|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This summerhouse was built in 2005 and is 65 square meters. It has two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has double bed. In the living room is a sleeping sofa for two. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary tools, a good fridge and a dishwasher. A big flat TV screen and is in the living room. The bathroom has a very good shower. There is also a hot tub to use after a long travelling day, ideal for relaxing.
The house has a wide terrace from where you can enjoy the panorama Mountain View while preparing the BBQ.
In 2010 when we bought this beautiful summerhouse. At that time it was fairly new and the interiour almost ready, but outdors remained lots of work to be done. Since then we have invested our time in building a new veranda, installing the hot tub and preparing a good playground. Now when everyting is in pristine condition we want to share this wonderful log cabin with others.
Sigurbjörn Björnsson purchased this cottage in 2010
I took my 2 daughters to Iceland in June of 2016 and I chose this cabin for several reasons: It was adorable, it had 2 bedrooms, it had a "hot pot" (hot tub) on the deck, and it was near Selfoss, so we were closer to the natural attractions that we wanted to visit.
I highly recommend this rental. Sigurbjörn Björnsson is a perfect host. He will meet you at the main road and take you in to the property. He leaves you a cell phone to contact him or to use for local calls. He has great advice about what to see. He lives in Reykjavik, but he is available if you have any problems.
We loved this little house, which is right on the Golden Circle road, very close to Kerid crater. There are horses and sheep nearby and it is peaceful and quiet.
The house is in great condition and only 15 minutes to the Selfoss grocery store. We headed out every day on an adventure, came home and filled up the hot pot with geothermal water, made dinner, and then went for walks in the evening, around 10 pm. (Summer solstice is amazing!)
As the title of my review says, of all the vrbo houses I have rented in America and abroad, this is #1 on our list!
So we stayed at the above location mid March. We was lucky enough to have lovely weather during the day but cloudy at night (so no northern lights :-( ). From the moment we drove up to the cabin it felt perfeft. Built all of wood with under floor heating throughout. It was warm and cozy with a lovely decking area all the way around to take in all of the spectacular view. All the little nic-naks scattered around really did give it the personal touch and made it feel more like a home than just a empty chalet.
It was located in a really good location so we could get round the golden circle in a day and although not close to the city and blue lagoon it was not an issue as the drive through the mountains was breath taking.
Sigurbjörn met us on the main road and guided us to the cabin the first time. He was so helpful and was available throughout our stay if we needed any help or advice. The "hot pot" or hot tub was a lovely touch at the end of the day. Just before the end of the holiday I even proposed to my now fiancé in the cabin. We will definitely be returning in the next few years.
Matt and Carm
Le chalet de Sigurbjörn est idéalement situé pour visiter le cercle d'Or. Il est très cosy et toute la famille s'y est parfaitement plu. L'endroit est superbe, en pleine nature et malgré tout, proche des commodités et des grands sites touristiques du cercle d'Or. Il ne manque rien à l'intérieur (draps, serviettes, petite épicerie...) et nous n'avons eu aucun souci en arrivant tard le soir, un dimanche de surcroit, de nuit donc et juste après la tempête de neige... Le propriétaire nous attendait au carrefour avant et nous a conduit jusqu'au chalet où il faisait si bon.... Sigurbjörn est très gentil, patient (quand comme nous on ne parle pas très bien anglais !) et surtout prévenant. Il est disponible, attentionné.... Nous avons bien profité de cet endroit, du jacuzzi également bien chaud alors que la terrasse autour est toute enneigée... Nos trois enfants se sont régalés, il y a des jeux, des DVD... Nous avons apprécié la propreté et l'équipement de ce logement.
Nous ne pouvons que recommander ce chalet et son très gentil propriétaire !
Very good communication from sigurbjorn from day one. Always happy to help with anything I asked, and was always pleasant. Upon arrival, the hot tub was filled up which was very nice to going on straight away. Everything needed is at the cabin and was immaculately clean. Once we knew the area, the cabin was very easy to get to. Couldn't have asked for much more and will be definitely hoping to come back later this year or next. Would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking of going to Iceland.
We stayed here over Christmas and we had the most amazing time. Location of the cabin is perfect. It's so close to all the places you could want to visit in the golden circle. In fact, Kerid (volcanic crater) is literally across the road! There are shops 10 mins up the road in Selfoss which is actually quite a big town. It's very easy to get to from the airport too, and SJ met us on the corner of the neighbourhood to show us to the cabin. The cabin itself is just so cosy, and in addition has everything you could need (we even managed to cook our roast duck Christmas dinner). The photos on the website don't do it justice, it is bigger in reality. The hot tub is a great addition for us Brits who aren't used to relaxing outside under the stars! We stayed here for six nights, and we were very sad to leave. I can't recommend it highly enough and the owner too who is so kind and helpful, and who really goes out of his way to make sure you are ok--such a lovely guy. If you get the chance to stay here then you definitely should! I know we would go back given half a chance. We hope to go back in the summer so we can see more of this beautiful country.
The cabin was beautiful. We had no problems with directions and it was everything promised plus more. Owner was very helpful planning trip as well. Plan on going back in spring or summer and will certainly stay here again. Absolutely wonderful.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (60 away from Reykjavik and 15 min. away from Selfoss town)
The cabin is located a short distance from all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Beautiful waterfall Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) and the world famous geothermal site of the spouting hot spring Geysir and the National park Thingvellir, Kerid, a volcanic crater is within a walking distance. Solheimar, eccovillage, Laugarvatn Village and Spa Fontana where you can take a bath in the wonderful geothermal hot water. Skalholt a historical site, where history of Iceland was made for centuries. Waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss are around 1-1.5 hours drive away as is the glacier outlet Solheimajokull where is the possibility of glacier hiking with special glacier guides is always at hand. Thorsmork valley with endless possibility for longer and shorter hikes (4x4 necessary). The Vestman Islands are a true paradise for birdwatchers with the biggest population of puffins in the world as well as being the historic site for the volcanic eruption of 1973 when the eruption stared on the outskirts of the 5000 population town. To reach the islands you take the ferryboat from Landeyjarhofn, the sail only takes around 40 minutes. Thjorsardalur is a valley where one of the highest waterfalls in the country lies, named Haifoss. Jokulsárlon, glacier lagoon is around four-five hours drive away.
In direction north and north west you will find Hraunfossar (the lava waterfalls), Deildartunguhver, the geothermal hot spring with the most amount of running hot water per second in the world. Historic site Reykholt is in that area as well, but historian Snorri Sturluson lived there in the 13th century. The world famous Blue Lagoon is located on Reykjanes peninsula 20 minutes from the international airport and around 85 minutes away for the cabin. The location of the cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, the capital.
The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately around 15 minutes drive away. There you will find all necessary services: Medical service, Supermarkets, Gas stations, Restaurants, Banks, Pharmacy, Liquor store, Museum, Golf Course, etc.
The cabin is equipped with a hot tub. The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small hot tubs for children a play area and a swimming area, and geothermal hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.
There's only ten minutes drive to Öndverdanes Golf Club which is open for everybody and a very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kidjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant.
There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.
There is prolific bird-life in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over the area. It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super Jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$132|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.