The Govenors House at Kornsá
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The Kornsá Governors house is a one of a kind, traditional Icelandic farmhouse originally built in 1879. This is a rare pearl in one of the most beautiful and peaceful valleys in Iceland.

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The Kornsá Governors house is a one of a kind, traditional Icelandic farmhouse originally built in 1879. It is a rare pearl in one of the most beautiful and peaceful valleys in Iceland. It is the perfect place for the sophisticated traveler looking for peace, beautiful nature, rich history and modern comforts. The house is located approx. 3 hours drive from the capital Reykjavík and is nested in the beautiful Vatndsalur Valley a stone throw from one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers. The view from the house is across the beautiful valley, to the river and a nearby traditional Icelandic sheep farm. The house is easily accessible throughout the year, close to highway 1 but still in a very private location away from the mainstream and crowded tourist attractions.

Facilities
The house is equipped with all modern conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, television, a very good kitchen and bathroom, comfortable beds and good heating. Our guests can easily feel the rich history of the house but still enjoy the comforts of modern day living. The house is comfortable for 6 - 8 persons and everyone can enjoy their own private space as well as hanging out in the luxurious dining area or on the couch in the living room. A big fenced in lawn surrounds the house providing privacy from passers by as well as a spacious patio that can be used for barbecues and/or just to enjoy the magnificent northern lights in fall and winter or the beautiful light summer days and nights. Throughout the house the beautiful handiwork of my mother can be found as well as some paintings from our daughter Helga, a fine art painter and my custom built furniture. This gives the house a unique atmosphere, warmth and richness.

History
The Governors House at Kornsá was built in 1879. It was at the time considered to be one of the largest and most elegant houses in Iceland. The French nature scientist Henry LaBonne claimed it was; “La plus belle maison d’Islande”. Among known inhabitants of the house are Governor Lárus Blöndal, who built the house, Reverend Bjarni Þorsteinsson, a known composer and a collector of Icelandic folk music. In the village of Siglufjörður The Folk Music Centre, has been opened in honor of Reverend Bjarni. Senator Björn Sigfússon also lived in the house and he was devoted to the education of girls and women’s right’s in general. His wife, Ingunn Jónsdóttir, was an author and wrote the remarkable book Old Acquaintances (Gömul kynni in Icelandic). This book is an acclaimed documentary about the lives of Icelanders in the eighteenth century. The Kornsá Governors House also plays a major role in the tragic and dramatic events that led up to the last execution in Iceland where Agnes Magúsdóttir and Friðrik Sigurðsson were beheaded for murder at Þrístapar close to the opening of the Vatnsdalur Valley. Many tales have been told of these dramatic events still remembered by so many in Iceland. The most recent tale can be found in the historic novel Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent, a highly recommended reading. The well know Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur also made the movie Agnes in the year 1995, telling the story of Agnes and Friðrik and the brutal murders at Illaugastaðir in Vatnsnes, also a close by historic location. So there is no lack of history and drama surrounding our beautiful house in northern Iceland.

Restoration
We bought the house with my parents in the year 2000. Since then the restoration has been an ongoing and never ending process. I am an educated carpenter and one of my many passions is fine woodwork and craft as well as playing my musical instruments some of which I have built myself. My wife Bryndís is an art and craft teacher in Selfoss in southern Iceland where we keep our other home. The house was in a very poor condition and it is safe to say that every stone, wood, window and wall has been touched in the progress of rebuilding the house. Many had ideas to rebuild or even move the house to a different location but we were the people that finally made things happen! Our goal in the restoration process has always been to be true to the origins of the architecture and building style and to keep the soul and old charm of the house as well as elegantly fitting in the comforts of modern life. All doors are original, most of the framework, and a large portion of the floors, and the wall panels. We even went into the mountains to fetch the big flat stones that cover the basement walls. Piece by piece and room-by-room we have rebuilt and refined every nook and cranny of the old house. The big dining room table and chairs I built myself as well as tables and chairs scattered around the house. The old piano in the dining area was saved from the local community center and fishing lodge. We have had many happy moments with family and friends throughout the restoration progress and our hope is that our guests will feel welcome and comfortable in our home away from home.

房客使用權限

Our guests have a private access to the whole house and all facilities.

其他注意事項

We guarantee the privacy and comfort of our guests.


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《房屋守則》

Since the house is old and invaluable we kindly request our guests will not smoke inside the house. Please be VERY careful with fire. Well behaved pets are welcome.


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最短住宿天數2晚

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Guðjón的用戶個人資料
2017年9月
Frábær aðstaða, maður er inn í miðri atburðarás einnar merkustu sögu sem gerist í Húnaþingi. Flott gisting og öll samskipti við eiganda aðfinnslulaus. Takk fyrir okkur!
Skúli的用戶個人資料
來自Skúli的回覆:
Takk fyrir dvölina og ánægjulega viðkynningu, Guðjón. Hjartanlega velkomin aftur í Sýslumannshúsið, hvenær sem er!
2017年9月

Joachim的用戶個人資料
2017年8月
This is definitely the best stay we had on our round trip to Iceland. Living in a museum but with a well equipped kitchen and all modern facilities we relaxed wih our family and everyone was just happy to be here.
Skúli的用戶個人資料
來自Skúli的回覆:
I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and it was a honour and pleasure hosting you folks. If you ever plan to visit Iceland again, the house is yours.
2017年8月

Christopher的用戶個人資料
2017年8月
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in skulis house. the location is fantastic, the athmosohere of the house is cosy and clean, the kitchen is well equipped and even the knifes are sharp-very recommendable

Stefan的用戶個人資料
2017年7月
Wir hielten uns mit drei Erwachsenen und vier Kindern für eine Woche in Skulis Haus auf. Der Aufenthalt hat uns allen unvergessliche Momente beschert. Die ruhige Lage des Hauses konnten wir besonders genießen. Das Haus selbst ist sehr gemütlich und ungemein liebevoll eingerichtet. Ein wirklich ungewöhnliches Haus mit Geschichte.

Charlene的用戶個人資料
2017年7月
Skuli was a wonderful host and communicated instantly with us! The Governors House has the feel of history in the area. Situated in a valley and horses everywhere I was able to relax and enjoy nature with my grandson.

Emmanuelle的用戶個人資料
2017年2月
We had a wonderful time in your beautiful Icelandic home !!! This cozy place is perfect for taking a break. Cooking, reading, drawing and walking in the valley with river, waterfall, meeting of sheep and horses, Iceland as I love :) <3 This holiday was one of the best in my life! Thank you very much Skulí, it will remain in my memories forever!

Adam的用戶個人資料
2016年8月
Outstanding host and an incredible home at a reasonable price in one of the most beautiful areas of Iceland - recommended without reservation. One of the highlights of our trip. A wonderful kitchen that was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook was much appreciated as well.
Skúli的用戶個人資料
來自Skúli的回覆:
It was a pleasure hosting you. Should you travel again to northwest Iceland, you are sincerely welcome to stay at the Governor's house.
2016年8月

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