Absolutely perfect stay at this fabulous cottage. I can't recommend it highly enough. The cottage is warm, cosy and has all the mod cons you need for a wonderful stay. The hot tub is a brilliant way to finish a busy day of hiking and exploring, and the nearby waterfalls at Hraunfossar are stunning. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking - if you're looking to get away from it all, this is the place to go.
Finding the cottage was a challenge. My advice would be to navigate to Brúarás Geo Center (currently closed). This will take you off the 518 and onto the right part of the 523 to find the place. Continue past the restaurant and cross the wooden bridge (so cute!) to come to a T junction. Turn right, then watch out on the right for an entrance to some houses, it's about half a mile along. Turn into this entrance and immediately turn left, follow the track to the end and you'll be at Flankastaðir.
Once you've found it once, it's super easy to find again. Borgarnes has everything you need for shopping, in fact before you even get there, Borgarbyggð has a sizeable Bonus and a fabulous coffee shop overlooking the water. To the east, caves, hiking, waterfalls and the glacier. It's a long way to the Golden Circle, although in the summer you can drive the 550 which looks to cut the distance significantly.
We saw the aurora over the cottage most nights, on the last night it was super bright and green - a perfect end to our trip. Gudni is very helpful and always responsive on email if you need anything. Hope we can come back again soon!
Response from Guðni Walderhaug
WOW, thank you Joanna for your great review. We are so glad you liked your stay. I agree that it can be a challenge to find the cottage in the dark. If you have a GPS it should be easier :-)
It will be easy for you to find the cottage if you visit us again, and I sure hope you will.
All the best,
Gudni and Gudrun