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Wonderful cabin with a spectacular view at the perfect location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 180 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8-10 adult and children

This lovely cabin has everything you need to relax, enjoy Icelandic nature, and to have a good time with family and friends. The location is perfect as it is just 45.min away from Reykjavík city, close to the Golden Circle and Thingvellir, and it is also conveniently located about 15. minutes from Selfoss town where you can get all the nessasery service. There are lots of fun things to do and see in the area. The Cabin is surrounded by spectacular Icelandic nature and is on a really peaceful private land.

It has 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 located on the main floor and 2 on the second floor On the second floor the rooms have tv and dvd´s . The kitchen area is spacious and is open to the living room. The kitchen has all the kitchen tools that you might need. There is a nice, big couch in the living room where people can relax, read a book or watch TV / DVD.

The cabin has a washer and a dryer for your convenience and also a dishwasher.

The Cabin has a big patio around it with a nice table and chairs, a grill for the chef! and a hot tub for outdoor enjoyment. There are swings and outdoor toys in the yard for the children, and a trampoline! And a wonderful view;)

The Cabin was built 2009 and is perfect for all year around stay!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Sandra

My name is Sandra and me and my husband own the cabin at Víðbrekka. We have 3.children from 4-10.years old.

When we bought the cabin it had been under construction but nothing had been done for some time. So when we got the cabin it was nothing in it but dirt and walls. So i can say candidly that the cabin is our work . We built it from inside so you can get to know us a little when you stay there ;)

In August 2015 we moved to Spain. We are so lucky that Ágústa my aunt is taking care of the cabin for us and you will be so lucky to meet her when you come to our cabin. We ask our guest to pick a good rental car, and in the winter it has to be a 4x4 car. Not just to drive to the cabin but just to drive in Iceland in the winter!

Sandra purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Sandra chose Iceland

We love to stay at our lovely cabin as our family and friends! This is where we go to relax and enjoy. It´s a perfect place to stay all year around. The cabin stands in a hill that´s called Búrfell.There is a great view from the cabin but if you are coming in the winter we ask our guests to rent a good rental car, and in the winter you need a 4x4 car. Not just to drive to the cabin but also just in Iceland!! You never know how the weather will be but as we local say "If you don´t like the weather just wait a little" ;) When you stay at our cabin we surely hope you like your stay!

What makes this cabin unique

The view is wonderful any time of the year!

It´s a perfect place to be at in the south because it´s not far from Reykjavík, close to all service and fun things to do or see is all around the cabin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • sand pit
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ágústa will meet our guests in Selfoss and give them the keys and all the info they will need for there stay in the cabin.


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Wonderful cabin with a spectacular view at the perfect location!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful home, central location to see the sites.

  • 4 of 5

This home is as it is presented on this site. Our check in and check out went extremely smooth and our contact person was extremely accommodating. To the point of collecting our delayed luggage for us so we could start our vacation. To access the property you must have a device to open a road gate. The only slight issue we had was only having one of these devices. We had 2 cars and often had to coordinate our coming and going so that we could share this device. In hindsight we should have asked for a second device, that may have been available. Maybe something to inquire about if you have a group that may want to do different things during the day. All in all, we had a wonder stay at this property. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views and a warm house

  • 4 of 5

Out of this world views, we saw the northern lights - twice! You can see them from the decking. We went to Thingvellir, Skogafoss, Reykjavik, Vik, Fridheimar - a restaurant where you could get tomato soup in the greenhouse! Gulfoss and Geysir, Jokulsarlon - the glacial lagoon, the long drive was worth it, the blue of the ice caps was a sight to behold.

The house manager was very friendly, he came out to us when we were late back and couldn't get the electric gate to open (you have to ring it with an Icelandic phone), he managed to get the gate open for our two cars and he brought the phone back to us in the morning - it had some kind of problem with it.

It's been my dream to go to Iceland, the spectacular scenery and the weather (it was sunny most days) did not disappoint us! A few problems: the shower door leaking, the cooker wasn't the best; and parents with little ones - be wary of the stairs as they are very steep and hard to descend. I would still highly recommend this cabin, we all had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this cabin and can highly recommend it if you're looking for a super comfortable place at a very convenient location. This house has everything you can wish for, and you can tell that a lot of care and thought has been put into it. You are made to feel at home all the way from the beginning of the booking, with Sandra's kind and prompt emails; all through the end of your stay with the interaction with the lovely house managers.

Heated floors, plenty of movies to choose from (great for relaxing at night), a delicious hot tub right outside your door and a very convenient location made this a perfect choice for our Iceland vacation. The house is only 15 minutes from Selfoss, an easy 45 minute drive from Reykjavik and wonderful if you're planning on doing to golden circle. There's a large grocery store in Selfoss, very convenient and open every day.

