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Luxury, Modern, Amasing River/Mountain view with Hot Tub. Winter/Summer Holiday

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 10 People, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Showers, Guest House, Great Hiking Tracks

Víðines 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, Historical Viking place like Reykholt, Cave like Víðgelmir or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the nearby cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafes, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture. Spend a day 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. After exploring the Icelandic nature during the day you will always come back home in the evenings to this modern architecturally designed house in Víðines 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. Did I mention that this house is in a fantastic Nature Hiking Paradise...

The house has an open kitchen-living room with a large walk around work top in the kitchen. It is very spacious and ideal for family and friends preparing a good meal together. In the kitchen there is high quality white ware and equipment for cooking. The living room has large windows and amazing view. Even if you are inside it feels like you are out in the nature. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with good beds and beautiful view. The bathroom is spacious with a long bathroom table, a large shower room and a warm towel rack. The house has all latest equipment; FREE WIFI, large Flat Screen TV, Dishwasher, Washing machine and everything between. See detailed facility and equipment below. The guest house has a double bed and a bathroom with a towel rack. Beside the guest house is an outside shower, perfect to use before entering the Hot Tub.

The design of the house is outstanding and well thought out. It has large windows to the ground, open space, Natural stone tiles, Designed lighting and one of the most advanced and greenest floor heating systems installed in houses today. The heating system is perfect and we can guarantee you a warm and cozy house in the winter time. The house is designed by one of our greatest architects, Guðfinna Thordarson, that has also designed many other modern houses in Iceland.

On the large patio surrounding the house there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Outdoor Shower, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment.

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.

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More Details

Property Manager
Heidrun
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

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 three little boys, 2, 7 and 10 years old.

This house is what we have been searching for the purpose of total relaxation and the house has everything a home needs. Now it is our summerhouse and we love staying there, both in the summer and winter time. We offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

It is such a nice holiday home, the house itself and the nature around it caught our attention. We love staying in Víðines and now we offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer. The short distance to the town Borgarnes, where you can find all necessities, and to the Capital Reykjavík, is a very big advantage for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness - You can sit outside or walk around the house and enjoy the nature and the amazing Mountain View in the peaceful surroundings.

High Standard and modern – All the equipment in the house is high standard and you should find everything you need and more. The open space and the large windows give you the feeling that you are out in the nature even when you are inside.

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 30 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. A big advantage is the fact that many beautiful nature phenomenon are within walking distance.

Map

Nearest Airport
142 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cafe Bifröst
Nearest Ferry
114 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Golfvöllurinn Glanni
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway number 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cafe Bifröst
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Langjökull
Car: recommended

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Norðurá, 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. Within walking distance from the house are; Waterfall Glanni, Crater Grábrók, Lake Hreðavatn, The beautiful small oasis Paradísarlaut and the amazing Salmon River Norðurá.

The house is about 80 minutes drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 30 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, 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.

Víðines is located in the beautiful Borgarfjörður area. 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 20 minutes drive from Víðines. 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! There are horse rentals in Borgarfjörður if you are interested in the Icelandic Horse and would like to go on a riding trip.

In the west direction, about one and a half hour drive, 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. 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.

National Park 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. Driving distance from Víðines to Þingvellir is about one and a half hour.

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, Attractions in the area and Hiking trails. 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.

Amenities

West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious, large bathroom table, warm towel rack
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Guesthouse Bathroom, Basin, Warm Towel Rack, Outside Shower
  • Bathroom I has a big, warm area with toilet, big mirror, large work top with wash basin, cabinets and a large shower. Bathroom II is a bit smaller one in the guest house, still a high quality one, with a toilet, cabinet, basin, towel rack and an outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Two singel beds, draw them together = king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Two separate single beds, draw them together = king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guesthouse bedroom with a toilet and an outside shower
  • Spacious and cozy bedrooms with good beds, wardrobes, bed side tables and reading lamps/table lamps. A comfortable mattress can put were desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
In Borgarnes you´ll find massage and more services. If you are looking for something special don´t hesitate to contact us and we will help you figure it out. We are here to provide information to our guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury, Modern, Amasing River/Mountain view with Hot Tub. Winter/Summer Holiday
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
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Fabulous house and location

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing.....it exceeded our expectations both in the quality and attention to detail and the surrounding landscape...was akin to being in a lava field or a scene from the game of thrones! Both Heidi and Rob were very attentive in every way, every little detail was considered right down to washing powder being left for the washing machine! The house was of a very high specification and catered perfectly for our family of two young adults and their parents! Great memories of a fabulous stay and we hope that we can return again one day- -highly, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Funny that you should mention the Game of Thrones.. They where filming in west Iceland and looking for places to shoot some scenes for their television series. I think they did some filming on the Snæfellsnes Peninsular, involving Lava in some Icelandic beautiful place there...
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5

Wonderful home in beautiful remote setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful 2 night stay in this property. It was very clean and well equipped. The peaceful, country setting gave us a pleasant place to refresh at the the beginning of a two week tour of Iceland.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing house in Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Heidrun and Rob's house near Bifrost. It is beautifully appointed, comfortable and in a lovely quiet area with lots of places to walk. It is within easy drives of places to visit and the hot tub was so nice at the end of our touring days. We opted to spend one entire day just enjoying the house, and it was the only day it rained all day, so cozy. The highlight was our second to last night when the northern lights put on their most spectacular show seemingly just for us over the house. Don't pass up this incredible gem!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with jaws gaping at this modern gem situated in an impressive lava field. A perfect setting for a modern piece of architecture---certainly appreciated by the design enthusiasts that rented it :) What a beautiful property! We enjoyed delicious meals in a well-stocked kitchen, and countless hours in the hot tub. Two sheep charmed us in the adjacent field as we enjoyed morning coffee in this serene dwelling. It has all you could ever want in a rental. Thank you Heidrun! Highly recommend this rental--best VRBO we have ever rented (until....stay tuned...Heidrun's second property! How could it get any better, you ask?)...

Lynsey, Dave, Mel, Paul and Deb (Ottawa, Canada)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely

  • 4 of 5

The home was Beautiful as were the surroundings. House was freah and clean with open lighting and space. Very nice!

I was disappointed to find the second half bath was totally separate from the main house. Also, I personnally did not enjoy paying a cleaning fee and a linen fee and having to strip the beds and clean the dishes prior to leaving. Perhaps that is standard procedure for Homeaway. just an FYI for future renters.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you liked the house and it´s surroundings. From our point of view concerning returning the house to us again after your stay, it´s a friendly request to ask for stripping the beds, but no need. We surely appreciate all the help. There is one Family bathroom in the main house with a big shower and one toilet with an outside shower in the guest house, about 2 meters from the main house, like described in the listing details. You and your family are very welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Thank you for an unforgettable visit to Borgarnes Iceland!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was absolutely perfect for our family. Our three boys enjoyed the hot tub and the hikes behind your house to see the Glanni waterfall. Your house was immaculate and so comfortable for us. It was conveniently located to Reykjavik and the Golden Circle too. We loved driving the whole Snæfellsnes peninsula and found it to be just beautiful! Thank you for your suggestions of the nearby restaurants, hiking trails as well as nearby attractions. It made it so helpful for us as we navigated around West Iceland! We were so blessed to have perfect weather and just marvel at all our photos with blue blue skies, green pastures, gorgeous Icelandic horses and vistas!

Thank you for a spectacular stay in your beautiful home!"

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. We try to get the information and tips across to our guests and re evaluate it as often as we can and change accordingly. Welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $136.68 + Tax
Bedding, Linen and Towel $95.44 + Tax
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.