“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!
We were travelling with two young kids so we were not looking to be on the move each day to tour around the island. Instead we were looking for an economical and well appointed cottage to serve as a base for day trips to the area attractions. The Icelandic Cottages were the perfect spot for us to use as a base as it was less than an hour to Fludir (Secret lagoon), Geysir, and just over an hour to Gulfoss. It was also close to Selfoss which was a perfect place to do shopping, grab a bite to eat and take advantage of the child friendly outdoor pool. Reykjavik wasn't far either at just over an hour and a little further out one could venture to some of the parks, glaciers etc.
We really enjoyed our stay and what made it even better was the exceptional hospitality shown by Rosa, the owner. The directions made it easy to find, even in the short winter days, and she had done a great job of designing the cottage with flexibility for couples, groups or families. She was also very responsive when we had questions about appliances etc. and was proactive in picking up some dish ware and a couple of stuffed animals for the kids! The cottage itself had all you could imagine including mugs in the freezer to keep your beer cold, blender/whizzer for smoothies or baby food, all the dish ware, cutlery etc. you could expect to use and even some staples such as coffee, tea, olive oil, spices, salt and pepper. The view was quite impressive, especially once the snow arrived and it seemed like a good spot to see the Aurora Borealis, even if we didn't manage to catch it.
We would definitely come back to Icelandic Cottages so we could do some more exploring. …
Icelandic Cottages 2
What an amazing experience to spend Christmas under the Northern Lights literally. A home away from home with everything we needed. Rose was attentive and dealt with all our needs expertly. Highly recommended we will be going back …
Stekkholt - Luxury Lodge
Fantastic home and location
Our stay in Iceland was not necessarily the best time of the year to go due to weather but we had a wonderful experience all the same. Sven was very accommodating and his family home was absolutely perfect; incredibly well organized and we lacked for nothing. The space was perfect for two families with four young children.
What brought us to Iceland during this time was to see the northern lights and we were not disappointed. The house is an easy driving distance to many sites on the southern side of the island.
All in all a wonderful country, beautiful home and great hosts. …
Icelandic Cottages 1
Amazing Stay near Selfoss
By far the nicest place I've stayed in Iceland. Beautifully appointed, spacious, clean, and incredible value. On top of all that, Rosa is an warm and gracious host. Highly recommend for anyone spending time in Southern Iceland. …
A Log Cabin at the River Bank (Golden Circle) – with a Stunning River View!
What a lovely little cabin, in a perfect spot next to the river. The cabin was very homely and nice to arrive to after driving from the aiport. It was well cleaned and everything we needed was there. Lovely little personal touches made it feel very cosy. Sitting in the hot tub had lovely views over the river, and would be a perfect spot to see the lights if the clouds aren't about. The owners answered straight away when we had a simple question, very helpful. You can see from the guestbook in the cabin that everybody who has stayed there has loved it. Thanks for helping make our mini moon to Iceland even more special and memorable …