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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:
July 16, 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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Southern Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Charming Luxurious Family- Friendly Log Cabin With A Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Great Log Cabin with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Log Cabin, weather was great and it was a pleasure sitting out on the deck looking at the mountains. Great new BBQ to use and the hot tub was nice to soak in. With almost 22 hours of daylight it would be nice if there were black out blinds.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot explain how thrilled we were with this property. It is truly heaven on earth! Centrally located, full of amenities. We especially enjoyed the sauna and Jacuzzi. I cannot say enough about the view of the horses from the covered porch. I was thrilled to wake up each day and see them grazing below us. The owner provided his GPS which was so helpful. On our airplane ride home I referred this home to a passenger and her family who were looking for a place to stay on their next visit to Iceland. I highly recommend this home and location and look forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow - what a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Bjarni's log cabin is wonderful and is a great location for site seeing in South Iceland! It's very clean, new, "charming" and "luxurious" - the pictures do not do it justice. It's a beautiful home, but my family of 5 (3 adult sons) decided the hot tub is its best feature - so private with a fabulous view. We've stayed at many homes around the world and this is easily one of our favorites. Bjarni is a great host - very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well kept house. Beautiful views and located close to a charming town. The owner was very responsive. It was perfect for our family of 7.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In a word....incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Each member of our family would give this property 10 or more stars, if available! Bjarni met us at the airport, personally shuttled us to the car rental, and provided us with extra keys and a garmin with the property programmed in. He is an incredibly kind, cheerful, and generous host! The drive from the airport to the cabin was beautiful, and was not an issue. The location was ideal to set out on waterfall road trips along the Golden Circle, and easy access back to the Blue Lagoon, bridge across the continents, and geothermal springs near Keflavik. The cabin was definitely more luxurious than the photos even show. It is built extremely well, sound-tight, and well insulated. The automatic filling hot tub was a joy, as we were able to sit and view the lovely valley, and mountains and glacial fields beyond. The sauna was also fabulous. The linens are luxurious, the towels plentiful, and everything was impeccably clean. The internet was fast and easy to connect. The ONLY thing I would suggest would be black out shades on the windows during the summer months for the light-sleepers who need darkness :) We absolutely loved this place, and would return and stay here in a heartbeat. We have stayed in many properties, and I would rate this one first on my list with no hesitation!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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