Nordurnes ( double click on photos for description)
With a view onto volcano Hekla
- english, german, icelandic
About Maja Siska
Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home!
Maja Siska purchased this House in 2005
Why Maja Siska chose Rangárþing ytra
Nordurnes and Bjalli are each situated on their own in spectacular landscape: a cosy retreat with views onto horse pastures and mountains, volcanos and glaciers. And all that in an ideal location for trip to the sights of south Iceland, into the highlands and out for riding tours in summer… and the hour drive to Reykjavik ( 80km) over the pass Hellisheidi is always a scenic experience.
What makes this House unique
The atmosphere in Nordurnes and Bjalli is very peaceful and you are in touch with nature and the surrounding landscape. The idyllic setting with its views onto volcano Hekla and the mountains keeps surprising you! The next pool and the next riding stable is only 7km away.
Children allowed - Ungesicherte Huehnerleiter nach oben!Ungesicherte Huehnerleiter nach oben!
No pets - Tiere dürfen nicht nach Island mitgenommen werden.Tiere dürfen nicht nach Island mitgenommen werden.
Max guests: 3
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Felt so welcoming here. A perfect cosy retreat to get away from it all in stunning surroundings. All the sights still easily accessible so best of both worlds!
Stayed at Maja’s place nearly a week and that was one of our favorite trip so far
House was very comfortable and warm even in stormy weather
Would love to come in summer as well
Very good experience, maja the landlord is very helpful
We enjoyed staying in this place , very calm and relaxing, it get a bit difficult to drive to the first time because there is no street light whatsoever and the wind ,the fog and the snow make it very difficult
Unbelievable and northern lights
Mama’s cottage is so sweet and cozy. The best place to see the northern lights for sure- every night of the 3 nights we stayed!
We also made her lamb stew high was such a delicious meal.
Our trip to Iceland was phenomenal because of our stay at Nordurnes.
It was perfect. Just as described on the listing. Warm and cozy. It was a wonderful cottage to return to after a day of hiking. Northern Lights were beautiful. Hope to visit again! Thank you so much!
The cottage is in an idyllic & quiet setting approx. 14km from the main ring road nr.1. In 7 km you can reach the next swimming pool and also a very good riding stable (www.herridarholl.is). This is an ideal starting point for all sightseeing in the south of Iceland. Information on trips are in the house: 1. Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss,Thingvellir, 2. Blue Lagoon & coastal road, 3. Skogar waterfall & farm museum, Vik & black beach, bird cliffs, 4. Hekla museum, Thjofafoss waterfall, along the foot of the highlands to the replica of one of the first settlements on Iceland, archeological site Stöng. 5. There is a new ferry harbour (65km away) and you can be in the WESTMAN ISLANDS within 30 min ferry ride. Detailed information in the house!
IN summer you can take a day trip with the highland bus to the hot springs at Landmannalaugar (dep. Hella) or to Thorsmörk.
Eyjafjallajökull & volcano Hekla and more can be seen from our land on a clear day! Northern Lights approx. Sep. - Apr
Golf: There is a 18 hole link course near Hella and a 9 hole golf course in Selfoss. Both approx. 30 min. drive from the house.