Sel is a typical Icelandic summer cottages like every Reykjavik-Icelander wishes for! It is small but functional and very cosy. There is room for up to 4: off the living space there is a small bedroom with 2 separate beds (2x80cm wide) and climbing up a ladder will bring you into the cosy sleeping loft with 2 (-3) matrasses (3x90cm). The kitchen and shower room/WC are compact but very functional.
Sel is situated near Lake Gislholt, less than 4km from our farm Skinnhufa. The cottage sits on 5000sqm of land which is fenced in and boarders to the East onto open sheep and horse pastures. It affords lake views and open views into the surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL and TINDFJALLAJÖKULL-glacier. In the neighbourhood are a few privately owned summer houses, nested between trees and bushes.
IDEAL LOCATION for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!
The nearest SWIMMING POOL is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good RIDING STABLE is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: www.herridarholl.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 25 bird species.
In winter you can see NORTHERN LIGHTS!
Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home! We have 2 more cottages for rent under nr. 535515.
Sel is our most recent of 3 cottages (Feb. 2013). It has a bit of old icelandic country charm to it and is a great get away but still in a practical location! A great location in the south of Iceland within easy reach of great day trips and excursions, in summer even into the highlands. And also very practical: 80km from Reykjavik and with the little traffic it is always an experience to drive over the pass Hellisheidi to go to town:)
Sel is less than 4 km from our farm and we gladly assist you during your stay if you wish.
The cottage Sel is very cozy and near a lake. The next pool and the next riding stable is only 7km away. The views onto the surrounding landscape, horse pastures and mountains in the distance ( Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull) is always a pleasure.