The front doorLiving room
Idyllic little house stunning views
Hosted by Inga
Inga is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Newly renovated home in one of Iceland´s most beautiful valleys with breathtaking views. Go for wonderful walks and discover the magnificent scenery.
Perfect for observing the phenomenal Northern Lights when conditions permit.

Situated 15 minutes from the capital Reykjavik, nestled beetween Esja, Kistufell and Grímannsfell mountains. Surrounded by Icelandic horses with small farms dotted in the distance, this is the perfect little retreat after sightseeing at some of Iceland´s most famous tourist destinations.

We are renting a beautiful self-contained, one bedroom home. It has a big living room with stunning views of the valley and loads of natural light. Fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with power shower and bath. Separate bedroom with twin beds. Broadband WiFi is available 24 hours a day

The area surrounding the house is one of natural beauty. Horse riding is available 5 minutes away at Laxnes Horse farm. Easy to access long walks or rides so perfect for outdoorsy people who want to explore the local scenery.

The house is well situated to explore the whole island, 20 minutes to Iceland´s National Park, Thingvellir, and 40 mins drive to the Blue Lagoon. Iceland´s main ring road to access the whole island is a matter of minutes away.

A short drive away there are supermarkets, post office, library, hairdressers, a choice of 2 geothermal heated swimming pools with slides and hot pots, fun for kids, and the most wonderful bakery with mouthwatering breads, cakes and chocolate. There is also a cluster of shops, cafes, Icelandic wool shop and artisans workshops, which are fun to visit.

This lovely valley was the home of writer Halldór Laxness, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955. His home, Gljúfrasteinn, has now become a museum which you can visit and on occasion enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert.

Having a car during your stay is necessary if you are going to explore further than the immediate area. There is a limited bus service to Reykjavik.

It´s a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of this country. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Iceland.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Please respect this house as you would your own home, that is to say, leave it in good shape. No smoking inside the house and leave your shoes in the hall, an old Icelandic custom.


53 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
September 2015
Inga and Barry were the kindest and most welcoming hosts. we arrived at 2am and they helped us with our luggage and showed us around. Their house is the perfect size and the perfect location between city destinations and scenic sights. It was only a short 1 hour drive to the airport. They were even kind enough to pick up food for us like fresh bread, eggs, milk, and juice. It was perfect for breakfasts. If we were to go to Iceland again we would stay here again!!

Kenneth User Profile
June 2014
Inga was a great host. Her place is absolutely wonderful, with a great view greeting you every morning. Even though it is at the countryside, but it is precisely this reason which gives one serenity unlike any other. Inga was also extremely wonderful and caring, ensuring we were well taken care of. I will definitely recommend this place if anyone is going to Reykjavik, if not, I am going back one day again. Her place had everything we needed and we could not ask for more. Inga and Barry were absolutely a great couple and made our experience at Iceland even better!

Alix User Profile
November 2016
The Airbnb was incredibly comfortable and homely, it was clean and in a great location! Inga and Barry were such friendly and welcoming hosts, and if we are ever back in the area, we would definitely come back.

Liz User Profile
October 2016
We loved our stay here. We wanted somewhere in the countryside (so we could see the Northern Lights) but close to everything worth visiting and this place was perfect for us. It was also always lovely and warm! Inga was really helpful whenever we had any questions. The only negative is that the bed was two singles pushed together but it was still really comfy.

Anne User Profile
October 2016
Inga and Barry were fantastic hosts, very welcoming and accommodating. They were up when we arrived in the middle of the night and gave us a warm welcome. Communication was great and everything ran very smoothly, they had even stocked the house with groceries. The house was everything we could have hoped for to make our trip even more wonderful. The view really is stunning! We highly recommend this little house and these great hosts!

Gemma User Profile
October 2016
The host canceled this reservation 177 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Sally User Profile
September 2016
We loved our stay at Inga and Barry's little house. It felt warm and homely, is in a beautiful location and has walks on the doorstep. Inga and Barry gave us a warm welcome and said they were just next door if we needed anything. The house was so well equipped with essentials, like tea, coffee, sugar and more, and lovely bread from the local bakery which we were so grateful for, thank you. We also appreciated Inga knocking on the door one evening to let us know that the northern lights were visible from the back garden. We would definitely recommend this house to our friends.

Joined in June 2013
Inga User Profile
Barry is English and Inga is Icelandic. We are a retired couple and live in Mosfellsdalur for it´s beauty, tranquility and proximity to Reykjavik - thus having the best of both worlds. Our own house is very close by so we are near at hand, if you should require it, to help make…
Languages: English

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