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Peaceful Location & View Onto Volcano Hekla, Ideal for Trips to Sights in South! - Nordurnes

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Selfoss house description

(If your dates are already booked please check out our new and third cottage Sel: listing nr. 2052798, http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2052798 or http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2052798)
We offer 2 separate cottages for rent: they each stand peacefully by themselves and afford great views onto volcano Hekla, the mountains and the surrounding pastures. Cottages 'Nordurnes' (for 2-4 persons) and 'Bjalli' (for up to 4 persons) are well equipped, cosy and in a scenic location on our 130 Hectare. On our land we also have horses, an outbuilding and our home, all generously spaced out for privacy and views.

Ideal location for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!
The nearest pool is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good riding stable is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: www.herridarholl.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 20 bird species around the house and on our 130 hectares. Feel free to roam around! There are paths on our 130 hectare and you are welcome to explore and greet the horses.
In winter you can see NORTHERN LIGHTS!

Nordurnes: Selfoss Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 535515ha

Through the separate entrance room you enter the one room cottage and take in the views into the landscape and onto volcano Hekla. The bright room has a double door onto the deck and large windows. The kitchenette functiones well and you can enjoy the view onto Hekla from the dining table. The seperate bathroom has a shower and WC. Up the 'chicken ladder' and you reach the open sleeping loft with 2 low beds (we can add 1 mattress if you wish): it is cozy here and in wintertime you can look straight out into the night sky and - with a little luck!- enjoy the NORTHERN LIGHTS! The sofa downstairs pulls out into a bed (140cm wide). Around the house are open countryside and horse pastures. You have your own piece of Iceland here! (The other cottage Bjalli is 700m away and cannot be seen from here.) Information on day trips provided!

Property Type

  • House
  • 32 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children should be oldl enough to safely manage the steep chicken ladder up to the sleeping loft....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • upstairs loft: 2 twin/ single

            1 mattress can be added...moreless

          • Sleeping couch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeping couch is 140cm/56 in....moreless

          • Upstairs on the sleeping loft (up the chicken ladder) there are 2 low beds, it is comfortable for 2, or 1 plus mattress (upon request). Downstairs is a sleeping sofa (140cm wide, queen size). Bed linen provided. During winter you need just a little luck and you could see Northern Lights, from your bed! Ideal spot as there is no ambient lighting in the area. The house is well insulated and heated and very cozy in fall and winter, see recommendations!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Towels included, (also bed linen and tea towels). There are public pools in all neighbouring villages, the nearest is in Laugarland (6km) with hot pot and steam room. Opening hours in the house....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The kitchen is compact but well equipped. Garden furniture is on the terrace. Excellent drinking water directly from the tap, it doesn´t get better than this! Children love sleeping upstairs in the loft. They have to be old enough to climb up the chicken ladder savely. Maps of the region and tips and info on things to do and day trips are in the house! CD player and radio, playing cards, candles. Self catering but some essential herbs and spices are in the house. On our land of 130 hectare there are some horse pastures and walking paths which you are welcome to explore, streams and migrating birds nesting everywhere during summer: BIRDWATCHING! During winter you need just a little luck and you could see NORTHERN LIGHTS. Ideal spot as there is no ambient lighting in the area. We gladly give you any advise or assistance while you are staying here!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          General

                          • Living Room
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Parking
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Internet:

                            free WIFI...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Linens Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Kitchenette

                          Outside

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Garden furniture on the deck with a view onto volcano Hekla....moreless

                          • Wood Deck
                          • Terrace
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            wide open landscape around you...moreless

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Hauptsaison ´14
                              May 16 - Sep 14, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              €110
                              €715

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Herbst 2014
                              Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €90
                              €585

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Winter 2014/15
                              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €80
                              €520

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Fruehjahr 2015
                              Apr 1 - May 15, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €90
                              €585

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Sommer 2015
                              May 16 - Sep 14, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              €120
                              €780

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Herbst 2015
                              Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €90
                              €585

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

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                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              HANDTUECHER UND BETTWAESCHE INKLUSIVE!

                              Nach isländischer Sitte verlassen Sie das Haus so sauber wie Sie es vorgefunden haben, falls Sie Endreinigung bevorzugen, bezahlen Sie 50,- Euro zusätzlich.

                              1/3 des Mietpreises wird bei Buchung faellig, der Rest spaetestens 4 Wochen vor Anreise.

                              Ankunft ab 16.00, Abfahrt bis 12.00 (falls nicht anders vereinbart, flexibel wenn keine Vor- bzw. Nachmieter)

                              HANDTUECHER UND BETTWAESCHE INKLUSIVE!

