Luxury family cottage only 30 min from Reykjavik

Ganze Unterkunft

6 Gäste

3 Schlafzimmer

5 Betten

Ganze Unterkunft

6 Gäste

3 Schlafzimmer

5 Betten

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Two story custom built family cottage (100m2) with spectacular views, large patio with whirlpool, small yards and big natural garden with small streams in a safe and quiet gated cottage area in a beautiful valley in Hvalfjordur. Only 30 min drive from Reykjavik city limit and close to a number of tourist attractions like the Golden Circle.
Cozy and comfortable; a perfect getaway for couples, adventure spot for families and groups of friends. Amazing Northern Lights frequent when dark at night.

Die Unterkunft
Badezimmer: 1
Schlafzimmer: 3
Betten: 5
Check-in: Flexibel
Check-out: 11:00
Art des Zimmers: Ganze Unterkunft
Eigenständiger Check-in: Schließfach


Zusätzliche Personen: 10€ / Nacht bei mehr als 5 Gästen
Reinigungsgebühr: 82€
Wochenrabatt: 10%
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Die Unterkunft

The cottage is fully equipped and has wooden panels both on the outside and inside, and laminate floors (tiles in bathroom).
A large patio is all around the house with e.g. a whirlpool (hot tub), patio set, and a large gas grill (barbecue).

Ground floor has 1) an entrance with closets for overcoats, cleaning supplies etc.; 2) an open dining and living area with a patio door, dining table, sofa/sofa table, buffets, and a fully equipped open kitchen; 3) large family room with a flat screen TV, a DVD player and multi-media hard drive, leather corner sofa/sofa table, toy box, and a desk/office chair with a computer available to guests; 4) kids bedroom with a bunk bed, bedside table, closet, bins with toys, and a container full of LEGOs; 5) bathroom with a large shower and laundry area (washer and dryer); and 6) bedroom with a large bunk-bed (lower bunk 120cm, upper bunk 90cm) and a chest of drawers.

The second floor has a large (master)bedroom with a sloping ceiling, a California King size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, and a balcony with a small patio set.

Seven comfy pillows and comforters with sheets, and a few blankets are in the house. Beds have protective sheets. Large and small towels.

For infants/toddlers: Two Tripp trapp chairs (no straps), IKEA high chair, two playpens (travel cribs/beds) with infant sized pillow/comforter/sheets and soft blankets, infant swing, kids tableware, bibs, stroller (front with a seat for infant/toddler, back for standing toddler/young child), stepping stool, potty, toilet insert, infant bath tub and hooded towel.

Fire extinguishers (up- and downstairs), fire escape ladder for balcony, first-aid kit, fire blanket, vacuum cleaner, small hairdryer, iron/small iron board and much more is available to guests.

Natural/organic hand soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower soap, washing liquid, dishwasher detergent and cleaning supplies are available for guests.

The kitchen has good storage space, and e.g. a microwave, oven with a ceramic stove, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, blender, toaster, coffee maker, boiler, digital scale, bowls, pots and pans, kitchenware for around 8-10, a shelve with spices and a few other things for cooking that guests are welcome to use as well as a drawer with foils, bags etc.

We have board games, playing cards, books, etc. in the cabinets that the guests are welcome to use.

The only closet "off limit" is the one in the TV room where we store our private things, and the one above the microwave in the kitchen. The storage area under the house is also off limit.

Zugang für Gäste

The last 7 km, after you turn into Miðdalur, is a gravel road so please drive carefully.

The cottage has a private parking area with gravel for 2-3 cars, different sized yards; one for playing/dining surrounded by a hedge with a small bridged stream running through it, one with two swings, and one with a fireplace and steps down into the natural garden that is fenced and has four small streams merging into one. Perfect for kids to play in and around.

In August both blueberries and crowberries grow wild and by the kitchen garden rughbarb also grows wild.

A kids playground, and a football/soccer field is around a 5-10 min walk from the cottage, inside the gated area.

A trash can is on the patio, and containers just outside the mobile gate.

