Gauksmýri Lodge

Hotel in Hvammstangi to Blönduós

Horse-lovers will be in heaven at Gauksmýri, a highly regarded horse farm with tours and a lodge on the Ring Road 3.5km east of the turn-off to Hvammstangi. Rooms are comfy, with equine accents in the decor, and the lodge has lovely grounds, restaurant and lounge.

The restaurant is open to nonguests and does a full lunch/dinner buffet (2900/5900kr; open June to mid-September) where the variety of meats may rankle (it includes foal, but also local char and lamb) and a broad menu as well.