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Horse Farm Cottage on Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Bedrooms 2
Space 570 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

New Cottage sleeping up to 4 in first rate accommodations

Premium 4-Person Cottage on Horse Farm on Snaefellsnes Peninsula (West Iceland)

Premium 4-Person Cottage on a Horse Farm on Snaefellsnes Peninsula (built in 2016) with Amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during Fall and Winter.

Sodulsholt is a working horse training and conditioning farm on the Snaefellsnes peninsula that includes over 70 horses, horse stables, and a first class indoor riding facility on more than 1300 hectares (3,200 acres). We are located 2 hours from Keflavik International Airport and approximately 40 minutes northwest of the town of Borgarnes.

Our accommodations include new cottage (built in 2016) that sleeps 4 people comfortably. Cottage includes Wifi (for email, internet browsing), a double mattress, 2 twin beds, full kitchen (including microwave, toaster, coffee machine, refrigerator), sitting area, bathroom with shower, and outside seating area. Fresh linens are provided. Do you prefer to grill? A "Weber" grill is available for your use.

Sodulsholt serves as a central location to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, including the Eldborg Volcanic Crater, a nearby geothermal pool, Gullborgarhraun Lava field (formed by the Gullborg volcano 7000 to 9000 years ago and referenced in the Icelandic Sagas), the village of Stykkisholmur, Arnarstapi/Hellnar and the Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Foal season typically runs from May through September when we welcome additional foals into the Sodulsholt family. June features our sleppitur event when the horses are let out for the summer.

Experienced horsemen could reserve a horse for riding around the area including to the nearby beaches (extra fee). Our property also includes a river where you can test your skills at catching fresh Icelandic salmon (extra fee, summer only, bring your own sanitized gear).

Our Snaefellsnes location is ideal for observing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as they can be seen from October through March.

Sodulsholt is located approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Eldborg Volcanic Crater, 50 km (31 miles) from the town of Borgarnes, 45 km (28 miles) from the historic town of Stykkisholmur, 69 km (43 miles) from Arnarstappi/Hellnar and the Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Check-in time is 16:00 and Check-out time is 10:00.

Our exact location (latitude/longitude) is: N 64° 50' 07.2", W 22° 26' 14.3" (64.835322, -22.437306)

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2018

About Oli

Horse breeder and casual farmer that has lived and traveled the world but calls Snaefellsnes home.

Oli purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Oli chose West

This large property (over 1300 hectares or 3,200 acres) has it all! The view of the mountains, ocean, and free grazing horses are spectacular. We are conveniently located with easy access to the many sights that Snaefellsnes peninsula has to offer and more. The cottages were built in September 2015. I invite you to come for a visit and to take in the beauty of the area.

The property includes a private river where guests may fish for salmon (extra fee).

What makes this cottage unique

The view, the area, new cottages, and easy access to various sights in the area make this a unique, quiet, and yet central location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hallo Oli,

you asked about our stay at your place:

Might be enough to say: we'll be back!

Your cottage is as close to feeling at home as anyone can hope for. We all loved it.

:-) Actually we are thinking about getting one of those barbecue grills for ourselves at home. :-)

Only thing was: it was to short. The weather was not really great. And our daughter hat developed a bad cold and had to stay in bed for the whole two days.

Iceland as a whole was very different in what even after reading/seeing some movies prepared us for. I still get the feeling that I need more time to understand. Even though I am beginning.

Next time we come, we'll try to make it more relaxing and feeling the calmness and the peace of the country. This time we tried to see all the "sights" - which are fascinating - but also exhausting a little in too short a time.

I especially regret that I didn't find the time to get to know you and your horses. It was awesome to see them being trained so competently. They are wonderful.

But as I said: Next time.

Thank you for having us - I'll certainly leave a comment on your FB page.

Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on West on Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main Level: Bathroom with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This is on the upper level and in the loft area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 1 is on main level and private.
  • Bedroom 1 is on main level and private. Bedroom 2 is the upper level loft and has 2 twin mattresses.
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking


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Horse Farm Cottage on Snaefellsnes Peninsula
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

Three of us from Canada were very impressed with the cottage and had a wonderful time there. It is attractive, clean, well equipped, cozy and in a beautiful setting. We recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, this is a perfect place to stay if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Towns are 30+ minutes away, but the drive to them is easy, with breathtaking views.

Cottages are new, well equipped, very spacious, and extremely comfortable.

Horseback riding was really nice (thanks Helgi!)

Staff and owner were very friendly and welcoming.

The Northern Lights: Well, what can I say...they were UNBELIEVABLE!!! Perfectly visible from the inside and the deck of the cabin. Check out some of the photos I posted on Google for this location.

We all loved this place, and not only would stay again, we'd recommend for anyone/everyone to stay here if they decide to visit Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it and would highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

It was new and had all the amenities. Comfy beds, gorgeous views, and helpful instructions in PDFs about the places and for places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful rural setting. Location was great for day trips out on the peninsula. Very clean, very quiet, and just lovely. No complaints at all.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottages on beautiful farmland

  • 5 of 5

Stayed eight days at this very lovely place. Cottages were clean, cozy and new. Kitchen had all the stuff you need, which was helpful since we cooked in most days. (Eating out in Iceland is very expensive.) The farm is a breeding horse farm-- in fact, several foals were born while I was there! Besides raising competition horses, they also have a good bunch of trail horses you can rent, though you must go out with guides. I ride a lot and found the trail horses perfect! The young guides who took us out were friendly, cautious if you were a beginner, and all around terrific!

it's a lovely, lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in a great spot

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect to explore the Snaefellness peninsula. The property and cottage are incredible as well. No complaints whatsoever

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Rjukandi Restaurant
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on West, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018 & Foal Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall & Aurora Borealis
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £29.45 + Tax

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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