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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,044 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Kjarvalströð 14

Kjarvalströð is a new luxury 'old style' privately owned cottages located in the spectacular and unique surroundings of Snaefellsnes on the west coast. Approx. two hour drive from Reykjavik. The National Park is only 5 min away. Enjoy the magnificent views of the glacier Snaefellsjökull, the surrounding mountains, and over the bay Faxaflói. The cottage is one of few cottages designed as Icelandic houses from 1920's. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area such as: beautiful hiking, whale watching, sailing around the many islands, historical places, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.

If you are looking for a quiet area to relax, or want to explore the unspoiled nature and many wonderful activities in the area, these Cottages are the perfect place!

Please visit our homepage http://icelandcottages.is/ for more pictures and info.

Please also take a look at the new cottages, Kjarvalströð 8 and Kjarvalströð 12.

More Details

Hellnar ehf
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice stay in this cottage that is located in a very quiet, inspiring and staggering area. We came late at night to this perfectly clean and beautiful house and where happy to find that the beds where nicely made ready with clean fresh sheets so we could crawl strait in. The house is equipped with everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine, drier, very comfortable beds and nicely furnished. There is a big patio around the house so we could always find shelter from the wind. The area Snafellsnes is amazing. We never got tired to just watch the mountains, the lava formations and colors, the spectacular cliffs along the shore and the Glazier. The communication´s with the owner was very friendly and helpful during our planning. We give this house and this area our best recommendations and will surely be back for more. Thank you!!!
Jul 2011
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Available Rentals

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Easter, Christmas and new year is High season period.

1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit.
Cleaning is done by renter.
Bedding (linen) and towels per person per stay 15€ / not optional.
Free Wireless Internet. - Not for heavy downloading or streaming!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on West on Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1044 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby cot available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Kjarvalströð 14
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Fantastic base for exploring West Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. We found the cottage warm and welcoming, especially after a day exploring the stunning outdoor sites of Iceland. The walk to Arnastapi was lovely as was the local cafe. The cottage had everything you would need and was beautifully furnished. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights, directly over the cottage!! Stunning! We will definately be back!! Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and be welcome anytime:-)
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Basingstoke, Hampshire

A get away from it all gem. Comfortable, Warm with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 5 nights in Hellnar. The house was very comfortable and warm with everything you need. Communication with owner was excellent and all instructions received were clear. There is no longer a visitor centre in Hellnar though. It has moved to another place. We saw the Northern Lights on two clear evenings even though the forecast was minimum (0), there was a good display for over an hour. The area is quiet and peaceful and the scenery is truly beautiful. The walk to Anastapi is well worth doing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage perfectly placed for an Aurora bonanza!

  • 5 of 5

We had a few problems finding the cottage as it was pitch black when we arrived but we asked at the nearby hotel and realised we had just passed it! The cottage is very warm and cosy....I feel the cold very badly but I hardly even needed my hot water bottles at night, and it was -8 outside!

The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful and a perfect spot to watch the Northern Lights...we were lucky enough to see them from the outside of the cottage every night we stayed and they danced above our heads halfway back to the airport too! If peace, seclusion and phenomenal natural beauty is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you! I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Julie. We are glad you liked your stay. Best wishes Jakob & Elsa
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property was fantastic, reallly well equipped, clean warm and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was wonderful and really well equipped, lots of extra really nice touches and the best equipped accommodation we had ever stayed in. Loved the area lots to see and very picturesque .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne. It was a pleasure to have you as guests. Best wishes Jakob & Elsa
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Quiet, cozy, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Located right by the ocean, romantic and quiet. Great access to Snaefellnes coast and surrounding towns. Cottage is like new, with everything needed right there. Owner Jakob amazing to deal with - responsive and very helpful. Whether it's just a few nights or a longer stay we really recommend this cottage! Simply amazing experience.

Hlif & Daylene

Edmonton, AB, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royaume Uni

immaculate property in beautiful location surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

We (a family with children aged 10 and 12) had an absolutely fantastic stay at this property. The accommodation was warm, light and lovely with really comfortable beds and bedding. Jakob and Elsa were really welcoming and super helpful in answering any questions about the booking and even sent us a text to tell us the Northern Lights 'were on'. The location of the house, with views to the glacier behind and the coast and big skies in front was just wonderful. We walked the coast to Arnarstapi, had the black pebble beaches to ourselves at Djupalonssandur and Dritvik, swam and soaked in the hot tubs at the pool in Olafsvik, watched massive waves crash against the cliffs at Malariff and spent a couple of nights watching the Northern Lights under clear, starry skies from the deck of the property. This house and its setting are really special - we really hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you liked your stay and would be happy to host you again anytime. Best wishes, Jakob & Elsa.
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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