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BEAUTIFUL LOCATION IN THE UNSPOILED CENTRAL SOUTH ICELAND

Sigurdur Olafsson

Speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL LOCATION IN THE UNSPOILED CENTRAL SOUTH ICELAND

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in South Iceland - Giljaland

Ideal central location in South Iceland

The cabins are family owned and located in one of the most beautiful part of Iceland on a 140 hectares of land, in between the two big glaciers Vatnajökull and Myrdalsjökull. The cabins are 3 hour drive from the city of Reykjavik. Located in the south, south east part of the country in a beautiful Icelandic countryside, centrally located to the most sought after attractions in this part of the country and the central inland. G-46 cabin has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 comfortable. G-42 have 2 bedrooms. One double bed, one single bed and one bunker, sleeps 4 adults and one child comfortably. G-26 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably . G-22 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably .Access to washing machine and dryer is available at no extra cost. Internet connection. The area is very beautiful and peaceful but there is also an easy access (within 35 kilometers) to many kinds of activities and services, for example swimming pool, fishing, shop, restaurant, golf, & healthcare service. Distances :Landmannalaugar 65 km. Lakagigar 40 km. Dyrholaey 60 km. Vatnajökull National Park 100 km. Glaicer lagoon 180 km. Eldgja 30 km. Cabins can be rented separately.

Details for holiday cottage Giljaland G-46, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This is a 46 m2 newly renovated family owned cottage ideally located in South Iceland. About 50 meters from Giljaland 46 is Giljaland 22. The cabin can be rented along with Giljaland 46 or separately. Both cottages are located on a beautiful and quiet place. We will add one double cottage this summer. It will be ready in end of June 2013. It will take 2 adults and one child in one apartment and 5 adults in one apartment.
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed

Sigurdur Olafsson

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We, Þuríður (Thury) and Sigurdur (Siggi) are a married couple for 45 years, have four girls and 9 grandchildren, we are born 1945 and 1949. We are partly retired. Our land property is 140 hectares = 345 acres. We bought the property 17 years ago and started to build a summer cottage. We have now build a living house and are staying here all year round.

Our land is 50% naturally grown woodland of wild Icelandic willow and mountain birch. In the other half we have planted more than 100.000 tree seedlings, mostly Alaska Pine, Alaska Spruce, Siberian Larch, Icelandic birch and Rowan.

Sigurdur Olafsson purchased this cottage in 1995

We are very found of our land, in our eyes it is the most beautiful spot in the world. It is sheltered but have great view over a beautiful Icelandic countryside. If we take a walk few hundred meters up on the hill above us we have a panorama view inland and of the two big glaciers in the south; Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.

Our property is ideally located if you like to explore south east Iceland. West boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park is only 30 km to the north of us and stretches more than 300 km to the east. Bus stops only few hundred meters away every morning, driving the mountain trail to Eldgjá and Landmannalaugar and comes back same evening. All major attractions in the south east are within 1 1/2 hour drive from us.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Giljaland G-46
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Giljaland G-46
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South Iceland Iceland
5

Cozy home in a spectacular setting!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed two nights in Giljaland 46 and it was such a nice place to relax after a long day of exploring! The photos capture the cottage really well. It was impeccably clean. The views out of the windows and from the property in general are breathtaking! The owners house is nearby but the cottage is situated so that there is lots of privacy. We initially had a problem connecting the Wifi and so walked over to their house. Sigurour was in Reykjavik at the time and Pury wasn't able to assist with that so she got Sigurour on the phone and we had it worked out very quickly! While there, we explored Vatnjokull National Park and hiked out to Skaftafell. We had it all to ourselves. We also drove out to the Glacier Lagoon and arranged for a guided tour for our family on Vatnjokull Glacier. If and when we ever are able to return to this part of Iceland, we would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it for anyone exploring the South Coast!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Giljaland G-46
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448899
South Iceland Iceland
5

