|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Self Catering Cottage By The Lake In The Amazing Valley Skorradalur.
The cottage is in the land of Vatnsendi in Skorradalur ca. 1 hour drive from Reykjavik and 10-15 minutes’ drive from Borgarnes.
Parking place is right next to the cottage. At the terrace there are table and 2 chairs. The terrace faces west and south directly towards the lake. The entrance faces south. You walk into a space that holds kitchen and living room. Large windows facing south as well with a wonderful view down the field to the lake, Skorradalsvatn. It is circa 250 meters walk to the lake. The bedroom is just inside the living room and has a 120 cm wide and 200 cm long bed and just above there is 70 cm wide and 200 cm long bed. In the living room is a sofa that can be changed to double bed (120 cm wide and 200 cm long). You walk through the bedroom to enter the bathroom. See pictures.
At departure it is expected that the cottage is cleaned. Extra fee is charged for cleaning service for the cottage, if needed. See extra service.
Pets are not allowed.
Nice to know
The cottage holds:
Salt, pepper and sugar,
Dishes and glasses for 6 people,
New Weber gasoline grill,
A pot and a pan,
4 pillows and 4 covers.
TV with a dvd player and usb/hdmi, scart .
- One fishing permit is included with the house
- Many exiting and beautiful places are close to Skorradalur. F.ex. Reykholt, Deildartunguhver (hot spring), swimmingpool at Kleppjarnsreykir (10 min. drive), Husafell, Snaefellsnes, The settlement center in Borgarnes, Golf course (10 min. drive) and many more. See activities.
Size of the cottage
The houses are circa 20 square meters.
Extra charge of GBP 50.00 is charged for linen, towels, dish-towels etc. Linen for up to 5 persons. Please note that check in time is at 15.00 on arrival and check out is at 12.00 am of departure day. Arrival / departure is more flexible in low season .
Please note that Easter, Christmas and New Year is high season.
I love being close to nature, camping, fly fishing, watching wildlife being around animals and just listening to the sounds of birds. Even though I was brought up in the city I always long for enjoying our land and it´s energy. It brings me good emotions and I find it relaxing.
I have a boyfriend, Gisli. Together we have one little girl almost 1 year old. I also have 2 stepdaughters 6 and 9 years old. We live in the city but we use every spear time to go to the summerhouse in Skorradalur.
I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2002, worked in the cancer unit for several years, have had a company called Hrif since 2005. At Hrif our main goal is to bring health promotion into companies. We assist companies to build up their future health policy, we do lectures and educational courses built in a positive and joyful way, to help the staff to stay focused how important it is to live our life in a healthy and nourishing way. Everything matters, our mind and body and surroundings and the people we meet, work and/or live with.
Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir purchased this cottage in 2013
These 3 cottages are placed in this amazing valley, Skorradalur. Only 1 hour drive from Reykjavik (90 km). Skorradalur is known for calm weather and exceptional nature and has become one of the most popular cottage areas in Iceland for Icelanders. There you can see wildlife just before your eyes, beautiful fields, the lake of Skorradalur, forests and mountains. The cottages are small and simple but very nice. The location is great if you want to explore west of Iceland as day tour suits well for historical places like Reykholt, Husafell were the surroundings are f.ex. glaciers, waterfalls and many more. There is a little over one hour drive to the National park Þingvellir. Day trip to Snaefellsnes, Breidafjordur and the southern part of the Westfjords shows the best Iceland has to offer.
What makes the stay close to perfect staying at our cottages is the location to travel from and the surroundings in Skorradalur. One can feel and enjoy the nature and surroundings with beautiful view and just by 'being' there !
Permit for fishing in the lake for 1 person is included for those who like that sport. Free of charge for children.
The cottages are placed in this amazing valley, Skorradalur. There you can see wildlife just before your eyes, beautiful fields, the lake of Skorradalur, forests and mountains. The cottages are small and simple but very nice. What makes the stay close to perfect is how you can feel and enjoy the nature and surroundings with beautiful view and just 'being' there !
Permit for fishing in the lake for 1 person is included for those who like that sport. Free of charge for children
We loved the view of the lake and mountains from the kitchen/living room. The cottage felt welcoming and was clean, cosy and easy to keep warm, which was just as well as we experienced gales, rain, hail and snow (and some sunshine) in the week we spent there!
We were lucky to see the northern lights on three occasions, with the last night having a spectacular display for five hours!
It only takes about 15 minutes to get to Borgarnes for shopping. We recommend the Geirabakari bakery and café next to Bonus supermarket. The carrot cake is excellent.
Agusta and Gisli were thoughtful in telling us about a weather warning on the day of our arrival.
Great place. Small, clean, warm and everything was there. The view from the cottage is brilliant!
