By TravelTom, Founder Travelociraptor.com

One of the best experiences in Iceland can be found at a simple farm in the Golden Circle!

For an all around good time in Iceland, head to the Efstidalur (Efsti Dalur) Farm located in the Golden Circle. Chances are you didn’t travel to Iceland to stay in a five-star hotel. Chances are you’re looking for a simpler, more authentic experience, and you will find it all here at this destination. Here are just a few of the many things you will find at Efstidalur:

  • An authentic rural Icelandic farm experience.
  • Expansive views of the countryside.
  • Log cabin-style accommodations.
  • A restaurant with delicious hamburgers (made from their own cows).
  • Organic homemade ice cream made with milk from their own cows.
  • Breakfast with pancakes laced with skyr (the traditional yogurt of Iceland).
  • Farm animals including dogs and sheep.
  • Icelandic Horses
  • Peace and quiet
  • Location near some of Iceland’s most popular attractions.

Visiting Efstidalur, and staying overnight, is one of my all time best experiences in Iceland, and that’s saying a lot with everything Iceland has to offer. If you’re visiting the Golden Circle, make sure to pay a visit to Efstidalur! If you don’t stay overnight, at least stop by for hamburgers and ice cream!

On the Web: https://efstidalur.is/
Location at Google Maps

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Efstidalur Iceland

The Efstidalur Farmhouse is situated on a hill overlooking the countryside.

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Efstidalur Iceland

Accommodations at Efstidalur include these rustic cabin rooms, outfitted with twin or double beds and a private bathroom.

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Efstidalur Iceland

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The view from the cabins.

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Efstidalur Iceland

Rooms at this house, next to the log cabin-style rooms, are also available for rent. Amenities include a hot tub on the deck.

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You can find ice cream and other treats, including Rhubarb Cake and Homemade Skyr Dessert, downstairs in the main farmhouse.

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Efsti Dalur

Efsti Dalur

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The ice cream sitting area has a window with a view of the cows!

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Efstidalur’s Hlöðuloftið Restaurant, upstairs in the main building, features farm to table dining with ingredients from Efstidalur and surrounding farms.

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Efstidalur Iceland

The hamburger with locally-sourced ingredients!

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Efstidalur Iceland

Efstidalur Horses

Farm animals, including dogs, sheep and Icelandic horses, can be found at Efstidalur. Horse rides are available in summer months.

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Breakfast at Efstidalur!

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