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Riverside villa in Selfoss, comfortable for 10 persons, great view

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,646 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

153 m2 villa, very well equipped. Excellent location for day tours.

On first floor there is a very well equipped kitchen with oven and dishwasher (see pics) Laundry room with dryer and washing machine, comfortable living room and a half bathroom.

In first floor we have a one bedroom with two single beds 90x200 and a quality mattress 90x200. On second floor there are 3 bedrooms. One bedroom is with queen size bed, one with king size bed and one with one single beds 90x200 and a bunk bed 90x200. We also have atravel crib for baby. A bigger bathroom with both a shower cabin and a bath tub and a tv room with TV and DVD player and a comfortable sofa. Free Wifi.

In the garden we have good deck where there is very comfortable to sit and listen to the river and birds and enjoy a cup of coffee or simply enjoy the peace either early mornings or at the end of the day‘s activity. The house is located close to the river side but there is only about 10 minutes walk in to the downtown Selfoss.

The town offers all you need. A variety of supermarkets, restaurants, bars, a cinema, a small local theater, hair and beauty salons, a swimming pool and other activity options. If you want to experience great nature and tourist attractions our property is an ideal place to stay. There is a lot of interesting places in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. If you are interested we can offer you a guided day tour by jeep and you will see stunning nature which you cannot see from the highway, just let us know and we will make you an offer. Look at our new webside We are located close to many popular attractions, such as Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir and Eyjafjallajökull. Just outside the town lies a mountain called Ingólfsfjall which is exellent for hiking and offers beautiful trails and great view. From Selfoss there is only about 40 minutes drive to Reykjavík the capital city.

More Details

Property Manager
Erla Birgisdóttir
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Erla Birgisdóttir

We are Erling Magnússon and Erla Birgisdóttir. We have been married for 38 years, parents of four daughters and grandparents of twelve wonderful children. Erling is a lawyer and Erla is a book keeper. 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 house.

Erla Birgisdóttir purchased this house in 2006

Why Erla Birgisdóttir chose South Iceland

The house is located in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood yet there is only a short walk into the town. The nature is right at your fingertips, where you will find a beautiful path along the river up to a forestry. For those who seek great view you can hike up mountain Ingólfsfjall that provides great view over the south coast and all the open nature area surrounding Selfoss. Our properties are specially well located for day trips that can be guided by the house owners if requested.

What makes this house unique

What caught our attention the first time we saw this house was the breathtaking view and the variety of walking paths. Here it is very quiet yet only a short distance to town whether you want to go see the movies, go to a bar or to a great restaurants, which are many in this area.

This place is ideal to stay at if you are interested in seeing Þingvellir, the national park with it‘s stunning nature and history, for example where the first Icelandic parliament was located. You can also elongate that trip by going the Golden circle where you include Gullfoss the beautiful waterfall and Geysir, the famous hot spring, to your trip. After a long day's travel it is very nice to come back to the house, go for a swim in the neighborhood or sit outside on 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 wintertime.


Selfoss House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1646 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 single bed and one bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two single bed (90x200) and quality floor mattress 90x200
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , One king size bed and one travel crib.
  • All bedrooms are equipped with quality beds and mattresses and the windows with blinds. We also offer one quality floormattress extra, kept in storage. It gives opportunity for 10 people to stay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Riverside villa in Selfoss, comfortable for 10 persons, great view
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Roswell, GA

Great location in Selfoss

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Selfoss. The house was very comfortable, plenty of bed & bath linens were available. The location was excellent! Loved the view of the river and that we could walk to the nearby park that had some great walking trails. Owners were very responsive and helpful. Loved our stay in Iceland, would definitely return and stay here again. Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Our host Erla was great, all communication went well, the house was clean and completely as described. Plenty of space and all the beds are comfortable. Kitchen is very well equipped and there was both a washing machine and a dryer. Only ten minutes walk to next restaurants and the river bank is so beautiful.

Highly reccommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Wonderful House in Selfoss

  • 5 of 5

The house is large, very comfortable, with an excellent kitchen, and right across the street from the river. The house was super-clean. Erling conducts jeep tours, and our group of 4 booked one for our first full day there. He has intimate knowledge of the region and we went to remote and beautiful places. The trip and the house were two of the highlights of our trip to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe. Thank you very much for taking time to write such a positive review. I also thank you for the good company at the daytour and also for leaving our house in such a good condition. You are always welcome back. All the best from Iceland Erling and Erla
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Tallahassee, FL

Lovely Fabulous Warm and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Erla and Erling, for offering such a lovely, comfortable, modern, clean, and welcoming home for us to stay in. We loved every minute in this wonderful house. We were a group of 4, and cooked dinners and breakfasts while there...everything was pristeen, well-organized, and we had a lovely river-front view, and walk available at any time, as well.

