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Thomas Seiz

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, icelandic

Exclusive villa opposite Akureyri

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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16'000 m2 land, steam bath, hot tub, grill, exclusive equipment

This exclusive villa is very well situated just opposite Akureyri. It is rented by celebrities but also by other people who enjoy the location and the high standard of the house. It was built by the Icelandic architect Fanney Hauksdottir in 2006. It was recently refurbished with high-quality equipment such as ReVoX audio equipment as well as with attractive materials such as walnut, shale and glass.

The house is surrounded by a 16'000 m2 garden and a security fence. An alarm system and cameras ensure safety for the guests. Any kind of additional service is available on request.

During winter snow drifts may block road access to the house. The road to our fence and the driveway is not maintained during winter time. In this case a short walk (400 meters) is necessary. If you have difficulties with this, have a look at our house Leifsstadir:

Please note that this is a strictly non-smoking environment.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Thomas Seiz (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, icelandic


based on 22 traveler reviews

Exclusive villa opposite Akureyri
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Amazing modernist house, all amenities, including steam bath. Photos don't even live up to it, fantastic views and excellent landscape. Great hiking out the back door. In July, 'sunset' (not really) lasted for two hours over mountains seen from livingroom (took many, many photos). Short drive to town, great food and shopping. Many museums, hiking, whale watching and horseback riding options nearby. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Just so you know, no TV, but who needs it with views like this one. House is very clean and well maintained. Weather can be iffy in Iceland (any time of year), but that is par for the course. We were two older adults, two younger and a teenager, all agreed best trip ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this feedback, it is much appreciated. We do hope you can come back one day!
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Lucky to Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

You are indeed a lucky person if you get a chance to stay in this perfect house. The photos and description are 100% accurate. The caretaker was welcoming and very helpful. Our only problem was finding the reason to leave the house to explore northern Iceland. If you do get out, we recommend whale watching out of Dalvik; we saw three humpbacks. Also, really enjoyed several sites around Lake Myvatn (nature baths), and Godafoss waterfall. The Herring Era museum in Siglufjordur is amazing. We want to return to this remarkably beautiful home in winter to see the Northen Lights.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice Feedback. You are always welcome back. To be in this house during winter time is very cozy, the view to Akureyri is nice. To see Northern lights from the house it is however often too bright. You need go further out in the Fjord where there is less artificial light. We are looking forward to host you again.
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House was adequate; contract was not

  • 2 of 5

We were there during a three day snowstorm. The rental company refused to plow the driveway. It does specify this refusal in the rental contract. We managed to dig through three to four foot drifts to get out the first two days. However, by the third day the only access road to the driveway drifted shut (a distance of 500 meters) and was impassable with our 4 wheel drive. When we asked why the access road was not plowed, we were told it was private and we would have to pay 100-300 euros to have a local farmer plow the road. The rental company told us that we should have left our rental car at the T intersection 500 meters away and walked through drifted snow to get to our driveway and house. This is not stated in the rental contract. We needed to get to town on the third day to pick up a prescription for someone who spent the prior evening in the emergency room with a terrible rash that she noticed after our first evening in the house. We received an email in Reykjavic (on our way home) that we owed 100 euros, which we ignored, because we had left the house in order as stated in the rental contract. I was surprised to receive a registered letter from the rental company dated May 31 claiming I ignored two email requests for payment of the 100 euros and the case was being referred to a collection agency. Also, the house is showing age. There was a large hole in the plaster in the basement where we were told water had leaked; the seal on the front slider was loose and wind whistled through the house; the frame on the back slider was broken, and the shade in one bedroom was ripped. I don't want to be that ugly American, so I will pay the disputed amount. There are many lovely homes to rent in Akureyri. I cannot recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. Many things must go wrong until somebody is writing things like this. We are not perfect and we make our mistakes. Sorry for this. We hope you find your perfect place next time. Thank you for the various hints and especially for paying the bill!
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Awe Inspiring

  • 5 of 5

To say that this house is one of the best in Iceland is to significantly undersell it: it is one of the best houses in Europe. We spent a week there, and felt that we were living in the lair of a particularly charismatic Bond villain. Everything is to the highest possible spec; the views are beyond astonishing; and Akureyri itself a delight. If you are ever in any doubt as to whether Northern Iceland, and particularly this house, has anything to offer, cast them aside. We holiday regularly, are nearly fifty and our week here is the best holiday we have ever had. My only regret, as it is quite the most romantic place in the world, was that we took the kids along(!).

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we have been more than pleased with this Feedback. Thank you for staying at our house. You are always welcome to stay again at the house - with or without your children. Have a look to our other houses, they are no less charismatic than Hrafnabjörg...
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  • 5 of 5

Du rêve, cette villa est magnifique, un très beau mobilier, de très belles prestations et une vue a couper le souffle. Très bien placée vers le centre ville mais offrant un calme très appréciable. Vraiment très très bien. Certainement la plus adresse en Islande.

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  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Distanz - Nähe - Licht - Ruhe - Schweben - Träumen

  • 5 of 5

Distanz - Nähe - Licht - Ruhe - Schweben - Träumen

Die Grosszügigkeit des Hauses widerspiegelt die Weite der Landschaft und die Helligkeit des nordischen Lichtes.

Durch die Lage über dem Fjord und gegenüber Akureyri fühlt man sich in den überhohen Räumen mit den grossen Fensterflächen wie auf der Brücke eines Luxusschiffes, welche man auch durch den Fjord gleiten sieht. Man fühlt sich in der Wärme des Hauses geborgen und hat gleichzeitig den Eindruck Mitten in der Landschaft zu schweben.

Das Wolkenspiel im Verlaufe des Tages und der Lauf der Sonne verändern die Farben der Landschaft so, dass man auf dem Sofa vergisst weiter zu lesen.

Die guten Tipps des Vermieters helfen auch sich lukullisch schnell in Akureyri zurechtzufinden. Die vorgeschlagenen Ausflüge geben einem einen umfassenden Einblick in die vielfältige Natur.

Fazit: Vorsicht wir kommen wieder


  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Akureyri, Hlidarfjall
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

The house Hrafnabjörg is one of the most attractive houses in Iceland. It is located on a hill just opposite the city center of Akureyri with a magnificent view to the fjord. The short distance to the city, the opportunities for trips and the standard of the house are one of it's kind.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$208 **
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,361 **
Sep 17 2017 - Jun 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$208 **

Additional information about rental rates

Bed linen, towels $ 6 per person per night
Cleaning $337

Vorheizen, Instruktion und Reinigung (obligatorisch) 300 Euro pauschal
Bitte beachten Sie, dass dies eine Nichtraucherunterkunft ist.

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Northeast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , view to the fjord
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , steam bath
  • Bathroom 1 and bedroom 1 are one unit. Bathroom 2 is for bedrooms 2 and 3. Bathroom 3 is near the steam bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that this is a strictly non-smoking environment

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