BEAUTIFUL LICENSED MINI-FARM IN THE COUNTRY SIDE, NATURE AND ANIMALS

Thorey Ingimundardottir

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL LICENSED MINI-FARM IN THE COUNTRY SIDE, NATURE AND ANIMALS

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-9)

In Iceland it’s illegal to rent out house/apartment to visitors without having necessary licenses. This is to ensure the safety of tourists and to make sure they receive what they are paying for. The Health Authority, Fire Department, Sheriff and Building Supervisor have to give consent so house/apartment get license.

We at Hofdatun are pleased to say that we have permission from those parties and are fully licensed vacancy house. Certificates are at display for our guests verification.

We are also very pleased to say that our guest get good discount of rental cars from Geysir rental cars in Keflavik airport

THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSE with 8 akers of land is in the heart of south Iceland. It only takes 15 min. to drive to nearest town, Selfoss and 50 min. to Reykjavík or Thingvellir national park. Then its ideal to take the golden circel tour and drive to Gullfoss and Geysir. All around the old Geysir are more spouting hot springs, such as the ever lively Strokkur (the butter Churn), which erupts every 3-5 minutes.

The house and its surroundings is wonderful in all seasons.

At Hofdatun is a chicken coop so every morning you get fresh eggs for breakfast. During the summer time there is also 6 very gentle Icelandic horses on the field next to the house. You can take supervised riding tours on them. During the winter you can meet with the horses in their winter fields or in the stable. In the winter riding tours are arranged at nearby horse rental. We also have 4-6 pregnant mares that will give birth between june 1 and august 15 2014. Witnessing a birth of a foal is something you will never forget!

In the garden you get fresh vegetable and herbs during the harvesting season. In the garden you also have large hot tub that is wonderful to bath in winter as well as summer.

In Hofdatun are 4 bedrooms where 7 adults can sleep. Baby beds can be provided free of charge.

The view from Hofdatun is very wide, you can see the volcanic Islands Vestmannaeyjar as well as Ingolfsfjall and Eyjafjallajokull

In South Iceland you find all kind off entertainment. Among many other things you can enjoy art in museums and galleries, take a walk in prehistorical places or go surfing or river rafting (for the brave one!).

Keywords: house, farm, horses, nature, golden circel, mountain view, volcano's, relax, peace and quiet

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago for a stay in September 2013 NEW



Although our visit to Iceland was short, we had an amazing stay. The location of the cottage makes it so easy to visit all the main sites in just a couple of days. The house is lovely, great for even a two families, and Thorey was an incredible host, from delicious homemade icelandic meals to horseback riding. We could not have enjoyed our stay more. if you are looking for a family friendly place away from the city but still in a great location for sightseeing, THIS IS IT! look no further.



4 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Key pickup

5 of 5 stars Overall condition 5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses

5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom

5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities 5 of 5 stars Service

Liked best: everything!

Liked least: not a thing

Traveling group: Extended Family

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway People with disabilities

Older travelers Families with young children

Large groups



The property was "as advertised".

I recommend the location.

The property was a good value for the price paid.

The property provided wifi/internet access.
Sep 2013
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Thorey Ingimundardottir

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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I´m 42 years old and was born and raised on a farm next to Hofdatun Vacation House.

I live in the garage appartment with my 2 dogs. My favorite hobby is horse riding and breeding horses. I love to take my guests horse riding and share some folks storys from the area with them. Its been so grate to get to know all the people thats been staying in the house since june 2011.

My guests have been from U.S.A, Spaine, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, Finland, Greenland, Belgium, Israel, Taiwan, Canada, Norway, France and Iceland.

As you can see if you reed the rewievs on Home Away my guests are very happy with everything, both the servise I provide, the location of the house, the house it self, the animals and the nature.

