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Peaceful Location & View Onto Volcano Hekla, Ideal for Trips to Sights in South! - Nordurnes

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Description

Nordurnes: Iceland Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 535515ha

Through the separate entrance room you enter the one room cottage and take in the views into the landscape and onto volcano Hekla. The bright room has a double door onto the deck and large windows. The kitchenette functions well and you can enjoy the view onto Hekla from the dining table. The separate bathroom has a shower and WC. Up the 'chicken ladder' and you reach the open sleeping loft with 2 low beds (made up as a double unless requested as 2 singles): it is cozy here and in wintertime you can look straight out into the night sky and - with a little luck!- enjoy the NORTHERN LIGHTS! The ladder and sleeping loft are not secure for small children!
The sofa downstairs pulls out into a bed (140cm wide). Around the house are open countryside and horse pastures. You have your own piece of Iceland here! (The other cottage Bjalli is 700m away and cannot be seen from here.)
Information on day trips provided!

About the Property

Cozy and peaceful cottage with beautiful views! NORTHERN LIGHTS in winter!

(If your dates are already booked please check out our new and third cottage Sel: listing nr. 2052798, http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2052798 or http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2052798)
We offer 2 separate cottages for rent: they each stand peacefully by themselves and afford great views onto volcano Hekla, the mountains and the surrounding pastures. Cottages 'Nordurnes' (for 2-3 persons) and 'Bjalli' (for up to 4 persons) are well equipped, cosy and in a scenic location on our 130 Hectare. On our land we also have horses, an outbuilding and our home, all generously spaced out for privacy and views.

Ideal location for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!

The nearest pool is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good riding stable is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: www.herridarholl.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 20 bird species around the house and on our 130 hectares. Feel free to roam around! There are paths on our 130 hectare and you are welcome to explore and greet the horses.
In winter you can see NORTHERN LIGHTS!
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, icelandic
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016
 

Property Type

  • House
  • 32 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Animals may bot be brought to Iceland....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Sleeping loft: 1 king

    Made up as a double, but you can request 2 singles instead....moreless

  • sofa bed: 1 double

    Bedding upon request....moreless

  • Upstairs on the sleeping loft (up the chicken ladder) there are 2 low beds made up as a double, unless requested otherwise.During winter you need just a little luck and you could see Northern Lights, from your bed! Ideal spot as there is no ambient lighting in the area. Downstairs is a sleeping sofa (140cm wide, queen size), bedding upon request. The house is well insulated and heated and very cozy in fall and winter, see recommendations!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Towels included, (also bed linen and tea towels). There are public pools in all neighbouring villages, the nearest is in Laugarland (6km) with hot pot and steam room. Opening hours in the house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen is compact but well equipped. Garden furniture is on the terrace. Excellent drinking water directly from the tap, it doesn´t get better than this! Children are welcome but they have to be old enough to climb up the unsecured chicken ladder savely. Maps of the region and tips and info on things to do and day trips are in the house! CD player and radio, playing cards, candles. Self catering but some essential herbs and spices are in the house. On our land of 130 hectare there are some horse pastures and walking paths which you are welcome to explore, streams and migrating birds nesting everywhere during summer: BIRDWATCHING! During winter you need just a little luck and you could see NORTHERN LIGHTS. Ideal spot as there is no ambient lighting in the area. We gladly give you any advise or assistance while you are staying here!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    free WIFI...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Small but functional kitchenette, 2 electric plates, no oven. Microwave, toaster, kettle and french press for coffee....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic herbs and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Garden furniture on the deck with a view onto volcano Hekla....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wide open landscape all around you...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nebensaison 2016/17
Sep 19 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$104

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Sommer 2017
May 13 - Sep 23, 2017
5 night min stay
$137
$943

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$132

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

HANDTUECHER UND BETTWAESCHE INKLUSIVE!

