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Cozy countryside cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2 in an open loft. 1 bathroom

Charming cottage in a cozy and peaceful area. Perfect for an adventurous holiday in the Icelandic countryside. Thirty min. from the capital plus nearby access routes to the beautiful south and south west. Doing the well known Golden Circle is perfect from the cottage with Thingvellir 30 min. away on the same route. Icelands highest waterfall Glymur in Hvalfjordur and the beautiful hiking trail leading to it is not far.

The entire Hvalfjordur area is beautiful and magnificent in its own right and worth enjoying. The cottage sleeps 2 with a double bed in an upstairs loft.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Kjósarhreppur on Capital Region

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Loft with a double bed.
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Cozy countryside cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Perfect romantic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect romantic getaway

A sign on the gates from the road would be helpful

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The cabin was sufficient for what we needed for - heaters worked well which was important for a December. Owner is a nice guy who came by the night we were trying to find the place to make sure we found it. The primary picture of the place is a lot more inviting than the actual look I must say. Granted, were were there in winter but the surroundings could have been better maintained. There were a few things thrown around here and there. The internet worked well and was much appreciated. I think the place needs a TV and a microwave. In summary, I am neutral. Would not go back but would not say don't go. Depends on the expectation and goal. PS: We had a problem with black flies due to the mild winter which made it difficult to sleep until it got cold enough for them to all die! This is something that needs to be dealt with somehow perhaps by pre-information so ask the owner about it depending on the time of the year. You will need a pest killer spray and spray the place well before leaving for the day and close all windows tight.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful setting--highly recommend this location!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Peaceful & wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

What a treasure to find this lovely cottage in the country.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place in Iceland

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the cottage. Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Haven - in the midst of natural wonders, perfect hosts, convenient to sites

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, privacy, nature, perfect hosts - we love to cook and eat, watch birds, do easy hiking and take photos. The cottage gave as a perfect space for all of these. The space is/has:

- very private and quiet, seems isolated once on the property, but access to grocery stores and routes to sites were within 20 minutes' driving time

- stunning view - we were there in April before leaves appeared so we saw snow-covered mountains every day

- perfect hosts - gave us plenty of information before arrival so we did not need to be met and shown around - procedures were made familiar before our arrival and all worked as expected upon arrival; hosts were available and responsive to questions by e-mail

- numerous maps and a hiking guide for the local area

- clean as a whistle, room in kitchen drawers for our groceries, and yet has some basics stocked (salt, sugar, coffee, coffee filters, pepper)

- well-stocked with equipment - portable oven for baking and roasting, slice toaster, large contact grill, electric water cooker, 2-plate electric hob, electric coffee brewer, freezer compartment in refrigerator, teapot, cooking pots with lids and a skillet, well-maintained wood stove with grate and screen, well-heated space, good water pressure, utility room with brooms, vacuum, extra blankets, guest slippers, rain jacket, everything one needs

- most convenient shopping for us was in Mossfellsbaer - Kronan grocery market, local bakery and Vinbudin for wines all within a short walk of each other. Also - recycle bottles and plastics in parking lot public bins at Kronan. Touring company which operates Golden Circle Tours (and other tours) had a pickup at Hotel Laxnes in Mossfellsbaer

- as any good cook knows - bring your own "good" knives. Other than that, we found everything in the kitchen we needed to cook memorable meals with local, fresh ingredients

- local sites within 2 hours - Golden Circle tour of crater, waterfalls, geysers; high plateau and views of glaciers, Akranes lighthouse and tide pools, Bogarnes, Snaefellsnes peninsula with birds, waterfalls, beaches, lava fields, Hraunfoss, Children's waterfall, "The CAVE" a show cave and Sturtshellir and unguided lava cave - keep driving on the gravel road beyond Husafel for some gorgeous view of glacier and horse farms, even if not visiting the caves, national park where early parliament sat and where two geological plates meet and create spectacular landscape

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Keflavik International
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Snack, fast food and drinks. Closes winter
Car: necessary

The Hvalfjordur fjord is one of the most attractive and magnificent big fjords in Iceland and very close to the capital. From the cottage you can go further west as well as taking the route to the magnificent south cost. It is a 30 to Reykjavik as well as a 30 min. drive to Thingvellir and from there further south. Doing The Golden Circle from the cottage is the thing to do.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.78

Firewood is scarce in Iceland and mostly bought in garden stores. We offer firebricks for sale at cost both 2hr and 4 hr bricks.
Four hour bricks Eur 7.- or Icelandic kr. 1000.- and 2 hr bricks Ikr 500.- Real chopped firewood in a large sack is now included in the extras.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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