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Seen from the gate
Burfell mountain as the backdrop
Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
View from the hill
Northern lighs over Burfell mountain, December 2013
December 2012 - in the morning
Main entrance at the back
River and mountain view from the hotpot
Winter by lake Alftavatn.
Hot pot with massage
Mountain view from the kitchen window
Lake Alftavatn and mountains in the vicinity, 30 min. walk.
Living room
Kitchen fully equipped
Master bedroom with great view
Bathroom, with big shower, washing machine and dryer
Bedroom downstairs beside masterbedroom. Great view.
Sleeping upstairs.
Sleeping in the guesthouse with 1/2 bathroom with toilet and sink.
Washing (8kg), Dryer (9kg)
Play area upstairs.  Video,dvd, playstation.
On the way (3 min. from Selfoss town) Volcano Hekla in the background (45 min. drive)
Heading towards the Cedar log cabin (3 min. from Selfoss town).  Mountain Burfell in the background (2 min drive from...
Aurora thunderstorm at Thingvellir National Park,  10- 15 minutes drive
All shades of green
Thingvellir National Park autumn (15 min drive)
Blafjoll ski area, 35 minutes drive
Perfect location, near to Reykjavik (40 min. drive)
Beautiful northern lights
Boat trips at Ulfljotsvatn (Scouts) and Stokkseyri (15 minutes drive)
Unique Thingvellir National Park nearby 10 minutes drive.
Vestmanna Islands,  a great day tour with a ferry. ( 1hour drivce to the ferry plus 20 min sailing)
Thingvellir National Park, winter wonderland
Landmannalaugar for a day trip (2 hours 20 min. drive)
Dyrholaey close to Vík  (1 1/2 hour drive)
Þórsmörk (1 1/2 hour)
Icelandic coastline (20 minutes drive) Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki, Thorlakshofn
Seljalandsfoss, 1 hour drive.
RiverJet on the River Hvita close to Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall (40 min. drive)
Reykjavik winter, 40 min. drive.
Nearby, Lake Alftavatn, 2km. Great walks and jogging options.
The cabins surrounding in winter time.
Freedom unspoilt!
After crossing the bridge from Selfoss, from this turn it is 4 km to the cabin.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Selfoss, South Region

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ewhelton
Madison, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Perfect location and top notch accommodation to enjoy South West Iceland”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We visited Iceland in late August, early September. Robert was incredibly helpful before we even left the US with tips on how to make our visit enjoyable. This home was amazing; a perfect location, central to all of South West Iceland's attractions, making the timing of our day trips easy and we will have plenty of time to see everything. You will feel like you are off the beaten path but close to town with grocery story, fabulous bakery and restaurants. The open concept LR/DR/Kitchen makes relaxing together after a great day exploring easy and the hot tub just outside on the fabulous deck was the perfect way to enjoy the stars every evening. Beds were extremely comfortable! For those not used to European travel, the washer/dryer served its purpose but both cycles take longer than you may be used to. Plan accordingly. The wifi is a bit quirky with limited range in the big house. The water can get very hot (not a drawback) so be cognizant of that when showering or doing dishes. Overall, this home was well worth it and we would absolutely rent it again. We had 6 adults and had plenty of room. It truly felt like "home". Four stars!

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johnmI295...
Peterborough, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a magical experience”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had the most amazing time staying at Robert's place. The views were magnificent with the most dramatic sunsets. The cabin itself was beautiful and well appointed with everything we needed in order to make all our meals in a luxurious fashion. It's a perfect place to stay if you want the beauty and quiet of the country, yet only 20 minutes from Selfoss which had all amenities for groceries, shopping etc.

Robert proved to be the perfect host and responded to any of our questions extremely promptly. We were able to stay for one week but hope to go back again.

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Carol B
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Very clean, well situated, and equipped.”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights. The cabin is large and very well maintained. It is equipped with everything you could want, especially for an extended stay. It is away from the cities in a more country setting which is very quiet. Everything on the Golden circle was close by and it was a good base for exploring the region. The pick-up for the sheets and towels is a little ways away from the house and if you are coming to the cabin from the east coast you will have to backtrack a few hours after picking up the laundry. Otherwise it is perfect! There is a hot pot and even a BBQ grill. Would definitely recommend.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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morleyfis...
North West England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“fantastic log cabin with views”
Reviewed 21 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Iceland beautiful country stayed 6 /8 2015 to 13/8 2015 wish it was more,the log cabin absolutely beautiful , busy week we hired a ford focus but were up graded to a Volvo more sporty than we required so recommend a 4x4 just mainly for road clearance some of the roads are a bit touch and go if you venture off them. Enjoy the tranquil sounds of nothing because you will find it so peaceful its unreal you will no what we mean when your holiday is over!!!!

We ventured out every day to different beauties over the island here are some of them which are a must AKUREYRI wale watching this is a long drive on the main no1 road but we saw seven hump back oh yes. The glassier another long drive but again a must the mind blowing views you will see are surreal its located at JOKULSARION The GULLFOSS waterfalls another must also a visit on the way to the impressive geysir then to the city of REYKJAVIK beautiful city when you travel round the island you will fall upon many more other waterfalls on the way, its a lot we got in and I was the only driver so I did a lot but so enjoyed it

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Patrick D
Quebec City, Canada
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21 reviews
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“Perfect place to stay to visit the golden circle!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in October 2013

My wife and I have been traveling a lot lately. Though, we didn't took the time to review this property (yet)!

Even if we stayed there a few years back, I clearly remember this charming place. At first, it was a bit hard to find, but I see that the owner put a new picture from the road on Tripadvisor (which helps recognize the house from the small hill). This place is relaxing, with a superb view!

This house/cottage is huge! We were 4 and we could have easily been 6 or 8 (counting the 2nd floor).

The evening BBQ was perfect, so was the night spa. The Internet was free, but a bit slow from what I remember.

This place is close to Selfoss (grocery store, fish store, bank, gas, etc.). When I say close, its "Iceland close" (15 mins drive).

Unless that changed, you must get the towels/linen at some hotel near the airport before going to the cottage. Since we were doing the whole 1 road, the owner accepted that we return the towels on our way back about 10 days later.

I would definitly stay there again!

Hope this helps!

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