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Laboratory of Mind and Imagination - Nature Lovers Delight

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 double rooms, 1 triple, 1 twin bed and one single

We, the operators Peter and Swany, live on the first floor in the main house.

Our company is a charity fund "Laboratory of Mind and Imagination"

Our motto is: Nature Lovers Delight as the place is a PARADISE.

Selá is a restored old Icelandic farmhouse with three rooms on ground floor in main house. One double with a couch and sea and mountain view. One with two beds and one single.

In the old renovated stables we have six double rooms with a view of the sea and mountains.

The seashore is 50 meters away.

In restored barn is leisure room with a loft.

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About Us

Pétur Einarsson
Laboratory of Mind and Imagination
621 Dalvík
Guesthouse, LG-REK-011473
Guesthouse at the old farmhouse, stables and barn Sela 621 Dalvik, Iceland
VAT Reg No123845

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house on Northwest on Iceland

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Books ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Laboratory of Mind and Imagination - Nature Lovers Delight
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Magical and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Petur and Swany are gracious hosts of this incredible property where rooms look out onto the fjord and the seacoast and a lovely waterfall are minutes away. The beautiful landscape and friendly hosts promote a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The small village of Hauganes with a family-run whale-watching and fishing business, and a cute restaurant are a short walk down the hill. It is about a 25 minute drive to Akureyi and 10 minutes to Dalvik so its a great home base for day trips. The beds are comfortable, rooms cozy, and the space and equipment for food storage, meal prep and eating are more than adequate. Sharing bathrooms and the dining areas with other travelers is not an inconvenience and everyone is considerate of each other. Plus, there are opportunities for cultural exchange or travel information if you are so inclined. Swany and Petur keep things clean and inviting and are attentive and informative. We LOVED our stay here! Thank you Swany and Petur, from the Paruk family, Maine, USA

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful words. It was a pleasure and interesting fun having you all. Wishing you all the best, Peter and Swany
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Really nice spot in the north for large families that want to travel about

  • 5 of 5

Petur and Swony are very gracious and accommodating. With our large group of 14, she had picked out everyone's room with thought so we could just unpack and not think about who goes where. Cute town within 5 minutes walking that has amazing seafood at the local bar and you can sign up for whale watching tours. The view is amazing and whales swim in the channel right in front of you. I wish we could have stayed for more days.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Swaney were very friendly. A nice quiet place. And the Hauganes Whale watching tour was the best. We saw a humpback whale and followed it for some time. At the end of the trip we were able to fish. The Cod was very delicious. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sela is like living the dream for a few days, an idyllic location, comfortable accommodation, real Icelandic hosts happy to help in any way. Everything would love to have a Sela.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice appartment with a beutiful view from our windows

  • 5 of 5

We loved to occupy the part of the house that used to be the horses stables. And we loved the fire stove in the living room and the nice chat with the owner on Friday night.

The sea that is right there in front of you through the window and the private waterfall nearby nearly made it imposible to take the kids out for hiking. Especially with the A class WIFI...

Great for family to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Its a perfect place to stay, location is great and Petur and Swany were outstanding hosts. The interior is unique, the place is clean and Hauganes is walking distance. I highly recommend this place for everybody who looking a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear wonderful Papp family, it was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for choosing Sela. Uncle Peter sends his best wishes to your boys and misses them. Swany is still talking about the palm reading. Peter apologizes for not having time to discuss his book but if you send him your e-mail address he will send you a link to read the book for free. All the best wishes, always Peter and Swany
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Baccalau Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Baccalau Bar
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house on Northwest, Europe

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £15.23
Stay tax £2.28 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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