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Þórunn Magnúsdóttir

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Beautiful Cottage- Golden Circle -Wonderful views

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this South holiday house

Perfect Location For Golden Circle Sightseeing.

Only 50 min drive from the busy capital Reykjavik.

The house is 220 m2 with 100 m2 deck and hot tub near the national park, Thingvellir.

The house is actually located in the heart of the Golden circle, every attraction is close by, such as Gullfoss, Geysir, Kerið('The Crater'), Silfra (Thingvellir) and many more.

Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the view after a busy day of sightseeing. The uniqe location offers beautiful valley view and view over the river Sogið. On a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean.

The house comfortably rooms 8+persons with four spacious rooms. In three rooms there are queen size beds and in the master bedroom there is a queen size bed and an en suite bathroom with shower.

Very spacious kitchen, dining area and dining room fit for your every need. Cozy living room and also Tv room, this house feels more like an villa than a cottage.

The house is very well equipped with hot tub, washing machine, wifi internet, fresh linen and towels, gas stove, two ovens, pantry items and basically everything you need.

The house is very child friendly being on only one floor and is also equipped with child's high chairs and baby cot beds. Wast land for the children to play on, private driveway and also in the walking distance of a free 9-hole golf course. Truly a family paradise.

Located on the main road to the national park Thingvellir which is also a serviced road and makes it very easy to reach in every weather condition.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Þórunn Magnúsdóttir (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Þórunn Magnúsdóttir

You can always reach me during your stay either by phone or e-mail 24/7.

I can also recommend activities and refer you to booking site which can plan for you day tours fit to your interest. Me and my boyfriend Hrafn have been renting out our holiday home for three years now with a good reputation and we decided to help our friend and colleague Steinar with his two beautiful cottages Sydri-bru and Solbakki. If you need to hire a car I can give you quote from the car rental, which is a small family operated car rental we run.


based on 4 traveller reviews

Beautiful Cottage- Golden Circle -Wonderful views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful house -- Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a fantastic location!

The house was spotless when we arrived. It has a nice open layout and more than enough room for our family of four. The kitchen was fully equipped. The hot tub was amazing and a great option to have after a long day exploring the country. Our children also really enjoyed the trampoline. The radiant heating through the floor works perfectly. We also really appreciated that we did not have to buy toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, or laundry detergent.

The location was perfect for us. There is a wonderful view from the house itself. It also is very close to Selfoss with its great grocery stores and restaurants, as well as to horseback riding and local hikes. The proximity and easy access to the Golden Circle and the Ring Road made it easy to take day trips to lots of sights in the south of Iceland, as well as into Reykjavik itself.

Þórunn was extremely welcoming and helpful, and we can't thank her enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic play to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious house, nicely furnished and very well equipped. We found everything we needed and more. Dishwasher, washing machine, chest freezer, large fridge were all there. The location is great, as are the views. We enjoyed our day trips and we enjoyed the terrace and hot tub afterwards.

Þórunn is very helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Thanks to her directions and advice, we had no trouble finding the place, and the locations of nearby supermarkets and restaurants.

We stayed a week, and wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are always welcome back :) Kind regards, Þórunn
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Huge, well-equipped house in great setting

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us friends stayed in the golden cottage as we called it, but it would be also perfect for a family. We spent lots of time in and around the house, a sprawling single storey property with everything we needed for a homely, well-positioned stay in mid-summer. Peaceful, cute terrace for enjoying the 24-hour light, especially the glow of the evening sun, and we made good use of the hot tub! Great bright communal room, glazed all the way around for more views while playing late night games. Hard to remember to go to bed when the sun never sets...

We cooked lots of food ourselves and found the kitchen very well-equipped, as if you'd kitted it out yourself. Massive fridge and a separate chest freezer in the utility room. Surprise hit was the toastie-maker!

Perfectly located for amazing sights including Gullfoss, Geysir, hot streams of Hveragerði, crater lake Kerio and the historic Thingvellir national park. On the doorstep of the Grimsnes area is unspoiled beauty in every direction, whether you wander across the mossy, wild flower-filled fields that wrap around the cottage, or simply drive around and follow your whims. Further afield, several hours drive east is the ice lagoon, which is just about doable there and back in a day, particularly when there is no sunset to beat. The destination and the journey both more than worth the time, with varied and other-worldly landscapes a given around every corner.

One very minor downside is we found the house a little too warm. The Icelanders seemingly have free access to limitless geothermal underfloor heating and are very comfortable like this, or simply fling open the windows to cool down. But being from England, we are used to more freshness, especially at night, and had to ask for it to be turned down (wasn't as simple as turning a dial on the wall). They were absolutely fine and helpful about this, even if they didn't really understand why we wouldn't want to be lovely and piping hot all the time! Our contact Þórunn was extremely sweet and helpful, and we were able to keep in touch easily by phone and email for any queries. The best choice for supermarkets was in the fairly large town Selfoss, 15 mins or so drive south of the cottage.

After five nights we moved on to Reykjavik for a taste of the city. An absolutely unforgettable trip which left us planning our next visit, almost the minute we got home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that perfect summery of your holiday in Iceland. it is really helpful for future guests to read what is possible to see and do :) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are of course always welcome back. Best regards, Þórunn
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Charming Cottage in Beautiful Landscape

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just perfectly suited for our group of 8. It was spacious, very clean and bright inside thanks to large windows. The kitchen is a treasure trove - we had large enough pans to cook for so many people, the stove is huge, there was a toaster and even a waffle iron. The house is equipped with games (in Icelandic) and also boasts a huge poker case. Finally, the hot pot is just amazing after a long walking trip. We used it a lot and enjoyed the nice view from the terrace.

Þórunn is a great host. She waited patiently for us to arrive (which was a lot later than scheduled) and was always available whenever we called her.

As for the surroundings: There is loads to explore. The famous Þingvellir is close by and definitely worth a visit, as are Strokkur and the Gulfoss. Reykjavík is closer than we thought and you can spend a relaxing day there. Two more highlights: A walk to Eyjafjallajökull is within a 1,5-hours drive. And one of the highland routes (the easiest one) starts close by. A must see!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
19 Kilometres
Hotel bar in Hotel Selfoss.
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Vestmannaeyjar Ferry, goes from Bakkahofn
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Free golf course.
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Route 1.
Nearest Restaurant
19 Kilometres
Selfoss, restaurants and fast food.
Nearest Ski
64 Kilometres
Blafjoll, there you can rent gear.
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Nearest attraction:

Thingvellir, national park 15 min

Gullfoss and Geysir 50 min

Kerið (The Crater) 10 min

Selfoss 15-20 min (Shopping/groceries/medical services)

Eyjafjallajökull 1 hour and 20 min

Seljalands waterfall 1 hour and 10 min

Hveragerði(Eldhestar) 25 min


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in South, Iceland

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4 night minimum stay

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite in master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Queen size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Queen size bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Queen size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , One king size bed. Master bedroom with en suite.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double bed , Open when guests are 9-10.Extra charge taken.
  • Four bedrooms, three with queen size bed and master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom. An extra room with double bed and an en suite bathroom with shower, extra charge taken.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting