About the property
- House516 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Cozy and peaceful cottage with beautiful views! NORTHERN LIGHTS in winter!
(If your dates are already booked please check out our new and third cottage Sel: listing nr. 2052798, http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2052798 or http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2052798)
We offer 2 separate cottages for rent: they each stand peacefully by themselves and afford great views onto volcano Hekla, the mountains and the surrounding pastures. Cottages 'Nordurnes' (for 2-3 persons) and 'Bjalli' (for up to 4 persons) are well equipped, cosy and in a scenic location on our 130 Hectare. On our land we also have horses, an outbuilding and our home, all generously spaced out for privacy and views.
Ideal location for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!
The nearest pool is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good riding stable is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: www.herridarholl.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 20 bird species around the house and on our 130 hectares. Feel free to roam around! There are paths on our 130 hectare and you are welcome to explore and greet the horses.
In winter you can see NORTHERN LIGHTS!
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- english, german, icelandic
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Southern Region
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.
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Secluded retreat with all the amenities
In April, My wife and I stayed in Iceland for our honeymoon. Before arriving, Maja sent us a list of directions and travel itineraries for our stay. After picking up our rental car, we followed her suggestions, and took a very scenic drive to the cabin. Upon arrival, the cabin was heated and very clean with all the necessary amenities. Shortly after, we met Maja who was very friendly and communicative. The next day, we followed her travel itinerary and had some great views of waterfalls, glaciers, and black-sand beaches. That night, we witnessed the elusive Northern Lights from our cabin window. My wife and I had an enjoyable stay and would definitely stay at "Bjalla" again!
We were very happy with the accommodations. We had everything we needed. Maja was available for questions and when our rental car wouldn't start. We were able to view the Northern Lights from the warmth of the cottage. If we ever go back we will be staying here again.
We were able to take amazing pictures of the northern lights. Beautiful cottage. Highly recommend.
Perfect spot to relax and be still after a day of exploring!
We just spent the week at Bjalli and we want to go back! It was close to so many of the things that we wanted to see in southern Iceland but out of the way so we didn't hear traffic or see people unless we chose to. It was clean and offered plenty of space for our family of four. We loved that there was a kitchen and fridge so that we could prepare our meals and sitting space to read and reflect in the evening after day trips. Maja had amazing ideas of things to see and great directions on how to get to some of the out of the way things we probably wouldn't have seen. She gave my wife a great location where she could buy some Icelandic yarn and offered to be available if we ever needed anything. Well worth it, we are planning our off-season trip!
A friend and I spent three nights in April and absolutely loved every moment. It was wild and windy weather for the most part, with some periods of sun. Beautiful views everywhere. The cottage was warm and cozy and had everything we needed to be comfortable, to cook and just relax. Maja was a lovely and attentive host, before and during our trip. Can't say enough about the wonderful stay we had at this beautiful location. Highly recommend.
Warm and homely
Excellent isolated location, very warm, and homely, comfortable cottage. Maja is very helpful with information of places to visit. We will definitely return one day.
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.
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Additional information about rental rates
HANDTUECHER UND BETTWAESCHE INKLUSIVE! Nach isländischer Sitte verlassen Sie das Haus so sauber wie Sie es vorgefunden haben, falls Sie Endreinigung bevorzugen, bezahlen Sie 60,- Euro zusätzlich (bitte bei Buchung angeben), keine weiteren Nebenkosten.