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Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights



Kjarvalströð 12

Very cosy one bedroom house. Tastefully decorated warm and welcoming. See more pictures:

About the property

Kjarvalströð 14

Kjarvalströð is a new luxury 'old style' privately owned cottages located in the spectacular and unique surroundings of Snaefellsnes on the west coast. Approx. two hour drive from Reykjavik. The National Park is only 5 min away. Enjoy the magnificent views of the glacier Snaefellsjökull, the surrounding mountains, and over the bay Faxaflói. The cottage is one of few cottages designed as Icelandic houses from 1920's. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area such as: beautiful hiking, whale watching, sailing around the many islands, historical places, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.

If you are looking for a quiet area to relax, or want to explore the unspoiled nature and many wonderful activities in the area, these Cottages are the perfect place!

Please visit our homepage for more pictures and info.

Please also take a look at the new cottages, Kjarvalströð 8 and Kjarvalströð 12.

More Details

Hellnar ehf
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Available Rentals

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Cottage is available at 16:00 hours the first renting day and departure shall be no later than 13:00 hours on departure day.
Cottage must be fully cleaned and ready before departure. If not cleaned properly an extra fee of 160€ will be added to the account of renter.

The cottage is equipped with first class digital washing machine, dryer and a dish washer.


West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Kjarvalströð 12
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Berkshire, England

Location, location

  • 4 of 5

Geographically well located. Well equipped and comfortable cottage. Agreed and understandable method of preparing cottage for next visitors. It would be beneficial to know that it takes about 1.5 hours per load to wash (30 minute cycle) and dry. The linen charge is therefore a bit cheeky considering the visitors do the laundry.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen. We are glad that you liked the house and its environment. The 15€ for linen per person / per stay is only for the rent of the linen so you don't have to bring your own. As the cottage is remote we can not offer cleaning as it would be to expensive. Best wishes Jakob & Elsa
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Gemütliches Haus in großartiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Nach einer zweiwöchigen Wanderreise durchs Hochland hatten wir eine wunderbar erholsame Woche in Hellnar, Kjarvalsstroet 12. Das Häuschen ist sehr gemütlich und komfortabel und mit allem eingerichtet, was man braucht. Die Umgebung ist großartig: der Snaefellsjökull begrüßte uns jeden Morgen an der Haustür, auf der andern Seite bot das Meer täglich eine neue Ansicht je nach Wetter und Beleuchtung. Die Häuser liegen völlig ruhig und sehr windgeschützt, man hört nur die Vögel. In der nächsten Umgebung gibt es so viel zu erleben und zu sehen, daß eine Woche keinesfalls ausreicht. Viele kurze oder längere sehr gut beschriebene und ausgeschilderte Wanderwege führen in landschaftlich ganz unterschiedliche Gegenden. Aber man kann auch gut selbst auf Entdeckungstour gehen und rechts und links von der großen Straße etwas Unerwartetes finden. Wir würden gerne noch einmal wiederkommen und können das Haus bedingungslos weiterempfehlen.

Friederike W.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Friederike. It was so nice to meet you and your spouse. Be welcome again any time :-) Jakob & Elsa
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Super gemütliches Haus mit perfekter Lage!

  • 5 of 5

Diesen Sommer hatten wir das Glück einen Teil unserer Islandreise in einem der Cottages in Hellnar zu verbringen. Der Kontakt zu den Vermietern Jakob und Gestur war sehr freundlich und unkompliziert. Außerdem wurde uns preiswert ein Jeep als Mietwagen vermittelt!

Die Lage der Ferienhäuser ist wirklich einmalig! Auf der einen Seite kann man den gigantisch wirkenden Snæfellsjökull bewundern, auf der anderen ist man nur 5 Minuten zu Fuss vom Meer entfernt, wo man mit ein bisschen Glück und Geduld sogar Orcas beobachten kann.

Das Ferienhaus ist sehr neu und modern ausgestattet und perfekt für 2 Personen geeignet.

Wenn man seine Zeit in Island abseits vom großen Trubel rund um den Golden Circle genießen will ist man hier genau richtig und wird mit einer wunderschönen und faszinierenden Landschaft belohnt.

Wir freuen und schon nächstes Jahr wieder nach Hellnar zu kommen!

Takk kærlega!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband were really pleased with this sweet little property. We arrived late on the saturday night but had no problems getting there as we had been given excellent directions and advice before our trip by the cottage owner. The place was clean tidy and warm and had everything we needed.

We did our shop (as advised) before getting to the cottage and were self sufficient for our entire stay. We did note that theres not much opportunity to go out for a casual coffee or lunch in the surrounding area or opportunities to buy a bottle of wine.

The weather wasn't on our side but it didn't stop us enjoying the wonderful west Island and we feel we would recommend this place to anyone else that was interested in staying up this direction.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Mairi. We are so happy that you liked our little nest and really hope to see you again. Perhaps in the summer time when more restaurants are open. Jakob & Elsa :-)
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cozy, clean, beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was perfect for 2; great location to get away from the city life, recharge and get inspired. It was so tidy, clean, uncluttered and had all the essential items to make a meal and relax in candle light. I recommend bringing music - it complimented the atmosphere.

The property was amazing - there are about 8 or 9 different size cottages that are all black and looks cohesive. It feels private and you can see the water in the distance from the front and (in winter) there's a beautiful snow covered mountain just behind the cabin. Saw the northern lights the first night. The weather changes fast and I was really happy I brought good shoes for snow.

I had wondered if it'd feel too small but it was just right.

The dining, kitchen and living area was one room with a big L-shaped sofa that was perfect for relaxing, reading and listening to music. There was a separate bedroom without closets but had hangers which was perfect and a great alternative for space saving (another 24 inches in length with a bench would have been a nice bonus to accommodate suitcases).

Jakob was next door but we really didnt see him much as we were exploring the area during the day. Really good experience, would love to come back and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and helpful comments. Be welcome again any time:-) Best regards Jakob
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Cozy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Having heard I should spend a day or so in Reykjavik but find someplace remote enough to explore all Iceland has to offer for the rest of my week long stay, I stumbled upon this lovely cottage. It was perfect! The location is impecable with incredible views in every direction. So many sights to see, so much to do is all so close. The amenities were exactly as described, and everything I needed to feel at home. Being out and about most of the days I stayed, this cottage was home away from home at the end of some long days. The kitchen, the cozy, comfortable sitting/tv area, the bed... all warm and inviting. In addition the owners are welcoming and have it all laid out well for any traveler. I highly recommend this cottage and cannot wait to plan my return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much.
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


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