Self catering Lodge Brekka in West Iceland

About Brekka

Brekka, meaning slope, is situated on the perfect hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding Sulur mountain ranges and is only 45 minutes from Reykjavik. Enjoy the comfort of this warming lodge with large open spaces and a surrounding terrace. You can enjoy the best views of the area from the deck, or even from inside Brekka itself. Relax in the geothermal tub surrounded by the natural birch trees as you breathe in the pristine Icelandic air! Brekka’s location is superb, with a great view of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean, changing shades of light and a little creek flowing at the edge of the property to add just that little bit extra serenity to a perfect lodge and location, wich offers a lot of privacy.

Brekka was finished in 2013 and is ideal for 6 people but can accommodate 8 people on request, with an additional double pull out couch in the open-air loft upstairs which is ideal for children. Brekka is perfectly located near some of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders, as well as being centrally located within easy access to Reykjavik (45 minutes drive) and Keflavik International airport (1.5 hours drive).

Heading up North, to the East, to the Golden Circle or to the Westfjords? We also run the beautiful "Hamragil" lodge by the town Akureyri, "Borgarbrekka" lodge in the South East of Iceland (between Vestrahorn and Estrahorn) "Tvera" lodge at the south coast of the Westfjords and Stekkar Lodge in the Golden Circle. Brekka is only 150 meters away from an almost identical lodge, Langholt (max 5 pers), which also belongs to the group of Nordic Lodges.

If booked for more than 6 people, a surcharge of €33 per person per night will apply.

Equipment - Brekka
  • Bedrooms: 3 (Double Beds x2, Single Beds x2, Sofa Bed x1)
  • Bathrooms: 1 Family Bathroom
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check In: 16:00
  • Check Out: 11:00
  • Nearest Groceries: 3KM (summer), 25KM (winter)
  • Nearest Airport: KEF 90KM
  • Luxuries: Quality cottage with Open Space and Great Views. Fiber Glass Internet Access & Floor Heating.
  • Utilities: Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine + More.
  • Provided: Linen, Made-up beds, Towels.
  • Access: Secure Parking, reasonably easy access for a wheel chair.
  • Outdoor: Large terrace, abundant nature surroundings, BBQ & hot tub with geothermal water.
Places of Interest

Glymur waterfall

Glymur waterfall is the highest waterfall in Iceland
The waterfall Glymur (Meaning "noise-maker" is 198 meters tall and is the highest in Iceland. It's located at the end of the bay Hvalfjordur, from Brekka / Langholt Lodge simply drive left and along the Rd 47 for 20 minutes and take a left turn on the trail road when you see the sign, "Glymur". This is a great hike, but needs to be made with a care in the winter time and in slippery conditions. The hike takes about one hour, but the extended hike up along the waterfall and across the river up on the top and back (the best way to see the falls) takes 3 to 4 hours return.

Golden Circle

Geysir is located at the Golden Circle
Head to the Golden Circle by driving around the bay Hvalfjordur and take the Rd 48 to Thingvellir, then on to Geysir and Gullfoss and the same way back. Alternatively take the tunnel in the direction of Reykjavik and then Rd 36 to Thingvellir.  As a part of the circle during summer, and driving a 4x4 vehicle, you can reach Gullfoss ‘from behind’ by turning left on to Rd. 47, left again to Rd. 50 and right on to Rd. 52. Proceed and go on the scenic trail F338 south of the glacier Langjokull. The Gold Circle tour could take up to 8 - 9 hours.

Waterfalls Hraunfossar & Barnafoss

Hraunfossar waterfall in Autumn
You can reach the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss by driving left onto Rd 47 and then left again onto Rd 53 which merges into Rd 518 (alternatively you take Rd 47 to your right, which merges into Rd 1, then off to your right before the town of Borgarnes onto Rd 518). It takes up to 1.5 hours to get there. Still another possibility is to take the summer-mountain trail 550 from Þingvellir, or from Rd 52 onto F550 through the valley Lundarreykjadalur and drive beside the glacier Langjökull north to the tourism area Husafell. A 4x4 vehicle recommended.

Deildartunguhver Hot Spring

Deildartunguhver, the biggest hot spring in Europe yielding almost 200 liters of boiling water in a second, is to your left when driving on the Rd 50 just past the junction 518 (to Reykholt).

