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Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle

Bedrooms 3
Space 130 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Winter And Summer Holiday, 45 Min. Drive From Reykjavik

Sogsbakki is a new modern 3 bedroom luxury villa located in Grimsnes, a 45 min. drive from Reykjavik and 30 min. drive to Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir. The property has a modern design and is very well equipped in every way; its surrounded by terraces, with sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue (gas), garden furniture and a basketball court. There are three bedrooms, spacious living room, dining for area for 12 people, kitchen, bathroom and washing room. In the area there are number of golf courses, swimming pools, hiking trails, fishing rivers and other exciting things. The nearest restaurant is only 5 min. walk away. Pls. note that in severe weather conditions the outdoor jacuzzi can't be used.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom with Queen size bed, two other bedrooms also with Queen size beds. Sofa in the living room which can be used as a bed for one person.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
Sogsbakki is the perfect getaway place to enjoy with your spouse/family/friends both winter and summer. It provides the opportunity to relax and unwind; go for a walk, enjoy the sauna, cook some great food. Drive for 20 minutes and experience some of the most known wonders of nature in Iceland, go for a outdoor swim, play golf and dine in some of the country side restaurants in the area. Enjoy what Iceland has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

It was so great. Many thanks!

  • 5 of 5

It was so great. Many thanks! One of the best houses we have stayed in so far. Many greetings and see you soon!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our villa. Glad you enjoyed it. Welcome back :) Cheers Elin
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Golden Circle Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect place to stay while visiting Iceland. It is away from it all but close to many popular touring sights. It’s a great house to come to after you’ve been out exploring all day. It’s well stocked , beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Elin is the consummate hostess. She greets you on arrival at a designated location and escorts you to the house. We arrived on a morning when the roads were somewhat slippery and we were happy to have her lead the way. To my delight, she greeted us with a bottle of prosecco to celebrate my birthday (which was the reason for our trip). This house is also good for seeing the northern lights. Just walk out the door and there they are (if you’re lucky!). I highly recommend Elin’s house.

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, It was pleasure having you and your husband and thank you for choosing our place to celebrate your anniversary :)
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Amazing country

  • 4 of 5

The house in Soggsbakki was nice and well equipped. The only negative thing was the bathroom. This was too small for the use by 6 people. Also, there was only 1 toilet. It is in the middle of the Golden Circle, so al the touristic attractions were within driving distance. Also it was very pleasant and welcoming that Elin and her husband met us to guide us to their house, so that we ourselves did not have to search in the dark.

Iceland is such a beautiful country, we enjoyed every minute of our Christmas holiday. We were very lucky to have such a beautiful weather, a little bit cold, but the sun was shining. We even saw the aurora borealis. We definitely will come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis of serenity

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house that is very well equipped. Location is great, less than 45 minutes to most golden circle sights. Kerid is 7 minutes away! Also only about 15 minutes from Selfoss which has all the stores you need. We enjoyed the hot pot almost every night and saw the northern lights every night with a spectacular show the first night, like what you see on tv. We were celebrating our first anniversary and this was perfect, surrounded but beauty and peace. Elin was a great host, made sure we were comfortable in the house and have great suggestions on things to do. Iceland has a very special place in our hearts now. We can't wait to go back and hopefully soon since Icelandair and WOW are soon starting non stop service from our airport. Thanks Elin, for a wonderful home and allowing us to enjoy the peace and beauty of your great country.

-Pam and Jason

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam and Jason, It was pleasure meeting you and having you staying in our villa. Thank your for sharing the experience of your stay in Iceland, so beautifully written in our guest book :) If you ever want to come back, you know where to find us. With kind regards Elin
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Great location for golden circle

  • 5 of 5

Great house for visiting SW of country. Well equipped with everything we wanted. Very good to have some food basics too. Outside shower was wonderful, even in the chilly mornings. Overall we would recommend property.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-designed home in an unforgettable location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights. Elin went out of her way to meet us, get us familiarized with everything, and providing suggestions for things to do. She was responsive and helpful.

It is a stunning, elegant home. We loved the sauna, outdoor shower, and "hot pot." The beds were comfortable. The house was immaculate. The kitchen was gourmet. And water from the tap is better than any bottled water you've ever tasted. We walked on the paths around the home every morning. And major attractions on the Golden Circle are within easy driving distance. We had an amazing time!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Len and family, It was pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for leaving the house so tidy and clean. Hope to see you again. Cheers Elin
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Property Manager

Elin Thorsteinsdottir
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, danish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Elin Thorsteinsdottir

My name is Elin, I'm married and have two sons. I grew up in Iceland but have also spent considerble time abroad in relation with my work and studies (Denmark, France, UK and China).We love travelling in Iceland and abroad. We care greatly for our summerhouse and it's the best place we know to enjoy with our family and friends. Absoulutely the best place to relax and get in touch with nature which surrounds the place. We put great trust and faith in those who choose to rent our place and we do our utmost to maker their stay as enjoyable as possible.

Elin Thorsteinsdottir purchased this villa in 2008

Why Elin Thorsteinsdottir chose Southern Region

This beautiful summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from your everyday life both summer and winter. It's luxurious and beautifully designed. It's located 30-45 min. drive from many of Iceland's most popular places and surrounded with hiking trails and just few minutes walk from a river.

What makes this villa unique

The beautiful surroundings and the overall design of this place is irrisistble and makes you feel welcome, relaxed and secure. During the summer you can enjoy the 24 hr light and the during the winter the Northern lights in the complete darkness. After a long day looking at beautiful sights you can relax in the sauna and make a delicious meal in the very spacious and well equipped kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were welcomed home in a very friendly way by Elin and her partner. They picked us up at Ikea and showed us the way to the house so that we could not get lost. It is a very nice and comfortable house located at a quiet and idyllic place . It is very well equipped. We very much enjoyed the generously built Finnish sauna, however, we could unfortunately not use the nicely placed hot pot next to the house due to the snow and freezing weather. The house is ideal for visiting interesting touristic places, especially the Golden Circle and is at the same time very close to Selfoss where you can find all shops needed for your stay in Iceland. Also, there are excellent restaurants in and around Selfoss. Overall a very good place and ideal for families or smaller groups of friends.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn, Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning at departure AU$157.25

We meet up with all our guests and either we escort them to Sogsbakki or meet them there. We provide them with information about interesting things to do and see in the surroundings of Sogsbakki. We also provide the with a mobile phone for opening of a security gate and which they can use for local calls during their stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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