2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps
- english, Icelandic
I was born in Reykjavík and have always live in the South Iceland. The house has been the vacation home for the family since we bought the land and built the house.
Kristín purchased this House in 2007
Why Kristín chose Selfoss
Áshamar house offers great recreation in beautiful, quiet surroundings. The location is perfect for multiple adventures. It is located in the middle of the golden circle area, near many coolest attractions. The Hot tub is a perfect way to relax, watch the sun set, the stars or northern lights.
What makes this House unique
The landscape is stunning where the house is located in the rural part of south Iceland. If you are looking for a relaxing and comfortable break in home with all the facilities this is definitely the place to be.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enjoyed everything about our stay and this beautiful country! We utilized the home as a central point to explore the southern portion of Iceland. Returning to this beautiful location every evening with its cozy atmosphere and hot tub was phenomenal. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
lovely spacious home in Iceland, good location
Great location; knowledgeable, helpful, friendly owners; nice hot tub. The midges (like gnats) were crazy, though, towards the end of our trip when the weather got warmer and not as windy. We couldn’t open windows at night because there were no screens. So, it got pretty hot. It’d be nice to add fans to help with this.
I am glad that you liked everything apart from the flies. Thank you for letting us know about the midges.
The nature is difficult. We have never had as hot summer in Iceland and there are defiantly more flies when it is warmer (hot in 1973).
There should be a fan in the front door closet which we usually use as a heater if necessary but it can also be used as cooling fans.
I will put more fan in the house and we are going to poison for the flies. Lets hope it works. Also we have to put screens for the windows like they do in Spain if the climate change is continuing.
Perfect location for our first Iceland vacation
We were so pleased with this vacation house close to Selfoss with easy access to Golden Circle attractions, as well as comfortable day trips all along the southern coast of Iceland (from Vik in the SE to Reykjavík, Akranes & Borgagnes in the SW). The house is comfortable and well-kept, quiet and private, in a beautiful scenic setting. The hot tub was great to come home to after our days of exploring the island, The town of Selfoss is close-by for necessities like groceries, gas and wine/beer. We would recommend this spot without reservation. Thanks to Kristin for a wonderful Iceland vacation!
Just What We Needed
This house was perfect for our family of five. We decided to rent one place for our week in Iceland, so we traveled out to our sites & came back to the home every day. It is conveniently located to a good number of the sites on the Golden Circle, Reykjavik (& Kevlavik), and the Southern Coast of Iceland. We even took the four hour drive to Jokulsarlon and Crystal Beach, with a stop in Vik, and came back in the same day.
It gave us room to spread out, a living room to lounge in, a hot tub to relax in and comfortable beds to sleep in. The kitchen allowed us to shop for groceries and have breakfast before we left every day, and prepare dinners when we returned early enough. The washer & dryer allowed us to not overpack.
Kristin was very responsive prior to our arrival, and for the few questions that we had while we were there.
We would highly recommend this house.
Thank you for your nice review and welcome back on your next vacation in Iceland. Kristin
This a very beautiful and comfortable home that suited my family of 4 perfectly. We looked forward to our pleasant evenings at the house after long days of hiking. The house has ever amenity, the hot pot was our favorite. The homeowner is very nice, responsive, and accommodating. We would return to this house in a heartbeat.
Wonderful accommodations near the Golden Circle
This house was perfect for our family of four! It was clean, nicely furnished, the kitchen had all cooking essentials and it was conveniently located near the Golden Circle and not too far from other attractions like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. The outdoor hot tub was a great way to relax after a busy day of hiking and exploring. The owner was very responsive and super friendly. We would definitely consider staying here again!
It was nice having the family in our house and we welcome them back anytime. Thank you for your review and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house.
Áshamar house is located only one hour from the capital Reykjavík and in the heart of the Golden Circle area. Þingvellir / Thingvellir the National Park is only 15 minutes by car. The famous Geysir and Gullfoss are about an hour drive.
There are great walking trails all around, including the path in the hills of Hveragerði, where you can have a bath in the warm water is 20 minutes drive.
The Mountain Búrfell is a nice walk and on the top is a lake where you can go fishing trout. Also you can go trout fishing in the nearest lakes, Villingavatn and Thingvallavatn. In the river Ölfusá and Sog you can go salmon fishing.
The location of the house is the perfect place to visit well known attractions and make day tours. Exploring the dramatic landscape all around, such as the waterfalls, Reykjafoss in Hveragerði, Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Glaciers like the volcano Eyjafjallajökull is an hour drive. Further are Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.
Jökulsárlón, where you can go sailing around the icebergs in a boat.
Selfoss is the nearest town with all with all the grocery stores needed, only 10 minutes away. The small villages Stokseyri and Eyrabakki are worth visiting. If you want to have a nice meal in restaurants there are few nearby. Our favorites are the resturant Varmá in Hveragerði, Humarhúsið in Stokkseyri and Rauða húsið in Eyrabakki. Many other nice attractions like Riding centers e.g. Sólhestar 10 minutes and Eldhestar 20 minutes drive.
River rafting and canoeing activities are only 40 minutes away. There are hot swimming pools all around. Nearest one is at Borg and Laugaskarð in Hveragerði is with excellent facilities, including hot pots, whirlpool pot and a natural steam bath.