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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 85 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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:
18 December, 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 three little boys, 2, 7 and 10 years old.

This house is what we have been searching for the purpose of total relaxation and the house has everything a home needs. Now it is our summerhouse and we love staying there, both in the summer and winter time. We offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Heidrun chose Borgarnes

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 Borgarnes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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

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Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 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: 13/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Seattle, Washington
5

Lovely Home in Borgarnes!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at this cottage near Borgarnes. We had such a lovely time. The home was filled with everything we needed. The laundry machine was a lifesaver! The location of the cottage is stunning. Such beautiful views! Heidirun was an excellent host, and her house guide contained excellent directions to the cottage. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and very cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and visit the peninsula- also swimming pool is wonderful in Borgarnes. House was very cozy and beautifully situated

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review and very welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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4

Great base for exploring

  • 4 of 5

The owner was responsive and the materials she provided were detailed and very helpful. We loved hiking along the river. We absolutely loved the pool in Borgarnes! Snaefellsnes is beyond beautiful. We stayed here 4 nights after staying at another VRBO on the Golden Circle the previous 5 nights.

The cottage itself is nicely laid out. The kitchen is quite marvelous, and was well outfitted for being so small. Beds and linens were good. The reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is that the exterior could really use a little work, the loft is pretty cramped, and we were spoiled by other places in Iceland that used geothermal for the water in the hot tub (this one does not).

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review. Helluskógur 7 is made from wood and it needs constant work to maintain, unfortunately. The sleeping loft is mainly used for sleeping, and is quite popular by the younger people. Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Cherry Hill
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Cold and Stormy in Iceland

  • 4 of 5

The cabin provided an excellent shelter from the storm. Located in the midst of a wild and barren, but magically beautiful field of moss and grass covered lava fields, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

The cabin is cozy and well equipped with full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, laundry, and a hot tub on the porch. We had trouble getting the TV to work, but got patient help from our host, however, there were very few channels to watch. So we watched DVD "catch me if you can" (finished the movie using Netflix in Helsinki).

All in all, it was an unforgettable experience. We very much appreciate Heidi's help getting to the cabin, and Robert's referral to Hawk the Beard.

Rick and Kristina

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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4

cozy and remote

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay at this cute little house. It was cozy with comfortable beds and a wonderful hot tub. It was definitely off the beaten track and took longer to get to destinations because of the remote location, but if you are looking for a cozy get away and enjoy the nearby river and surrounds, this house is very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I´m not sure if we can call it very remote since there are few summerhouses in the area and the town of Borgarnes is about 10 min driving... :-) Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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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 Borgarnes

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$200
From
AU$240
Fri,Sat
AU$1,402
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$358
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AU$429
Fri,Sat
AU$2,502
 
 
January
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$235
From
AU$281
Fri,Sat
AU$1,641
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$252
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AU$303
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AU$1,767
 
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$243
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AU$290
Fri,Sat
AU$1,697
 
 
Easter 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$392
From
AU$469
Fri,Sat
AU$2,739
 
 
April
7 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$237
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AU$284
Fri,Sat
AU$1,660
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$234
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AU$280
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AU$1,631
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$387
From
AU$464
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AU$2,711
 
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$395
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AU$475
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AU$2,768
 
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$378
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AU$453
Fri,Sat
AU$2,647
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$335
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AU$403
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AU$2,350
 
 
September
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$223
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AU$267
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AU$1,557
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
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AU$278
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AU$1,623
 
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$204
From
AU$244
Fri,Sat
AU$1,429
 
 
December
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$200
From
AU$240
Fri,Sat
AU$1,402
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$358
From
AU$429
Fri,Sat
AU$2,502
 
 
January
6 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$235
From
AU$283
Fri,Sat
AU$1,646
 
 
February
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$252
From
AU$303
Fri,Sat
AU$1,764
 
 
March
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$243
From
AU$292
Fri,Sat
AU$1,700
 
 
April
1 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$237
From
AU$284
Fri,Sat
AU$1,657
 
 
Easter 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$392
From
AU$470
Fri,Sat
AU$2,743
 
 
May
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$234
From
AU$280
Fri,Sat
AU$1,635
 
 
June
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$387
From
AU$464
Fri,Sat
AU$2,711
 
 
July
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$395
From
AU$473
Fri,Sat
AU$2,765
 
 
August
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$378
From
AU$453
Fri,Sat
AU$2,647
 
 
September
1 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$335
From
AU$403
Fri,Sat
AU$2,345
 
 
September
16 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$223
From
AU$267
Fri,Sat
AU$1,560
 
 
October
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$232
From
AU$278
Fri,Sat
AU$1,625
 
 
November
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$204
From
AU$246
Fri,Sat
AU$1,431
 
 
December
1 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$200
From
AU$240
Fri,Sat
AU$1,399
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
2 night minimum stay
AU$358
From
AU$430
Fri,Sat
AU$2,507
 
 
January
6 Jan 2020 - 31 May 2020
2 night minimum stay
AU$235
From
AU$283
Fri,Sat
AU$1,646
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$200
From
AU$240
Fri,Sat
AU$1,402
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$124.49 + Tax
Bedding / Linen / Towels AU$87.61 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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