Experience Iceland's spectacular nature on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Often referred to as the centre of the Earth, this area boasts breathtaking geological formations and coastal lines, the setting is chosen in Jules Verne's "Journey to the centre of the Earth.
Arguably one of the best-situated Summer houses on the South Coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula is for rent in Hellnar (2 hours driving from Reykjavik).
This property has an undisturbed unique 360-degree view of the sea and the Snæfellsjökull glacier and the terrain goes all the way down to the coastline. No building in front or behind, this large piece of land.
The Summer house has a Left-wing (approx. 65 sqm) and a Right-wing (approx. 65 sqm) that can be combined into one large space.
Both wings have a separate front door, entry, dining/living room, master bedroom (queen-size) and extra sleeping room with a larger adult bed of 120 cm (1-2 adults) and a bunker bed (suitable for 2 children). Also, each wing has its own well-equipped kitchen (oven/stove, microwave, fridge/freezer) and 2 bathrooms (toilet and shower).
There is free wifi internet access (via high-speed fibre connection to the Summerhouse). The living rooms have a spectacular direct view of the sea. Each wing has a high chair for babies.
There is a large porch with a sea view, gas grill and table with chairs.
In addition, the Left-wing has a dishwasher in the kitchen and a washing machine in the bathroom.
We will provide bed sheets, towels, toilet paper, soap for the dishwasher and hand soap for the bathrooms.
There is a lovely small café, Fjoruhusid, by the coastline just down the hill and a Restaurant at Fosshotel Hellnar, if you don't feel like spending time cooking.
On the land is the famous "Maríulind" source which 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. You can find more inspiration on the www.guidetoiceland.is website searching for postings like "The Magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West-Iceland".
I will provide you with a list of activities that you can do and see around.
--- Minimum 2 nights booking is available ----
Driving directions to the Summer house: In Hellnar, you will have to follow the road towards the FossHotel Hellnar. When you reach the hotel, instead of turning right into the parking lot, go straight and you have the Summer house in front of you, perched on the Coastline.
Please contact me if you want to book half the house.
After you make a booking, I will send you all the information needed for your stay.
What to see around Hellnar:
Here are my favourites things to see when we are there:
Lava from Hellnar to Arnarstapi:
There is a beautiful trail that you can walk in the lava between Hellnar to Arnarstapi. It's about 3 km walk along the coastline.
Really worth seeing nature and the birdlife. You can have a break in one of the café?s in Arnarstapi before heading back to Hellnar. The café ?Fjöruhúsið? by the harbour in Hellnar where the walking trail starts is much nicer though with a spectacular view on the porch.
These are insane rock formations to see. There is also a lighthouse you can walk to.
You can park at Svalþúfa / Þúfubjarg parking lot and follow the walking trail.
A beautiful black beach made of rounded stones.
One of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. You can walk around the mountain. I have only walked around the waterfall which is beautiful and taken pictures of the mountain.
A small museum of the national park and toilets.
Nice nature, fun swing on a long string and also black beach made of rounded stones.
Saxholl is a crater which is easy to climb since they have created a long staircase. There is a great view over the area from the top.
Swimming pool in Ólafsvik and Lýsuhól
The swimming pool in Olafsvik is quite nice with several outside jacuzzis (also for kids) with a splendid view of the mountain. All swimming pools in Iceland are nice so you should definitely try that.
The swimming pool in Lysuhol is a natural water spring without Chlorine.
This swimming pool is never washed so it grows all kinds of water plants. I do not recommend this for people who want everything clean.
Drive-up the glacier to walk on the snow and see the beautiful view.
Gowest offers hiking tours on the glacier. It can be dangerous to walk to the top alone. Check out: www.gowest.is
You can also drive on snow scooters or with a big snow truck on the glacier. Check out: www.theglacier.is
Waterfall between Rif and Ólafsvík. You will see a huge sign by the road. There is a big parking lot and you can actually walk by the left side of the waterfall and up to the top.
Fishing in the sea, whale-watching or bird watching around Grundarfjordur.
Horse riding www.storikambur.is
If you want to explore the cave Vatnshellir, you can book a tour here www.vatnshellir.is
Have a lot of clothes (gloves and hats since it is freezing gold down there!).
Good to know
Check-in time: 16:00
Registered: 13 Nov 2020
Last update: 02 Jul 2022
Size: 130 m2
Check-out time: 12:00
Location of keys: Keybox by frontdoor