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Living room, the sofa can be changed into a double sofa bed
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Large cottage located on a farm, Kalastadir in Hvalfjjordur. Kalastaðir is only 55 km from Reykjavík in a beautiful landscape. The location is ideal for day trip sightseing tours to tourist attractions in the South and West part of Iceland e.g. Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Snæfellsnes and Borgarfjordur. The cottage is close to the sea and the view is breathtaking. If you want to take a brake from driving and enjoy what the area has to offer, you can enjoy a stroll by the sea and watch the seals play along the shore. The local swimmingpool is also close by and the local golf course. There are many hiking routes in the area and there is a lake close by where you can buy fishing permit. You can buy groceries and other things you might need in Akranes which is only ab...Large cottage located on a farm, Kalastadir in Hvalfjjordur. Kalastaðir is only 55 km from Reykjavík in a beautiful landscape. The location is ideal for day trip sightseing tours to tourist attractions in the South and West part of Iceland e.g. Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Snæfellsnes and Borgarfjordur. The cottage is close to the sea and the view is breathtaking. If you want to take a brake from driving and enjoy what the area has to offer, you can enjoy a stroll by the sea and watch the seals play along the shore. The local swimmingpool is also close by and the local golf course. There are many hiking routes in the area and there is a lake close by where you can buy fishing permit. You can buy groceries and other things you might need in Akranes which is only about 15 km from Kalastaðir. The cottage is for 6-8 persons and it has a free WIFI. It´s very well equipped and special care has been taken to make sure that it offers everything needed for a nice stay. The smaller bedroom has a double bed and a closet, the larger has a double bed, a double sleeping sofa, and a closet. There is also a double sleeping sofa in he living room. The kitchen is well equipped, with a dishwasher and you can prepare a good meal there. The bathroom has a shower. Outside the cottage there is a hot tub, gas grill, table and and easy chairs where you sit and admire the beautiful landscape and the sea. Bedlinen and towels provided at no extra cost. Please note smoking is not allowed in our cottage and we ask guests to not use outdoor shoes inside. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: LG-REK-0R3045More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We do not allow parties in our cottages. We want our guests to have a relaxing holiday and enjoy the nature and the quiet surroundings.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Brynja T
Languages spoken:Danish, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
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Reviews (23)
Greg M
Greg M
Bishop, GA11 contributions
My wife and I discovered these wonderfully charming cottages back in 2016 and have been back now for our third trip. The cabins are well appointed (TV, stove/cooktop/open, refrigerator, grill, etc) and include a fantastic hot tub (hot pot) that you fill directly with fresh Icelandic hot water. The view is just incredible, water, mountains, green pastures. Looking out the windows is like looking at a living painting. The owner is friendly and very responsive to any questions before and during the stay. I was almost thinking of not writing a review because that will mean more people will want to stay here making it harder for us to book in the future LOL! They are quite popular, be sure to book far in advance. Even though they are about an hour outside of Reykjavik there is still plenty to do just within 20km in any direction. The biggest attraction is probably hiking the Glymur waterfall. And even though you're in the middle of nowhere there are a number of excellent restaurants all around although we mix that up with driving into Akranes and stocking up at the Bonus grocery store and cooking at "home" in the cabins.
Visited June 2022
Written June 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alana K
Alana K
10 contributions
We met good friends here and booked all three cottages for the week. The view was spectacular. The owner Ben greeted our girls while the walked outside and showed them his cows (my girls were so happy). The cottage is very well equipped and Brynja sent an email with excellent details and advice before we arrived. The hot tub with the view was so nice and the girls spent most of the evening chatting and having a fantastic catch up. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and just chatting and catching up for super special long time friends in a different country. (US meeting South Africans currently posted in Finland for a special 5 days in a beautiful place). We would definitely go again !
Visited June 2018
Written July 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

katjaackermann
katjaackermann
Wachtberg, Germany1 contribution
Wir waren leider nur eine Woche auf diesem wunderschönen Fleckchen Erde, aber wir haben den Blick auf die Berge im wechselnden Licht, das Meeresrauschen, die unzähligen Vögel und unsere Ausflüge sehr genossen. Vielen Dank an Brynja und ihre Familie für die Gastfreundschaft. Es war eine sehr schöne Zeit für uns.