Thorey Ingimundardottir purchased this house in 2011

This is where I lived as a child and I belive this is the most beautiful and wonderful place in the world. I wanted to live close to all my wonderful childhood memorys

Peace and quiet is the first words that comes to my mind. During the summer time all you usually hear is the bird singing and occasionally sheep bleat or horses whinny. Then its the horse riding, I love to ride on the bank of the grate river Thjorsa in the midnight sun. Whatching how my mares is doing and when they give birth to a healthy foal is wonderful. In the winter the northern lights and all the bright stars in the sky are astonishing. Its also grate to stay inside with hot chocolate, reading a book while snow blizzard is outside.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381673vb
354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
Sebastopol, California
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME NEAR SELFOSS

  • 5 of 5
One of the best places ever...there were three of us, older gals, and we loved this house. And the dogs were so delightful. The house is clean and comfortable and Thorey is just a jewel. She is easy going and so very kind. One night she made us lamb and potatoes and joined us for a wonderful evening. The horses, the views, the air and sky and sheep and unspeakable beauty of the area...This is a perfect place to land.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review Barbara, I really loved having you here and both me and the dogs miss you girls :)
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381673vb
354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
5

BEAUTIFUL GUESTHOUSE WITH AMAZING BATHROOM AND SPACE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with our daughter and had a lovely dinner as well as a 3-night stay. We were able to explore the Golden Circle attractions, as well as nearby beach towns, from this spot. It's also close to Selfoss, which has several restaurants and grocery stores. Thorey is a friendly, delightful owner who is happy to help you plan out explorations of Iceland.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381673vb
354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
Scandia MN - USA
5

VERY NICE HOME AND HELPFUL OWNER

  • 5 of 5
My wife, daughter and son-in-law stayed for 2 nights at Hofdatun. The home is well kept and clean with large rooms and a very modern and complete kitchen. The on-site manager, Thorey, was very helpful and accommodating. She prepared a meal for us that was fabulous. She also took my daughter and son-in-law on an extensive horse ride that they greatly enjoyed. Sellfoss, the nearest town has a good market for groceries and we had a great time harvesting our breakfast eggs which was a new experience for my daughter. The home is large enough for a family or several couples. The surrounding area was quiet, pastoral farmland. It was a very relaxing vacation - Iceland is a wonderful country.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel, it was great to have you :)
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381673vb
354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
5

A TRUE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR ICELAND ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
When we planned our trip to Iceland & decided to take 2 days to do the Golden Circle & the South Coast, we thought it would make sense to spend the night somewhere in the middle, as opposed to going back to Reykjavik. In a search on the internet, we found this wonderful farmhouse & decided that would be the perfect overnight in between the 2 tours. What was supposed to just be a convenient sleeping arrangement turned into one of the absolute highlights of our trip. When we drove into this spectacular & beautiful property, we were greeted with the flag of our country! We found out that our host had graciously put the flag up to welcome us. That was just the first indication of her kindness & thoughtfulness. This is a host unlike any host we've ever encountered because this farmhouse was fully created & decorated by her loving & tasteful hand. When you arrive, it feels as if you're the first person to ever stay there, because it is immaculate from top to bottom. There are lovely pictures of the family on the walls and so you feel that you're staying in a real home. And being welcomed with that warm & gentle smile of this lovely host who is genuinely excited & happy to greet us began our stay with such perfection. She showed us the house & the wonderful gardens & then introduced us to her beautiful horses which have to be the most loving creatures we have ever encountered. She made us feel as if we were long lost friends coming back home again, but of course, that is the nature of the lovely Icelandic people. The house itself is as comfortable as anything we've ever stayed in, & we found ourselves almost wishing we had not made dinner reservations because none of us wanted to leave the house. But the legendary Icelandic lobsters were calling to us, so out we went. But upon returning, we all felt as if we had just come home again & found that our wonderful host had left us a gorgeous bottle of champagne as a welcome gift. We cannot say enough about how comfortable the beds were & a special highlight was the amazing hot tub/whirlpool in the master bath & were very glad when the champagne put our friends to sleep so that we could share a romantic evening in that beautiful hot tub. The next morning we had the great joy of going to the chicken coup & collecting the most delicious, fresh eggs we have ever tasted. Our biggest regret was that we made Reykjavik our home base. Next time, we will plan a much longer stay at Hofdatun. This is indeed a very special place!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was truly my pleasure to have you :)
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
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354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
Bristol, England
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time here - what a brilliant home from home. Four bedrooms, dining room, really well-equipped kitchen, great lounge and a bathroom to die for!! And loads of treats from Thorey when we arrived which was so unexpected and lovely.

