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Beautiful location in the unspoiled Central South Iceland - Giljaland G-42

Bedrooms 2
Space 42 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights



Giljaland G-42

New duplex cabin / cottage build 2014

About the property

Giljaland Accommodation

Our cabins are located in one of the most beautiful part of Iceland on a 140 hectares of land, in between the two big glaciers Vatnajökull and Myrdalsjökull. The cabins are 3 hour drive from the city of Reykjavik. Located in the south, south east part of the country in a beautiful Icelandic countryside, centrally located to the most sought after attractions in this part of the country and the central inland. G-46 cabin has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 comfortable. G-42 have 2 bedrooms. One double bed, one single bed and one bunker, sleeps 4 adults and one child comfortably. G-24 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably . G-22 sleeps two adults and one child comfortably .Access to washing machine and dryer is available at no extra cost. Internet connection. The area is very beautiful and peaceful but there is also an easy access (within 35 kilometers) to many kinds of activities and services, for example swimming pool, fishing, shop, restaurant, golf, & healthcare service. Distances :Landmannalaugar 65 km. Lakagigar 40 km. Dyrholaey 60 km. Vatnajökull National Park 100 km. Glaicer lagoon 180 km. Eldgja 30 km. Cabins can be rented all together or separately.

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Sigurdur Olafsson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Sigurdur Olafsson

We, Þuríður (Thury) and Sigurdur (Siggi) are a married couple for 49 years, have four girls and 9 grandchildren, we are born 1945 and 1949. We are partly retired. Our land property is 140 hectares = 345 acres. We bought the property 17 years ago and started to build a summer cottage. We have now build a living house and are staying here all year round.

Our land is 50% naturally grown woodland of wild Icelandic willow and mountain birch. In the other half we have planted more than 100.000 tree seedlings, mostly Alaska Pine, Alaska Spruce, Siberian Larch, Icelandic birch and Rowan.

Sigurdur Olafsson purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Sigurdur Olafsson chose Southern Region

We are very found of our land, in our eyes it is the most beautiful spot in the world. It is sheltered but have great view over a beautiful Icelandic countryside. If we take a walk few hundred meters up on the hill above us we have a panorama view inland and of the two big glaciers in the south; Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull.

What makes this cabin unique

Our property is ideally located if you like to explore south east Iceland. West boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park is only 30 km to the north of us and stretches more than 300 km to the east. Bus stops only few hundred meters away every morning, driving the mountain trail to Eldgjá and Landmannalaugar and comes back same evening. All major attractions in the south east are within 1 1/2 hour drive from us.

Available Rentals

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Payment at arrival in ISK (Central Bank rate EUR - ISK.) or Bank transfer before arrival.
Bed linen and towels are included in price. Free WiFI
Final cleaning is 60 EUR .
Taxes included.


Accommodation and facilities for Giljaland G-42 in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2. Has 2 single beds 80 x 200 cm and one upper bunk-bed 70 x 190 cm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Giljaland G-42
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Very nice cottage, awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved to stay at this cottage! Very clean and well designed! Location is superb and easy to find. Beautiful lupins welcome you at the gate to the grounds, wild birds singing...

Very friendly owners, always replied to my e-mails with detailed answers to my questions.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The cabin was cute and equipped with everything we needed. It was in an ideal location for exploring the south coast and the valley it is set in is breath taking. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and everything was fine! The look over the valley is fantastic! We would recommend the apartment to everyone who is going to visit the south of iceland. :)

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
480 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
49 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Well equipped family owned cabins ideally located in Central South Iceland, with beautiful countryside view within a short distance from most sought after attractions in South and Central Iceland such as Landmannalaugar 60 km, Lakagigar, 50 km, Eldgja 30 km. Vatnajokull National Park 40 km, Vik í Myrdal 45 km, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 35 km among many others unforgettable places in the neighborhood. By walking or driving 600 meters up on the hill above the cabin there is a panorama view to the big glaciers in South Iceland. Main mountain trails to the inland pass 1km from the cabins. Bus to Eldgja and Landmannalaugar stops only 700 m from cabin. Every morning and back same evening. Bus to Laki every day from Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (Middle of June to September)

3 cabins rented together or separately