Visited May 2018
Written June 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

klunk71
klunk71
Kinver, United Kingdom43 contributions
My family and I spent a week over Christmas in this two bed cottage on the shoreline of this beautiful Fjord. We met the owners on arrival and they could not have been friendlier and they gave us the warmest of welcomes as did their three Beagles. After picking up the keys we made our way down the driveway to where the three cabins are situated. They are close together but far enough apart for privacy. The cabins all had Christmas lights in the windows and they looked really festive. Upon entering into the cabin it was lovely and warm from the underfloor heating and it has Christmas decorations up inside, again which was a really nice touch. The cabin is spacious and was very clean and tidy. There is everything you need for your stay in the cabin, the bedrooms are comfortable and warm and the kitchen has everything you need to cook a Christmas lunch as we did. Then as an added bonus there is the Hot Pot(tub). You fill this from a Tap inside and you can set the temperature to what best suits you. It fills really quickly and don’t be put off by the smell as it’s filled by Geothermal Water. There was no better was to relax after a day out sightseeing than sitting in the HotPot looking up at the Stars and over the Moonlit Fjord with the mountains in the background. We were also lucky enough to see the Northern lights just to make our holiday. The cabins are ideally situated for all of the sights like Geysir, Gullfoss, Snafellness peninsula and Reykjavík etc. The cabins, the location and the owners cannot be faulted and this was a Superb way to spend our Christmas and we highly recommend it. We shall definitely return to Iceland and these Cabins.
Visited December 2017
Written January 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Thank you for your kind words :-) We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being perfect guests and you are always welcome back :-)
Written January 4, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susanne U
Susanne U
1 contribution
Wir waren vom ersten Tag absolut begeistert von der Unterkunft, ihren Gastgebern und der Umgebung am Hvalfjördur. Der Hof mit seinen 3 Häuschen ist entspannend ruhig gelegen. Unser Haus war wie beschrieben und abgebildet, mollig warm durch die Fußbodenheizung und sehr gepflegt und sauber. Alles was man als Selbstverpfleger braucht, war vorhanden (Herd, Mikrowelle, Grill, Kaffeemaschine, Wasserkocher,...). Das Highlight ist wie bereits mehrfach erwähnt der Hot Pot auf der Terrasse mit Blick auf den Fjord. Vom Hof aus kann man in alle Himmelsrichtungen Tagestouren starten. Und selbst wenn man nichts plant, lässt sich am Fjord vielerlei entdecken, im Haus selbst gibt es auch eine gute Sammlung an Spielen, Büchern und DVDs. Unser Fazit: sehr empfehlenswert!
Visited June 2017
Written July 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Dear Susanne. Thank you for staying at our cottage and for reviewing it. We loved to host you guys and hope to see you again at Kalastaðir :-)
Written July 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Greg M
Greg M
Bishop, GA11 contributions
My wife and I stayed in one of these cottages in Feb 2016 and enjoyed it so much we brought our whole family back (our two sons) this summer. Everything was just as we remembered it: quite wonderful! The location is very peaceful and quiet being away from the city but still close enough to nearby towns (Akranes, Borganes) that you can get anything you need with 10-20 minute drive. Although being summer there were no Northern Lights we did get to finally see the seals sunning themselves on the shoreline and got quite close before they dove back into the water. We actually rented two of the cabins this time (#2 and #3) so we and our two teenage boys had room to "spread out" (not really "boys" at this age, they are two men!) Had they been young kids (under 10) I think cabin 3 alone would have been more than enough. Cabin three has an extra room and is a few feet wider than the smaller cabins and almost feels palatial when going from 2 to 3! Cabin 3 is really designed for larger groups, it has a larger refrigerator and a dishwasher, whereas cabin 2 has no dishwasher and a small fridge - however Cabin 2 is perfect for a couple so nothing against cabin 2 just saying if you have a group of more than 2 I'd probably opt for cabin 3. We definitely plan on coming back.
