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Charming Luxurious Family- Friendly Log Cabin With A Spectacular View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Hot Tub, Sauna

Thorsholt Is A Fully Modernized Log Cabin Built in 2006 For Icelandic Weather Conditions As A Whole Year Home. The Cottage Is In Total 110 Sqm. The Main House Is 85 Sqm. And The Guest House Is 25 Sqm. The Log Cabin Is Well Equipped And With Geothermal Heating Utility In The Floor.

The Main House Is With Two Bedrooms, The Bigger With King Size (183 X 203) Bed And The Other With Two (80 X 200) Beds. The Living Room Is In L Shape And In That Part Is The Tv And A Sleeping Sofa For Two Persons (140 X 190), A Total Of Six Persons. The Kitchen Is Fully Equipped With All Necessary Kitchen Utensils For Ten People. The Bathroom Has A Shower (90cm X 90cm) And A Second Door To The Main Bedroom.

The Guesthouse Has One Bedroom With A Sleeping Sofa For Two Persons (140cm X 200). From The Bedroom Is A Door To The Bathroom With A Shower And From There To The Sauna. There Is A Second Door From The Bathroom To The Terrace.

The Terrace Is At All Four Sites Of The House, The Biggest (4m Wide) In Front Of The Living Room With A Double Door. The Roof Covers The Terrace On All Sides So You Can Use The Grill In Wind And Rain By Moving The Grill Around. On The Main Terrace Is A Table And Two Benches Out Of Logs.

Between The Two Houses Is A New Hot Tub With A View To The Mountains.

More Details

Property Manager
Bjarni Thor Jonsson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Bjarni Thor Jonsson

I am a 70 years old lawyer working for the building department of the capital city Reykjavik in Iceland. I was born in Reykjavik and live there.

Bjarni Thor Jonsson purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Bjarni Thor Jonsson chose Iceland

I have many relatives and friends in this area and was working on a farm as a young boy. I have always loved this part of the country with all its attractions and beautiful landscape.

What makes this cottage unique

When this ground came for sale 10 years ago I did not hesitate to buy it. I could choose from several situations but this one had it all. On a hillside with mainly grass, moss and blueberries late August and September and a great view from the hillside over to the mountains.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house is very nice and comfortable with lots of space. Everything is new and in perfect condition. The owner is very friendly and helpsome. Sitting in the hottop you have a beautiful view of the mountains and the sunset. We recommend the house very much.
Aug 2014
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South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the guest house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be splited in two
  • Beside those three bedrooms there is a sleep sofa/futon for two persons in part of the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming Luxurious Family- Friendly Log Cabin With A Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wow!!!! The cabin was amazing and truly made our trip perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, Bjarni was so helpful and made our first trip to Iceland so easy. The house is truly spectacular. There were 5 of us and we all felt like we had so much room. We saw the Nothern Lights on our last night. The house sits on top of of small hill which makes it perfect for star gazing and watching for the lights. It was so wonderful to be able to sit in the hot tub while it was snowing. It snowed everyday and my boys had so much fun playing in the snow. The house is the perfect location if you want to do the Golden Circle. If I could give this house 10 stars I would.

We can't wait to come back. Truly perfect place!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy accomodations for fun family times

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfectly appointed for our family. Everything was clean and in good shape. The kitchen had everything we needed, the bedrooms and bathroom served us well, the dining area was great. We used the guest house for part of the family who had young children, so they could sleep without being disturbed. (Bjarnie had also made sure we had a crib and high chair for the baby.) The hot tub was a treat, as was the sauna. We loved the view from the porch. And we got to see the Northern Lights during our stay! Bjarnie was a wonderful host, who even met us at the airport in the early morning hours to launch us on our Iceland adventure. He made sure we knew where to get groceries and gave us excellent travel advice on a snowy day, as well as his GPS, which proved to be necessary. Our biggest challenge was finding the snow covered driveway when we got into the vicinity of the cabin. Bjarnie had recommended a 4 wheel drive vehicle for our February visit, which was a good suggestion.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the most wonderful stay at Bjarni's property. From start to finish, it was a wonderful time. Bjarni was incredibly generous and offered to meet our group at the airport (for a very early arrival time!) and lent us his GPS to ensure that we found the cabin.

