Peaceful Location & View Onto Volcano Hekla, Ideal for Trips to Sights in South! - NordurnesMultiple rentals available (62 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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!
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!
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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- 32 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- 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
- 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
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- 2 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wood Deck
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.
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.
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Northern Lights over Nordurnes
Bjalli, volcano Hekla and our herd of horses in september
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, chicken ladder on left.
BJALLI: bedroom downstairs, upon request as 2 dingles.
BJALLI: sleeping loft, comfortable low beds, upon request as double bed.
BJALLI: showr room and WC, towels and hair dryer
BJALLI: sen from sleeping loft
Winterwonderland and volcano Hekla
'Winterland' and icelandic sheepdog 'Skinna'
Bjalli under the stars in winter
Nordurnes, living area with view onto volcano Hekla and deck
BJALLI: dining, kitchen and stairs.
Bjalli: kitchen, compact but very functional!
Nordurnes: sleeping loft with luxury mattresses, upon request as 2 singles.
Nordurnes: Sleeping sofa
Nordurnes: shower room & WC, hairdryer and towels.
Nordurnes: view from sleeping loft, Northern Lights during wintertime
Nordurnes in winter
Volcano HEKLA, spring and fall: great views!
Northern Lights in early fall, Bjalli and the tip of Hekla.
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