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Beautiful location in the unspoiled Central South Iceland - Giljaland G-24

Bedrooms 1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights



Giljaland G-24

Duplex cottage G-24 is new build 2014

Accommodates 2 adults and one child / small adult.

One double bed and one upper bunk bed 70 x 190 cm.

About the property

Giljaland Accommodation

Our cabins are located in one of the most beautiful part of Iceland on a 140 hectares of land, in between the two big glaciers Vatnajökull and Myrdalsjökull. The cabins are 3 hour drive from the city of Reykjavik. Located in the south, south east part of the country in a beautiful Icelandic countryside, centrally located to the most sought after attractions in this part of the country and the central inland. G-46 cabin has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 comfortable. G-42 have 2 bedrooms. One double bed, one single bed and one bunker, sleeps 4 adults and one child comfortably. G-24 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably . G-22 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably .Access to washing machine and dryer is available at no extra cost. Internet connection. The area is very beautiful and peaceful but there is also an easy access (within 35 kilometers) to many kinds of activities and services, for example swimming pool, fishing, shop, restaurant, golf, & healthcare service. Distances :Landmannalaugar 65 km. Lakagigar 40 km. Dyrholaey 60 km. Vatnajökull National Park 100 km. Glaicer lagoon 180 km. Eldgja 30 km. Cabins can be rented all together or separately.

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Sigurdur Olafsson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Sigurdur Olafsson

We, Þuríður (Thury) and Sigurdur (Siggi) are a married couple for 49 years, have four girls and 9 grandchildren, we are born 1945 and 1949. We are partly retired. Our land property is 140 hectares = 345 acres. We bought the property 17 years ago and started to build a summer cottage. We have now build a living house and are staying here all year round.

Our land is 50% naturally grown woodland of wild Icelandic willow and mountain birch. In the other half we have planted more than 100.000 tree seedlings, mostly Alaska Pine, Alaska Spruce, Siberian Larch, Icelandic birch and Rowan.

Sigurdur Olafsson purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Sigurdur Olafsson chose Southern Region

We are very found of our land, in our eyes it is the most beautiful spot in the world. It is sheltered but have great view over a beautiful Icelandic countryside. If we take a walk few hundred meters up on the hill above us we have a panorama view inland and of the two big glaciers in the south; Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is ideally located if you like to explore south east Iceland. West boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park is only 30 km to the north of us and stretches more than 300 km to the east. Bus stops only few hundred meters away every morning, driving the mountain trail to Eldgjá and Landmannalaugar and comes back same evening. All major attractions in the south east are within 1 1/2 hour drive from us.

Available Rentals

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Payment at arrival in ISK (Central Bank rate EUR - ISK.)
Bed linen and towels are included in price.
Free WiFi.
Final cleaning is 50 EUR .
Taxes included.


Southern Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • Bedroom with double bed and a upper bunk bed. (70 x 190 cm)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Giljaland G-24
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Best cottage ever!

  • 5 of 5

Siggi was really nice and welcoming. The cottage was spacious and cosy :)

The landscape is wonderfull, peacefull, the light is amazing. And the Nothern lights...!

Thanks again Siggi for your warm welcome and kindness!

We'll come back with pleasure!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Giljaland. The views are breathtaking and cabin itself is designed very efficiently and homey. The weather was so perfect that we even had a day on which we used the bbq and ate outside. Lots of thanks to Sigurdur.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was great

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Small but gorgeous!!!

  • 5 of 5

We, a young couple with our baby, have absolutely nothing negative to tell about this accommodation! The owners are very nice, in the cottage we found everything we need, we were provided a baby cot directly without the need of asking for it. The cottage is clean, and we especially liked the wooden walls etc. The view from the terrace is gorgeous! Thank you, Siggi and Thury, we definitely like to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and were really sad to leave. Fantastic place to stay in a great location. This is a new property, just built this summer and was perfect for the two of us. It has one bedroom with a queen bed and a loft bed above it so a family of three would be comfortable. The bathroom was small but very usable with good storage. There is a small sitting area and a small kitchen with two burner stove and a refrigerator. We cooked all of our meals and were pleased with the cookware that was available. They even had a coffee machine and coffee. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio each morning and night to look out over the beautiful property. It was very quiet and peaceful. We stayed in three different places while we were on our 12 day trip in Iceland and this was our favorite. Owner was very friendly as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Highlight unserer Reise

  • 5 of 5

Super tolle Unterkunft. Herrliche Lage, geniale Ausstattung. Wir hatten u.a. einen kompletten Regentag hier, aber aufgrund des gemütlichen Hauses konnten wir prima entspannen.

Die Eingangstüre zu Trockner und Waschmaschine sind auf der Parkplatzseite bei jedem Doppelbungalow, die Eingänge jeweils über die Terrasse. Deshalb haben wir die Geräte nicht gleich gefunden, weil es für den grauen Teil so aussieht, als sei diese Eingangstüre der Eingang zum braunen Bungalow.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
480 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
49 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Well equipped family owned cabins ideally located in Central South Iceland, with beautiful countryside view within a short distance from most sought after attractions in South and Central Iceland such as Landmannalaugar 60 km, Lakagigar, 50 km, Eldgja 30 km. Vatnajokull National Park 40 km, Vik í Myrdal 45 km, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 35 km among many others unforgettable places in the neighborhood. By walking or driving 600 meters up on the hill above the cabin there is a panorama view to the big glaciers in South Iceland. Main mountain trails to the inland pass 1km from the cabins. Bus to Eldgja and Landmannalaugar stops only 700 m from cabin. Every morning and back same evening. Bus to Laki every day from Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (Middle of June to September)

3 cabins rented together or separately


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