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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá! in Selfoss

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vacation rental description

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.

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Last modified on 08-23-2014 at 6:47 PM.

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cabin rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cabin
    • floor area 700 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain
    • lake
    • waterfront
    • water view
    • golf course view
    • mountain view
    • resort
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • historic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • parking
    • towels provided
    • wood stove
      • Outdoor wood stove
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • fireplace
      • Indoor wood stove
    • washing machine
    • internet
      • Wireless, Pay-as-you-go G4 Router
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • pantry items
    • dishes & utensils
    • kitchen
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
    • hot tub
      • Softtub
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 4-6
    • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • stereo
    • dvd player
    • books
    • games
    • music library
    • toys
    • video library
    • video games
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • golf
    • kayak / canoe
  • Suitability
    • pets considered
    • non smoking only
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
    • limited accessibility
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 25

activities and attractions in Selfoss Iceland

  • 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
  • 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

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
My Standard Rate
€ 130
€ 790
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €145
Final cleaning €100

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traveler reviews for this selfoss cabin rental

Just wonderful!

Review submitted: August 20, 2014   Date of arrival: July 24, 2014

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.

Owners response: Thank you, Josef, for you very kind words! You're welcome back anytime.

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Great cabin / great people

Review submitted: July 26, 2014   Date of arrival: July 24, 2014

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!

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Most charming cabin in a beautiful landscape.

Review submitted: July 25, 2014   Date of arrival: July 13, 2014

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.

Owners 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.

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Selfoss vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 01/2/2013.