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Member since: 2012
Speaks english


50 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this West holiday cottage

3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 100 m2

The cottage Engjagil 4 Helludalur, Geysir area is a new house, as our other cottage Engjagil 5, Helludalur Geysir area # 893491, it is in the peaceful valley Helludalur, we have good reviews from previous guests in our cottages in Engjagil and will do our best to make your stay enjoyable in our new house, it is ca 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. The place Engjagil Helludalur, Geysir area is a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull is one of the attractions in driving direction. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air to relax in our peaceful valley in our cosy cottage after a walk on a glacier, and the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. Don't hesitate to contact me.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Kristín (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english

About Kristín

Kristin and Bjarni have been married for over 25 years, living in Reykjavik, Kristin is a professional chef and Bjarni is a building contractor, we have pleasure renting the cottage for our friendly visitors from abroad. We hope to make your stay in our cottage an enjoyable one and filled with good memories.

Kristín purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kristín chose Iceland

Cottages Engjagil 4 and 5 in Helludalur Geysir area are built in the year 2007-8, made of logs from Finland, the houses are situated in the peaceful valley Helludalur yet it is in the midst of the Golden Circle, what we love about this place is that we find peace and tranquillity during our stays there and it has been a huge pleasure to share this special place with our guests, we are thankful and blessed to do so.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has enough space for up to 6 persons, the beds are very comfortable and on the loft there is a roof window right above your head so you can see the stars at night. Icelandic ponies are often in the field a few steps from the cottage. Because we have 2 cottages in the same area we can have up to 12 persons at the same time.


based on 50 traveller reviews

average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Truely a rare find!

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home the moment we walked in. Very clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. The views are spectacular and the hot tub is the perfect way to end a day of exploring. Kristin is awesome to work with. For folks that have traveled a little it this will certainly be on the top of your list of places you've ever been. Seldom do we entertain the idea of returning to a vacation location- too much else to see- but we can definitely see ourselves back in Iceland and at this house. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for so nice words, it is a great pleasure to hear. Its true, there are many guests that come back here again and again, I am glad you found our place your home too. Welcome back! Kristín and family.
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Beautiful, Spacious Cabin - Loved the Hot Tub!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cabin during our honeymoon to Iceland - it was fabulous! The location was wonderful - it was within walking distance to Geysir and the visitors center, which offered a great gluten free lamb soup and lattes! The bed in the cabin was super comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, and the view was outstanding. With all that being said, the hot tub was by far our favorite feature! We would come back at night from a long day of exploring, and sit in the hot tub with a drink to watch the sun go down.

Kristin was a wonderful host. She went out of her way to answer any questions that we had, and offered many suggestions on places to go or things to do.

We hope to come back to Iceland some day, and if we do, we will certainly seek out Kristin's homey cabins once again!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Its so nice being able to walk to Geysir, its about 900 meters away! No need to find a parking place! I am glad you enjoyed your stay, Welcome back! Kristín
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Wonderful Retreat in Beautiful Rural Location

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to stay in Kristin's cottage! It is located in a great spot,with snow covered mountains all around. Iceland is so wide open, it is a shame to see the sites with busloads of people.With a car and this as your base, you can bypass the crowds and explore on your own, especially if you go on off hours. The cottage is clean and in good shape and Kristen made it all easy. Lindin in Laugarvatn is a nice lakeside bistro, next to the great pool. and Skol is pub a mile past Geysir toward Gullfoss .Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a dream home. It was a perfect stay and the hot tub was an added bonus.

  • 5 of 5

The home is the epitome of everything wonderful in Iceland. We loved the vistas all around us and looked forward to the hot tub every day. The rooms were welcoming and the kitchen well stocked with all the right equipment. We would return every season if we could.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back and thank you for this review. Kind regards, Kristín
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Secluded, magical stay

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was fantastic - the house was clean, well equipped, beautifully kept, and warm! The hot tub was glorious - we used it everyday. This is a truly amazing place for a winter getaway and I would go back without a second thought!

It's easy to walk to Geysir, even in deep snow, and was a quick drive to Gulfoss - we could beat the crowds to both. Even going at peak crowd time both attractions were enjoyable.

If you're equipped for cold weather and snow, both in yourself and your vehicle, I cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you Kristin!

We will be back...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review, the winter is such a beautiful time of the year, and luckily you were very well equipped and brought a good spirit with you, that is so important! and thank you for being such lovely guests, you are most welcome back anytime. Bless, bless! Kristín and family!.
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Fantastic Iceland Log Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing location, the cabin is well equipped. The hot tub is amazing! We got to see the northern lights while bathing. Such a good experience. Kristin was very helpful and friendly! Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking time to post a review. When we have a sky filled with northern lights, you can see them very well, just by standing outside on the porch, of our cottage, just switch off the outside lights, and everything will be very dark, because there is no other light pollution in the valley. Thanks for choosing our cottage for you Iceland adventure and welcome back when we have light nights in the summer! Regards, Kristín
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hotel Geysir
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
To Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Geysir Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Geysir Hotel and Bistro
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Only a few local TV stations,3 g internet is available - not for downloading though.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
17 Sep 2016 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
High season
15 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry A$136

Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pound), before use of conversion tool.
Easter, Christmas and new year is High season period.
An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 60 GBP
Laundering of bedding and towels, and making it ready for next guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Sink, toilet, shower, there is also an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , This is the loft, open area, you see down to the first floor
  • Bedroom 3 is a mezzanine, open area. Semi private.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting