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.
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 and a 90 km 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.
Had the most amazing time, the cabin is absolutely perfect! I would recommend it to everyone. It was really easy to find, had everything we needed and the hosts were great at letting us know what was around and what they recommended. Unfortunately we didn't see Northern Lights but from looking at the guestbook it looks like we were just unlucky and its a good spot to see them.
This cute cabin is a great getaway. We stayed for two nights and saw the northern lights both nights (we really lucked out). The cabin has all the essentials you need to settle in, make meals, and just take it easy. It doesn't have wifi, but its nice to be unplugged for awhile. Thie cabin is a great place to stay when you're in between the Jokulsarlon and Skogafoss areas. Highly recommend.
This is the nicest cottage we have experienced on our trip to Iceland. Beautiful location, excellent base for trips. Judging by the guest book, this cottage receives lots of visits no matter which part of the year and Asi has the system well worked out and she communicates promptly - not a single thing to complain about. The restaurant in Icelandair Hotels (walking distance from cottage) is great - their lamb is just divine. Other than that there is not much happening in Klaustur in winter though - their only bar Sisterkaffi is closed until the summer season and locals do not mingle with tourists. Probably a lively place in summer, but winter is quiet. We've seen marvellous auroras btw! Thanks Asi and Elin!
We really enjoyed the cabin! It is very beautiful and peaceful to stay there. The kitchen was great and everything as planned. The weather was crazy! The power went out but it came back on not too long the next morning.
Klaustur was our last stop on Route 1 before our flight out. We stayed two days at the cabin and it was exactly the experience we were looking for. Awesome cabin, great place to relax and use, as we did, for a base from which to explore the south. We saw the Aurora every night we were there, spectacular! Plan on booking again!
The cabin is amazing !
It is very cosy and beautiful.
There is everything you need in the cabin.
And We saw aurora on the first day.
What a wonderful night in my life.
I wish i can take my family to Iceland and live here again.
The cabin is AMAZING! It is very comfortable and in a beautiful area -- we arrived late at night, so I didn't see what surrounded us, and when I pulled the blinds the next morning, my jaw dropped at the view. We were able to get there very easily because of the helpful PowerPoint that Elin sent to us -- it included pictures of the places where we needed to turn. It's very well located for travelling around southern Vatnajokull, and there are several places between Klaustur and Jokulsarlon to pick up simple groceries so that dinner can be cooked in the cabin. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the Northern Lights because of cloudiness our first night and just a normal lack of solar activity the second night, but hopefully we'll be back in the future to try for another chance at seeing them!
We had a great stay at this little cosy cabin in the middle of nowhere. It had a very homey feel to it, which we liked. It was clean and had everything we needed after a long drive.
The view from the living room is just stunning. Although we had no luck with the Northern Lights (partly true, we did see it in Reykjavik two days later! :-)) it was the most beautiful night sky ever seen. Also the location was fantastic for exploring the southern part of Iceland.
Asi and Elin are nice people and easy to communicate with. I would certainly stay here again.
We were here before but the weather was not good.. a very strong gale.. Alas, the cabin was priceless and very beautiful... the owner Asi were very helpful and kind.. well i guess so do every people in Iceland.. we had a very good time there and we manage to find northern lights although the weather was unfortunate.. but we still got it very much.. any people were wondering if they should or should not book this place, let me tell you this, just click the book away and you'll never regret it..
This was a good getaway from the city life. Very cute place with a beautiful surrounding! We were even lucky enough to spot the northern lights! Did not get to meet our hosts, Asi and Elin, but they were very good at communicating through email.