Vesturhópshólar is a family owned farm in an idyllic countryside
in the district of Hunathing Vestra in NW-Iceland. The farm is rich with history and is a world in it self, offering privacy, unspoiled nature, serenity, spectacular views and endless possibilities.
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A private road leads to a gate by the farm. The complex consists of a two story six-bedroom residential house totaling 180 square meters. Other buildings include a large storage house, an old barn, a staple with a large modern horsing fence, and charming church, built in 1879.
A large portion of land belongs to Vesturhópshólar farm, totaling 1.364 hectares (3.372 acres). For centuries the land has been used for farming and it is considered one of the best and fertile farming grounds in the area, with grassy fields that have provided enough crop to feed a large livestock.
Today, Vesturhópshólar is a horse farm, offering waste grazing land and excellent trails on the property, where riders and hikers can enjoy beautiful nature and total privacy at the same time.
The name Vesturhópshólar is drawn from the many peculiar hills in the Hólafjall mountain, right above the farm. The mountain offers great hiking and riding paths with unspoiled views over the countryside, snowcapped mountains and the black beaches of Húnaflói-bay.
In the middle of the mountain right above the farm there is small valley with a pond that families of swans call home. Neither the valley, nor the pond are visible from the road, making it a very private and a special place. On top of the mountain there is a tract of open uncultivated upland where sheep roam free in the summer. In November each year the uplands, belonging to the farm, are an ideal hunting ground for rock ptarmigan.
Other natural resources include a beautiful and quiet trout fishing river winding through the land, goose hunting grounds and wild blueberries in the fall. Streams of clean drinkable water flow from the mountain into the river below.
The countryside is sparsely populated. Main industries are farming and tourism. Vesturhópshólar is very well located for potential tourism infrastructure. The main tourist attraction is the cliff Hvitserkur, located a few kilometers from the farm. The district of Hunathing Vestra offers many great possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts. Black sand deserts with majestic cliffs, lake Hópið, large seal and bird population of Húnaflói bay, world class salmon fishing rivers, great horse riding paths and scenic roads.
Despite being remote, transport to Vesturhópshólar farm is easy. Drive from Reykjavik is two and a half hours. A private airstrip for single engine planes has been installed on the property, the flight from Reykjavik is 35 minutes. The towns of Hvammstangi and Blönduós are in
30-40 minute driving distance from the farm.