Garðshorn is a spacious family-owned cottage nestled on a lake, within easy walking distance from the municipality of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The house has three bedrooms that sleep 7 people, as well as a cozy loft that can sleep an additional 3. The house has one bathroom and shower, a TV, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a generous deck area. It sits on a large tree-grown plot with private lake access and views of Vatnajökull to the east. The house has WiFi (Code for the rauter is in the information map in the house). The house is strictly non-smoking.
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Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 02 Aug 2016 Last update: 28 Aug 2021 Size: 52 m2
Check-out time: 12:00 Minimum stay:
1 nights Location of keys: Contact owner for keys
4x Single bed
1x Twin bed
1x Kids bed (2 - 12 years)
A reservation can be cancelled 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date and 80% of the rental price will be repaid.
Unfortunately we had to cancel this reservation but the owner was prompt handling both the booking and the cancellation. We hope to stay here in the future. It?s a great location and has so much to offer!
04 Oct 2021
Das Haus ist nicht ganz einfach zu finden. Es liegt sehr idyllisch an einem See. Das Haus ist schon etwas in die Jahre gekommen, aber sehr gemütlich und alles, was man braucht ist vorhanden. Unsere Kinder haben den Schlafplatz oben im Dach geliebt. Die Elektrik hat bei uns unproblematisch funktioniert. Die Lage des Hauses ist genial. Man kann sowohl zum Vätnajoküll als auch nach Vik für eine Tagestor fahren.
13 Aug 2021
Wonderful house! We were in four and it was very big for us!
Fully equipped! Very beautiful view! Perfect position to visit Skaftafell, Vatnajökull and vík!
Pall sent us all information to get in the house very early and he was so nice when we asked him help.
Response fromPáll Árnason
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. This was very friendly. Welcome back any times.
Harm van Beek
09 Aug 2021
The cottage is situated at a beautiful location. The cottage is a bit outdated, with very small rooms. Unfortunately is was not very clean and for example the matrasses and pillows were dirty. So it was a stay with mixed feelings.
Jón Magnús Guðjónsson
05 Aug 2021
Ágætis hús á frábærum stað. Umhverfið allt hið besta og stutt í þjónustu.
Response fromPáll Árnason
Kærar þakkir fyrir þetta - Velkominn aftur
10 Sep 2020
Michaela von Stetten
24 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
The cottage was very nice, fully equipped and clean, but we could not found it. The itinerary was bad
Jón Ingi Einarsson
17 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
Wonderful location, great views, right on the lake. Everything you need in the kitchen. We would come back.
29 Jun 2020
My flight has been canceled so that I couldnt travel to Iceland
Lora and Anthony Huebner
01 Oct 2019
Beautiful location by the water. Small cabin near the village with anything you might need.
05 Sep 2019
The cottage is so cosy and the place is incredible, but you have to make the beds when tou arrive
05 Sep 2019
It was a great cottage with beautifull view. Sitting arena and kitchen well equipped. Sleeping facilities were good but for 6 tall Dutch people Some beds were a bit small. However would definitely book again!!!
Francisco Sagu?s Santamaria
08 Aug 2019
Anneke van Veen
02 Aug 2019
Nice cottage. The bedrooms and bathroom are somewhat outdated but functional. Great location and terraces.
29 Jul 2019
+ :A charming cottage: at a lakeside with lots of wildlife
good beds and shower
Good situated for trips to Lakagigar, Skaftafell and landmannalaugar.
Good food in café kirkju...
- :electricity fell out several times when we were cooking although nothing else was on except the light; no WiFi or english speaking tv
23 Jul 2019
Bellissimo cottage, in un luogo stupendo, direttamente sul lago e nel bosco. La casa è grande, comoda, ben attrezzata. Ottima esperienza.
22 Jul 2019
Very Nice chalet well located
19 Jul 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Gardshorn Cottage. We found the cottage to be as represented, and felt it was perfect home base to BBQ and relax after our days of hiking and sightseeing. The kids enjoyed exploring the garden and surrounding area, and the deck area was a great spot for the adults to relax outside.... despite not having the best weather. The cottage was not large, but easily accommodated two adults and four boys. We would definitely stay here again if we could.
11 Jul 2019
What a beautiful place to stay! Makes you want to move to Iceland permanently. Bed in kids room might be too close but that should not stop anyone from staying here.
08 Jul 2019
05 Jul 2019
04 Jul 2019
Very lovely house at the border of lake, ideal for vacations. Perfectly clean, spacious with all equipement. Easy to find with the information provided before arrival. Near twon with small supermarket, and servrals interesting points to visit. No WIFI.
We recommand this Cottage.
20 Jun 2019
Tricky to find behind the trees. Very spacious, lovely scenic surroundings. Very homely and relaxing feel to the lodge.
13 Jun 2019
We spent a very pleasant stay in this cottage. It's a quiet place with a beautiful view of a lake. The cottage is well equipped. We recommend it. Alain, Hélène, Michel et Patricia
22 May 2019
06 May 2019
09 Jan 2019
We stayed with 8 people (2 families with grown-up children) for 1 night. The house is really cozy and feels much nicer than it looks on the photos. We had worried that it might not be big enough, but this was not the case, bedrooms were small but adequate and we all fitted around the table.
