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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Near a lake with views into the surrounding landscape and on clear days onto volcano EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL! This cozy cottage is in an ideal location for day trips to all sights in the South of Iceland. Day trip info and maps in the cottage. At the end of a sight seeing day you can relax in this private, comfortable and cozy cottage. The kitchen is very functional and ready for you to cook in. There is a WC/shower room. The down stairs bedroom has 2 single beds and the upstairs sleeping loft (ladder) offers 2 comfortable mattresses (memory foam). Free WiFi. Original art work, tasteful decoration and good organisation make this an enjoyable retreat. The cottage has a deck and sits on 5000 sqm of land which is fenced in and borders onto horse pastures. Ideal for day trips to: Geysir/Gullfoss/ Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Vík black beach, ferry ride to Westman Islands, volcano Hekla museum and historical farm, in summer take the highland bus to Landmannalaugar or charter a private taxi. Info and assistance available! There is an excellent riding stable nearby: and the next swimming pool with hot pot and steam room is only a 10 min. drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 12 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Keflavik, 2 hrs scenis drive
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The South Region

The South of Iceland sports some of the most spectacular sights this country is known for, and Sel is right in the heart of it all: Geysir/Gullfoss/ Golden Circel, Reykjavik and the BLUE LAGOON, volcano Hekla and EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL to name but a few, bird cliffs and black beach in Vik, the Westman Islands (day trip with ferry!), volcano Hekla museum and historical first settlement farm, hot river near Hveragerdi, walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, in summer take the highlandbus to Lanmannalaugar for the day, and even drive all the way to the glacier lagoon! We have a list of day trips ready for you as well as maps!

In spring and fall especially the weather is considerably milder in the South than in the North of Iceland. From September until April you can see Northern LIghts, with a bit of luck. This country location is ideal as there are no surrounding lights detracting from the natural spectacle. The plot is fenced in and ideal for children to play in on a nice day while you sit on the deck and enjoy the view!


On the approach of cottage Sel you have views onto volcano Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull and the 2 Gislholt - Lakes. The landscape is hilly but open, with horse and sheep pastures all around, as well as some bushes and trees nearby. The next swimming pool with hot pot and steam room is less than10 min drive away. Only 6km away is a very good riding stable. You can shop for food in Hella or Selfoss, there are also crafts shops selling icelandic sweaters and more. We provide you with tips and a list of day trips in the area!

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4 Jan 2015


"Outstanding cottage in the middle of the countryside"

We booked this cottage for 3 nights over Christmas, and were extremely impressed with the friendly, prompt, and helpful contact we received from the owner Maja. She sent us a lot of information in adv… More

I am glad you enjoyed your white Christmas in Sel, thank you so much for staying and I hope to see you again some time!

29 Oct 2014


"Tranquility, simplicity, comfort..."

A couple of hours drive from Keflavic airport following clear directions provided by Maja Siska, the owner, brought us to a ready-warmed, simple but fully-equipped cottage in a very attractive setting… More

17 Jun 2014


"A true gem - perfect!"

We spent a great 5 nights at "Sel". The location is fabulous - great for many sites in South Iceland. Cottage is well equipped and maintained and in a very peaceful location. Had everyth… More

20 Aug 2013


"Cottage muy coqueta en Selfoss"

Cottage con dos habitaciones dobles y buhardilla con la posibilidad de cama supletoria. La cocina dispone de todo lo necesario para cocinar. La higiene es correcta.La casita es a los cuatro vientos y … More

Sel cottage is situated in typical icelandic countryside near a lake. It is a peaceful and quiet setting but still central to all the sights in the South. Contact us and we will mail you a list of possible day trips!

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Calendar last updated:26 Jan 2015

Based in Iceland

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German

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