|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The old farmhouse in Hrifunes,approx.180sqf.
Two level house.
Situated perfectly between Vík í Mýrdal and Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
Two bedrooms with a 160cm x 200cm.
One bedroom with a 90cm x 200cm.
One bedroom with a 160cm x 200cm and a 90cm x 200cm
One bedroom with two 90cm x 200cm
A large bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer,another smaller wc without shower.
A laundry room with a washing machine,a dryer and a freezer.
Dining room and living room are adjacent with great views.
37' tv panel with a dvd player and satellite dish.
Large and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, mixer,toaster,oven,refrigerator and a gas cooker.
Toys and dvd's for kids,music cd's and dvd's...
Bed linen and shower towels are provided with additional cost.
Take a daytrip to :Mýrdalsjökull glacier 30km.
The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla.
Lakagígar Crater 50km.Craters of Laki
The Laki eruption and its aftermath caused a drop in global temperatures, as sulfur dioxide was spewed into the Northern Hemisphere. This caused crop failures in Europe and may have caused droughts in India. The eruption in 1783 an 1784 has been estimated to have killed over six million people globally,making the eruption the deadliest in historical times. Lakagígar is part of a volcanic system centered on the Grímsvötn volcano and it lies between the glaciers of Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull, in an area of fissures that run in a southwest to northeast direction.
(120m high) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen)
Located on the south coast, view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the hill-island with the door-hole).
One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.
Langisjór Lake 60km.
The lake is situated rather far from civilisation at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level.
It is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km² and a depth of 75m at its deepest point.
A popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields.The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning 'blue peak') and Brennisteinsalda (meaning 'sulphur wave').
One of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland,drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.
The boat to Vestmannaeyjar 75km.
Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings, and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland.
The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.
A preservation area in Öræfi,the landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull) and water.
Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell,one of the most popular sights in the park.
It's surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.
These basalt columns have provided inspiration for Icelandic architects, most visibly in the Hallgrímskirkja church and also the National Theatre,both in Reykjavik.
A pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano and is the highest point in Iceland. Peak´s height 2,109.6 metres (6,921 ft)
Vatnajökull National park 120km.
An area of 8,100 km², Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume (3,100 km³)
Under the ice cap there are several volcanoes.
The volcanic lakes, Grímsvötn for exp, were the sources of a large jökulhlaup (glacial lake outburst flood) in 1996. There was also a considerable but short-time eruption of the volcano under these lakes in 2004.
Kverkfjöll (in Vatnajökull National Park)
The mountain range Kverkfjöll (1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier Vatnajökull.
The mountains are still active volcanoes and under them, there is a very large, very hot magma chamber which leads to the originating of glacier caves. Currently, they cannot be visited because of the risk of collapse. There is a warning sign at the 'parking place' near the caves.
Jökulsárlón lake 155km. A must see.......
A large glacial lake in the southeast,on the borders of Vatnajökull park.
Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. The lake now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.
Or explore the icecaves.....
...plus many more beautiful places within 2 hours drive.The house is very well situated in the south peninsula....
Many beautiful places that will take your breath away....
End your day trip by taking it easy,relaxing in the outdoor swimming pool in Vík or Kirkjubaejarklaustur......Before cooking your gourmet dinner in fully equipped kitchen or do your favorite bbq outside :)
We are a married couple with two sons and a black Labrador
My husband Gunni is a ceo/owner of a marketing/insurance firm.
We love the outdoors and this house is our vacation home..
We live in Hveragerdi,35km east of Reykjavik
We love the countryside,hunting,fishing,cooking,gardening,animals and science.
We bought the old house and we have been renovating it throughout the years ever since.....
I believe we will never quit :)
We simply love the south coast of Iceland,endless exceptional places to see.....
Dora Asgeirsdottir purchased this house in 2006
We have always loved this part of Iceland.Our house is located within 2 hours drive from many beautiful and exciting places,for example,Eyjafjallajökull(erupted last in 2010),Mýrdalsjökull,Lakagígar,Landmannalaugar,Langisjór,Craters of Laki,Glacier Lagoon,Vatnajökull National park and many,many more....
The house is an old farm,we know a bit of its history and we love renovating things,so we dived in and do not regret a thing :)
The property is fabulous, there is nothing that hasn't been thought about, there's plenty of room for a large party. A great location for exploring the south of the island. Dora is extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks
Everything was perfect! Very well equiped, nothing is missing. Clean, well maintained we really enjoy our stay.
arrival instruction was clear and good information of the area. We will get back!
L'emplacement de la maison est super pratique pour visiter la région, entre Vik et la 208. L'équipement et la décoration sont au delà de la simple location de vacances, c'est plus une maison prsonnelle très accueillante. Nous y avons passé un excellent séjor
Katla House is a beautiful place to stay, surrounded by grassy meadows and very peaceful. The house is spacious and well decorated throughout, with every amenity you need. It is in a good location from where to visit local attractions. The property was clean and tidy and I would recommend it to anyone. The owner provided very good service.
Chalet superbe, rénové et meublé avec beaucoup de goût, très bien équipé avec tout ce dont nous avons eu besoin, belle vue, largemement assez grand pour loger notre groupe de 8 ... De loin le plus beau cottage que nous ayons loué durant notre séjour !
|Refundable damage deposit||$212|
Bed linen and shower towels are provided for 2000 isk ( € 15 ) per person per stay, paid at the premises.
Please treat our house and belongings with respect and leave the house in the same order as you received it:)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.