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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport

Bedrooms 3
Space 91 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious and light 91 m² house, ocean view, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 pers.

Þorkelsgerdi II is a 91m² renovated farmhouse located by the ocean in the peaceful and sparsely populated Selvogur. The house is spacious and light, has 3 bedrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, living room and bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a big dining table for 8 people or more. Children friendly with indoor and outdoor toys. Big, comfortable sofa in the living room. TV and DVD and a selection of books and games. Ocean view from the windows and 2 min. walk to the beach where seals and birds can be watched. Patio with gas grill, table and 8 chairs. Huge lawn, perfect for outdoor activities such as football, softball, Frisbee and kite flying.

Perfect either for the activity filled family vacation or the romantic getaway!

The Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is an hour's drive from Selvogur.

Seltún: Some 25 km from Selvogur (about 25 min drive) is the famed Krýsuvík geothermal area, Seltún, with its amazing solfataras, boiling mud springs, blowing steam vent and astonishing palette of colour. Just a few minutes’ drive from there are the stunning Krýsuvíkurberg cliffs, where sea birds by the thousands nest and the rolling waves of the Atlantic crash against the rugged shore. Both are examples of amazing natural beauty.

More Details

Steinunn Gísladóttir
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 91 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Bunk beds
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
High chair available on request. Golf clubs available on request.


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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Perfect house in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

Remote location but close enough to major sites. The horse farm next-door was a sweet surprise and the beach, although rocky offered a beautiful view. There's a lighthouse on one side and an old church on the other with an interesting legend. Excellent location for northern lights and ducks for bird watching.

The rooms were cozy with beautiful views, and plenty of maps and books for your use. The owners were very helpful and provided quick responses.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house as described.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, views, and secluded location!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! The winds were very strong but the home was warm.

  • 5 of 5

Watching the horses next door play was wonderful and the walk to the beach and church were cold and windy, but beautiful! An excellent location to see all the stars!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing location to venture out for day excursions. Steinunn and Fridrik made us feel so welcome and provided so much helpful information. It was overcast and rainy when we were there so it was a great, warm place to relax after a day of exploration. Our last night, we had beautiful clear skies and bright moon over the ocean. We had the pleasure of experiencing the Northern Lights that night. It was a beautiful place to watch the lights dance in the sky. Thank you for opening up your home to us.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Oceanside Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cute and cozy home on the ocean in southwest Iceland. Clean and roomy; loved having a kitchen to make breakfast and pack a lunch for our adventures. Great location for day trips to the Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Snaefellsnes, and Vik. The owners are easy to work with and are ready with helpful suggestions for nearby activities. Beautiful views from the house, fun walk to the nearby lighthouse, and a little café just across the street. Easy access to restaurants, fuel, and groceries in nearby Porlakshofn and Selfoss.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic setting, great home, delightful hosts -- 10 stars !

  • 5 of 5

Steinunn's farmhouse was a delight. The house is charming -- lots of room, and well equipped. The seaside setting in the middle of a horse farm was beautiful -- you can hear and see the waves crashing from all the rooms. Our hosts were so helpful -- even before we arrived -- with advance tips on local shopping, wine prices, etc. When we were delayed in arrival they called to check on us, and guide us to the house. There is an extensive library of guidebooks and reading material on the area. The location (about 20 minutes from Selfoss) was perfect for exploration of the south coast between Reykjavik and Vic. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Landeyjahöfn (to Westman Islands)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Þorkelsgerði II is located in Selvogur in the county Ölfus on the south coast of Iceland. The house is situated on a big lot by the ocean, with birds and seals as neighbors. Nearby is the famous Strandarkirkja, an old church which is believed to have special powers to aid success or good luck, an old lighthouse and a small coffee house that is open in the summertime. Selvogur is 15 min. drive from the town of Þorlákshöfn, where you´ll find a swimming pool, a golf course, shops, restaurants and medical facilities. A further 15 min. drive is to the villages of Eyrarbakki og Stokkseyri, which are famous for their seafood restaurants and museums.

Selvogur is perfectly situated for day trips to The Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir, Jokulsarlon and other attractions in the south of Iceland.

The Þorlákshöfn Golf Course, is one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Iceland, with spectacular ocean view.

The swimming pool in Þorlákshöfn has indoor and outdoor pools, along with hot tubs and waterslides.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Southern Region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
15 May 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
15 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest
High Season
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$106.89
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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