VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
We had a wonderful stay with Thorsteinn! It was spacious, well equipped, clean, safe and absolutely the perfect place for my family to spend the holidays (and my 60th birthday). It was the perfect location for us to see the Northern lights, and we did, on my birthday! Not sure how he arranged that but I'm forever grateful. Everything we could want was there and more! The hot tub was lovely and the perfect setting to await what the sky might bring each night. The home was lovely and provided us all the comforts we could hope for to celebrate the holidays in Iceland, memories that will be with us for a lifetime. Again, it was all we could want and more.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It felt as though a good friend had opened their
vacation home to us. This refined cabin has interesting personal souvenirs around, but because it’s not someone’s main residence, we (Mom, Dad & teen) felt much more comfortable than when we've stayed at an AirBnB with the homeowners’ personal effects everywhere.
It was perfect for our needs: we wanted to experience Icelandic life more than from a hotel, we wanted more scheduling freedom, and we wished to be closer to the Golden Circle- those 12 hour tours from Reykjavík were so unappealing. So we rented a car and house, shopped in grocery stores, cooked some meals, did laundry (reducing our travel clothing by half) and were closer to the main attractions. (Driving is as in America, on the right, driver’s seat on the left.) We were even greeted with some classic Icelandic foods upon our arrival with descriptions-what a perfect touch! Just the sort of experience we were looking for.
The wooden (even the ceilings!) home is lovely and spacious The pictures do not do it justice. There’s an eat-in kitchen with an induction cooktop and combo microwave/ convection/conventional oven ( fascinating), good-sized den with sofas, table & satellite TV, & a large dining room table. The teen’s bedroom was just a bed and dresser, but there are ample rooms for spreading out - there’s a Florida room, a large sitting room off the MBR, a game room with a table and a glass ceiling( for watching the Northern Lights?), and a delightful small loft playroom for little ones upstairs. The master has a beautiful nice-sized en suite bathroom with a vanity, seat & magnifying mirror, plenty of counter/cabinet space for stuff, a shower with detachable head. We appreciated 2.5 bathrooms. The laundry room w/ W/D has a counter for folding clothes. We had a relaxing experience in the hot tub on a cold night seeing thousands of stars!
One day our plans through, so we zipped to Reykjavík ( about an hour’s drive) and visited the Perlan Museum. The home is also about an hour away from Gullfoss waterfall. Vík is about 2 hours away . We definitely preferred going on half day trips on our own schedule. We stayed at the home 5 nights.
I will say that we when we first were driving to the home that we did not follow the directions to a T, and had to backtrack a bit. The house itself is not directly off the highway. Once we got there and put the house on our GPS, we were fine.