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Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Amazing private log cabin

2 bedroom, 1 loft and 1 bath 100m2 (1100sqft) modern log cabin that sleeps 8, 6 in beds and 2 on a pullout. The cabin is about 1 hour drive from Reykjavik in the valley of Helludalur. It comes completely equipped and has everything you need for your stay including an outside hot tub perfect for enjoying the midnight sun in summer or the northern lights in winter.

It truly is the perfect base for exploring The Golden Circle, The South Coast and the Highlands, in fact one of Iceland's most famous natural site the erupting geysers at Geysir is only a short 15 minute walk away. Relax in the cabin or get out there exploring, I’ll be more than happy to help you plan your stay before you arrive and if you would like to take advantage of the many activities around then the agencies will all pick up at Geysir (3min drive). My goal as a host is to make sure you get the absolute most out of your stay!

Renew your relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in warm geothermal water or cosying it up on the sofa enjoying the view of the peaceful valley.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions and if you are ready to book then feel free to use the instant booking option.

Your host,

Runar .

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Runar

I'm an outdoor enthusiast that loves living and traveling around Iceland. I have been guiding people around Iceland for years and now I'm offering them to stay in my cottage as well. I'll be on hand to help make your stay as memorable as possible and look forward to meeting you!

Runar purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Runar chose Iceland

Modern and spacious and in the perfect location to explore the Southern Coast, Golden Circle and the highlands. Close to Iceland's most famous natural and historic sites.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Reykjavik, multiple natural and historic sites close by but still private, the perfect getaway location!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Loft, open area - 2 double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Semi Private, open loft
  • Bedroom 3 is on the loft, open area. Semi private.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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average rating of 4.9 based on 80 reviews

Amazing cottage in icelands golden circle

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and very clean, it had everything including high quality linen

The hot tub was amazing especially after a big day sight seeing and there was many things to see and do near the cottage

Kristin was on call to answer any queries we had, very nice to deal with

Thanks again


  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix area

Beautiful views and a well set-up place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful and the home was great!

It has everything you will need to enjoy your stay. Read the black book before you do anything else. Most of the info you will need is in there.

The views are spectacular, and it is very close to Gulfoss and Geysir.

If you aren't using it as a base for traveling, then this is the perfect Iceland get-a-way. We travelled daily from this location and it is a bit farther off the main thoroughfare than I liked. In my mind, it was a close, short drive to Selfoss and the rest of the ring road. Selfoss is about 45min drive.

Thank you to Kristen and Greta for helping ensure that our time here went flawlessly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Spring


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Time Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Iceland is such a friendly country! This cabin is as advertised, if not more. I am so happy we picked this cabin! Kristin was Great! We walked to the Geysers and were a short driving distance to some of the best sites in Iceland. You can climb on top of the mountain in front of the cabin easily, the trail starts at the camp beside the Geysers. My kids want to come back to Iceland, and we will certainly stay at these same question about it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the hot tub and the walk to the attractions and the beautiful setting. Wifi was great as well. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review, I´m so glad that you enjoyed the hot tub. All the best, Kristín
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Everything You Could Want!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with this cottage and it's owner, Kristin. The cottage is located beneath a beautiful mountain, very easy to find and close to Geysir. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, as well as the ability to walk to Geysir after hours and enjoy Strokkur by ourselves. The cottage is filled with everything needed to make a great stay - comfortable bedding and seating, dishes, towels, DVDs, music, even coffee, sugar and dish detergent. We really lacked nothing. Kristin and Bjarni are absolutely wonderful. From the first contact, you can tell they want your visit to be the best it can be. They have outlined everything very clearly from running the hot tub to working the heaters to finding hidden spots to visit. They are accessible at all times for questions and are truly willing to help. I highly recommend either of their cottages - you will not regret staying here!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! dear Christine for your kind review, Our valley is a true gem and we are so glad to share it with such wonderful people like you! Welcome back! Kristín and Bjarni
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Leif Eirikson
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hotel Geysir
Car: recommended

The cottage Engjagil 5 is a new house, ca 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. NOTICE THAT WE HAVE ALSO FOR RENT ANOTHER PROPERTY IN THE SAME AREA, EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE BUT WITH A SLIGHT DIFFERENT INTERIOR, THE PROPERTY # 1004781, The place Engjagil Helludalur, Geysir area is about a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull is one of the attractions in driving direction. The Hot Tub will be an important part of your stay at our special cottage. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal water. The Hot Tub is always with new natural water that is the without doubt the best in Iceland. Enjoy to sit in the whirlpool after a walk on a glacier, enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. Don't hesitate to contact me.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$148.7
Additional Guest Fee A$14.87 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.