Interaktion mit Gästen

We live in the city but can always be reached by phone, text messages and email with anything that comes up, questions or concerns.

A mobile phone that we provide is used to open the gate. See directions and House Manual (that you get access to when we accept your reservation) for details.

Die Nachbarschaft

Spectacular Northern Lights (aurora borealis) can be seen frequently during winter (or after it gets dark at night sometime in August).

The cottage area is in a beautiful valley (Eilífsdalur = Eternal Valley in Miðdalur = Center Valley) with small family farms, roaming livestock, large mountains, waterfalls, rivers, creeks and a number of hiking opportunities.

The fjord (Hvalfjordur = Whale Fjord) is spectacular and can be seen from the balcony (not the ocean during summer because the trees have grown so tall) and from the hills and certain parts of the road behind the cottage, and is only a few minutes drive from the area.

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is only a 30 min drive (city limit); 40-45 min to the city center in good driving conditions.

Keflavik, the International Airport, is a 70-80 min drive (89 km) in good driving conditions.

A small store called Kaffi Kjós (Café Kjos) - open during weekends in Apr-May and every day during the summer - is in the next valley (East) by Meðalfellsvatn (Medalfell-lake), a 12-15 min drive.

Meðalfellsvatn (Meðalfell is the name of the fell/small mountain) is a beautiful lake with trout and salmon where the public can fish for a small fee.

The closest gas station and a small convenience store (Kjalarnes) is a 15 min drive towards Reykjavik. The closest (heated) swimming pool - not fancy.

The closest large supermarket/town (Mosfellsbær) is a 25-30 min drive (towards Reykjavik) with e.g. one of the nicest outdoor (and indoor) swimming pools in Iceland (Lagafellslaug) with three slides, several hot tubs and more. Open all year.

One of the most famous salmon rivers in Iceland, Laxá í Kjós is a 10 min drive (East).

The tallest waterfall in Iceland, Glymur is in the bottom of the fjord. A famous hike trail (Leggjabrjótur) starts there (22,51 km / approx 3 hours).

The national park, Thingvellir (a part of the "Golden Circle") is a 40-45 min drive.


A regular car is needed. No public transportation.

During the winter (November-March) a 4-wheeler / CUV on winter tires (preferably with studs) is strongly recommended.

Winds can reach 50m/sec, snow can get deep and icing on roads make them slippery.

Weitere wichtige Infos

It is very important that you read the House Manual before you arrive since it includes arrival instructions.

There we attempt to explain everything that we feel is important for you know so that you can make the most out of your stay.

Rauchen verboten
Nicht für Haustiere geeignet
Keine Partys oder Veranstaltungen
Check-in-Zeit ist flexibel

This is a family owned cottage that we designed and built ourselves with the help of carpenters in 2008-2009. We expect guests to take good care of it. No more than six guests are allowed.

The cottage will be cleaned by us but you should leave the house in the order it was when you checked in, tableware washed, trash in the containers that are located just outside the mobile gate, and the hot tub securely strapped.

Please do not wash the linens (sheet sets). If you need to change them please use the spare ones in the cabinets/drawers and inform us so we can plan accordingly. We are very particular about how, with what and on which program and temperature they are washed :-)

During the winter you should NOT turn the heaters all the way down when you check out. If temp goes below 0C (32F) the water in the pipes could freeze and the pipes explode.

More details in the House Manual that you get access to when we have accepted your reservation.



Wenn du bis zu 5 Tage vor deinem Aufenthalt stornierst, erhältst du eine volle Rückerstattung, inklusive Service-Gebühren.


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60 Bewertungen

Genauigkeit der Angaben
Nutzerprofil von Johan
April 2017
Very complete accomodation. No need to bring extra items. Solid house and furniture, very clean. Good help when our arrival was delayed to the middle of the night. This place is very recommendable, also for family with children.