What was especially memorable and meaningful was the entire day trip

that Erling took us on around the region in his 4WD, ending at Thorsmork....the absolutely best way to see a country beloved and intimately known by a superbly knowledgeable and local guide....we will never forget that gorgeous trip, or the many things we learned from Erling while on it. Thank you, Erling! The best! If this is available, we highly recommend it to future renters! A fantastic experience!!!!!

Only sad we could not stay longer! Thank you, Erla and Erling, for a wonderful visit, in your beautiful and welcoming home!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are humbled reading your review and want to thank you for taking time to write these kind words to us. Your community was so nice in that daytour and Erling also enjoyed the day very much. We also want to thank you for leaving the house in such a good condition. Happy to see you next time, you are always welcome. Best vishes from Iceland. Erling and Erla
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Great Location and Value!

  • 5 of 5

This is your home away from home! It is a three bedroom house with a bath and a half. The upstairs bath has shower separate from the bathtub. Upstairs consist of master bedroom with queen size bed and two other bedrooms with either a full and a twin or some combination of that. Also upstairs is the TV room with large flat screen TV with DVD player and numerous books in English. Downstairs you have a large kitchen and dinning table, a formal dinning area and living room with laundry room and the second half bath. The kitchen is modern with glass cook top, a microwave, multi-function oven, and a dishwasher.

We went in late December and had no problems with heating as it is geothermal as well as for the hot water. Slight smell when using hot water so we used only the cold for tea and coffee which is of course provided with the coffee maker and electric tea kettle. The cold water was great to drink with no chlorine!

Laundry is the European style with efficient washer and dryer, Erla had to tell us how to use them:) They take about 2 hours to do a wash load and the same for the dryer so we would put a load in in the morning before we went out and when we got back so that we could keep up with towels and clothes. The dishwasher was also loaded and started before we left for the day. For food we shopped locally at the Kronnen (more expensive) and the "Piggie" store Bonus (least expensive) and cooked mostly at the house making sandwiches for the noon meal while traveling about.

Places to go: Eating: Have to try the Fjorubordid in Stokkseyri for the lobster dinner very very good! Out of town about ten miles south on the coast.

Tomato Farm-Friðheimar great tomato soup! All you can eat with great breads and on the golden circle.

Burgers and Ice Cream-Efstidalur also on the golden circle outstanding burgers and fresh made ice cream can't gfet better than that!

To DO: Golden Circle-Gullfoss, Geyser, Thingvellir National Park (tectonic plate), Kerid Crater Lake

Vik- Travel Route 1 to Vik includes various waterfalls and other sites. Seljalandsfos, Skogafoss, DC-3 Navy plane on the beach (can be hard to find), Reynisfjara (Black Sand beach) and then Vik where the Icewear factory is.

Reykjavik: Perlan (the water tanks) on top of the hill great view of city and where to go on New Years eve when the town explodes with fireworks! Icewear outlet for half price Icewear apparel, Hallgrimskirkja Main church in Reykjavik.

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  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for this kind review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed staying in our house during christmas. And we also are glad that you saw the northern lights so well as you told us. Thank you for leaving our house in such a good condition. You are always welcome back whenever you like. All the best Erla and Erling
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This beautiful home fit our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

Our two night stay at this home was exceptional. There were four of us and we had plenty of room and found everything we needed easily in order to cook our own meals. We also made good use of the washer and dryer! The best thing about our stay was the day we spent with Erling as he drove us to locations in his 4-wheel drive jeep that most visitors to Iceland never get to see. That day was the highlight of our 2 week stay in Iceland and I highly recommend this one day tour to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patti and family. Thank you for taking time for writing this positive review. We are glad that you liked staying at our house at the riverbank. We also are glad and humbled over your good experience of the daytour with Erling - even though it was a rainy day. Thank you for leaving the house in such a very good condicion. You are always welcome back again. Keep on enjoying life. Erling and Erla
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Keflavik international airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
79 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Road 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
South beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Selfoss House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $136.18

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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