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Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 6 People, Large Terrace, Nature all around, Fabulous Mountain view

Helluskógur 7 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this cozy cottage in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine and enjoy the Northern Lights in the peace and quietness after a memorable day.

The lodge was built in a traditional, Icelandic summerhouse way. It´s well constructed and insulated. It´s warm and cozy all year around with all necessities and comfort. The house has an open kitchen-living room area. In the kitchen there is all white ware and equipment you need for cooking and baking and serving a lovely meal. The living room has a great corner sofa and a large Flat Screen TV and a DVD player. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with good beds. Free WIFI.

On the large terrace there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment. Beside the house there is a grass lawn which is surrounded by a birch Forrest, ideal for kids to play.

We have been connected to Borgarfjörður from childhood and would like to share good advice and information about the house or the area so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail request about anything you would like to know and we will do our best to help you.

More Details

Property Manager
Heidrun
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Heidrun

About Robert and Heidrun

I am a teacher and I have a BA degree in Icelandic literature. My husband Robert works as a Pilot in Europe and has a BS degree in business administration. We have two little boys, 5 and 8 years old.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

For us, this place is heaven on earth. It is cozy and comfortable and it is so easy to relax there. Robert has had the opportunity to stay in this house since childhood so it really means a lot to us. It is a cottage with history and a lot of good memories. We are happy to offer others to enjoy it.

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness - You can sit outside on the terrace or walk around the house and enjoy the nature and the amazing mountain view in the peaceful surroundings.

Location - The location of the house is ideal for exploring the west side of Iceland. There are short driving distances to many beautiful places in the nature such as waterfalls and craters. Museums and historical places are also nearby. There is only a 15 minutes drive to the nearest town, Borgarnes, where you can find for example a swimming pool, golf course, shops, bakery, restaurants, library and health care.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , This is the popular and cozy sleeping loft.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed , Let us know if you need the child bed so we can prepare it.
  • Cozy bedrooms with good beds and comfortable bed linen. Curtains to keep the brightness away and reading lamps.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
In Borgarnes you´ll find massage and more services. Contact owner if your are looking for some special service and we will help you figure it out.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Helluskogur

  • 5 of 5

Even on a rainy day it was a fantastic and relaxing stay. We enjoyed it a lot!! The kids loved the football goal! Thank you Heidi & Rob! Take care!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and a nice review. Welcome back to Helluskógur... :) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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4

Very cozy and peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

Lots of space for 5 of us, and not too far from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula... our guys loved the hot tub, and it made a great base for the Borgarnes area.

Heidi was very responsive, and generous with local tips. No luck on the Northern Lights, but some lovely starry skies.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenexa, Kansas
5

Wonderful cabin & location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your cabin. It was clean and cozy, with a nice hot tub and mountain view. We were lucky enough to see the aurora, which put on quite a show that seemed orchestrated specially for us! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house is first class in every way as is the care given by the owners Heidrun and Philip. We heartily recommend the property to any considering a stay in Icelanc. The hot tub was wonderful at the end of a busy day! Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We had perfect holidays, the house was clean and very quiet.

The hot tub is wonderfull (hard to live without now) and It's not too far from Borgarnes, very easy to buy our food,

The gravel road in winter looks a battlefield for us, rent a 4x4 is a good choice.

About car and road, Heidi & Rob saved us the 1st day when we were sticked in the mud (our fault, we turned on the bad road, so don't trust google map and follow the house's manual!).

Furthermore they were very patient with our awful english level (sorry we are French!).

We couldn't see boreal lights so we hope to come back!

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous stay, great location, nothern lights as well. Beautiful surrounding. With and with out the snow. Well recommended

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Hamarsvöllur at Borgarnes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Snæfellsjökull
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
West Beach Where river Langá meets the sea
Car: necessary

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Langá, one of the greatest salmon rivers in Europe. There are walking paths from the house, where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. If you are staying in the late summer or autumn you will find blueberries growing near the river. You are welcome to pluck them, it´s delicious.

The house is a about a one hour drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 10 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, play golf at Hamarsvöllur, visit the great Settlement center where you can learn about the Icelandic culture and saga and shop at the Bonus grocery store. In Borgarnes you will find the interesting Farmers market, Ljómalind, which sells food and products made in the area.

In the north direction, about one hour driving, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. On the way to Stykkishólmur you will find the crater Eldborg which is an interesting natural phenomenon with lava all around.

Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

The beautiful Borgarfjörður area is close by Helluskógur. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 40 minutes drive from Borgarnes. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing!

You can say about the location of the house that it is midway between the two great National Parks, Snæfellsnes and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir.

We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area and Attractions in the area. We will also send you a few apps, like the Home Away Hospitality manager app where we have put in a lot of information. Also apps for Icelandic yellow pages, northern light forecast and Icelandic weather forecast. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$264
From
A$318
Fri,Sat
A$1,851
 
 
Easter 2017
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$383
From
A$459
Fri,Sat
A$2,683
 
 
Low Season
19 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$264
From
A$318
Fri,Sat
A$1,851
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$383
From
A$459
Fri,Sat
A$2,683
 
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$264
From
A$318
Fri,Sat
A$1,851
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$383
From
A$459
Fri,Sat
A$2,683
 
 
2018
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$383
From
A$459
Fri,Sat
A$2,683
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$241
From
A$288
Fri,Sat
A$1,683
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding / Linen / Towels A$82 + Tax
Cleaning A$118 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

FREE WIFI
FREE PARKING
Cottage is available from 16:00 in the afternoon.
Must be turned over to the Owner before 11:00 on the Departure Morning.
Baby Chair/Crib is available.
Company Name: Lágskógur ehf
VAT Tax ID: IS118490

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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