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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. a television, free WiFi, microwave, coffee machine and a washer. Beddings and towels included. There is one bedroom and a living room with a pull-out sofa. Extra mattresses and beddings can be provided for a reasonable price.

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 August, 2017

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 Iceland

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:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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 more guests for a reasonable price.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
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 Northern lights visible from September - April

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Excellent Apartment On A Farm On The West Side Of Iceland
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

A Relaxing, and Delightful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Hvassafell 2! Arny made certain that everything was in order for a relaxing stay amidst the beautiful countryside. We also thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new ponies that were born only days before our arrival. It was a delightful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect temporary home in West Iceland.

  • 5 of 5

Hvassafell II was warm, cozy and comfortable for our stay in March. It is situated in a beautiful part of Iceland with easy access to the breathtaking Snaefellsness Peninsula and only 1 hour and 15 min drive from Reykjavik and 2 hours from Keflavik Airport. We even saw a bit of the northern lights while were there!There are beautiful Icelandic horses on the property too. Arny was away when we stayed, but she sent a friend of hers to check in on us who gave us sight-seeing tips. My only criticism is the wifi was incredibly spotty. We would definitely recommend this place to travelers who want to experience Iceland countryside but don't have enough time in their trip to venture too far from the city.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wifi is sometimes a little slow in the countryside of Iceland, but unfortunately it is difficult for us to do anything about it. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to see you again.
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a great time at Arny's farmhouse. It was such a beautiful and peaceful countryside setting that was more than worth the drive out there. Our only complaint was that we could not stay longer. Arny was very accommodating and friendly and provided us the perfect jumping off point to enjoy West Iceland. We would come back here in a heartbeat to enjoy more of the area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful farm experience

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Arny's farmhouse. Arny was very kind and accommodating and the apartment was very clean, quiet and comfortable. The area is very beautiful and expansive and is a good base for exploring western Iceland and surrounding areas. We hiked behind the farm house, picked blueberries and enjoyed feeding one of the little lambs. We enjoyed seeing and learning about all the sheep and horses. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay here while in Iceland. It was the perfect place to see quite a lot of Western Iceland, along with portions of the south coast. In one week, we saw the Vatnses Peninsula, the Snaelfasness Peninsula, Thingvellir, all of the Golden Circle, and we went all the way down to Vik. Not to mention all the great hiking and scenery close by in Bifrost and Borgarnes. The house itself is beautiful, situated on a farm with lots of horses and sheep. Everything was clean and well taken care of. We cooked breakfast every morning in the kitchen and packed our lunches to go. I can't recommend it highly enough. Thanks, Arny!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bent. It was very nice meeting you and your wife and I'm glad you liked your stay. I hope to see you again one day
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5

magical week

  • 5 of 5

Staying on Arny's farm was unforgettably beautiful. We are a family of four, stayed in the lower apartment for a week in July. The apartment felt like home, was clean, and perfectly equipped. Everything was according to the photos. Grocery shopping was no problem. My daughter and I loved to walk around the farm, pet the horses, and bottle-feed the little sheep Ami. We went on day trips to Snaefelsnes, the Westfjordes, and Husafell. And Arny is a wonderful host and impressive person.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in West

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$158
A$1,009
A$3,909
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$113.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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