Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, Nature and Animals
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
In Iceland it’s illegal to rent out house/apartment to visitors without having necessary licenses. This is to ensure the safety of tourists and to make sure they receive what they are paying for. The Health Authority, Fire Department, Sheriff and Building Supervisor have to give consent so house/apartment get license.
We at Hofdatun are pleased to say that we have permission from those parties and are fully licensed vacancy house. Certificates are at display for our guests verification.
We are also very pleased to say that our guest get good discount of rental cars from Geysir rental cars in Keflavik airport
THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSE with 8 akers of land is in the heart of south Iceland. It only takes 15 min. to drive to nearest town, Selfoss and 50 min. to Reykjavík or Thingvellir national park. Then its ideal to take the golden circel tour and drive to Gullfoss and Geysir. All around the old Geysir are more spouting hot springs, such as the ever lively Strokkur (the butter Churn), which erupts every 3-5 minutes.
The house and its surroundings is wonderful in all seasons.
At Hofdatun is a chicken coop so every morning you get fresh eggs for breakfast. During the summer time there is also 6 very gentle Icelandic horses one the field nest to the house. You can take supervised riding tours on them. During the winter you can meet with the horses in their winter fields or in the stable. In the winter riding tours are arranged at nearby horse rental. We also have 4-6 pregnant mares that will give birth between june 1 and august 25 2013. Witnessing a birth of a foal is something you will never forget!
In the garden you get fresh vegetable and herbs during the harvesting season. In the garden you also have large hot tub that is wonderful to bathe in winter as well as summer.
In Hofdatun are 4 bedrooms where 7 adults can sleep. Baby beds can be provided free of charge.
The view from Hofdatun is very wide, you can see the volcanic Islands Vestmannaeyjar as well as Ingolfsfjall and Eyjafjallajokull
In South Iceland you find all kind off entertainment. Among many other things you can enjoy art in museums and galleries, take a walk in prehistorical places or go surfing or river rafting (for the brave one!).
Keywords: house, farm, horses, nature, golden circel,montain view, volcano's, relax, peace and quiet
- Vacation Rental
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- 'Horse riding is awailable and the horses live close to the house' 'Chicken coop so the guests can get them self fresh eggs for breakfast' 'Fresh herbs and salad in the garden during harvesting season' 'Bedsheets, blankets and other bed comfort are provided' 'Towels and hand soap are provided, also washing powder for dish washer and washing machine' 20% discount of scoupadiving (http://dive.is/)...moreless
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Lake View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- On New Year´s Eve its tradition in Iceland to light a Elf Bunfire who has to burn the whole night. Icelanders believe that on New Year´s Eve Elf´s move from place to place, this fires are keept burning the whole night to help them to find theyr way and also to welcome them to live at your place. At Hofdatun we honor this old tradition and on the picture side you can see picture of the Elf Bonfire we had last New Year´s Eve. It´s simply magical to stand next to the fire, with a little imagination you can feel the presence of the Elf’s around you whispering their thanks to you :) During the summer you have the horses grasing next to the house, you can go riding them, petting the or even witness the birth of a foal. The summer of 2013 we are expecting some 5-6 foals! To witness a birth of a foal is something you will never forget :) ...moreless
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Good Memories for Lin Family (post at flipkey.com)Guest comment entered by owner
Good Memories for Lin Family (post at flipkey.com)
Farm house in Hofdatun is a very good place to stay. My family are 8 people totally to live there in May. It let us feel like a real home in Iceland. All of us all like there and enjoy it. The house is big, confortable and fully equipped. Especially, there is a friendly house owner, she showed us her farm. And let us get closer with the sheeps and horses, we even saw the lambs born and have a chance to ride the horse. Everything was amazing for us. In addition, we also could pick up the eggs by ourselves and for free. Anyway, it is really a wonderful place to live there and worth to stay. We can't forget it easily.
