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Luxury vacation rental in South Iceland Perfect location! With hot tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Centrally located, well equipped and with a large hot tub. Two king size beds.

* NOTE: Nonnahús is approved by the Icelandic Tourism board and has all necessary licenses to ensure health and safety. *

This newly renovated house is located less than 90 km (56 mi) from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.

It was originally built in 1967 and was completely renovated in 2008 to become a first class luxury house for the rental market.

The house is located in the country side and is only 46 km from the famous hot spring Geysir and beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.

The house itself is 126 m² and includes four bedrooms.

It's ideal for up to 10 persons. One bedroom includes double king-size bed, one has king-size bed and two include bunk beds (2 x 90 cm).

The kitchen includes all required equipment, refrigerator, kitchen stove with oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and radio with CD player. Kitchenware is for total of 12 persons.

The living room has big comfortable leather sofa and LCD television with DVD player, satellite receiver and local television stations.

In front of the house is a large 80 m² terrace with a hot tub (spa).

Centrally located - near the golden circle: The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in South Iceland, covering about 300 km looping from Reykjavík into central Iceland and back.

The golden circle is in short driving distance from Nonnahús.

The three primary stops on the route are the national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning 'golden falls'), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.

Þjórsárdalur Valley: Nonnahús is located near Þjórsárdalur Valley, a valley that includes many interesting places to visit. Þjórsárdalur lies between mount Búrfell alongside the river Þjórsá to the east and mount Skriðufell to the west. The valley has been formed and given unique look by repeated eruptions of the nearby volcano Hekla as well as other volcanoes in the vicinity. Don’t be afraid – Nonnahús is not located on a bed of lava beside any volcano.

Gjáin is a very beautiful location in Þjórsárdalur valley. The river Rauðá runs through this valley with many small waterfalls, ponds and volcanic structures. It’s in about 20 min walking distance from the historical farm Stöng, and can be driven very close to in an off-road vehicle.

The volcano Hekla can be seen from the site.

Some find this place so beautiful they (secretly) have strewn their ashes in the river to be forever be united with monumental nature in this 'paradise on earth'.

Landmannalaugar: The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicoloured rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colours including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnúkur (meaning 'blue peak') and Brennisteinsalda (meaning 'sulphur wave').

Landmannaluagar is a popular tourist destination. Tourists visit the area from June through late September, after which time the road is closed.

Many hot and cold springs create a bathing warm brook, where people bath throughout the entire year. The banks of the brook are boggy and lushly vegetated and people are kindly asked to use the wooden path across the bog to the brook. It is forbidden to use soap.

Nonnahús is great place to visit Landmannalaugar from.

Free high-speed internet.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Sjöfn

Nonnahus is family owned and operated vacation rental house on the land Miðhús 1. There are five siblings and their families who own the house and the land. The mother of the siblings is born1925 in a old farm which was located 20 meters from Nonnahus but destroyed in earthquake the year 2000. There are pictures by the old house in Nonnahus. Sjöfn is one of the siblings and is born and lives in the town Selfoss, 38 km from Nonnahus. Welcome to Iceland, Sjöfn is and her husband Hilmar.

Sjöfn purchased this house in 5

Guestbook comments from the manager

All was very good for all our family. We stay here 15 days. We are 7. The situation of the house for visiting all Sud Iceland is well. We were under the charme!!!

Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
38 Kilometres
800 bar Selfoss http://800bar.is/
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Selsvöllur - 18 hole golf course at Flúðir
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Minilik-Ethiopian restaurant in Flúðir minilik.is
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
Bláfjöll http://www.skidasvaedi.is
Car: recommended

Nonnahús is located in South Iceland, in a perfect location if you wish to travel around the South side of the island. Nonnahús is very near to Þjórsárdalur, one of the most beautiful valleys in Iceland. Nonnahús is also very close to the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir).

Golf: If you like playing Golf, we recommend that you visit one of the best golf 18 hole course in Iceland. It’s located at Efra Sel and is called Selsvöllur. It’s only 3 km from village Flúðir, which is only approx. 20 min from Nonnahús.

Right outside Selfoss is a 9 hole golf course called Svarfhólsvöllur (Selfoss golf course).

