4 Bedroom, 10 People, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Showers, Guest House, Great Hiking Tracks
- english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
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 Western
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home and location
Wonderful space - perfect for families traveling together. Trails nearby to explore and great location for day trips throughout Western Iceland.
Modern yet cosy Cabin
The cabin is a perfect retreat after a busy day exploring. The hot tub is lovely and the views are amazing. Everything you need in the house/kitchen. Very comfortable and clean.
Great house - great location
The house is as described. The owner is beyond responsive and helpful. Small issue is that the hot tub never got hot as there was no lid. We visited in April, shoulder season, and it was cold and windy out. Kids were disappointed although that didn’t stop them from going in but it did prevent us adults.
Thank you for your lovely review. Communication is very important for us. Regarding the hot tub, there is a safety knob on the mixing tap for the hot tub, first detent, and second detent. This is do to safety regulations in Iceland. You can have the hot tub very warm, but you need to push the second detent safety knob to make it warmer, next time just send us a message... :-) Welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
Beautiful house surrounded by a beautiful landcape
It was a pleasure to stay there, surrounded by almost nothing but the sky and the mountains. This house has everything you could ask for, including a private guest house. The hot tub was especially appreciated after hiking and driving all day as were the fireplace and the gorgeous and very functional kitchen.
Heiðrún was fast to answer any question I had and the included "house guide" was easy to understand and very appreciated.
Looking forward to our next trip already!
Great place out in the countryside
This is a nice modern place out in the countryside east of Borgarnes. We loved our stay here, comfortable beds, modern appliances, heated floor, view of mountains out back. Definitely would stay here again.
Everything was great and as described. The location is beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. Heidrun was great as well. Would definitely return!
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.