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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

120m2 house - 200m2 huge Terrace - 3 bedrooms-1 bathrooms.

5* Luxury house with everything you need and a 150m2 Terrace. The whole house is floor heated. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 with King size bed, 1 with Queen size bed and 1 with Queen size sleeping sofa. The master bedroom has a door to the terrace. The bathroom is all tiled with large shower and large sink on a granite table, it is also has a door to the terrace. The living room and the kitchen is a one big open area with large windows and 2 doors to the terrace and the beautiful nature, TV, Sofa and a dining table. The kitchen is equipped with all new micro oven, fridge, freezer, dish washer, spam stove tops and an oven. There is a washing and a dryer machine. Outdoor is a BBQ charcoal grill. This location is known for its calm and sunny weather.

Rakel Guðjónsdóttir
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Rakel Guðjónsdóttir

We are the proud owners of this house. We have lived in it and we promise you that you will feel good spirit in the house and you will feel well around the ocean. We have been in the tourist business for many years, we owned a café house for 10 years and a hotel for 3 years and everybody who has stayed at our hotel or dined at our café house loved our hospitality and we hope that you will join that group of people.

Rakel Guðjónsdóttir purchased this house in 2012

Why Rakel Guðjónsdóttir chose South Iceland

This is a 'large' ALL luxury, NEW house with all things needed to enjoy Iceland to the fullest.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful nature in the middle of the Golden Circle.


Laugarvatn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Queen size sleeping sofa
  • All bedrooms have comfortable beds and black out blinds.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Here you can enjoy the nature and all the luxury you want


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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As Described!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded, very clean (and I am very picky!), well stocked with everything a traveler could want. Good communication with owner. The house is well situated in the Golden Circle area. Good jumping off point to do a day trip along the southern coast to Vik. I would highly suggest (and the owners recommended to us) to grocery shop on the way for most of your meals. The cafes/restaurants were spotty, expensive and not on our schedule- plan on packing snacks/picnic for hikes etc. Also the house is geothermal heated, which is great. You can open the doors/windows to cool off in the summer. There were a lot of midges on warmer days and we were worried about them coming into the house with the windows open but it didn't seem to be a problem (luckily!). We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We found everything as described and really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. The owners are very nice. They gave us a route description at our meeting point with which we found the house without any problems.

The house is a real feeling-well house and well equipped. We found everything we needed. As already others mentioned the house is quite warm but by opening the windows we could regulate the temperatur down.

We made several excursions (times given are one way car drive):

Geysir (20 min) and Gullfoss (15 min more), Kerid crater

Vik (2,5 hours ) with Selfoss waterfall and Solheimar glacier, Black sand beach (Reynisfarnar)

Reykjavik (1 hour) with whale watching and yes we saw mink whales, dolphins several kinds of sea birds and a humback whale which was very interested in whale watching boats and came out of the water several times

Thingvellir (20 min)

We had a very interesting and relaxing week in Laugarvatn and we can just recommend the house and the region of South-West of Iceland.

Just one more recommendation: In summer there are many tourists on the hopspots like Gullfoss, Thingvellir and the Geysir. But as these main attraction are all not far away from the house you can go there at times where not many people are there, e.g. after 20:00 or in the early morning. You can look up at the google pages how many people there are.

Thanks to Martha and Rakel and Rakel's husband for letting us their house.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Firsty, We met Martha and her husband at the agreed meeting point which was easy to find with the directions given. They were both extremely friendly and helpful. As advised we done our shopping here as it was considerably cheaper than the local shopping near the house. We found the house without any problems and were in complete awe of the surroundings and views upon arrival. Stepping inside was the same, greeted by a really warm cosy house when it was so cold outside was just heaven. Everything was immaculate and thoroughly thought through. The seating arrangements, the beds etc were all bought with only comfort in mind. The kitchen has everything imaginable and more. There are candles everywhere to add to the ambience with games, films and playstation you could easily stay at the house without getting bored.

The location is perfect for visting the usual sites, we did however venture out to the black beach and small glacier out towards the east which was around 2 hours away but worth the trip. The national park etc are all within 20 minutes of the house.

Just to top it all the Northern lights came out twice for us just glimmering above the house as we sat and watched on the varanda. I cant recommend this house enough or Iceland for that matter. This was our 2nd trip to Iceland and we are already planning out 3rd. Book, you will not be disappoined.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place - Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this great place. We were 2 couples - lots of space. Location was perfect for visitng the sites. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful upon arrival. Highly recommend this place and would love to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive modern house in rural Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Very warm thanks to the underfloor heating, even when -5 outside. Well equipped and comfortable with everything you might need (only thing we missed were a couple of mugs for tea and coffee).

The setting is great, close to a local shop and petrol station in Laugarvatn. Geysir and Gullfoss are quite close. Vik is beautiful on a sunny day but a much longer drive of course.

The house has a very spacious feel thanks to the open plan living room / kitchen layout and also the large amount of patio windows that open out on to the decking. You'll like it!

We would like to come again without doubt and if you can wrap up warmly, March is a great time to see Iceland.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highest possible recommendation

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful house in a region with stunning vistas.

The location is very central to many of the most impressive natural sites in the southwest Iceland. Gullfoss and Geyser are close by, as is the Pingvellar national park. The location also permits a (long) same day return drive to the remarkable Vatnajökull glacier and its Jokulsarlon iceberg lake.

Rakel & Martha are wonderful hosts - providing advice on where to shop before heading from Reykjavik and equipping the house with everything you could want. The house was beautifully laid out and spotless.

We stayed for five nights. With two teenage children, the house provided a room for everyone with lots of space to relax.

Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Vestmann Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Laugarvatn is around 70 km from Reykjavík, placed midways between Þingvellir and Geysir – in the heart of the Golden Circle. The shortest way from Reykjavík lies through Þingvellir. The longer way lies towards Selfoss but turns left shortly before you get there for road no. 37 which takes you to Laugarvatn, about 90 km.

Laugarvatn has since long ago been a settlement for education and a popular summer resort among Icelanders. Today the population of Laugarvatn is around 250 but the number doubles during the winter month when the students arrive.

In the Laugardalur valley is a big area of cottages, hence there is various opportunity for leisure, i.e. one of the countries best sports-hall together with a outside swimmingpool and a fantastic sports-ground. By the lake of Laugarvatn it is possible to rent boats and windsurfing boards. All around Laugarvatn you will find lots of good walking paths, a golfcourse and an opportunity for angling in rivers and lakes, rent horses etc.

The Laugarvatn Fontana Spa opened in july 2011. See

In the village you will find, in addition to a great swimming pool, a post office, grocery store and a restaurant

Just outside Laugarvatn there is a golf course and possibilites for angling in waters and rivers and the area is great for hiking.

Laugarvatn is situated in a beautiful spot in the town of Laugarvatn, about 73 kilometres (45 miles) from the nation’s capital driving through Thingvellir or Parliament Plains. It is the perfect base for touring the “Golden Circle”, a triad of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament.


Rates & Availability

Laugarvatn House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer price
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All prices includes VAT
Free Wi-Fi in the house for news and e-mail reading. Not for downloading files, streamin of any kind
or heavy usage. If you use much you might have to pay for that additionally.
1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit and the balance is payable both 30 days before and at arrival.
The renter will leave the property nice and tidy as they got it

1/3rd is the booking deposit which has to be paid to confirm the booking. This deposit is only refundable if the booking is cancelled 3 months before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.