from £184 / night help Price for guests, Nights
Luxury, Modern, Nature, Winter/Summer with Hot Tub Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Luxury, Modern, Nature, Winter/Summer with Hot Tub
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
Helluskógur 10 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this modern architecturally designed house in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine
Helluskógur 10 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this modern architecturally designed house in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine and enjoy the Northern Lights in the peace and quietness after a memorable day.
The house has an open kitchen-living room with a large walk around work top in the kitchen. It is very spacious and ideal for family and friends preparing a good meal together. In the kitchen there is high quality white ware and equipment for cooking and baking. The living room has large windows and amazing view. Even if you are inside it feels like you are out in the nature. In the living room you will find books and magazines to read, films to watch on the Large Flat screen TV and a piano to play on. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with high quality beds and beautiful view. The bathroom is spacious with a long wooden bathroom table and a large shower room.
The design of the house is outstanding and well thought out. It has large windows to the ground, Open space, Hardwood floor, Natural stone tiles, Designed lighting and with one of the most advanced and greenest floor heating systems installed in houses today. The heating system is perfect and we can guaranty you a warm and cozy house in the winter time. The house is designed by one of our best architects, Sigurður Hallgrímsson who designed many of our spectacular modern houses in Iceland.
On the large patio surrounding the house there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Outdoor Shower, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment. Beside the house there is a grass lawn which is surrounded by a birch Forrest, ideal for kids to play.
We have been connected to Borgarfjörður from childhood and would like to share good advice and information about the house or the area so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail request about anything you would like to know and we will do our best to help you.
Location description from owner
The West Region
In the north direction, about one hour driving, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. On the way to Stykkishólmur you will find the crater Eldborg which is an interesting natural phenomenon with lava all around.
Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.
You can say about the location of the house that it is midway between the two great National Parks, Snæfellsnes and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Icelandic Parliament was founded there. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir.
The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Langá, one of the greatest Salmon rivers in Europe. There are many beautiful hiking trails near the house where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. There are several waterfalls in the river.
The house is in about 10 minutes drive from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can visit the Museums Landnámssetur Íslands, where you can learn about the Icelandic Saga, and Edduveröld, located in the old merchant houses down by the old pear. The museum portraits an artists view of Asgard and other scenes from the Norse mythology. Both museums have very nice restaurants. In Borgarnes you can also enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, play golf at Hamarsvöllur and shop all necessities.
The beautiful Borgarfjörður area is close by Helluskógur. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 40 minutes drive from Borgarnes. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing!
We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area and Attractions in the area. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
No Pets (please leave your giraffe at home).
No heavy downloading on WIFIWe keep some of our private stuff in the storage room.
When leaving, please remove and gather the bedding linen, towels and other linen in the main toilet when returning the house.
About the owner
VAT Reg number: IS118490
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 28 Aug 2016
- Based in:
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jan 2014. Located in West Region, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1287 to £1929.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Aug 2016.
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– based on 10 reviews
- Very Good
“Fantastic cottage in a spectacular location”
We stayed at the property for 1 week during August 2014. On arrival, the cottage was exceptionally clean with all instructions to use the facilities clearly laid out for us. The property is designed for modern living with a high-quality open layout of the communal areas which we loved. The location is as described by the owners Robert and Heidrun. The views of the mountains front and back are amazing and the location is so peaceful with the sun grazing the horizon late into the night. The local town is only 10-15 mins away and has all the facilities you need including a public swimming pool with no less than 3 geothermal hot tubs ! My wife and our 2 children (5 and 8) loved the cottage, the location and the level of comfort the cottage provided. We will return again!
Thank you guys for a nice review. You are welcome back to Helluskógur anytime.. :) Rgs Heidi and Rob
“We had the time of our lives!”
Dear Heidi and Rob, we loved Helluskogur! It's an absolutely beautiful house, and perfectly placed for visiting all of West-Iceland. We'll be back!
Thank you so much for the review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
“Awesome, awesome, awesome!”
Great and easy booking process, great communications from the owners. This is in a fabulous area for exploring and with a great bakery in nearby Borganes. The house was an amazing eco house with great views and just one of those places you feel really relaxed in. The house felt bigger than the images suggested on the website and our little one had a great time running round. I cannot in anyway fault our stay here and would definitely stay again without hesitation.
Thank you so much for the nice review and taking good care of our villa. Welcome back anytime.. :) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
“Very nice and comfortable house to visit West Iceland and Reykjavik”
Modern and comfortable house, ideal for six persons. Very nice and luxurious kitchen and bathroom. Spacious terrace with BBQ. Quiet and natural surroundings. Good spot to visit West Iceland (Snaefellsnes, Eldborg, Stykkisholmur) and Reykjavik. Highly recommended.
Thanks for the review and welcome back in Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
“Great location and fabulous villa”
We stayed in this nice house for one week in the summer of 2013. The house is marvelous to stay in and equipped with everything you need. The house was very clean and cozy when we came and we loved it from the first minute. It is very spacey and open and it is so nice to have those big windows, it feels like your are out in the nature. The patio is big and enough room for everyone, the kids to play and us grownups to relax in the sun. The location of the house is perfect and we could find something new to do and see everyday. But some days we just stayed in the house, relaxed and cooked nice meals in the fantastic kitchen. It is ideal for a family to cook together. The kids loved it and it was really good that there were some toys and books in the house both for us and the kids. We got very good information from Heidrun and Robert before we came and they were very helpful about everything. We plan to stay in the cottage again soon if Heidrun and Robert continue to rent it out Sincerely, Helena
Dear Helena, Thank you for your nice review and thanks for taking good care of our house. Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heiðrún
“Perfect house and location”
We spent 5 wonderful days in the house In the summer of 2013. The house is fantastic. It is very architectural and harmonieses well in the forrest and with the surroundings. The property was clean and included brand new equipment and WIFI and everything works (the Kitchenaid coffee maschine makes the best coffee in the world). We made a trip to Reykjavik and were only about 1 hour on the way in a beautiful sceenary via Borgarnes and Akranes. Every day we went to the Swimming pool in Borgarnes and I miss it.. In Borgarnes we found all the necessaries including Bonus grocary store. The national park of Snaefellsnes is a “must visit”. We where having difficulties leaving the comfort of the house. If the weather permitts, we recommend outdoor dining and barbecueing. It´s very convenient for three couples and the shape of the house and outlet gives each one privacy. The kitchen and the living room is perfect for gatherings and dining with big worktop to cook and everyone can participate. The furnitures are cosy and just to hang out and just do nothing. During the evenings we went out walking in the area with great paths in all directions and along the river which is unforgettable. We can all recommend this house 100% and and it did not disappoint us. Exploring the West of Iceland, the location is perfect. At least 5 days is a minimum, just away from the city. If Robert and Heidrun continue to rent it out, we are definitely coming back and spending at least one week. Peter and Sunny
Thank you Peter and Sunny! Thanks for the a very nice review and we are glad that you liked the house. You´re welcome back anytime. Regards Heiðrún
A fantastic house. The location was so great, no highway and no sound except from the nature itself. This house is magical and has everything you need (and more). The kitchen is very spacious and good facility to cook and we saved a lot of money on resturant bills. The owner was very helpful and told us all about where to go and what to see. Also very good information about how evrything works and funktions in the house. Thanks Heidrun og Robert for a absalutely wonderful stay. The only negative thing about it all was that we did not realize how fantastic the house and the place was until we arrived so, we didn´t stay long enough. One thing we want to mention is the price. We have staid on the south coast near the Golden Circle in many sommerhouses. Compairing the price and the standard, this house exceeded our expactations and also more than pleanty of attractions to visit on the west coast. Reykholt, Stykkisholmur, Borgarnes, Akranes and only one hour to Reykjavik. We visited the fantastic swimming pool in Borgarnes every day and it was even open early in the morning until ten o´clock in the evening. It was so, so nice and relaxing. Everything was perfect, clean and well organised. We are allready planning to come back next fall. .. and thanks Robert, for the late phone call to remind us, to look up in the sky for the Northern lights, it was magical. Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic... !!!! Klaus, Erika and family
Thanks Klaus and Erika for a nice review and we are glad that you liked the house and the stay in Borgarfjörður. Welcome back anytime. :) Best Regards, Heiðrún
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