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Freyr Olafsson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, Icelandic

The center of earth, Hellnar, Snæfellsnes

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this West holiday house

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

The accommodation offers 100 square meters on two floors and can comfortably house up to 6 people. There are 3 separate bedrooms on the upper floor along with a sleeping sofa, located in the informal TV/DVD corner. The cottage also offers fully equipped kitchen (with dish washer) and dining facilities. Bathroom with a shower and a washing machine/dryer combo. Garden furniture and a gas grill are also provided.

All guests are expected to clean the house and wash the bed linen before they leave.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Freyr Olafsson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, Icelandic

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time!

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities.

The property was warm, cosy,clean and well-maintained.

The owner provided good customer service,

We would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

We liked the silence, clean fresh air, beautiful skies, sunrise and sunset, sea, glacier,surroundings, black stones and coffee and warm apple-pie in the small coffeehouse.

We'll be back,

Group dottirs, Sandra Ilbrink/Susan Karsten
Oct 2012
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based on 6 traveller reviews

The center of earth, Hellnar, Snæfellsnes
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

A place where the songs of birds rule.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking forward to our stay at this cottage in Hellnar and it did not disappoint. It was a wonderful get-away into peace and quiet. The setting of the house is spectacular with the mountain on one side and the sea view on the other. The sound of the many birds is all that interferes with the silence.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La tranche sur mer France

la maison parfaite !

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison, on a était agréablement surpris quand on a ouvert la porte! La décoration est tres chaleureuse, on a cru habiter chez quelqu'un! Il y avait une guitare, des livres, des dvd, des cd, pleins de plaids douillé etc.. on a vu des aurores boreal durant notre 1er nuit c'etait magique! On avait comme vu avant la mer avec ses levés et couchés de soleil et comme vu arriere la montagne. Ce lieu est tres paisible. Je pourrais en parler longtemps.. alors je n aurais que deux mots : je recommande! Ah oui seul petit bébole, le voisin de 2 maisons derriere qui gare sa voiture juste devant ta fenetre.. apar ca tout parfait!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and home base of Hellnar. The cottage was as described. Very comfortable and accommodating for our family of four. The mattresses are excellent. The kitchen is well equipped and stocked with basics like olive oil, salt, pepper some spices, coffee, sugar etc. This makes cooking so much easier! The only caution I would give is that the stairs to the second floor a cross between a ladder and stairs. Not a problem for us but if you have mobility issues or toddlers, it might be hard to get to the second level where the bedrooms are.

There are a lot of things to do near Hellnar, so it is a good base to see the peninsula. There is also a very helpful information office just next door. You can learn quite a bit about the area there as well as get maps for hikes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Haus in zauberhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt im winzig kleinen Hellnar, das aus einer Ansammlung von Ferienhäusern und dem Hotel Hellnar besteht. Wichtig: Einkaufsmöglichkeiten liegen weiter weg - ohne Auto geht hier nichts!

Das Haus ist eines von mehreren verschieden großen Ferienhäusern im gleichen Stil, wunderschön gelegen mit Blick aufs Meer und den Gletscher.

Von der Ausstattung waren wir angenehm überrascht: Wirklich wie auf den Bildern eine angenehme Mischung aus IKEA und Vintage, die Gitarre, eine super CD Sammlung und der Blick machten uns wirklich sehr glücklich! Es ist alles da, was man braucht: Sehr angenehm, mal nicht abgezähltes Geschirr in einem Ferienhaus zu haben, sondern alles ist reichlich vorhanden, die Küche super ausgestattet, Auflauf- und Kuchenformen da - man könnte aufwendigst kochen und backen, wenn man Lust verspürt. Die Schlafzimmer sind gemütlich und die Betten bequem. Super durchdacht war, dass am oberen Ende der Sambatreppe (die doch etwas Trick ist für Kinder) ein Treppenschutzgitter angebracht ist. Hochstuhl, genügend Handtücher etc. sind auch da. Wir waren begeistert!

Was wichtig zu wissen ist: Die Vermieter erwarten eine Endreinigung vom Mieter - inklusive Bettwäsche/Handtücher waschen und in den Trockner werfen - das ist wichtig zu wissen, sollte man am Abfahrtstag Stress haben, ist das schwierig. Wenn man gemütlich abreisen kann, kein Problem.

Es war mit Abstand das schönste Haus unserer Islandreise!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Un environnement parfait ...

  • 2 of 5

Nous sommes de retour en France et avons passé un excellent séjour en Islande.

Nous avons vraiment apprécié le site dans lequel est votre maison, l’océan d’un côté et le glacier de l’autre. Nous recommandons à tous le petit restaurant situé sur la plage à quelques minutes de la maison : un cadre extraordinaire.

Par contre, l’organisation imposée de ménage et lavage des draps est compliquée pour un départ tôt, et le nettoyage par le précédent occupant peut s'avérer insuffisant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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a real home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the bottom of Snaefelsjökull. Since the weather was not perfect for the first days, we really enjoyed this well and very nice equiped and furnished home with its CD collection, good books and a guitar! The small bay is beautiful, especially during evening hours, when day tourists are gone. Wonderful view over the sea and the mountain; good base for day trips. Thank you very much! We hope to come back one time. Barbara + Martin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
245 Kilometres
Keflavík airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hótel Hellnar
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Hótel Hellnar and Fjöruhúsið
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of the Snæfellsjökull National Park in a brand new luxury cottage, located only two hour drive away from Reykjavik. The spectacular nature at Snæfellsnes peninsula has often been referred to as the center of the earth and became world famous after Jules Verne described it in his book “A Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

The setting offers a variety of things to do such as: beautiful hiking trails, whale watching, sailing around various islands, historical placed, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in West

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • 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 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ski