Beautiful landscape, a perfect place to relax

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very great week at Giljaland. The farm itself is very calm and situated in a nice valley right in the central of south-east iceland. It's a perfect place to start nice walks just right away from the house. Also the highlands are quite nearby and accessible by the highland bus who passes right at the farm.
Walking up the little hill behind the house you can see Myrdalsjökull (Glacier) and the Laki ridge with the Eldgja canyon behind it. If you interested in the vulcanic history of this region I recommend the short video (available in different languages) about the eruption in the 18th century at the tourist information at Kirkjubaejarklaustur. But also all the other main important places are within a 1.5 hourse drive: Vik with its impressive cliffs (we saw a lot of sea birds and also the lovely puffins) and Myrdalskökull, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skaftafell national park and Vatnajökull, Jökulsarlon (glacier lake with iceberg) (boat trip is nice; visit the sea side - impressive, we saw seals; recommend the closeby Fjallsarlon which is not so busy).
The house itself is equipped with nearly everthing you need except an oven ;-). But Thuri and Sigi are always very helpful (e.x. laundry, suggestions for excursions, etc.). Even an internet access is available which is suitable to check and send emails.
Also we loved all the other farm "residents": Birta the family friendly sheep dog who accompanied us on our walks, the iceland horses (especially Bobo and Hamlet - takk fyrir again to Sigi for letting our daughter Josefine ride on Bobo), the sheeps, the chicken - thank you for the eggs.
Thanks again to Thuri and Sigi to share their dream with us.
Greetings from Germany from Jan, Nina & Josefine
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Giljaland G-46
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448899
South Iceland Iceland
5

A beautiful property in a wonderful location.

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay was brilliant, the house is very beautiful and the the location is just heaven on earth. The house has all the things you may need for your stays and the hosts are very very nice. I would recommend it to anyone, if I can I will be back there soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Giljaland G-46
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448899
South Iceland Iceland
5

Traumurlaub in Island

  • 5 out of 5
Wir waren wieder nach Island gereist und verbrachten abermals eine Woche in diesem wunderschönen Haus. Unsere Vorfreude war riesengroß, denn wir wußten, dass uns ein gemütliches, sauberes Häuschen in bezaubernder Natur erwartete. Der Höhepunkt dieser Reise war ein Ausflug mit dem Bus ins Hochland, das Wetter war dabei zauberhaft. Ein guter Ausgangspunkt um Ausflüge nach Vik, in den Nationalpark, zum Gletschersee und ins Hochland zu unternehmen.
Die netten Vermieter wußten auf unsere Fragen immer eine Antwort und waren gerne bereit für uns Wäsche zu waschen.
Takk fyrir frábært frí í þessum kelinn hús.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Giljaland G-46
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448899
South Iceland Iceland
5

Islandurlaub

  • 5 out of 5
Eine wunderschöne, sauber Unterkunft auf dem Lande. Wir wurden herzlich aufgenommen und fühlten uns in der liebevoll eingerichteten Hütte sofort wohl. Die Umgebung ist sehr ruhig und idyllisch. man kann die Farm mit einem normalen PKW gut erreichen.Sollten wir wieder einmal nach Island reisen, würden wir dieses Haus wieder buchen, denn wir verbrachten dort wunderbare Ferientage. Es war eine gute Ausgangsposition um die Steilküste in vik und den Gletscher zu besuchen.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Giljaland G-46
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448899
South Iceland Iceland
Mainz
5

An awesome trip we will never forget

  • 5 out of 5
Giljaland was our last of four holiday homes on our two week trip and was the best we could have dreamed of. Welcome by the more than helpful and friendly homeowner, we are happy to say we spend the five days of our lives in this comforting little house and recommend everyone to go pay Giljaland and the whole country of Iceland a visit.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Ferry
480 Kilometres
Seydisfjordur
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Vik
Nearest Barpub
35 Kilometres
Kirkjubaejarkaustur
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Kirkjubaejarkaustur
Nearest Restaurant
35 Kilometres
Kirkjubaejarkaustur
Car: necessary

Well equipped family owned cabins ideally located in Central South Iceland, with beautiful countryside view within a short distance from most sought after attractions in South and Central Iceland such as Landmannalaugar 60 km, Lakagigar, 50 km, Eldgja 30 km. Vatnajokull National Park 40 km, Vik í Myrdal 45 km, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 35 km among many others unforgettable places in the neighborhood. By walking or driving 600 meters up on the hill above the cabin there is a panorama view to the big glaciers in South Iceland. Main mountain trails to the inland pass 1km from the cabins. Bus to Eldgja and Landmannalaugar stops only 700 m from cabin. Every morning and back same evening. Bus to Laki every day from Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (Middle of June to September)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in South Iceland, Iceland

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
1 May 2014 - 20 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
€240
for 2 nights
From
€120
From
€120
Fri,Sat,Sun
€750
 
 
Autumn season
21 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
€180
for 2 nights
From
€90
From
€90
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
Summer 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
€260
for 2 nights
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€130
€750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Payment at arrival in ISK (Central Bank rate EUR - ISK.) or Bank transfer before arrival
Bed linen and towels are included in price. Free WiFi.
Final cleaning is 60 EUR .
Taxes included.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Iceland, Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , bunker
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

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