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Jon Baldur

Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

A roomy quality cottage with a view, close to the ferry harbor Brjanslækur

4 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Westfjords holiday cottage

5 bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen. Internet. Unique geoth. pool on the shore

The spacious cottage Tvera is situated in the secluded pristine environment of the widely untouched south coast of Iceland’s Westfjord. The lodge is centrally sited for a visit to many spectacular nature sights, would it be the puffins of the Latrabjarg cliffs, the unique red beach of Raudasandur, all the natural geothermal pools in the area - or just the herbal vegetation and the creeks on a refreshing hike from the entrance door of the lodge. The surroundings of Tvera are steeped in history with one of the first discoverers of Iceland, the ninth century Norseman Hrafna-Floki who gave Iceland it's name, choosing to settle here so he could enjoy the beautiful view over the bay.

Tvera sleeps up to 10 (12) guests. Please notice, there's an extra charge per person per night exceeding 6 guests. Tvera is very close to the ferry harbor Brjanslaekur, where the car & passenger ferry from the town Stykkisholmur arrives, passing the cult-island Flatey on its way across the bay. It is also close to the road junction for the main town of the Westfjords, Isafjordur, hosting "Tjoruhusid" the best fish restaurant in Iceland. There is only a 25 minute panoramic drive to Dynjandi, the most beautiful and impressive waterfall of the Westfjords (100m high).

In the late summer/autumn you can pick blueberries all around and mushrooms too.

Heading to southern coast or up north? We also run the quality cottages "Hamragil" up North, by the town Akureyri and "Brekka" in Hvalfjord just north of Reykjavik.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Jon Baldur (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Jon Baldur

Hooked on tourism. Studied automotive engineering in Munich, Germany 35 years ago with the grade Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Fahrzeugtechnik, but after being technical director at the car inspection and type approval branch (MOT) in Iceland for a few years I got more and more linked to the tourism, using my good knowledge in German (and English, of course!).Tourist guide since 1983 and owner and operator of the tour agency Isafold Travel and the unique 4x4 rental Isak for 18 years, but now solemnly running vacation rentals, the "Roof n´Route" concept of Nordic Lodges.

Jon Baldur purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Jon Baldur chose Iceland

Tvera is a big cottage, sleeping 10 - 12 people in 5 bedrooms with 3 queen size double beds, 2 twin rooms and the possibility of 2 extra beds. The location is a selected one, up in the hillside with a great view on the whole bay, over to the peninsula Snaefellsnes. Here you are the the King (and the queen!) Tvera offers lots of privacy, though being only 2 km away from the ferry harbour of Brjanslaekur. Tvera is within a easy range to the unique puffin cliffs Latrabjarg, the smashing red sand shore Raudasandur and only 4 km away from the road junction to the breathtaking waterfall Dynjandi and to the beautiful town of Isafjordur. Access to geothermal nature pools almost everywhere gives you the possibility to gaze at the northern lights in the winter time, while sitting in the pool -don't get too tired for to drive back to the lodge!

What makes this cottage unique

Combination of location, total privacy and an unlimited nature. The highlight for nature lovers, who like to dip in a natural geothermal pool every now and then. Tvera is on the cross roads to town Stykkisholmur (ferry every day), the bird cliffs in the West, the most intriguing waterfall of the Westfjords (Dynjandi) and the best fish restaurant in Iceland (Tjöruhusid) in the town Isafjordur.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveller reviews

A roomy quality cottage with a view, close to the ferry harbor Brjanslækur
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Dallas,TX, US
5

Great basecamp to explore the Iceland West Fjords.

  • 5 of 5

Great basecamp to explore the Iceland West Fjords. House is in great conditions and well maintained. All you need to feel home and cook for a bigger group was there.

Fish farm across the street did give us a chance to eat the freshest Arctic Char we ever had. Hotel and Gas station close by made sure we could grab small bytes when we did not want to cook and allow to gas up before each trip. Close to ferry and wonderful Dynjandi waterfall. Special thanks to John, as he made sure we had a flat tire fixed overnight and so did not get any interruption in our schedule. Also a must see is the natural hot pot close by and free to use. Wonderful trips to see wildlife and greatest nature sceneries we ever saw. Wild blueberry’s tasted wonderful. Marvelous sunrises and sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastbourne
5

Homely lodge in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Nothing could have prepared us for just how beautiful Tvera and its surroundings are. The house looks out onto a crystal clear blue bay, dotted with tiny islands in front of rugged mountains and the succession of bays and cliffs we had driven along to get there – more on that drive later. Tvera has every home comfort and we were able to cook all our meals and take advantage of the trout farm just a few yards away, dining on fresh Arctic char followed by bilberries and crowberries picked from the hillside. We stayed three nights but didn’t travel far, we were content with short walks and just relaxing in our beautiful surroundings. The hot spring pool by the sea was amazing – . A far more relaxing and stunning location than the Blue Lagoon and it was free!

