Ours is a log lodge built by owner in the year 2000 using logs imported from Finland. It is 90 sq meters (3000 sq feet) on 2 floors with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 8 adults. It sits on the lower slopes of a small mountain with a magnificent view over river below and the mountain range afar.
A hot water tub is on the large patio that surrounds the house. We try to keep it working through but cannot guarantee it. winter,
Our house is conveniently located just off the Ringroad (Route #1 goes a full circle around Iceland). Coming from Reykjavik you take Route 1 direction Akureyri and turn right just before the bridge at Borgarnes to take Route 50 direction Hvanneyri. You drive 6km/4mi to find on your right a few vacation houses and the sign Skeljabrekka. Our house is very visible and recognizable from the main road, being the only two storied house in the area.
Using GPS f.e. Garmin you punch in Postal Code 311 and Address Alfabrekka 4 and it gets you into the Skeljabrekka area but not completely to our house.
Refrigerator, Dishwashing machine, Washing machine, Dryer, Electrical Oven, Gas Stove, Toaster, Blender.
Ample cooking and dining utensils for 10.
Linen and towels are free of charge. One set per person per stay.
Toilet paper and basic soaps in toilets and shower are free of charge.
Baby Cot is available at no cost.
DVD, Books, Radio, CD Player, TV, internet
3 restaurants are within 10 minutes drive from the house.
Sports and Adventure
Horse Riding, Golf, Swimming Pool, Walking Treks, Salmon& Trout Fishing. All within15 min drive.
We are located centrally in West Iceland, wthin an hour?s drive from Reykjavik and many major attractions such as:
Snæfellsnes Glacier and National Park
Þingvellir National Park
Reykholt Historical Site
Settlement Museum in Borgarnes
And many, many more
Minimum rental is for 3 nights
One night free for a week?s rental
What a fantastic cottage in a stunning setting! Very convenient to Bogarnes in case you need more groceries or supplies, but far enough out of town that it's a rural setting with amazing views of the rocky cliffs behind the cottage and the estuary in front. Karl was incredibly helpful in answering questions via email almost instantly. The cottage is well appointed with plenty of towels and bed linens, and the geothermal heat was great in all the rooms. We couldn't ask for a better place to stay.
22 Jul 2019
Very well equipped, big and nice bungalow in a fantastic surrounding. On the one hand the view to the mountains and on the other to the seaside. We enjoyed our stay and the view very much.
One disappointment: we could't use the hot pot, because some undefined white mud or slime was pumped up with the water in the time we stayed there.
Annemieke de Jong
24 Jun 2019
We loved this home. Gorgeous location in West Iceland. It hit all the marks for us: clean, comfortable, cozy and a hot tub!
15 Feb 2019
06 Feb 2019
This is a lovely house, we stayed in a cold January and were very warm. The hot tub was lovely although it is interesting to run out to in -14C, no problems coming back in. We were lucky to have clear nights and spent some time admiring the Milky Way. We were also lucky to to see the Northern Lights despite the town lights.
The track up to the house was very difficult in the snow, we ended up leaving the 4x4 at the bottom of the track.
Having a small dishwasher was wonderful, my only wish was for for more mugs which we prefer to use rather than cups.
21 Aug 2018
Fantastic Home with a Great View!
We stayed at this beautiful bungalow for 2 nights in August. We chose this location because we were on our way from a few days in the Golden Circle to Akureyri and had friends flying in on this same day, so it was convenient for everyone. Karl, the owner was very communicative and helpful. He was also very understanding when we realized we had made a mistake on the reservation.
The home was in an absolutely beautiful spot! We spend our two nights on the deck with the kids in the hot tub. We found everything we needed to cook in the evenings too - there were just enough kitchen items to make it very convenient. The rooms and linens were perfect!
Overall a great place to stay - I highly recommend it! Thank you again Karl for sharing your slice of Iceland with us!
Amy, Steve, Sienna & Sophia Austermiller
31 May 2018
The view of the meandering waters from the breakfast table is astounding!!! The place was quite cozy and had a well-equipped kitchen. We were able to cook meals in at night. They had a few spices and oils for cooking, which was very helpful. We had long cold days, but this cabin was very warm and welcoming each evening.
The two bedrooms have dark shades which is helpful for the long days....the single bed in the hallway between the two rooms does not have a shade so it's bright there always...a third room on the first floor has a sofa...pull out, if needed, I believe it is a dark room as well.
We did not have time to try the hot tub, but it appears you may have to fill it yourself, ask about that. From Reykjavik it is an hour drive but the drive is breathtaking and you are in the right location to take a trip around the Golden Circle.
FYI: Between Reykjavik and Alfabrekka you have to pass through a 6km lighted tunnel under the water which costs $10 each time. My boys enjoyed the tunnel...we had to pass through 5 times in our 3 days there. We would do it again! There is a small inset (almost a small cave) on the hill behind the cabin that might be of interest for climbing, a very small water fall is visible on the mountain. We did not see a better location for a cabin on the island from Alfabrekka all the way to Vik! So glad we stayed here!
You will not be disappointed here.
Kaj te Nijenhuis
08 Aug 2017
Very nice and very complete summer house in a stunning location !
22 Feb 2016
This is a fantastic beautiful home, very comfortable, very well equiped, super location and a great spot for watching the Aurora. I would highly recommend and we thoroughtly enjoyed our stay. It was great to catch the sunset from Borgarnes harbour and then see the Aurora over the town later. We were very lucky with the weather - all days bright sun and clear skies made the scenery sparkle - great for photos.
07 Oct 2015
We had a very comfortable stay in this cottage.
It was cosy, comfortable and quiet.
The cottage is in a good location.
Beds comfortable. Plenty of room.
Well appointed and warm.
We enjoyed use of the hot tub and barbeque
03 Jul 2015
This is a very nice house and the owner is very courteous!
08 Jun 2015
Beautiful house, amazing view. Perfect location to do day trips to Snæfellsness and Hraunfossar. Everything in the house as advertised, clean, nice hot tub, friendly owner, ptarmigan in the backyard - we had a great time.
03 Sep 2014
This property is set in some stunning landscape overlooking a river and with amazing views from the veranda. It is extremely comfortable, well-equipped and accommodated our family of five very well for two weeks. It is well placed to explore West Iceland, has easy access to Reykjavik and acts as a great base for exploring further afield. Equally, it is 5 minutes from Borgarnes which has two supermarkets and other stores to make self-catering very accessible. The owners were very attentive and helpful with making our stay enjoyable.
06 May 2014
We, a family of 5, booked this cottage because we wanted some where to stay in the West that was not too far from the airport for the final three days of our Iceland holiday. It was fantastic and just what we were after. Great views from the decking and the hot tub; lovely homely feel throughout, comfortable beds and a great location from which to explore. Thoroughly recommended.