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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 - 6 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. Pls. note that in severe weather conditions the outdoor jacuzzi can't be used.

Property Manager
Elin Thorsteinsdottir
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 Iceland

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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Iceland 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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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.
  • 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 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful Home in the Golden Circle!

  • 5 of 5

This home is in the perfect location if you are looking to be close to the incredible sites in the Golden Circle. Not only that, it’s beautiful, well-equipped, clean, and the owners are very kind. The sauna is gorgeous and we enjoyed it many of the days during our very cold February visit. A word of warning, if you are coming in the height of winter storms, the hot tub/hot pot cannot be used. It has been a particularly icy winter so if your heart is set on jumping in the hot tub at night (or whenever), be sure to check with the owners ahead of time that it will be available. HOWEVER, you are within a 25 mile drive from some gorgeous spas like Secret Lagoon and Fontana Spa! There is also a lovely community pool that has an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and sauna, less than 10 minutes down the road - we loved it! The Friðheimar tomato greenhouse is about a 20 mile drive and was one of our favorite meals in Iceland. Additionally, the Efstidalur ice cream barn was a similar drive and so delicious! All of these places are within a reasonably short drive from the house and made staying during bad weather much better since we could still see some sights and enjoy local foods.

Again, Elin did all she could to make our stay comfortable, I can honestly say that the bed was the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in away from home. The kitchen is perfect with all the appliances, dishes, pots and pans, etc., you could need. We were thankful the home was so warm and lovely since we had terrible winter storms to cozy up during. If we were to return to Iceland, we would stay here again but in July, instead of February. Thank you for sharing your home with us, Elin! The home and owners get five stars from us!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you for staying at our place, it was pleasure having you. I don't think that anyone who has stayed with us, has experienced such a bad whether through out their stay. But you did not let it you stop you from visiting all kinds of places , what a perseverance :) Look forward to having you again :)
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Golden Circle Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect place to stay while visiting Iceland. It is away from it all but close to many popular touring sights. It’s a great house to come to after you’ve been out exploring all day. It’s well stocked , beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Elin is the consummate hostess. She greets you on arrival at a designated location and escorts you to the house. We arrived on a morning when the roads were somewhat slippery and we were happy to have her lead the way. To my delight, she greeted us with a bottle of prosecco to celebrate my birthday (which was the reason for our trip). This house is also good for seeing the northern lights. Just walk out the door and there they are (if you’re lucky!). I highly recommend Elin’s house.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, It was pleasure having you and your husband and thank you for choosing our place to celebrate your anniversary :)
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Amazing country

  • 4 of 5

The house in Soggsbakki was nice and well equipped. The only negative thing was the bathroom. This was too small for the use by 6 people. Also, there was only 1 toilet. It is in the middle of the Golden Circle, so al the touristic attractions were within driving distance. Also it was very pleasant and welcoming that Elin and her husband met us to guide us to their house, so that we ourselves did not have to search in the dark.

Iceland is such a beautiful country, we enjoyed every minute of our Christmas holiday. We were very lucky to have such a beautiful weather, a little bit cold, but the sun was shining. We even saw the aurora borealis. We definitely will come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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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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 $114.39

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.