Sólstadir at White River is located in the middle of the Golden Circle!
Newly varnished – Summer 2011
A log cabin at the river bank!
A log cabin at the river bank!


Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE!

We also offer a discount on rental cars through a deal that we have with a commercial car rental agency.

This is a fully modernized two-bedroom log cabin, extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail, ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions in South Iceland.

The space

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (20 min away from several major attractions in South Iceland)

We offer a discount on rental cars through a deal that we have with a commercial car rental agency.

This is a fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees are 6000 ISK for half a day in 2017, or approximately $ 58. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc. and final cleaning.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife, Soffia, in the summer 2004.

Guest access

Our prices include linens, towels, kitchen towels, table cloths, washing liquid, soap, WC paper, gas for the gas grill, wood for the wood stoves, electricity and geothermic heating.

Interaction with guests

The keys are in a key box outside the cabin, so guests can lock themselves in when they arrive. We are always reachable through email, phone or texting. We are an hour away, in case of an emergency.

Other things to note

The cabin is located in the middle of a bird reserve, with fantastic view of the river.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 155
Security Deposit: 258
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

This is a non-smoking cabin, but pets are welcome. Minimum age of renting guest is 25 years. Please leave the cabin in the same condition you want it to be when you arrive.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews


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Emily User Profile
June 2017
This place has so much charm! It had a beautiful view and was so quaint. It was easy to communicate with the owners. Instructions were easy to understand. We loved our time there.
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
Dear Emily, I am so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Cheers, Jóhanna
June 2017

Tetra User Profile
May 2017
This is the most lovely, sweet, cozy, and comfortable place! We LOVED our stay!! It's so beautiful and getting in the hot tub and looking out over the countryside was our favorite ritual over the 3 days!! Can't recommend this place enough!
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
Thank you, Tetra, for your kind words! I'm really glad that you guys enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime.
May 2017

Nirmala User Profile
March 2017
My husband and our 4 year old son really enjoyed our 3 night stay. It's a really sweet cabin that was very warm and cosy. It's in a beautiful setting by the river, which makes for a wonderful view when your in the hot tub! The cabin is very well equipped. We had everything we needed. Johanna had very kindly left a bottle for us and an Easter egg for our son which was greatly received! It was easy to find and well located for visiting the golden circle and the south coast. As soon as we booked Johanna had sent an information pack. Communication was easy and organised. We didn't need anything when we got there but we really got the sense that we could have contacted the sisters if we had needed to. It was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend both the cabin and the hosts.
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Response from Johanna:
Thank you, Nim, for your kind words! I'm glad that you guys enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime.
March 2017

Brennan And Ian User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeous, cozy getaway! Our little family was really able to umwind by a crackling fire or in the hot tub underneath the Northern Lights. Highly recommend!
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
Wonderful! You guys are welcome back any time!
March 2017

James User Profile
January 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin. The cabin itself is lovely, beautifully decorated and boasts a fireplace and hot tub on the deck, which is a great way to warm up after a long day sightseeing outside. The location is very private and overlooks a beautiful lake. It is a great base to explore the golden circle and other nearby sites! Also a great spot to catch the Northern Lights as we were lucky enough to see them 3 out of 4 nights! The cabin features all the modern amenities you could need! This place looks even better than the pictures. We highly recommend you book at Johanna's cabin - it will definitely make your trip to Iceland special.
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
I'm really glad that you guys enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime. We offer a 20% repeat-customer discount to all our returning guests! :D
January 2017

Erica User Profile
January 2017
WOW! Johanna's cabin was the perfect place to stay and explore the country of Iceland. Close to main roads and many of the sites, it was perfectly situated to make the most of the winter light. Our weather wasn't perfect, but the skies opened up on our last night and we saw the northern lights from the cabin deck. The cabin is clean, cozy, equipped, and easily accessible. Johanna even left us a bottle of wine since we were celebrating our anniversary along with the other couple we travelled with.
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
I am so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay in our cabin. You guys are welcome back anytime. :D
January 2017

Kathy User Profile
December 2016
The cabin was exactly what we were looking for; a cozy place to spend with family in the Golden Circle. The hostess gift was excellent and the personal/familial decor were very welcoming.
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.
Response from Johanna:
I'm really happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our cabin. You guys are welcome back anytime. :D
December 2016

Ghent, BelgiumJoined in July 2011
Johanna User ProfileJohanna is a superhost.

Our father, who was disabled, built this beautiful log cabin in the summer 2004. After his untimely death in 2009, my two sisters and I came into possession of the cabin. We decided to rent it out, partly because of the economic crisis, and partly because we would like to share this beautiful cabin with other people.

I live abroad but my two younger sisters, Fanney and Sessa, live in Reykjavík, Iceland. We share the workload between us so that I do bookings, emails, and so on, while Sessa and Fanney do change-overs, final cleaning, etc. We have a very tight contact and all three of us are always available, either through email or phone, in case you need any assistance with your booking, your stay, the cabin, or what ever other problem you may be experiencing.

Languages: Dansk, English, Norsk, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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