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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 97 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely, Spacious 100 m2. 2 Bedrooms & Loft. Sleeps 6 Plus.

Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the world famous Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk around the mountain to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its great restaurants, shops, golf and hotel.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is ideal for summer or winter stays. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, a large sleeping loft open to the living room, bathroom w/shower and a fully equipped kitchen w/dishwasher. It can easily sleep 6 people with available bedding for up tp 8.

It's an accessible 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions including the beautiful and historical Thingvellir (30 minute drive) and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall (10 minute drive) as well as the Geysir area (15 minutes walk) and the edge of the Highland Wilderness (only a 15 minute drive (starting just above Gullfoss).

Other SW Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, river rafting and glacier trips.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area is a wonderland of geothermal pools and spas, mountains, woodlands and rivers , great for hiking.

There are grocery shops in the nearby towns of Reykholt, Flúðir, and Laugarvatn (12-30 minute drives) and some basic necessities (i.e. milk, beverages, snacks) at the Geysir shop around the corner.

There are 3 restaurants and a large clothing shop at Geysir Center. There are also restaurants in the nearby towns: Reykholt, Fludir and Laugarvatns.

Especially fun restaurants to visit are:

Fridheimar Tomato Farm at Reykholt - lunch only

https://www.facebook.com/fridheimar/

Efstidalur Barn Loft Restaurant and Ice Cream Barn:

You're right next to the farm cows here!

https://www.facebook.com/Efstidalur

More Details

Property Manager
Ragnheidur
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Ragnheidur

I live in Reykjavik with my husband and children and grandkids.

My summers as a kid (and since!) were spent in the great outdoors of Iceland, hiking and fly-fishing.

Feel free to contact me about anything I can help you with related to your stay.

Ragnheidur purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Ragnheidur chose Southern Region

My family had a cottage in this part of the country when I was a kid. It's a fantastic area with all the varieties of nature and close to some of my favourite spots in Iceland.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is comfortable and warm. It is heated with water from a local geothermal drilling hole which is owned by the farmer up in the valley.

It has lots of room, it's accessible in the wintertime and has great views. You can even see the tip of Hekla volcano towards the south-east. The perfect place to unwind.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Open sleeping loft - 1 double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews
5

Lovely, relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, remote but easily accessible. One hour drive from Reykjavik and two hours from Vik. Very close to Gulfoss and Geysir and only half hour drive to Thingvellir. Wonderful house with lots of added extras, like home from home; warm, comfortable and spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying, welcome back :)
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4

Beautiful location, saw the northern lights on the last night

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is warm & efficent. The owner emailed all of the nearby attractions. That was So helpful, thank you. Great time!

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Christmas at Geysir valley - Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Christmas and new year had a wonderful time. The cottage is warm and has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. It is great to be able to walk down to the Geysir and withing a very short drive of Gullfoss. It is a great location and you can see so much within a very easy distance. We visited the black sand beach, several waterfalls, Pingvellier and the secret lagoon at Fludir is a must as our kids loved it! The Northern lights were fabulous from this location, we walked out onto the decking in the evening and looked up and were treated to a great display. The owners were really helpful and communicated with us so we felt happy we had help if we needed it especially with advice on driving and weather in Iceland in winter which from a safety aspect you must listen to carefully. Overall I would fully recommend this location and cottage to all of our friends and family. When we left we felt like we were leaving a real home which is a great indication of our enjoyable visit. Thank you so much we had a fantastic holiday and have fallen in love with Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your holiday visit! Thanks for staying and for your wonderful review. Happy new year and welcome back!
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5

Super

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Perfect location. Well heated for the season.

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked cottage, great hosts, great location

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying, great that you were able to catch the aurora. Welcome back!
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5

Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was fantastic! It was clean, looked just like the online photos, had a well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and sofa, and the surrounding area was beautiful. Our 4 year old daughter loved the ladder and attic, as well as playing on the deck outside. You can hear two waterfalls in the distance, on the mountainside behind the house. One evening, we came home and saw horses in the pasture nearby. We walked up to the fence, and the friendly Icelandic horses came to greet us. Some of our best photos in Iceland were shot with them (it was sunny that day!). The cottage is near Thingvellir, Geysir and Gulfoss. The owners are very responsive and informative, and helped to make our vacation planning easier. We would definitely recommend a stay at The Geysir Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Kilometres
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Car: recommended

The Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the magnificent Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley right at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its restaurants, shops, golf and hotel. A car is recommended for exploring the numerous sites and activities in the area. In winter a 4 wheel drive car is usually necessary.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is a 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions of South Iceland. Thingvellir is only a 30 minute drive and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall only 10 minutes away. The Geysir geothermal area is literally around the corner, only a 15 minute walk and the edge of the Highland Wilderness just a 15 minute drive starting just above Gullfoss.

Other South Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including glacier trips, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, and river rafting.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area, with its mountains, woodlands and rivers is also great for hiking.

Secluded enough for enjoying the stillness of summer mornings with birdsong or watching the nortern light free from street lights in winter. Yet close the main routes for sights.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Southern Region

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season/summer 2018
15 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$273
From
AU$296
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season/fall 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$241
From
AU$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season/winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 14 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$241
From
AU$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,903
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
High season/summer 2019
15 May 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$273
From
AU$296
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,013
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season/fall 2019
15 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$241
From
AU$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$233
From
AU$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & laundry AU$133.14
Pet Fee AU$78.32
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$140.97

Extra cleaning and laundry fee is €85
Booking deposit is 1/3 of the rental fee. The balance is required 15 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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