We (family of 4) had the opportunity to rent the house for 3 months (sept -dec). Not only is the house of perfect size, with beautiful interior and great kitchen and cooking facility, but the garden and all surrounding is perfect. The property consists of the main house, garage and little playhouse for kids, all decorated in country style. The house is located 45 km outside of Reykjavik in a perfect little village (Thorlakshofn). There you'll find a great atmosphere, friendly people, perfect family swimming pool (with slides and inside facility for young children), supermarket, 2 nice restaurants and a super nice coffee shop/art gallery. From the house its 10 min walk to the beach, where you can spend hours (you will most probably see some surfers there), 15 min. walk to the golf course situated at the beach, 15 min. drive to nice area full of hot springs and hiking paths, 45 min. drive to the Blue Lagoon, 1 hour drive to the next glacier etc. You will most definitely see the northern lights at this time of the year.
Our 9 year old daughter attended the elementary school of Thorlakshofn and received very warm welcome from the staff and the children.
We would recommend this house and this village to everyone, friends or relatives.
Hlif, Stefan and the people of Thorlakshofn. Thank you for your hospitality and friendly atmosphere.
Angantyr and Thorunn