Du er i en nationalpark område-Dette er den smukkeste del af Island -Med sin glinsende hvide kegle synlig fra Reykjavik på en klar dag, Snæfellsjökull er den mest potente og varig symbol på Snæfellsnes. Hvis gletscheren ikke var der, ville imidlertid de mangfoldige vidundere Snæfellsnes skiller sig ud på samme måde. Snæfellsjökull, (1.446 m) en gammel kegle vulkan, en af fineste bjerge i Island. Et imponerende syn fra så langt væk som Reykjavík, hvorfra den kan ses i klart vejr, synes at stige fra havet. Mange forhistoriske udbrud fandt sted i gletscheren-dækkede krater på sit højeste, og dens skråninger er dækket med lava. Gletscheren er ret nemt at klatre, omkring 4-6 timer til den højeste top, Þúfur. I den østlige base er en Tourist Association hytte, nu i ruiner. Gletscheren dominerer området, den vestlige del er dækket med lava og er kendt som "under gletscheren". I Jules Vernes roman, en rejse til jordens indre.
Vi er mest glade for at præsentere dig vores nye 5 * 90m2 i to etager hyggeligt sommerhus i det smukkeste sted i Island. Huset har forreste række visning Huset er et af de få huse alle er designet som islandske huse fra 1920, mest roligt område,, Hellnar 205 km / 2 timers kørsel fra hovedstaden Reykjavik. Omgivelser i nationalparken af Snæfellsnes. Skal besøge vores hjemmeside http: // Hellnar. Wetpaint. dk /
Huset er med alle comfortableness nødvendige for at slappe af ude på landet i total luksus. Huset er behageligt for op til 4 personer til at blive og sove. Dette er en ny udgivet privat ejendom, og har aldrig været lejet ud før. Passer perfekt til en fantastisk ferie i Island. Huset er med op til dato sikkerhedssystem. Indvendigt er med blandt traditionelle islandske kunstværker fra den berømte maler Erro og hans far Guðmundur fra Miðdal. En del af interiøret er dansk antik fra 1895, at alle giver den varme velkomst af den gamle Island.
Orca hvaler er ofte spottet af kysten af Hellnar. Vi har ikke afgift rengøringsgebyr, dette er i landet, så du får rene og du levere ren og sikker rengøringsgebyr omkostninger.
We spent one week at this spotlessly clean cottage. It is all new with an open floor plan downstairs with many windows to let in the views and light and bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed as well as comfortable beds and good black out shades in case one is traveling during the summer months. The cottage is located very near to the national park and easy access to the glacier. Many trails and hiking are available as well as horseback riding. The landscape is dramatic but is only about 2 hours from Reykjavik. Every morning we awoke to see the glacier covered mountain and hear the birds singing in the grass; the crashing of the waves on the rugged shoreline and the full moon lulled us to sleep or the winds in the eves pass over you in this cozy location. There is a small cafe nearby with reasonable prices but it is best to bring food for cooking larger meals. At times, horses or sheep may wander by to say hello. A great getaway and interesting. In winter because of the lack of ambient light, norther lights can be seen here. The town has about 10 permanent residents in winter so it feels remote, but the cottage and location make it very convenient.
We were welcomed by this modern, spacious cottage which has lots of character. The whole cottage is very well equipped, no shortage of kitchen appliances, washer, dryer etc. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival, the self-cleaning system, i.e. preparing for the next guest works well.
The location is the real selling point. It is unbelievable to have a spectacular view of the glacier out one window and of the crashing waves of the sea out the other. We spent one week in the cottage and never felt the necessity to turn on the TV but chose to listen to Icelandic radio and focus on each other.
We were lucky to see the northern lights. Places to go on whale watching tours are well within driving distance. We were lucky to see families of orcas feeding on herring. There is plenty of spectacular countryside only a stone throw away. If your interested in photography there are endless opportunities.
The communication with the hosts Berglind and Gestur was perfect right from the start. Route descriptions and other instructions were very clear and sent to us on time.
This was our first trip to Iceland but we have already decided that it won't be our last.
Thank you Berglind and Gestur for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.
