Vacation in the Icelandic countryside
Our vacation to Iceland in August of 2011 was extraordinary. We had never been to Iceland but left with the sure knowledge that we would visit again! Bjalli is in a beautiful rural setting and we were treated to the most brilliant sunshine you could wish for. Bjalli was clean and cozy and is situated away from the city, in a sweeping countryside. Icelandic sheep and horses are everywhere around you and we stopped often on our way to the main road to talk to the sheep and pet the horses on the road.
It is peaceful and quiet, with everything you need for your stay. The hostess left farm fresh eggs to welcome us and all was clean and ready for us when we arrived, quite bright and early from our flight! You are less than half an hour from Selfoss, for groceries, gas, bank machines and the coffee/book shop, and the book of touring ideas (in the home) was really valuable - lots of ideas and local knowledge to help you out. We coudl even arrange for tour companies from the city to meet us in Selfoss (or area) rather than driving back into the city - a real boon!
We enjoyed the location, within easy reach of many beautiful places in the south. We traveled every day and were always delighted to return to this setting overlooking the mown fields, country road and off in the distance, Hekla. After a day of adventuring around Iceland it is a wonderful, restful spot to return to.
Maja was great, very easy to work with and very prompt in answering all our questions by email. We felt very comfortable renting and staying in Bjalli.
We can't recommend it highly enough and hope to stay there when we visit Iceland again. There is so much to see in this great country - it is truly a beautiful work of nature, and this area is a beautiful gem.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for that fantastic review. We are delighted that you appreciate our cottage and its rural location and that you took advantage of the many things to do in the South of Iceland! Maybe we will welcome you again one day! All the Best, Maja.
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