Gíslastaðir - Cottage


Farm stay hosted by Ellen

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The cottage is located near the owner’s farm with lovely views over the nearby stream to the mountains behind. It is around 12 Km from Egilsstaðir and is well situated for exploring the spectacular nature of East Iceland. The farm offers horse riding.

The space
The 775 sqft (72 m2) cottage was built in 2008 and has 3 bedrooms, a living room with an open fully equipped kitchen (minus dishwasher), it also has a shower room with toilet and a washing machine. In addition there is a covered patio with access via a glass door from the living room/kitchen, please see the photographs.

We will show you the premises at arrival. If you need advice in what to do in the local aria, just ask.

Excursions :
We know the area well and will be delighted to help you with suggestions for excursions and tell you about the many trekking routes.

Here are some day-trips you could consider, but please remember always to check the weather forecast before you leave. The weather changes quickly and can be different each side of the same mountain, please ask us if you need more information!

Daytrip around Fljótsdal :
Drive along the great lake Fljótið and through the beautiful Hallormstaðirskógur Forrest to the spectacular mountain Snæfell 6014ft (1833m) that stands tall at the bottom of the wide Fljótsdals Valley. In Hallornstaðir you can visit an old arboretum with trees from all over the World. You cross Fljótið by bridge and can see the Hengifoss Waterfall, the 3rd tallest in Iceland at 337ft (118m). From there you can continue into the valley to have a look at the Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre where you can learn about Vatnajökull and the area around it. The old Skriðuklaustur itself is also worth a visit. There you will find the ruin of an old monastery, and a lovely, charmingly situated restaurant in Skriðuklaustur. Finish the day with a drive around the lake.

Daytrip along the east fjords :
This is a beautiful drive over a spectacular mountain pass through the amazing Breiðdal (valley), with its beautiful mountains.Then along the fjord by the ocean to the next fjord – Stöðvafirði, where the amazing stone collation of the late Petra, who collected stones her whole life. (website hidden) . Stöðvarfirði also have a nice little art gallery. From here you continue north along the east fjords till you reach Fáskruðsfirði. From here, take the old road along the seaside all the way to Reyðarfirði – but it is recommended that you seek information of the road condition beforehand – it is a dirt road!

Borgarfjörður in the east :
Driving past Egilsstaðir, towards the sea, you pass a tiny white cottage where the famous Icelandic Painter Kjarval painted many of his most famous paintings. There is a museum dedicated to him in Borgarfirði where he also grew up. Driving along the black sand-dunes you reach the mountains Vatnsskarð, which you climb to get down to Borgarfirði. To watch the puffins you drive through the town to the little harbour on the right side of the fjord. During the summer season you can get really close to the puffins. It is a great experience. Borgarfirði is also a nice littlefisherman’s place to take a stroll in!

Getting there :
You can reach East Iceland by domestic airline, and then rent a car at the airport. You can also come by ferry from Denmark,that docks at Seyðisfjörður – 45 min. from Gíslastaðir. You can also simply rent a car at Keflavik and drive through the spectacular landscape on the way.

We are only 15 min from the Domestic airport.!!

Reindeer are very common in the local area and you might spot them on the way to Egilsstaðir or other places in the east.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Children’s books and toys
High chair
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Hosted by Ellen

  1. Joined in March 2014
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I am Ellen - Danish - have lived in Gíslasaðir for 18 years. My husband Sæmundur is Icelandic. We have 2 girls. We live of farming : Milk production and horses. We all love the countryside of Iceland. It's spectacular nature.

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Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking

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