Bjork in Hekla area
from £68 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £68 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 1363790
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
The size of the cottage Björk is 41 m2 for 5 persons. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with 1.5 size bed and a single bed (bunk bed), a kitchen, living room with a sofa that can be turned into sleeping bed, and one bathroom with a shower. There is a great view from the large windows of the living room. All around the house is a terrace with benches, tables, and BBQ grill. There is also a hot tub for 5 persons. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage.
The cottage Björk is located on the boundaries where the Icelandic highland begins. The last 8-10 km of the road leading to the cottage is gravel depending on the road chosen to drive to the cottage. 4x4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended in winter and spring since a part of the gravel road can be in poor condition, with holes, after heavy rain/snow and soil melting.
The recreation, history, and the geology of the area:
The cottage Björk is within the Njals saga area and located about 20 km Southwest of volcano Mt. Hekla, at the border of the magnificent lava fields from the volcano that have been active for centuries. On the bank of the river Eystri-Rangá, within 5 minutes walking distance from the summerhouse (around 600 m), stands the famous rock Gunnarssteinn from the Njals saga. There fought Gunnar and his two brothers some 30 men, killing 14 of them but Hjortur, one of the brothers was slain there. Archaeologists have found some bones and other things in ancient burials near the rock to verify this. About 2.5 km south of the cottage (4 km by road) is the farm of Keldur. It is a unique cluster of oldest surviving type of historic turf buildings in Iceland. This farm also played part in many of the Icelandic sagas, including Njals saga. It is now a part of The National Museum Building Collection, and has been maintained as such.
The cottage is located in a great recreation area. The surroundings consist of incredible contrasts in an unspoiled nature, green fields against black lava and white glaciers in the horizons. There are many opportunity of longer or shorter hiking in untouched spectacular lava nature. Those who are willing to climb some mountains have lots of possibilities. Volcano Hekla and the mountain Þrihyrningur (Mt. Thrihyrningur; meaning "Three-Horned-Mountain") are the most popular mountains to climb in the area. The height of Hekla is 1,491 m (4,892 ft) and the height of Þrihyrningur is 678 m (2,224 ft). Mt. Þrihyrningur is in only 5.5 km distance from the cottage (one small river have to be crossed in a jeep). The hike at Mt. Þrihyrningur takes at least 2-3 hours and the hiking trails have been marked in the south-east side, although rather steep slopes it is easy hiking for those who are in decent shape. The view from Mt. Þrihyrningur is magnificent in all directions, including many glaciers e.g. Eyjafjallajökull, Tindfjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull (where volcano Katla is placed), and far in the north Langjökull. The view also includes the islands Vestmannaeyjar. After a good walk there is nothing better than relax in the hot tub, particularly at the bright summer nights and watch when the evening redness and the break of dawn converge due to the midnight sun just slips for couple of hours behind the mountains on the horizons in the far north, or at the winter, to gaze at the stars in the sky or watch how the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) dances in the sky far from all city lights. Within a 10 km distance from the cottage is a farm named Hróarslækur, there people can go horse riding (http://hotellaekur.is/horserental/). The Icelandic horses are famous for being small (nearly a pony-sized) and that the displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. Golfers can find a decent golf course within an 18 km drive from cottage (Golf Club Hella - golf course Strandarvöllur).
In about 20 km distance south of the cottage are two small towns, Hella and Hvolsvöllur. There are some restaurants, stores, banks, pharmacy, and naturally warm swimming pools. In about 50 km distance from the cottage is a bigger town, Selfoss with all necessary services like supermarkets (Bonus, Kronan, and Netto), swimming pool, and banks. The Reykjavik capital is in a 110 km distance.
Places worth visiting within a 50 km radius:
The islands Vestmannaeyjar, waterfall Skógarfoss, natural pearl Þórsmörk (Thorsmork), Landmannalaugar with natural geothermal pool, the most popular hiking trails in Iceland called Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls, the reconstructed Viking farm Stöng in Þjórsárdal (Thorsardalur Valley), Fjallabak the reservation area in the highlands, Volcano visitor center of Eyjafjallajokull placed on the farm Þorvaldseyri (www.icelandserupts.is), an exhibit about the massive Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in 2010.
Places worth visiting within an 80 km radius:
Waterfall Gullfoss, the hot springs Geysir and Strokkur, and the National Park Þingvellir (Thingvellir) famous of its historical, cultural, and geological importance. There the Vikings established the first parliament in the world in the year 930 and it is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes above water and the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates drifts apart. Þingvellir is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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