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23.6.2015 16:03:00

Midnight at Leirubakki


Midnight at Leirubakki. This time of the year we have 24 hours of dayligt, spectacular view to volcano Hekla and other mountains. We offer riding tours, fishing in lakes and rivers, hiking trails, nice hotel, top restaurant etc etc....you are welcome......

9.4.2015 14:14:00

Horseback riding at Leirubakki 2015!


We are now booking  riding tours for the year 2015, and as always we offer different tours from 1 hour up to several days. The horses are suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. We ride mostly in the free and open nature with a spectacular view to the famous volcano, Hekla. We ride over lava fields and pasture lands were both horses and sheep are grazing in heards. We ride along beautiful and green riverbanks and creeks and we ride through.........

10.2.2015 15:56:00

Solar eclipse at Leirubakki

The next total solar eclipse is on March 20, 2015 and will be around 97% here at Leirubakki. We have very little light pollution here so it is ideal to look at the solar eclipse as well as the northern lights. The solar eclipse on March 20, start at 8:30 in the morning and 2 hours. As seen from the Earth, a solar eclips occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen......

3.2.2015 14:22:00

Bardarbunga and Holuhraun eruption


The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues. It started 5 months ago. Small if any changes of the intensity of the eruption have been detected over the last few weeks. Seismic activity in Bardarbunga continues to be strong. Five earthquakes between M4.0 - 4.6 were detected the last 4 days. The strongest one was measured M4.6 Monday at 21:35.

About 10 earthquakes between magnitudes M3.0 - 3.9 were detected over the period. In total around 130 earthquakes were detected around the caldera since last Friday, or between 20 and 30 per day.

No earthquake over M5,0 has been detected in Bardarbunga..........

23.12.2014 10:50:00

Greetings from Hotel Leirubakki!

8.10.2014 15:12:00

Restaurant Hotel Leirubakki

Hotel guests, please notice that our restaurant may not be open every day during winter, so please contact us if you want to have dinner, during your stay here. Horse riding is available all days, but it is necessary to reserve in advance. Take a look at our link picture „RIDING TOURS" on the upper right on the front page to see the prices and length of tours.

6.9.2014 15:45:00

New rifts closer to the glacier

News report from mbl.is 

Guðmund­ur K. Sig­ur­dórs­son, ed­itor of local news-web Sunn­lenska, flew over the new rifts south of the first rift that for­med in Holu­hraun. The rifts are closer to Dyngju­jök­ull Glacier.

"It's scary to see the new rifts so much closer to the glacier than the previ­ous rift," Guðmund­ur said to an mbl.is journa­list. Fresh rifts opened up dur­ing the nig­ht in Holu­hraun, 2 ki­lometers north of Dyngju­jök­ull. Cur­rently, th­ere are no...........

29.8.2014 14:08:00

Volcanic eruption in Iceland: Business as usual at Leirubakki!

A volcanic erupti­on has now  started near Bárðarbunga in the highlands in central Iceland. The erupti­on is a lava erupti­on and it is not a threat to anyone at this stage and it has not affected any flights nor have any airports been closed. This is far away from Hotel Leirubakki and here is the business as usual, all roads open to................

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