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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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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
€ 126
€ 786
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

Beautiful, Private and Cozy

Review submitted: May 15, 2014   Date of arrival: May 6, 2014

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!

Owners response: Thank you, Ericka, for these kind words! You are most welcome, any time.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Away from it all... beautiful!!

Review submitted: April 18, 2014   Date of arrival: March 30, 2014

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!

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great warm and cozy cabin, in beautiful sorrunding

Review submitted: March 3, 2014   Date of arrival: February 17, 2014

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!

Owners response: Thank you, Etti, for these heart warming words!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Selfoss vacation rental

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