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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


South Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy Log Cabin, Sleeps 6, 2 Bedrooms And A Loft. Lots Of Attractions Nearby

The cottage Kristinarkot is a new house on HomeAway since 2012, It is in the peaceful valley Helludalur, There have been fantastic reviews from previous guests in these cottages, that are in the valley. Now we are able to add this cottage - Kristinarkot, in this popular location and will do our best to make your stay enjoyable, it is 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. The place Geysir is a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by, as for Thingvellir National park. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull and glacier Langjökull are just few of many attractions in driving direction. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air. In Desember 2013 it has been installed extra heating, so the cottage is very warm, when it is turned on. Enjoy to enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime and the stars and Northern lights in the wintertime. Don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About Kristín

Managing this property is Kristín Gestsdóttir. Owner is Kristín Kjartansdóttir.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Heaven in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is fantastic! For those who want to stay in luxury with all the comforts of home. Every day was spent on day tours to all of the most wonderful sights in the Golden Circle, every night was spent soaking in the geothermal hot tub right on the deck! It is beautiful in Helludalur Valley the cottages are cradled between a small hill to the one side (where the Geysir is) and a larger impressive "almost" mountain on the other side. Our amazing hostess/manager Kristín was everything anyone going on vacation could ask for. She was extremely responsive to all of our questions (there were many!) before we booked, after we booked, before we arrived and was always available during our stay at all times. Thank you Kristín we will never forget this opportunity to have stayed at Kristinarkot! Petta Reddast!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was nice meeting you and I hope you can come back again! Love from Iceland! Kristín Gestsdóttir
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Perfect cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks in this cottage. It was perfect! Spacious and clean, the beds were comfortable and we slept like logs. Our 3 children loved the hot tub, and we witnessed the northern lights on four separate nights, amazing. Kristin was an absolute pleasure to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to everyone we know. Book now you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write review, so lovely words from you! The beds are new and mattresses are good thats why you slept like logs! Also this cottage has an extra good heating system! I am so glad that you could relax and enjoy your stay. Welcome back! All the best to all of you, Kristín
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Warm cosy cottage, beautiful location...walking distance to Geysirs.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, warm and cosy. We enjoyed the hot tub (in February!) and had a spectacular view of the Northern Lights from the deck. The cottage is in a stunning location, within walking distance to the Geysirs and a short drive to Gullfoss waterfall. Kristin, the owner, could not have been more helpful, promptly answering queries both before and during our stay. Would recommend this cottage for a relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cosy ,warm and spacious house

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for us , it was clean , spacious, warm and cosy . The area was quiet which was exactly what we wanted . the location was ideal ,with Geysir within walking distance and other sights close by . I loved the secret lagoon, bathing in the natural geothermal waters which is a short drive away . We also enjoyed the hot tub . Kristín was really nice and gave us some good tips about where to visit and eat out

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very nice review! It was very kind of you to take some time and help future guests to make up their mind! Kind regards, Kristín and family.
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Great location and comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed Iceland. The house was very clean and has everything you need to cook some basic meals. Make sure you plan ahead while in the grocery store because stores are not close to the house. The hot tub was just as advertised and we loved it. My boys would put in a movie from the collection while they waited for the hot tub to fill. The location is great too. You can visit the Geysir and climb a hill and overlook this house. Snowmobiling with Mountaineers of Iceland on the glacier was just up the street and was a blast. We drove to the ice lagoon and although it is a long drive, the scenery made it all worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review, its good to be patient while filling the hot tub, but it is worth it! Welcome back! Kristín
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Great location, lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely cottage. Our teens were very happy here, as were we. Very peaceful location, while being close to some major attractions. Kristin was very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Hotel Geysir
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
To Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Geysir Golf
Nearest Motorway
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Geysir Hotel and Bistro
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Only the local Icelandic TV station, An extra heating system, added to the geothermal heat in the radiators. a new system was installed in December 2014, it works fantastic and therefor the cottage is very nice and warm in the coldest periods of year.


Rates & Availability

South Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Sep 17 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
May 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and laundry $101

An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 60 GBP
Laundering of bedding and towels.
1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit and the balance 30 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , there is a double bed, fits 2 persons
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is an open area, semi private on the loft, sitting area
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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