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The cabins are family owned and located in one of the most beautiful part of Iceland on a 140 hectares of land, in between the two big glaciers Vatnajökull and Myrdalsjökull. The cabins are 3 hour drive from the city of Reykjavik. Located in the south, south east part of the country in a beautiful Icelandic countryside, centrally located to the most sought after attractions in this part of the country and the central inland. G-46 cabin has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 comfortable. G-42 have 2 bedrooms. One double bed, one single bed and one bunker, sleeps 4 adults and one child comfortably. G-24 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably . G-22 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably .Access to washing machine and dryer is available at no extra cost. Internet connection. The area is very beautiful and peaceful but there is also an easy access (within 35 kilometers) to many kinds of activities and services, for example swimming pool, fishing, shop, restaurant, golf, & healthcare service. Distances :Landmannalaugar 65 km. Lakagigar 40 km. Dyrholaey 60 km. Vatnajökull National Park 100 km. Glaicer lagoon 180 km. Eldgja 30 km. Cabins can be rented separately.
We, Þuríður (Thury) and Sigurdur (Siggi) are a married couple for 45 years, have four girls and 9 grandchildren, we are born 1945 and 1949. We are partly retired. Our land property is 140 hectares = 345 acres. We bought the property 17 years ago and started to build a summer cottage. We have now build a living house and are staying here all year round.
Our land is 50% naturally grown woodland of wild Icelandic willow and mountain birch. In the other half we have planted more than 100.000 tree seedlings, mostly Alaska Pine, Alaska Spruce, Siberian Larch, Icelandic birch and Rowan.
Sigurdur Olafsson purchased this cabin in 1995
We are very found of our land, in our eyes it is the most beautiful spot in the world. It is sheltered but have great view over a beautiful Icelandic countryside. If we take a walk few hundred meters up on the hill above us we have a panorama view inland and of the two big glaciers in the south; Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.
Our property is ideally located if you like to explore south east Iceland. West boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park is only 30 km to the north of us and stretches more than 300 km to the east. Bus stops only few hundred meters away every morning, driving the mountain trail to Eldgjá and Landmannalaugar and comes back same evening. All major attractions in the south east are within 1 1/2 hour drive from us.
Giljaland is a perfect place for visiting South Iceland's nature, like Maelifell, Lakagigar, Eldgja, the area of Vik,... The property has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, the cottage is very well equipped, and Thuridur and Sigurdur made us feel truly welcome. Thank you! We will always remember the amazing sound of the common snipe and look forward to come back again :o)
Dear Siggi and Þurý, thank you very much! I will recommend this place to all my friends!
This is not just an ordinary cabin - it's a beautiful romantic house, where everything is made with love: there are handmade things and pictures hanging on the wall, candles and other small details, that create a nice atmosphere. Everything is very clean and it smells like wood inside. Down pillows and blankets were warm and convenient. It was never cold inside because it was possible to regulate the heating temperature. If the weather is not very good, there are some good DVDs to watch. Otherwise just grill outside - it's a great experience: you sit at the table and enjoy the fresh air, watch unusual birds, flowers and maybe the host's fawning dog will come to greet you:)
Sigurður and Þurý are very friendly and warmly welcoming people, who are ready to answer all your questions and to help if needed.
We miss Giljaland and we hope to come there again!
Elena and Philipp
a wonderfully laid out and equipped apartment,excellent facilities throughout.
The owner(Sirgurder) was so very helpful in every way.
I found the peace and tranquility exactly as I had wished for,perfect surroundings and wonderful views in all directions.
I would highly recommend this place to eeryone seeking a holiday away ffrom it all.
After a frantic and amazing week travelling around Iceland in June 2010, we could not have hoped for a more restful end of our holiday; woodlands, a view of the hills across a wide valley, a waterfall and a glacier (just). All this with home comforts and very helpful hosts!
I only wish our stay could have been longer and we very much hope to return.
My wife and I stayed at this cabin for four nights in mid August 2010. The cabin is new and spotlessly clean. Provided kitchen utensils were also well provisioned (4 of everything). Cabin is 10 mins off the main # 1 ring road and easily accessible on the upper slopes of a lovely valley. We used this base to explore the south coast all the way to Hofn so it can be done.
The owner is very kind and friendly and they have a great border collie too. Internet signal from the main house did not quite get to the cabin but we could pick it up from closer to the main house. The owner is more than happy for you to go into his house to get your mails and he's trying to boost the signal, but to be honest we were more keen on spending time outdoors rather than with our heads in the laptop.
If it's your first time to Iceland, we recommend getting a 4WD vehicle to access a lot of the best spots as as soon as you're off the # 1 ring road it gets quite rough quite quickly.
we strongly recommend this cabin, location and owner to you.
Me and my mother stayed at Giljaland Farm 22 for two nights in the first week of July 2010. We were welcomed by a short welcome message in the cabin. The cabin was lovely, new, clean, comfortable. Everything we needed was there: dishes, cutlery, fridge, glasses etc. Bathroom was lovely with a nice and spacious shower. In the cabin there were a lot of candles, so it was very cosy in the evening. The owner of the land was warm-hearted, invited us in and gave us a lot of tips to do and see on the island.
Bus the best thing of all, was the location! Some people call it the middle of know-where, we absolutely loved it! You'll get there by a gravel road a few minutes away from the main road. The view is unique and amazing! Great place to stay if you want to explore the South of Iceland.
Well equipped family owned cabins ideally located in Central South Iceland, with beautiful countryside view within a short distance from most sought after attractions in South and Central Iceland such as Landmannalaugar 60 km, Lakagigar, 50 km, Eldgja 30 km. Vatnajokull National Park 40 km, Vik í Myrdal 45 km, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 35 km among many others unforgettable places in the neighborhood. By walking or driving 600 meters up on the hill above the cabin there is a panorama view to the big glaciers in South Iceland. Main mountain trails to the inland pass 1km from the cabins. Bus to Eldgja and Landmannalaugar stops only 700 m from cabin. Every morning and back same evening. Bus to Laki every day from Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (Middle of June to September)
Two cabins rented together or separately
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May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Payment by bank transfer before arrival or payment at arrival in ISK (Central Bank rate EUR - ISK.)
Bed linen and towels are included in price.
Final cleaning is 40 EUR .
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.