Bjarteyjarsandur campground is open all year round, with good facilities, shower, kitchen, electricity, hiking trails, wifi and sleeping bag accommodation. And now we´ve opened our coffee house, so you can drop by for a delicious cup of coffee and kleina!
It is hard to belive it´s spring, it was snowing today! But spring is here, no matter what we say and farmers at Bjarteyjarsandur are doing some field work and preparing lambing season, that will start now in the end of April.
Next Friday, 31st of January, we´ll offer a farm visit with lunch (local food) from the farm. We start the tour around 10 o´clock in the morning and it takes approximately 2-2,5 hours. It is the last day of sheep shearing this season, so you can use the opportunity if you are in Iceland.
Í vor eins og undanfarið munum við á Bjarteyjarsandi taka á móti skólabörnum í sveitina. Reyndar tökum við á móti skólahópum og öðrum gestum allt árið um kring og núna í mars munum við rýja kindurnar okkar og þá er vinsælt að koma í heimsókn í fjárhúsin, ekki síður en á vorin.
Autumn is here, sheep gathering´s finished and we´re starting the fire! Today we went with 300 delicious lamb sausages to our smokehouse and there they´ll stay the next few days. It smells a little bit like christmas, since the smoked meat is a part of Christmas in Iceland.
This is our Border Collie dog, Hróar and a friend of us sent us this beautiful picture of him. Hróar is 8 years old and has lived at Bjarteyjarsandur Farm his whole life. He is one of the best sheep dog we´ve ever had, and besides that, he is a wonderful friend.
This pictue we received today from a friend from the Netherlands, staying at our campside. Like many of our guests, he went to an evening walk to the sea shore, and often our dogs (and even lambs, goose and goats) follow as well!
Hey! It´s summer, it´s warm, it´s daylight 24 hours! This is Iceland. And we love it ;-) These days sheep farmers in Iceland are working on their hayfields. Cutting grass, drying it and baling it – maybe you´ve noticed the giant marshmallows all around?
This picture is taken from our rocky hot pot (we call it "The rock Pot") – a magical place by the sea shore. It is undescribable to go there in the calm summer night, enjoying the view and the evening stillness.
Recently Dimma, our rabbit, gave birth to six little baby rabbits. How cute they are! Dimma is a Lop-rabbit, with long ears falling vertically from her head – as all Lop eared rabbits. She is certainly cute, just as her babies.
Believe it or not, this one opened the door to the farmhouse restaurant (or maybe she sneaked in or even someone let her in!) This is Flauta, a young goat born this spring. Her sister Fiðla is a little more timid and stays outside the house, watching the glory from the outside!
This morning (20th of June) the last two lambs this spring were born. That means a total number of 987 lambs here at Bjarteyjarsandur this year. Most of our sheep are already out in the wild, free range and hopefully happy.