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Heidrun

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park

21 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 7 People, Large Terrace, Nature all around, Fabulous Mountain view

Helluskógur 7 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this cozy cottage in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine and enjoy the Northern Lights in the peace and quietness after a memorable day.

The lodge was built in a traditional, Icelandic summerhouse way. It´s well constructed and insulated. It´s warm and cozy all year around with all necessities and comfort. The house has an open kitchen-living room area. In the kitchen there is all white ware and equipment you need for cooking and baking and serving a lovely meal. The living room has a great corner sofa and a large Flat Screen TV and a DVD player. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with good beds. Free WIFI.

On the large terrace there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment. Beside the house there is a grass lawn which is surrounded by a birch Forrest, ideal for kids to play.

We have been connected to Borgarfjörður from childhood and would like to share good advice and information about the house or the area so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail request about anything you would like to know and we will do our best to help you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Heidrun (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Heidrun

About Robert and Heidrun

I am a teacher and I have a BA degree in Icelandic literature. My husband Robert works as a Pilot in Europe and has a BS degree in business administration. We have two little boys, 5 and 8 years old.

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

For us, this place is heaven on earth. It is cozy and comfortable and it is so easy to relax there. Robert has had the opportunity to stay in this house since childhood so it really means a lot to us. It is a cottage with history and a lot of good memories. We are happy to offer others to enjoy it.

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness - You can sit outside on the terrace or walk around the house and enjoy the nature and the amazing mountain view in the peaceful surroundings.

Location - The location of the house is ideal for exploring the west side of Iceland. There are short driving distances to many beautiful places in the nature such as waterfalls and craters. Museums and historical places are also nearby. There is only a 15 minutes drive to the nearest town, Borgarnes, where you can find for example a swimming pool, golf course, shops, bakery, restaurants, library and health care.

Reviews

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based on 21 traveler reviews

Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Helluskogur

  • 5 of 5

Even on a rainy day it was a fantastic and relaxing stay. We enjoyed it a lot!! The kids loved the football goal! Thank you Heidi & Rob! Take care!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and a nice review. Welcome back to Helluskógur... :) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

This review is a little late, but absolutely loved my stay in March, 2016. It was big enough for the 7 of us and we made use of the hot tub nightly! We also walked outside and was able to see the northern lights one night! It was a small drive into town, but that was perfect with us because we enjoyed the pure quiet! The directions were a bit confusing, but once we found it, we had an amazing time. I'd recommend this place to anyone who may visit Iceland in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, cozy retreat within easy range of spectacular glaciers and coastline

  • 5 of 5

We spent four very enjoyable days at this great getaway house. Quiet, clean and well-supplied with very accommodating and easily contacted owners.

Easy drives to Snaefellsjokull, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Langjokull and the food at the Hotel Budir. Exactly the place we like for combining active outdoor activities with a relaxing hot tub and a "cozy cottage". Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. It is often said that Borgarnes is the capital of the West. It´s very central and the house only about 10 min driving from Borgarnes. Easy access to the West and even South. When we bought it, this was important for us. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Wunderschöne Entspannungsferien!

  • 5 of 5

Unsere Erwartungen wurden vollkommen erfüllt. Wir haben dort 13 erholsame Tage verbracht und der Abschied fiel uns sehr schwer.

Gemütliches Holzhaus, sehr gut ausgestattet, gepflegt, Kleider können in einem separaten Waschraum gewaschen werden. Hervorragender WLAN-Empfang, grosse gemütliche Terrasse mit dem Hot Pot als Highlight, welches von uns täglich genutzt wurde. Sehr sympathische Besitzer, die leicht erreichbar waren. Verpflegungsmöglichkeiten in Borgarnes reichlich vorhanden.

Nochmals ein herzliches Dankeschön an Rob und Heidi, die uns unvergessliche Urlaubstage in ihrem Ferienhaus ermöglicht haben.

Anna und Thomas U.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, our favourite guests this summer... :-) Welcome back to any of our houses. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and great for a party of 4, we could not fault this place. The cottage really was a home away as it had everything you could possibly need! The location was amazing, secluded however close enough to a big town to pick up supplies. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights 3 times during our stay, which really was the icing on the cake on this place. Would recommend and wos come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review and welcome back. Regards, Heidi and Rob
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Dreamy cabin in a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this cabin near Borgarnes. It is clean and cozy with charming decor and we were lucky enough to achieve our dream of sitting in the hot tub watching the auroras and sipping champagne! Snaefellnes Peninsula was close and an easy drive, as was the town of Borgarnes (recommend the Settlement Center for a rainy afternoon). We arrived later than we expected and so our drive out to the cabin was rather harrowing as the last bit of road was icy in parts. If you are staying here in winter a 4 wheel drive car is a must and arriving with some daylight will be helpful. Highly recommend this beautiful cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It is always nice to hear when our guests are happy with their stay in our house. Many of our guests are hoping to see the Northern Lights and luckily many of them get to experience that. Regarding the car, of course it is always safer, when travelling in Iceland, to have a 4x4 car during the winter. However we have very seldom had problems getting to the house on a regular car, I guess it depends on the forecast :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Hamarsvöllur at Borgarnes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Snæfellsjökull
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
West Beach Where river Langá meets the sea
Car: necessary

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Langá, one of the greatest salmon rivers in Europe. There are walking paths from the house, where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. If you are staying in the late summer or autumn you will find blueberries growing near the river. You are welcome to pluck them, it´s delicious.

The house is a about a one hour drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 10 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, play golf at Hamarsvöllur, visit the great Settlement center where you can learn about the Icelandic culture and saga and shop at the Bonus grocery store. In Borgarnes you will find the interesting Farmers market, Ljómalind, which sells food and products made in the area.

In the north direction, about one hour driving, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. On the way to Stykkishólmur you will find the crater Eldborg which is an interesting natural phenomenon with lava all around.

Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

The beautiful Borgarfjörður area is close by Helluskógur. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 40 minutes drive from Borgarnes. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing!

You can say about the location of the house that it is midway between the two great National Parks, Snæfellsnes and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir.

We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area and Attractions in the area. We will also send you a few apps, like the Home Away Hospitality manager app where we have put in a lot of information. Also apps for Icelandic yellow pages, northern light forecast and Icelandic weather forecast. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Rates & Availability

West Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$261
Fri,Sat
$1,575
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$166
From
$197
Fri,Sat
$1,156
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$261
Fri,Sat
$1,575
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$182
From
$217
Fri,Sat
$1,271
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$248
From
$287
Fri,Sat
$1,732
 
 
Low Season
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$182
From
$217
Fri,Sat
$1,271
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$248
From
$287
Fri,Sat
$1,732
 
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$182
From
$217
Fri,Sat
$1,271
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$248
From
$287
Fri,Sat
$1,732
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$166
From
$197
Fri,Sat
$1,156
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $92 + Tax
Bedding / Linen / Towels $64 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $165
Tax Rate 11.0%

FREE WIFI
FREE PARKING
Cottage is available from 16:00 in the afternoon.
Must be turned over to the Owner before 11:00 on the Departure Morning.
Baby Chair/Crib is available.
Company Name: Lágskógur ehf
VAT Tax ID: IS118490

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is the popular and cozy sleeping loft.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Let us know if you need the child bed so we can prepare it.
  • Cozy bedrooms with good beds and comfortable bed linen. Curtains to keep the brightness away and reading lamps.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
In Borgarnes you´ll find massage and more services. Contact owner if your are looking for some special service and we will help you figure it out.

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