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Stella / Larus

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, danish, norwegian

Snaefellsjokull National Park. Hiking. Glacier. Seaview.Seals. Northern lights.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


West Apartment Rental Photos and Description

The view is endless. The ocean on one side, the glacier on the other

From the private wooden deck we have seen killer whales and dolphins.

The seals are regular visitors (seasonal) and different species of seabirds are at home here. This is no surprise as the house is facing the North Atlantic ocean and rich fishing grounds are in view.

The house used to be the village general store but has been converted by the present owners into two luxury apartments.

We also have a second apartment at the same location. If this apartment is already booked you can check on the other one. The name is Svörtuloft 2 and the property number is 1019508.The village Hellissandur is only 200 km from Reykjavík (2.5 hours) and the roads are excellent. You can choose between three scenic routes going there.

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  • non smoking only
Stella / Larus (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, danish, norwegian


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Snaefellsjokull National Park. Hiking. Glacier. Seaview.Seals. Northern lights.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most amazing places that we have ever stayed in. The place itself has everything that you could want, all the facilities that you need when on holiday, LOADS of books, iPad, stunning views, peaceful location, loads to see within and hour or so, lots of walks on the doorstep, I could go on. Don't let the lack of TV put you off as you just wouldn't have time to watch it, when you are in the property you have all that you could want to see right in front of you. I always insist on WIFI for my blog and uploading photos, and it goes without saying that the WIFI here is strong and reliable; not like some places where it's up and down like....well you know what I mean. Without doubt we will be back, only next time for longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning location overlooking sea and, when the cloud cleared, glacier. Great accommodation - very clean, comfortable, stylish and well equipped. Owner very welcoming and friendly. Particularly grateful for good weather - only one day of rain in a week but very windy!!! Special thanks to Stella and Larus.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a unique and wonderful place, located right at the sea with a fantastic view of the ocean.

It is spacious, clean and cosy and comes with lots of nice things: Binoculars to watch the seabirds and ships; several bookshelves full of classical literature in various languages; a collection of classical music CDs along with a small hi-fi system. We were even supplied with an iPad, which had lots of useful apps on it.

Larus, who showed us around the apartment, is a very friendly and helpful person - available, but never intrusive, like another reviewer already put it.

We stayed for a week and had our little boy aged one with us. The place had both a baby crib and a high chair, and there were also a couple of toys for him. Furthermore, there's a small grocery store inside a petrol station nearby, and a bigger one in the next village a couple of kilometers away, so I can't of anything missing!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is as lovely as it looks in the photos. When we first walked in and saw the terrace overlooking the sea at twilight, with all the twinkling lights indoors - it was a real 'Wow!' from both of us. The house manages to combine being completely amid nature (you are poised right over the seascape, which changes all the time) with a stylish and welcoming interior. Lots of soft lighting. There are so many nice touches, like the strong binoculars by the comfy chairs looking out to sea, and the comprehensive charts of birds on the wall. They even tell you how to identify the passing shops on the internet, in real time! (One small tip: bring a serious raincoat out-of-season - all part of the fun.) All in all, a very special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC, USA

Fantastic, Relaxing Find

  • 5 of 5

Arrived shoulder season so wet and windy some days but great place to sit and watch ships and tide. See glacier from dining room and water below from living room, nook and bed. Near to great hiking, sights, restaurants-- although we preferred cooking in a lot. Immaculately clean, all maps and info needed, courtesy cell phone, roomy, private laundry room. Welcoming hosts -- available without intrusive. Spent week and would have spent more. Tip: use free internet and website owner gives you to identify ships rounding peninsula. Binocs supplied. Amazing sunrise and sunset views from same windows. Can't think of anything lacked.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband truly believes that this is the BEST place we have ever stayed... and we travel alot! From the lounge vast views out to sea and incredible sunsets. We saw so many lovely sea birds and seals playing in the water below. The deck was bathed in glorious sunshine and we even managed to eat out there 3 or 4 times.

The view from the kitchen window so no less impressive...straight up to the glacier. :)

The house is very well equipped with every thing you could possibly need. The surrounding area is amazing with the most stunning views and great hikes.

I highly recommend this lovely home. If you enjoy peace and quiet you will certainly like it here. Stay and enjoy the incredible Icelandic countryside. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
230 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
74 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Hotel Hellissandur and Café SIF
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

VAT, 11% is included in the prices.
300 Euro is required as a booking deposit.
An extra fee of 90 Euro will be charged for the cleaning of the apartment at the end of stay.

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West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • Extra large bedroom with sitting area.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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