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Himnaríki (e. Heaven)

The name of the cabin is Himnaríki or Heaven in english.
The heavenly view from the cabin over the Þjórsá river and the volcano Hekla is spectacular!

The amazing view reaches over the beautiful landscape and the location is peaceful with a few other summerhouses around and a small country road that is mostly used by the local farmers.

The floorspace of the cabin is 38 m2 plus a sleeping loft with three 80x200 beds. Downstairs there is one bedroom with a queen size double bed. There is a well equipped kitchen, a living room and a bathroom with a shower. All bedding and towels are included.

Fossnes farm (GPS: N64 04.385 W 020 06 634 is 1.5 km from the cabin. There it is possible to use a hot tub as well as getting information on any hiking trails or buy fishing licences to fish in the river Þverá.

Þjórsárdalur valley is only a 20 minute drive away, there you can enjoy both beautiful nature and rich history.
To name a few locations are the waterfalls Háifoss and Hjálparfoss, and the old ruins of the Viking farm Stöng that was deserted during the Hekla Volcano eruption in the year 1142.

Landmannalaugar Hot springs and Veiðivötn (fishing river) are also within a driving distance from the Sprengisandur road (nr. F26).
The closest village is Árnes, it's about 7 minute drive away.
There is a mini-market and a swimming pool.

Flúðir is a larger village, about 25 minutes away that has a supermarket, golf course, wine store, swimming pool and the Secret Lagoon.

Driving instructions:

Heaven GPS coordinates: N 64 04 087 W 020 07 754

Distance from Reykjavík to Heaven is 105 km. Start with road nr. 1 to south of Iceland, go 14 km passed Selfoss (town) and turn right on road nr. 30 (Skeiða- og Hrunamannavegur). After 18 km turn right on road nr. 32 (Þjórsárdalsvegur) and drive further 16 km until you turn left on road 325 (Gnúpverjavegur). There is 800 meters up to the Fossnes farm where you pick up the keys.

Please give me a call before you pick up the keys. You will find my phone number on your booking confirmation.

Good to know

Check-in time: 16:00
Registered: 01 May 2017
Last update: 29 Jun 2020
Check-out time: 12:00
Minimum stay:
 2 nights (Summer)
 1 nights (Winter)
Location of keys: Contact owner for keys



  • 3x Single bed
  • 1x Double bed

Cancellation policy


A reservation can be cancelled 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date and 80% of the rental price will be repaid.

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41 Reviews

26 May 2020
Cozy small cabin. Very private. Fantastic view.

Janita Webeler
02 Apr 2020
Wir waren leider nicht, wie geplant, im Heaven, sondern in einer großzügigen Wohnung im Haupthaus von Sigrun untergebracht. Leider war im Heaven kein Wasser verfügbar. Aber wir waren auch mit der Wohnung sehr zufrieden! Es hat ein schönes Bad und eine gut eingerichtete Küche mit Sitzplatz. Einzig ein gemütliches Sofa hat uns gefehlt. Der Kontakt zu Sigrun war total nett!

Response from Sigrun Bjarnadottir
Hallo...welcome it is plenty of water, and no virus...regards Sigrun
11 Feb 2020
Nice place. Comfortable beds, warm and cosy.

Jörk Zimmermann
04 Feb 2020
nach zwei Sommern auf dieser Insel waren wir Anfang Januar 2020 nun auch im Winter mal da und wohnten im Heaven mit vier Personen. Wer die Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit und das Island Flair sucht und genießen kann, ist hier genau richtig. Keine Nachbarn, selten mal ein Auto zu sehen und ein traumhafter Panoramablick über ein Flußtal über dem der Hekla thront.
Tägliche Wetterwechsel sind typisch für Island und alle Tourenplanungen sollten dem folgen - auch im Winter!
Wir haben vom Blizzard bis zum strahlenden Sonnenschein alles erlebt und das Heaven als gemütliche Oase im Sturm erlebt. Das Heaven ist sehr vollständig eingerichtet, selbst die kleinsten Utensilien sind vorhanden - nur ein Fön hat unseren Damen gefehlt - den wir von Sigrun sicher auch bekommen hätten. Dafür hat sie uns mit einer Wäscheleine ausgeholfen, als die Tür des Jeep Renegade frostbedingt nicht mehr schließen wollte....