We would thoroughly recommend staying at Tvera. Jon was a very thoughtful and welcoming host, providing us with lots of helpful information and a very well equipped Home. One thing we would do differently is to travel there by ferry. We travelled north from Bogarnes via the A1 and the A60. We can’t deny that the scenery along the A60 was some of the most dramatic and inspiring we have ever seen, but the roads were terrifying. Narrow unsurfaced tracks with steep clifftop drops. Our stomachs were in our mouths for what seemed like days, but was probably about four hours. Other drivers in 4x4s were more comfortable and we were overtaken many times when there was room. We were driving a ford galaxy and a Citroen Picasso, both heavily loaded with people and luggage. The first thing we did on arriving at Tvera was to book the ferry crossing to Stykkisholmun for our return journey. This took three hours and cut out all those scary roads. The A56 and A54 were a much easier drive Back to Bogarnes. The ferry was not too expensive. About 5400K for each car and each adult. Kids under 16 travel free and teenagers were half price. Money well spent if you have a fear of heights and want to keep a hire car away from unmade roads.

We would definitely go again and stay a bit longer as there are lots of sights in the western fjords we have yet to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, there's not so much more to say:-). Anyhow, for Icelanders the gravel roads left are not so scary, but the Ferry MS Baldur is a truly a good choice, at least one way. Within approximately 3 - 4 years all the gravel roads there will have been renewed and paved. -but at the same time the dramatic and inspiring views gone. So travel now!
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5

Relaxing and serene (after the drive!)

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Tvera in June 2016 with my husband and six-year-old son. We also did the drive from Reykjavik on the way there -- gorgeous and alternately fun and alarming. I wouldn't do the drive again, but would save my tolerance for cliff driving for going to Latrabjarg or a town and take the ferry both directions. Tvera was fantastic. We loved watching the sheep and lambs graze right outside our window. The bedrooms were very comfortable (we brought some extra blackout curtains for our son, which we used everywhere we stayed), the kitchen was very well stocked, and the living room and dining room had amazing views of the water. We didn't do all that much during our visit, which was fine. Two visits to the hot pot down the road, an evening drive to the waterfall, and a lot of time enjoying the perfect weather and scenery. We would definitely come back. I would love to see it in winter.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

stunning!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Tvera Lodge in May 2016 with 6 friends. It was a long drive from Reykjavik but entirely worth it - the Westfjords of Iceland are breathtaking, and like nothing I've ever seen before. Rugged beauty at every turn. And Tvera Lodge was perfect. Jon, the host, was helpful and accommodating before, during, and after our stay. The location is great for exploring the area, and it is stunning! The home is warm, comfortable and clean, with a fully operative kitchen and comfy beds. Right across from Tvera is a trout farm, where we purchased the best trout I've ever tasted. And we spent an unforgettable glorious afternoon in a hot pool just down the road from Tvera. If I ever return to the Westfjords, I will hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Hotel Flokalundur
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Brjanslaekur
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Hotel Flokalundur
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Raudasandur
Car: necessary

Untouched, very natural area, filled with birch scrubs, giving blue berries and mushrooms in the late summer/autumn. Puffin cliffs for the time late May to early August at the Latrabjarg cliffs, a breath taking red sand beach at Raudasandur, the fabulous Waterfall Dynjandi, the naiv-art exhibition at the deserted valley Selardalur -and the best fish restaurant in Iceland, Tjoruhusid, at town Isafjordur. All accessible on a day's tour out from Tvera. NB!: in the wintertime the main road can become closed for a while due to snow storms, and the 200 m long home run for Lodge Tvera can become inaccessible because of snow, even for 4x4 vehicles. Contact the 4x4 rental isak.is for to rent a vehicle to get there during winter.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Westfjords, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn 2016
15 Sep 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$258
A$1,549
A$5,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$374
A$2,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$258
A$1,549
A$5,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$258
A$1,549
A$5,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$374
A$2,247
A$7,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Visitors' Overnight Tax A$14 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

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 Tvera 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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Westfjords

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 116 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , WC and the shower as a part of the washing room.
  • WC and a shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , additional sgl. bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , additional sgl. bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , small
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Small
  • 1x double room with an extra bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Trout farming close by. The best arctic char you've tried!