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Luxury cottage by the Lake in the Golden Circle, Amazing Lake and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

By the lake, 3 bedrooms, Hot tub, and amazing panoramic mountain and lake views

A newly build cottage less than an hour drive from exciting Reykjavik. The cottage is located high up in a hill, It has a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains. 3 Separate bedrooms, Comfortable hot tub available for use all year around, Free high speed WiFi, 24 hour check in. The cottage is perfectly located to explore everything South Iceland has to offer. If you want to experience Iceland's clean and pure nature at it's best then this is the cottage for you with with it's magical views that are hard to beat.

Detailed description :

The cottage is located by the lake Úlfljótsvatn which is next to Thingvellir national park. Also close to other famous landmarks such as Gullfoss and Geysir and more. The cottage is 115m2 and three stories high. On the main floor there is a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, toast, oven/stove, with a dining area next to the kitchen seating up to 8. And a bathroom with a shower . Up in the sleeping loft there are 2 separate bedrooms with one queen size tempur memory foam bed and one king size bed / 2 single beds. There is one bedroom in the basement with a queen size tempur memory foam bed. In the basement there is also a hobby room with a sky satellite TV and a good stereo/home theater its a comfortable sofa area for relaxing, watching a movie, or listening to music on the TV, DVD and CD player. Also there is storage room in the basement with a thermostat for the hot tub.  Around the cottage there is a 100 m2 porch with a BBQ and a hot tub.

The house is built very high up on a hill with a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains, so I recommend 4x4 car specially during winter but if not there is also possibility to park in the driveway and walk up to the house, instead you get these stunning panoramic mountain views it is also amazing to see the northern lights / aurora from there. The view is truly amazing!! The cottage is newly built so all the equipment are new.

More Details

Hrafn Gudmundsson
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Hrafn Gudmundsson

My name is Hrafn and on the picture with me is my wife Þórunn. I am 34 and she is 31 years old, on the picture with us is our little daughter Elma Lind 5 years old she also loves staying with us at the cottage. :)

We live in Reykjavík city. We own the house Brekkur by the lake Úlfjótsvatn,

We love staying there and so do our friends and family so we decided to put it

on Holiday rentals and offer it for rent for other people to enjoy to.

I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can and help you to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Hrafn Gudmundsson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Hrafn Gudmundsson chose Southern Region

We had already built the house and were looking for a place to put it on. We had been looking everywhere, but we had few very important tips to remember we wanted good location not far from our home in Reykjavík. And also the views we thought it would be so nice to wake up in this place with these view over the lake and surrounding mountains, hear the wild bird life during summer have the morning sun shining until the evening without anything blocking it and during winter having the strong northern lights with no light pollution like in Reykjavík. So we ended up finding this place and we are so happy we did cause we love staying there with our friends and family. So we decided to offer it for rent for others to enjoy to.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is perfect and the view is even better its not far away from Reykjavík (45 min away). Really close to all the major attractions south Iceland has to offer with lots of things to see and do. Then the town Selfoss is only within 20 minutes away where you can find every kind of service needed. So while your enjoying the nature at its best you can easily get every service needed from short distance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Southern Region on IS

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • No smoking inside please. And if smoking is outside, please help us keep our nature clean and throw the cigarette stub in the bin inside.
  • Please close all windows when leaving the house. And make sure all doors are securely locked.
  • Please don’t use outdoor shoes inside.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 / In the loft - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 / In the loft - 2 Single Bed , (90x200) That can be joined together to a king size(180x200)
    Bedroom 3 / First floor. - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We also have baby cots and highchairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
If there is anything which isn’t listed above or anything you need to have to enjoy your stay just ask me and I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.. There is no smoking allowed inside the house.