Beautiful cottage and location. The moment we turned on the road and saw those cottages in the distance, set between the mountains and the ocean, felt like a dream. We were 4 adults (2 couples) and stayed here for 4 nights. It was a great home base for visiting the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. We also saw the Northern Lights shine bright above and all over the sky on the first 2 nights. Spectacular! Time went by too fast and was sad to leave. Felt peaceful, relaxing and the scenery all around that area is awe-inspiring. Thank you Gestur! and thank you for your communications during our booking and stay.
We stayed in this wonderful comfortable cottage for one week! It was the perfect spot for exploring West Iceland! The village of Hellnar is gorgeous. There are 3 restaurants/cafes within walking distance from the cottage. The walk along the bird cliffs to Arnarstapi is magnificent!! The cottage was very bright and airy and had everything needed for cooking meals. The collection of DVDs was great for the few times we opted to just hang out. It is important to know that the TV area and master bedroom are upstairs while the kitchen, dining area and bathroom are downstairs. The steps are a bit steep but designed well with good sturdy handrails. My husband and I are both in our 60's and had no problems navigating the stairs.
Gestur was wonderful and very responsive to our every need. I highly recommend this wonderful cottage!!
Recently my family and I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks in Iceland. During this stay we had the privilege of staying at some amazing locations. The sights and sounds of the country were beautiful and our host just made that experience even better. We arrived to find our accommodations just as we expected and during our stay were provided with great recommendations for sights to see. I would highly recommend staying at Gestur’s cottage again. Thank you for be such a great host and we could not ask for a better place to stay in Hellnar.
The cottage is lovely and very comfortable; a really wonderful place to stay, moreso because it is off the beaten path and the experience of Iceland is unfiltered.The kitchen in the cottage is convenient, nicely decorated and well equipped. I really loved staying here. Gestur, the owner, is a kind person who truly wants his guests to enjoy their stay; he was available by text whenever I needed him. I would definitely stay here again.
The REST of this is NOT a review of the cottage, but advice for Americans. This is a WONDERFUL place to stay. Besides the wonders of the national park (which I wasn't able to experience much because of the weather) It's near several places where you can ride Icelandic horses. The cafe in town -- the Primus Cafe (named after the hero in <Under the Glacier> a book by Iceland's nobel prize winning writer, Malldor Laxness) serves delicious food; I had the best meatballs I've ever eaten. The views are beautiful and there are hiking trails everywhere.
It just happens that my stay there coincided with a chilly spring storm that lasted three days. This meant wind, rain hitting the house at a 90 degree angle, and fog so I never saw the mountain while I was staying at the cottage. I mention this because, much as I wish the weather had been better, I feel I experienced real Iceland. Be prepared with things you like to do; warm, water-proof clothes, a sense of humor and patience if you visit during a "shoulder" season.
Details about the cottage for AMERICANS. The first floor in a European house is UPSTAIRS. I knew this and had forgotten it. The stairs in the cottage -- Norweigian stairs -- are steep and difficult for anyone with bad knees.
Washers and dryers in Europe operate on a different principle than washers and dryers in the US. Washers use less water and run longer. Dryers EXTRACT water more than they "dry" laundry so they take much longer to dry cloths than "our" dryers do. Because you have use of the washer and dryer for your own clothes, give yourself several hours to get your wash done unless the sun is shining and you can hang them on the line! :)
Wi-fi -- it was difficult for me to get my iPad to find the wi-fi reliably. My friend, who had her laptop, had no problems at all. This is something to be prepared for. It was a good thing for me not to be online all the time. Between that and the weather I found myself working on a story that, for months, I'd been unable to continue.
I was sorry to leave. <3
Vi er mest glade for at præsentere dig vores nye forreste række 90m2 i to etager hyggeligt sommerhus i det smukkeste sted i Island, Hellnar 205 km / 2 timers kørsel fra hovedstaden Reykjavik. Huset er et af de få huse alle er designet som islandske huse fra 1920, MEST roligt område omgivelser nationalparken Snæfellsnes. Skal besøge vores hjemmeside: icelandcottages. er