Nach isländischer Sitte verlassen Sie das Haus so sauber wie Sie es vorgefunden haben, falls Sie Endreinigung bevorzugen, bezahlen Sie 50,- Euro zusätzlich.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

135 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Keflavik
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Hella
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Landeyjarharbour, 30 min. to Westman Islands
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hella
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Hella
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

The cottage is in an idyllic & quiet setting approx. 14km from the main ring road nr.1. In 7 km you can reach the next swimming pool and also a very good riding stable (www.herridarholl.is). This is an ideal starting point for all sightseeing in the south of Iceland. Information on trips are in the house: 1. Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss,Thingvellir, 2. Blue Lagoon & coastal road, 3. Skogar waterfall & farm museum, Vik & black beach, bird cliffs, 4. Hekla museum, Thjofafoss waterfall, along the foot of the highlands to the replica of one of the first settlements on Iceland, archeological site Stöng. 5. There is a new ferry harbour (65km away) and you can be in the WESTMAN ISLANDS within 30 min ferry ride. Detailed information in the house!

IN summer you can take a day trip with the highland bus to the hot springs at Landmannalaugar (dep. Hella) or to Thorsmörk.

Eyjafjallajökull & volcano Hekla and more can be seen from our land on a clear day! Northern Lights approx. Sep. - Apr

Golf: There is a 18 hole link course near Hella and a 9 hole golf course in Selfoss. Both approx. 30 min. drive from the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home!

Why the Owner Chose South, Iceland:
Nordurnes and Bjalli are each situated on their own in spectacular landscape: a cosy retreat with views onto horse pastures and mountains, volcanos and glaciers. And all that in an ideal location for trip to the sights of south Iceland, into the highlands and out for riding tours in summer… and the hour drive to Reykjavik ( 80km) over the pass Hellisheidi is always a scenic experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The atmosphere in Nordurnes and Bjalli is very peaceful and you are in touch with nature and the surrounding landscape. The idyllic setting with its views onto volcano Hekla and the mountains keeps surprising you! The next pool and the next riding stable is only 7km away.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, icelandic
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Nordurnes

    Nordurnes

  • Nordurnes, living area with view onto volcano Hekla and deck

    Nordurnes, living area with view onto volcano Hekla and deck

  • BJALLI: dining, kitchen and stairs.

    BJALLI: dining, kitchen and stairs.

  • Bjalli: kitchen, compact but very functional!

    Bjalli: kitchen, compact but very functional!

  • Nordurnes: sleeping loft with luxury mattresses, upon request as 2 singles.

    Nordurnes: sleeping loft with luxury mattresses, upon request as 2 singles.

  • Nordurnes: Sleeping sofa

    Nordurnes: Sleeping sofa

  • Nordurnes: shower room & WC, hairdryer and towels.

    Nordurnes: shower room & WC, hairdryer and towels.

  • Nordurnes: view from sleeping loft, Northern Lights during wintertime

    Nordurnes: view from sleeping loft, Northern Lights during wintertime

  • Northern Lights over Nordurnes

    Northern Lights over Nordurnes

  • Nordurnes in winter

    Nordurnes in winter

  • 'Winterland' and icelandic sheepdog 'Skinna'

    'Winterland' and icelandic sheepdog 'Skinna'

  • Bjalli under the stars in winter

    Bjalli under the stars in winter

  • Bjalli, volcano Hekla and our herd of horses in september

    Bjalli, volcano Hekla and our herd of horses in september

  • BJALLI: dining and living area with views into the open landscape and Hekla

    BJALLI: dining and living area with views into the open landscape and Hekla

  • Nordurnes: dining and kitchen area, with view onto volcano Hekla

    Nordurnes: dining and kitchen area, with view onto volcano Hekla

  • Nordurnes: dining and kitchen area, chicken ladder on left.

    Nordurnes: dining and kitchen area, chicken ladder on left.

  • BJALLI: bedroom downstairs, upon request as 2 dingles.

    BJALLI: bedroom downstairs, upon request as 2 dingles.

  • BJALLI: sleeping loft, comfortable low beds, upon request as double bed.

    BJALLI: sleeping loft, comfortable low beds, upon request as double bed.

  • BJALLI: showr room and WC, towels and hair dryer

    BJALLI: showr room and WC, towels and hair dryer

  • BJALLI: sen from sleeping loft

    BJALLI: sen from sleeping loft

  • Volcano HEKLA, spring and fall: great views!

    Volcano HEKLA, spring and fall: great views!

  • Winterwonderland and volcano Hekla

    Winterwonderland and volcano Hekla

  • Northern Lights in early fall, Bjalli and the tip of Hekla.

    Northern Lights in early fall, Bjalli and the tip of Hekla.

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