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Family-friendly Country Cottage In South Iceland - middle of the Golden Circle

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom Cottage With Spectacular Views

Golden circle! Open year-round for travelers.

A fully modernized charming family cottage, located in a beautiful landscape only an hour´s drive from reykjavík.

The cottage is 65 sq. With four bedrooms, three are in the main house, each with a double bed (160) and extra bunk beds (80) in one of them. Sleeps 6-8 people. Also a small cottage on the veranda with a double bed (150). One bathroom with a shower is in the main house. Fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen, dining area and the living room are an open space. In the living room area is a beautiful fireplace on those cold winter nights. The cottage has a central heating all year round.

There is a terrace in front of the cottage where there is a charcoal grill and garden furnitures from where you can enjoy the spectacular views, the midnight sun or the northern lights. On a lower deck you will find a great hot tub that is automatically heated for 8-10 people to relax. Parking is in front of the cottage for several cars.

Fantastic view over south iceland, hekla and eyjafjallajökull.

All the major nature pearls in south iceland - gullfoss and geysir, thingvellir, langjökull, kerið, sólheimar, laugarvatn village, skálholt, in the neighbourhood. Northern lights can often be seen during winter time.

Conveniently located for a day´s trip to landmannalaugar, thorsmork, skógafoss, háifoss,thjórsárdalur, vatnajökull, skaftafell and jökulsárlón.

In laugarvatn village you will find grocery shop, medical service, bank, liquor store, swimming pool, spa, restaurants etc. In fludir village you can buy fresh vegetables from the green houses in the area.

Hiking: various paths for short or long walks

Golf: several possibilities. 5 - 30 minute drive

Several swimming pools in the neighbourhood.

Horse riding


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Oddný Arnarsdóttir
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, danish
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January 13, 2017


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Family-friendly Country Cottage In South Iceland - middle of the Golden Circle
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Amazing lodge in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

In the planning, (which was delayed by a year due to illness our side!) Oddny was very helpful and communicative and remained so throughout our stay.

When we arrived, we met with her father who gave us a show around with instructions plus recommendations for the fuel/logs etc plus directions for our trip to Geysir - just 10 minutes away by car.

Their lovely family home is perfectly situated in the Golden Circle and from here we saw all the main sites you come to Iceland for, except the northern lights as we were not lucky enough to get a glimpse from the geothermally heated outdoor hot tub!

It had snowed the day before and the temp was -14 when we arrived so a 4x4 is a good idea as it's access is via tracks once you leave the main road for c3-400 metres which are steep in places. We didn't have one, but did have metal studded tires and that was the minimum you could manage with.

We very much enjoyed our stay, and would/will return I am sure - in fact we have already recommended the place to some friends who might go at some point this year.

Can't rate the lodge & owners highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for our family holiday. It was quiet and felt off the beaten track, but in reality it was close to the main golden circle sites (and a wonderful farm selling home made ice cream. Perfect for a 2 year old!). Huge views. Well equipped for family catering and a really homely feel inside. Great wifi. Lovely hot tub. Plenty of drying space for after any wet Icelandic days. Oddny and her family were wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to provide us with information and help whenever we needed it, both before and during the trip. When the hot tub thermostat went wrong, oddny had it fixed in less than 24 hours for us. Brilliant! Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy Cabin for Winter Adventures

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cabin, although it was an adventure to get to with a foot of snow on the ground!

It was a lovely place to stay, with lots of beds even though we were only a family of four staying. Having a pack n play/crib available for our 6 month old was fantastic, and our three year old loved having a whole double bed and bedroom to herself, and playing upstairs in the loft. Everything was well maintained and clean, and it was a great location to Gullfoss and Geysir, and to the Golden Circle attractions.

If coming in the winter and there is snow on the ground a 4x4 vehicle is highly recommended/required. We arrived the day after a big snow and the winds whipped enough snow around that we had to wait for the plow to come around the next morning before we could get out (even with a 4x4 Suzuki).