And Thorey was amazing when another of our accomodations fell through and I called up and at very short notice she was more than happy for us to arrive a day early which I'm so grateful for - with three young children we weren't sure what we were going to do!

Of all our time in Iceland my son, age 5, said this was his favourite time. He loved going to collect the eggs in the morning to cook up for breakfast. And all of the children got to ride the beautiful horses - what an experience.

One of our days here it rained constantly and it was so nice to have such a cozy place to retreat to - we ventured to the supermarket for supplies and came home to cook up some food and eat delicious Icelandic cake and drink coffee while the children played.

I am so, so pleased to have found this place and Thorey was just so lovely to deal with. We really hope to return and I will recommend this to anyone coming to Iceland who wants to get a real experience of this beautiful country.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Its was all my pleasure Nichols. I hope to see you all again
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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, nature and animals
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381673vb
354-864-1147
South Iceland Iceland
United States
5

THE ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR ICELANDIC AND EUROPEAN TRIP

  • 5 of 5
This place is magical. Especially if you like animals, you will not regret coming here to Hofdatun farm in Selfoss, but you will regret not booking a longer visit. Thorey is an incredible hostess and cook--don't miss a home-cooked meal. We didn't feel like we were staying for a paid visit--we felt like we were visiting old friends. We can't say enough good things. She welcomes you by raising a flag from your country of origin. The horses are friendly and gentle and love to be fed and played with. The dogs are sweet and friendly. Thorey and her son are so welcoming, fun, and interesting. It is very centrally located to the sites from the Golden Circle. The house itself is extremely comfortable and clean and has everything you need. We cooked, did laundry, etc. This can be as relaxed or active as you want it to be. We combined this with a stay in Reykjavik and wished we spent more time at Hofdatun. Reykjavik is also really nice, but this is a truly unique experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you :) It was so enjoyable to have you both at Hofdatun and we look so much forward to meet you again:)
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
16 Kilometres
Selfoss
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
16 Kilometres
Car: recommended

On New Year´s Eve its tradition in Iceland to light a Elf Bunfire who has to burn the whole night. Icelanders believe that on New Year´s Eve Elf´s move from place to place, this fires are keept burning the whole night to help them to find theyr way and also to welcome them to live at your place. At Hofdatun we honor this old tradition and on the picture side you can see picture of the Elf Bonfire we had last New Year´s Eve. It´s simply magical to stand next to the fire, with a little imagination you can feel the presence of the Elf’s around you whispering their thanks to you :)

During the summer you have the horses grasing next to the house, you can go riding them, petting them or even witness the birth of a foal. The summer of 2014 we are expecting some 4-6 foals! To witness a birth of a foal is something you will never forget :)

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Availability & Rates

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South Iceland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
1 night minimum stay
€230
€1,610
€6,440
 
 
Autum 2014
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€180
€1,080
€4,320
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€145
€870
€3,480
 
 
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
€195
€1,365
€5,460
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
€260
€1,820
€7,280
 

Additional information about rental rates

20% deposit is payed when booked and the rest at arrival.
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
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Amenities

South Iceland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • In the bathroom is a shower corner as well as large spa bath tub. Towels and hand soap is included.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • golf
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
'Horse riding is awailable and the horses live close to the house' 'Chicken coop so the guests can get them self fresh eggs for breakfast' 'Fresh herbs and salad in the garden during harvesting season' 'Bedsheets, blankets and other bed comfort are provided' 'Towels and hand soap are provided, also washing powder for dish washer and washing machine' Discount of many entertainment such as whale watching, scuba diving, rental car and more
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