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Burfell mountain as the backdrop Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
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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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Simon-mj...
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect base”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
4
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Really good location right in the golden circle area. Very well kept cabin with plenty of space for us as a group of friends staying there. Nice and warm inside despite the cold weather.

There was lots of snowfall during our stay, so much so that even the 4x4 we had hired couldn't make it up the drive the one day. Luckily it's easy enough to leave the car at the bottom and walk the short distance up to the house from there.

The hot tub is great and is well sheltered from the wind, really warm too!

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nickcw501
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful cabin with amazing scenery in a great location”
Reviewed April 8, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
4
people found this review helpful

My Husband,13 year old son and I stayed here for 4 nights. We were met at the Northern Lights Inn (15 mins from airport) by Robert where we collected the keys and linen for the log cabin. He was very welcoming and made sure we knew the exact directions to the log cabin and where to stop to stock up on some food and essentials before arriving. We arrived at night and drove through a blizzard so we didn't see much scenery on the journey but when we woke up at 6am all I could say was WOW! The sky was clear, there was a foot of snow on the balcony and the view was totally amazing. We then decided to fill the hot-tub ready for an afternoon dip, it was 0 degrees outside but didn't really feel like it. The hot-tub at 38-41 degrees was like a hot bath, and sitting in there looking out at the views was so relaxing.
We hired a Toyota RAV4 (automatic 4x4 with studded tyres) from Blue Car Rental (outside the airport) which you definitely need in the snowy conditions. The main roads are numbered and there aren't that many so it's easy to look at a map and know where you are going, even though the car we hired had a sat-nav. The log cabin already had plenty of tea bags (most important) and other things that had obviously been left behind by other travellers like coffee, jam, herbs & spices and weetabix. It was like returning home after a holiday, you just need some milk! We even left some stuff there like deodorant, pasta, more tea and cereal.
Selfoss town is only a short 10 min drive south and has a netto supermarket (like our co-op), also a subway and KFC if you like to feel at home. The geysers at Geysir were about a 30 minute drive east with the waterfalls at Gullfoss a further 10 minutes. The National Park was 10 minutes north of us, the Burfell mountain was right behind us and plenty of other things to do and see. The Blue Lagoon was amazing and is 2 minutes from the Northern Lights Inn where you pick up the cabin keys.
We had been checking the Aurora (Northern Lights) activity out every day, but out of our 4 night stay 3 nights were very cloudy so didn't see anything, although we weren't really sure what we were looking out for. But on our final night the sky was totally clear and I could see a strange streak in the sky right above us, which was like a cloud but looked too long. My Husband took a picture of it on a long exposure and THERE IT WAS! The Northern Lights! The show then went on most of the night and we took far too many pictures but was totally amazed by the show that was happening right above us and around us. This just topped off our perfect 4 day break.

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Liked best: under floor heating
Liked least: wifi was weak in cabin as router was in guest house
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Briella30
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing views”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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My husband and I with another couple hired a car and drove to this cabin for a couple of nights stay. The directions were very easy to follow, and the maps provided by the owner directed us to a shop in Selfoss to stock up on food before we arrived. The views when we got there were absolutely stunning, as are those on the drive there. The cabin is stocked with everything needed in the kitchen, as well as plenty of herbs and spices. There are also lots of games for children (& adults) stocked there. There was plenty of space as there were only 4 of us, and the cabin was very clean and warm on our arrival. The hot tub is a lovely addition to watch the views and wait for the northern lights (although it was cloudy whilst we were there so did not see them). We actually went on to stay in a small apartment in Reykjavik after our stay here, but wished we could have returned to the cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, with lots of sites in easy reach of the cabin, I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to see the sites in Iceland, especially the Kerid crater just round the corner. You definitely need a car to get around & would advise a 4x4. The cabin is then a peaceful stop over after action packed days.

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sophielou...
Chorley, Lancs
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed February 11, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here at the end of January, 6 adults. It was absolutely fantastic, beautiful, toasty warm and everything you may need. From condoments, oil, tea & coffee etc in the kitchen, to bathroom essentials. Fresh bedding and towels, the beds were really comfy and the hot tub wa a great way to relax afetr a busy day exploring the local attractions. Its in the ideal location to see local attractions and we went to see the magnificent Gulfoss waterwall, the active geysir and the blue lagoon this an an absolute must do!! Loved every minute and would definitely stay here again x

Traveling group: Friends
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Carlyfrom...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
2
people found this review helpful

A gorgeous and spacious cabin in a perfect location to explore magical Iceland. Great value, excellent amenities, and less than 15 minutes drive to Selfoss. The owner was so lovely and helpful, letting us know road and weather conditions prior to our arrival and even emailing us on our last evening to tell us that the aurora activity had started. I would recommend this cabin to everyone and I hope that we can return one day.

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142Lesley...
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A superb holiday rental with everything you could hope for.”
Reviewed December 28, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
2
people found this review helpful

A true get away from the hustle and bustle. This holiday let is home from home,there is everything you need here for self catering. The owner Robert is very helpful and replies very quickly to any query you may have. We spent Christmas in the cabin which was very warm and cosy despite the knee deep snow outside. This was a great place to see the northern lights from especially while in the hottub. Can't wait to go again!

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charbar02
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed December 5, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Lovely Cabin. We had such a great stay here in November and we were really sad to leave! It was almost a shame we had such a packed itinerary as we would have been quite happy spending a day or so chilling out at the cabin. It was lovely coming back to the hot pool in the evening. We sat out most nights looking for the northern lights, although we didn’t see them at the cabin as it was so cloudy so we took a private tour (If you desperately want to see the northern lights like we did then I can’t recommend icelandoffroad.is highly enough! The private jeep tour was fantastic). The Cabin is in such a great location, we did get a bit lost on the journey from the airport but Robert was replying to my emails and was waiting for us at the cabin. Robert had been really helpful even before we arrived; replying to emails and recommending where to go. He had got us some milk and a few other bits which was really appreciated as it meant I could make a cup of tea! The town Selfoss is a 10-15minute drive and has supermarkets, restaurants, KFC! etc. I would recommended that you take paracetamol, ibuprofen etc with you - we learnt this the hard way! You can only buy cold medication over the counter in pharmacies and not in petrol stations and supermarkets like in the UK, and we kept missing the opening hours as we were busy on excursions. Also, if you are planning on doing a lot of driving like we did, keep filling up your tank as once you drive out of the towns there isn’t much around. The only minor niggle we had at the cabin were the pillow cases and sheets, they looked a bit worn and were not the most comfortable but definitely not a deal breaker. We took our own dressing gowns which came in really handy, not so much for the cabins hot pool but we visited a few natural hot pools and it is freezing when you get out! I think the previous review is slightly unfair as despite the cleaning dispute, a 1 out of 5 rating does not reflect the standard of the cabin. Robert leaves instructions on cleaning before you leave and it’s really not that difficult, we had no problems. We can’t wait to go back next year!

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Liked best: Hot Pool and Location
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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