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Country cottage with a spectacular view in west Iceland, 80 min from Reykjavik

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage in rural location, sleeps 6

A beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage located at the end of Skorradalsvatn in the valley Skorradalur with a stunning view over the lake. This is a heavily grown area with lots of hiking possibilities for the whole family. The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed (150 cm) and one with two single beds (bunk bed 80 cm), a Loft with some mattresses. Kitchen with good facilities, dining area and the living room, TV, VHS, old functional radio. WC/shower.

The terrace (15sqm) is a on three sides of the cottage with garden furniture, so you´ll be able to catch the sun from early morning until sunset. Above the cottage is another patio with a play house for kids and a swing for two.

There is a parking place by the road. Right beneath the parking place there is the waterfront, a beautiful place to relax, play or fish. The cottage is in the middle of the hill and there is quite a walk up the hill but very worth the while.

Borgarnes and Snæfellsnes: Day-trips to Snæfellsnes, Breiðafjörður (the island of Flatey) and the southern part of the Westfjords show the best Iceland has to offer; amazing landscapes, countless hiking trails, boat trips and whale-watching to name a few.

The town of Borgarnes is only a 30 min away where you'll find all necessary services; medical service, supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants, banks, pharmacy, liquor store, museum etc.

There are many public pools with hot tubs in the area. Ideal to visit after a busy day of activity in this beautiful area.

More Details

Gréta María Bergsdóttir
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on West on Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , Loft with matresses
  • There are beds for 4 people, 1 double bed and two bunk beds and the loft can sleep two or more on mattresses.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Please notice that the cottage is on the hill and not possible to drive all the way so there are quite a few steps towards it.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Country cottage with a spectacular view in west Iceland, 80 min from Reykjavik
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Very nice small House in a beautiful und peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house is not too big, but in very good conditions. everything is is clean, works and the rooms give the inhabitants a feel of home. We liked our stay for one week in this house very much and would like to return next year. 2 Things are a little bit »difficult«: The steps from the parking place up to the house make it a real task to bring the suitcases to the house. 2. The very long grumpy road beside the like up to the main road (nearly 23 km) is better to drive with an SUV, we didn't have one. The surrounding of the house is beautiful, from high above you have a clear view to the lake, the house itself is surrounded with trees, flowers und bushes. We loved it and would agin choose it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllisches Sommerhaus in Island

  • 4 of 5

Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit in Island. Der Urlaub in Westisland war schön und sehr sehenswert. Das Sommerhaus liegt am Ende eines See's (Skorradalur / nur mit Auto auf einem Schotterweg erreichbar) sehr ruhig und abgeschieden. Die Einrichtung ist zweckmäßig mit vielen kleine liebenswerte Details. Wir waren Selbstversorger. Aufgrund der vollständigen Einrichtung (Herd, Kochplatten, Geschirr, Töpfe, Kaffeemaschine, Grill ……) hat uns nichts gefehlt. Ein besonderes Highlight war das abendliche Grillen mit Blick auf den See. Zum Einkaufen muss man jedoch ca. 45 min. bis zur nächsten Stadt einrechnen, wir haben dies immer mit unserer täglichen Tour erledigt.

Unsere Ziele in Island waren im Westen und Süden gelegen. Hier muss man jedoch viel Zeit im Auto einplanen. Faszinierend sind die natürliche Landschaft, Seen, Klippen, Strände, Wiesen und Berge von Island. Von einer Grünen Landschaft wechselt es in eine Mondlandschaft, bis hin zu einer Polarlandschaft ist alles in seiner Natürlichkeit zu sehen.

Aber auch der Tourismus hat in Island Einzug gehalten. Die Hauptattraktionen werden bereits von den Touristen beherrscht und sind meiner Ansicht schon überlaufen. Jedoch abseits des Top Tourismus findet man überall schöne und Idyllische Plätze.

Nach einem langen Tag im Auto und zu Fuß in Island, haben wir uns immer wieder gefreut, in das Sommerhaus am See „Skorradalur“ zurückzukommen und den Tag gemütlich ausklingen zu lassen.

Es war ein sehr schöner Urlaub mit vielen außergewöhnlichen und faszinierenden Eindrücken.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and wanted to live there! It was just gorgeous with everything we needed. So quiet with beautiful view over lake and hills. Very warm and cosy. Great base for exploring the (south)west. Borgarnes is only 30 minutes away and has a large budget supermarket and swimming pool (supermarket called BONUS- great for picking up affordable groceries. We did enough shopping for 3 meals a day for a week for very little money. The swimming pool has heated outdoor/indoor pool and hot tubs, steam room, etc. and is very cheap) There is also horse riding near by.

We loved returning to this peaceful haven every evening after a full on day of activities. It was great that there was no TV...we played cards, enjoyed dinner on the terrace and had a great sleep every night in a comfy bed.

There a few little points to be aware of. When you shower you need to be super quick as hot water is limited. There are a lot of steps up to the cabin (91 in fact) and the last 20 minutes of your drive to the cabin is on a pretty bumpy road (normal car fine though- 4WD not required. A lot of roads are like this in Iceland anyway). Also be careful to have your key on you when you walk out as the door will lock automatically.

An amazing, well equipped 'story book' retreat. Perfect for those who want to 'get away from it all' without being too remote. We would love to go back someday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy cottage at lakeside

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay in this cottage. You find everything you need even in the kitchen. Great place nice hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect property, perfect country.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for our honeymoon and could not recommend it more! Property was clean and gorgeous, and just like the pictures. Secluded, private, and in the most beautiful country we have been in. Could not recommend enough!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
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Beautiful Icelandic escape

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in your cottage with my boyfriend over the Easter holidays, and I must say it was one of my favourite holidays!

Your cottage provided the perfect secluded, and romantic getaway in the most beautiful setting.

Greta was friendly and informative, and even offered us the use of the jumper stash, which was much needed in the cold evenings!

I would definately recommend this place to friends, and family, and I have! People can't stop me talking about it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The cottage is located in Skorradalur, a valley just over an hours drive from Reykjavik. It is a favourite for many Icelanders and has become one of the most sought-after cottage areas in Iceland due to mild and calm weather and exceptional nature. It has great hiking trails through forests and heavily grown areas, along the beach of lake Skorradalsvatn where you can also go fly fishing. Activities in the area such as horseback riding, playing golf until well after midnight in the summer and kick back in one of the many geothermal pools in the area. Skorradalur is ideally located if you want to explore the west of Iceland as short trips can be made to Húsafell and the surrounding glaciers, waterfalls such as Barnafossar and Glymur and historical places like Reykholt, Borg á Mýrum, the valley of Norðurárdalur are well within an hours drive as is national park of Þingvellir. Day-trips to Snæfellsnes, Breiðafjörður and the southern part of the Westfjords show the best Iceland has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on West, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We kindly ask for a booking deposit, 1/3 of the rental fee.
Cleaning must be done by the renter and the cottage must be fully cleaned and ready for next guests at departure. Otherwise an extra charge of 85 Euro will be made.

Linen and towels are included in the rental price but must be picked up in Reykjavik.

High baby chair is in the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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