Visited June 2017
Written June 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Dear Greg It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see the seals. We hope to see you again. You and your family are always welcome at Kalastaðir :-)
Written July 1, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BigEdo
BigEdo
47 contributions
We stayed for a week as a couple. The cottage was fine for us, could easily have accommodated 4 but any more than this could be a bit of a squeeze if for longer than a couple of days. Organisation and advice before we arrived was excellent and so we got to the relaxation very quickly. The location is stunning, on the edge of the fjord, surrounded by mountains and with the most fabulous bird life. It is easy to get to from Reykjavik, or Keflavik airport, and close enough to Akranes or Borgarnes for any groceries or services. We spent most of your time out on the road, and this location is perfect for anywhere on the west (Snefellsnes, Golden Circle, Bjarnefoss...). After long days out soaking up the beauty and wonder of Iceland it was great to return to such a relaxing cottage. The kitchen is well appointed and so we only ate out once. It was so easy to pick up some Iceland lamb and throw it on the barbecue. Then we would retire to the hot tub for a great soak. Endless supplies of volcanic spring water, stunning views, the seabird overture and a cold beer/wine/ schnapps, made evening a wonderful time. We will be back, probably in Winter for the Aurora, but we wouldn't hesitate recommending this wonderful place to anyone.
Visited June 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written July 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Thank you for staying at our cottage and for making time to review it. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at Kalastaðir. You are always welcome :-)
Written August 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Doll05
Doll05
Sulzfeld, Germany1 contribution
Mit der Unterkunft waren wir rundum zufrieden gewesen. Alles sauber, Cottage ist gut eingeteilt, alles vorhanden was man braucht, sogar Hot pot auf der Terasse.
Visited May 2016 Traveled with family
Written May 31, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Thank you for being our guest and for making time to review the cottage. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at Kalastaðir. You are always welcome :-)
Written June 4, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Garry87
Garry87
Swindon, United Kingdom71 contributions
After browsing through hotels in Reykjavik we decided to look through the holiday rentals and I am glad we did. We came across this beautiful lodge with a stunning view and thought it was too good to be true! The owner (Brynja) replied extremely quickly and the following communication back and forth was just as good. She was polite and friendly and made us aware of everything we needed to know before arriving. Also very flexible with our needs. It was lovely to meet Brynja on our second day and have a quick chat and a catch up, I thought that was a nice touch as they live close enough to help but not to be intrusive. The lodge is large and we stayed in the biggest of the three. We had a bedroom at each end with a kitted out kitchen/diner in the middle with the lounge in the same room. Nice sized bathroom with perfect rainfall shower, just what I needed! The walk down to the sea was pleasant and its nice for a relaxing walk, however, we didn't see any seals on our travels. The "Hot Pot" was... hot haha. It took some getting used to with the temperature but we got there in the end. I am looking at coming back in 2017 so this will be my go to place. Nearest shops - Akranes - 30 minutes Nearest centre - Reykjavik - 60 minutes (through toll at 1000 Isk)
Visited May 2016 Traveled with friends
Written May 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Thank you Garry for being our guest and for making time to review the cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and really look forward to seeing you again in 2017 :-) You are always welcome!
Written May 23, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aimsed
Aimsed
24 contributions
We're just back and absolutely loved our week long stay in the larger cabin (#3). It was spotlessly clean and so warm but the view and location are just out of this world. We stayed with two young kids and the peace and freedom of roaming down to the shore and hanging out in the hot tub was priceless. Brynja and her husband were so welcoming and helpful. We had car trouble which was solved promptly with no fuss and we got a great tour of the farm animals and tractors. No pictures could do this property justice. We would highly recommend.
Visited May 2016
Written May 8, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brynja T
Brynja T
Thank you Aimsed for being our guest. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again. You are always welcome at Kalastaðir :-)
Written May 9, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hot Tub
Kettle
Microwave
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Playground
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
TV
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Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
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Kalastadir is 55 km from Reykjavík and close to Akranes and easily accessible all year round. The location is ideal for day trip sightseing tours to tourist attractions in the South and West part of Iceland e.g. Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Snæfellsnes and Borgarfjordur. The cottage is located close to the sea and the view is breathtaking. If you want to take a brake from driving and enjoy what the area has to offer, you can enjoy a stroll by the sea and watch the seals play along the shore. The local swimming pool is also close by and the local golf course.There are many hiking routes in the area and there is a lake close by where you can buy fishing permit. Glymur the highest waterfall in Iceland (198 m) is close by. Akranes is only 18 km from the cottages an...
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