The owners were very nice and helpful when we were driving around in the dark trying to decipher the road names and signs, and were nice enough to be waiting at the cabin for us to arrive, even though we wound up taking 2 hours longer than anticipated due to a road closure from the blowing snow.

All in all we had a lovely stay and enjoyed our time at the cabin! It would be an absolutely perfect place for the summertime, and it was great for winter with beautiful views of the mountains and the northern lights (just with the caveat of being a bit adventurous to get to if its snowy!)

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Wonderful cottage, stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely comfortable cottage, well laid out with a magnificent living area that looks over the surrounding countryside, and a kitchen with everything we needed for cooking each night. There were 4 of us - 2 parents and 2 strapping sons and we had plenty of space - the cottage can easily fit many more. The views across the to the mountains and volcanos are stunning and the air is incredibly clean. Coming back to a soak in the geothermal hot tub each night, looking at the views and listening to the birds sing was nothing short of idyllic. And living in a cottage that is geothermically heated was a wonderful experience! Oddny was very helpful before and during our stay, and both she and her parents were welcoming and made everything very straightforward and easy. A very big thank you to them!

The cottage is excellently placed for visiting Geysir (where they make the best mochas and caffe lattes ever in the cafe), Gulfoss and Thingvellir; and we never tired of driving to Reykjavik via Thingvellir, as the scenery was so beautiful. One day we drove to Vik (2 hours away) and walked on the black beaches, then saw another stunning waterfall and walked on a glacier ( both on the way there) - a great day. We would strongly recommend Elding Whale tours - we saw lots of dolphins and fin whales, they are the most whale friendly of the tours and they give free sea sickness pills that actually work! (Go 45 mins early) We also went on a wonderful horse ride with Sydra Langholt Guest House near Fludir, which we all agreed was the best ride we had ever been on.

In short, we loved Iceland and hope to come back soon and we couldn't have wished for a better cottage to stay in and would warmly recommend it. I wish I was still there :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful winter escape to Icelandic countryside

  • 5 of 5

We spent three peaceful and lovely nights at this cottage in late November, and can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The landscape surrounding the cottage was beautiful, and had it not been cloudy, I'm positive it would have been a perfect vantage point for viewing the Northern Lights. The interior was cozy, and we particularly loved the living room with the fireplace, stereo, and bookshelves. And since the weather was chilly, we definitely made the most of the outdoor hot tub!

On top of being a comfortable, and impeccably maintained home, we greatly appreciated the help of the owner Thorhildur, and her daughter Oddný. Oddny helped us coordinate our trip, recommended places to visit in Reykjavik, and Thorhildur waited patiently for us at the cottage when we were delayed by weather. To top things off, a neighbor lent us a power cable for our phones when we realized our power adaptor was the wrong kind. I felt so taken care of and appreciated the genuine kindness of our hosts.

As for the location, it was perfectly situated between the Geysir and Thingvellir, which allowed us to experience the Icelandic countryside away from other tourists. We hope to return one day to experience the area in the summer months, though I have to say that the winter is absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Réttin - Uthlid
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Uthlid golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Réttin - Uthlid
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located in utlhlid, an area close to many of the main attractions in south of Iceland but also a quiet and grown area. In the closest are around the cottage are hiking trails, golf courses outdoor swimming pools, horse rentals and other activities. Only 10 kilometers away from the cottage you will find the famous geysir geothermal area and the golden waterfall. On the glacier langjökull there is a rental for skidoos. Daytours can be made to hekla volcano, thjorsardalur valley, the black sand beaches at vik, thingvellir national park, glacier hiking at solheimajökull glacier, spa in laugarvatn village and so much more. At the cottage you can relax on the very nice patio and enjoy the midnight sun during summer or the northern lights during winter time.


Rates & Availability

South Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning is not provided. We kindly ask guests to leave the cottage fully cleaned at departure. A charge of Euro 100 will be made if not complied.

Easter, Christmas and New Year are high season periods.

Confirmation fee is 1/3 of the amount and rest payed 1 month before arrival. Cancellation fee will apply if cancelled less then 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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