Nutzerprofil von Amy
April 2017
Our family of four (2 adults and 2 children) had the pleasure of staying at Oddny and Palmi's beautiful cottage for five nights in late April. The cottage is light and spacious and offers the most stunning view of the mountains surrounding it...we would have been content just to stay in for the duration of our time in Iceland! Lucky for us, the Golden Circle is within convenient access from the cottage so we were able to drive to most attractions on this route. Oddny has been the most helpful and delightful host, and is always prompt with answering all our questions. We are thankful for her recommendations as well as local insights that made our holiday so enjoyable. Oddny has also anticipated our children's needs and made their stay all the more delightful with toys and such. As parents to young children we were pleased to find thoughtful little touches like child-size hangers and step stool at the cottage. We would not hesitate to recommend Oddny and Palmi's beautiful cottage/chalet to any family looking for a secluded yet convenient location from which to explore south-west of Iceland!

Nutzerprofil von Paula
April 2017
This house is warm and cosy. It has everything you need to stay and is fully equipped. The beds were very comfy and shower lovely and hot with good pressure We enjoyed the hot tub although we weren't lucky with the weather, and didn't see any northern lights Next time... It's quiet and isolated with breathtaking views Hosts were awesome

Nutzerprofil von Chris
April 2017
Great house with gorgeous views. The hosts were very welcoming and communication was easy. Our whole family felt at home here and we were able to unwind and relax. We would definitely stay again.

Nutzerprofil von Jo
April 2017
A brilliant stay for five friends looking for a relaxing break with amazing scenery. The house had everything we needed and more. Managed to see the northern lights from the hot tub on our last night. Location is beautiful, added a bit of time onto most of our journeys but totally worth it. Nearby roads can be tricky if you're not used to driving in the snow so just bare that in mind when you're booking your rental. The host was great at communicating even when I had last minute issues with my account.

Nutzerprofil von Debbie
April 2017
The cottage was by far one of my best experiences of airbnb. Before our stay we were given so many tips and advice for our holiday on amazing walks, locations and general local advice. The cottage was easy to find and an ideal location. We were amazed at the cottage on arrival that exceeded our expectations and even better than the photos inside and out. The cottage was spacious and had all the amenities needed and we were even lucky enough to see the northern lights from our hot tub our first and second night. We will definitely be coming back.

Nutzerprofil von Victoria
März 2017
What a place! My boyfriend and his mother and i had an amazing 4 days in the cabin. We arrived in a blizzard at night meaning we couldn't see any signs for the directions. Luckily we had taken note of the latitude and longitude which guided us there. Once through the gate headed to the cottage it was difficult to find at night in the snow but oddny was contactable the whole time to help. The cabin was a welcome sight when we arrived. In the morning we enjoyed amazing views we couldn't see at night, you're surrounded by huge snow covered mountains and you feel like your right out of the tourist areas. The house was well equipped with toiletries, plenty of food in the pantry (spaghetti, coffee, popcorn, jams etc). We ended up coming in twice as eating out is expensive and found everything we needed in the kitchen. We had a nice night in the family room watching a film, which was nice and cosy. We were worried we wouldn't get to use the hot tub as the weather was so bad, but on the last night we got to sit out for an hour and enjoy the views! Perfect. I'd love to go back to the cabin and would highly recommend it!!

Kópavogur, Island · Mitglied seit Oktober 2014
Nutzerprofil von Oddny AnnaOddny Anna ist ein Superhost.

Mom of three wonderful boys (11, 9 and almost 3), Foodie, Organic Enthusiast, Environmentalist, Animal Protectionist and Consumer Rights Activist.

Former Managing Director of an organic/natural products distributor, today a Manager for Environmental, Community and Public Health projects for the second largest supermarket chain in Iceland, KRONAN.

Married to Palmi Einarsson, an industrial designer that runs his own design house, Geislar hönnunarhús, in Reykjavik ((URL HIDDEN)

Enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially in our wonderful cottage that Palmi designed and built in 2008 with the help of carpenters.

A couple of years ago, a few months after our youngest son was born, we decided to share our cottage with people from all over the world to help cover the cost of running two homes. A true "win-win" situation, especially since it has worked really well so far :-)

You can find me on LinkedIn.

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