Sel is small but very cozy and extremely functional: you walk into the living area with a dining table and a kitchenette. There is a double bedroom (2 x 80cm beds) and a shower room/WC. Climbing up a ladder you reach the sleeping loft with 2 very comfortable mattresses (memory foam, 2 x 90cm, not standing height but very cosy). There is everything you need for cooking in the kitchenette. Through the windows you look into the green surroundings and onto hills and the Gislholt mountain. The lake view is slowly getting narrower with all the trees and bushes, but in summer and fall you can often hear the loon. An owl lives nearby. You can sit on the deck in front of the cottage and enjoy the view. There is an information folder in the house for you, free WiFi.
- House301 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 5 nights
Sel, open views into the Icelandic countryside, Eyjafjallajökull
Cozy country hide away
This small but comfortable cottage is situated surrounded by nature, in a private location on its own lot, near Lake Gislholt and about 4 km from our farm Skinnhufa. It is furnished and decorated with attention to detail and offers you a typical and homely Icelandic summer house atmosphere all year round.
SEL has beautiful open views into the surrounding pastures, mountains and the lake!
IDEAL LOCATION for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!
The nearest SWIMMING POOL is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good RIDING STABLE is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: during summer months: www.herridarholl.is or year round www.kalfholt.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 25 bird species. An owl lives nearby and you can sometimes hear the loons on the lake.
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- English, Icelandic, German
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
About Maja Siska
Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my Icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens, sheep and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home! We have 2 more cottages for rent under nr. 535515.
Maja Siska purchased this House in 2013
Why Maja Siska chose Southern Region
These very cosy summer cottages are a beautiful country hide away with Icelandic flair! Also a great location in the South of Iceland; within easy reach of great day trips and excursions, in summer even into the highlands. And very practical: 80km from Reykjavik and with the little traffic it is always an experience to drive over the scenic pass Hellisheidi to go to town:) The cottages are about 4 km from our farm and we gladly assist you during your stay if you wish.
What makes this House unique
Calm and cosy atmosphere, beautify landscape, great location for day trips in the South.
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Great location short drive to all the attractions. The cabin was very clean and comfortable.
The cabin was very comfortable and clean. Easy access to all the attractions. Im looking forward to staying here again. Excellent experience!
Just do it!!!
You won't regret booking this cabin! We had a wonderful stay at Sel. It was comfortable and cozy. Maja was wonderful and even warned us about a winter storm that was approaching. Do not hesitate to book this cute cabin!
Great place and ideal to stay while visiting the golden circle.
Maja's cabin is located in a beautiful spot in the golden circle area. The cabin is small, comfortable and well equipped. Maja's was a great host and tried to make our days the best possible in poor weather conditions. Our family enjoyed Maja's suggestions and had a great time. Thank you.
Wonderful Icelandic getaway (and we saw Northern Lights on several nights!)
We loved our stay at the Sel cabin! It was cozy, comfortable and a great location in the country for access to the Golden Circle sights of South Iceland. The owner Maja was so nice, communicated well and made sure our stay was very comfortable. We referred to her sightseeing and restaurant recommendations and were very happy with everything! The geography, the people and the culture of Iceland are why we visited and it was all something we won't forget - such a great experience. One of the main reasons we visited was to see the Northern Lights; they were very active several nights we were there - WOW!! A great trip and Maja's property was perfect for us.
Great location and well laid out
This surprisingly spacious property which was very clean and well equipped was an ideal base from which to explore the South of Iceland. Maja was a great host and provided us with some great day trip ideas which meant we made maximum use of our time. We would definitely recommend to family and friends and would love to go back.
Amazing Place & Host!
Recently my family and I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks in Iceland. During this stay we had the privilege of staying at some amazing locations. The sights and sounds of the country were beautiful and our host just made that experience even better. We arrived to find our accommodations just as we expected and during our stay were provided with great recommendations for sights and places to eat by our host. I would highly recommend staying at Maja’s cottage again. Thank you for be such a great host and we could not ask for a better place to stay in Iceland.
The cottages are located near a lake on lots with many busches and trees, sheltered and private, 14km from the main ring road nr.1. In 7 km you can reach the next swimming pool and also a very good riding stable (www.herridarholl.is). This is an ideal starting point for all sightseeing in the south of Iceland. Information on trips are in the house, an available via email: 1. Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss,Thingvellir, 2. Blue Lagoon & coastal road, 3. Skogar waterfall & farm museum, Vik & black beach, bird cliffs, 4. Hekla museum, Thjofafoss waterfall, along the foot of the highlands to the replica of one of the first settlements on Iceland, archeological site Stöng. 5. There is a new ferry harbour (65km away) and you can be in the WESTMAN ISLANDS within 30 min ferry ride. Detailed information in the house! 6. A long day but a vey scenic drive along the south coast: to Jökulsarlon, where large glacial ice floats in the lagoon , drifting out to sea. In Summer you can take a day trip with the highland bus to the hot springs at Landmannalaugar (dep. Hella) or to Thorsmörk. Eyjafjallajökull & Tindfjallajökull-glacier can be seen on a clear day! Northern Lights approx. Sep. - Apr Golf: There is a 18 hole link course near Hella and a 9 hole golf course in Selfoss. Both approx. 30 min. drive from the house.
Additional information about rental rates
ANREISETAG im Sommer ist FREITAG. Nach isländischer Sitte verlassen Sie das Haus so sauber wie Sie es vorgefunden haben, falls Sie Endreinigung bevorzugen, bezahlen Sie 50,- Euro zusätzlich,(bitte bei Buchung angeben), keine weiteren Nebenkosten. Mietpreise sind für 2 Personen angegeben, pro Person pro Nacht +10,- Euro .