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Sigurdur Olafsson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

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

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


South Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Ideal central location in South Iceland - Cabins have official rent out licence

The cabins are family owned and 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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Details for Giljaland G-24 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Cottage G-24 is new build 2014

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sigurdur Olafsson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

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 Iceland

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.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Giljaland G-24
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes arrivés à Giljaland G-24 le 22 juillet et nous avons trouvé ici la meilleure location de tout notre séjour en Islande mais probablement même de tous les endroits que nous avons visités auparavant. L'endroit est absolument magnifique, il faut le voir pour le croire. Après quelques kilomètres de route et de piste, on arrive dans une vallée verte, reboisée (rare en Islande) et on trouve cette cabane grise, en bois, qui semble flotter au dessus du mer verte. C'est très isolé, sur la piste 208 qui mène à Landmannalaugar et donc très très calme. Il n'y a pas de voisins, si ce n'est la maison des propriétaires (un peu plus haut) et la cabane marron qui jouxte la notre mais qui sont bien séparées. L'intérieur de la cabane est décorée avec goût et le bois omniprésent est très chaleureux. On a l'impression d'être dans un petit cocon, c'est génial. La chambre est très belle, simple, mais avec un lit au dessus du lit double qui était parfait pour notre petite fille de 3 ans. Elle a adoré ce lit et dormir au dessus de papa maman était génial. La salle de bains est très bien équipée et très agréable. Notre fille a adoré la douche avec les jets d'eau ! La cuisine est très bien équipée (il manque juste une passoire pour égoutter les pâtes mais on en a pratiquement jamais vu en Islande...) et le salon est petit mais très agréable. La vue depuis la cuisine et le salon est magique, il n'y a pas d'autres mots. Je n'avais jamais mangé avec une telle vue, vraiment. Malgré la sensation magique d'isolement, on capte ici très bien Internet et il y a même la télé par satellite avec les infos de Skynews comme dans les plus grands hôtels de ville !

Nous avons passé trois nuits ici et nous en sommes très heureux. Nous avons pu faire la route 208 en bus 4x4 jusqu'à Landmannalaugar et c'était une expérience inoubliable tant la piste est belle avec traversée de rivières, neige, paysages époustouflants.

Notre seul regret : ne pas avoir rencontré nos hôtes qui habitent pourtant juste au dessus de la cabane. Je leur ai demandé par mail si on pouvait venir les voir mais ils n'ont jamais répondu, ce qui m'a assez déçu.

Vous pouvez venir les yeux fermés dans cet endroit magique, vous ne le regretterez pas. L'endroit est fabuleux et vous vivrez une expérience unique.

Merci à Siggi !!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
480 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 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


Rates & Availability

South Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late summer 2017
Aug 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $56
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 24 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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