Arguably some of the best situated cottages on Snæfellness peninsula are for rent in Hellnar (2 hours driving from Reykjavik).
You can rent the cottage Þórabúð (49 m2). There is a unique 360-degree view on the sea and the glacier and the terrain goes all the way down to the coastline.
The cottage holds three bedrooms (three double beds and one single bunker above), a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a big outside terrace with furnitures and barbecue (gas). There is a high chair for babies and a small playground outside.
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Arabúð is located next to two other separate cottages (approx 200-300 m between). They are all placed remotely on the private property in Hellnar and have a view of the ocean and to the beautiful and mysterious glacier, Snæfellsjökull.
It is really a peaceful and not windy place where the sunset is long and beautiful.
Next to the cottages is the famous "Maríulind" source it is believed to give a healing effect to those who drink the water. There is a beautiful trekking path through the lava between Hellnar and Arnarstapi (3 km walking), which provides ample opportunity for bird and whale watching.
Nearby are several hiking paths, beaches, horse riding, swimming pool, bird and seal watching, cafes and Restaurants, golf and organized sightseeing and snowmobile on Snæfellsjökull and caving tours.
There are 2 cafes, Fjoruhusid and Prima kaffi and a Restaurant at Fosshotel Hellnar so you don't have to spend your time cooking.
Driving directions to the cottage:
In Hellnar, you will have to follow the road towards the harbor to reach the cottage. This is marked as the access road on the Hellnar map that we provide.
If you have a GPS unit, you can use the following coordinates:
Arabúð 64.75613, -23.6517
Experience Iceland's spectacular nature at Snæfellness peninsula.
Often referred to as the center of the Earth, this area boasts breath
taking geological formations and coastal lines, the setting chosen in
Jules Vernes "Journey to the center of the Earth?.
After you make a booking, I will send you all the informations needed for your stay.
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Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 03 Apr 2016 Last update: 20 Nov 2019 Size: 49 m2
Location ist fantastic. (5 stars) Offers everything you need but a bit worn out. Inside very clean but outside a unfortunately dirty by birds.
21 Aug 2019
very nice and cosy cottage, quiet, nice view to the seaside
02 Aug 2019
Location is great and the cottage is really in perfect condition, very clean.
17 Jul 2019
a nice place to stay for several days as we are at the right location to discover the peninsula.
The chalet is comfortable and clean. You can cook and bbq.
Owner is helpful
Just check to get the right infos before coming.
24 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place. The cottage is cozy and has a wonderful feel to it with great views. The location to the cliffs and whale watching are perfect. We could not have been any happier.
Response fromChristine Blin
Great that you had a wonderful stay.
You are always welcome back :)
13 Sep 2018
Very simple and small Cottage but it had everything we needed to make our stay wonderful. Good price for what it offers. The host was super helpful and the instructions about the place were nice and helpful. We would definitely go back and recommend. Thank you!
30 Aug 2018
Not so easy to arrive. Instructions should be update. Everything was super. Oven is a microwave and it should be specify. Regards
Response fromChristine Blin
Good that you had a nice stay. It is actually an oven+microwave.