We love Iceland. Our favorite farm where you can stay is on the edge of beautiful Whale Fjord . This is the view along the fjord from Namshestar at Kuludalsa.
"The farm Kuludalsa is located in West Iceland, near the small town Akranes and close to road number one. The owner is Ragnheidur Thorgrimsdottir. She is born and brought up on the farm and has a long career as a teacher.
When you leave Reykjavik you drive toward north. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Kuludalsa. On the way there is a tunnel under Hvalfjörður/ Whalefjord. When you leave the tunnel on the north side, you drive toward east and it takes only 2 – 3 minutes from the tunnel and to the farm"
If you want to do some bigger tours of Iceland, we recommend Tyffi and Gunnsi.
"Season Tours offers a wide range of tours. Walking, Hiking, Driving, Dining. Tours in Reykjavik or from Reykjavik, to the North, South, East and West of Iceland or to our neighbors in Greenland or Faroe Islands. Day tours, two days, six days or just what you like.
We get all our snowboard gear from Jean-Fred and the crew.
"Endless Ride offers summer and winter tours and services. Guided tours on electric bikes, mountain biking excursions, rental and lessons. Take to the trail on any of the beautiful rides around the Ormonts Valley, Gstaad, Gruyere and Valais.
Winter ski and snowboard equipment and services provides you with your round activities and inspiration in the beautiful Alpes Vaudoises. Specialised tours to meet your requirements."
Our favorite local artist Nicolas Vaudroz. He has brightened up Leysin with his eclectic art, from walls to churches to gallery to donning the walls of many chalets.
"Artist in residence on planet Earth, I live from my passions: art and sliding on snow. Born in Lausanne in 1976, I grew up in the Swiss Alps – Leysin, in constant exchange with nature. After my artistic maturity in Geneva, I travel the world, stopping wherever I am inspired; exhibiting in Switzerland, New Zealand, USA, Austria, Australia and leaving paintings in India, South Africa, Japan, Argentina and Peru.
The representation of the origin of all things is one of my main themes. Hidden in nature or amongst the ancestral peoples, the symbols that represent this origin are shown in ways so diverse and yet so similar."