The cottage is well located for tourists traveling around Iceland, just by route 1, which is the main highway around Iceland. The cottage has beds for 4 people and a sleeping loft. It consists of 2 bedrooms, sleeping loft, bathroom with shower, kitchen corner with refrigerator and kitchen equipment for 6 people. A living room with good furniture, radio and television.
There is hot water in the property and outside there is a hot tub, grill, chairs and table.
The view is magnificent, from the house you can see many remarkable places such as Thingeyri, Vatndalshóll, Borgarvirki and Hvítserkur. It is also possible to see all the way to Thristapi which is the location of the last execution in Iceland. Gullsteinn is only 700 meters from the house but that is the location where Icelanders first took up the christian religion.
Perfect place to see the Northern Lights at winters.
The cottage is located 12 km south of the town Blonduos, where you can visit museums, go bird-watching by the river Blanda, walk in Hrutey, a little island located in the river and Blonduos also has a great swimmingpool. Near Blonduos there is a golf course.
Marked hiking trails are in the area there the cottage is located following paths with waterfalls and other interesting places. Just above the cottage we have a little garden with dining table where you can enjoy the good weather in the summer.
Bed linens are an extra ISK 2000 per person.
***The hot tub is closed from November 1st - May 1st***
Good to know
Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 15 Oct 2012 Last update: 18 Jun 2020 Size: 46 m2
Check-out time: 12:00 Minimum stay:
1 nights Location of keys: At Stora-Gilja, below route 1
2x Single bed
1x Double bed
1x Single sleeping sofa
A reservation can be cancelled 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date and 80% of the rental price will be repaid.
It?s all about the kitchen; the stove doesn?t function well enough. To boil some water for tea will take a very long time and It?s nearly impossible to fry meat or fish.
The rest of the cottage is also quite worn out and the garbage bin was almost full when we arrived. unfortunately not a very nice place to stay.
17 Dec 2019
Very nice cabin
10 Oct 2019
Except for the weak fire in the kitchen, the position of the place is nice and dark enough that I had my first aurora experience here!
Marc Juli? Gil
19 Aug 2019
08 Aug 2019
A lot of space, unfortunately a bit worn out, had to be cleaned on arrival first of all the hot pot and the terrace, good start for tours around and for rides
17 Jul 2019
19 Jun 2019
04 Oct 2018
10 Aug 2018
I have enjoyed the stay in this large, beautiful, clean and cosy cottage.
The owners are very friendly and have given me a lot of useful hints.
This place is a good starting point e.g. for seal watching (route 711).
Takk fyrír & bestu kveðjur :)
08 Aug 2018
perfect place for cosy stay :) amazing view...everything what you need to relax :)
Defenetly recommend :)
17 Jul 2018
Very beautiful place, everything is available in the house. Clean at time of arrival.
Need still some work. some doors in the kitchen and a door of a closet need to be fixed.
You hear the noice of the busy street nearby but if you don't mind, than it's a nice place to stay.
27 Jun 2018
Wunderschöne und ruhige Lage obwohl an der Ringstraße gelegen. Hot pot war leider nicht in Betrieb. Haus war nicht ganz sauber, Küche hatte leider nur zwei Kochplatten. Trotzdem haben wir uns sehr wohlgefühlt.
14 Jun 2018
Lovely place! Enjoyed the hot tub!
06 Apr 2018
Cosy, cabin in fantastic setting, with only one other cabin, by the waterfall at the other end of the large field. Slightly small for 4 large adults but fine for one night. One son chose to inhabit the spacious loft for the night. There is a road in the distance but the views are still wonderful. We sat and watched the sunset and glimpsed the northern lights here.
09 Nov 2017
31 Oct 2017
This cabin was in a nice area and perfect size for our group of three. There were more beds than we needed so it would have also worked for a larger group. There were a few maintenance issues but they were minor and did not impact our enjoyment of the area.
Scheuber Kofmel Ulrich
15 Sep 2017
The cabin provided everything we needed. The location is near the frequented ring road and though it's furnished with all wee needed, we did not fell very cosy there. So the cabin is perfect if you need a place to pass the night an go for day-trips (for this the location is good); if you are looking for the perfect house to spend your days there, maybe you will find a better place.
31 Aug 2017
Beautiful location! Cozy and comfortable and provided the function we needed as we traveled around the Ring Road. Small 2 burner stove with only one burner working if you plan to do some cooking. We worked around it by using the oven for some things. Scenery is lovely!!!
21 Aug 2017
Nice cottage, fitted our needs perfectly. We loved the hot pot and enjoyed the big TV on a rainy day. Kitchen could be better equipped, but was ok.
21 Aug 2017
This is a nicely situated property, convenient for the ring road and with great views across the countryside. The property is comfortable and reasonably well equipped. We had some difficulty in getting bed linen sorted out (I had pre-booked this but had to make 3 trips to the farm where the keys are kept to sort it out). The property could also do with a bit of general maintenance....some things are good (TV for example) but others a little older (eg shower). Leaving some simple instructions for guests would also be helpful....local information and details on how to use the hot tub for example. The waterfalls in the gorge next to the site are well worth a visit (a short walk from the property). The owner dealt with enquiries by email reasonably quickly during the booking process.
03 Aug 2017
02 Aug 2017
It was a really fantastic time in your nice little cottage with a wonderful view over the landscape and mountains and with a wonderful walk at the the nearby waterfall.
There is everything, you need for a stay.
23 Jun 2017
07 Oct 2016
We stayed here for two nights on our two-week "lap" around Iceland. It is very conveniently located, and there is plenty to do in the vicinity. For us, the hot tub was much appreciated. Initially there was an omission to provide the linen we had booked, but this was quickly resolved after a phone call to the managers.
03 Oct 2016
A very nice cottage, spacious, for 4 of us. Thanks to the landlord/landlady.
14 Sep 2016
29 Jun 2016
Great place in a convenient location right off the ring road that made a good halfway stopping point when driving from the north to Reykjavik. Lots of windows with views in every direction. Took a walk behind the property, and it was beautiful.
26 Oct 2015
14 Oct 2015
We had a very nice stay at Stóra Giljá 2, lovely surroundings, extremely comfortable to reach (just next to ringroad), spacy and warm inside. The hot pot is great and we had all facilities we needed.
07 Sep 2015
Cute cabin in beautiful area. Amazing waterfall just a short hike away.
21 Aug 2015
Good location. On route 1. Spacious
20 Jul 2015
Stora Gilja 2 Is een ruim huis met redelijke voorzieningen. Het ligt op een zeer rustige locatie. De tub is een prima voorziening bij het huis.
14 Jul 2014
beautiful nature around, opens the mountains, rivers, small waterfall, meadow view. house is cozy, inside we found everything comfortable stay for 6 people. hot pot was perfect after a long trip.
20 Aug 2013
Stóra Giljá er bara mjög fínt til leigu en frekar dýrt miðað við staðsetningu.
06 Jul 2013
The view is magnificent! We had a comfortable stay here. The hottub and the grill is great, the beds are comfortable. The owner is extremely friendly. Although he doesn't speak much English, he showed us how to use the hottub, etc. and we communicated with no problem.