|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Lisuholl is a traditional Icelandic summer cottage located in a rural area of spectacular beauty, yet only 40 minutes easy drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. The cottage lies at the head of a wide valley which sweeps down to Lake Medalfellsvatn and the magnificent open waters of Hvalfjord, with dramatic mountains on all sides which offer wonderful hiking opportunities. Proximity to Reykjavik allows you to combine rural tranquility with all the sights of Southern Iceland.
Ground floor of 60 m2 includes 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower and a washing machine, kitchen, open plan living room, diner and a foyer with a tumble dryer. Microwave, electric cooker and oven, dishwasher, TV & DVD player. Free Wi-Fi. A 20 m2 loft (low ceiling) with a double bed and a 10m2. A small cabin 'The Nest' has a double bed which can be made into 2 separate beds. Electric radiators in each room and a wood burning stove in the living room. On the 35m2 terrace surrounding the cottage there is an outdoor shower, gas barbecue, table and chairs. Large garden 2000m2. The cottage is within a gated community of 20 other cottages. Parking outside cottage for 2-3 cars. A small cafe and a shop “Kaffi Kjós”, within 2 km, serves the most divine cakes as well as selling basic essentials. Kaffi Kjós also sells fishing permits for lake Medalfellsvatn.
further info on: www.lisuhollcottage.com: Swimming: Geothermal pool in Arnarholt, Kjalarnes, ca 15 min drive away and numerous fantastic pools in the Reykjavik area incl Laugardals Laug: Mosfellsbaer pool, Reykjavik geothermal beach.
Adventure tours: River rafting: Glacier tours: Hiking tours: Hiking trails in the area:
Whale watching from Reykjavík or Keflavík: Blue Laggon, Horseriding and more.
Links to activities in the area continued:: THE GOLDEN CYCLE : Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.
BLUE LAGGON: The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.
Horseriding: Laxnes horse farm (15 min drive)
NAUTHOLSVIK - REYKJAVIK GEO THERMAL BEACH
The golden cycle: Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.
The Blue Lagoon:
The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.
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Food and restaurants:
My name is Inga Middleton. I am half Icelandic, half English. I grew up in Iceland but have lived in the UK on and off over the last 20 years.
Inga Middleton purchased this cottage in 2007
I chose to buy a cottage near Reykjavik so we could enjoy being in the stunning and peaceful Icelandic country side, but close enough to the capital to be able to see friends and family. The cottage is also very cozy and comfortable, and the view down the valley is spectacular; on a clear day the majestic Snaefellsnes glacier can be seen in the distance. This glacier has a special place in the hearts of the nation and it is very special to have such a good view of of it.
We love hiking in the mountains surrounding the cottage and fishing in the lake.It is also easy to get to all the major sights of southern Iceland and there are some fantastic swimming pools less than half and hour away. Watching the sunset from the terrace or from the rocking chair is very special, especially in the spring during lambing season (may) when the little lambs skip across the field below the cabin.
Our time at the cottage was absolutely perfect. Situated about 30 minutes from Reykjavik it had the perfect mix of being close to everything yet far enough away to feel secluded. All the amenities of home.
Lovely, cosy, well equipt cottage, in a beautiful setting.. Excellent bsse to explore the West coast of this amazing country.
This cottage was great - a home from home. It was really well equipped with everything that you could need and had plenty of space for a family of four. The cottage was very clean and well maintained and the views over the local countryside were stunning. We were fortunate to have a largely sunny week and saw several beautiful sunsets from the decking.
It was in a good location for the Golden Circle sights, Selfoss, Reykjavik and the surrounding area and The Blue Lagoon. The farthest afield we travelled was the Solheimjokull Glacier for a glacier walk which was an amazing experience and approx 3 hr drive, stopping on the way at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. We also had a great day climbing Mount Esja, the mountain range next to the cottage. The hot springs of Hverageroi are an hour away and the hot river at the top of the trail was amazing for a bathe! This trail is only open in the summer.
Overall a fantastic cottage in a stunning location, in an amazingly diverse country. We would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and we hope to come back to Iceland one day to do the things we couldn't fit into one week!
Loved everything about our experience here from the amazing local scenery (beautiful valley, magical mountains, secret waterfalls, variety of birds, endless sunsets, cutest lambs, unique horses, etc) to the home base for adventures all around west and south Iceland. Perfect!!
Very charming and cosy cottage well located to major sightseeings.
We also much appreciated advices and guidance from the owner who was very helpful.
The cottage is exactly as described. It was clean and very well equipped with clear instructions and bountiful tourist information. It is in a beautiful rural location, but with good access to Reykjavik. It provided an excellent base for visiting the golden circle as well as the Snaefell peninsular (which we would thoroughly recommend). We spent a couple of days just in the local area, it is well worth visiting the local waterfall and climbing the hill behind the cottage for fantastic views. We visited in late winter/ early spring and the house was warm and cosy and the deck and rural location without light pollution provided excellent views of the northern lights. Inga was very helpful in providing information and responded very quickly to questions. We would certainly recommend this property and would like to come again ourselves. It is true to say that the property and its location surpassed our expectations.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Lake Medalfellsvatn is in county Kjos, south western Iceland. Only 45 km from the centre of Reykjavik. There are many activities on offer in the region including: hiking, mountaineering, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, snow jetting, husky dog rides, river rafting, whale watching, the blue lagoon, Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Vibrant Reykjavik offers a wide spectrum of cultural activities including art galleries, museums, concerts and cinema alongside its wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops. For further info log onto: www.lisuhollcottage.com
Other Activities: kayak excursions
Golf: Iceland has over 50 golf courses throughout the island, some with outstanding views and always close to nature. Golf can be played in Iceland from May through September and in the summer golf can be played around-the-clock due to the midnight sun. Visitors are welcome at the courses. Green fees vary from USD 15- 30. Some courses offer clubs for rent. For further information contact the Icelandic Golf AssociationGOLFKLUBBUR REYKJAVIKUR, is the nearest one ca 25 km away from the cottage
Ski: Reykjavik skiing areas are open when road conditions, snow and weather permit: BLÁFJÖLL SKIING AREA 50 km
With its 11 lifts, Bláfjöll is the country's largest skiing area. Everybody, from beginners to experienced competitors, can find a slope suited to his or her ability, and in evening the main slopes are illuminated. Cross-country tracks from 3.5-10 km are made weather permitting, and a 5-km section is illuminated. There is also a refreshment center selling food and drink, with facilities for those who have brought their own.
SKÁLAFELL SKIING AREA 15 km
Skálafell is a wonderful area for all skiing enthusiasts, particularly for beginners and families. There are 5 lifts, including one which is 1200 meters long - the longest in Iceland. The main slopes are illuminated, and there is a cross-country area. A service center sells food and drink, has facilities for people with their own food, and rents skiing equipment. Snowboarders are welcome.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The rent includes electricity and water and WiFi
An extra fee of £55 will be charged for cleaning the cottage, laundering of bedding and towels and making it ready for the next visitor.
During High Season Saturdays are change-over days. Visitors are expected to arrive after 2pm on Saturday and leave before 11am on the following Saturday morning.
During Low Season we are much more flexible.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.