Wir können das Heaven uneingeschränkt empfehlen - vier Personen finden gut ausreichend Platz. Die Einrichtung ist rustikal gemütlich, Bauhaus - Stil suchen wir in Island ohnehin nicht.

Island im Winter- auch eine Reise wert. Die Zimmermann's

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Danke schön..
Guðmundur Magnason
27 Dec 2019
This place is indeed heaven. Small and cosy but has everything you need. Great view and a great host.

Saar Bdolach
21 Nov 2019

Nikola Niklova
24 Sep 2019
It was an amazing place to spend the night. There were all the facilities we needed available. Some of us have decided to get up early in the morning to explore the beautiful surroundings that were stunning.

Christine Roberge
23 Sep 2019
We loved this rustic, cozy and comfortable cabin. The views were outstanding and we had a wonderful evening there as a family. We only wished that we had stayed for several nights to really settle into the space and location. Close to the Golden Circle attractions and the Secret Lagoon at Fludir, as well as beautiful Gaijin, Hjalparfoss, and Stong.

Steve Fenwick
19 Sep 2019
Enjoyed our stay, cozy, nice and warm even when 4 degees and windy outside, quiet, slept really well.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you...
Sigrún Rohleder
05 Sep 2019
Cozy hut with a view
Heaven is a cozy place in a beautiful location. The view is fantastic, the house is well heated. It is difficult to find the road that leads to it. I would recommend a sign. The e-mail does not work so I never got an answer to my questions there. Therefore just 4 stars. But phone worked when we asked for instruction to get there the last few meters. The nature around is great and you get to many nice places from here. Sleeping accomodations are ok though the beds in the loft are very narrow. And we lacked an oven which we finally found upstairs the next day. All over I recommend the stay.

Andreas Stierl
05 Sep 2019
Very cosy cottage equipped with everything you need. Perfect location to explore south-central region and even not too far from the highlands. The views are heavenly so the name fits perfectly. Great view over Þjorsádalur with Eyjafallajökull and Hekla as backgound.

?scar Manero
05 Sep 2019
Nice house in perfect location!!

Matthias Hartmann
14 Aug 2019
Very nice location up to 5 persons. Despite simple equipment nothing is missing. The vievs are fantastic.

Anna Kristín Gunnarsdóttir
17 Jul 2019
Algjört himnaríki! Kósí og þægilegur bústaður með allt til alls, allt var eins og auglýst..

09 Jul 2019

04 Jun 2019
such a lovely, idyllic cottage! Would definitely come back!

Simon Ingram
04 Jun 2019

Kimberly J Baynton
27 May 2019
It was the best stay! We felt so relaxed and loved the view. Right when we arrived my husband said we should have booked it for the full week instead of 1 night. The stars were amazing with no light pollution. Very clean. We loved every minute we stayed here.

Anne Pahkamaa
06 May 2019
Heaven-cottage was heavenly! It was cosy and warm, location was great and the wiew was amazing! I highly recommend this place for everyone!

Endre Gagyi
27 Feb 2019

Szymon Krysa
09 Jan 2019
It?s very, very nice place to stay at. Beatifull view over the landscape outside. Very calm and cozy. We stayed there for a week during winter and really enjoyed it.

26 Nov 2018
Stayed in Heaven for one night and it was so cozy and nice! We will defenately be back! The cabin has everything you need, barbeque, coffee machine, toaster etc

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you and welcome back.
02 Nov 2018
Excellent location, very well equipped cottage. Responsive cottage owner. Strongly recommend this place

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you.
Sigríður Rósa Magnúsdóttir
22 Oct 2018
We had a wonderful weekend in this cozy cottage. Clean and comfortable with nice surroundings and Swimming pool within 10 minute drive.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you.
Carmen Neumayer
08 Oct 2018
Very cosy and a stunning view from the cottage

Óli Ægir Þorsteinsson
13 Sep 2018
Það var ágætt að dvelja í þessu vel búna húsi. Næðið algert og ekkert fundum við sem betur mætti fara, nema helst að vantaði heita pottinn, en við söknuðum hans ekkert. bestu þakkir fyrir okkur