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Luxury cottage by the Lake in the Golden Circle, Amazing Lake and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Cozy, cottage on a beautiful lake and a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Perfect hosts. Centrally located. Very close to National Park and hiking trails, Gullfoss and Geysir, 20 minutes to small town with grocery store and restaurants and 2 hours to Vik area. Cozy. Great hot tub and well stocked kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful base to explore southern Iceland

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location to explore southern Iceland. The bedrooms were small but beds very comfy. The underfloor heatingwas excellent and so was the hot tub but get organised as it fills from hot spring water so takes a couple of hours. We didn’t use the downstairs sitting area much as we preferred to look at the view but in winter it would be very cosy. Kitchen was reasonably well equipped and the basic supplies where left there. Just a warning the stairs are fine for fit and healthy but quite steep for young children or the elderly. Slippers are a good idea on the wooden floors. Communication from Hrafn was great and he was very helpful with ideas and places to visit. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with a hot tub to sooth your bones after much hiking. The setting is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the view, the accomodations and having a wonderful place to cook our meals and enjoy the views of the area. Perfect for your access to the golden circle and beyond!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin. It was the perfect location for visiting all the amazing stops on the Golden Circle. Hrafn was incredibly helpful before our trip with tips and advice on our plans while in Iceland. The cabin was clean and nicely stocked, and the view was stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, new, wonderful view, amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are glad we stayed here. It is perfectly located and has a beautiful view. I would recommend staying here to family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with 5 people and were extremely comfortable and pleased. The cottage was wonderful, spacious, and light, never feeling crowded. We had everything that we needed. Really appreciated the advice about shopping, sightseeing and places to eat. Great hot tub and views to the west. Great location as a base for sightseeing - easy day trips to anything on the west and south coasts. We would definitely recommend this cottage and definitely recommend 4 wheel drive for the exciting driveway! The pictures do not do this place justice, it was great.

Thank you Hrafn for sharing your home with us.

Shea Family


  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport (Iceland International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Lindin /
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn to Westman Islands
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Írafoss / 9 hole free / Closed during winter
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Lindin /
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Nearest attractions and things to do:

Thingvellir national park 10 min away : Listed on UNESCO world heritage site.

Dive or snorkel in Silfra / Thingvellir ( )

Gullfoss 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Geysir 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Kerið ( The Crater ) 15 min away : Volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes.

Selfoss : 25 min away : Shopping / groceries / medical services.

Blue lagoon 90 min away : The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. (

Eyjafjallajökull 70 min away : The famous volcano.

Seljalands waterfall 70 min away : 60 meter high waterfall.

Skógafoss waterfall 70 min away : Known for the ice that forms from the mist.

Hveragerði ( Eldhestar ) 35 min away :Horseback riding tours ( )

Fontana spa ( ) 20 min away in the charming town Laugarvatn and there is also a good swimming pool there.

River rafting in Hvítá 25 min away. (

there is also a riverjet in Hvítá.( )

Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg 30 min away.

Thingvellir / Gjábakkahellir cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube formed 9000 years ago during eruption and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world (20min away) : Book a lava caving tour here (

Caves of Laugarvatn are remarkable as people lived there in the last century ( : 20 min away.

Natural hot spring pool ( : 45 min away.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where blue, white, turquoise and black streaked icebergs shift and creak about in an icy dance. The icebergs are 1,000-year-old chunks of the retreating Öraefajokull glacier that have broken off and are floating out to sea. 4 hours away. Also possible to book boat riding tours in the glacial lagoon here (

Vestmannaeyjar : 2 hours away. The Westman Islands are a group of 15 islands situated off the south coast of Iceland, and are reachable by either ferry or by airplane. Book a ferry ride here (

There are also lots of beautiful hiking paths nearby

1)Hiking in Þingvellir national park : Numerous hiking trails extend all over the National Park. Outside the ancient assembly site most of the hiking paths are associated with the abandoned farms of Hrauntún, Skógarkot and Vatnskot, remains of which can still be seen.

2)Hiking in Reykjadalur / Steam valley / The hike is not very demanding (although it's not recommended for people that are afraid of heights since at one point you'll be hiking along the top of a deep gorge) and you reach the warm river after about 45-90 minutes (depending on how fast you walk and how often you stop to take pictures of the waterfall in the gorge and all the pretty bubbling muddy hot springs on the way). There are no facilities for changing your clothes when you get up there.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80.76

Extra charge of 90 Euro is charged for final cleaning plus linen + towels and preparing for next group of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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