A LOG CABIN AT THE BANKS OF RIVER HVÍTÁ!

Jóhanna and her sisters

Speaks norwegian, swedish, danish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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A LOG CABIN AT THE BANKS OF RIVER HVÍTÁ!

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A Fully Modernized Two-Bedroom Log Cabin on the River Bank!

In the middle of the golden circle!

A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jóhanna and her sisters

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks norwegian, swedish, danish, english

My two sisters and I are Icelandic, all brought up in Iceland, although I presently live in Norway. We divide between us the work in renting out the cabin. I do the paperwork, everything that can be done over telephone and email, and they do the practical things that depend on one being locally situated. My sisters drive up to the cabin in between guests to change sheets and do the final cleaning. We take two weeks off the calender in June to do maintenance. We varnish (parts of) the cabin every summer and this upcoming spring (2013) we plan to make the veranda bigger and we will be installing a hot tub on the veranda.

Jóhanna and her sisters purchased this cabin in 2004

Our father, who was disabled, built this beautiful log cabin in the summer 2004, and our late stepmother furnished and decorated the cabin. She had an exceptionally good taste and an eye for detail. After our father's untimely death in 2009, my two sisters and I came into possession of the cabin. We decided to rent it out, partly because of the economic crisis, and partly because we would like to share this beautiful cabin with other people. We are extremely proud of the cabin and our father's achievements. This is the perfect cabin for people who want to experience a personalized cabin with its history, including the history of the people who built it and their descendents.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506102
South Iceland Iceland
5

BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE AND COZY

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for an inviting place to plant your feet while visiting, this place is for you! We found the location perfect for various day trips, right under the golden circle. This cabin was perfect to return to after a long day of sightseeing -the inside is warm and cozy with a gorgeous fire place, and the hot tub on the deck was the perfect way to unwind. Very clean with comfortable bedding. Johanna and her sisters were very helpful and great to communicate with. Would love to return!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ericka, for these kind words! You are most welcome, any time.
Jóhanna
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506102
South Iceland Iceland
5

AWAY FROM IT ALL... BEAUTIFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon. It was magical! A log cabin with wood-burning stove, hot tub and in a remote location. I'm Canadian and my husband is British, never been to Iceland before. We loved every second of it. We hired a car from the airport, bought a week's worth of food and went exploring the southwest for the week. I would highly recommend this property, it was well kitted-out with everything you would expect from your own home. We went beginning of April time and really had a lovely time. Iceland is such a beautiful country...reminded me a lot of Canada. Can't wait to come back and explore another part of the island!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG Hayley, you didn't tell us that this was your honeymoon. We always do something extra special for couples on honeymoons. I'm so sorry that we didn't know. But I'm still glad that you had this wonderful time in our cabin during your honeymoon. That's one of the things that makes it worth it for us.
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506102
South Iceland Iceland
5

GREAT WARM AND COZY CABIN, IN BEAUTIFUL SORRUNDING

  • 5 of 5
A wonderfull, warm and cozy cabin.
It is much better than the pictures.
The cabin was clean, and had everything you could possibly need, including all kitchen facilities for cooking.
The location is ideal for traveling in the south and south-west region, as well as for seeing the beautiful northern lights (which we luckily saw most of our nights).
It has beautiful views, and very quite and remote.
We highly recomend!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Etti, for these heart warming words!
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506102
South Iceland Iceland
5

COSY CABIN IN A STUNNING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Our holiday in Iceland was made perfect by renting this cabin for our stay. The cabin is in a good location with easy access to all the major attractions in this area. Although tucked away with a feeling of the middle of nowhere, the cabin isn't too far from local amenities. The cabin feels so homely. All utensils etc for cooking with and T.V with films and a hot-tub on the deck for the long dark evenings in the Winter. We spent a week exploring the area. Loved Geyser! The crater around the corner is well worth a visit, and it's still quite easy to get to Reykjavik for the day. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Claire, for your nice words!
You're welcome back anytime,
Jóhanna
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
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South Iceland Iceland
New Canaan, CT 06840 USA
5

A SPECIAL, COZY LOG CABIN

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I (seniors) just returned from a quiet, relaxing week at the Solstadir log cabin. The cabin is situated in an open landscape facing the meandering Hvita River. It is tastefully decorated, is warm and cozy with a wood-burning stove and has a very well equipped kitchen. There is a hot tub and barbeque on the deck. We enjoyed watching a two hour dancing, glowing display of the northern lights from our chairs on the deck.

Selfoss is an easy drive for shopping, groceries, and restaurants.

Nearby you can visit thermal pools, geysers, waterfalls and Pingvellir National Park.

If you want to take advantage of the largest city in Iceland, Reykjavik is just an hours drive from the cabin.

This is an excellent home-base for exploring Southwestern Iceland. We would certainly recommend it to anyone.

We loved seeing Mother Earth at her active best, witnessing the constantly changing light and landscape and staying at Solstadir Cabin. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing your experience and for your kind words. We welcome you back anytime.
Jóhanna
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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506102
South Iceland Iceland
5

QUIET, BEAUTIFUL CABIN IN FABULOUS SURROUNDINGS!

  • 5 of 5
This is a capacious cabin, well equipped, with a very nice atmosphere. The location is excellent, scenic surroundings, access to a salmon river and the possibility of angling. The cabin is also very central in relation to all major tourist attractions, including Gullfoss and Geysir. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Car: necessary

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (20 min. away from several major attractions in South Iceland)

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately a 20-min. drive.

The cabin will be equipped with a hot tub from the beginning of July 2013.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kiðjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant that serves the area.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. This lake is only five min. drive away from the cabin.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean on the other side of Selfoss.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €145.00
Final cleaning €100.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

South Iceland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms in the cabin, one with a double bed and the other with a semi-double.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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