In summer it must great to have the lake just at the back of the garden, however, we really enjoyed the northern lights above the lake, which we all saw there for the first time! We would have liked to stay longer and would definitely consider coming back!
30 Oct 2018
We stayed with 5 people for two nights in the cottage and we enjoyed the time there a lot.
With the given directions we could easily find it and check-in with the key box also was very easy. The kitchen was very well equipped, we found everything we need to cook a proper meal.
Also the quiet surrounding with the lake was very nice.
The only negative point was some problem with the electricity, so that the cottage was freezing cold when we arrvived, as it was October, and it got warm only very slowly. But this incident made our first evening quite cozy ;)
João da Costa
24 Sep 2018
Beautiful and relaxed place. Very good conditions to prepare your own meals and a good base to explore the national parks. We would definitely come back!!!
24 Sep 2018
Nice and cozy. Great view over the lake
24 Sep 2018
The bungalow was at a perfect location. The house didn?t have enough amenities especially wifi. It could be better arranged.
Daniel J Sullivan
06 Sep 2018
Gardshorn is a very cute cottage on the shores of a small lake about halfway between Reynisfjara and Kaftafell. We stayed 2 nights. The cottage was very clean and cute, and well stocked for making meals (we made dinner both nights we stayed there). There are 3 small bedrooms plus and upstairs sleeping loft, so there was plenty of room for our kids to spread out.
The only issue we had was that the circuit breaker kept cutting out. The first time it happened was during a huge storm, but it continued after that through our stay. Aside from that, the cottage was great!
06 Sep 2018
Lovely place on a lake.
ROBERT M BLAIR
31 Aug 2018
Great location, Plenty of room. Bathroom needs updating but otherwise well equipped.
David Mart?n Barrios
27 Aug 2018
All in the house is perfect. We are a 5 person group and we recommended this house for everyone.
27 Aug 2018
Such a cute cabin we loved our time here and saw the northern lights !
22 Aug 2018
Our stay was fantastic. The cottage is no bargain but spacious and well equipped. It is suitable for 8 people, maybe more. We didn't expected it so big. And the location and view is just spectacular. Next time visiting Klaustur I wish I could rent once again!
21 Aug 2018
Great experience at the cottage, if your looking for a nice clean well located place to stay, this is a great place. We had four people but could have had twice that number. Also, check out the little town whose name I can't pronounce, has two waterfalls and also had a great meal at the hotel. Will rent again if we're in the area.
23 Jul 2018
Clean and tidy - pity there?s no wifi
17 Jul 2018
Great little lake side cottage. Very convenient access
06 Apr 2018
Scheuber Kofmel Ulrich
15 Sep 2017
Cosy cabin with friendly owner. Well furnished including the kitchen. We had a pleasant stay, the view to the lake is great, Kirkjubaerjaklaustur ist nearby (3min by car) and you can find there everything you need inkl. pharmacy/doctor. We can recommend this cabin.
29 Aug 2017
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, but no wifi and very difficult to find without gps: no road names, not listed on the house list sign when you finally find the correct road and then the cottage itself is not named as Gardshorn. We had to rely on the photo to identify it.
03 Aug 2017
31 Jul 2017
Very convenient place surrounded by nature , birds, very quiet place, we enjoyed our stay!
House is very well equiped and comfortable.
28 Jun 2017
Garðshorn Cottage is beautifully located at a lake. It is very cosy and well equipped. We would have loved to enjoy the porch with its protection from the wind more, but the Icelandic weather was not in our favour for that. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of nothing more but the birds and the wind was wonderful. The location Kirjujubæjarklaustur gave us lots of opportunities for sightseeing. Laki, Skaftafell, Glacier Lagoon, Fjaðr?gljúfur, Eldgjá, Landmannalaugur and many more can be all done as day trips from here (assuming one has the right car for some of those destinations).
12 Jun 2017
I think the weather influenced the way we felt about the cottage. The cottage overlooked a lake and it was extremely windy when we stayed. The place was clean. There was not a room appropriate for a couple since all the beds on the main level were single beds. There was a double bed in the loft. This place is perfect if you are travelling with a lot of people since it slept around 10-12 people. We had a little trouble with the power cutting off if we had too many things plugged in. The kitchen had many appliances and there was a large table for our family to play games on when not eating.
Nigel D Collis
21 Apr 2017
Spacious, light, clean & tidy cottage with excellent situation next to lake.
06 Mar 2017
The cottage Garðshorn was perfect for our group with 5 persons.
16 Jan 2017
This is wehere we finally got to see the Aurora! After being in Iceland for 7 days our last night we were able to spend time outdoors in the evening with little cloud cover, it was incredible. We had a group of 7 people and stayed in the cottage for 2 nights. The cottage itself cozy, yet roomy, clean, warm and in the perfect location to drive to and from The Glacier Lagoon in one day. The cottage had everything our group needed to make meals, relax and enjoy all of the local adventures.
Check in and out was easy. I would definitely recommend this cottage!
06 Jan 2017
Very nice house! The location is just great, more then you can expect. The house is situated on the lake, so you can enjoy a marvelous view! Great place to explore south and glaciers. Highly recommended.