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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Grundarfjorour, West Region

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Christel...
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
Reviewed July 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This was the first place we booked when planning this trip because my friend and I were really looking forward to staying here and it did not disappoint. There are two cabins at the base of Kirkjufell mountain, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Kirkjufellfoss is within walking distance. The photo ops in this place are unbelievable. Right after checking in, in the afternoon, we went straight to the waterfall and there were a lot of people there so we took a couple pictures and decided to return later that night once everyone had left. We went back around midnight, the sun doesn't go down in the summer, and only found one other photographer there. It was perfect.

The place itself is small but very cozy. The cabin we stayed in, #2, has two bedrooms with bunk beds. The bottom beds are full size. There is one bathroom and the kitchen is stocked with everything you may need. There is also a playground in between both cabins that kids will enjoy. The drive into town is about 10 minutes or less and there you will find a grocery store, a gas station, a very delicious hot dog stand and several restaurants. This was one of the best places we stayed at on our trip and I would not hesitate to return if I ever find myself in Iceland again.

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Management Response
Jul 10, 2017
Thank you for the kind words Christel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Have a lovely day :)
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reece71
lawrenceville, ga
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed June 13, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Beautiful cabin located at the base of Kirkjufell Mountain with amazing views. Furnished well with a hot tub and nice play ground area for kids. Located within walking distance of Kirkjufoss. This was one of the places I was most looking forward to staying at during my 2 week trip to Iceland and it did not disappoint.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2017
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage! You are welcome back anytime! :)
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travel123...
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Halsabol 2: amazing! Definitely the best place we stayed in Iceland.
Cottage was super cute, tidy, and had everything we needed. The location was incredible - right on the base of Kirkjufell (how's that for a view from the private hot tub?!), and with gorgeous snow-capped peaks nearby. Quiet and peaceful location, with reasonable privacy from the other house (not perfect if you dont use the shades, but we had no problems at all). We would recommend this place to anyone - I wish I'd stayed here for the whole trip!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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VerreauxE...
London, UK
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Beautifully located cabin”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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A beautiful cabin (there are two cabins) located on the foot of Mt Kirkjufell and just a three minute drive from Grundarfjordur. Stunning scenery around.

We were two couples and the kitchen/lounge area was plenty big enough for us to socialise and cook our evening dinners, in the well equipped kitchen.

The outdoor hot tub was great and easily fitted the four of us. It was great sitting out in it despite the gale force winds and snow.

Unfortunately the weather was bad when we were there and so we couldn't go whale watching, but still well worth visiting even in the winter. We went for nice drives around the peninsula.

The only down side was the lack of wifi, unusual for Iceland and somewhat frustrating.

Would definitely return.

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Liked best: Location, view and hot tub
Liked least: Lack of wifi
Traveling group: Friends
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Moonfish3...
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cozy Cottage with killer views”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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This was the first cottage we rented on our two week trip around Iceland in November 2013, and we could not have been luckier in finding such an incredible location and lovely bungalow. Although the cabin is exposed on the hillside, it is air tight and weather/windproof, and the views of the mountains and sea inlet are breathtaking. Being in Iceland in late fall is always tricky with the weather, but we were warm and cozy while the winds howled outside.

The cabin had everything we needed to cook meals, and we even enjoyed an evening movie on the DVD, which was welcome during the long hours of darkness this time of year. The deck on the front of the cabin provides a great place to sit and soak up the views, and I can imagine we would spend long hours there in summer.

A special touch was a note from the owner upon our arrival who had come earlier in the day to turn on the outside hot tub so it would be steamy warm when we got there. We soaked in the tub both nights even though there was snow, rain and wind, and it was a great way to enjoy the dark solitude.

The location itself on the Snaefellsness Peninsula was perfect for exploring the mystical grandeur of the area. Its proximity to Grundarfjordur was great for picking up groceries and supplies, and we also found one of the few open restaurants on our two week trek which was a treat we would later come to appreciate! Otherwise, you felt incredible solitude on the mountain. Super place that I would rent again in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: Well built and comfortable cabin
Liked least: The wind, but the cabin kept us warm and dry
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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yes-Rvk
Reykjavik, Iceland
Level 6 Contributor
59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Probably the best place in the whole of Snæfellsnes peninsula”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2011
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I have come to this place several times. It's my top of the list and I have recommended it to anyone and everyone who has come over, and needed a wonderful place to stay in Snæfellsnes. Everybody has loved it !!

Actually, I shouldn't be writing a review - just in case it becomes fully booked next time I want to go there, hahaha!

1- The location. Could not be better. At the feet of mount Kirkjufell, that has become one of the most photographed mountains of Iceland, and a Photo Contest price winner, several times (I mean, pictures of the mountain and surroundings)

2- Value for money. The jacuzzi, nice kitchen with everything, comfortable beds and bunk beds, television ...

3- The view & location. If you're interested in photography, you have to stay there. Check the little waterfall nearby. The town of Grundarfjörður is "next door", if you need to do some shopping.

Also, the owners have been very kind and flexible as for our arrival time. It is just so perfect that one can travel over there, just to stay in those cottages in this gorgeous area.

If it's a big group traveling together (extended family group), then it couldn't be better, 'cause there are two cottages.

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Liked best: Location, jacuzzi, tranquility, we had everything we needed in the kitchen.
Liked least: The unpaved road to it ! Big big holes, haha.
Traveling group: Friends
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