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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had the most wonderful stay. The cabin is perfect for two and has beautiful views. If you want solitude this this the place. However you can get to the ring road in about 15 minutes and to the interior. Maja was a perfect hostess and even gave us one of her Icelandic horseshoes for a gift for a wedding we are going to. I would totally recommend this and would stay here again.
Our 2nd visit to Iceland and loved Nordunes cottage!
We stayed at Maja's cottage "Sel" 2 years ago and this time stayed at her cottage "Nordunes" during our recent trip to Iceland. We are still talking about the great location, and how Nordunes was so cozy, comfortable and warm in Icelandic winter conditions in March! We did also have some great weather and saw the Northern Lights from the cottage which was spectacular. Maja is a great, friendly host with wonderful advice about Iceland, and we highly recommend her cottages!
Fantastic and Sublime(in a storm!). Will not forget.
Really great experience. Wonderful little house and beautiful setting
Charming, cozy cottage
We absolutely loved our stay in this charming, cozy cottage. It is an ideal location for day trips to the Southern region of Iceland. Maja, the owner is both delightful and helpful with all aspects of trip planning. We did 2 of her recommended day trips and were able to see geysers, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and a glacier. We also spent an afternoon riding the Icelandic horses at a nearby ranch. I recommend this property- you will not be disappointed.
This cabin is an absolute dream! Perfect location with the most gracious host you’ll meet!
The minute we pulled up to the cabin, we started planning our next trip! The location is amazing and the cabin had everything we needed and more. We have never slept so soundly! If you’re interested in this cabin-book it! We woke up one morning to a flat tire and panicked. Maja came to our rescue within a matter of minutes! This says everything about the kind of host she is! Absolute perfect experience! Cannot wait to go back!!!
Charming little house
That's the first impression upon arrival, and it remained through my stay. The place is a 12 km / 7.5 mile drive from the main road and surrounded by sheep and horse pasture, so it's quiet and there is little light pollution at night. The house itself is in good maintenance. You're responsible for your own cleanup, so help the next guest by keeping the place clean. The kitchen is small and has no oven, but is otherwise fully equipped for cooking. Recommended.
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.