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Modern luxury house in the heart of the Golden Circle - Winter and Summer!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
5 bedroom (incl one guesthouse), 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10.

Grund is a modern luxury house 220 sqm. only 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik with hot tub, steam bath, washer & dryer, Internet wi-fi, TV. Perfect property for anyone who wants to see some of the most beautiful sights of Iceland and relax with all the comfort you can imagine. Small soccerfield w goals if you want to play and several golf courses in close range. Located in the heart of 'the Golden Circle' the famous sight seeing route.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Baths
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have been involved in tourism for more than 20 years.

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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, Icelandic, Danish, Swedish

19 Reviews

based on 19 traveler reviews


Excellent location and home.

  • 5 of 5

Great location within Golden Circle. Loved the hot-tub and the spacious rooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property was absolutely incredible! We had two families, 12 ppl accommodated comfortably. The large shower has two shower heads for showering in pairs, but only one shower room so we had to schedule our showers to get everyone through. Kitchen was well equipped, all furniture and decorations modern and in good condition. Would recommend, and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is stunning

  • 5 of 5

Two families with children ranging from 3-8 stayed at this house mid-August. It is comfortable, warm, great location, beautiful large windows, and is architectually lovely. We spent a lot of time in the hot tub and playing games from the large assortment of games in the kids' room. The fridge and cabinets were well stocked and the coffee maker made delicious drinks. Before you arrive, look at the pics of the house again so you know where it is from the turnoff road. The owner sent a map before arrival which was helpful but it also helps if you are looking for the house with the large windows. The house is in a great location to get to Gulfoss, Geyser, Laugergatn, and Fluoir. Just hiking around the property is otherworldly with the local geology. Buy alcohol and food in Selfoss before you arrive (20 min from house). I slept like a baby every night and I cried when we left!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sehr, sehr schön!

  • 5 of 5

Wir - vier Erwachsene und drei Kinder - wohnten in dem Haus Grund für 10 Tage und waren begeistert. Das Haus an sich ist wunderschön und gemütlich eingerichtet. Die Platzierung des Hauses auf einem Plateau in der Landschaft ist einmalig. Die Aussicht zu allen Seiten ist nicht zu toppen. Und der Eigentümer, Thorstein, ist einfach nett und sehr servicebereit und bemüht. Dazu kommt, dass das Haus inmitten der schönsten Landschaft Islands liegt. Hier fährt man schnell nach Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir und und und. Abends dann lecker gegrillten Lamm auf dem Webergrill zubereiten, danach die Badesachen anziehen und eine Dusche in der Außendusche genießen, bevor man in den warmen Jacuzzi in einer vor dem Wind geschützten Gebiet der Terrasse hineinsteigt. Wie kann das Urlaubsleben besser sein? Vielen Dank für diesen phantastischen Urlaub! Takk fyrir!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Our group was amazed by how gorgeous this home was. Even the pickiest of our group kept mentioning how impressed he was with the detailing in the interior. From heated floors to high ceilings, and the beautiful glass stairwell - this house is unique in so many ways. You can tell the owner went above and beyond to provide a one-of-a-kind home.

There are plenty of rooms for a large group, and it was well stocked with everything you need from toilet paper, spices for cooking, laundry detergent, games, etc. Past guests even left some liquor (and so did we for the next guests)! The home is cozy and warm, but also open and spacious so everyone can have their own space.

The location is excellent - 20 minutes from Thingvellir (we went snorkeling here which was unbelievable) and also a close drive to Selfoss where they have incredible burgers. We took the scenic route to the airport on the last day (southern route along the beach) which was stunning.

We were lucky to have Thorsteinn as our host as he is pleasant, responsive and caring. We highly recommend this home to anyone with a family or large group to enjoy Iceland's beautiful countryside :)

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable house at a top location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as a family with grown up kids and their partners. The house is located on travelling distance of the main points of interest in the socalled golden circle. We loved the hottub outside the hosue is spacious, but cosy. Only one disadvantage for our big group: the hosue had only one shower (inside).

We definitely recommend this house to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We built this house 2008. Since we now live in Sweden because of work, we wanted travelers to Iceland to have the opportunity to stay. Grund is located in the heart of the popular Golden Circle. Close to Reykjavik, the capital and very short to get service at Selfoss and Hveragerdi. A lot of things to see and do in the neighborhood but also an excellent place to do just nothing but relax and enjoy the nature.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keflavik airport at 95 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Vestman Islands at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Öndverdanes golf club at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Thrastarlundur at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is located only 50 minutes drive from Reykjavik in a quiet area close to lake Thingvallavatn, a part of the golden circle (one of the must see places in Iceland). Its closest village Selfoss is appox 15 min driving with all services needed. Excellent hiking all around and only 20 min drive from lake Laugarvatn. Geysir and Gullfoss two of most visited sights are not far. Two good 18 hole golf courses 7 km (Öndverdarnes) and 13 km (Kidjaberg) away.


Rental rates

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Winter offer
Sep 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 14.0%

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Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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From the Owner

The size and quality of Grund and the location makes it unique.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 220 m²


  • Bathroom 1 mini spa - toilet, shower, double shower / mini spa
  • Bathroom 2 2nd floor - toilet
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower, outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, guesthouse


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, Guest house
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, TV room


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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