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Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Winter And Summer Holiday, 45 Min. Drive From Reykjavik

Sogsbakki is a new modern 3 bedroom luxury villa located in Grimsnes, a 45 min. drive from Reykjavik and 30 min. drive to Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir. The property has a modern design and is very well equipped in every way; its surrounded by terraces, with sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue (gas), garden furniture and a basketball court. There are three bedrooms, spacious living room, dining for area for 12 people, kitchen, bathroom and washing room. In the area there are number of golf courses, swimming pools, hiking trails, fishing rivers and other exciting things. The nearest restaurant is only 5 min. walk away.

Property Manager
Elin Thorsteinsdottir
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Elin Thorsteinsdottir

My name is Elin, I'm married and have two sons. I grew up in Iceland but have also spent considerble time abroad in relation with my work and studies (Denmark, France, UK and China).We love travelling in Iceland and abroad. We care greatly for our summerhouse and it's the best place we know to enjoy with our family and friends. Absoulutely the best place to relax and get in touch with nature which surrounds the place. We put great trust and faith in those who choose to rent our place and we do our utmost to maker their stay as enjoyable as possible.

Elin Thorsteinsdottir purchased this villa in 2008

Why Elin Thorsteinsdottir chose Southern Region

This beautiful summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from your everyday life both summer and winter. It's luxurious and beautifully designed. It's located 30-45 min. drive from many of Iceland's most popular places and surrounded with hiking trails and just few minutes walk from a river.

What makes this villa unique

The beautiful surroundings and the overall design of this place is irrisistble and makes you feel welcome, relaxed and secure. During the summer you can enjoy the 24 hr light and the during the winter the Northern lights in the complete darkness. After a long day looking at beautiful sights you can relax in the sauna and make a delicious meal in the very spacious and well equipped kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were welcomed home in a very friendly way by Elin and her partner. They picked us up at Ikea and showed us the way to the house so that we could not get lost. It is a very nice and comfortable house located at a quiet and idyllic place . It is very well equipped. We very much enjoyed the generously built Finnish sauna, however, we could unfortunately not use the nicely placed hot pot next to the house due to the snow and freezing weather. The house is ideal for visiting interesting touristic places, especially the Golden Circle and is at the same time very close to Selfoss where you can find all shops needed for your stay in Iceland. Also, there are excellent restaurants in and around Selfoss. Overall a very good place and ideal for families or smaller groups of friends.
Mar 2016
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Southern Region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with Queen size bed, two other bedrooms also with Queen size beds. Sofa in the living room which can be used as a bed for one person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
Sogsbakki is the perfect getaway place to enjoy with your spouse/family/friends both winter and summer. It provides the opportunity to relax and unwind; go for a walk, enjoy the sauna, cook some great food. Drive for 20 minutes and experience some of the most known wonders of nature in Iceland, go for a outdoor swim, play golf and dine in some of the country side restaurants in the area. Enjoy what Iceland has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
average rating of 4.894737 based on 21 reviews

It was so great. Many thanks!

  • 5 of 5

It was so great. Many thanks! One of the best houses we have stayed in so far. Many greetings and see you soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our villa. Glad you enjoyed it. Welcome back :) Cheers Elin
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Oasis of serenity

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house that is very well equipped. Location is great, less than 45 minutes to most golden circle sights. Kerid is 7 minutes away! Also only about 15 minutes from Selfoss which has all the stores you need. We enjoyed the hot pot almost every night and saw the northern lights every night with a spectacular show the first night, like what you see on tv. We were celebrating our first anniversary and this was perfect, surrounded but beauty and peace. Elin was a great host, made sure we were comfortable in the house and have great suggestions on things to do. Iceland has a very special place in our hearts now. We can't wait to go back and hopefully soon since Icelandair and WOW are soon starting non stop service from our airport. Thanks Elin, for a wonderful home and allowing us to enjoy the peace and beauty of your great country.

-Pam and Jason

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam and Jason, It was pleasure meeting you and having you staying in our villa. Thank your for sharing the experience of your stay in Iceland, so beautifully written in our guest book :) If you ever want to come back, you know where to find us. With kind regards Elin
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Great location for golden circle

  • 5 of 5

Great house for visiting SW of country. Well equipped with everything we wanted. Very good to have some food basics too. Outside shower was wonderful, even in the chilly mornings. Overall we would recommend property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-designed home in an unforgettable location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights. Elin went out of her way to meet us, get us familiarized with everything, and providing suggestions for things to do. She was responsive and helpful.

It is a stunning, elegant home. We loved the sauna, outdoor shower, and "hot pot." The beds were comfortable. The house was immaculate. The kitchen was gourmet. And water from the tap is better than any bottled water you've ever tasted. We walked on the paths around the home every morning. And major attractions on the Golden Circle are within easy driving distance. We had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Len and family, It was pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for leaving the house so tidy and clean. Hope to see you again. Cheers Elin
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Clean, open, spacious, with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in Iceland. I think this house is even prettier than the pictures. It was clean, beautifully furnished, and well maintained. We cooked several meals at the house; the grill, appliances, pans, dishes, and silverware were nicer than what I use at home.😀? The location was ideal as it was close to Reykjavik and convenient for varied day trips to volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and the ocean. Elin, the owner, was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives considering a trip to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family, It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for these kind words. It makes us extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sogsbakki. If you decide to come back to Iceland you know where to find us. With best regards Elin
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Wonderful location and excellent house

  • 5 of 5

The property is nothing short of excellent, exactly as pictured and described. It is extremely well appointed and maintained with all fixtures and fittings at a very high quality. You can really tell that Elin really takes a pride in her villa.

Elin met us at the property and was there even though we arrived just a little early. She took the time to explain everything in the house and how the 'hot-pot' pool, outside shower and the sauna worked. We loved all of these and especially the outside shower which we used every day. :-)

Elin took the time to suggest some local highlights and sights we might wish to see together with local restaurants and shops.

We were also provided with a local mobile phone that opened the gates but which Elin said we could also use in case we needed to contact her or make local calls.

The house is in a good location for visiting the highlight sights in the Golden Circle and the 'hot-pot' and sauna were great to come back to and relax in after a day of sight-seeing.

Only one thing that we did not find was an iron for ironing our washed clothes.

We would have no hesitation in returning to the house on our next visit to Iceland and highly recommend both house and host (Elin) to anyone looking for a perfect spot to explore the key sights in the South of the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki. It was pleasure having you and meeting you all. Thanks for the suggesting the iron, we hadn't thought of it :) Hope to see you again. Cheers Elin
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn, Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.49

We meet up with all our guests and either we escort them to Sogsbakki or meet them there. We provide them with information about interesting things to do and see in the surroundings of Sogsbakki. We also provide the with a mobile phone for opening of a security gate and which they can use for local calls during their stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.