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Blue Lagoon & Northern lights. Historic fishing town. Near Reykjavik & Airport.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Renovated cosy villa 120 m2. 3 Bedroom for 6 persons + 1 bedroom for a child.

This modern and beautiful house is situated in Grindavík. The house was recently renovated and is very modern. All kitchen appliances are new. The beds are also new. Television 40" LCD. Hot tub. Washing machine. Free Wi-Fi. Two bicycles.

There is one bathroom with toilet and shower. Outside is a hot tub.

The town is a small historic fishing town. Very well located for people who like nature and activities. Five minutes drive to the Blue Lagoon. International Airport and Reykjavík city center 40 km away.

Property Manager
Rut Jónsdóttir
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Rut Jónsdóttir

My name is Rut Jónsdóttir, I am 50 years olde CFO. My husband is August Gunnarson and he is a dentist. Together we have three grown up children. We love to spend time in Grindavík because of the nature and activities around. Also because it is located so near Reykjavík; only 40 minutes drive.

My mother was born in Grindavík and there live most of my relatives. I spent time with my grandparents in Grindavík when I was a child. Ever since then, the see-breeze, waves and the atmosphere draws me to this magic tow. The Atlantic ocean on one side and moss-grown lava on all other sides. This is nature you have never seen before.

I just purchased this house as a second home. I wan´t to share this with you as I want more people to enjoy this wonderful nature.

Rut Jónsdóttir purchased this villa in 2016

Why Rut Jónsdóttir chose Southern Peninsula

This property has history. It was built for people who had to evacuate the Vestmann-Island in the year 1973 due to volcanic eruption.

The house is very near the shore. Now the spring is here; we hear the migratory birds coming to the shore in Grindavík. In winter; Grindavík is a good place to stay at if you wan´t to see the Northern Lights.

The house has recently been renovated. There is a hot tub outside on the patio. All kitchen appliances are new as well as the beds and linen. There is a washing machine and washing lines outside.

The neighborhood is quiet and only short walk to the shoreline. If you walk along the shoreline towards east you will reach the fishing harbor. there you will also find restaurant, bar, culture house and tourist information.

What makes this villa unique

The town has restaurants and Guest Houses, a hotel, and brand new campground, with modern outdoor swimming facilities complete with hot tubs, a gym, shops, banks, car rentals, and all necessary service for tourists. Grindavík offers diverse recreational opportunities such as ATV adventures, Volcano Trips, horse rentals, trout fishing, and even a great 18-hole golf course with the ocean as its backdrop. There are miles of marked hiking trails through beautiful and breathtaking landscape for those who enjoy hiking. The cliffs along the shores of Reykjanestá offer magnificent birdlife for bird watching. There is a spectacular view over to Eldey from the cliffs; Eldey has the biggest population of gannets, or solan-geese, in the world. And Grindavík harbor is a great starting point for those who enjoy hikes along the shores.

The Blue Lagoon, situated just 5 km from Grindavík, is the most popular tourist destination in Iceland, for it is the perfect destination for some warm water relaxation, and it has also been known as a cure for many skin-conditions. The Magma house in Grindavík is a perfect opportunity for tourists to visit to get to know the history of salt fish production and earth energy, among other things.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Southern Peninsula on IS

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Remember to turn of the water to the hot tub after use.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay
  • caves
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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Blue Lagoon & Northern lights. Historic fishing town. Near Reykjavik & Airport.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house and country.

We had such a magical time and there was something for everyone as the age range was from 16 to 75 years old...

We will definitely return xx

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your. I´m very glad you had such a good time Rut
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Pittsburgh PA

great home, great country

  • 5 of 5

We loved our family vacation in Iceland. The home in Grindavik was cozy and well-equipped, with easy access to Reykjavik and within a couple of hours' driving distance to the national parks and other attractions we visited. (The rooms got a little hot at night, and it was a surprise to discover that there was no clothes dryer, but those were our only two minor complaints.) We strongly recommend this property for anyone who wants to visit Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colchester, CT

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Charming house in a very convenient location to both the Blue Lagoon and Airport. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED the house, perfect location, sparkling clean, spacious, it offered everything we needed and more! Lots of bedrooms, kitchen is very well equipped, there was even a laundry room - we couldn't have asked for more! Definitely will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Hill, Florida

Great location and very roomy.

  • 5 of 5

The home is located in a quaint fishing town 10 minutes from the Blue Lagoon. The home has four very nice bedrooms large living area and well appointed kitchen. We did not use the hot tub because we were too busy seeing the wonders of Iceland. Thank you to Rut for a wonderful stay in Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location for days out. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained, owner very responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Keflavík airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Salthúsið and Bryggjan
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Salthúsið and Bryggjan
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Grindavík is a typical fishing town surrounded by lava. The village mountain is Þorbjörn an old crater (243m) from the ice age. Now it is grassy and easy to climb and from the top you have the view over Grindavík on one side and the Blue Lagoon on the other.

The famous Blue Lagoon is only five minutes drive away.

But there is so much more to enjoy and experience in Grindavík. A walk along the shoreline to feel the breeze from the ocean is an experience in all weathers.

Popular activities ins Grindavík are:

Adventure tours at 4x4 Adventures Iceland

Outdoor swimming-pool


Golf at the new 18 hole golf course.

The local restaurants/cafés: Salthúsið and Bryggjan

Museum named Kvikan

Playground for the children.

The lively harbor

The Geothermal area in Krýsuvík and the lake close by named Kleifarvatn.

Reykjavík city center is 50 km drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.67

Manager'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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