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Great location in the center of the North. Ideal for bigger or smaller families

Bedrooms 6
Space 130 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

6 bed r., 2 bath r., great living. r. Geoth. tub . Fiber glass conn. Fab. view.

Hamragil is a big cottage, sleeping up to 10 guests in 6 bedrooms with 6 double beds, 4 queen size and 2 junior size. Please notice, there's an extra charge per person per night exceeding 6 guests.

For the best and fastest email- and other computer and TV transmission the lodge has a fiber glass cable connection.

The location is a selected one, up in the hillside with a great view on the whole valley, the river below and the mountains facing you. Here you are the Queen and the King! Hamragil offers lots of privacy, being though only 25 km away from the town Akureyri and 50 km from the nature's Paradise Lake Myvatn. Access to geothermal water gives you the possibility to gaze at the northern lights in the winter time, while sitting in the hot pot outside, with the vivid mountain creek flowing by in the gully below.

Property Manager
Jon Baldur Torbjornsson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Jon Baldur Torbjornsson

I'm in my sixties now. After having finished High School I joined the Icelandic cargo fleet. As able seaman I sailed for one and a half year, bringing frozen fish to the East Coast of the USA, and Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Cocoa Puffs back. With a firm land under my feet again I started in Auto mechanics at the vocational school here in Iceland and went thereafter to a College in Munich, Germany for Automotive Constructional Engineering for 5 years. Worked in my profession as technical Director at the Ministry of Transportation in Iceland for some years -but started to have more and more interest in Tourism, after having begun a summer job as a tourist guide with my knowledge in German, English and Swedish languages. Founded my tourist operation "Isafold Travel" 1997 and the unique 4x4 Rental "Isak" (only Land Rover Defenders) in 2007. Sold the whole business in 2015 to start up a new enterprise, Nordic Lodges, offering a few vacation rentals in various parts of Iceland, under the brand name (slogan?) "Roof 'n Route".

At the time the great cottage Hamragil was built (1991 - 1993) I happened to be working at the same company as one of the owners. Since the Icelandic tourism became my fate shortly after Hamragil was built and I ended up as a tourism entrepreneur and tour guide, I got this property rented several times on my small group tours. It easily accommodated 10+ people, and offered a nice kitchen and great living room for convivial moments. So, when I got the opportunity to buy it in 2015, I did -and now it could become yours for a while!

Jon Baldur Torbjornsson purchased this lodge in 2015

Why Jon Baldur Torbjornsson chose Akureyri

Location, location, location -and a superb craftmanship.

What makes this lodge unique

Combination of total privacy and a good access to everything you need: Services, cultural events and nature gems. Far enough but yet so close.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Akureyri

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Exit to the hot pot in the backyard
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Washing machine
  • Shower and WC. Washing machine.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5, smaller than 1,2,3,4. - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6, smaller than 1,2,3,4 - 1 single bed , 1 cot , The baby crib can be located in any of the bedrooms
  • Simple, wood panel on walls. five of the bedrooms are equipped with double beds and one as twin, but two rooms are a little smaller than the other four, the beds too, suitable for two persons who like each other:-).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming


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Great location in the center of the North. Ideal for bigger or smaller families
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Palm HArbor, Florida

Very nicely located, very nice spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Spemd 3 nights with 5 adults here, ample space. Great place to stay and close to Akureyri and nature activities

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. Hamragil offers all what you need. space, view and tranquility. Nice you've experienced it! Welcome any time again.
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Bennett, Colorado, USA

Really nice place to stay. Great views, very private, love the hot pot!

  • 5 of 5

Two thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our lodge Hamragil is a really precious property. Therefore it was very enjoyable to communicate with Richard Pulliam in the preparation of the stay, giving the feeling of how caring and helpful he was in all concerns.
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Hamragil was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Jon was fantastic. I had several questions before our trip and he answered all of them via email very quickly. The property is wonderful. It was very secluded and very comfortable. There were 6 of us staying at the property and we had 4 other friends that came over from Akureyi and joined us for dinner and cards. It was perfect for 10 people. We cooked breakfast each morning and dinner each night. The location is 15 minutes from Godafoss falls and convenient to Akureyi and the Lake Myvatn are. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just as life at Hamragil should be! Many thanks for your review, Scott.
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Dallas,TX, US

Wonderfull North Iceland experiance

  • 5 of 5

Central located close to Akureyri. Perfect for day trips to the great attractions of North Iceland . Great hot top to relax after a day of exploring. Awesome views. Well stocked with dishes for bigger groups. Out for the way but still centrally located. Feels like home away from home.

John was extreme helpful and answered all questions we had in the fastest possible way (and we had a lot).

Definitely will stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quiet, Delightful Lodge in a Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

Hamragil provided a perfect base to explore the coast of Northern Iceland. Scenery? Spectacular. Space in the lodge-like setting: Just right. The living room offered views of glacier-covered mountains. The kitchen is well-appointed. Access (key etc.) was easy. We looked forward each day to returning to the solitude of Hamragil, an easy 15- or 20-minute drive from Akureyri. And don't miss the creek that runs along the property, just beyond the birch grove.

As for the basics: The description is indeed accurate. The house was clean. Jon couldn't have been more helpful in making sure we found the house, the key and everything we needed. I'd recommend this to friends, family, colleagues: Anyone who wants a quiet, cheerful and spacious holiday home. Attractions: Lake Myvatyn, of course, and all the waterfalls. But also the scenery right there surrounding Hamragil.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freeport, me.

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hamragil. The view is spectacular.

The bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. The hot pot was a nice relaxing end to the day. We made all our dinners there and enjoyed the lovely view as we ate. Jon was helpful as we had not brought all the directions we needed and he was quick to respond with all the information when we contacted him on his cell phone. The second bathroom was not completed yet and we did fine with the one bathroom. It is about 15-20 mins from town. We got our food from the local grocery store and that worked out well. Easy trip to go whale watching. Overall, it was a great experience and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Hlidarfjall, Akureyri
Car: necessary

From the cottage Hamragil, in the rural area of valley Fnjoskadalur, you can easily hike to the historical arch bridge across the river Fnjoska, to the second biggest (birch)wood in the country.

The town Akureyri -also the the second biggest in Iceland- only 20 minutes away, has (almost) all services needed, plus activities, like golfing, sailing, diving, skiing, apart from cultural events. To the north-east you have the picturesque waterfall Godafoss, and the whale watching town Husavik only 45 minutes away. And the unique area around the lake Myvatn, covered with nature sights, is only 40 min to the east. NB!: in the wintertime the ring road can become closed for a while due to snow storms, and the 400 m long home run for Lodge Hamragil can become inaccessible because of snow, even for 4x4 vehicles. Contact the 4x4 rental for to rent a vehicle to get there during winter.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Akureyri

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 14 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$43 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$43 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$43 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Visitors' Overnight Tax. AU$24.03 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

After confirmation the customer receives detailed information on how to get to- and for the stay at Hamragil.

Refund by cancellation is subject of time left to planned arrival. The 10% deposit (confirmation fee) is irrefundable. 50% refund will be paid if cancellation is more than 6 weeks prior to planned arrival, 25% refund if cancellation is more than 2 weeks but less than 6 weeks prior to planned arrival, no refund if cancellation is less than two weeks prior to planned arrival.

The customer is responsible for any significant damage on the house or its surroundings.

The owner of the cottage Hamragil is only responsible for possible accidents or injury to guests (customers) during their visit and stay at the house and on the property, if it can be brought into relation of improper maintenance of the constructions on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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