Beautiful Cottage with Geothermal Heat at Uthlid Close to Geysir

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Last updated: 07/30/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Iceland Cottage is located near Geysir and Gullfoss and is just over an hour's drive from Reykjavik, in the heart of Iceland's Golden Circle. Ideal for couples, families and small groups, this traditional pine cottage on the beautiful Uthlid farm sits on over an acre and is an excellent base for your Iceland vacation. Bathe in the geothermal waters and enjoy walking the trails on the expansive lava fields that surround the cottage.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    single is bunk...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    single is bunk...moreless

  • 2 cots available in loft for additional guests

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Cottage is typical Icelandic. Pine interior with basic amenities and large deck with panoramic views, hot tub and over an acre of land with lava formations. Very peaceful location with access to farm amenities....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    View of Hekla Volcano and mountains behind cottage...moreless

  • Rural:

    On a rural farm just 5 km from Geysir...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:

    Heated by geothermal water...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room, adjoining kitchen, leads out to deck and is furnished with a couch, chairs and table...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Parking area in front of cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Available at the Rettin on the farm....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen with electric oven, stove and refrigerator...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck with hot tub that can be set up for dining and has views over valley below and out to Hekla....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole golf course is 2 km away across Route 37...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    About an acre of lava field with birch and look outs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool with hot pot is 1 km down mountain at the entrance to the farm....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot pot with fresh geothermal water that constantly cycles....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


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Holiday periods between December 21-January 3 and April 19-25 are $1,175/wk
A deposit of 50% of the total amount of the rental is required to confirm your reservation. If we have not received your deposit within 14 days of the date of your inquiry, your reservation will be cancelled.

There is a 50% cancellation fee on the total rental for cancellations made more than 60 days prior to your arrival date. There is a 100% cancellation fee on the total rental for cancellations made 60 days or less prior to your arrival date. If we are able to re-rent the cottage for the entire rental period, there will be no cancellation fee, but a 10% administration fee will apply on the total rental. No deposits will be refunded unless a replacement rental is obtained.

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140 Miles
Nearest Airport
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Rettin, Uthlid Farm
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Uthlid Golf Course
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Rettin, Uthlid Farm

Car: Necessary

Situated on Uthlid farm in south iceland an hour from Reykjavik. 5 min drive to Geysir. 10 mins to Gullfoss and Laugavatn. 30 min drive to Thingvellir. 2.5 hour drive to Landmannalaugar and Snaefellsnes. 3.5 hrs to Skaftafell. 4 to Jokulsarlon. Views of Hekla volcano, Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Farm has restaurant, swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails, store, gas pump and 9-hole golf course.

Other Activities: Rafting, off-roading, photography

Golf: 9 Hole Golf Course on Uthlid Farm


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Owners Ian Cross and Josette Bonafino are creative entrepreneurs and adventurers who love to travel and experience amazing locations and cultures. They fell in love with Iceland in the late 90's and fulfilled their dream of owning a cottage back in 2001 when they revisited the Uthlid farm. Ian and Josette have been involved in a number of creative projects in Iceland including the animated movies Anna and The Moods and Legends of Valhalla - Thor. In 2003 they took a group of young inner city Philadelphians to Iceland to work on a collaborative project with Icelandic teenagers. Based in Philadelphia they own and run a design and technology firm I-SITE, a student travel firm Culture Quest Tours, an arts-based nonprofit The Multicultural Youth eXchange and an entertainment venue, The Trestle Inn. Ian and Josette, lovers of volcanic destinations, also own a villa on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
Uthlid is one of the most sought after destinations in South Iceland for renters. Close to Geysir, Gullfoss and many other attractions, the farm has amazing view of the mountain and surrounding countryside and is still close to towns like Selfoss and Laugavatn.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage is a wonderfully private location beautifully nestled in a lava field unlike many other nearby cottages that are in exposed area. The cottage is furnished simply and has a private hot tub and deck area with beautiful views. The cottage is close enough to the farm store but far enough away up the mountain to be quiet especially during the summer months. It sits at the trailhead that access trails across the lava fields to the mountains and Bruaraskord 9km alway with its beautiful waterfall and views out to Langjokull.

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Speaks: english



  • Cottage


  • Deck with view out to Hekla

    Deck with view out to Hekla

  • Geothermal hot pot

    Geothermal hot pot

  • Loft with views out to moutains

    Loft with views out to moutains

  • Lava formation next to cottage

    Lava formation next to cottage

  • Hiking trail by cottage

    Hiking trail by cottage

  • Photo project in lava fields behind cottage

    Photo project in lava fields behind cottage

  • Iceland Cottage in Summer

    Iceland Cottage in Summer

  • Kitchen and breakfast bar

    Kitchen and breakfast bar

  • Main bedroom

    Main bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • behind cottage looking down to valley

    behind cottage looking down to valley

  • Northern Lights above cottage

    Northern Lights above cottage

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015

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