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The center of earth, Hellnar, Snæfellsnes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

The accommodation offers 100 square meters on two floors and can comfortably house up to 6 people. There are 3 separate bedrooms on the upper floor along with a sleeping sofa, located in the informal TV/DVD corner. The cottage also offers fully equipped kitchen (with dish washer) and dining facilities. Bathroom with a shower and a washing machine/dryer combo. Garden furniture and a gas grill are also provided.

All guests are expected to clean the house and wash the bed linen before they leave.

Permanent property number (fastanúmer eignar): 229-5938

More Details

Freyr Olafsson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time!

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities.

The property was warm, cosy,clean and well-maintained.

The owner provided good customer service,

We would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

We liked the silence, clean fresh air, beautiful skies, sunrise and sunset, sea, glacier,surroundings, black stones and coffee and warm apple-pie in the small coffeehouse.

We'll be back,

Group dottirs, Sandra Ilbrink/Susan Karsten
Oct 2012
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West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • skiing


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The center of earth, Hellnar, Snæfellsnes
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 10 reviews

very comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal location to visit the Snaefellsness peninsula plus, from the house, there were beautiful views in all directions. The kitchen is well equipped and we appreciated having some basics like tea , sugar and oil already available in the house. The beds are very comfortable and the house is spacious for 5 adults. This comfortable home will remain engraved in our memory, as will the stunning scenery of this region.


  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wonderful cottage With a fantastisc view

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Haus und Umgebung sind toll , leider funktioniert das Reinigen vom Vorgänger nicht

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist lichtdurchflutet. Es ist schön eingerichtet, alles ist vorhanden und sehr großzügig geschnitten.

Es liegt liegt in einer wunderschönen Umgebung, die viel zu Bieten hat.

Leider mussten wir bei unserem Bezug noch die Wäsche vom Vorgänger abhängen, das Bad, die Küche und das Wohnzimmer putzen. Das war sehr ärgerlich und hat die Stimmung für das Haus getrübt. Eine Nachricht an der Vermieter hat nichts gebracht. Er hat sich nicht weiter gemeldet.

Das Haus müsste regelmäßig vom Vermieter von Grund auf gereinigt werden. Da es für jemanden, der nur wenige Tage dort wohnt, nicht zumutbar ist alles so sauber zu hinterlassen. Es liegt eine dünne Staubschicht auf allem.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A place where the songs of birds rule.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking forward to our stay at this cottage in Hellnar and it did not disappoint. It was a wonderful get-away into peace and quiet. The setting of the house is spectacular with the mountain on one side and the sea view on the other. The sound of the many birds is all that interferes with the silence.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La tranche sur mer France

la maison parfaite !

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison, on a était agréablement surpris quand on a ouvert la porte! La décoration est tres chaleureuse, on a cru habiter chez quelqu'un! Il y avait une guitare, des livres, des dvd, des cd, pleins de plaids douillé etc.. on a vu des aurores boreal durant notre 1er nuit c'etait magique! On avait comme vu avant la mer avec ses levés et couchés de soleil et comme vu arriere la montagne. Ce lieu est tres paisible. Je pourrais en parler longtemps.. alors je n aurais que deux mots : je recommande! Ah oui seul petit bébole, le voisin de 2 maisons derriere qui gare sa voiture juste devant ta fenetre.. apar ca tout parfait!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Cozy and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and home base of Hellnar. The cottage was as described. Very comfortable and accommodating for our family of four. The mattresses are excellent. The kitchen is well equipped and stocked with basics like olive oil, salt, pepper some spices, coffee, sugar etc. This makes cooking so much easier! The only caution I would give is that the stairs to the second floor a cross between a ladder and stairs. Not a problem for us but if you have mobility issues or toddlers, it might be hard to get to the second level where the bedrooms are.

There are a lot of things to do near Hellnar, so it is a good base to see the peninsula. There is also a very helpful information office just next door. You can learn quite a bit about the area there as well as get maps for hikes.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
245 Kilometres
Keflavík airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hótel Hellnar
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Hótel Hellnar and Fjöruhúsið
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of the Snæfellsjökull National Park in a brand new luxury cottage, located only two hour drive away from Reykjavik. The spectacular nature at Snæfellsnes peninsula has often been referred to as the center of the earth and became world famous after Jules Verne described it in his book “A Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

The setting offers a variety of things to do such as: beautiful hiking trails, whale watching, sailing around various islands, historical placed, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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Guest pay full amount when booking via a bank wire transfer. Details on transferring payment will be sent by request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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