Arguably some of the best situated cottages on Snæfellness peninsula are for rent in Hellnar (2 hours driving from Reykjavik).
You can rent the cottage Þórabúð (49 m2). There is a unique 360 degree view on the sea and the glacier and the terrain goes all the way down to the coastline.
The cottage hold three bedrooms (three double beds and a one single bunker above), a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a big outside terrace with furnitures and barbecue (gas). There is a high chair for babies and a small playground outside.
-> Cleaning fee and rental of bedsheets+towels is obligatory for 165 USD --- Minimum 3 nights booking is available ----
Þórabúð is located next to two other separate cottages (approx 200-300 m between). They are all placed remotely on the private property in Hellnar and have a view to the ocean and to the beautiful and mysterious glacier, Snæfellsjökull.
It is really a peaceful and not windy place where the sunset is long and beautiful.
Next to the cottages is the famous "Maríulind" source it is believed to give a healing effect to those who drink the water. There is a beautiful trekking path through the lava between Hellnar and Arnarstapi (3 km walking), which provides ample opportunity for bird and whale watching.
Nearby are several hiking paths, beaches, horse riding, swimming pool, bird and seal watching, cafes and Restaurants, golf and organized sightseeing and snowmobile on Snæfellsjökull and caving tours.
There are 2 cafes, Fjoruhusid and Prima kaffi and a Restaurant at Fosshotel Hellnar so you don't have to spend your time cooking.
Driving directions to the cottage:
In Hellnar, you will have to follow the road towards the harbor to
reach the cottage. This is marked as the access road on the Hellnar
If you have a GPS unit, you can use the following coordinates:
Þórabúð 64.75613, -23.6517
Experience Iceland's spectacular nature at Snæfellness peninsula.
Often referred to as the center of the Earth, this area boasts breath
taking geological formations and coastal lines, the setting chosen in
Jules Vernes "Journey to the center of the Earth?.
After you make a booking, I will send you all the informations needed for your stay.
Good to know
Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 06 May 2015 Last update: 18 Feb 2019 Size: 49 m2
Check-out time: 11:00 Minimum stay:
3 nights Location of keys: In a keybox outside the house.
3x Double bed
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.
A really wonderful place, overlooking the sea in front of us and watching the glacier behind us, always looking, majestic in sunshine and full of mystery in wandering clouds... A place to enjoy and to experience the whole peninsula. This was our second time to spend a week on Snæfellsness peninsula.
mona teza cepeda
21 Aug 2018
Its a good place very clean and the space is big its good for family and group of friends everything good except the wifi its so poor and hard to connect and there is no phone cignal in the area. Thats the only problem.
17 Jul 2018
We had a wonderful stay at the Thorubud Cottage. The cottage was clean and very well stocked when we arrived. We had the entire property to ourselves as no one was staying in the other 2 cottages. We loved walking around on the rocks and moss, plus walking into Hellnar and Arnarstapi. The location was perfect. The beds were all comfortable and everything in the cottage was in good working order. We would love to stay in this property again if we return to Iceland.
Response fromChristine Blin
Thanks for your nice review.
You are welcome to come back. If you come in August, you can pick blueberries in the lava above the cottage.
17 Jan 2017
We visited this cottage in July 2016 and had a wonderful stay. We would love to return one day when our kids are a little older. We hope that we followed all the house rules, but we could not read them as they were in Icelandic. Our kids loved the big field and the play structures where they could run and play, while we sat on the porch. It was a very quiet and peaceful location and the house had all the necessary amenities.
24 Aug 2016
A charming and cosy cottage in a tranquil setting. Lovely to have views of the sea and be so close to the cliff walk. Cooking facilities are basic but the barbecue came in handy and the shower was great.
08 Aug 2016
28 Jul 2016
Very nice, beautiful surroundings. Clean.
27 Jun 2016
What a beautiful place! Kitchen fully equipped with BBQ, views of the sea on one side and the other side of Snæfellsjökull! spotlessly clean, super comfortable! We will strongly recommend to a friend of ours who wants to bring his family to Iceland!
Response fromChristine Blin
Nice to hear that you had a nice stay. It is indeed a beautiful place.
Poweful picture of you by the sea :-)
17 Sep 2015
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful stay! The house was warm and comfortable, inviting and beautiful. I slept very well, and the shower was great. The location was so lovely, and very handy for exploring the locality.
17 Aug 2015
This was an amazing little cabin in an exquisite setting. Loved everything about it.
Rakel Katrín Guðjónsdóttir
10 Aug 2015
Bústaðurinn stendur í frábæru umhverfi undir jöklinum í nállægð við Hellna og Arnarstapa. Allur aðbúnaður í bústaðnum góður. Bestu þakkir fyrir ánægjulega dvöl.
21 Jul 2015
Great place to stay in, fantastically situated.
Hot tub would give it 5 stars.