Here's the answers to the most frequent questions we get asked...
Our yurts usually sleep two and are fitted out with twin beds (made in Mongolia) which can be pushed together to create a double. A number of yurts have day beds in them, and so will easily sleep three people. We will always try to accommodate families who want to stay in a yurt, so please contact us with your requirements.
Check-in is from 15:30 each day and we ask that you check-out by 10:00.
There’s a small fridge in each yurt to store some food and drink. Breakfast is included and will be served in the dining yurt.
There are some nearby options to dine out. There is a small restaurant next door to the farm serving excellent burgers and pizza, along with salads and great beer! At Geysir (5 min drive) there are two restaurants, one serving traditional Icelandic soup (a lunch staple), and one a fine dining restaurant. Within a 30 minute drive of the yurtel there are a number of other lunchtime restaurants, including one specialising only in mushrooms and another in tomatoes!
Tea and coffee is available in your yurt, as well as in the communal yurt. Other drinks are not available and so we strongly recommend that you stock up on drinks before arriving. It’s a good idea to get duty free on arrival in Iceland, there is an excellent store available to incoming passengers just before the baggage claim in Keflavik airport. It is worth remembering that alcohol cannot be bought in standard supermarkets in Iceland, only from the official liquor stores. The nearest store is approximately 30 minutes from the yurtel.
Please note cooking in yurts is not allowed.
Shower gel and shampoo are provided in the communal showers, and each yurt has soap available.
No, we provide bed linen and towels. You may want to bring a bathrobe and suitable footwear to put on to walk to the showers as these are not provided.
No there is no hairdryer, but there is electricity in the yurts and the shower block to plug in your own.
It can be cold, wet and windy in winter and summer – the Icelandic weather is famous for changing frequently. However all yurts have underfloor heating to keep you warm and cosy year round.
Almost we only close when alerted to extreme storms by the Icelandic authorities.
As we head through June and into July there is light for 24 hours a day. This contrasts with the winter months when there is approximately 3-4 hours of daylight each day, although this daylight has a moody twilight at either side.
Standard European 2 pin round plug.
How much you pay and when will depend upon the rate you pay and whether you would like flexibility.
It is common place in both Iceland and Mongolia to go shoe-free when inside a house and so we have a ‘no outdoor shoes’ rule in all of the yurts. You may want to bring along slippers or sandals to wear inside the yurts, including the communal yurts.
In Mongolia the yurt is a mobile and functional home, which can be taken down and reassembled in a matter of a few hours. In Iceland we wanted to create an environment that offered a glamping experience, with modern comforts whilst not losing the amazing experience that sleeping in a yurt brings.
Traditional centuries old construction techniques stand alongside the latest technologies to allow a comfortable year-round stay in Iceland. The lattice walls have been carefully hand-carved and tied together with horsehair ropes providing stability to the structure, whilst the addition of underfloor heating gives extra warmth when needed.
The traditional Mongolian yurt doors have also been adapted to have a small glass panel down each side, providing both a view and light into the yurt.