Kolsstaðir - Piece of Heaven


Entire cottage hosted by Kristján

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This Host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Located in West Iceland, 130 km (80 mi) from Reykjavik on a mountain hill, 200m. (660ft) above sea level. 600 acres that belongs to Kolsstaðir.

The space
Kolsstaðir is located in a remote & unspoiled natural setting in the mountains of west Iceland.
Part of the year, depending on the season, you have animals as neighbors such as sheep (June-October), horses (June-December) and occasionally the arctic fox (all year round). Kolsstaðir is Ideal for hiking, meditating, outdoor- and artistic activities as well as observing the Northern lights when they are visible (October-April). Hiking trails can be found just steps away from the cottage, which are hundreds of year old sheep trails in all directions for your private encounter.
The view is broad; out to the ocean, towards the surrounding mountains and into the valleys.

It takes around 15 minutes to drive to Buðardalur, a small village where you can shop most necessities at the grocery store, pharmacy and liquor store, find some local restaurants and a handicraft store.

At Laugar, Sælingsdal (30 km/20 mi) you'll find a natural pool (tub), open 24h, free of charge. (see photos). There is also a geothermal swimming pool with a hot tub around the corner from the natural pool that costs about 900 kr per person, hours vary depending on the season.

The cottage is designed in the old Icelandic country style, but with a modern wood stove and a well equipped modern kitchen. The ground floor 30 (square m.) is a single space with a sleeping sofa. Upstairs there is a 20 square m. sleeping attic with 2 beds. (One Queen Size and one single).

Please do not arrive before 15:00. (3:00 p.m.) without asking as we often need the time between 12 and 3 to prepare the house. Check out is 12:00.

A 4WD vehicle is necessary to get to Kolsstaðir during the winter. There is a dirt road from the main road up the hill to the cottage. It is cleared regularly with help from the neighboring farmer but it is advisable that during the winter you leave your car at the bottom of the hill and bring your luggage up with you incase of your vehicle being snowed in. Driving in Iceland during the winter requires a 4wd. as well as studded tires. (From november - april).

We recommend a visit to the nearby fjords for bird watching and occasional seal. A Tour around Snæfellsnes peninsula, to the westfjords as well as west Iceland inland valleys like the Langjokull glacier, Husafell, Krauma spa and Hraunfossar/barnafoss waterfalls.
Some sightseeing can be done when driving to or from or towards Kolsstaðir from Reykjavik. Good Paved roads most of the way. (Road 1) except for 3km (2 miles) of gravel road. Consider driving Whalefjord instead of taking the tunnel for a more scenic 45 min longer drive).

What this place offers

Bay view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Add date
Add date

4.96 out of 5 stars from 425 reviews


Where you’ll be

The next village is Búðardalur, Dalasýsla, Iceland

The backyard consists og thousands of acres of unspoiled nature as Kolsstaðir is located in a remote and secluded natural setting in the mountains of west Iceland. In the summer when arriving from Keflavik/Reykjavik, consider taking the higland Road through Kaldidalur from Thingvellir to Husafell, visiting the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfall and then drive to Kolsstadir.

Hosted by Kristján

  1. Joined in March 2013
  • 425 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Graphic Designer, Photographer, Guide, Location Scout & Nature Preservationist.

During your stay

I do not live in the area, but I am available online if necessary online.

Kristján is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: LG-REK-015051
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy