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A Log Cabin at the River Bank

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Sólstadir at Hvítá River is located In the Middle of the Golden Circle, close to several winter attr

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

In the middle of the golden circle!

A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

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4 Mar 2014

5/5

"A perfect retreat to the land of ice and fire"

We spent 3 nights 4 days at this lovely cosy log cabin. We had everything we needed and it was ideally situated for exploring the golden circle . We will definitely return for a longer period.… More

You guys are welcome back anytime (and the repeat customer discount is 20%).

27 Feb 2014

5/5

"The WOW Factor"

4 days is not enough.... but what a fantastic 4 days we had. From the hustle of London to the laid back, tranquil cabin on the river. The views, the sunrises, the sunsets, the moon rises, the moon sets....The cabin, just perfect. The log fire inside, -7 outside and a quick run and your in a 40 degree jacuzzi... Awesome....Iceland's natural beauty is fantastic and to have witnessed the Northern Lights from the cabin.... What a show... dancing like ghosts across the sky, a mixture of feelings we'll never forget. 110% recommended.
Lewis & Nena

Martin, I'm so GLAD to hear that you guys got to see the Northern Lights from our cabin! Thank you too for your much too kind words!

21 Feb 2014

5/5

"Never wanted to leave, a magical place."

We absolutely loved this cabin, our entire experience was top notch from start to finish. The lovely ladies who own the cabin were so welcoming and were excellent at all correspondents.

I would highly recommend this cabin, it's quirky, well equipped, cosy and made for a holiday of a lifetime. Loved the tub!!!!

Thank you, Stevi, for your kind words. You yourself are the angel!

26 Nov 2013

5/5

"Way beyond our expectations!"

Words fail but I'll try. The cabin and it's views are breathtaking. Fully equipped, clean and extremely friendly and helpful hosts. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon there and it was more than perfect. Have vowed to go back and stay longer!

Dear Denver,
I'm really glad to hear that you and your wife were happy with your stay, especially given the occasion. We welcome you back anytime, and I will make sure that we will be offering you a "repeated customer" discount! :D
All the best to you,
Jóhanna

4 Oct 2013

5/5

"Quiet and beautiful cabin in fabulous surroundings!"

This is a capacious cabin, well equipped, with a very nice atmosphere. The location is excellent, scenic surroundings, access to a salmon river and the possibility of angling. The cabin is also very central in relation to all major tourist attractions, including Gullfoss and Geysir. Highly recommended!

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