This was my first time in Iceland, and I stayed at this cottage for the first week of January 2017 with the aim of stalking the Northern Lights. The cottage owner, Gudni , went out of his way many times to enable my stay to be successful. Months before my trip, he provided enthusiastic answers to my questions about his cottage, and about mid-winter Iceland in general. He is a very helpful and genuine guy. Upon my arrival in Reykjavik, he sent me a couple of text messages during the day with Northern Lights forecasts, and assisted me with transport from Reykjavik to the cottage.
The cottage itself has a relatively small ( I say cute ) interior and an expansive wrap-around deck/patio with an awesome Hot Tub ( Hot Pot ) and an under-cover barbecue. The lounge/dining/ kitchen area is perfectly set up, along with 2 bedrooms , and a bathroom. Upstairs, there is an attic bedroom, which I suspect most kids would love.
Having no experience whatsoever driving in snowy or icy conditions, I decided not to drive in Iceland in January. I took a weeks supply of food etc. with me to the cottage. There are a few similar cottages nearby in what I would call a hamlet so you are not completely isolated from the world. But the only living things I saw for the whole week was a tough black cat hunting in the snow, and one or two birds flying high in the sky from time to time.
I must mention the cottage's tap water which Gudni says is the best tap water in Iceland. Having taken an instant dislike to the strong sulphur smell of the Reykjavik tap water, I was ready to buy bottled water to take with me but did not need it at this cottage.