4 Bedroom, 10 People, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Showers, Guest House, Great Hiking Tracks
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About Robert and Heidrun I am a teacher and I have a BA degree in Icelandic literature. My husband Robert works as a Pilot in Europe and has a BS degree in business administration. We have three Amazing boys. This house is what we have been searching for the purpose of total relaxation and the house has everything a home needs. Now it is our summerhouse and we love staying there, both in the summer and winter time. We offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer.
Heidrun purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Heidrun chose Western
It is such a nice holiday home, the house itself and the nature around it caught our attention. We love staying in Víðines and now we offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer. The short distance to the town Borgarnes, where you can find all necessities, and to the Capital Reykjavík, is a very big advantage for us.
What makes this Cottage unique
Peacefulness - You can sit outside or walk around the house and enjoy the nature and the amazing Mountain View in the peaceful surroundings. High Standard and modern – All the equipment in the house is high standard and you should find everything you need and more. The open space and the large windows give you the feeling that you are out in the nature even when you are inside. Location - The location of the house is ideal for exploring the west side of Iceland. There are short driving distances to many beautiful places in the nature such as waterfalls and craters. Museums and historical places are also nearby. There is only a 30 minutes drive to the nearest town, Borgarnes, where you can find for example a swimming pool, golf course, shops, bakery, restaurants, library and health care. A big advantage is the fact that many beautiful nature phenomenon are within walking distance.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Heidrun and Robert's house was spectacular in every way for our too brief stay. Heidrun was fantastic in answering all my myriad questions well before our arrival. We arrived to find a perfectly lovely and well designed modern house just up from a beautiful river with wonderful views. The house itself was very well furnished, , comfortable and generally very well appointed. We had a wonderful time hiking along the river and making excursions. This area is off the main tourist route (golden circle) and is well worth the excursion. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
One of the best VRBO we have stayed in in the past 25 years! We have stayed in many homes in different countries and within the U.S.A. This home was very clean, and was in a beautiful location. Thank you so very much for the home you provided!
Quiet peaceful location!
Thanks Heidi, we enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. We used the hot tub each night and enjoyed the wonderful views!
Just a note for you, we never could locate the hot tub cover and the paring knife is missing in the kitchen, only large knives :)
Thanks again, Joanie Stefansson
"Little House on the Prairie" in Iceland
Beautiful and modern little house on a magical piece of property. The views are absolutely gorgeous and the accomodations quite comfortable and clean. Our kids loved running through the wide expanse of grass and down to the river. We have left with such wonderful family memories. Thank you Heidi!
We loved the house and location. Abosyty beautiful and perfect for our group of 10 ages 80-9. So much to see in the area! Hot tub was wonderful and we enjoyed watching the World Cup!
Great base for exploring Western Iceland.
Beautiful scenery and exceptional kitchen.
The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Norðurá, one of the greatest salmon rivers in Europe. There are walking paths from the house, where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. Within walking distance from the house are; Waterfall Glanni, Crater Grábrók, Lake Hreðavatn, The beautiful small oasis Paradísarlaut and the amazing Salmon River Norðurá.
The house is about 80 minutes drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 30 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, visit the great Settlement center where you can learn about the Icelandic culture and saga and shop at the Bonus grocery store. In Borgarnes you will find the interesting Farmers market, Ljómalind, which sells food and products made in the area.
Víðines is located in the beautiful Borgarfjörður area. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 20 minutes drive from Víðines. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing! There are horse rentals in Borgarfjörður if you are interested in the Icelandic Horse and would like to go on a riding trip.
In the west direction, about one and a half hour drive, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.
National Park Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir. Driving distance from Víðines to Þingvellir is about one and a half hour.
We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area, Attractions in the area and Hiking trails. Also important and helpful websites for your stay in Iceland. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.