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.
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.
On the TV we only have one channel, the state TV channel. But you can also listen to 5 different radio stations through the TV. If you want to use the DVD player you have to switch the cable on the back of the player.
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 cabin is small so 6 adults might find it cramped.
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 sightseeing 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 and a 90 km pr hour maximum speed limit.
During winter we recommend 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 and a diner-like restaurant, (2) a small supermarket, (3) a couple of nice restaurants, (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.
Please do not smoke inside:) And do not leave any stubs if you smoke on the porch. Please close all the windows as you leave. Be VERY careful not to lock the door while the key is inside. You can use all the food you find in the cabin, like coffee and tea. And please let us know how we can make the cabin a better destination for other guests:)
Asi and Elin were the perfect hosts for our stay in the South of Iceland! They provided us with a hugely helpful (and very comprehensive!) pdf with instructions on how to find the cabin, the location of shops and other essentials in the local town and a large number of suggestions on fun things to do in the local area and on the way to the cabin, which we used as our reference guide for our entire stay!
The cabin was warm and cosy (despite the cold weather) with all of the amenities we needed- literally a home away from home! We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights twice during our stay and had a brilliant view of the solar eclipse over the lake. The cabin was wonderfully situated and the peace and quiet was wonderful!
Thank you so much Asi and Elin :-)
Thanks for having us in your wonderful cabin! Very comfortable home and great scenery is without a short hike. Great location as you make your way to the south east sites in Iceland. Cabin was well maintained and was a good stop to be closer to skafatell and the glacier lagoons than Vik without driving all the way past them.
We had a wonderful time staying in Asi and Elin's cabin during our trip to Iceland this month. Although we didn't get to see the Northern Lights and our stay was cut short by the winter snowstorm and winds here in Iceland, the time we did spend in this cozy cottage was wonderful. The stars out near the cabin were vivid and beautiful as was the surrounding area. Thank for opening our home to us. Asi and Elin! We had a wonderful time!
Charmznte petite cabane complètement perdue ds la campagne autour de un petit lac islandais. Idéalement situee pour visiter les glaciers. A recommander
Very pleasant stay. The house is really secluded yet convient for many day trips to major sites along the south coast. Klaustur has a mini supermarket and a nice pool with hot bath.
The house itself is small but cute and convienent nevertheless. The proximity of the lake gives an aditional charm and makes nice photo ops with the northern lights. The hosts are well organized ( ppt doc of what to do and how to cope... spare keys just in case ...)
Excellent stay despite the weather turning on us. The town is located nicely in between the other major towns and we found plenty to do. The cabin is a beautiful property and the neighboring lake was nice to see with its glistening white snow. The house slept 3 of us comfortably, and I'm sure even a few more people would have been no problem.
The cabin has a beautiful view of the waterfront, especially at dawn. Getting there in the winter can be a challenge if you're not used to driving on ice, but once inside it is warm and nice.
It is a good stop if traveling south from Reykjavík, and it is near many spectacular spots.
Asi and Elin sent us a PDF with a detailed map and instructions on how to get there, a list of interesting sights and more useful information.
The cabin is small but has all you need during your stay, though it was a bit dusty.
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:)