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Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

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

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this West holiday cottage

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
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Heidrun (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

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.


based on 26 traveller reviews

Beautiful and Cozy Cottage with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews


  • 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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Cozy and comfortable rentals in the countryside!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and charming rental hom s (we rented both the main house and cottage) located in the countryside. Very clean and comfortable with every convenience thought of. The owners are incredibly responsive and helpful with planning and area information. Great location for a group to stay with easy driving to many activities and sites. The hot tubs were a definite plus at the end of a day of touring, located near a cute town with restaurants, shops and grocery. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review... :-) Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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We loved the layout of the cabin- it was perfect forOur needs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and Heidi and Rob were excellent to work with. They were very quick to respond via email before our trip and they provided excellent information about the cabin (directions, how to use features, etc.). We loved the location as it provided access to things that we wanted to see. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review and very welcome back to Helluskóugur... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Tiny cottage, gateway to "Miniature Iceland" and Reykjavik accessible

  • 4 of 5

Indeed a beautiful cozy not-far from Snæfellsnes cottage. The property was very, very clean and pretty well maintained (mind the first step on your way in). The owner provided excellent customer service giving us a "package" of what to do in the area, very responsive, and helpful during our many-months-prior planning. I would recommend this property to one couple with up to 3 kids that are ok with one bathroom. The loft is a fun space where you can sit up almost everywhere. We liked the Stykkishólmur suggestion and want to add listening to songs from the Secret Life of Walter Mitty on the drive in. The 1 1/2 hour journey to Reykjavik was always beautiful and fun through the underwater tunnel passage (1000 isk per passage 9-29-2016) and Baja road from the house to the main-ish road. It's an ideal location to see the Northern Lights low in the ski from the hot tub or the whole show through the all-window view from the living room. Be sure not to lock yourself out if going to the hot tub. A very comfortable and gorgeous place to stay. Thank you owners!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review. We think it´s very important to provide all the information about attractions, restaurants, hiking and walking around the area, because it´s easy for us since we are from here and like to explore as well. You can also make a day trips to the South as well, about 01:00 min to drive on the golden circle. The cottage is 84 square meters with an open Kitchen/Living room space, one bathroom with a shower, one Hut Tub, one laundry room, two bedrooms and one loft, as it is described in the listing details. There is a gravel road about 5 km from the main road, that leads to the house. This is a public road and is maintained by the state. Many roads in Iceland are gravel roads. Always be careful when driving on such roads and just drive it slowly (you can see it on street view Google maps). Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, very comfortable and clean upon our arrival. Heidi provided a wealth of information for us regarding the area and was extremely accommodating throughout the process of setting up the rental. The view to the north peninsula was spectacular, even under cloudy skies, and Borgannes was very close. I would definitely rent this property again when I return to Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review and for taking good care of our house in Helluskógur, very welcome back anytime... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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A great place for a holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at the cottage. It is in a really good location - peaceful and relaxing with lovely views but close to amenities and within reach of lots of tourist attractions. We were very lucky with the weather and made good use of the outdoor living space with hot tub and BBQ. There were some beautiful sunsets over the mountains. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. We appreciated there being basic items such as soap, washing up liquid, coffee filters etc. There were plenty of towels and the drying rack was useful. There were some entertainments provided and we enjoyed playing chess and card games and the teenagers watched a couple of films. They were delighted that there was a good wifi connection too. The owners were friendly, helpful and hospitable, leaving surprise goodies for us to enjoy. The only slight disappointment was that the room upstairs turned out to be just a mezzanine space with low head height and wasn't really a separate room - not great for an older teenager but he managed fine (eye mask needed as the curtain was not a blackout blind like the other bedrooms). The bathroom also needed a bit of attention but the owners were going to sort this out. All in all it was a wonderful cottage which we would recommend as a great place to stay on holiday. Maybe we'll come back again in the winter to see the northern lights!

The local town, Borgarnes, had good facilities with two supermarkets, a good coffee shop, petrol stations and a place to buy alcohol. There is lots to see and do but some things are quite a distance - we enjoyed the quiet roads and the amazing views so didn't find driving a problem. On the day we arrived we went to the Blue Lagoon - expensive but worth a visit. We visited Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes peninsula and Husafell, where we walked up a mountain and had amazing views of the Langjokull glacier. We drove to Pingvellir to explore the 'Golden Circle' via route 52, a gravel road which my husband thought was great fun (4 wheel drive vehicle definitely needed). We went quad biking with Brilliant ATV based at Porisstadir. This was the highlight of the holiday for the teenagers - definitely recommended.

We had a wonderful family holiday in Iceland and have lots of happy memories of our week in the cottage - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review. Yes, the sleeping loft is the same as described on the photos and there is a black out curtains on each side that you just hang up, I´m surprised you did not see it. Welcome back to Helluskógur and we recommend next time you come during the winter and view the Northern Lights... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West, Iceland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYear 2016
15 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
19 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYear 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding / Linen / Towels A$83 + Tax
Cleaning A$119 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
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.