Upon arrival, we found a spotless and beautiful vacation home waiting for us with all the amenites - plenty of towels to use to enjoy the hot tub and sauna, games for the evenings, even a pair of binoculars to watch the sky (we were lucky to see the Northern Lights one of the nights we were there). We thoroughly enjoyed spending time as a family on the property - whether in the hot tub, around the kitchen table, or looking for the lights to appear.

A word about logistics - we visited in February and were quite worried about driving in Iceland. Although we encountered very difficult road conditions (packed snow, ice) for much of the trip, we were able to make it everywhere we needed to go.

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality - we were truly enchanted by Iceland and would love to visit again some day!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin, stunning views and such a friendly, helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked we knew we had picked a good one. The owner, Bjarni, sent us lots of information about the property, the area, maps, weather forecast links etc etc. He was really helpful, answering all our questions and even met us at the airport on arrival to explain in person and lend us his sat nav! The cabin itself was idyllic, set in stunning Icelandic countryside with lovely views and a cosy, welcoming wooden interior with a wood burner. It had been stocked up with tea, coffee, games, towels, toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets etc. which was really handy so we didn't have to buy any of the basics before we got there. The cabin is split into two halves, which was ideal as we were staying with another couple so we had the smaller cabin (with en suite and sauna) and they had the main cabin with the lounge and kitchen. Hot tub was great fun and we got to see the Northern Lights in all its splendour directly in front of it for over an hour, an incredible experience. There are Icelandic horses in the nearby fields which makes for a nice walk to go and see them. We loved everything about our holiday here and definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible , can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I just returned from Iceland having traveled the bottom half of the country for a week and spent two glorious evenings here. We can't praise this place enough , the photos don't do it justice ... The owner was nothing short of fantastic, meeting us ahead of our stay at our hotel in Reykjavik with all the information we required and some extra, so very thoughtful. The property itself is spotless and the nicest log cabin we've ever staying in. Everything is clean and cosy, you have all the things you could need in the kitchen and the bed was very comfy... the hot tub and sauna were also very welcome on the blizzardly evenings! If you're there in winter brave th elements to climb in the hot tub... sitting in the warm as the snow blows by was a great experience! The views were breathtaking and I imagine in summer they will be even more so. We will be returning and friends having seen the photos we posted on social media want to stay here too. 5 stars all round.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Einen sehr herzlichen und umsorgenden Besitzer haben wir bereits vor unsererem zweitägigem Aufenthalt in Reykjavik getroffen wo er uns alles Notwendige für das Blockhaus übergab. Daraus wurde gleich ein tolles fast zweistündiges Treffen.

Angekommen, eingetreten, zu Hause gefühlt. Keine unangenehmen Gerüche, kein Makel, einfach schön! Übertrifft die Bilder unserer Meinung nach. Auch für unsere kleine Tochter wurde ein extra Bettchen zurecht gemacht und ein Hochstuhl stand bereit.

Die Lage ist perfekt um den Süden / Süd-Westen Islands zu erkunden und liegt zentral gelegen an sehr vielen wundervollen Orten die von dort aus mit dem Mietwagen super zu erkunden sind.

Zu jederzeit stand Bjarni uns über die ganze Planung unseres Islandurlaubs hinweg mit Rat und Tat zur Seite und gab uns zusätzlich noch eine sehr detaillierte Karte der näheren Umgebung mit auf unsere Reise.

Wir möchten ihm ein herzliches DANKE aussprechen für alles und dass wir Gäste in seiner wundervollen Log Cabin sein, und ihn kennen lernen durften!!


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Keflavik international airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Road no.1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Thorsholt log cabin is located close to the Golden circle with Kerid, Thingvellir, Laugarvatn, Gullfoss and Geysir. Next to it are many other places of interest like the old bishopric Skalholt, the Eco-village Solheimar and Bruarhlod the top of 10 km. long canyon formed by the river Hvita and not far away from several major attractions in South Iceland, with endless activities to choose from. One of the biggest horse riding centers in Southern Iceland, Syðra- Langholt is only few min away from Thorsholt log cabin. River rafting tours are on the Hvita River and geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa. Fludir village has a grocery store, restaurants, liquor store and swimming pool with hot tubs and a steam bath.

The location is ideal for a day tour drive to many interesting places in south of Iceland like Tjorsardalur and Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, Eyjafjallajökull and to take the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar.


Rates & Availability

South Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High season
May 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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