Peninsula Snæfellsnes

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall in the foreground with Kirkufjell mountain in the background.
Drive to the black church by Hotel Budir with the spectacular view of the glacier Snæfellsjökull. Also great view on the glacier from the small black beach at Djúpalónssandur. One of the most famous photo spots in Iceland is at the small waterfall in foreground and the spectacular mountain Kirkjufell in background close to the town Grundarfjörður.
More information on, and for weather forecast and for road conditions in winter.
  • Tunnel into the glacier Langjökull above tourist environment Húsafell:
  • Guided tour into the lava tube “Víðgelmir":
  • Horse riding tours, short or long: (about 50 km north of Brekka), (about 20 km west of Brekka)
  • Snowmobile tours at glacier Langjökull, above Húsafell (only summer):
  • The great bathing facility, Krauma, is located just by the infamous hot spring Deildartunguhver:
  • Hike along the cliffy coast at the village Arnarstapi in Snæfellsnes, possibly ending at the Café Fjöruhúsið at Hellnar.
  • Guided tour into the lava tube “Vatnshellir” at Snæfellsnes peninsula:
  • A unique volcanologic experience by a hoist into the earth. Down to a 213 m deep volcanic crater east of Reykjavik:
  • For whale watching in almost all seasons of the year the company Elding runs tours from the old harbour down town in Reykjavík:
  • Next door restaurant is at Hotel Glymur, renowned for first class meals. By calling the staff there it might even pick you up and bring back:
  • Restaurant Galito in town Akranes:
  • Restaurant Gamla Kaupfélagið (the old Coop-store) in Akranes. FB: Gamla Kaupfélagið
  • The Settlement Center (Landnámssetrið) in town Borgarnes, also café and open for lunch:
  • Pizzeria, FB: La Colina - Pizzeria
  • Hraunsnef, a good local food farm restaurant by the Ring Road leading to the north:
  • Hótel Búðir, a fine dining:
  • The unique - scenic café place “Fjöruhúsið” (The Shorehouse) by village Hellnar, south west Snæfellsnes, FB: Fjöruhúsið Hellnum
  • Restaurant Bjargarsteinn in town Grundarfjörður. Specializing in fish. Tel: +354 438 6770.
  • Restaurant Narfeyrarstofa in town Stykkisholmur, an established restaurant in one of the nice old houses in town:
  • In Reykjavik there are many outstanding restaurants. Here an example of few of them downtown:,, and at the old harbour. And there’s also quite a convivial atmosphere at the combined restaurants at the Grandi Foodhall across the old harbour: . The restaurant Askur, east of down town Reykjavik, is known for offering reasonably priced courses: But if you would like to enjoy a typical Icelandic, simple, priceworthy food among the natives, you could during the week visit Múlakaffi (open to 20:00):
    Still one more recommendation for a tasting experience of Icelandic food. It's in Reykjavik: Reykjavik Food walk
  • The Settelment Center in Borgarnes offers very good exhibition of the first settlers of Iceland 870 - 950 AD according to the Book of Settlement:
  • The sculpture at the Farm Borg, just west of Borgarnes on Rd. 54, devoted to the Saga character Egill Skallagrimsson and his daughter Þorgerður (The saga of Egil) is worth visiting.
  • The sculpture of "Bárður Snæfellsás” the patron of the people of Snæfellsnes is not to be overlooked at the village Arnarstapi in Snæfellsnes. Created by Ragnar Kjartansson, father of Kjartan Ragnarsson, Actor and Director, who runs the Settlement Center at Borgarnes, father of Ragnar Kjartansson, a renown contemporary artist in Europe and America!
  • Bjarnarhöfn, close to the village Stykkisholmur. Renown for curing the Greenland shark to “kæstur hákarl” -for some people the most disgusting food in Iceland -still heavily belonging the Icelandic culinary culture. You’ll almost get interested in tasting this ammonium smelling shark meat together with dried haddock -“Harðfiskur”- when you visit the museum of shark-catching:
  • Reykjavik. Buildings (Harpa, Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan), The old harbour, sculptures (Sun Vessel, Þúfa, Leifur Eiríksson), music ( and - Secret solstice, Icelandic Airwaves, Sonar, Myrkir Músíkdagar), miscellaneous museums, one of them being the Phallolocical museum - just to mention one:

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minimum booking 5 nights

Discount: 10% for min 7 nights, 20% for 14 nights and more

350 € per night (for up to 6 people) + 280 € booking fee

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Langholt Lodge in South West Iceland

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>>> See Langholt


Nordic Lodges Island Ferienhaus Tvera

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Experience the solitude of Hamragil, a beautiful spacious lodge in the centre of the north of Iceland.

>>> See Hamragil


In the center of the most famous sights of Iceland. Only 1h and 15‘ from Reykjavik. Midst in the Southern lowlands with an easy access to some of the most impressive sights of Icelandic nature.

>>> See Stekkar


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>>> See Borgarbrekka