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Located in a Spectacular Rural Location Near Hellnar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet

Overview

About the property

The Glacier Lodge offers magnificent views of Snaefellsjokull to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi bay to the south. Built in 2010 and one of a small group of similar properties, this is a modern self-catering cottage of 100 sqm which can comfortably accommodate six adults.

Just a two hour drive from Reykjavik, this home away from home, is the perfect base from which to explore one of Iceland's most celebrated regions - the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

South facing and with a light open plan design, the lodge sleeps up to eight people in three second floor bedrooms (one with a double bed and two with twins) and a fold out double sofa-bed located in the lounge. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, plus a dining area.

- Parking

- Private bathroom

- Tea and coffee making facilities

- Fridge

- Dishwasher

Away from light pollution and with vast open skies, Glacier Lodge is in an excellent position for watching displays of the aurora borealis should they occur during your stay.

With the region's natural beauty on your doorstep, including the striking sea stacks of Arnarstapi, there are plenty of things to see and do from a variety of hiking trails, sailing excursions and whale and bird watching opportunities, to activities on and around nearby Snaefellsjokull glacier - including snowmobile.

More Details

Property Manager
Clive Stacey
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, russian, swedish, greek, finnish, Icelandic
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in West

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Sofa bed - 1 sofa bed/futon
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Notes:
Please note there is no Internet/Wifi in the cottage.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Located in a Spectacular Rural Location Near Hellnar
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautiful house at the foot of the volcano!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy house! The only downfall was no Wi-Fi. Also we came in New Year's day and nothing in the area was open, not even grocery stores. The stairs in the house were a little dicey, but the heated floors in the bathroom made up for it! We will totally stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and tidy with comfortable beds. Quiet location, warm and homely would definitely stay there again. My only gripe would be that we had to strip our own beds and take our rubbish with us despite paying for cleaning. We couldn't find the bin mentioned in the house rules and ended up taking our rubbish all the way back to Reykjavik. Clearer instructions please.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for viewing Northern Lights

  • 5 of 5

My mother, good friend and I just stayed here in early December for two nights. What a lovely, cozy house! It was easy to find with the directions provided to us by Clive in advance of our stay. The property itself was so nice, modern and comfortable--we wish we would have had a few more days to stay there.

Our first night here, we spent about two hours walking around outside hoping for a northern lights sighting--no luck. But our second night, we saw them! Oh my, what a sight. This was the perfect location--no other people, no other light, superb viewing conditions.

Upon arriving, two of the smoke detectors must have had low batteries, as they were beeping. We sent an email to the manager and got a prompt reply via text message. While we were out exploring the following day, the local manager must have come by to replace them. We appreciated the quick help resolving the issue.

Would highly recommend a visit here. A great base for exploring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Hope to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Beautiful Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 absolutely loved our stay. The lodge was very clean with a well-stocked kitchen, lovely bedrooms, and unbeatable views. Entry instructions were very easy. We appreciated the amazing location, within easy driving distance of much we wanted to see. We would highly recommend this VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO USA
5

Snaefellsness Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! It is located in such a beautiful, serene location. We sat and watched the Northern Lights for 2 hours over the mountain in the back. It was amazing! We had everything we needed to cook and the house was immaculate! The stairs were a bit of a challenge, but we knew that going in. We just left our suitcases downstairs and brought up stairs the clothes we needed to change into for the day or night. It was very easy. We had mountains in the backyard and the ocean in the front....who could ask for anything better?! We wished the cabin had wifi, but we did have it in our car, so if we needed to use it, we just went and sat in the car. The house was very clean and comfortable. I wish we would've had more time to relax and get to know the area better....like hike around the mountains. But with so much to see and do in Iceland, it is kind of hard to let yourself just hang out at your cabin! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling the Snaefellsness Peninsula. It was close to many attractions on the Peninsula, yet quite and secluded at the same time. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Potomac, MD
5

A Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Everything was pristine when we arrived. It was a very serene setting and we loved the cabin feel.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
234 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hellnar
Car: necessary

Located in a spectacular rural location near to Hellnar the Glacier Lodge offers magnificent views of Snaefellsjokull to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi bay to the south. Built in 2010 and one of a small group of similar properties, this is a modern self-catering cottage of 100 sqm which can comfortably accommodate six adults.

Just a two hour drive from Reykjavik, this home away from home, is the perfect base from which to explore one of Iceland's most celebrated regions - the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

South facing and with a light open plan design, the lodge sleeps up to eight people in three second floor bedrooms (one with a double bed and two with twins) and a fold out double sofa-bed located in the lounge. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, plus a dining area.

- Parking

- Private bathroom

- Tea and coffee making facilities

- Fridge

- Dishwasher

Away from light pollution and with vast open skies, Glacier Lodge is in an excellent position for watching displays of the aurora borealis should they occur during your stay.

With the region's natural beauty on your doorstep, including the striking sea stacks of Arnarstapi, there are plenty of things to see and do from a variety of hiking trails, sailing excursions and whale and bird watching opportunities, to activities on and around nearby Snaefellsjokull glacier - including snowmobile.

Please note: The shape of the lodge is such that it is necessary for the stairs between the two levels to ascend/descend steeply with a split step design. It is therefore not suitable for those with low levels of mobility or very young children.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$169.82

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Linen and final cleaning included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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