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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Selfoss cabin description

In the middle of the golden circle!

A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • There are two bedrooms in the cabin, one with a double bed and the other with a semi-double. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Toys
          • Video Library
          • Video Games

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Ruins
          • Volcano
          • Water Parks
          • Waterfalls
          • Zoo

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Waterfront
          • Water View
          • Golf Course View
          • Mountain View
          • Resort
          • Mountain
          • Lake

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Dining
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Wood Stove:

                Outdoor wood stove...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Internet:

                Wireless, Pay-as-you-go Router...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Fireplace:

                Indoor wood stove...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Pantry Items
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Golf

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool
               

              Reviews

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              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              €127
              €786

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €145
              • Final cleaning €100
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Location

              80 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Keflavik International Airport
              20 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 1
              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
              50 Kilometres
              Nearest Ski
              Bláfjöll
              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs

              Car: Necessary

              IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (20 min. away from several major attractions in South Iceland)

              There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately a 20-min. drive.

              The cabin will be equipped with a hot tub from the beginning of July 2013.

              The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.

              There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kiðjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant that serves the area.

              There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.

              Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. This lake is only five min. drive away from the cabin.

              There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean on the other side of Selfoss.

              Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

              It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: My two sisters and I are Icelandic, all brought up in Iceland, although I presently live in Norway. We divide between us the work in renting out the cabin. I do the paperwork, everything that can be done over telephone and email, and they do the practical things that depend on one being locally situated. My sisters drive up to the cabin in between guests to change sheets and do the final cleaning. We take two weeks off the calender in June to do maintenance. We varnish (parts of) the cabin every summer and this upcoming spring (2013) we plan to make the veranda bigger and we will be installing a hot tub on the veranda.

              Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
              Our father, who was disabled, built this beautiful log cabin in the summer 2004, and our late stepmother furnished and decorated the cabin. She had an exceptionally good taste and an eye for detail. After our father's untimely death in 2009, my two sisters and I came into possession of the cabin. We decided to rent it out, partly because of the economic crisis, and partly because we would like to share this beautiful cabin with other people. We are extremely proud of the cabin and our father's achievements. This is the perfect cabin for people who want to experience a personalized cabin with its history, including the history of the people who built it and their descendents.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.


              Contact us

              Speaks: norwegian, swedish, danish, english

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              Photos

              • In the middle of the Golden Circle

                In the middle of the Golden Circle

              • Newly Varnished in the summer 2011

                Newly Varnished in the summer 2011

              • Summer 2013 – The New 75 m2 Veranda, with New Furniture and Jacuzzi

                Summer 2013 – The New 75 m2 Veranda, with New Furniture and Jacuzzi

              • The dining area

                The dining area

              • The living room

                The living room

              • The master bedroom

                The master bedroom

              • Bath room

                Bath room

              • The Weber – three configuration grill

                The Weber – three configuration grill

              • Hestvatn – Free angling, only five min. drive away from the cabin!

                Hestvatn – Free angling, only five min. drive away from the cabin!

              • Geysir – 45 min. drive away

                Geysir – 45 min. drive away

              • Thingvellir, Iceland's oldest and most visited national park, 30 min. away

                Thingvellir, Iceland's oldest and most visited national park, 30 min. away

              • Christmas in the cabin

                Christmas in the cabin

              • A beautiful summer day!

                A beautiful summer day!

              • The cabin seen from the road

                The cabin seen from the road

              • The view from the patio

                The view from the patio

              • The kitchen

                The kitchen

              • The fireplace

                The fireplace

              • Second bedroom

                Second bedroom

              • Bath room cabinet

                Bath room cabinet

              • Softub Jacuzzi

                Softub Jacuzzi

              • Hrunalaug Natural Hot Spring – Half an Hour Drive!

                Hrunalaug Natural Hot Spring – Half an Hour Drive!

              • Gullfoss – 45 min. drive

                Gullfoss – 45 min. drive

              • December 2011 – a beautiful sunny day in the winter snow

                December 2011 – a beautiful sunny day in the winter snow

              €127 per night (EUR)
              13

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/05/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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