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Gíslastaðir - Cottage
Gíslastaðir - Cottage
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

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The cottage is located near the owner’s farm with lovely views over the nearby stream to the mountains behind. It is around 12 Km from Egilsstaðir and is well situated for exploring the spectacular nature of East Iceland. The farm has a horserental.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

297 Reviews

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Christie User Profile
August 2017
We LOVED this place. Our son in particular, who is 7, fell in love with this place and the animals. An unexpected bonus was the art studio in the house with all sorts of supplies. This was a real treat for our son after staying in so many bare bones rentals. Ellen offers horse ri…

Phoenix User Profile
August 2017
Ellen's cottage was very cute and felt like home away from home. She has a wonderful collection of paintings by previous guests as a "guestbook" and has materials for all her guests to paint, which was a lovely touch and very fun. The washroom and shower were clean and the water …

Matt User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is warm and cozy and has everything you could possibly need including a stunning view. Ellen was a wonderful host! I'd definitely recommend the horseback riding, she is a great and patient instructor as I'd never even been on a horse before. Highly, highly recommend…

Karitas User Profile
June 2017
Cute place with an art room Woke up to horses outside the window and a quiet stream

Sophie User Profile
May 2017
Cannot recommend enough! This was one of the highlights of our trip. The scenery was breathtaking, Ellen was amazing, and the horses were beautiful. Unforgettable experience horseback riding, even as total beginners. The place was cozy and personal, absolutely perfect.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
Ellen was a gracious and engergetic host. I've never been horsebackriding before and she took me and my friends out for a lovely trail up the mountain. She is a great riding instructor! Her cottage was very cozy, fully equipped and even had a painting/drawing table! Such cute ani…

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Easy to find, amazing location at the base of a mountain with a stream running right beside the back door and directly on a horse farm. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Ellen was fantastic, had everything ready and even showed our son her horses and rabbits. Stay he…

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Ellen User Profile
I am Ellen - Danish - have lived in Gíslasaðir for 14 years. My husband Sæmundur is Icelandic. We have 2 girls. We live of farming : Milk production and horses. We all love the countryside of Iceland. It's spectacular nature.
Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Norsk, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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