In approx. 20 min drive from Selfoss is 18 hole golf course called Kidjaberg and is located between river Hvítá and lake Hestvatn.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Southern Region on Iceland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot tub outdoors
  • The bathroom is just a basic one, with toilet and shower. There is a wonderful hot tub outside on the terrace, with extremely beautiful view.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size twin bed, deattacheable
    Secondary bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed
    Third bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Fourth bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Child travel cot - 1 Cot , Child travel cot on premesis
  • Nonnahús is ideal for up to 8 persons. One bedroom includes king-size twin bed which can be separated into two single beds, one has king-size bed and two include bunk beds (2 x 90 cm). Extra beds or mattresses are available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury vacation rental in South Iceland Perfect location! With hot tub
average rating of 4.923077 based on 25 reviews

Excellent House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great---exactly what we were looking for. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is more beautiful than the pictures! It's not too far from all the attractions in south Iceland, but feels secluded. Overall great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Every Expectation!!

  • 5 of 5

I was actually nervous about booking Nonnahus at first, because it seemed too good to be true. But WOW. The pictures are entirely accurate, it's beautiful inside and out. It's easy to get to, easy to find (the host emailed great directions!), easy to get into. It was immaculately clean, the kitchen is very well stocked (We cooked every night, and the kitchen had everything we needed, it even had coffee!) We had a small child with us, and the crib & highchair made our lives so much easier.

The best part was the hot pot- quick and easy to fill, the view of two volcanoes and the river was gorgeous. We actually skipped a few sightseeing things just so we could spend more time soaking.

The beds were comfortable- two of the rooms have bunk beds, and two have double beds. The view out the window of the bedroom at the end of the hall is amazing, try to claim that one for yourself. :-)

The hosts are very easy to work with, very responsive to email, and one stopped by on our first day there to make sure we had gotten settled in. This was an entirely problem-free rental, and I would gladly stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bucksport, Maine

Beyond description - I wish we had stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Nonnahús is amazing. Convenient location, yet with a remote and private feel. Immaculately clean. Modern and yet homey and comfortable. We enjoyed the simple family farm photos mixed in with the modern furnishings.

Every appliance we could possibly need at our fingertips. Beds covered with fluffy duvets. Most convenient washer and laundry area!

And the hot pot; most amazing views to settle us in for the evening!

An unexpected pleasure was meeting the owners. Excellent hosts and people I hope to meet again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay, with THE best location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived in Iceland Wednesday morning, we drove through south Iceland to this beautiful house in a great location. Neighbors are non existent! Privacy was great! It was so quiet! The views all around the house are great! River in the front, volcano to the side, mountains behind you and fields to the other side. We stayed here for a week and 2 days. You can drive to every point in south Iceland from the house. Vik beach, seljalandsfoss, gulfoss, thorsmork, bruarfoss, and, Reykjavik were just a few places that we visited while staying at Nonnahus. Internet was limited, but fast, hot tub was relaxing, and the TV was nice just to sit and watch late in the evenings after hiking all day. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, some spices, coffee, dish soap and other small things were nice. The only downside was 3 or 4 days while we were staying at Nonnahus, when the sun came out, flys were everywhere. We tried sitting on the deck but could not take the fly's all over. I've never seen so many flys. They stayed outside so we could go in the house to get away from them. Beautiful birds came by the house everyday. It was nice watching them from the deck and hot tub. The washer was nice to do our laundry, we had to get laundry soap, but it was great not having to do our laundry when we got home from vacation. The shower was small, but the bathroom was nice a big. The house was very clean and we'd would come back to Nonnahus if we come back to Southern Iceland. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sjofn and Hilmar,

Thank you so much for sharing Nonnahus with us. The house was everything you described with all the comforts of home. Hopefully we left it as clean as we found it. The location was perfect for our photographic tour of South Iceland. The views from the deck were wonderful and it was certainly relaxing having coffee out there - even in the chilly mornings. Many thanks also for your local information sheet. It was quite helpful and we tried to visit many of the sites you listed. Wish we had stayed longer. My wife and I have decided to return to Iceland within the next few years and I hope we both can enjoy Nonnahus then.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Southern Region, Europe

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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