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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage - New 2014

Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, swedish, danish, norwegian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, swedish, danish, norwegian
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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage - New 2014

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

South Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lovely, Spacious 100 M2. 2 Bedrooms & Loft. Sleeps 6 Plus. Geothermal Hot Tub

Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the world famous Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk around the mountain to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its great restaurants, shops, golf and hotel.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is ideal for summer or winter stays. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, a large sleeping loft open to the living room, bathroom w/shower and a fully equipped kitchen w/dishwasher. There is a cozy geothermal hot tub on the outdoor deck. It can easily sleep 6 people with available bedding for even larger groups.

It's an accessible 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions including the beautiful and historical Thingvellir (30 minute drive) and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall (10 minute drive) as well as the Geysir area (15 minutes walk) and the edge of the Highland Wilderness (only a 15 minute drive (starting just above Gullfoss).

Other SW Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, river rafting and glacier trips.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area is a wonderland of mountains, woodlands and rivers , great for hiking.

A luxurious soaking in the geothermal hot tub is a must after your days of sightseeing... In spring and summer the bright and magical nights are filled with birdsong and sounds of the rivers in the valley, and in the dark of winter, the stars and the Northern lights will twinkle and dance above your head.

There are grocery shops in the nearby towns of Reykholt, Flúðir, and Laugarvatn (12-30 minute drives) and some basic necessities (i.e. milk, water) at the Geysir shop around the corner.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir

My name is Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir. I live in Reykjavik with my husband and children and grandkids.

My summers as a kid (and since!) were spent in the great outdoors of Iceland, hiking and fly-fishing.

Feel free to contact me about anything I can help you with related to your stay.

Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir chose South Iceland

My family had a cottage in this part of the country when I was a kid. It's a fantastic area with all the varieties of nature and close to some of my favourite spots in Iceland.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is comfortable and warm. It is heated with water from a local geothermal drilling hole which is owned by the farmer up in the valley.

It has lots of room, it's accessible in the wintertime and has great views. You can even see the tip of Hekla volcano towards the south-east. The perfect place to unwind.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage - New 2014
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage and could quite happily have stayed forever. The cottage had everything we needed. The hot tub was so good after a day of difficult driving in snow blizzard! The turn off from the main road was a bit worrying the first time but we had an excellent 4WD and once i'd driven up and down the lane a couple of times I was ok, We want to return to Iceland as we didn't get to see everything we wanted to. I have been looking to stay in another part of Iceland but am finding it difficult to find accommodation as good as this at a comparable price. This is a really beautiful cottage. Comfortable, warm and clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Warm country cabin with hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Cabin situate in beautiful valley with stunning mountains closeby! it was a pleasure to return to the cabin after a day braving the very icy roads, although they were soon cleared of snow by numerous snow ploughs! The private road to the cabin was not cleared and cautious driving was required to get onto the main road. Good 4 wheel drive necessary at this time of the year! Icelanders very friendly and helpful to those that had strayed off the roads into the snow! Hot tub great at the end of the day with a glass of red, either staring at the stars or snow falling on your head. No northern lights for us but maybe next time!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful week at Geysir Valley Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic base to visit some of the amazing sights in Iceland. A really peaceful place and comfortable house to relax and unwind. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great holiday home in great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic cottage in a great location close to many of Iceland's attractions. There were four of us including 2 young teenagers who all thought the cottage was a comfortable and a well equipped home from home. We especially enjoyed the lovely valley in which the cottage is set and nearby Geysir which is a short walk away. The weather was mixed but mainly good so we got to see and do everything planned. White water rafting and a trip to the Blue Lagoon were a couple of the highlights.

The cottage itself was well equipped, with the essential wi-fi for teenagers and of course a fantastic hot tub which we enjoyed each evening.

I would recommend this holiday home for any family, and although Iceland is expensive it is one place we would love to visit again.

Halli was extremely helpful and quick to answer any questions.

Family from Sussex, UK.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The perfect place for exploring the southwest

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on August 3rd 2014 as a family with 2 teenage boys. The weather first was mixed with a maximum temperature of 16° C, but our 4 last days, after a very stormy one, were very sunny and warm.

Halli’s cottage is very nice. No matter what the weather does, it’s always cosy and warm because of the well working heating system and the homy atmosphere. The kitchen is small, but big enough for preparing food for the four of us (f.e. Spaghetti Bolognaise or Carbonara with a tasty salad, “Bergische Waffeln” in the afternoon). You can also use the BBQ-Grill outside (gas) which is working perfectly. For me, it would be a little too small for more than 4 people if you stay longer than some days. But it certainly depends on your individual demands.

The cottage is placed perfectly if you like to explore the southwest of Iceland. We visited of course the nearby Geysir several times and we did the 15 minutes drive to the Gulfoss. And don’t miss the Faxifoss which is also only 7 minutes away and walk over the lovely field of buttercups in August. We had three large day trips 1) to the south coast with Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull, Dyrhólaos and Vik, 2) to Kerid, Reykjavik for Whalewatching and the Blue Lagoon and 3) to the Kerlingarfjöll with its geothermal area which is a 2,5 hour drive to the Northeast and something you propably have never seen before (you will definitely need a 4WD car!). We also made a shorter trip to the Pingvellir national park which is also a very impressive tour. You can prepare your trips by using the WIFI if you haven't alredy done so.

Our boys loved the hot tub in front of the house and the large fields with bales of straw which reminds them to huge marshmallows. We had a great time playing a roleplay-adventure at the nice table in the living room from where you can also see the beautiful landscape around the cottage. We were playing Monopoly and UNO on the floor or just reading a nice book in times when we didn’t force our “poor” sons to make an excursion with the parents.

Halli is a very nice host. You can ask him everything (best via email) and he will answer immediately. His recommendations were very helpful. He is uncomplicated and simply a very nice person.

We would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and family for everybody who loves nature and silence.

Thanks Halli for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We felt in love with it and with Iceland!

A family from Cologne, Germany

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great house and perfect for touring the SW and Golden Triangle. Stayed for 3 nights. Comfortable rooms, bright space, quiet, and very nice for 2 couples plus one 10 yr old (who loved having his own loft). Loved the hot tub. Owner is charming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kellie for your warm review. It was great having you, check back soon :)

Map

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Kilometres
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Car: recommended

The Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the magnificent Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley right at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its restaurants, shops, golf and hotel. A car is recommended for exploring the numerous sites and activities in the area. In winter a 4 wheel drive car is usually necessary.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is a 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions of South Iceland. Thingvellir is only a 30 minute drive and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall only 10 minutes away. The Geysir geothermal area is literally around the corner, only a 15 minute walk and the edge of the Highland Wilderness just a 15 minute drive starting just above Gullfoss.

Other South Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including glacier trips, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, and river rafting.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area, with its mountains, woodlands and rivers is also great for hiking.

After a day of sightseeing dip right into a relaxing geothermal hot tub... in spring and summer when the bright and magical still nights are filled with birdsong and sounds of the rivers in the valley, or in the dark of winter, when the stars and the Northern lights twinkle and dance above your head.

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Rates & Availability

From €119 Per night

South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season/winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€119
From
€149
Fri,Sat,Sun
€759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
High season/summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€149
From
€159
Fri,Sat,Sun
€890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season/fall 2015
Sep 14 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
€119
From
€149
Fri,Sat,Sun
€844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
€159
€1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & laundry €85
Refundable damage deposit €90
Notes Extra cleaning and laundry fee is €85
Booking deposit is 1/3 of the rental fee. The balance is required 15 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Open sleeping loft - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Has cabinet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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