Brúnir Horse Apartment
Brunir Horse Apartment is a spacious, family-run apartment located on a North Icelandic horse farm south of Akureyri. Guests can enjoy local cuisine, admire in-house artwork and interact with Iceland’s famed horses while bedding down in basic but fantastic value accommodations.
Location & Nearby
The apartment is situated on Brunir horse breeding farm in Eyjafjordur, south of Akureyri in Iceland’s far north. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re into horses and looking to learn more about the unique Icelandic horse. Eyjafjordur is a fjord that has high mountains on both sides. It’s home to small fishing villages on the shores and many farms further inland.
The fjord is teeming with an abundance of wildlife and is one of the best places in Iceland for whale watching and spotting puffins during the summer months. If you choose a whale watching tour, they often boast 100% sightseeing rates, and you can see common species, including humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises. You might even see an orca!
The capital of the north, Akureyri, is situated at the bottom of the fjord and is just about 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) away from the apartment. Akureyri is home to museums and galleries and the northernmost botanical gardens in the world. Close to Akureyri are some of the most naturally beautiful sights in North Iceland, including the Myvatn region, Dettifoss waterfall, Godafoss waterfall, and Asbyrgi canyon - all easily accessible from the apartment.
Facilities & Amenities
Brunir Horse Apartment is a lovely open-plan studio apartment for up to four people. Inside there are two beds, a sofa bed, and a bijou kitchen. The apartment includes a private bathroom and shower plus additional amenities in the shared common areas, including a microwave, fridge, and tea and coffee machines. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the apartment and public areas, and there is also free parking available on-site. From the comfort of the apartment, you can indulge in stunning views across the surrounding areas. There is also a studio and exhibition area on-site where guests can view artwork created by the farmer (works by other artists are also on show from time to time). There is also a small, cozy café that serves soups, salads, light dishes, and coffee along with delicious desserts, making the most of fresh produce sourced from the region and offering a real taste of Iceland for visitors.
Why Choose Brúnir Horse Apartment?
Brunir Horse Apartment offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Icelandic horses on a working farm. Guests walk away with an insight into Icelandic farm life as well as an in-depth knowledge of the majestic Icelandic horse. With just one available apartment, Brunir books up fast – don’t drag your feet with your booking!