Secluded, charming on a waterfront.

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Klausturvegur, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, South, Iceland

Our vacation cabin is secluded, yet not far from the small town of Klaustur. A small and cozy cabin, with one bedroom with a double bed and a sleeping loft with four mattresses. Perfect base for visiting the south, Skaftafell and the glacier lagoon.

The Space

Small and cozy cabin. Beautiful view.

Living room, WC, shower, one bedroom and sleeping loft for 4 persons. Everything you need is in the cabin, TV, kitchenware, sleeping blankets, pillows.

In our small kitchen is a stove-top for two pots, a small fridge, a microwave and a small table-top grill-oven. You should be able to cook all your meals there.

Around the dining table are 6 chairs and there is also a table outside so if the weather is nice you can eat your meals there.

There is one bedroom with a double bed (a small one) and in the sleeping loft are 4 mattresses. Clean linen is provided for our guests and they put the linen on the bed and covers.

The shower is in a separate room from the toilet and sink. There are bathroom towels there but not shower towels, so guests should bring towels for the shower.

The cabin is small and cozy, only 40 m2 (420 ft2) and is close to the lake Hæðargarðsvatn (only 50 m). In the lake we have brown trout up to 5 pounds and arctic char up to 6 pounds and we have a few different species of ducks on the lake as well.

The cabin is our family vacation cabin, summer and winter. We are a family of six and try to go there as often as we can, all the year round.

We live in Reykjavik and our cabin is 260 km from Reykjavik, next to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur (short and easy name!). The cabin is just a few hundred meters from the main road, easily accessible all year. From the cabin there are another 69 km to Skaftafell and from Skaftafell another 57 to the magical Jokulsarlon (the glacial lagoon). On the way from Reykjavik there are numerous sight seeing stops including beautiful waterfalls and Dyrholaey. So, allow for 4-5 hours for the drive from Reykjavik to the cabin. The road from Reykjavik to our cabin, and all the way to Skaftafell is a very easy drive, a bit narrow but with asphalt (email hidden) pr hour maximum speed limit.

During winter we reccomend using 4x4 cars as you never know when it comes to the Icelandic weather. It is better to be safe than sorry!

In the extremely small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur you will find (1) a gas-station with a small convenience store, a diner-like restaurant and an internet hot spot, (2) a small supermarket, (3) a couple of nice restuarants, (4) some handicraft for sale (5) a swimming pool with a small gym and a (6) a liquor store. Basically everything you need:)

Skaftárhreppur spans a great
 variety of landscape and vegetation, with a natural environment of striking contrasts. Landscapes and vegetation in the district are quite varied, and the 
natural contrasts astounding. Skaftárhreppur enjoys a pleasant climate, with
 mild winters and warm, sunny summers
Natural disasters such as volcanic
 eruptions and sudden floods from beneath the glacier have through the 
centuries shaped the nature and society of this region.

Within Skaftafell, some of Iceland's greatest natural treasures are to be found. The Skaftafell National Park was officially established September 15, 1967 and at that time it covered approximately 500 km2. Skaftafell National Park then became a part of Europe's largest national park, Vatnajökull National Park, which was established June 7, 2008 and covers over 12.000 km². That accounts for 12% of Iceland's surface, and makes it the biggest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull is Europe's biggest glacier and the 3rd biggest in the world. To begin with, the national park will cover the whole of Skaftafell National Park and the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, in addition to almost whole of Vatnajökull and the surrounding area. From the cabin is a wonderful view of the Vatnajokull glacier.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Gorgeous little cabin in a great location between the waterfalls around Skogar and Skaftafell/Jokulsarlon. We loved eating breakfast at the dining table as the sun shone in over the lake and lounging on the sofa after long days outdoors. Asi & Elin provided good directions and tips for things to do. We had everything that we needed. No northern lights but it was quite late in the year and we often fell asleep before it was fully dark!

    April 2014
  • We loved the cabin on the lake! Really cosy and perfect for us, in such a beautiful setting. There was everything we could possibly need in the cabin, which made our stay super-comfortable. Great spot for privacy, peace, and to see the surrounding area which is so rich in natural beauty. I would recommend to anyone passing through south Iceland - and plan to return myself!

    April 2014
  • Asi and Elin's cabin is beautiful! We had an amazing stay here - I can't recommend it enough. We enjoyed making dinner and hanging out in the cabin at night after long days of hiking and driving. We also enjoyed the pool 2 minutes away in town.

    April 2014
  • What a beautiful and charming little cabin! We had the coziest time there and while we did not see the northern lights, we enjoyed a comfortable, warm and lovely cabin instead :) We even put on the fire place dvd from time to time!!! Great work :)

    April 2014
  • Omg! We just loved this place!! It is just beautiful. This nice little cosy cabin right at the waterfront was great. Unfortunately we didn't see the northern light because it was to cloudy but if it was there this would be a very good place to see it!

    April 2014
  • Unbelievable. So much better than the pictures portray it. We have never experienced such calm and quiet in the world. The cabin has everything you need. The lake out front is spectacular. Asi and Elin have created a magical home in a magical landscape.

    The directions to the cabin and everything about the area were so helpful. We didn't want to leave.

    March 2014
  • Very cozy and comfortable. Was ideal size for a couple. Local market has everything you might need to make your own meals—which helps save money in Iceland, where restaurants are exorbitant. Lovely view of the lake just outside the window, and short drive to nearby sights. The hosts provided clear directions and we had no problems finding the cabin at all.

    March 2014
  • The cabin is located in a beautiful area right in front of the river, it might be too small for 6 but it's a traditional cabin, what do you expect ;) you have to feel and live like a local when you travel. The area is very strategic for Northern lights viewing, but it was too cloudy when we're here, so better luck next time. Overall, i think Asi and Elin provide us pretty much everything, the kitchen and spices are complete, but the toilet and the heater don't work that well, but i recommend you try this cabin :)

    March 2014
  • Super cute & peaceful cottage with stunning surroundings which make good for a morning walk. Listening to the nearby waterfall was very soothing & relaxing while we were enjoying a competitive game of scattergories. A perfect location for jaunts to the glacial lagoon & the Skaftafell national park. Would highly recommend this for a quick escape from Reykjavik. The house guide was very informative & helpful too.

    March 2014
  • Enjoyed my stay. Both the cabin itself and location were very cool.

    March 2014
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We are a family of six people who love to travel. Asi (husband), Elin (wife) and three girls and a son. And now, soon a grandchild:) We have one dog, a Border Collie. He can learn anything you try to teach him. The only thing he is struggling with is how to read:). We try to travel as much as we can domestically, and the trips more often than not include some kind of fishing. Every year we discover new parts of Iceland and Elin cought her first salmon last summer!! Strangely enough that was in the river that runs through Reykjavik! Abroad, we like exotic places and have been to Vietnam, Cuba, The Maldives, Hungary, Malta, Kenya and many more. Asi owns a part in a local advertising agency where he works and Elin has a small publishing company, which explains all the Sudoku books at the Cabin! We welcome anybody and everybody to our cabin:)
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