Winter And Summer Holiday, 45 Min. Drive From Reykjavik
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About Elin Thorsteinsdottir
My name is Elin, I'm married and have two sons. I grew up in Iceland but have also spent considerble time abroad in relation with my work and studies (Denmark, France, UK and China).We love travelling in Iceland and abroad. We care greatly for our summerhouse and it's the best place we know to enjoy with our family and friends. Absoulutely the best place to relax and get in touch with nature which surrounds the place. We put great trust and faith in those who choose to rent our place and we do our utmost to maker their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Elin Thorsteinsdottir purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Elin Thorsteinsdottir chose Selfoss
This beautiful summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from your everyday life both summer and winter. It's luxurious and beautifully designed. It's located 30-45 min. drive from many of Iceland's most popular places and surrounded with hiking trails and just few minutes walk from a river.
What makes this Villa unique
The beautiful surroundings and the overall design of this place is irrisistble and makes you feel welcome, relaxed and secure. During the summer you can enjoy the 24 hr light and the during the winter the Northern lights in the complete darkness. After a long day looking at beautiful sights you can relax in the sauna and make a delicious meal in the very spacious and well equipped kitchen.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Basketball court, outdoor hot pot, local swimming
We kindly ask you to treat our place with care and leave it in a tidy condition.
Security System For your security, when leaving the house during your stay, put the security system on and lock doors and windows.
Hot water Be aware that the tap water in Iceland can be up to 70 degrees hot, so always be careful when using hot water.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We couldn't have been happier!
This was the perfect home base for our first trip to Iceland. Everything we wanted to do was a short drive away and the home itself was the most lovely thing to come home to after a long day of adventures. We will definitely be back! The only note we would leave is that the washer/dryer are not what we're used to back home -- some of us had packed very lightly hoping to do wash during the week -- but the washer takes hours to complete a cycle and the dryer does not really dry. This is totally fine -- only mentioning it so others know to pack a little differently. It did not take away from our trip at all!
Don't hesitate to book this one. The owners are lovely and helpful and the home itself is a gem. Beds are all very comfortable. There are shades on the windows to help block the light in the summer and we found wearing a sleep mask did the trick.
Thank you Elin!
Dear sisters, It was pleasure having you and meeting you :) Thanks for tips about the washer, we have already ordered a new one and it had been on the agenda for quite some time! If you ever decide to come back, you know where to find us.
Cheers Elin and Gisli
We had a wonderful time in Iceland. Elin’s house was the perfect location!
Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki, it was pleasure having you. If you ever decide to visit Iceland you know where to find us.
Great house and the location was perfect. No more than a two hour drive to any of the secinic spots within the golden circle. Loved our stay the owner was great and easy to work with. I would suggest blackout currtans though.
Thanks for the experience
Elin’s house served as an perfect home base for our trip. Almost every day we cooked a nice breakfast for the family. Then we had our adventures (e.g., snowmobiling, ice caves, hikes, scenic trips) for the day before cooking a late dinner back at the house. When we arrived, the owners generously met us at the house to acquaint us with the security system, the appliances, sauna, etc. and answered any questions we had. The house was conveniently 15-20 min from Selfoss for groceries. We were also centrally located to many of the sites and excursions we wanted to take. In summary, we enjoyed the peaceful countryside of Iceland, having the space to hang out as a family, and being able to view the mountains on either side of the house.
Dear Brian, it was pleasure meeting you and having your family staying at our place. You know where to find us if you decide or your friends decide to come back. Cheers Elin and Gisli
Great property! Great base for all South Iceland.
A beautiful comfortable luxurious house with everything one can possibly need as home away from home. Owners are most lovely, gracious and resourceful people! Do not hesitate to book this property. LOVED every moment!
It was pleasure meeting you and having you staying at our place. If you ever want to come back, you know where to find us.
With warm regards
Beautiful Home in the Golden Circle!
This home is in the perfect location if you are looking to be close to the incredible sites in the Golden Circle. Not only that, it’s beautiful, well-equipped, clean, and the owners are very kind. The sauna is gorgeous and we enjoyed it many of the days during our very cold February visit. A word of warning, if you are coming in the height of winter storms, the hot tub/hot pot cannot be used. It has been a particularly icy winter so if your heart is set on jumping in the hot tub at night (or whenever), be sure to check with the owners ahead of time that it will be available. HOWEVER, you are within a 25 mile drive from some gorgeous spas like Secret Lagoon and Fontana Spa! There is also a lovely community pool that has an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and sauna, less than 10 minutes down the road - we loved it! The Friðheimar tomato greenhouse is about a 20 mile drive and was one of our favorite meals in Iceland. Additionally, the Efstidalur ice cream barn was a similar drive and so delicious! All of these places are within a reasonably short drive from the house and made staying during bad weather much better since we could still see some sights and enjoy local foods.
Again, Elin did all she could to make our stay comfortable, I can honestly say that the bed was the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in away from home. The kitchen is perfect with all the appliances, dishes, pots and pans, etc., you could need. We were thankful the home was so warm and lovely since we had terrible winter storms to cozy up during. If we were to return to Iceland, we would stay here again but in July, instead of February. Thank you for sharing your home with us, Elin! The home and owners get five stars from us!
Thank you for staying at our place, it was pleasure having you. I don't think that anyone who has stayed with us, has experienced such a bad whether through out their stay. But you did not let it you stop you from visiting all kinds of places , what a perseverance :) Look forward to having you again :)