Beautiful Licensed Vacation House in South Iceland

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

In Iceland it’s illegal to rent out a house/apartment to visitors without having necessary licenses. This is to ensure the safety of tourists and to make sure they receive what they are paying for. The Health Authority, Fire Department, Sheriff and Building Supervisor have to give concent so houses/apartments get license.

We at Hofdatun are pleased to say that we have permission from those parties and are fully licenced vacancy house. Certificates are at display for our guests verification.

This beautiful house has 8 acers of land and is in the heart of south Iceland. It only takes 15 min. to drive to nearest town, Selfoss and 50 min. to Reykjavík or Thingvellir national park. Then its ideal to take the Golden Circle tour and drive to Gullfoss and Geysir. All around the old Geysir are more spouting hot springs, such as the ever lively Strokkur (the butter Churn), which erupts every 3-5 minutes.

Hofdatun is 140 m2. In Hofdatun are 3 bedrooms where 6 adults can sleep. Baby bed can be provided free of charge and also inflatable mattresses is provided as well. New sofa-bed in the living room (2 extra people)

The house and its surroundings is wonderful in all seasons.

At Hofdatun is a chicken coop so every morning you get fresh eggs for breakfast. There is also horse rental near by the house.

In the garden you get fresh strawberries, when at season, and herbs during the harvesting season. In the garden you also have large hot tub that is wonderful to bathe in winter as well as summer.

The view from Hofdatun is very wide, you can see the volcanic Islands Vestmannaeyjar as well as Ingolfsfjall and Eyjafjallajokull

In South Iceland you find all kind of entertainment. Among many other things you can enjoy art in museums and galleries, take a walk in prehistorical places or go surfing or river rafting (for the brave one!).

Keywords: house, farm, horses, nature, golden circel, mountain view, volcano's, relax, peace and quiet

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Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers are welcome as long as they smoke outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 single beds for 2 persons...moreless

  • New sofa bed in the living room, fits two persons.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Towels, shampoo and hand soap is included.

Other Amenities

  • Bedsheets, blankets and other bed comfort are provided. Towels, shampoo and hand soap are provided, also washing powder for dish washer and washing machine. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

    Georgius mountain view including the great volcano Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull and Katla...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided and the beds have been made before your arrival...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet access...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip pot coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    There is not a dishwasher in the studio room...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchens with all newest equipments...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator, freeser and a ice machine...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) One small one and a larger one (about 40 m2)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Out door hot tub in the garden. Lovely to bath in the hot water and watch the stars and the northern lights in the winter time, as well as in the summer time....moreless

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autum 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 16 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

20% deposit is payed when booked and the rest at arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Keflavik airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

On New Year´s Eve its tradition in Iceland to light a Elf Bunfire who has to burn the whole night. Icelanders believe that on New Year´s Eve Elf´s move from place to place, this fires are keept burning the whole night to help them to find theyr way and also to welcome them to live at your place. At Hofdatun we honor this old tradition and on the picture side you can see picture of the Elf Bonfire we had last New Year´s Eve. It´s simply magical to stand next to the fire, with a little imagination you can feel the presence of the Elf’s around you whispering their thanks to you :)

During the summer you have the horses grasing next to the house, you can go riding them, petting them or even witness the birth of a foal. The summer of 2014 we are expecting some 4-6 foals! To witness a birth of a foal is something you will never forget :)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Hi! My name is Kristrún and i am born 1975. I am from Reykjavík and bought Hofdatun May 20. 2016. I want to share with you my beautiful vacation house, it has a magical surroundings and it´s very peaceful and quiet. Hofdatun has been a guest house since 2005 and the guests have been very happy, the location of the house is very good, close to all the gems in south Iceland.

Why the Owner Chose South, Iceland:
Beautiful nature and lots to do and see in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet is the first words that comes to my mind. During the summer time all you usually hear is the bird singing. In the winter the northern lights and all the bright stars in the sky are astonishing. Its also great to stay inside with hot chocolate, reading a book while snow blizzard is outside.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The chicken coop,there you get fresh eggs every morning!

    The chicken coop,there you get fresh eggs every morning!

  • The kitchen, all possible modern equipments!

    The kitchen, all possible modern equipments!

  • Its so good to relax in this large massage bathtub after a long day

    Its so good to relax in this large massage bathtub after a long day

  • The dining room is gorgeous!

    The dining room is gorgeous!

  • Redwings nest about few meters from the house

    Redwings nest about few meters from the house

  • Garden view

    Garden view

  • Most popular area in the garden

    Most popular area in the garden

  • Chicken coop at winter, dont worry its warm and nice inside the coop

    Chicken coop at winter, dont worry its warm and nice inside the coop

  • Beautiful and spacious bathroom with massage bathtub and shower

    Beautiful and spacious bathroom with massage bathtub and shower

  • King size bed

    King size bed

  • Baby chicken in may

    Baby chicken in may

VRBO #381673

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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