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Excellent Apartment On A Farm On The West Side Of Iceland

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 70 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 comfortable up to 6. Two Bedroom, Northern Lights, Mountain View, I

Excellent apartment on the first floor of the house in the countryside, on a farm. The house is located in a beautiful and peaceful valley called Norðurárdalur in Borgarfjörður, 154 km from Keflavík International Airport (1 hour and 55 minutes drive). From the borders of Reykjavík city, the drive is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The apartment was renovated in 2008. It is 70 square meters of size and is well equipped, i.e. microwave, coffee machine and a washer and free WiFi. Beddings and towels included. There are two rooms and in site the apartment, one bedroom and a living room with a pull-out sofa. Extra mattresses and beddings can be provided.

Why choose West Iceland:

West Iceland is the mecca of the Icelandic sagas, such as Egils saga Skallagrímssonar, Eiríkssaga and Laxdæla. It has many historical sites and there is a possibility of guided tours around such sites. Birdlife in the area is rich. The nature in the area is spectacular, with its mountains, craters, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and magical lava. Furthermore, it is one of the best areas in Iceland to view Northern Lights, during the fall and wintertime.

Historical locations in the area:

Reykholt (30 min driving distance):

The heritage of Iceland's greatest medieval writer, poet, scholar and statesman, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), is rooted in Reykholt in the west of Iceland.

Eiríksstaðir (30 min driving distance):

Most evidence suggest that Eirik the Red´s son Leif Ericsson 'Leif the Lucky' was born at Eirkisstadir. Leifur became the first Europian to set foot in North America, which he named Vinland, in the year 1000

More Details

Owner
Arny Helgadottir
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Arny Helgadottir

Mrs. Árný Helgadóttir, Mr. Magnús Leópoldsson and our family welcome you to our farm on Hvassafell II.

I am a MSc nurse and a certified guide and my husband is a realtor. For the past 10 years we have been establishing farming and tourism, which is our interest, as we are both born and raised on a farm. Our three daughters and grandchildren are also interested in countryside living and as a family we enjoy spending time together on the farm.

Arny Helgadottir purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Arny Helgadottir chose West

We both grew up on a farm, and it has been our lifelong dream to establish our own farm. We were interested in merging farming with tourism, to give our visitors the opportunity to experience the Icelandic farming tradition, as well as the possibility to “refill their batteries” in the peaceful nature of Borgarfjörður. The location is perfect, as it is not too far from Reykjavík city, and yet the area is quiet, so it is an ideal place to experience the calming influences of nature.

What makes this apartment unique

First and foremost, we purchased this property because of its beautiful mountain view. Furthermore, the land is optimal for raising sheep and horses. Nearby, there are a variety of hiking and horseback riding paths, which is preferable for our interests, for we enjoy hiking and horseback riding in the beautiful Icelandic nature. Especially enjoyable are the Northern Lights, for this area turned out to be a unique site for viewing them, during the fall and wintertime.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in West

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • One bedroom with a king size bed. In the living room there is a pull-out sofa for two. Additional mattresses can be provided for two.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Conveniency: Nearby grocery store in Bifröst (5 min driving distance) Nearby swimming pool in Varmaland (15 min driving distance) Nearby swimming pool in Borgarnes (30 min driving distance) Lambing season in May Sheep round-up in September Horseback riding tours during the summertime June, July, August, please book within two weeks. Northern lights visible from September - April

Reviews

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average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
5

An amazing stay in a beautiful farm setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Our host was amazing and so helpful. She really made us feel at home. The apartment was excellent. One master bedroom and the living room had a sofa bed for the kids. Small but functional and updated kitchen made meal time easy. Amazing views of the farm lands and mountains was a great way to start the day. It is far from the nearest major town(35kms) but a great starting point for day trips to the west coast and southern interior of Iceland. If you really want to see and experience Iceland’s natural beauty we strongly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm comments and thank you for staying with us
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5

Charming stay!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfectly appointed and in a stunning location. Army was so kind and helpful. Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and thank you for warm words😊
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5

Very nice place to stay. Great views, all the amenities we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, easy to contact the owner. Very nice place. Everything we needed to relax after a couple of weeks of camping.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see very soon again
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4

Good space but very tight if you had five people as the rollaway beds have to be set up in the hall.

  • 4 of 5

Arney was wonderful and the farm beautiful. Even took a hike behind the house up to a waterfall. Tight space if using the rollaway beds but very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very nice and remote. good hiking behind the house

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this spot. Not too far from a good sized town and a few restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Short but wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, amenities and location. Arny is super friendly and welcome. When we visit West Iceland, I know where I'll stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, me and my family would love to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
154 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Hraunsnef
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Glanni
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
Þjóðvegur 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Hraunsnef
Nearest Ski
181 Kilometres
Tindastóll
Car: necessary

West Iceland is the mecca of the Icelandic sagas, such as Egils saga Skallagrímssonar, Eiríkssaga and Laxdæla. It has many historical sites and there is a possibility of guided tours around such sites. Birdlife in the area is rich. The nature in the area is spectacular, with its mountains, craters, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and magical lava. Furthermore, it is one of the best areas in Iceland to view Northern Lights, during the fall and wintertime.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$123.99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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