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Holiday House in Exclusive Location in the Thingvellir National Park, wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, Two Living Room, a Launch in Second Floor. Fire Place, Mountain View

6 beds in tree bedrooms. A bathroom with a shower and a outside Jacuzzi. A living-room with fire place and a exclusive view over mountains and national park. A second floor with satellite TV and sofas to relax and get your daily news from the rest of the world, or skip the TV and play cards or have a glass of vine. The house is located in a private area with a locked gate and not near any other houses so privacy to relax is maximized at this property. The nearest area is suitable for hikes and walks. Or to drive to multiple attractive locations that the are and south Iceland has to offer. Staying here you can plan many day trips and save on by having one place and a home away from home instead of always be packing and unpacking in different locations.

Property Manager
Björn Ragnar Lárusson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Why Björn Ragnar Lárusson chose Iceland

We have loved this area, and in 2009 my father bought this piece of land and build a nice house on it. Privacy and the view is the the biggest asset plus sitting in the hot pot in the evening after a long day of working or traveling.

What makes this cottage unique

Rather close to Reykjavik area and to major attraction in south west Iceland.


Mosfellsbær Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled with shower and a up hanged toilet with a big sink. Weary bright and has a window that sunlight and fresh air if opened.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms with queen size beds, two of that is able to take apart. All have closets and nightstand by the beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • nude beach
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing


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Holiday House in Exclusive Location in the Thingvellir National Park, wifi
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

Great spot with unique geology

  • 5 of 5

Bjorn's house is beautiful and comfortable. The location is very private, yet only 15 minutes away from the heart of the Thingvellir National Park. The geology is wonderful, and the house sits, literally, squarely in the rift between the European and North American plates. Happily, we had anticipated that there would be few (if any) convenient restaurants, and had stopped in Selfoss to pick up food/drink. Other visitors would be similarly well advised to bring provisions, and enjoy their time in this lovely spot. One thing that would be helpful is a "house book" with directions for appliances, for closing the house on leaving, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the beautiful house. It had all the amenities we needed. Bjorne was very helpful with the directions to the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Great and Not So Great

  • 3 of 5

Our second time visiting Iceland together we decided to not stay in the city and chose this vacation rental. Our goal was to find a quiet, beautiful setting in a central location to most of Southern Iceland's attractions. Also, the house rental was less expensive for 4 people than 2 rooms at a 4 star hotel. These goals were absolutely accomplished!

We loved the peaceful setting, great views and extra space the home rental provided. During our 5 day stay, we were able to see so many amazing attractions within driving distance during a day trip. The positive features of the house included 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a wrap-around deck with awesome views and a glass-covered hot tub. There is room to sleep up to 8 and plenty of space for dining and relaxing.

Now for the reason I only rated it 3 stars. This house does have WIFI contrary to the statement by the owner in Homeaway. I don't understand this. Is it a guarded secret? The password is in the Guest Book. You have to find it for yourself pretty much the same as operating the appliances, hot tub, door locks, t.v, music and video. Sorry but these things are not obvious to people from other countries where things are designed differently. The owner provides little or no instruction.

The satellite tv did not work our entire stay. The front door would not lock. The owner provided 2 bath towels for 4 people and 1 pillow case per person. There were 8 pillows in the house but you better bring your own towels and linens since the pillows are very worn and soiled and you will not nearly have enough dry towels if you shower and use the hot tub the same day. And speaking of soiled, the owner did communicate that housekeeping is not included in the rent so we must clean up after ourselves. We did a minimal amount of cleaning and left the place cleaner than we found it. The floors looked like they had been smeared with a cold dirty mop before our arrival and I could not estimate the last time the house was thoroughly dusted. I wouldn't leave my own home in this condition when having guests and certainly not if they were paying me for their stay.

So the bottom line is this, we enjoyed our stay. We made due by bringing our own towels and wished we had brought some pillow cases. This house is a good choice if you want to see Southern Iceland by car and you bring some of your own comfort items.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I´m sorry for the mistake of not providing enough towels for you, that is a mistake. But I´m only an email away or a call, and we would have been to you within an hour to correct the towels and would be able to show you how out side door in Iceland work. Just need to lift the swift upwards after closing the door so the pins that holds the door works then you can lock it. We have strong wind here so we need three dot locking system. There are eight pillows if there are eight people, normally we only use one pillow per person. I really hope you had a good stay even this did not meet the standards. Björn
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Gorgeous location, lovely property, unique and entrancing landscape.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, modern property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, beautiful view! Will definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house easy access to the Golden Circle, as well as sites further out! Great central location!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house with incredible view of lake. Secluded area yet not too far to attractions.

  • 5 of 5

View is incredible from house and surrounding porch. Hot tub was great after days of hiking.

Kitchen well equipped for cooking (we did not much).

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Silfra resturant
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Road no 1, around Iceland
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Silfra resturant
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Holiday house in exclusive location in the Thingvellir national park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $14.34 per person per night
Additional Guest Fee $13.15 per person per night

The house is in a locked area, the will be provided with pin to access a key box for the gate and for the house. So not needed to find any location in Reykjavík to get key or drop off. Linen and towels are provided and is in the house before guests arrive. Cleaning is not included in the price but is extra 150 euros if asked for.

Manager'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.