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Very cozy cottage for 5 persons in south Iceland, great view to Eyjafjallajökull

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

50 Sqm. Excellent for 4-5 people, one bedroom, great volcano view

Peaceful place to stay in during your holiday, one bedroom with one queen size bed and one bunk bed for two, as well as a comfort sofa in the living room which is easy to sleep in and a travel baby crib for infants and toddlers. The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine. The living room has a fireplace. Shower is in the bathroom. Outside we have a big deck and a playground for the kids. There is a lot of interesting places in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. The cottage is in perfect area for observing the northern lights and the lunar eclipse when that comes up. The reason is there is no light pollution in the area so the night sky is very clear.

If you are interested we can offer you a day tour by jeep and you will be able to see stunning nature which you can not see from the motorway, just let us know and we will give you an offer. See our own webside:

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Property Manager
Erla Birgisdóttir
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Erla Birgisdóttir

We are Erling Magnússon and Erla Birgisdóttir. We are a married couple of 37 years, parents of four daughters and grandparents of twelve wonderful children. Erling grew up in the area of our summer house, Föðurland, in a place called Kirkjulækjarkot. The land was originally given to him by his father who was a farmer in the area. That is were the name Föðurland comes from (e. Father's land). We have traveled a lot both in Iceland and abroad. We love our stunning amazing country and want everyone to be able to have the opportunity to come and visit and stay in our lovely country house.

Erla Birgisdóttir purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Erla Birgisdóttir chose Iceland

Our property is very well located. It is placed right next to a well known heritage of the Icelandic Saga Brennu-Njáls saga. In addition to that the location offers a great variety of sightseeing in the area. Eyjafjallajökull the volcano is only 20 km away in line of sight, as well as Hekla and Katla the big volcanoes which are also short distance. There is also a variety of beautiful waterfalls in the area, for example, Seljalandsfoss which you can easily walk behind and Skógarfoss, one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. There is also a great possibility to do daytrips to Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, and the amazing Jökulsárlón. Another daytrip could be done to the Golden circle to see the famous hot spring Geysir and waterfall Gullfoss, or the Westman Islands south of the coast line which is not far away and also to Þórsmörk, a stunning place about 50 km away.

Iceland is also rich of natural hot pools, one of the best known is Landamannalaugar which are located relatively close to the cottage and can easily be visited while staying there - a good day trip.

For sport fishing there is a good salmon river next to the cottage. Please contact owner in good advance if you are interested in fishing. We also recommend this website for anglers: A little company who offers day trips for mudshark fishing.

In addition to the great location, the nearby area is very quiet and nice to be in. Wake up to birds singing everywhere on summer mornings or sit by the fire in the evening. It all adds up to make your stay as comfy and cozy as possible.

What makes this cottage unique

After a long day's travel it is very nice to come back to the cottage, sit outside at the deck and enjoy the stillness, listen to the birds sing, and experience either the well known Icelandic long and bright summer nights or the Northern Lights during the wintertime. During wintertime the fireplace also brings specially cozy feelings inside the cottage after watching northern lights for example.


South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Single beds are a bunk bed 90*200 cm. Blacked out curtain
  • One queen size bed and and one bunk bed, also there is a comfort sofa to sleep in the livingroom. We also have a travel bed for babies.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Volcanoes, caves, waterfalls and historic sights nearby. Easy to plan hiking or day trips to well known attractions. Þorvaldseyri, Volcano visitor center at the food of Eyjafjallajökull. Only 40 min drive away


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Very cozy cottage for 5 persons in south Iceland, great view to Eyjafjallajökull
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, warm and extremely comfortable. Everything we needed for relaxing days. The view is stunning to Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the area is perfect for daytours around the south coast. Erla was fantastic host and arranged a lot of helpful information of interesting places in the neighborhood and suggestions of what to do and see.

We will definately stay here again and we highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Clean, comfy, and close to so many natural wonders!

  • 5 of 5

The house is super clean and comfortable. The owner was way beyond helpful with directions and making sure we had everything we needed. The kitchen has everything for a nice stay. We had plenty of hot water for our showers. It is a quiet, countryside setting with a stream running near the house. We loved the sitting area between the kitchen and bedroom. It was the ultimate relaxation space, just look out and enjoy nature. We got to see the Northern Lights, always a bonus and one night when my husband went out to check on the sky, he got to hear a fox. We had seen the paw prints in new snow but never saw the fox, but at least my husband now knows what the fox says. This is a great house, location, and owner. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Perfect getaway cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this cabin for our winter honeymoon. I could not have created a more perfect place. It had everything we needed and was easy to get to. The property was clean, well-stocked, and very cozy. We were far enough away from everything to have peace and quiet, but close enough to town to get whatever we needed. I cannot recommend this rental enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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This was a lovely cozy cottage that was great for our family of 5. We wish we had stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

We started our trip in Iceland at the cottage and it was an adventure arriving since the rain had flooded the banks of the small river we needed to cross, so we forded the water in our 4 wheeler a suggestion if you rent this cottage in the winter. All the suggestions from Erla were fabulous and we bought groceries on the way there but we were surprised that the fridge didn't have a freezer so we ate icecream as an appetizer! And there is no oven so we changed our original recipe to work on a stove top. It was fun. We also went on a tour with Erling and it was Fabulous! He has lived in this area since childhood and could drive through areas we would never have dared to go! It was perfect. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cottage and country with us. We want to return for a summer stay and another tour!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful getaway in a charming cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 2 day retreat away in Erla's cabin located in rural Southern Iceland. Erla made the whole process so incredibly easy, gave us excellent suggestions for things to do, and provided clear directions to the cabin. We had no issues at all and thoroughly enjoyed our time in their home. We were fortunate enough to get clear skies and got to see the glaciers right from the cabin deck!

Wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a family to use as a base to visit southern Iceland. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped for all our needs in a quiet beautiful setting. The cottage is cozy but there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around in the grounds with a small swing set and a lovely deck with a view of the mountains. It’s a short drive to several beautiful waterfalls and other amazing scenic views.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hellishólar bar and restaurant
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn (Ferry to Westman Islands)
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Main road
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Hótel Hvolsvöllur
Nearest Ski
96 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
The black beach of south Iceland
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

South Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.29

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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