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

West, Iceland
  • Cottage1453 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

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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Helluskógur with a cozy Guest House for 14:


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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 amazing boys. 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 West

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, One High quality King size bed
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Two separate single beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, Two singles + 1 adjustable single/King size bed
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Golf Course View
          5 minutes walk from the house to the Golf course Glanni.
        • Mountain View
          Fantastic Mountain view from the house to thet mountains; Grábrók, Hraunsnefsöxl, Baula, Víkrafell, Hvassafell, Grjótháls and Hallarmúli.
        • Rural
          In the middle of nature, peaceful and relaxing environment.
        • Water View
          The Salmon River Norðurá flows by the house, fantastic view to the river from the the patio and the living room.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Cozy Fire place in Living Room.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Shared Great Gym facility in Bifröst with new equipment. There you will find a sauna, hot tub and a paddling pool ( 5 min drive).
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Floor heating system.
                    • Internet
                      FREE WIFI
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      AEG Washing Machine and a Miele Clothes Dryer. Also you will find a Drying Rack.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bedding and Linen provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Nice Living Room with two sofas, coffee table and fire place. Large Flat screen TV, DVD player, impressive Bose Sound system and books to read.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of secure space for number of cars.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and kitchen Towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      AEG Washing Machine and a Miele Clothes Dryer. Also you will find a Drying Rack.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes and Utensils you need for cooking and serving food.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large and open kitchen with worktop you can walk around. Plenty of space for family cooking. Great equipment for cooking and baking and serving a great meal.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          The oven is in working height.
                        • Refrigerator
                          And freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Induction hub and powerful, modern fan.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining area and big table that seats 12 people.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Books in several languages; Icelandic, English, German, Swedish... Novels and magazines and some books about Iceland.
                                • DVD Player
                                  3D, HD Blue Ray DVD player.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Digital receiver with a few foreign channels.
                                • Stereo
                                  Impressive Bose Sound bar.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV.
                                • Toys
                                  Some toys from our two little boys, books,board games and puzzles.
                                • Video Library
                                  There are several films to watch.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large patio with outdoor dining
                                    • Golf
                                      At Glanni Golf course, 2 min walking
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Good Barbecue grill on the patio.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          We need to know beforehand so that we can take necessary mesures

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              In Borgarnes, you´ll find indoor and outdoor swimming pool, water glides for the kids and hot tubs. There is also a swimming pool at Varmaland, 10 minutes drive, open in summer time.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Very nice Hot Tub is fitted on the porch with a nice and warm outside shower.
                                            • Sauna
                                              In Borgarnes you´ll find both dry and wet Sauna.


                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • volcano
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  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
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  55 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Modern, Cozy, Romantic, Well Stocked Kitchen, Northern Lights

                                                                  David W.New York

                                                                  This house exceeded our expectations! It is beautiful, modern, clean and cozy. My husband and I stayed here in January. The kitchen is well stocked and comfortable. The open floor plan with a wood burning stove adds to the modern charm. The floor heat kept the temperature in the house very comfortable. We loved the outdoor hot tub where we were able to see the northern lights. The washer and dryer allowed us to pack more lightly. The owners were the most gracious hosts we have encountered through VRBO and responded to questions very quickly. You won’t regret booking this home.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your lovely review... :-) Many of our guests visit us in January or any of the winter months and we agree, those months are so cozy and nice, the house with its floor heating, fire place, warm hot tub and the Northern Lights etc. We go more to our summer houses in the winter than during the summer... :-)

                                                                  So nice having you guys and very welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland.

                                                                  Sincerely, Heidi and Rob

                                                                  A fantastic 2-Family Iceland Holiday

                                                                  Neill B.Sheffield

                                                                  We had a fantastic stay in Bifrost in February 2018 and it was just what we were looking for as a warm base to explore from. The house was plenty big enough for two families, 9 people in total, and the outside space really makes the difference. There is a large field outside for children to run about and enjoy the fresh air and while we never got to see the Northern Lights we will be back to try our luck again.

                                                                  Property and location was beautiful

                                                                  The property was beautiful, the location was amazing, we were lucky enough to see the northern lights during our stay. Property had everything you could possibly need.

                                                                  However, word of warning, we stayed during February and the property may not be accessible if there has been a lot of snow. You can get there by the main road with no problems but the last 0.5 miles from main road to property may not be accessible. We, a family of 8 we’re left without accommodation on our first night, we had to sort ourselves out and find alternative accommodation. The owner did keep us up to date with the situation, however by 9pm we decided we couldn’t wait any longer and located an alternative. Whilst we paid for the property from 4pm on our arrival date we could not gain access until 7pm the following day. There was no offer of recompense for this from the owner despite the great expense we had of last minute accomodation elsewhere. When trying to communicate with the owner to discuss this, things did not go well with the owner implying it was our fault for not having appropriate vehicles.......despite a snow plow not being able to get through the snow! We had no issues with our vehicles throughout our stay. What was supposed to be a 40th birthday family celebration had a very difficult and stressful start. So beware if you visit in winter, you may not get to the property and be left out of pocket!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  If we cannot reach you, how can we help out? Especially in the biggest snow storm in 5 years. For the many years we have been renting out our house, our guests have never had problems due to weather. We tried to contact the guest via phone, HomeAway app and voice message 11 times that day, but no luck. We had another house prepared for the guest and the group with easier access, do to the weather. Hope you enjoyed the Complementary bottle of White Wine, the Beer bottles and the Sweets we left for you.

                                                                  Yes, we do recommend to our guests that they drive a medium or larger cars or even a 4x4 for your own safety. It came as a surprise to see our guests in a Yaris (the smallest cars you can rent), in February in Iceland. Also we are always there for our guests 24/7, as in this case. Our happiest guests come to Víðines during winter time, as can be confirmed in the 50 previous reviews. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob

                                                                  Perfect location to explore the west

                                                                  Holly H.Kaiseraugst, Switzerland

                                                                  First of all, I would like to thank Heidi for all of the great recommendations and super fast responses all of my questions. It really helped and was greatly appreciated. My husband and I just spent the past 11 nights in this wonderful house. We were very comfortable and it was a great base for us to explore west Iceland. We were looking for somewhere to enjoy peace and quiet and we definitely found the right place. Several nights we were able to take photos of the Northern Lights over the lava fields from the deck. The hot pot was a perfect place to relax and watch the stars. If you are in this area I definitely recommend this house or one of the others rented by Heidi and Rob. You won't be disappointed.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your lovely review. We agree, this is peace and quiet in the nature... :-) Welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob

                                                                  Very modern and clean! Everything is exactly how it is described! Very easy to follow house manual

                                                                  Evan B.

                                                                  Came here as well as another property in the winter. House was very clean, with all plates, utensils, etc that you will need. Just make sure to bring food and drinks with you. Hot tub was amazing! Would definitely recommend!

                                                                  Exceeded all expectations

                                                                  Seth M.

                                                                  I wish we could have stayed longer!!! The home was clean, modern, and comfortable. The owners were easy to communicate with and very friendly. Our observation was almost everybody in Iceland is friendly. You will not be sorry booking this little home.


                                                                  West, Iceland

                                                                  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. Also important and helpful websites for your stay in Iceland. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.


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                                                                  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

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