- Guest Alice
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 06/18/13
Perfect In Every Way! (Posted at TripAdvisor)Guest comment entered by owner
Perfect In Every Way! (Posted at TripAdvisor)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 NEW Hofdatun near Selfoss was the perfect getaway for my husband and me. The house was great-- It was comfortably appointed, with a serious kitchen (including a KitchenAid mixer!), a luxurious bathroom (the bathtub was huge and had jacuzzi jets), and a living room with big picture windows (=beautiful night and day views). It was nice and quiet. Location is excellent; house is very close to town of Selfoss (with two grocery stores), a wonderful woolen goods shop, and Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvallir National Park. Hostess Thorey is the best--she's very knowledgeable and helpful.; she introduced my birdwatching husband to *the* Iceland bird book (which he later found in English) and suggested various "must-sees" within driving distance of the house and also to the south. She shared her delightful Icelandic horses, sheep (and one lamb), chickens (and their delicious eggs) and dog hosts, Snula, Tumi and Adorable Puppy. All in all, a wonderful stay. This is perhaps the nicest house and host we have ever rented. Thank you, Thorey!
- Guest Sarah
- Date of stay 04/19/12
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
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Excellent house in great.. (posted at TripAdvisor)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 NEW Stayed here with 3 friends for 4 days, and I would thoroughly recommend staying here! Thorey was very friendly and happy to help in whatever way. Also got us a discount on our car hire, which was very useful as a car is absolutely necessary. The house itself is spacious and clean with everything you need, and is in a great location. Reykjavik is about an hour by car and it is close to the Golden Circle. We spend one day driving all the way to Jokulsarlon lagoon, stopping off at Vik and several waterfalls and galciers on the way. This is absolutely worth the long drive and the location of the house means it is doable in a (long) day.
- Guest Mark
- Date of stay 04/05/13
- Review Submitted 04/30/13
Incredible! (Posted at TripAdvisor. com)Guest comment entered by owner
Incredible! (Posted at TripAdvisor. com)
The house accomodations are great & are suited for a larger group of travelers. My purpose of this trip was to horse ride & I couldnt have asked for a more perfect hostess. Thorey & I went on two rides. The second day for seven hours which was the most memorable time I have had in Iceland! It was incredible to fall asleep at night with the horses right outside the bedroom window listening to their soft "neighing" throughout the night. It was magical. Looking forward to returning.
- Guest Tracy
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
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5 out of 5 Great place, it's a shame we could stay there only 1 night. My daughter (9) said it was the best day in her life, and she is desperate to come back next year! She loved the horses (especially the baby-horse!), the dogs, the hens, etc. The house is very spacious and very well equipped, you really feel home there. Special thanks to the owner - Thorey. She was very welcoming, showed us around, cooked dinner for us (leg of lamb - delicious!). And even took care of sending back to Reykjavik our camera that we left there. And we were really impressed to see the Russian flag on when we came to the farm! (Thorey has got it somewhere and put it on for our visit! :)
- Guest Ludmilla
- Date of stay 08/06/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
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Hofdatun, Selfoss, (374875) Date of Stay September 23, 2012 Helpful votes:0/0. Four of us booked into Thorey's place and can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was. We were initially greeted by the Canadian flag flying on the flag pole and then the owner herself. Loved spending time with the horses and the home had everything you could ever need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The kitchen and bath are amazing. The location is a great base for many wonderful sites in Iceland. We would highly recommend this place to anyone.
- Guest Sandra
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
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We are very happy to stay in this house for 3 days all the family (6 persons). Very good welcome, plenty of kind attentions. The place is well situated, quiet, the house is very large, very well equiped and clean. Go in then "chicken house" to have fresh eggs to prepare your breakfast A place to stay in the South-West of Iceland
- Guest Chloé
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
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Encore un grand merci à Thorey pour son accueil exceptionnel et sa grande générosité. Sa belle maison aux prestations récentes est en pleine nature, très propre et bien tenue. Les lits sont confortables, la salle de bains est très jolie. Thorey propose aussi des repas qu'elle prépare à la demande. Nous sommes arrivés tard, la table était mise pour nous et nous avons dégusté le meilleur agneau de notre vie...Confitures maison à ne pas rater (la confiture de carotte est divine!!!). De plus les chevaux sont magnifiques, c'est un paradis pour les animaux. Une adresse inoubliable que je recommande vivement.