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Þakka þér fyrir og velkomin aftur..
30 Aug 2018
chalet accueillant, confortable
superbe vue

Jiri Homolka
21 Aug 2018
The cottage was really nice and the view was amazing. We really enjoyed our stay and can only recommend it.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you..
Shane OBrien
21 Aug 2018
Aptly named. Had a great time, peaceful and scenic location that is a great base to explore the south west. Will probably go back.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you..and welcome ..
02 Aug 2018
Very nice journey in this cottage and good place to visit the south Iceland and close to the golden circle.

Rik Tanghe
17 Jul 2018

Everytjong was ok.
All are houses where perfect.

Your organisation is very transparant and good organised

Greetings Rik and Monik

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you..
Foerschner, Rudolf
10 Jul 2018
"Himnariki" was our holiday cottage for two weeks. The house is clean and very cosy, in one word: phantastic!
And thanks a lot to Sigrun for her warm hospitality.
Is Fossnes offside? - Definitely no!
You can visit a lot of Icelandic highlights, i.e. from "into the glacier", over Kerkfjöll, Landmannalaugar, Pingvellir, Jökullsarlon...
Not to forget: Fludir with Secret Lagoon, which is a "must".
Rudolf & Monika

Loring Barr
14 Jun 2018

Nadja Hamouda
06 Apr 2018
Wir haben nicht das Häuschen Heaven bewohnt, sondern das Haupthaus, da im Heaven die Wasserleitung zugefroren war. Wir haben eine sehr herzliche Gastgeberin erlebt, süß eingerichtete, gemütliche und saubere Zimmer. Die Küche ist sehr geräumig und gut ausgestattet. Ein rundum gelungener Aufenthalt und eine echte Empfehlung!

Ryan Donahoe
20 Feb 2018
Awesome place to stay. Absolutely beautiful and Sigrun was a great host. Heaven was closed, but we were put up in an awesome apartment that had everything we needed. Will definitely come back if ever in iceland again.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you..and welcome back..
16 Jan 2018
Fantastic place and view in the middle of a valley with a river, very quite and safe.
The cabin is nice, and well heated. The area for the kitchen is a little bit small, but you will probably need to use it only for breakfast as the best is see nice place around Iceland.
The owner is really nice, she unfortunately had a big issue with the water pipeline as the extreme cold freeze them. She did all her best to find an adequate solution.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thanks, and sorry for all this water trouble. Heaven is closed this winter.
Craig Given
05 Jan 2018
Great little cabin, very cosy, beautiful location. Sigrun was a big help and very friendly.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you, and welcome back.
Carmen Neumayer
09 Nov 2017
Himnariki is a very cosy cottage offering a breathtaking view over the Thjorsa river valley towards Mt. Hekla. Ideally located for day-trips to "Golden Circle" attractions like Gulfoss or Geysir. Stöng is nearby too. Selfoss is 50km away. You won't necessarily need a car with 4x4 drive unless you want to explore Landsmannalaugar via F208/F224 as we did. Last but not least: during 2 nights we could observe polar lights directly overhead.

Oct 2017

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thanks very much..
Stefan Bagni
11 Sep 2017
It was great to stay in Heaven, little house but very nice and warm and comfortable.
And the view was so was so breathtaking to wake up to such a wonderful landscape. We couldnt have wished for better.

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thanks..very much.
Áslaug Emma Magnússon
20 Jul 2017
We had such a pleasent stay in Heaven enjoying the beautiful view over Þjórsárdalur and Hekla. The house is really cozy and very well equiped. The big bedroom has a comfortable bed and the two beds under the rooftop are perfectly fine. But the steep stairs might not suite everybody. We often had breakfast/ dinner outside on the terasse and the gas grill worked well. The area is just fantastic to explore with Hjálparfoss, Gjáinn and Háifoss plus Stöng so near by. Thanks for a very wonderful weekend!

Response from Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Thank you, for good words.
Árni Páll Hansson
18 Jul 2017
We had a wonderful time in Himnariki on our mothers 70th birthday.....extremely cosy.........;)