|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Situated in a quiet, seaside village, in southern Iceland. Stokkseyri is an ideal base to explore glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and waterfalls while having the comfort of a home to come back to. In front of the house, just across the street is a stunning, black sandy beach where the North Atlantic meets the coast of Iceland. Behind the house is a freshwater pond and wetlands populated with birds.
The property offers 3 double bedrooms, a living-room, an open plan kitchen and dining room with a picturesque, panoramic view of glaciers, mountains, and farmland. The family-friendly house is tastefully decorated, cozy and comfortable with all modern amenities including WiFi, microwave, and cable television.
One of Iceland's best lobster restaurants is within walking distance, the local swimming pool is just few blocks away, and there is a range of golf courses close by. A larger town with a full range of services is within a 10 minute drive.
Excellent sightseeing in the vicinity.
Day trips could include:
- Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Skálholt.
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógar Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier, Vik.
- Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon.
- Snowmobling on Myrdalsjökull Glacier.
- Westmann Islands
- Mt. Hekla
- Blue Lagoon
60 minutes from Keflavik.
40 minutes from Reykjavik.
50 minutes from Geysir.
30 minutes from Hella.
20 minutes from Hveragerdi.
10 minutes from Selfoss.
10 minutes from Thorlakshofn.
Keywords: House, Iceland, seaside, beach, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking
My name is Kristin. I grew up in Iceland but live in London with my husband and two children. This is a family second home. My parents live in Iceland.
The Owner purchased this house in 1990
This has been a family second home for the last 21 years. It was my grandmother who found the house. As a teenager she had worked in a neighboring village, Hveragerdi, where she met and fell in love with my grandfather. Of all the villages in southern Iceland this had always been her favorite; close to the sea, with views of the glaciers, mountains and farmland and close to her roots, a farm by Mt. Hekla. For the last 15 years, my parents have used the house as a weekend recluse from 'busy' Reykjavik. They like to take long walks, bicycle and play lots of golf. For them it's very convenient, only 40 minutes from Reykjavik, a big supermarket in the neighboring town, nice restaurants and a wide selection of great golf courses.
It's also been a favorite destination for their eight grandchildren - the older ones play football in the backyard, go horseback riding, fishing and kayaking. The younger grandchildren spend lots of time on the beach and in the local swimming pool, just a few blocks away. Since having my own children, 2 and 6, and trying to travel in Iceland with friends with children I realized that, accommodation-wise, Iceland is not very family friendly. It's virtually impossible to get adjoining rooms. I also realized what an excellent base this was for our friends from abroad to see some of the major sites that Iceland has to offer. Not to mention activities. Iceland is spectacular. We are all very excited to share with you a country, and a home, that has given us all great pleasure.
I booked the house for a week long spring break trip for myself and 3 college friends. We absolutely loved the house, the location, and the owners! The first day the owner's father met us at the house and showed us around. He was very nice, and even left some bread and jam! In addition, the whole house was fully stocked with everything we needed for the week. All communication with Kristin was very easy, the whole process was very smooth.
In our week we saw water falls, a geysir, tectonic plates, glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, swam in a hot springs, explored Reykjavik and much much more!
We visited March 7th-15th, so it was still a bit wintery out. But the weather didn't take away from the experience and meant there were very few crowds!
Here is a video we made of our trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI2z3coVXs4
I would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting Iceland!
I booked this location for a short stay where my friends and I could make a base to see the south coast of Iceland. Stokkseyri is a small town that relies on Selfoss (10km) for many markets and services. The town is even quieter and more charming a a result.
The house is very well equipped and nice. Kristin and her parents are sweet and accommodating. They communicated well and provided much helpful information prior to and during the stay.
The nearby lobster restaurant was a treat...the local lobster is sweet and tender and the lobster soup makes my mouth water even now.
Our first trip to Iceland as a family of 5 included the first 8 nights in this wonderful home a pleasant drive from the airport through a fascinating countryside. The pre-arrival communications with Kristin were exceptional with lots of information, and we were warmly welcomed by her mother who had the house ready and coffee on. Stokkseyri is a perfect quiet base to make many day trips in South Iceland, and this home was always a terrific place to return to. As noted in other reviews, everything has been thought of and you can't go wrong staying here. The local pool a minute away was uncrowded and thoroughly enjoyed several afternoons including our first day. The Bonus supermarket in Selfoss, 10 minutes away, is an easy stop as most day trips go right through it (marinated lamb chops, and fillets of fish are wonderful and relatively inexpensive to put on the BBQ at the house). I would strongly recommend a bike tour with Iceland Activities in Hveragerdi, an absolute highlight as well, and a ferry ride out to the Westmann Islands should be on your list. There's so much to fill the days in any weather, which we experienced a little of everything so bring a variety of clothes. We drove the Ring Road and loved it all, and spent 5 nights in Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula which Kristin suggested. GREAT choice too! Thanks for helping make our trip amazing!
What an incredible find this house was for my family on our vacation in Iceland! There were six of us so we decided to rent a house instead of using hotels. We wanted the extra room to spread out and relax at the end of the day. We had never rented a house before so this was a new experience for us. My initial email inquiry was answered promptly and warmly by Kristin and from that point on it was a flawless experience. I can't compliment the house or the owners enough. The house was incredibly clean and well stocked - Frida has thought of everything. There are many books throughout the house about Iceland and Frida has compiled alot of information about the surrounding area. The Golden Circle area is about an hour away but it is an easy and enjoyable drive. We found a wonderful bakery in Selfoss right next to the grocery. Be sure to visit Almar Bakari - it's delicious!
We came home already planning our next trip to Iceland and will stay here again without hesitation.
I highly, highly recommend this property!
This place was absolutely terrific. Super clean,comfortable, spacious, pretty, and incredible well stocked with just about anything you could possible want or need. The owners are kind generous and very very helpful. The tourist info available was bountiful and there were also great pictures book of Iceland and other travel books. Great books in general. I love books. :). The location was great for awesome day trips with a number of local activities as well allowing one to mix up longer travel days with more chilled out days but still feel like you were doing and seeing. Another thing I loved about this house and it's owners was they are highly organized and it shows in all the details. A most sincere thanks and highest recommend!
Our family (parents and three children) stayed in this property last August and had a wonderful experience. The owner Kristin was great to deal with and emailed a number of suggestions for trips to plan in advance. We had a long journey and when we arrived we were met by Frida who had stocked the fridge with some provisions so we didn't need to shop immediately. Frida is a lovely person, extremely welcoming and most importantly had lots of really practical advice. She showed us the maps and recommended a number of places for us to visit. We followed those recommendations and had a brilliant holiday. The house itself is lovely, cosy and spotlessly clean. It was a house that the whole family felt comfortable in.
3 minute walk to local swimming pool.
Sandy beach perfect for walks, birdwatching and building sandcastles just across the street.
Excellent horseback riding tours on a farm nearby.
You can kayak inland on fresh water ponds and creeks or on the open ocean in front of the house. See http://en.kajak.is/
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May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay