Located just 60 minutes away from Reykjavik and 20 minutes away from Geysir which is close to the riverfall Gullfoss. The house is close to the the Golden Circle, the main tourist attraction route. Great for daytrips to Skálholt church, Landmannalaugar (hiking and bath), Hveravellir, Fludir (secretlagoon.is) Fridheimar (Fridheimar.is) horse show, horse rentals etc. You want to explore the highland on your 4x4 Jeep then you are there within 20 minutes.
The drive to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) national park is just 20 minutes.
A golf course 3 km away (Dalbui.is), within 20 km range there are great golf courses (Golf Geysir and golf Kidjaberg are phantastic www.gkb.is).
The house is 2 km away from lake Laugarvatn and the town with the same name. There is a a good swimming pool there as well as the Fontana Spa (www.fontana.is) , at least three restaurants and a grocery store. There is a nice walking path to Laugarvatn along the hill. The holiday house has 2 downstairs bedroom and one upstairs room and is 75 square meters. Plenty of living space with two living rooms. There is a nice big balcony with hot tub. Outdoor and indoor shower. In the playground there is a badminton field, soccer goal and trampoline. For the youngest there is a sandbox and a mini house. Hi Fi bluetooth driven stereo. The house is surrounded by trees, a kind of a forest, which shields against the famous Icelandic wind.
How to get: From Reykjavík via Thingvellir National park, 80 km. Via South Road 95 km. Drive to Laugarvatn and further 2 km.
Heating: The house is heated with thermal water and will be at least 20 degrees Celsius at minimum when you arrive. Easily adjustable with a thermostat.
Television: 32 inch LCD with open channels. HDMI connector.. Bluetooth connected HiFi Stereo
Library of books. Some in English.
There is a washing machine, dishwasher and a microwave
There are normal beds for 6 people. One comfortable mattress. Two convertible sofas and one mattress extra. Hence 9-11 people can sleep there if needed. Bed sheets for up to 6 (well 8 if seriously needed) people available. The elevated beds (the bunk) are not for larger people. Suitable for up to 175 cm cm at maximum. Larger people can also sleep in a convertible L sofa in the living room.
Internet : 3G/4G reception good . Bring your own device. Siminn has good 3G/4G. Nova/Vodafone good 3G/4G.
Before you come I will mail you an instruction guide for the house and how to enter for the first time.
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Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 15 Feb 2015 Last update: 11 Nov 2019 Size: 75 m2
This house is simply wonderful! We had some initial problems getting in, but they could easily be solved with some patience and the great support by the landlord. The location is just amazing for anything in the Golden Circle or even further away. It's really close to Keðir crater, Gullfoss and Geysir. On the way from the airport you already pass Þingvellir and Almannagjá.
The hot tub and outside showers were in use whenever we could, as was the gas barbecue. Some of the beds are rather for kids (1,75cm long), and the bathroom is pretty small, but that's easily made up by the great living room, veranda, and garden. There's plenty of space to play, toys for kids, a playhouse, a sandbox and even a trampoline. The kitchen is greatly equipped and has everything you could ask for. We had such a good time here and whenever we come back to Iceland, we surely want to stay again in this beautiful site!
20 Apr 2018
We spend nice holidays in Iceland in March 2018 and we really loved the house. It is very well equipped und we did not miss anything. And the hot pot is wonderful.
Scheuber Kofmel Ulrich
15 Sep 2017
Perfect place to stay, the owner is very friendly an obviously uses the place himself an thus there is everything you can wish. There ist a large veranda and a wide yard. We can recommend the place.
21 Aug 2017
Wonderful house with lots of space in the living room, great kitchen has everything to cook a decent meal. We loved the hot pot and the outside shower. Bathroom and bedrooms are small, but reasonable.
02 Nov 2016
We travelled as a group of three and the accomodation was fabulous, plenty of room for 6-8 people and ideal for children too! It is located in a great part of the Golden Circle within easy reach of Gulfoss and Geysir. The owner is more than helpful and even after we got lost in the dark could direct us quite easily to the property! We are definitely booking again
Response fromÖrn Orrason
06 Jun 2016
10 Apr 2016
House is lovely, in an excellent area for exploring. Bit difficult to find as the name of the house is not clear on any of the documentation we had! We contacted the owner though and he was very helpful. Good facilities in the house, everything you need really for a comfortable stay. Would recommend this property for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful country.
Response fromÖrn Orrason
Thank you very much
14 Mar 2016
This summerhouse was amazing. It was decorated really well and in a really nice small town. There are several walks you can do in the nearby area and is right on the golden circle for days out. The owners are lovely are really useful with their information. Would definitely stay here again
25 Aug 2015
Cosy and well equipped. Nice surroundings. The outside shower was lovely! The natural hot water at this property is rather sulphurous and smelled strongly - that took a bit of getting used to. Need to allow extra time (20 mins) on final departure to walk back up from the main road with the barrier remote control to lock it in the house - quite an inconvenience and would have been a bigger problem in bad weather. Overall we enjoyed our stay and found it comfortable.
Response fromOrn Orrason
Thank you for the review. No need to walk the 500 meters since I can open for you during departure with my mobile phone.
21 Aug 2015
Fínn bústaður á góðum stað, það helsta sem ég get sett út á eru þrif, ekki beint skítugugr helur ryk og ló í gluggum og hornum.
Sóffasettin mætti nú allveg uppfæra, orðin frekar lúinn og brotin og svo ætti nú að vera lok á heita pottinum.
Response fromOrn Orrason
Það stendur til að uppfæra sófasettin í vetur.
Okkur finnst betra að hafa ekki lok þar sem þau eru þung og þjóna takmörkuðum tilgangi.
Við þrifum alla glugga og pósta vel og sjáum ekki þetta ryk og ló sem minnst er á. En kóngulær eru fljótar að koma ;-)