About This Listing
Nature all around. A good place to see Northern lights. The Cabin has small bedroom with a double bed, a living room with kitchen corner, a sofa bed for two, a loft with mattresses for 2 - 4. Small Washing machine. Bed-linen not included.
The Cabin has one bedroom with a double bed, a living room with kitchenette, a sofa bed for two and a loft with mattresses for four. On the loft we have also small plastic box with toys for children. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and small washing machine.
Bed linen is not included! Possible to rent bed-linen for 1.500 isl kronur (10 EUR) per person, paid in advance.
Cleaning is NOT included. We trust our guests and kindly ask them to leave the Cabin clean and tidy. It is possible to buy cleaning for 4.000 isl kronur or 25 EUR. Please let us know with at least two days advance.
In the reservation details you will get number for key box (the key for the front door). Without the number you can not get in!!!
If you forget the number you have to send text message or call us!
OTHER LISTINGS REYKJAVIK GREAT AREA
In the reservation details, you will get the number for a key box. The key box is beside the Cabins front door and the key for the front door is in it.
You have access to the Cabin and the Nature around. There are marked waking trail on the hill behind the Cabin, and you can walk around almost everywhere.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction through e-mail, mobile or text message
The Nature at your doorstep. Few minutes walk and you are at the sea shore or up to the Mountains and the Village. Go to Kalfhamarsvik to watch seals, see a beautiful rocks, listen to the birds or take a walk on the cliff/rock Spakonufellshofdi behind the cottage and have a beautiful view over the bay Hunafloi, or walk to the top of the Mountain Spakonufellsborg. The view is amazing in good weather.
You can not get in the Cabin without the number for key box, with the key for the front door. The address, how to get to the Cabin and number for key box is in the reservation details.
HOW TO GET HERE
With car all the way, (website hidden) map here on airbnb.
There is a bus every day from the capital Reykjavik to Blonduos and from Blonduos to Skagastrond with bus (private car). From Skagastrond you can go to other Villages in the North or to the beautiful town Akureyri. It is best to rent a car, to be able to travel around. If you go by bus to Akureyri, you have to stay over night. Easy to find the route on (website hidden), and there is also map here on our airbnb.
If you are traveling in Iceland at wintertime, it is better to rent 4WD.
Other Things to Note
In the Village Skagastrond, you will find a Grocery store, with food and most things you need (open Mon-Fri 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM, Sunday 12 AM noon to 4 PM). Kiosk with grill - Olis Gas station, Borgin restaurant, golf course (we rent golf set for ISK 4.000), swimming pool (only open in the summertime), art gallery - exhibition, Artun, museum (old house), Djasn og dullery - handmade things and much more.
Swimming pool is open all year round in Blonduos, 20 minutes drive.
In the Wintertime you can go Skiing in the mount Tindastoll only 30 minutes away, or go to Hlidarfjall, Akureyri.
ABOUT SKAGASTROND, NORTH WEST ICELAND
Skagastrond is a small village in a beautiful peaceful area. From the cabin is a view over the Village and to the mountains.
Take a walk and enjoy the clean air, the peace and quiet surroundings. The nature is on your doorstep.
You can also walk to the sea shore, watch seals and listen to the birds or take a walk on the cliff/rock Spakonufellshofdi behind the cottage and have a beautiful view over the bay Hunafloi. In summer time the birds has their nest on part of the hill, and can be bit aggressive. You can have a small bamboo stick with you and hold it up. If you want to go fishing, it is no problem to buy licence. Or if you want to go horse riding it is possible to rent a horse in Blonduos. In good weather it is fun and rather easy walk to go to the top of the Mountain Spakonufellsborg. The view is amazing. A marked trail runs to the top of the mountain from the farm Brandaskarð. Or you can walk around the mountain. Spakonufell is one of the most impressive mountain in this area. It is 646 m high. The name of the mountain derives from Thordis the prophetess who lived on a farm of the same name as the mountain, situated by its roots in the 10th century. She was the first person to settle in Skagastrond.
Selavikurtangi is about 40 km north of Skagastrond at Kaldranavik. Just out from the shore at a distance of about 40 - 50 m you can see seals at as they lie sprawled on the reefs and gaze with curiosity into the eyes of the tourists. They can be very numerous.
OTHER LISTINGS REYKJAVIK GREAT AREA
If you need a good price place to stay in the Reykjavik area, we are renting out private room
You have to have with you: dish cloths and towels for shower and swimming pools.
Bed linen is NOT included. Possible to rent bed linen for ISK 1.500, for each person, paid when the linen is brought.
Cleaning is NOT included in the rent. We do not charge cleaning fee and trust our guests, and kindly ask you to leave the Cabin clean and tidy. It is possible to buy cleaning for ISK 4.000. Please let us know, with at least two days advance.
Close and secure all windows, also on the loft and lock the door.
There has been bad damage on the roof, and broken windows because of one open window, so please have a look at all the windows before you leave, also on the loft and lock them.
Be careful with fire.
Smoking is NOT allowed in the cottage.
The radiators (not the water heater) should all be left on 1 or the red mark we put with pen. DO NOT TURN THEM OFF AND DO NOT UNPLUG THEM!!!
The electricity is VERY expensive.
Clean the cottage, vacuum clean the floor and take the trash out to the black bin before you leave. Please clean the shower and toilet before you leave.
If the cottage is not clean and tidy, we have to call a person to clean and the cost is 100 EUR, charged on a Credit card.
Perfect little cabin with an amazing location, just behind the cabin is a small hill and behind this is the sea and this is where the sun sets - this place is fantastic! Easy and friendly booking and key exchange.
We arrive perfectly, the cabin is beautiful and we had a very very good time in there!
First the good. The views from the cabin windows are very nice. The cottage is set back from the little town in a small secluded area. You have everything that you really need.
Now the not-so-good. There are signs throughout the entire cottage reminding you to clean everything or there will be penalties. You don't have a welcome feeling walking in. There is a sign reminding you that electricity is "very expensive" so use it wisely....which is odd because I am told that electricity is very cheap in this country. Some of the signs are not accurate, including the oven instructions (oven is electric, but there are instructions to turn on gas). The cottage has a lot of "stuff" in it like random game pieces and toys. The hot water tank is quite small, so taking two hot showers and preparing dinner used it all up. Lastly, we asked for the bed sheet rentals. The sheets didn't fit the bed properly.
Thank you for letting us stay in your cabin. We really enjoyed staying there, everything was perfect.
The only aspect which could be improved is the cleanliness of the space, it could use a full clean, since there was some gressy films a bit everywhere.
Overall really enjoyed the cabin :)
8 out of 10.
Alles war korrekt, wir fanden das Häuschen sehr gut, auch der Schlüssel war dort, wie man uns schrieb. Man merkte dem Häuschen an, dass es schon älter ist, neuere sind am entstehen.
Wir fanden den Aufenthalt angenehm, das Häuschen war genug gross für uns beide. Es hatte alles, was nötig ist für einen einfachen Aufenthalt. Wir denken, dass es ein gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist, die Familie hat den Preis niedriger gehalten, als sie könnten.
Der Kontakt zu den Vermietern war sehr herzlich und entgegenkommend. Was wir wirklich sehr schön fanden ist, dass der Sohn des Hauses mit seiner Freundin mit uns zu einem wunderschönen Ort mit einer besonderen Felsformation gefahren ist. Wir hatten wirklich das Gefühl Freunde zu finden!
Wir können das Angebot jedenfalls weiterempfehlen!
This cabin was the perfect getaway for a relaxing birthday trip, coming from NYC! It was very tidy and welcoming. We didn't have internet once we landed off our flight to contact the host, but they still very graciously showed up with extra bed linens for us. The drive to the cabin was so beautiful as well; well worth the 3.5/4 hour trip from Reykjavik. The restaurant in town serves really great whale steak and seabird breast you have to try! If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this is it!
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About the Host, Hofdahus
We are a family renting out a small Cute room and Lovely studio room in Hafnarfjordur and Charming Cabins/Cottages in Skagastrond.
Hafnarfjordur is a Village in the Reykjavik great area. Easy access to Reykjavik Central by car or bus.
Skagastrond is a small Village, located in the North West of Iceland.
Skagastrond is unspoiled area. You can enjoy nature, silence, beautiful view to the mountains and over the bay, Hunafloi . Great place to see Northern lights if they are.