When we arrived we met the (super friendly) house manager who kindly gave us a GPS that took us straight to the house, and an Icelandic phone. The only "hiccup" we had during our stay was solved almost immediately - the USB which is used for internet access was missing, but he was incredibly responsive and had a wifi box ready for us within less than a couple of hours. The wifi worked flawlessly by the way, we had no issues whatsoever. The house manager also kindly met us at 4:30am the morning we left - we had an early flight and arranged to meet so we could give the keys back. And even though it was very early morning, we were greeted with a smile!

We're a family of three and ended up using only the downstairs, but there's enough room for a lot more people: two bedrooms upstairs - two single beds in one; and a double plus a single and a crib in the other one (with a great little balcony for beautiful views! I imagine watching the northern lights from here - or from the hot tub - would be a wonderful treat. Unfortunately it was quite cloudy and we didn't get that lucky with the weather, but you might!) Downstairs there are two bedrooms (one with a large king bed, and the other one which sleeps 4 people). The bathroom and laundry room are also on that level. The kitchen is great! You're welcome to use what's in the cupboards, and everything else you could want - if you enjoy cooking you will love the stove (I did!). There's no freezer but we didn't miss it too much, it just meant we had to eat all our ice cream at once! Absolutely perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 (my husband, our son and my mother) spent a week in this beautiful cabin in Iceland this August 2016. The cabin itself is really well located, close to the major touristic locations in the Golden Circle, a 15-20 min. drive to Selfoss where you'll find a great public pool, restaurants and groceries, and at the same time it's on a small private road so it's super quiet. Perfect to visit during the day, explore the area and come back at the cabin to relax, have dinner with the family and enjoy the scenery! The cabin has all you need and a lot of space for the 4 of us. Our 6-year old boy enjoyed playing around the house on the lava rocks and the lichen, while the adults enjoyed the spa! One thing to mention is that the house does require a bit of maintenance (shower door, dishwasher door, some lights missing...) but nothing to prevent us from having a great time. We would definitely recommend it! Thanks again Sandra.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our cabin and nearby! We have been working in the cabin and fixing what needed to been done. It´s always good to hear from our guests so we know there experience and what we can do better. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you someday again ;)
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A very comfortable base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 day stay in this comfortable and homely property. Prior to our arrival we had several communications with Sandra who answered all our emails promptly and in a friendly manner. When we arrived we were met in Selfoss by Agusta who gave us a SatNav that took us straight to the house. The location is excellent; every major sight is within approx 1 hour's drive except Jokulsarlon / Fjallsarlon which is about an easy 4 hour drive in each direction (but so, so worth it😀).

After a day exploring Gulfoss, Kerio crater, Geysir, the Blue Lagoon, the Secret Lagoon or Pingvellir we loved to return to the cabin for a BBQ and a few minutes in the hot tub. It was always the perfect relaxing end to exciting days. Everything that we needed was at the cabin and we were extremely comfortable. There were just two small points that renters should be aware of; there is no freezer - not a big deal but good to know before you stock up on ice cream (!) and the stairs to the upper level are steep - we sent the teenagers to sleep up there! We loved the open plan nature of the cabin. It was possible to prepare food in the kitchen area. and still be part of the conversation while others were sitting on the very comfy sofa. The deck was huge with great views and the BBQ was excellent quality and easy to use. Selfoss was an easy 15 minute drive and we bought groceries in Kronan. The quality of food there was very good. Agusta also directed us to a Fisk bud on the left as you drive from Selfoss towards Eyrarabakki. The quality of the fish there was outstanding!

We can honestly say that we loved the cabin and its location. We relaxed, explored, ate great food and enjoyed the hot tub on our trip. We would recommend this cabin to anyone wishing to spend time around the Golden Circle.

Thank you, Sandra, for your hospitality and for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. The next time we come it will be to see the Northern Lights😀

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara and family for your review and your stay in the cabin. Next time you will enjoy the winter in Iceland and relaxing in the hot tub looking at the Northern Lights ;) We look forward to see you again!!
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Great views

  • 4 of 5

The cabin had plenty of room for our group of 7. It has great views and we enjoyed sitting in the hot tub. The home is nicely decorated and has lots of kitchen supplies. The home does need a deep cleaning and some maintenance repairs to different parts of the home. However, it did not spoil our stay and would recommend this cabin! Thank you for being part of our trip of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our cabin and we are happy you enjoyed your stay in the cabin and in Iceland! Also thank you for your review and your tips that i can look into. We hope to you see you again someday for another trip of a lifetime ;)
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Nearest Airport
81 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Öndverðarnes and a few others
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our lovely Cabin is perfectly located as a starting point for all the main attractions and sightseeing in South of Iceland. Þingvellir, Golden Circle and Kerið to name a few are only a few min. away.

Golf, Horse-riding, fishing, orgnic farm and warm swimmingpool with a slide are in the area. The town Selfoss is only a 10-15min drive. There you can find all the nessasery service. Behind the Cabin is mountain Búrfell. It has a wonderful view and is fun to go hiking and after the day just relax in the hot tub.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$150.08

$100 for cleaning fee for every stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.