- Guest Elisabeth
- Date of stay 08/07/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
We had a fantastic time here - what a brilliant home from home. Four bedrooms, dining room, really well-equipped kitchen, great lounge and a bathroom to die for!! And loads of treats from Thorey when we arrived which was so unexpected and lovely. And Thorey was amazing when another of our accomodations fell through and I called up and at very short notice she was more than happy for us to arrive a day early which I'm so grateful for - with three young children we weren't sure what we were going to do! Of all our time in Iceland my son, age 5, said this was his favourite time. He loved going to collect the eggs in the morning to cook up for breakfast. And all of the children got to ride the beautiful horses - what an experience. One of our days here it rained constantly and it was so nice to have such a cozy place to retreat to - we ventured to the supermarket for supplies and came home to cook up some food and eat delicious Icelandic cake and drink coffee while the children played. I am so, so pleased to have found this place and Thorey was just so lovely to deal with. We really hope to return and I will recommend this to anyone coming to Iceland who wants to get a real experience of this beautiful country.
- Guest nichola w.
- Date of stay 09/02/12
- Review Submitted 09/13/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Its was all my pleasure Nichols. I hope to see you all again
Great stay at a great house in South Ic..homeawayGuest comment entered by owner
Great stay at a great house in South Ic..homeaway
HomeAway You Have a Review Hofdatun is an ideal house to rent as it is in a great location. One can daytrip here to Reykjavik to the west to as far away as Jokulsarlon to the east. We can't say enough about the house and the property. It exceeded our expectations.The house was very nice,spacious, and fully equipped with everything you would need. There was also a huge movie collection to choose from after a long day of sightseeing.Thorey was a great hostess as she took our family out to the pasture to see the horses and even got one to "pose" with my 1 year old granddaughter. I would certainly stay here again if I came back to Iceland and I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is considering coming to this part of Iceland.
- Guest Larry and family
- Date of stay 09/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
150 € per night (mai 21 2013-sept 30 2013) 130 € per night (okt 1 2013-dec 15 2013) X´mas and New Year 2013, please contact owner 130 € per night (jan 11 2014-mai 10 2014) 230€ per night (mai 11 2014-june 26 2014) 450€ per night (june 27 - july 7 2014) 230€ per night (july 8 2014-sept 30 2014) For every one week stay you get one night free (for 7 nights you pay 6 nights)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Beach: beach at 15 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I´m 40 years old and was born and raised on a farm next to Hofdatun Vacation House. I live in the garage appartment with my 2 dogs and cat. My favorite hobby is horse riding and breeding. I love to take my guests horse riding and share some folks storys from the area with them. Its been so grate to get to know all the people thats been staying in the house since june 2011. My guests have been from U.S.A, Spaine, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, Finland, Greenland and Iceland. As you can see if you reed the rewievs on Home Away my guests are very happy with everything, both the servise I provide, the location of the house, the house it self, the animals and the nature.
Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
This is where I lived as a childe and I belive this is the most beautiful and wonderful place in the world. I wonted to live close to all my wonderful childhood memorys
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet is the first words that comes to my mind. During the summer time all you usually hear is the bird singing and ocasionally sheep bleat or horses whinny. Then its the horse riding, I love to ride on the bank of the grate river Thjorsa in the midnight sun. Whatching how my mares is doing and when they give birth to a healty foal is wonderful. In the winter the northern lights and all the bright stars in the sky are astonishing. Its also grate to stay inside with hot chocolate, reeding a book while the snow blizzard is outside.
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One of our grate breeding and riding mare with her new born
Summer at Hofdatun, this are some of the riding horses that our guests can ride
Spacious and bright master bedroom, with walk-in closet
Bright and spacious bedroom with 2 single beds/one double bed and garden view
Our beautiful dining room, georgious mountain view inclouding volcanos as Hekla
Beautiful and spacious bathroom with massage bathtub and shower
Most popular area in the garden
The chicken coop,there you get fresh eggs every morning!
September and Oktober with all its colurs is amazing!
Our newest family member, she was born on june 5, 2012
In the kitchen you will find everything you need to make anything you like
Second master bedroom, spacious and bright with garden view. TV and DVD
One persone bedroom, bright and spacious with garden view
The living room, spacious and comfortable. Stereo,TV, VCR and DVD
Its so good to relax in this large massage bathtub after a long day
Elf Bonfire at Hofdatun last New Year´s Eve. Old tradition to welcome the Elfs
Everyone love hot tub :) :)
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