A spacious and bright 110 sq.meter summermansion in the south of Iceland. Only an hour drive from Reykjavik and half an hour drive from Icelands major sights such as the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park. Perfect location!
There is a wooden terrace around the house were you can enjoy the beautiful nature all around.
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The dining table is big and seats up to 10 people. The living room is bright and big and from it you can go out on the terrace. There is one bedroom on the ground floor with a double bed. There is also a big bathroom with a shower. From the mainentrance to your right is a laundry room with a washing machine and a dryer.
From the living room there is an open staircase to the second floor. There you have an open TV and play area. There are also two bedroom, one with a double bed and a small childrens bed and another with a double bed and two single beds.
From the second floor you can go out on a balcony to enjoy the crisp night air and unique northren lights.
There is a Free WiFi in the summerhouse and towels and bed linen can be reserved upon request for an extra fee.
This is a quiet place in the beautiful nature of Iceland. The location is perfect if you are planning to travel around the south part of Iceland and visit Iceland´s most famous sights such as the Golden Circle with magnificent Gullfoss and Geysir or Þingvellir, the National Park only 30 minutes away. The capital, Reykjavik is also only an hour drive.
Selfoss is only 10 minutes away and there you find all the necessary amneties you need, grocery store, bank, gas station and swimming pool
Attraction the area.
Our Summerhouse is located right in the center of some of the most popular attractions in Iceland.
Only a half an hour drive is to the Golden Waterfalls, Gullfoss, Majestic and thunderous, the force and beauty of this two tiered waterfall will be something your camera wants to linger on. Just next to the Gullfoss is the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geyser.
Also very close by is the famous Skálholt Church which was the seat of religious power in Iceland for centuries and where some of the most dramatic events in Iceland's history took place.
There is an hour drive to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the waterfall to enjoy the scenery from a different view. The countryside around the waterfall is beautiful and to the north rises the magnificent Eyjafjallajökull Glacier.
You can then drive further to Skógar where you will find Skógafoss Waterall that is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. You can then drive through Mýrdalur valley to enjoy a view of Mýrdalsjökull glacier under which lies the central volcanic system of Katla.
There is around two hour drive to Vik village where you can enjoy some fantastic sights at the black sand beach, for example the picturesque basalt column formations and the incredible Reynisdrangar Sea stacks.
You can easily make a daytrip to Vestmannaeyjar. Vestmannaeyjar, are truly a wonder of Nature. The youngest island of the Vestmannaeyjar celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003 and the oldest one is close to 40.000 years old! You drive the pier at Bakkafjara on the south coast and from there the ferry takes another 30 minutes to reach the islands. You can visit the puffin nesting area in Storhofdi and walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few decades ago as well as exploring the flora of the new lava field. You can also make a boat cruise where you see many of the wonders of the Vestmannaeyjar nature. Colourful ocean caves, thousands of seabirds and, occasionally during the summer, groups of whales.
**Minimal stay during the winter is 2 nights**
Good to know
Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 04 May 2015 Last update: 31 Jul 2019 Size: 110 m2
Check-out time: 11:00 Minimum stay:
3 nights (Summer)
2 nights (Winter) Location of keys: The key is at the property
2x Single bed
3x Double bed
1x Double sleeping sofa
1x Bunk bed for 2
1x Bunk bed for 3
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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Irma Gná Henttinen
18 Feb 2019
Mjög flottur bústaður, nóg sætapláss fyrir alla og mjög stór pottur. Allt sem við þurftum til staðar og flott staðsetning
11 Jan 2019
We had a super nice stay in the cabin. The landscape is breathtaking and the property well looked after.
Geir Gunnar Geirsson
05 Nov 2018
30 Oct 2018
Good location to do the golden circle. The house is comfortable and cozy. The beds are comfortable and linens are high quality.
24 Oct 2018
We enjoyed a lot our staying in this beautiful house, we were 4 adults and 7 children and we had enough space for all. The house was very clean and has two living rooms (one of then plenty of toys) and it was very comfy for the kids to stay in one and the adults in another. The jacuzzi was an amazing experience with the stars... I would recomend it to everybody as it was centrally located to explore the golden circle, a must see in Iceland. Thank you so much
16 Apr 2018
Merkurhraun was warm, cosy and inviting. One night we even got to see the Northern Lights above the house! Great (partially) isolated location among a few scattering of other homes about 20 mins from Selfoss. Customer service communication was good & they were very generous with support upon our arrival and departure. I would definitely recommend this family cabin. Enjoy!
