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Excellent Apartment On A Farm On The West Side Of Iceland

Excellent Apartment On A Farm On The West Side Of Iceland

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 22, 2014
4 People, 2 Bedroom, Northern Lights, Mountain View, Icelandic Farm An

Excellent apartment on the first floor of the farmhouse. The farmhouse is located in a beautiful and peaceful valley called Norðurárdalur in Borgarfjörður, 154 km from Keflavík International Airport (1 hour and 55 minutes drive). From the borders of Reykjavík city, the drive is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The apartment was renovated in 2008. It is 70 square meters of size and is well equipped, i.e. a television, free WiFi, microwave, coffee machine and a washer. Beddings and towels included. There is one bedroom and a living room with a pull-out sofa. Extra mattresses and beddings can be provided for a reasonable price.

Why choose West Iceland:

West Iceland is the mecca of the Icelandic sagas, such as Egils saga Skallagrímssonar, Eiríkssaga and Laxdæla. It has many historical sites and there is a possibility of guided tours around such sites. Birdlife in the area is rich. The nature in the area is spectacular, with its mountains, craters, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and magical lava. Furthermore, it is one of the best areas in Iceland to view Northern Lights, during the fall and wintertime.

Historical locations in the area:

Reykholt (30 min driving distance):

The heritage of Iceland's greatest medieval writer, poet, scholar and statesman, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), is rooted in Reykholt in the west of Iceland.

Eiríksstaðir (30 min driving distance):

Most evidence suggest that Eirik the Red´s son Leif Ericsson 'Leif the Lucky' was born at Eirkisstadir. Leifur became the first Europian to set foot in North America, which he named Vinland, in the year 1000

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

About the Owner

Mrs. Árný Helgadóttir, Mr. Magnús Leópoldsson and our family welcome you to our farm on Hvassafell II.

I am a MSc nurse and a certified guide and my husband is a realtor. For the past 10 years we have been establishing farming and tourism, which is our interest, as we are both born and raised on a farm. Our three daughters and grandchildren are also interested in countryside living and as a family we enjoy spending time together on the farm.

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From the Owner

We both grew up on a farm, and it has been our lifelong dream to establish our own farm. We were interested in merging farming with tourism, to give our visitors the opportunity to experience the Icelandic farming tradition, as well as the possibility to “refill their batteries” in the peaceful nature of Borgarfjörður. The location is perfect, as it is not too far from Reykjavík city, and yet the area is quiet, so it is an ideal place to experience the calming influences of nature.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keflavík International Airport at 154 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hraunsnef at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Glanni at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Þjóðvegur 1 at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hraunsnef at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Tindastóll at 181 Kilometres Car: necessary

West Iceland is the mecca of the Icelandic sagas, such as Egils saga Skallagrímssonar, Eiríkssaga and Laxdæla. It has many historical sites and there is a possibility of guided tours around such sites. Birdlife in the area is rich. The nature in the area is spectacular, with its mountains, craters, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and magical lava. Furthermore, it is one of the best areas in Iceland to view Northern Lights, during the fall and wintertime.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Dec 22 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
$650
$2,700
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $90

Amenities

From the Owner

First and foremost, we purchased this property because of its beautiful mountain view. Furthermore, the land is optimal for raising sheep and horses. Nearby, there are a variety of hiking and horseback riding paths, which is preferable for our interests, for we enjoy hiking and horseback riding in the beautiful Icelandic nature. Especially enjoyable are the Northern Lights, for this area turned out to be a unique site for viewing them, during the fall and wintertime.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

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

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One bedroom with a king size bed. In the living room there is a pull-out sofa for two. Additional mattresses can be provided for two more guests for a reasonable price.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Conveniency: Nearby grocery store in Bifröst (5 min driving distance) Nearby swimming pool in Varmaland (15 min driving distance) Nearby swimming pool in Borgarnes (30 min driving distance) Lambing season in May Sheep round-up in September Horseback riding tours during the summertime June, July, August Northern lights visible from September - April
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