A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2014
A Fully Modernized Two-Bedroom Log Cabin on the River Bank!

In the middle of the golden circle!

A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My two sisters and I are Icelandic, all brought up in Iceland, although I presently live in Norway. We divide between us the work in renting out the cabin. I do the paperwork, everything that can be done over telephone and email, and they do the practical things that depend on one being locally situated. My sisters drive up to the cabin in between guests to change sheets and do the final cleaning. We take two weeks off the calender in June to do maintenance. We varnish (parts of) the cabin every summer and this upcoming spring (2013) we plan to make the veranda bigger and we will be installing a hot tub on the veranda.

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Reviews

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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
5

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Very often my wife, my son and me have been for holidays in rented houses or appartments in different countries. This cabin was the best we ever rented, not more, not less. Seated in a beautiful area in the South, cozy and beautiful, we really missed nothing . My son said, his bed in his bedroom was the most comfortable one he ever laid in.
A highlight was lying in the hot pot on the patio in the evening after long walks - just relaxing and enjoying the silence and the landscape.
Wonderful!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Josef, for you very kind words! You're welcome back anytime.
Jóhanna
business
A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
5

Great cabin / great people

  • 5 of 5
Great cabin in a secluded location yet close enough to take day trips to magnificent hiking, fishing, and scenic drives. The hot tub was clean and we enjoyed it each day / night. The view of the river is uninhibited and the neighbors are out of sight, great escape especially if you like quiet. There is a golf course nearby which we didn't play but looked nice. The pull out couch was excellent, clean and comfortable. The inclusion of a dish washer and laundry washer was a bonus too. The location is safe and we never worried about anything. We used the grill to cook the lake trout we caught in the nearby lake. I would recommend this property without hesitation, I don't know what else we could have asked for that the cabin didn't have.

Thanks Johanna!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you too, Chuck, for your warm words! I hope you have received the jacket by now. If not, it is on its way with the post.
business
A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
4

Most charming cabin in a beautiful landscape.

  • 4 of 5
The cabin was adorable. The hosts were great. Everything was available, even firewood. The highlight was the hot pot. In cooler weather it is fantastic. We enjoyed the peace and seclusion. The nearest shop is about 10km away. With a rental car no problem. We highly recommend this cabin further, for those who like it quiet and cozy.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actually, there is a little "kiosk" open in the summer, only three km. away in Hraunborgir, where one can buy milk and other essentials. They close at eight o'clock in the evening.
business
A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
5

Beautiful, Private and Cozy

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for an inviting place to plant your feet while visiting, this place is for you! We found the location perfect for various day trips, right under the golden circle. This cabin was perfect to return to after a long day of sightseeing -the inside is warm and cozy with a gorgeous fire place, and the hot tub on the deck was the perfect way to unwind. Very clean with comfortable bedding. Johanna and her sisters were very helpful and great to communicate with. Would love to return!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ericka, for these kind words! You are most welcome, any time.
Jóhanna
business
A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
5

Away from it all... beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon. It was magical! A log cabin with wood-burning stove, hot tub and in a remote location. I'm Canadian and my husband is British, never been to Iceland before. We loved every second of it. We hired a car from the airport, bought a week's worth of food and went exploring the southwest for the week. I would highly recommend this property, it was well kitted-out with everything you would expect from your own home. We went beginning of April time and really had a lovely time. Iceland is such a beautiful country...reminded me a lot of Canada. Can't wait to come back and explore another part of the island!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG Hayley, you didn't tell us that this was your honeymoon. We always do something extra special for couples on honeymoons. I'm so sorry that we didn't know. But I'm still glad that you had this wonderful time in our cabin during your honeymoon. That's one of the things that makes it worth it for us.
business
A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3506102
+354 -8453261
South Iceland Iceland
5

Great warm and cozy cabin, in beautiful sorrunding

  • 5 of 5
A wonderfull, warm and cozy cabin.
It is much better than the pictures.
The cabin was clean, and had everything you could possibly need, including all kitchen facilities for cooking.
The location is ideal for traveling in the south and south-west region, as well as for seeing the beautiful northern lights (which we luckily saw most of our nights).
It has beautiful views, and very quite and remote.
We highly recomend!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Etti, for these heart warming words!

Location

From the Owner

Our father, who was disabled, built this beautiful log cabin in the summer 2004, and our late stepmother furnished and decorated the cabin. She had an exceptionally good taste and an eye for detail. After our father's untimely death in 2009, my two sisters and I came into possession of the cabin. We decided to rent it out, partly because of the economic crisis, and partly because we would like to share this beautiful cabin with other people. We are extremely proud of the cabin and our father's achievements. This is the perfect cabin for people who want to experience a personalized cabin with its history, including the history of the people who built it and their descendents.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keflavik International Airport at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Highway 1 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Bláfjöll at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (20 min. away from several major attractions in South Iceland)

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately a 20-min. drive.

The cabin will be equipped with a hot tub from the beginning of July 2013.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kiðjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant that serves the area.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. This lake is only five min. drive away from the cabin.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean on the other side of Selfoss.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit €145
  • Final cleaning €100

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms in the cabin, one with a double bed and the other with a semi-double.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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