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“Beautiful lodge in a stunning location”
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The happy hot pot of Lodge Brekka
Brekka bathing in the Northern Lights
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik, Capital Region

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JoSargent
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful lodge in a stunning location”
Reviewed February 21, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We booked this based on how lovely the lodge looked in the photo's, but to be honest I don't think they do it justice. This lodge is absolutely lovely, very warm and cosy with lots of room for larger families. The hot tub was great, although the weather wasn't that good for us so we weren't able to see the northern lights. With the utility/shower room, you could easily come in from the tub and get changed before giving the bathing costumes a spin in the washing machine to get the majority of water out. Akranes was convenient for shopping - we ate in the apartment each night as it had everything we needed. Lovely to have the TV in a separate area as well. We had a lovely restful few days and spent each evening after being in the hot tub playing cards while listening to music. You definitely need a 4x4 in winter here (lots of gravel roads about). The driving was very straightforward and we enjoyed time doing the golden circle. Only 1 1/2 hours from the international airport and worth being a bit further out to get the idyllic location. Would certainly recommend Brekka to anyone wanting a family home from home

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Management Response
Feb 22, 2017
Well, there seems nothing to be left to say for me, except THANK YOU!
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arjetm
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Breathtaking ”
Reviewed February 13, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We had a enjoyable stay at this cottage, clean and comfortable all around. Views are breathtaking, and we were fortunate enough to watch the northern lights from the hot tub. Anyone staying here I highly recommend a SUV 4x4. On our first night, there was a lot of snow and if we didn't have a big car I doubt we would have made it up the hill.

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Management Response
Feb 14, 2017
Many thanks for these words and the practical advice. Yes, this winter many of our guests have been blessed by the northern lights! Until in the middle of April they're visible, but thereafter the night has got too light for to view the Lights.
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christenb...
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Stay!!!”
Reviewed February 10, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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We arrived to a beautiful cleans and modern home ,set on a hillside with a gorgeous view!! The beds were so comfy, completely stocked kitchen to make breakfast and dinners, and the warm floors were a great surprise ! We loved our stay here and would recommend anybody who wants to get away from the city and have your own space. We also got lucky on our last night while we were in the hot tub the northern lights were right over the house !! Jon was fantastic and also gave us a heads up for when we should be able to see them ! Great communication , great host !

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Management Response
Feb 12, 2017
Thank you for this beautiful review.
We simply do the things the way we would like to see it done if we were travelling like you did!
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Buckley
Reviewed February 4, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

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Management Response
Feb 5, 2017
Wonderful, we are very happy to hear of your positive experience.
Yes, you're right, the signs are fairly small so they want overtake the scenery -but in our case too, since we're running our business of five outstanding houses, at great locations around the country, at a low profile: we don't want to have our enterprise too commercialized with too big signs or too much flair:-).
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Dzmitry B
Toronto, On
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Piece of paradise. ”
Reviewed January 16, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This house has a million dollar view out of the window. As much as we loved sightseeing in Iceland we were stuck all three days in Brekka and didn't want to leave anywhere else. There were 7 of us, 4 adults and three kids and everyone absolutely loved the cottage. Hot tub made it even more sweet, so nice and cozy. Owners are superb, ready to help out, helpful, polite and friendly.
Definately buy some lamb and try the BBQ from the utility room!!!
Overall, it was worth every penny we paid for it. Would recommend to anyone going to Iceland.
Job and Anuja, thank you very much.

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Management Response
Jan 17, 2017
Thank you very much for this beautiful review, Dzmitry. We're just overwhelmed, but at the same time very glad to experience, that our effort is fruitful!
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Maps62995...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 10, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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person found this review helpful

Well it was everything and more! The cottage was very well equipped, clean, comfortable and the views were fantastic. Located 1 hours drive outside of Reykjavik you had the choice of traveling around the fjoyd (free) or through the tunnel (Isk 1000 £7). The tunnel saves time but the photo opportunities around the fioyd are worth the additional time it takes. Hire car essential, we paid £255, with full excess cover, or 5 days. Having the car also allowed us to travel around the golden circle, the Blue Lagoon and the Glacier, along with other sight seeing adventures, without the extreme costs of having to book excursions.

Jon answered all of our questions promptly and we arrived a bit early at the cottage where we met his wife who was very helpful.

All in all a fantastic trip, unfortunately we didn't get to see the Northern Lights due to cloud cover, however the weather was mild so we had snow and rain free days to travel. We highly recommend the cottage and would not hesitate returning.

Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much. Such reviews make our job a sheer pleasure!
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LouGrice
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Miss”
Reviewed December 10, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at Brekka for 4 nights from the 17th-21st November to celebrate my 30th birthday and from the minute we got there we fell in love with the place. Jon and Auja have thought of everything, there is lots of storage, seating, hooks to hang all your layers up and lots of books, tourist guides and info sheets about the lodge.

There were 6 adults staying at Brekka, the bedrooms were nice and we had lots of space in the living area. The mezzanine where there is a TV with lots of films and shows was used to escape each other ☺

The hot tub was a fab part of the holiday we chilled our drinks in the snow while we chilled out in the hot tub looking out on an amazing view. Brekkas location is absolutely fantastic such gorgeous surroundings.

We used the tunnel most days I think it was about £7 a time but we also drove around the bay it's only about 15 minutes extra. When we arrived we ditched our luggage and went to Akranes to Bonus to get some food supplies in, it came to around £25 each. We bought mince, chicken, spaghetti, pizzas, crisps and snacks plus bread and other items. I would say though to check the food box in the out house before you go shopping as you may buy things that have been left. We did take some food with us too not much though.

We hired a 7 seater 4x4 from Reykjavik cars who were the most reasonably priced. I know Jon can get discount at a certain car rental company but I can't remember who it was. It was very snowy (maybe not to Icelanders but to us) when we arrived so a 4x4 was 100% necessary to get to Brekka. The main roads where OK but the side roads where covered. We would hire 2 4x4s next time as it was a bit of a squeeze with 2 guys over 6ft 5 even without the luggage we had a few grumpy passengers.

It took us about 2 hours to get from the airport but Reykjavik was only 45 minutes away. We went to the blue lagoon, we drove the golden circle tour ourselves (my favourite part of our trip) and me and my partner did the twin peaks quad biking with safari quads which was fun.

Little tip take gloves that you can use your phone with and put them under your normal gloves. Your hands get so cold when trying to take pictures also take a waterproof phone case to the blue lagoon.

I can't recommend Brekka enough. Jon was so helpful with answering questions before we arrived.

We're planning on coming back in 2018 and doing more of a trip around Iceland. We will definitely be looking at booking with Nordic Lodges again and trying out some of their other locations.

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Management Response
Dec 11, 2016
Lots of thanks to you Lou! These recommendations are perfect for our guests still to come and stay at Brekka. Just hope they'll take notice of your words.
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