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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport

Bedrooms 3
Space 979 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious and light 91 m² house, ocean view, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 pers.

Þorkelsgerdi II is a 91m² renovated farmhouse located by the ocean in the peaceful and sparsely populated Selvogur. The house is spacious and light, has 3 bedrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, living room and bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a big dining table for 8 people or more. Children friendly with indoor and outdoor toys. Big, comfortable sofa in the living room. TV and DVD and a selection of books and games. Ocean view from the windows and 2 min. walk to the beach where seals and birds can be watched. Patio with gas grill, table and 8 chairs. Huge lawn, perfect for outdoor activities such as football, softball, Frisbee and kite flying.

Perfect either for the activity filled family vacation or the romantic getaway!

The Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is an hour's drive from Selvogur.

Seltún: Some 25 km from Selvogur (about 25 min drive) is the famed Krýsuvík geothermal area, Seltún, with its amazing solfataras, boiling mud springs, blowing steam vent and astonishing palette of colour. Just a few minutes’ drive from there are the stunning Krýsuvíkurberg cliffs, where sea birds by the thousands nest and the rolling waves of the Atlantic crash against the rugged shore. Both are examples of amazing natural beauty.

More Details

Steinunn Gísladóttir
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Southern Region Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 979 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
High chair available on request. Golf clubs available on request.


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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Modern, secluded, & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you hope a beach house will be! Super close to the water, stocked with books, cooking utensils, even a little extra coffee to help with the first day transition. Cute little church down the road, restaurant across the street, and a responsive owner who helped with a little ferry ride issue. The 5 seals laying on the rocks was a great touch!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD


  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, appealing location.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Beautiful summer house

  • 5 of 5

This farm house was a great find for us and perfect for the family of 5 (it could easily fit a bigger group with 4-5 kids and 4 adults). The location was ideal for our day trips - we even drove 4 hours one way to see Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and it was worth it! On the way there, there's a town of Vik with black sand beach, lava fields covered with moss... Convenient to Golden Circle and Vestmannayejar Island where you can see puffins. The house is very clean and well stocked. We also loved the way it was decorated. It has everything a family might need for vacation. Steinunn and Fridrik were wonderful during the whole process - open, friendly, generous. We would love to return one day :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

Remote location but close enough to major sites. The horse farm next-door was a sweet surprise and the beach, although rocky offered a beautiful view. There's a lighthouse on one side and an old church on the other with an interesting legend. Excellent location for northern lights and ducks for bird watching.

The rooms were cozy with beautiful views, and plenty of maps and books for your use. The owners were very helpful and provided quick responses.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Lovely house as described.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, views, and secluded location!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! The winds were very strong but the home was warm.

  • 5 of 5

Watching the horses next door play was wonderful and the walk to the beach and church were cold and windy, but beautiful! An excellent location to see all the stars!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Landeyjahöfn (to Westman Islands)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Þorkelsgerði II is located in Selvogur in the county Ölfus on the south coast of Iceland. The house is situated on a big lot by the ocean, with birds and seals as neighbors. Nearby is the famous Strandarkirkja, an old church which is believed to have special powers to aid success or good luck, an old lighthouse and a small coffee house that is open in the summertime. Selvogur is 15 min. drive from the town of Þorlákshöfn, where you´ll find a swimming pool, a golf course, shops, restaurants and medical facilities. A further 15 min. drive is to the villages of Eyrarbakki og Stokkseyri, which are famous for their seafood restaurants and museums.

Selvogur is perfectly situated for day trips to The Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir, Jokulsarlon and other attractions in the south of Iceland.

The Þorlákshöfn Golf Course, is one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Iceland, with spectacular ocean view.

The swimming pool in Þorlákshöfn has indoor and outdoor pools, along with hot tubs and waterslides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $11 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.