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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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SMG1142
Middlebury, Connecticut
3 reviews
“Would stay here again!”
Reviewed August 9, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed at Robert's cabin for 5 nights with two young children (ages 5 and7). It was an ideal location to explore the Golden Circle. After long days of traveling and sight seeing, the cabin was a welcoming place to call home each night. We cook frequently and so we can be tough to please in a kitchen, BUT we used the kitchen every day/night and found it to be more than fully equipped to cook a variety of meals (big money saver!). Robert left detailed instructions for everything needed during our stay at the cabin and he was easily reachable for any questions (providing a great recommendation for a day trip). The kids loved the house and we all slept easily there. The beds are comfortable and the shades block any pesty midnight sun. The house is clean and inviting. Selfoss was close by and had all the necessities. The actual property is beautiful, with gorgeous views, and we enjoyed a nice running route right outside our front door in the mornings. Although we travelled with young children, the cabin is suitable for any situation.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups
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William G...
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spacious and comfortable , everything you need provided.”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

From first enquiry to our last day we were well cared for by Robert.
We stayed in July 2016 for 2 sets of 3 days with a short break between
(while we went east to Vik to visit Jokelsarlon)
The cabin is perfectly placed and easy to find.
We had just one car but there is easily parking for 2 and it is only 50 metres from the quiet side road that is itself only 300 metres from the main road so access is nice and easy.
It is set among open countryside that has some other cabins nearby but none too close , and it is very private. The hot pot is totally private but with open views across the landscape.
The cabin is very comfortable and spacious and everything is in very good condition with a well thought out kitchen that has everything you need.
The bedrooms are comfortable and have good blackout blinds.
Wifi works fine in the main area.
Collecting towels and linen is just a short drive out of the airport , we would recommend the road via Grindavik as a good way to get round to Selfoss and the cabin. The road is excellent (mostly new) and quiet with little traffic on it.
It is a short drive to Selfoss that has 3 good supermarkets.
The cabin gives easy access to the main tourist spots, and Robert sends you a very good list of places to visit with details of how to get there.
Geysir is about 1 hr away and Gulfoss 15 mins further on.
Don't miss the crater Kerid (only 15 min drive).
Robert is a most helpful host and responds quickly if you contact him both before and during your visit.
We had a brilliant stay at the cabin and hope to be able to visit again someday.

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Liked best: The level of comfort the cabin provides and its location
Liked least: I cannot think of any bad points about this cabin
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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hooterbif
Rochester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed July 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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My family recently stayed here for several days as home base for our first trip to Iceland.

The cabin delivered beyond expectations. The location is ideal for touring the Golden Circle sites. The amenities in the cabin cover every conceivable detail. The owner, Robert, provided all the information that we requested. He also was very eager to sit down and add even more detail to the copious notes that he provided before we arrived. The room in the cabin is spacious, and can easily sleep eight, especially considering the attached guest cottage.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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X2978BVin...
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
1 review
“Spacious, comfortable and incredibly well equipped self catering accomodation”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Four of us stayed in the Cedar Lodge having chosen it as our base for a fishing holiday in the Thingvellir area. It was incredibly well located for us and is also close to all of the major tourist attractions in the South West of Iceland. Robert the owner has thought of everything and has equipped the kitchen and bathroom areas with all that the traveller could required. For the four of us the lodge was incredibly spacious and could comfortably accommodate a party of 6. The sleeping areas had good beds and effective dark blinds which is important during June, a month of 24/7 daylight. It was the perfect place to relax after a days fishing and we enjoyed the open plan layout and location immensely. Can't be faulted really.

Traveling group: Friends
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samince40...
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect place to stay..”
Reviewed June 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The log cabin was ideal for our holiday in Iceland, its location is perfect for all the sights, very peaceful with beautiful views. The hot tub was very well used by us, especially after a long day exploring. The cabin has everything we needed, including a good selection of films, which the children enjoyed in the evening. There is plenty of space for families here.
We found the cabin perfectly clean and well maintained, the beds were so comfortable and warm it was a real treat.
Robert is very friendly and gave us some good information, he was very understanding about a problem we had (which was our fault) even at 3am!!
The situation with collecting/returning the linen may be unusual, but it wasn't a problem at all, and only a short de-tour from our route from/to the airport.
The cabin is a 10/15 minute drive from the nearest shops, so one small point to make is that it would have made a difference if there was a welcome package, either to collect with the linen or at the cabin, as we couldn't get any milk/essentials until the following morning. Although, the cabin is very well stocked generally.
We had an amazing time staying at the log cabin and would return if we travel to Iceland again. Thank you!

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Recommended for:
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NikiW111
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
“Log Cabin near Selfoss”
Reviewed May 12, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely cabin which is well equipped and in the most beautiful setting... The hot tub after exploring beautiful South Iceland was great... Not to be missed is the snorkelling at Silfra or the Blue Lagoon, complete contrasts to one another but amazing experiences :)

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pcsparky
Sheffield, England
Level 5 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage but previous guests left it dirty!”
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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This was a lovely cottage in a perfect location for the South west Iceland attractions. The hot tub was well used by all. We had no problems with the key collection or directions. The only issue here was not being provided with the correct linen. This was corrected by the owner who arrived shortly after we got in.

Sadly the experience was spoilt a little by the cottage not having been cleaned by the previous guests. We arrived at about 3pm (having received no info on times of arrival/departure) to find a large party of 6-8 guests and dog still in situ (no dogs are allowed). We waited a good 30 to 40 minutes for them to vacate only to find that the cottage was filthy. We had to clean everything including fridge, toilets, shower, kitchen and table surfaces which still had food stuck to them. There was dirty washing left in the washing machine including towels which had been used to wipe up what I hope was food and nothing worse. There was an empty beer can in one of the bedrooms. The final straw was that having cleaned all this and returned from the supermarket to put on a pot of coffee, I found used coffee grounds and a dirty coffee pot. More cleaning to do!

The owner did arrive shortly after us and was apologetic. He stayed a little and assisted with some of the cleaning, especially the hot tub. However there was no failsafe and we were left to clean up after others which I am afraid did put me off.

I would recommend the cottage for its facilities, location, condition etc but would think twice before hiring any cottage on the basis that the cleaning is left to guests. I would rather pay a little more for professional cleaning for every guest.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: It not having been cleaned prior to our arrival
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2016
Sorry Mark that your trip was spoiled a little by previous guests. I only wished you had turned up two hours later i.e. at the right time. Then you would have found the place cleaned by myself from top to bottom. Arrival and departure time is clear for everybody to see! If guests have notified me about wanting to come earlier then that usually hasnot been a problem. We always try to be flexible to our guests. And I do consider to be a professional cleaner when I do it myself. No always, but guite often I DO quite a few times come to check on things after guests leave and clean better if that is what is needed. That is why there is a gap between departure and arrival.
Best regards,
Robert
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