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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
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
  • Linens 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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19 Reviews

4.9
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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

Cosy cabin. Perfect for northern lights.

  • 5 of 5
Had a lovely time at this cute cabin. The location was perfect for us with the golden circle route just up the road and northern lights viewings three of the five nights we stayed. Unfortunately there had been problems with the hot tub which the lovely owners did try their hardest to sort for us but we still had some fabulous evenings cosied up in front of the log burner watching the amazing sunsets and relaxing in complete peace and quiet. The cabin is remote enough but not too far to drive to shops, cafes and civilization in Selfoss. Make sure you get some groceries on route though. There were three of us staying which was perfect for the size of the cabin. I do think it would be a struggle to fit 6 adults as the description states.
In all would really look forward to staying here again and have generally been recommending this amazing part of the world to everyone!!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Fantastic Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 nights in the cabin over Christmas and had a wonderful time. The cabin is compact, but has everything that you could possibly need and was beautifully warm even without the log fire (we used it once and it was so hot that we didn't light it again). The location itself was fantastic, very secluded and with stunning views, but still close to the attractions of Geysir, Gulfoss and Thingvellir . We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on 3 nights out of the four with them dancing through the sky directly above the cottage! The only night we didn't see them was on Christmas day itself when it was snowing. The hot tub is brilliant and a very relaxing way to spend an evening. The booking process was very simple and the sisters were extremely responsive and helpful with any queries that we had. I could not recommend this cottage any more highly, it is a fantastic place to stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Fabulous rural retreat!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely stay in the well equipped cabin for 3 nights.The scenery is lovely and we spent most evenings star gazing in the hot tub.The wood burner kept the cabin toasty and warm and created a great romantic feel to the cabin.We would love to visit again in the summer.The booking process was easy and the sisters helpful.I would highly recommend!!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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

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.
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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.

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.

Availability

From €135 Per night

Rental rates

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  • Final cleaning €100
  • Refundable damage deposit €150

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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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