We stayed 18 days in the cottage in the summer (2 adults, 2 children - 13 and 15 years). Yes, it works in such a "small" cottage with about 21 sqm. I would say perfect for 2 and three people and with a 4th family member also okay.
Everything is included in the price: bed-linen & towels (including change every 7 days), electricity, water. Very good: a superb Weber grill.
Everything in the cottage is well considered - nice terrace to the south & west with wind protection - spectacular scenic views.
The position - between Reykjavik and Snaefelsness - is perfect for a stay in the western part of Iceland. Distance to Borgarnes only 20km - good Bonus shop!
We can highly recommend the cottage!
Guenter from Cologne (Germany)
Fantastic place to stay. Very good cottages, no issue. Amazing view from window and also outstanding nature near the houses. Quiet and peacefull.
This is a lovely small cottage in great surroundings which has everything you would need. The local area of Borgarnes is only 15 mins away, with supermarkets, a swimming pool which is excellent and a great bakery, yet the cabin feels like you are miles from anywhere. Peaceful, cosy and a good base for exploring the West Coast of Iceland. Perfect for a family of 3.
Very well equipped cottage in nice surroundings.
Everything was neat and clean and you had everything you needed for your stay.
A car is essential to be able to discover Iceland, as the cottage is located quite far from the next city. It was a bit hard to find in the beginning at night, but once we got there everything was fine.
We would recommend the cottage, especially in winter when there are just a few tourists!
ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, massage therapist and medical services are located in Borgarnes (15 minutes drive).
The heritage of Iceland's greatest medieval writer, poet, scholar and statesman, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), is rooted in Reykholt in the west of Iceland. It is one of Iceland's main historic sites, a cultural centre of past and present. (From the Ministry of Education's report Midaldafraedi i Reykholti)
Snæfellsnes is a peninsula situated to the west of Borgarfjörður, in western Iceland. It has been named Iceland in Miniature, because many national sights can be found in the area including the Snæfellsjökull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland. The mountain is also known as the setting of the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by the French author Jules Verne. The area surrounding Snæfellsjökull has been designated one of the four National Parks by the government of Iceland. (wikipedia.org).
Deildartunguhver is a hotspring in Reykholtsdalur, Iceland. It is characterized by a very high flow rate for a hot spring (180 liters/second) and water emerges at 97 °C. It is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. Some of the water is used for heating, being piped 34 kilometers to Borgarnes and 64 kilometers to Akranes. (wikipedia.org).
Fossatún Restaurant excellent food at a unique location by Grímsá, one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. Take the troll walk in the Trollgarden and learn about trolls, and the 'Last Troll' story, where it took place and how it is connected to the nature and scenery at Fossatún. (fossatun.is)
The history of Húsafell is long and rich in folklore and legend. The oldest references to the settlement of Húsafell are found in Laxdale Saga, written about 1170.
There is an swimmingpool, golf course and a playground for the smaller children.
There is a great interest in hiking tours and there is an camp fire all Saturday evenings over the summertime. (husafell.is)
Þingvellir over Uxahryggir
You can drive to Þingvellir from Skorradalur by taking road no. 52 over Uxahryggir (gravel road, 410 m. over sea level). This is about one hour drive. NOTE: This road can be closed during winter due to snow.
The farm Háafell in Hvítársíðu ( gps 64° 42,842?N, 21° 15,375?W (ISN93: 392.454, 470.039)) is one of the few farms that still holds Icelandic goats and the original Icelandic hens. It´s best if you contact them before to let them know when you would like to come and how many you are. Best is to contact them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +354-8452331 Jóhanna
The Settlement Centre
Brákarbraut 13 - 15 - 310 Borgarnes
Tel: +354 437 1600
The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hour drive from Reykjavik on road no 1 towards the north. Guided tours: We provide guided on tours to historic places in Egils Saga both with a living guide and a SMART GUIDE in an Iphone.
At Kleppjárnsreykir in Reykholtsdalur you find a swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna and you can buy locally grown vegetables.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 2 2014 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£200|
Easter, Christmas and New Year are high season period.
Full payment is acquired via PayPal at booking.
We kindly ask for a booking deposit £ 200.
Linen and towels £ 50 (up to 4 persons.).
Cleaning must be done by the renter and the cottage must be fully cleaned and ready for next guests at departure. Otherwise an extra charge of £ 200 will be made.
If requested in booking, clean
Easter, Christmas and New Year are high season period.
High season week rate GPB 425- + linen GBP 50-
Homeaway does not offer the payment service in Iceland so full payment is required via PayPal at booking and we kindly ask for a fully refundable booking/security deposit £ 200. We will send you a payment request if you would like to book one of our beautiful cottages.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.