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Kolsstaðir - Piece of Heaven

Entire cottage hosted by Kristján
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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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).

Guest access
Kolsstaðir is designed in old Icelandic cottage style. It is 30 square meters in size with a 20 square meter sleeping attic including a double bed. Downstairs there is a sleeping sofa, a modern fire stove (you can buy firewood at most gas stations) and a well equipped kitchen. There is a strong WIFI Internet connection. The bathroom is has a shower.

Other things to note
It's a short distance up to the mountain of Kolsstaðir (Kolsstaðafjall) where there is a view to all directions. Forget the Bucket list for a moment, observe the stones in your path, the flower at the roadside and the mountains embracing you...

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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 occasional…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Dedicated workspace
Private entrance
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Heating

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The next village is Búðardalur, Dalasýsla, Iceland

In the summer when arriving from Keflavik/Reykjavik, consider taking the higland Road through Kaldidalur from Thingvellir to Husafell. visit the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfall and then drive to Kolsstadir.

Hosted by Kristján

Joined in March 2013
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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