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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Stella / Larus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017


West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Extra large bedroom with sitting area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 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
A paradise for nature lovers. Next to Snaefellsnes National Park. Birds and seals. Hiking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Snaefellsjokull National Park. Hiking. Glacier. Seaview.Seals. Northern lights.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Woodland Park, Colorado

Awesome if you want to get WAY off the beaten path and enjoy nature

  • 5 of 5

We were there early March and blessed with unusually beautiful weather which was perfect for all the outdoors activities we wanted to do along the coastline and in the national park (hiking Snaefelljokul glacier/mountain - seeing the Northern Lights and climbing around on various nearby waterfalls and cliffs and beaches) Buy groceries in the city before you come though - they are hard to find here and very expensive. This is a wonderful kitchen - we never had to eat out. Loved all the little extras like binoculars and an IPad with some cool relevant apps loaded. Amazind deck and location - assuming you DON'T want to be around people/city.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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K-W, Canada

Truly amazing spot for exploring West Iceland

  • 5 of 5

You will not find better accommodations for touring the western peninsula than this apartment. Breathtaking views greet you as soon as you walk in to this clean, well equipped and cozy property. Stella and Larus were delightful and have thought of everything, even provided an electrical adaptor we had forgotten to pack. Snaefellsjokull Park was mere minutes away as well as many quaint towns nearby. I would surely stay here again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! You need to stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Stella and Larus for such wonderful accommodations in the shadow of Snaefellsjokull. The beautifully appointed rental home was perfectly matched to the gorgeous views. Outside the front window is Snaefellsjokull, and outside the rear window is the Atlantic Ocean. Stella and Larus have thought of everything for visitors' comfort and enjoyment, with wonderful books, cds, and even a pair of binoculars for whale and seal spotting (we sadly didn't see any while we were there, but it was fun trying!). We would definitely return on another trip to Snaefell.Just great.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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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

West Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay cleaning fee $97.64

VAT, 11% is included in the prices.
300 Euro is required as a booking deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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