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Serenity, luxury, beautiful views, riverside, unique winter and summer holiday

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

•4 Bedrooms •Beautiful dining area, seats 12 •Sleeps 10 Comfortable

Árhvammur, is situated near the renowned swimming pool , Laugaskarð in Hveragerði, a small geothermal town, only 45km away from Reykjavík.

The house is 200 m2 (2153 sqft) with an open family/ kitchen area. It features 4 spacious rooms (sleeps 10 easily) and 3 bathrooms.

The spacious deck is wonderful for outdoor enjoyment, as well as the property itself, which is 11400 m2 (123,000 sqft) or (2.82 acres).

Located 45 km from Reykjavik, Hveragerði may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000 year-old lava field. Throughout the year, pillars of steam may be seen rising up out of the town – and in summer the town is truly a green community, abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas of woodland in and around Hveragerði expand, with the locals working together in order to further develop their blossoming town. Go to http://maps.google.com and search these coordinates: 63°59'58.26'N 21°10'27.68'W

More Details

Owner
Kristin Gunnarsdottir
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hveragerði, Iceland

Property Type:
  • house
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure
  • Large comfortable bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Large comfortable bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • sand pit
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Serenity, luxury, beautiful views, riverside, unique winter and summer holiday
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Fantastic base for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This four-bedroom home in Hveragerdi was the perfect base for our week-long visit to Iceland. My wife and I along with our three adult children and their partners (total of 4 couples) found it easy to get around the country in our rented van while returning each night. The home is warm, bright, and impeccably clean. The beds are comfortable and all the amenities are up to date, including appliances, washer & dryer, showers, bedding, towels, kitchen supplies, etc. On some evenings, we shopped in the local grocery story or in nearby Selfoss and cooked at home. There's a large, comfortable living/dining area in the home that provided space for all of us to be together, and the four bedrooms allowed space for privacy as well. Although we mainly used Hveragerdi as a base, there's actually a lot to do right in this area -- most memorably a hike to a "hot river" where the heat of a thermal spring mixes with the cool of a glacier spring to make a river that is perpetually the temperature of a hot tub. There's also a public pool with two hot tubs and a steam room about 5 minutes walk from home! There are several places to eat but we would especially recommend a local restaurant called Varma which is a 15-minute walk from home (reservations advised). Also, Kristin, the owner of the home, was extremely attentive and kind and answered any questions we had. In short, we loved this rental home because of its quality, location, and hosts. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am very glad you enjoyed our house with your family and your stay in Iceland.
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5

Property was great. Location is excellent

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family vacation. Shared many once in a lifetime experiences.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean. Just like pictures.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This home in Hveragerdi (about one hour east of Reykjavik) was exactly what our family needed for our Icelandic vacation! It was beautiful inside and out with plenty of sleeping, living and storage space inside for our family of five and lovely river views outside. Also, the town was quaint with several restaurants, a grocery store, gas station, and thermal-heated community pool right down the road from this home.

The rental's location made it very convenient to get to all the Golden Circle sites as well as the many activities we scheduled - river rafting, horseback riding, glacial lagoon boat ride, ATV tour, Blue Lagoon, ice cave tunnel tour, etc.

Kristin made everything very easy for us in setting up the rental and was available by phone with any questions we had while there.

I heartily recommend this wonderful home to any family or group that would like to explore the beauty of Iceland!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a beautiful review, I am glad you had a wonderful stay Best regards, Kristin
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5

Great Place for vacation

  • 5 of 5

The House offers great spacious and freedom for everybody. We have been 2 families of 4 (kids 16, 15, 14, 10) and enjoyed the stay for almost 3 weeks. In the house everything is available. Supermarkets, bakery, restaurant and sport facilities are within 1 mile. Great place for starting Trips to all sights in Iceland. Tip: less when 10 km you´ll find a 1,2 km vulcano Cave (headlights required), hot River, vulcano crater, hot spots .... No Need to buy beer at the Airport - vinbudin with all sorts of Drinks at the same price level is at the Bonus supermarket in the city. A better supermarket (Kronus) is in selfoss only 10 minutes by car. Thank´s to Krisitin - all tips are very good. We had a great time in a great country in a excellent house, Frank Berlin August 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iceland Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent 9 amazing days in Iceland. The house was in a great location for exploring this beautiful country. The house was just wonderful. It was warm, comfortable, spacious, and fully stocked. Kristin, the owner, was very helpful. There was a Bonus grocery store less than 5 minutes away. The town of Hveragerdi is so cute. It is nestled in a geothermal area, so there is a pool you can swim in, and a great hike up to a hot spring you can soak in. There are even boardwalks and changing areas up at the hot spring. Varma is a great place to have dinner. We spent a fun night at the Blue Lagoon which is about 90 minutes away. We did the Golden Circle Tour. Gullfoss is a unique and powerful waterfall. We drove to Vik which is about 2 hours away. There are waterfalls everywhere along the way. The ones not to be missed are Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind, Gljufurarbui which is a few hundred yards away, and the grand Skogafoss. Vik has black sand beaches, and nearby there are the basalt columns, and puffins. We took the ferry another day to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands.) There is an incredible museum on Heimaey that tells the story of the volcanic eruption in 1973. We also hiked the rim of the volcanic crater. You can still feel the heat. We drove 4 hours to Glacier Lagoon. Unfortunately, it was a very cloudy rainy day, but despite that, the Lagoon is surreal. The next day we did a glacier hike at Skaftafell. This was a definite highlight of our trip. The black and white of the glacier like being in another world. For a different adventure, take a flight up to Grimsey Island. You will be rewarded with a certificate stating you crossed the Arctic Circle! I don't know of another country where you can see waterfalls, green mountains, glaciers, volcanos, beaches and lava fields all in one day. The unspoiled natural beauty if Iceland is something that must be preserved, respected, and cherished. There is so much more we would love to see, and we hope to return again in the future. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reykjavik
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hveragerdi
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hveragerdi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hveragerdi
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Blafjoll

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.