Luxury cottage in the south of Iceland-Close to Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir
Sigurdur Kristjansson & Ingibjörg Birna Olafsdottir
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About Sigurdur Kristjansson & Ingibjörg Birna Olafsdottir
We are an Icelandic couple. We've been married for 26 years and we have 3 kids, 24, 20 and 13 years old. Most of the year we live in the capital area and use our cabin as our getaway. We love travelling Sigurður has worked in various places around the world such as Norway, Hong Kong and Canada to name a few. Ingibjörg Birna was born and raised in the area of Hvolsvollur, 2km from the cottage.
Sigurdur Kristjansson & Ingibjörg Birna Olafsdottir purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Sigurdur Kristjansson & Ingibjörg Birna Olafsdottir chose Rangárþing eystra
We bought the cottage mainly for 4 reasons: 1. It looks great 2. It is cozy and comfortable 3. It is a fantastic view of some of the major volcanos/mountains of Iceland 4. Ingibjörg was raised on a farm in this area and as a kid she actually looked after her fathers sheep where the cottage is now located.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is very well located in many ways. 1. It is relatively close to the Reykjavik capital area - 105km from the center of Reykjavik. 2. It is very close to the known Golden Circle tourist attractions. Only some 90 km from Geysir and Gullfoss - about 125km from the Blue Lagoon. 3. It is only 1km away from Highway 1 (the Ringroad) 4. It is very close to restaurants and shops in nearby villages. Hvolsvollur only 3km away and Hella some 9km 5. It is located only 1 km away from the known Hotel Ranga. 6. The cottage is litarally on the banks of one the best salmon rivers in the country. 7. Many great hiking areas are nearby such as Skogar, Thorsmork, Thingvellir 8. It is a great place to study the stars and the northern lights in the winter time. 9. Only 10km away from the ferry to Vestman Islands
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great stay at a marvelous house... we especially loved the hot tube and the spacious living room. The guest family is great - very responsive and helpful.
If you wanna visit the south, this is a close to perfect location.
Fabulous northern lights
We had a great time at this property. It was a great location and we were able to see northern lights both nights of our stay. Would highly recommend this property!
Nice end to our trip around the Ring Road in Iceland.
We enjoyed staying in this spotless, beautifully furnished, fully equipped cottage. The beds were excellent and the linens very nice. The hot tub was a real bonus and offered a fun spot for the family to gather at night. The views from the site are quite wonderful. I wish we had more time there and would certainly recommend this place. Comfortable!!
Fabulous Icelandic Cottage in Heart of the south
A wonderfully appointed vacation cottage with everything you need to feel at home while enjoying the sights of Southern Iceland!
Very nice cottage
Lovely three bedroom cottage. Well kept, feels quite new. Huge deck. Perfect view of Heckla Volcano to the northeast, and E15 Volcano slightly to the right, including some of the glacier. Nice access to the Route 1 ring road, and about 5 miles from Hella.
Beautiful views, very clean cottage, hot tub to relax in after 120 mile bike race
Owner was great to work with! He kept us updated via email and answered all our questions. Cottage was cozy and filled with everything we needed - even a cheese grater! We loved our stay and will recommend this cottage to friends.
The cottage is right next to the river Eystri Rangá (1km from Hotel Ranga) which is one of Iceland´s best salmon fishing rivers. Salmon fishing in the river can be arranged for guests, if booked in due time.
The village of Hvolsvollur is only about 3 km away. There you‘ll find a swimming pool, a supermarket, a gas station, a liqueur store and restaurants.
Below is a list of the approx. driving distance to some main attractions:
- 30 minutes from Skógarfoss
- 1 hour from Þingvellir National Park
- 1 hour from Geysir and Gullfoss
- 3 hours from Jökulsárlón
- 15 minutes from Seljalandsfoss - waterfall
- 1 hour from Þórsmörk (only accessable on 4 wheel drive vehicles)
- 3 hours to Skaftafell National Park