Welcome to Hjarðarból

Hjarðarból Guesthouse is located in south Iceland, and is a great choice as the first night, since it is only one hour from the airport.

Hjarðarból Guesthouse is owned and operated by Helga and her family. If you like the country side but you don’t want to be too far from Reykjavík then Hjarðarból Guesthouse is the place for you, we dedicate ourselves in making your stay in Iceland as good as possible.

We are always working on being best, so we encourage you to tell us what we could do better.

The History

The farm Hjarðarból was a part of a government project to give people that wanted to be farmers a chance to do so.

The Old House, as we call is, was built around 1950 by Kristján and his wife Halldóra, they built up a beautiful farm with with cattle, horses and sheep.

The main building, built around the same time, was a barn with two sour hey towers and room for some cattle. The towers are still standing, the barn is now the main hall and our lounge is where the cattle was.

Connected to The Barn is The Cowhouse, that’s where the milking cows were kept, taken care of and milked twice a day. At the other end of the Cowhouse were the sheep.

The horses were most likely outside or had a small space with the sheep.

And the last “original” house was the shed, room 13-14 today, The Shed housed all tools needed on a farm, later on to fix the tractor and cars if needed.