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Private room in yurt

Unique experience on beautiful private island (1).

Hákon Kjalar User Profile
Hákon Kjalar

Unique experience on beautiful private island (1).

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath

Visit the (now famous) stunning and secluded island of Traustholtshólmi and stay in one of only three traditional Mongolian yurts.
Enjoy the unique and mesmerizing panoramic views in a serene environment, isolated yet easily accessible.
Experience my praised rustic Icelandic cuisine. All the ingredients are locally sourced and you are invited to join me as I gather food from around the island.

Read my host reviews and do a search for Traustholtsholmi for articles and more info on the island.


Standard: Essentials, Heating, Wifi, Private entrance, Lock on bedroom door, and 3 more
Other highlights: Indoor fireplace, Free parking on premises, Breakfast, First aid kit

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 6PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


8 Reviews

Nate User Profile
September 2017
The whole experience is amazing. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique way to experience Iceland. Hákon is a great host
Barbara User Profile
September 2017
Hakon is charming, funny, smart. He was the perfect host; attentive but not intrusive. The yurts are works of art; beautiful and spotless. Just as pretty, if not prettier, as in the pictures. The bathroom is a normal toilet and sink in a shed, also perfectly clean. The food was d…
Faisal User Profile
August 2017
Hákon was an amazing host. He made us feel extremely welcomed and offers an experience like no other in Iceland. The yurts are beautiful and cozy, and the island (yes, a private island, people!) is a prime spot to do a bit of exploring and even see the northern lights. I really c…
Liz User Profile
August 2017
I can't begin to explain how amazing the experience was. If I could rate this place 100 stars I would. Not only was Hakon super helpful and knowledgeable of the area, he was an amazing cook. The salmon he grilled up was sooooo fresh and delicious! We loved the atmosphere and waki…
Josh User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful and unique stop on our journey around Iceland. This really was an absolutely wonderful experience. Hákon (and his dog skuggi) is a very welcoming and interesting man with so many stories to share. He was a lovely host and an incredible cook! He made us a great di…
Дмитрий User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place for romantic trip. Peaceful views and only sounds of nature to hear. Especially would recommend a dinner by host. Three courses out of a wild salmon prepared just in front of you. Delicious.
Jeremiah User Profile
August 2017
Did not disappoint ! Definitely a highlight and must do in Iceland ! Great location to see the Northern Lights. Still talking about this amazing experience and worth every penny! Hakon Was just featured on Lonely Planet and I suspect prices will sky rocket. Very accommodating wit…

Hosted by Hákon Kjalar

Joined in July 2016
Hákon Kjalar User Profile
24 Reviews
I was a carpenter for most of my life, but now am trying to live my dream by building a self-sufficient home on a private island in the South Coast of Iceland. I grew up running around my family's island, harvesting goose and duck down and eggs from the various nesting sites, …
Languages: English, Norsk
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