16 Apr 2018
We spent one week here after Easter, two days with snow, the rest of the time bright sunshine, great! It was very easy to find, and everything was well prepared for us including the hot tub. The area is very quiet, though in a perfect location: good for a trip to Reykjavik, seaside, south coast, Gulfoss and the geysirs, Thingvellir park, swimmingpools, horseback riding. We were always happy to come back to this very cozy house with plenty of space for the seven of us (four adults, three children). We all enjoyed our holidays, certainly also thanks to this wonderful holiday home. The only improvement that I would suggest is another washroom, but for us it was alright. We would love to come again!
06 Feb 2018
Glæsilegur sumarbústaður og allt til fyrirmyndar! Við mæli hiklaust með Merkuhrauni og hlökkum til að koma þanngað aftur! Eina sem kannski mæti bæta er kyndinguna inní gestahúsinu, þeir sem sváfu þar urðu mjög kalt á næturna. :-) 4/5 stjörnum
16 Jan 2018
Excellent location, beautiful house well maintained.We are pleased with this beautiful house.
We really enjoyed our holiday, we were a group of 3 families and was sufficient enough to sleep.
The only point to note is that this house has only one beautiful bathroom with toilet.
Thanks to the landlord, she was very helpful in all the queries we made.
31 Jul 2017
Ein sehr schönes Haus, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
21 Apr 2017
María Elfa Hauksdóttir
13 Sep 2016
Frábært hús, hentar einstaklega vel fyrir stóra hópa :)
Hefði samt mátt slá grasið í kringum húsið.
12 Aug 2016
Everything was exactly as promised! A beautiful large cabin, with plenty of space for everyone!
18 Jul 2016
Fantastic home for our group of 6. Bright and cheerful. Great hot tub. Thank you.
23 Feb 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Merkurhraun. The cottage is very pretty with fabulous views. Well equipped kitchenlounge with hoboven, fridgefreezer and dishwasher. The rooms are very spacious and the beds are very comfortable. Hot tub was private and lovely to relax in, surrounded by snow. Underfloor heating kept it toasty and warm. Northern Lights even made an appearance for us!
All in all, a lovely place to stay and would definitely recommend to others.
11 Jan 2016
Húsið stóðst væntingar og var alveg eins og á myndunum. Allt til alls og meira til, því við áttum ekki von á öllum sjónvarpstöðvunum sem í boði voru. Mælum hiklaust með þessum bústað. Nóg pláss fyrir alla.
Ef það væri eitthvað sem þyrfti að setja út á, þá var ísskápurinn fullur af mat þegar við komum og ef við fórum út að leika og kveiktum á útiljósinu á pallinum þá sló út inni.
11 Jan 2016
The cabin was fantastic, it had everything you could ever need for a short break away from city life. The rooms were very spacious, we had more room than needed but it also meant that one could escape away into a secluded corner if needed to read a book or spend some time away form the group. It had snowed heavily before we arrived but that only made the views from the cabin even more fantastic, though access to the hot tub was tricky a few brave souls did venture out to enjoy it
I would advise anyone looking for a short break away in a secluded part of Iceland to look at booking this cabin, it has everything a group would want or need; short trip from a town, a lovely built and maintained cabin and some beautiful views.
05 Jan 2016
This family cabin is just great. We had such a wonderful time there. We even saw the Northern lights, not from the pool though. The cabin has everything you need. It is very spacious. We very much hope we will be back some time soon. It was very easy to get to the house. We found the keys right there und left it there again. Great. I recommend this house to everybody.
Thanks a lot and a very happy New Year! Christine
04 Jan 2016
I stayed here with my wife and 4 friends, in late December. The instructions on arrival were good and we found the property even though the area was hit by a huge snow and sleet storm. Inside the property is well presented, large and comfortable. We had lots to do and enjoyed our stay. Our only concern was that there is only one comfortable double, with the second under a single bunk which means the space is rather restricted. We would recommend this property for families who want to visit places like Gulfoss and Geysir, which are just a short drive away. Thanks from England!
28 Oct 2015
Frábær bústaður í alla staði, snyrtilegur og allt til alls, áttum mjög góða helgi þarna.
10 Aug 2015
Excellent summer house with good access to all the major attractions of the sought west. All very nice and clean. Excellent kitchen with all equipment you can think of including dish washer, micro oven etc.
There is also a nice hot tube and a brand new electrical BBQ. We spent a happy relaxing week. I wish we could have stayed two.