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Property Details

Updated: Apr 2, 2015
Winter And Summer Holiday, 45 Min. Drive From Reykjavik

Sogsbakki is a new modern 3 bedroom luxurious villa located in Grimsnes, a 45 min. drive from Reykjavik and 30 min. drive to Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir. The property has a modern design and is very well equipped in every way; its surrounded by terraces, with sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue (gas), garden furniture and a basketball court. There are three bedrooms, spacious living room, dining for area for 12 people, kitchen, bathroom and washing room. In the area there are number of golf courses, swimming pools, hiking trails, fishing rivers and other exciting things. The nearest restaurant is only 5 min. walk away.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Elin, I'm married and have two sons. I grew up in Iceland but have also spent considerble time abroad in relation with my work and studies (Denmark, France, UK and China).We love travelling in Iceland and abroad. We care greatly for our summerhouse and it's the best place we know to enjoy with our family and friends. Absoulutely the best place to relax and get in touch with nature which. We put great trust faith in those who choose to rent our place and we do our utmost to maker their stay enjoyable.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful house and beautiful country! The house is perfect and we loved the views, the sauna and the hot tub.

For other guests; we recommend the hike in the river in Reykjadalur in Hveragerdi, the hike in the Krisuvik area (near the Blue Lagoon) and the dog sledding,

Elin, thank you for the hospitality. All the best wishes
Jul 2014
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5 Reviews

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A Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
+354 -6900350
South Iceland Iceland

Excellent, perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from a weeks holiday, we were there as a family with 2 teenagers aged 13 and 15. I cant rate the property highly enough, its location was perfect , 1.5 hrs to the airport, 45 mins to reykjavik, 10 mins to the supermarkets and petrol station, and on the edge of the golden circle.
The accommodation was beautiful with 360 degree panoramic views. The house was well equipped with everything you would need. The hot tub and sauna was very welcoming after our long days out. Basket ball net kept the kids occupied with DVD player, wi fi access and even use of a mobile phone.
Elin was always available if needed and was a welcoming host.
The house was well equipped with a well stocked kitchen utensils, pans etc, also use of household items, lots of towels, cleaning items,cooking oils, spices etc.
Cant wait to go back. Thanks for a lovely holiday Elin x
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki and for leaving the house is such a clean and perfect state. We're so glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer to our guests.
Kind regards Elin
A Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
+354 -6900350
South Iceland Iceland

Lovely home just as described!

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor shower daily. And had coffee on the sunny deck a few mornings. House is very conveniently located to Selfoss (10 mins or less), which offers a couple groceries, bakery, gas station, liquor store, and ATM. There is another small shop even closer to the house for coffee, drinks, snacks, and "camping" essentials. Nearby Kerid crater is a short walk and beautiful on a sunny day. House was very comfortable--kitchen fully appointed, beds comfy, temperature great, and water pressure and temp wonderful! Elin and Gisli met us, showed us the house, and left great info about both the house and places to eat and things to do. They were always available to answer any questions if we'd had any!!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki. It was great meeting you and having you as guests in our house. We would love to have you back :)
A Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
+354 -6900350
South Iceland Iceland


  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed seven nights in Elin and Gisli’s luxury house. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We especially liked the well appointed kitchen and the outdoor Jacuzzi which we used every night. Location is perfect, close to several attractions, a good supermarket and other shops in Selfoss. It was a good base for our many trips in this beautiful country. Thanks again Elin and Gisli for letting us stay in your lovely house. You cannot go wrong by staying here.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nils,

It was a pleasure meeting you and having you and your family staying at our place. Thank you for leaving the house in such excellent and clean condition :)
A Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
+354 -6900350
South Iceland Iceland

Perfect hideaway where nature meets luxury

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I rented Elin and Gislis house for one week of recreation - our first time in Iceland. We very much enjoyed the luxury of their home, which is on one hand the stylish decoration and all the amenities of the villa (sauna, hot pot, super kitchen, windows all around) but also the setting in the middle of nature and close to all excursions that we've planed. Elin and Gisli were brilliant hosts, picked us up at the airport, were always there for us and shared their love for this beautiful country with us by recommending special places to visit. It felt just like staying in a friends house. They even left us a mobile phone so reaching them was easy and local phone calls cheap. We ended up staying a second week because everything was so convenient. Iceland is definately worth coming back - and if so we will stay with Elin and Gisli again. Thanks, you two, for sharing you paradise with us. Hope to see you again! P.s. love your little Iceland book...
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you enjoyed Iceland and the stay in our house - it was great meeting and having you. Hope to see you again one day. Cheers, Elin and Gísli
A Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
+354 -6900350
South Iceland Iceland


  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay, totally peaceful, great location and gave a perfect taste of Iceland.
Close to Geysir and Gulfoss and shops at Selfoss. Blue Lagoon an hour and 1/2 away and Reyk 45 minutes. The house has everything you need and has great glass window so you have wonderful views. Because of Icelands natural hot water the house is very warm and the hot tub is a fabulous place to spend a few hours at the end of the day.
Elin is a great host meeting you at the airport and escorting you to her house. Thanks Elin for a lovely time, we hope to see you again.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and :) What a coincidence when we met in the city center of Reykjavik. Hope to see you again, either in Iceland or Berlin.


From the Owner

This beautiful summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from your everyday life both summer and winter. It's luxurious and beautifully designed. It's located 30-45 min. drive from many of Iceland's most popular places and surrounded with hiking trails and just few minutes walk from a river.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keflavik Airport at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Selfoss at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Landeyjarhöfn, Vestmannaeyjar at 65 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Öndverðarnes at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Suðurlandsvegur at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Grimsborgir at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Bláfjöll at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary


From $260 Per night

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May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
8 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
8 night minimum stay

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We meet up with all our guests and we show them the premises. We provide them with information about interesting things to do and see in the surroundings of Sogsbakki. We also provide the with a mobile phone to use during their stay.

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From the Owner

The beautiful surroundings and the overall design of this place is irresistble and makes you feel welcome, relexed and secure. During the summer you can enjoy the 24 hr light and the during the winter the Northen lights in the complete darkness.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, outdoor shower
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with queen size bed, two other bedrooms also with queen size beds. Sofa in the living room which can be used as a bed for one person.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Sogsbakki is the perfect getaway place to enjoy with your spouse/family/friends both winter and summer. It provides the opportunity to relax and unwind; go for a walk, enjoy the sauna, cook some great food. Drive for 20 minutes and experience some of the most known wonders of nature in Iceland, go for a outdoor swim, play golf and dine in some of the country side restaurants in the area. Enjoy what Iceland has to offer.

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