hraunkarl“ near by Surtshellir  (34 km) (picture 3)
The lava cave Surtshellir in Hallmundarhraun. (35 km) (picture 4)
Hot Spring, named „Vellir“ is in the river Reykjadalsá about 2 km walk from Nes. (picture 5)
Deildartunguhver and the greenhouse farm Víðigerði are 5 km away. (picture 6)
Along the Rauðsgil is a notable and interesting canyon view. (6 km9  (picture 7)
In Kleppjárnsreykir there is a swimming pool and elementary school (6 km). Also a diner and some greenhouse farms. (picture 8)
The nearest town is Borgarnes. (37 km. picture 9)

  • Nes Reykholtsdal, 311 Borgarnesi
  • Tel. +354 435 1472 og +354 893 3889,
  • email:
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