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Rural location 40 min from Reykjavík. Close to all major sights of south.

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

A self-catering rental with stunning views in a great location. Free Wi-Fi.

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 (note there is no TV reception). Free Wi-Fi. A 20 m2 loft (low ceiling) with a double bed and a 10m2. Electric radiators in each room and a wood burning stove in the living room. On the 35m2 terrace surrounding the cottage there is a 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: 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.

Reykjavík Culture:

Horseriding: Laxnes horse farm (15 min drive)


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.

More Details

Inga Middleton
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Inga Middleton

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

Why Inga Middleton chose Capital Region

I chose to buy a cottage near Reykjavik so we could enjoy being in the stunning and peaceful Icelandic countryside, 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 an 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Capital Region on IS

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a washing machine in the bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Bunk beds
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double bed and two extra matresses
  • For Bedroom 1 there's the possibility of adding a cot. Bedroom 2 has a full length bunk bed which sleeps 2. The loft is accessed by a pull-down ladder and has 1 double bed and two spare mattresses. There are radiators in all of the rooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Check in is after 15:00 on the day of arrival and the time of departure is no later that 11am. The cleaner needs 4 hours to get the cottage ready.


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Rural location 40 min from Reykjavík. Close to all major sights of south.
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews

A fantastic property for our short stay

  • 4 of 5

A lovely property in a great rural location. Very homely and comfortable with all the necessary facilities to make our stay relaxing

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at this lovely Icelandic cottage was everything we hoped it to be. The cottage is warm and cozy with plenty of room for 4 adults and the location is just far enough away from the town to make it private but not too far that one feels isolated. Inga has thought of everything to make our visit comfortable. The scenery is breathtaking with mountains, waterfalls and grazing sheep at our doorstep. Thank-you for letting us share your lovely spot.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Special Place...

  • 5 of 5

We visit Iceland every May, to study the brent geese which overwinter in Ireland and stage in Iceland on their way to their breeding grounds in High Arctic Canada. Normally we have rented apartments in Reykjavik, but this time we moved "up country", which actually provided an ideal location for us, at a lower price.

And how impressed we were with this place!! It is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location, with stunning views all around. Compared with our previous rentals, it is exceptionally well appointed, both in terms of equipment for self-catering and of basic supplies for the same. The living room area is spaciously comfortable, and very tastefully done up. There is a good modern shower, and plenty of hot water. The wifi works well.

Bed-wise, the upper bunk bed was a little tricky to negotiate as an adult, due to the limited headroom, but the beds were very comfortable.

All in all, a wonderful place to stay. Inga responds quickly to any queries, and even checked how we were finding things mid-stay, which was a nice touch. We loved it, and would definitely hope to stay there again.

One final piece of advice. If you are staying at this house, it is suggested that, if possible, you opt for a later home flight time, even if it is more expensive. We had booked our usual "red-eye" early morning flight out of Keflavik, as there was some saving in cost, but the added distance (being North of Reykjavik) to the airport meant that it was inevitable that we got minimal sleep the night before departure.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iceland is a must see

  • 4 of 5

I have never seen beauty like Iceland had to offer on so many different levels. The cottage was great, cozy and a much better option then a hotel. We did have issues with the wifi being out the whole time we were there due to weather. Though this was a damper Inga continued everyday to give updates and do everything in her power to get it up and running. She even went as far as offering a discount because of the inconvenience which shows her character. I would highly suggest this beautiful cottage as it is a great place to relax in peace and quiet after a day of adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aurora, CO

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The stay at the cottage was fantastic. The location was perfect for our daytime adventures. We were out and about so much that we unfortunately did not get a chance to hike in the valleys around the cottage.

The cottage was inviting and cozy, just like the pictures. We were able to save money by cooking most of our evening meals at the cottage. There were just two of us staying there and, as women, we felt very comfortable and safe, which was important to us. Even hanging out on the deck at night...we were comfortable. We were able to view the Aurora one evening from the was fantastic. The Mosfellsbakarí was a fantastic place and an easy drive from the cottage.....highly recommended. Kaffi Kjós is only open on the weekends right now but we did eat there for our first meal in Iceland.

Inga was very responsive when we had questions. She also allowed us to go to the cottage as soon as we landed since the turnover was being done the day before we arrived. This was very much appreciated since we landed early in the morning. We were able to go directly to the cottage and rest before heading into Mosfellsbær to the grocery store and checking the area out.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tolland, CT

Lovely cottage in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

Inga's cottage was perfect for our family of four. The cottage is very quaint and cozy. Although the loft has a shorter ceiling, our teenage daughters fought over who would get to sleep there. During our stay we explored the waterfall near the cottage, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle, and West Iceland. We were very lucky and saw the NorthernLights twice and several beautiful sunsets from the deck of the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kaffi Kjos
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Ringroad,Highway no 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kaffi kjós
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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:

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 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rent includes electricity and water and WiFi
An extra fee of £74 will be charged for cleaning the cottage, laundering of bedding and towels and making it ready for the next visitor. This charge applies for 4 people. The cleaning charge for each extra person after that is £10
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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