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Spacious, luxurious house with a lot of natural wood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 6 beds, 120 m2 living space, hot tub

The house Kaldbakur is situated on the Nollur farm and offers privacy as well as perfect panoramic views. Only first-class natural materials have been used for this spacious house. The 60 m2 living room and kitchen offers an unrestricted view of the fjord. The 6 m2 hot tub is situated under the roof and allows relaxing and enjoying the fantastic views. The designer bathroom has a large shower (4 m2) as well as a tumble dryer and a washing machine. The first bedroom has four beds (1 bunk bed, 1 sleeping sofa), the second bedroom a fantastic king-size bed made of nutwood. All rooms have a view to the fjord.

Thomas Seiz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Thomas Seiz chose Iceland

The house was built to offer larger families or two couples a comfortable stay in Northern Iceland.

What makes this house unique

The house is ideal for Northern light photographers. It has room high windows to the North and the West and there is no ambient light.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Grenivik, Akureyri
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
11 Kilometres
Kaldbakur, Akuryri, Dalvik
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
in front of the house
Car: necessary

Unique panoramic surroundings with full view from Akureyri to the open sea.

30 kilometers to Akureyri (airport, shopping mall, hot springs, hospital, museum, concerts) and 8 kilometers to Grenivik (shop, gas station, museum, golf course, horse farm)

Horseback riding: Near the house there is the horse farm 'Polarhestar' with more than 100 horses. You can rent them for a few hours or take part in a longer ride in the nearby valleys.

Golf: There is a small 9-holes golf course in Grenivik 8 kilometers to the north.

Skiing: In winter, rides to the nearby Kaldbakkur with a big snowmobile are available. In Akureyri there is a classical skiing area with lifts and illuminated slopes.


Akureyri House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bitte das Haus nicht mit schmutzigen Schuhen betreten. Zigarettenstummel bitte sammeln und richtig entsorgen (nicht draussen wegwerfen!)
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 4 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is very luxurious. All furniture is made from real wood and partly covered in cowhide
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Ideal location for Northern Lights. Best timeframe October until April. Please note: This is a strictly non-smoking environment.


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Nothing short of spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine a more peaceful, beautiful place to stay in the Akureyri area. We had everything we needed and more - a well stocked home with an impossibly gorgeous bay view. This is part of a working farm, so one can visit the sheep nursing their kids in the barn. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Northern Iceland! The photos don't even do it justice.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home on the fjord!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent the past 4 days at this lovely fjord side home! We felt at home the minute we stepped inside the house. This newly built vacation home has all the amenities that one expects. The view is so amazing that it was difficult for us to leave the house. The beds are amazingly comfy ... The hot tub is unique and fabulous and the view of the northern lights on our first night was an added surprise that we were hoping would happen. The house is very roomy ... And the kichen had everything we needed. You will need to purchase spices and.sugar - no problem :-) we can't say enough about how wonderful it was. Highly recommend! Thank you for everything! M & M

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We decided to split our trip to Iceland up in 3 - and this was our second place after 3 nights in Reykjavík. Arrival arrangements went really well. We stopped in the local 'Bonus' supermarket and called to say we would be roughly 30 minutes away and a time was agreed. Upon arrival to the house - which was found very easily, we were very happy.

The house is large, well designed and comfortably slept all 6 of us. The design and finish through the property is exceptional and all our children loved the hot tub whilst overlooking the sea and the Northern lights shining above.

I would happily recommend this as a great location to stay as Akureyri as its not far and is also a great hub to use for the North/ North East with some exceptional places to visit nearby - Myvatan etc

We would look forward to visiting this place again sometime soon as there is so much to see and do up this part of Iceland :)

Many thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely incredible stay at the beautiful Kaldbakur house and highly recommend this property to anybody visiting North Iceland.

From start to finish the communication from Carmen, Thomas and Anna-Bara was excellent and always extremely quick, quicker than any other property I have rented. They were extremely helpful and always answered any questions I had regarding the house.

We stayed at this property for a week in late January and drove there from Reykjavik during daylight hours which takes around 6-7 hours depending on the weather. During our drive to Akureyri we experienced all 4 seasons in one day including strong wind, heavy snowfall and zero visibility. Studded tyres on your hire car (and preferably 4WD) are absolutely essential when staying at this property in the winter as certain parts of route 1 can be very bad during storms, particularly Öxnadalsheiði. It's worth keeping an eye on to check road conditions before setting off.

Once we reached Akureyri town we called Anna-Bara to let her know we'd be arriving in around 30 minutes. We were greeted by a very pleasant and friendly young lady who showed us around the house and handed the keys over to us. After she left we weren't sure where to find the WiFi password but a quick text to Anna-Bara produced an answer within only a few minutes.

The house itself is spectacular and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The build quality and materials used to build and decorate the house are clearly all of very high standard, including the comfortable beds which were great for a good nights sleep after a long day exploring. The house also has a washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher which make things that little bit easier. Oh, and not to forget the fantastic hot tub outside which is perfect to relax in overlooking the fjord. We were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on a few occasions from the house despite the poor weather.

There's plenty of things to do and see in North Iceland, even in the winter time when tourists are few and far between. We were emailed a very handy PDF file which had a few ideas for day trips around the local area. Akureyri City is only a 20 minute drive away and contains a few big supermarkets (Netto/Bonus) which were ideal for buying supplies.

Overall, I couldn't recommend this house highly enough - It's perfect. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive feedback. We are happy that you did enjoy your holiday in the house Kaldbakur. It is helpful for other guests that you share your experience with the roads during winter time. For your next stay we will organize good weather! We look Forward to see you again. Thomas & Carmen
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A perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I headed to this wonderful location for a Valentine's weekend escape. The place was impeccable- overlooking a fjord, totally secluded, and exactly what we were looking for. Our Host was great and super communicative. My only little hiccup was we had trouble finding the farm at night, but figured it all out in the end. highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the feedback. The sign is now 24 hours illuminated during winter time.
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Stunningly beautiful, thoughtful and perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

I just returned back from a trip to Iceland and had chosen to stay at this rental based on the pics and reviews. First--Thomas was immediately responsive and communicative on helping me book this trip. This was my first trip to Iceland so I was a little unfamiliar with location of the home but I can tell you, I'd stay there 100x over again. The photos really don't do this home and location justice--it is so remarkable, feels so rewarding and the area is quite powerful. Thomas has created a remarkable location to visit Iceland and I feel that Akureyri is so special--and worth the trip and a stay.

Now on the house: again...incredibly homey and tasteful. The beds were remarkably comfortable and the views were breathtaking. Also, there were sheep within viewing distance from the larger bedroom (something I was incredibly excited to see). The kitchen was tremendous for our meals every day (we ate in every a.m. and p.m.). It was winter there during this trip and the hot pot was spectacularly relaxing.

I can not say enough of how special this home is--it's the combination of how minimalism can be so comfortable in a remarkably beautiful setting. No detail is overlooked. I loved this home and my heart aches for another visit. Please do visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say - THANK YOU for this wonderful Feedback. I am glad that you did like the place and I am looking forward to see you again soon. I invest a lot of my time and resources in this place and I am happy that you did see and enjoy the house. It is my favorite house - at least until the next is finished...
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $188.52
Bed linen, towels $ 5.89 per person per night

Vorheizen, Instruktion und Reinigung (obligatorisch) 160 Euro pauschal / Preheating, instruction and cleaning fee (mandatory) 160 Euro
Bitte beachten Sie, dass dies eine strikte Nichtraucherunterkunft ist. / Please note that this a strict non smoking property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.