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Perfectly situated in Icelandic south coast -secluded,remote old farm

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 180 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom farmhouse perfect for large family or group of friends

The old farmhouse in Hrifunes,approx.180sqf.

Two level house.

Situated perfectly between Vík í Mýrdal and Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

5 bedrooms:

Two bedrooms with a 160cm x 200cm.

One bedroom with a 90cm x 200cm.

One bedroom with a 160cm x 200cm and a 90cm x 200cm

One bedroom with two 90cm x 200cm

A large bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer,another smaller wc without shower.

A laundry room with a washing machine,a dryer and a freezer.

Dining room and living room are adjacent with great views.

37' tv panel with a dvd player and satellite dish.

Radio/cd player.

Large and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, mixer,toaster,oven,refrigerator and a gas cooker.

Toys and dvd's for kids,music cd's and dvd's...

Bed linen and shower towels are provided with additional cost.

Take a daytrip to :Mýrdalsjökull glacier 30km.

The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla.

Lakagígar Crater 50km.Craters of Laki

The Laki eruption and its aftermath caused a drop in global temperatures, as sulfur dioxide was spewed into the Northern Hemisphere. This caused crop failures in Europe and may have caused droughts in India. The eruption in 1783 an 1784 has been estimated to have killed over six million people globally,making the eruption the deadliest in historical times. Lakagígar is part of a volcanic system centered on the Grímsvötn volcano and it lies between the glaciers of Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull, in an area of fissures that run in a southwest to northeast direction.

Dyrhólaey 61km.

(120m high) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen)

Located on the south coast, view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the hill-island with the door-hole).

Skógarfoss 79km.

One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.

Langisjór Lake 60km.

The lake is situated rather far from civilisation at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level.

It is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km² and a depth of 75m at its deepest point.

Landmannalaugar 70km.

A popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields.The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning 'blue peak') and Brennisteinsalda (meaning 'sulphur wave').

Seljalandsfoss 73km.

One of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland,drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.

The boat to Vestmannaeyjar 75km.

Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings, and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland.

Eyjafjallajökull 86km.

The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.

Skaftafell 119km.

A preservation area in Öræfi,the landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull) and water.

Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell,one of the most popular sights in the park.

It's surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.

These basalt columns have provided inspiration for Icelandic architects, most visibly in the Hallgrímskirkja church and also the National Theatre,both in Reykjavik.

Hvannadalshnúkur 119km.

A pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano and is the highest point in Iceland. Peak´s height 2,109.6 metres (6,921 ft)

Vatnajökull National park 120km.

An area of 8,100 km², Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume (3,100 km³)

Under the ice cap there are several volcanoes.

The volcanic lakes, Grímsvötn for exp, were the sources of a large jökulhlaup (glacial lake outburst flood) in 1996. There was also a considerable but short-time eruption of the volcano under these lakes in 2004.

Kverkfjöll (in Vatnajökull National Park)

The mountain range Kverkfjöll (1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier Vatnajökull.

The mountains are still active volcanoes and under them, there is a very large, very hot magma chamber which leads to the originating of glacier caves. Currently, they cannot be visited because of the risk of collapse. There is a warning sign at the 'parking place' near the caves.

Jökulsárlón lake 155km. A must see.......

A large glacial lake in the southeast,on the borders of Vatnajökull park.

Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. The lake now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.

Or explore the icecaves..... many more beautiful places within 2 hours drive.The house is very well situated in the south peninsula....

Many beautiful places that will take your breath away....

End your day trip by taking it easy,relaxing in the outdoor swimming pool in Vík or Kirkjubaejarklaustur......Before cooking your gourmet dinner in fully equipped kitchen or do your favorite bbq outside :)

More Details

Property Manager
Dora Asgeirsdottir
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Dora Asgeirsdottir

We are a married couple with two sons and a black Labrador

My husband Gunni is a ceo/owner of a marketing/insurance firm.

We love the outdoors and this house is our vacation home..

We live in Hveragerdi,35km east of Reykjavik

We love the countryside,hunting,fishing,cooking,gardening,animals and science.

We bought the old house and we have been renovating it throughout the years ever since.....

I believe we will never quit :)

We simply love the south coast of Iceland,endless exceptional places to see.....

Dora Asgeirsdottir purchased this house in 2006

Why Dora Asgeirsdottir chose Southern Region

We have always loved this part of Iceland.Our house is located within 2 hours drive from many beautiful and exciting places,for example,Eyjafjallajökull(erupted last in 2010),Mýrdalsjökull,Lakagígar,Landmannalaugar,Langisjór,Craters of Laki,Glacier Lagoon,Vatnajökull National park and many,many more....

What makes this house unique

The house is an old farm,we know a bit of its history and we love renovating things,so we dived in and do not regret a thing :)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please treat our house and belongings with respect while your stay.Even though there is a cleaning fee,guests clean their own dishes,utensils etc.
  • If somethings breaks or gets damaged,please inform us so things can be mended. No smoking/no parties-this is our second home.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is one shower in the house.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , used as a family room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • There are 5 bedrooms in the house.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Perfectly situated in Icelandic south coast -secluded,remote old farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A perfect location to see the aurora and to hike on ice!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience at Katlan's house. Cozy with a million dollar view, especially at sunrise. Thank you, Dora, for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Great home base for adventures in SE Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with a group of 10. A great location that allows you to feel away from the tourist bustle and with great access to the attractions of SE Iceland. House is well taken care of and was a pleasure to stay at.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house and extremely well located

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay even though we only use 2 out of the 5 rooms. The house is cozy with a great view. Will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, superb location has everything

  • 5 of 5

The property is fabulous, there is nothing that hasn't been thought about, there's plenty of room for a large party. A great location for exploring the south of the island. Dora is extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, clean and extremely confortable!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Very well equiped, nothing is missing. Clean, well maintained we really enjoy our stay.

arrival instruction was clear and good information of the area. We will get back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montpellier, FR

un endroit vraiment agréable

  • 5 of 5

L'emplacement de la maison est super pratique pour visiter la région, entre Vik et la 208. L'équipement et la décoration sont au delà de la simple location de vacances, c'est plus une maison prsonnelle très accueillante. Nous y avons passé un excellent séjor

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
270 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
No 1
Nearest Restaurant
35 Kilometres
Vík í Myrdal
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$155.4
Damage Deposit AU$313.94

Bed linen and shower towels are provided for 2000 isk ,per person per stay, paid at the premises.

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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