By the lake, 3 bedrooms, Hot tub, and amazing panoramic mountain and lake views
About Hrafn Gudmundsson
My name is Hrafn and on the picture with me is my wife Þórunn. I am 35 and she is 33 years old, on the picture with us is our little daughter Elma Lind 5 years old she also loves staying with us at the cottage. :) We live in Reykjavík city. We own the house Brekkur by the lake Úlfjótsvatn, We love staying there and so do our friends and family so we decided to put it on Holiday rentals and offer it for rent for other people to enjoy to. I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can and help you to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Hrafn Gudmundsson purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Hrafn Gudmundsson chose Selfoss
We had already built the house and were looking for a place to put it on. We had been looking everywhere, but we had few very important tips to remember we wanted good location not far from our home in Reykjavík. And also the views we thought it would be so nice to wake up in this place with these view over the lake and surrounding mountains, hear the wild bird life during summer have the morning sun shining until the evening without anything blocking it and during winter having the strong northern lights with no light pollution like in Reykjavík. So we ended up finding this place and we are so happy we did cause we love staying there with our friends and family. So we decided to offer it for rent for others to enjoy to.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is perfect and the view is even better its not far away from Reykjavík (45 min away). Really close to all the major attractions south Iceland has to offer with lots of things to see and do. Then the town Selfoss is only within 20 minutes away where you can find every kind of service needed. So while your enjoying the nature at its best you can easily get every service needed from short distance.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Iceland retreat
Lovely cottage in a fantastic southwest Iceland location. Quiet, cozy, clean, comfortable with absolutely everything we needed for our stay. Hrafn was extremely helpful and immediately responsive to my emails. I would highly recommend this cottage to everyone.
Our family have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Iceland. Hrafn's cottage is great with all you could need (and more). It was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The TV den was a great spot to relax after a long day touring and we also made use of the Hot tub on a couple of occasions, relaxing and taking in the stunning scenery. Hrafn was a great host, providing us with some useful tips just prior to our trip and it was very nice of him to just drop us an email a couple of days into our stay just to check everything was fine and if we needed anything (we didn't as all was in perfect order for our entire 10 day stay). Wouldn't think twice about booking this cottage again and can highly recommend it. Lovely cottage in a great location for seeing the sights of South Iceland. Thank you for a great and memorable holiday Hrafn.
Myself and a couple friends recently stayed at this property and I have to say it was an excellent choice! The location was fantastic as we were in Iceland to not only see some of the sights like Vik but play a lot of golf as well. The house was a perfect size for our fore-some and well equipped. Hrafn our host was very communicative and responds quickly to any correspondence. So to round this out I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking into visiting Iceland, I can imagine winter with the Northern light is awesome!
Our group had a wonderful stay despite pretty erratic weather and lack of the northern lights. It's a great cabin that is fully stocked with everything you need. (Towels were a little light but we did not contact and ask for more we worked with what we had). It is in the perfect location for all the sites along the golden circle (including northern lights if weather permits) and an easy shot back into the city. The host is wonderful and able to answer all questions and provides tons of information about the area prior to your arrival. I plan on returning to Iceland to experience the warmer weather at some point but winter is beautiful.
Beautiful views, easy location, in close proximity to many fun things to do and see. A super gracious host who could not do enough for us.
Excellent Host and a wonderful charming property
Our first time in Iceland and wow what an amazing experience. The cottage is beautifully situated, very peaceful and very well furnished with all the amenities that you could need. The host was so friendly and helpful. Tha k you Hafran and family. No message or email was left unanswered. The hot tub was a great way to spend an evening with laughter and fun. The view from the cottage is awesome and very inspirational. The photos don’t do it justice - the place really exceeded our expectations and made our experience in Iceland really special and one we look forward to returning to. The cottage is well positioned - with easy access to a nearby town and really just over an hour or so to the capital. The cottage is positioned high on a hill overlooking a lake and mountains with a good view to every aspect from the dining/kitchen area. A Great location to return to after a busy day’s sightseeing. Peaceful and remote but we never felt isolated. Highly recommended.
Nearest attractions and things to do:
Thingvellir national park 10 min away : Listed on UNESCO world heritage site.
Dive or snorkel in Silfra / Thingvellir ( http://www.scuba.is/en.html )
Gullfoss 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.
Geysir 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.
Kerið ( The Crater ) 15 min away : Volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes.
Selfoss : 25 min away : Shopping / groceries / medical services.
Blue lagoon 90 min away : The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. (http://www.bluelagoon.com)
Eyjafjallajökull 70 min away : The famous volcano.
Seljalands waterfall 70 min away : 60 meter high waterfall.
Skógafoss waterfall 70 min away : Known for the ice that forms from the mist.
Hveragerði ( Eldhestar ) 35 min away :Horseback riding tours ( www.Eldhestar.is )
Fontana spa ( www.fontana.is ) 20 min away in the charming town Laugarvatn and there is also a good swimming pool there.
River rafting in Hvítá 25 min away. (www.arcticrafting.com)
there is also a riverjet in Hvítá.( www.icelandriverjet.com )
Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg 30 min away.
Thingvellir / Gjábakkahellir cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube formed 9000 years ago during eruption and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world (20min away) : Book a lava caving tour here (www.adventures.is)
Caves of Laugarvatn are remarkable as people lived there in the last century (http://www.happydays.is/is/trip/122) : 20 min away.
Natural hot spring pool (http://www.secretlagoon.is/) : 45 min away.
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where blue, white, turquoise and black streaked icebergs shift and creak about in an icy dance. The icebergs are 1,000-year-old chunks of the retreating Öraefajokull glacier that have broken off and are floating out to sea. 4 hours away. Also possible to book boat riding tours in the glacial lagoon here (http://icelagoon.com/)
Vestmannaeyjar : 2 hours away. The Westman Islands are a group of 15 islands situated off the south coast of Iceland, and are reachable by either ferry or by airplane. Book a ferry ride here (http://eimskip.is/EN/iceland_domestic/herjolfur/)
There are also lots of beautiful hiking paths nearby
1)Hiking in Þingvellir national park : Numerous hiking trails extend all over the National Park. Outside the ancient assembly site most of the hiking paths are associated with the abandoned farms of Hrauntún, Skógarkot and Vatnskot, remains of which can still be seen.
2)Hiking in Reykjadalur / Steam valley / The hike is not very demanding (although it's not recommended for people that are afraid of heights since at one point you'll be hiking along the top of a deep gorge) and you reach the warm river after about 45-90 minutes (depending on how fast you walk and how often you stop to take pictures of the waterfall in the gorge and all the pretty bubbling muddy hot springs on the way). There are no facilities for changing your clothes when you get up there.