Panoramic lake / mountains, whirlpool, good starting point for excursions
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Excellent attention to detail by owner
Lovely kitchen, dining, and living area. Cozy and warm. The windows are especially magnificent. We kept hoping for northern lights but the weather did not cooperate. Owner provided excellent communication and attention to detail going above and beyond to share information. The location is excellent for exploring the western part of Iceland. The only reason I cannot go to 5 stars is the fact that the lovely house is quite far from the main road (should not be a problem in milder weather) and the downstairs bedrooms are very small.
The home is great, and the owner is very helpful! A perfect distance off the beaten path - far enough from light pollution to watch the northern lights, yet close enough to Borgarnes for necessary grocery runs, restaurants etc. Dominik (owner) is very knowledgeable about all things "Iceland" - his advice definitely came in handy! Our kids are already asking about a future stay =)
Beautiful house in beautiful location
House is ideally situated to explore Iceland. House is very clean and incredibly well stocked with everything you need. Owner is so helpful and friendly, truly a delight to work with. Town is very nice and has everything a traveler needs from gas to groceries, gifts and restaurants.
Amazing location stunning views
Lovely home in a beautiful location
We really enjoyed our week here. It was a roomy place for our family of 4 adults plus a baby. The views were lovely and we even saw the northern lights from the deck. The kitchen is well stocked and the underfloor heating is great. We enjoyed using the hot tub.
Complete Privacy on a beautiful lake!
The lake house was very private, but also convenient to Borgarnes and on the way to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. There are a handful of other houses in the area, but we rarely saw any other people during our 5 day stay. Large great room connecting the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Great hot pot on the deck. Bedrooms were comfortable with built-ins in the master bedroom and the hallway for plenty of clothing storage. Dominick was great--he even called us from Germany before our visit. We would definitely recommend this house for your holiday. We didn't use Moby Dick, mainly because we were already staying in the south for a week before our time here. We loved our time in Iceland!
Your vacation home is only 10 - 15 minutes' drive from Borgarnes. There you will find everything you need for your stay. A "bonus" supermarket for quick and everyday purchases of food, a gas station, cozy cafes and restaurants, a pharmacy and a swimming pool. The visit of an Icelandic geothermal heated bath (water temperatures up to 43 degrees!) is compulsory and includes a long excursion day, as this swimming pool (with slides and sea view) is also open at 22.00 o'clock during the week for very reasonable prices. Museums can be found in Borgarnes also. Highly recommended is the "Settlement Center", an exhibition about the conquest of Iceland and the famous Saga of Egill. There you will receive an audio guide which explains interesting for older children from 10 years and is very original and vividly the exhibition. The Egill Saga appears in Borgarnes often as you are then found.
Borgarnes you can start further excursions, eg. B.:
30 min. to Akranes (lighthouses, beach ...)
30 min. to Reykholt and the adjacent waterfalls. At Husafell there is the possibility of an "Into the Glacier" tour! You are welcome to book tickets through me.
about 1 hour 30 minutes Travel time to Snaefellsjökull National Park. The trip to Snæfellsjöküll alone is already a scenic highlight with many photo opportunities (volcanic craters, lakes, black beaches with great rock formations)
approx. 30 min. to Walfjord (Hvalfördur) and its circumnavigation (old ring road, 45 minutes without photo stops)
z. For example, hike to the highest waterfall Glymur and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
From there a drive to Reykjavík is possible. Duration approximately 45 minutes. A famous hot dog, comfortably enjoy a coffee in a bookstore or cafe. Perhaps it may also be a delicious clam chowder or fish buffet in one of the quaint seafood restaurants at the old port? And much more...
It's all just a little taste convince yourself of this beautiful island!
See you soon!