                              Nach isländischer Sitte verlassen Sie das Haus so sauber wie Sie es vorgefunden haben, falls Sie Endreinigung bevorzugen, bezahlen Sie 50,- Euro zusätzlich.


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                              Last updated: 07/26/2014
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                              Location

                              135 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Keflavik
                              65 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Landeyjarharbour, 30 min. to Westman Islands
                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              beach
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Hella
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Hella
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Hella

                              Car: Necessary

                              The cottage is in an idyllic & quiet setting approx. 14km from the main ring road nr.1. In 7 km you can reach the next swimming pool and also a very good riding stable (www.herridarholl.is). This is an ideal starting point for all sightseeing in the south of Iceland. Information on trips are in the house: 1. Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss,Thingvellir, 2. Blue Lagoon & coastal road, 3. Skogar waterfall & farm museum, Vik & black beach, bird cliffs, 4. Hekla museum, Thjofafoss waterfall, along the foot of the highlands to the replica of one of the first settlements on Iceland, archeological site Stöng. 5. There is a new ferry harbour (65km away) and you can be in the WESTMAN ISLANDS within 30 min ferry ride. Detailed information in the house!

                              IN summer you can take a day trip with the highland bus to the hot springs at Landmannalaugar (dep. Hella) or to Thorsmörk.

                              Eyjafjallajökull & volcano Hekla and more can be seen from our land on a clear day! Northern Lights approx. Sep. - Apr

                              Golf: There is a 18 hole link course near Hella and a 9 hole golf course in Selfoss. Both approx. 30 min. drive from the house.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About the owner: Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home!

                              Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
                              Nordurnes and Bjalli are each situated on their own in spectacular landscape: a cosy retreat with views onto horse pastures and mountains, volcanos and glaciers. And all that in an ideal location for trip to the sights of south Iceland, into the highlands and out for riding tours in summer… and the hour drive to Reykjavik ( 80km) over the pass Hellisheidi is always a scenic experience.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The atmosphere in Nordurnes and Bjalli is very peaceful and you are in touch with nature and the surrounding landscape. The idyllic setting with its views onto volcano Hekla and the mountains keeps surprising you! The next pool and the next riding stable is only 7km away.


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                              Speaks: english, german, icelandic

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                              Photos

                              • Northern Lights over Nordurnes

                                Northern Lights over Nordurnes

                              • Northern Lights in early fall, Bjalli and the tip of Hekla.

                                Northern Lights in early fall, Bjalli and the tip of Hekla.

                              • Bjalli: Living area, view to Hekla and deck

                                Bjalli: Living area, view to Hekla and deck

                              • Nordurnes: Dining with view onto vulkano Hekla

                                Nordurnes: Dining with view onto vulkano Hekla

                              • Nordurnes: Sleeping loft, NORTHEN LIGHTS?

                                Nordurnes: Sleeping loft, NORTHEN LIGHTS?

                              • Nordurnes: Sleeping sofa

                                Nordurnes: Sleeping sofa

                              • 'Winterland' and icelandic sheepdog 'Skinna'

                                'Winterland' and icelandic sheepdog 'Skinna'

                              • Bjalli and volcano Hekla

                                Bjalli and volcano Hekla

                              • Winterwonderland and volcano Hekla

                                Winterwonderland and volcano Hekla

                              • Bjalli and volcano Hekla

                                Bjalli and volcano Hekla

                              • Geysir 'Strokkur' in winter

                                Geysir 'Strokkur' in winter

                              • Volcano HEKLA, spring and fall: great views!

                                Volcano HEKLA, spring and fall: great views!

                              • Nordurnes: Living area, view to Hekla,door to deck

                                Nordurnes: Living area, view to Hekla,door to deck

                              • Nordurnes: Dining with view onto volcano Hekla

                                Nordurnes: Dining with view onto volcano Hekla

                              • Bjalli: kitchen, compact but very functional!

                                Bjalli: kitchen, compact but very functional!

                              • Bjalli: Bedroom downstairs, Heklaview

                                Bjalli: Bedroom downstairs, Heklaview

                              • Bjalli: sleeping loft with 2 comfortable beds

                                Bjalli: sleeping loft with 2 comfortable beds

                              • Bjalli and Hekla in summer

                                Bjalli and Hekla in summer

                              • Nordurnes seen form the horse pasture

                                Nordurnes seen form the horse pasture

                              • Northern LIghts

                                Northern LIghts

                              • Bjalli, volcano Hekla and our herd of horses.

                                Bjalli, volcano Hekla and our herd of horses.

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