Secluded, charming on a waterfront.

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

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.

Your host, Asi And Elin
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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 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.

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
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  • After a very wet few days in the Vestmannjyar Islands the skies broke up to give us mixed but fine weather for our three nights in Kirkjubaeyarklauster. This cabin was easy to find and close to restaurants, gas, pool, and tourist offices in town.

    We stayed on the lake with our 12 year old son and found the cabin cozy and rustic much like a well kept cottage at home in Ontario. The kitchen had the essential appliances as well as basic supplies like coffee, tea, spices etc. Asi sent us detailed maps and information about the cabin and the area after our reservation was accepted.

    This cabin is a perfect base for a small family or couple to explore the National Park, Lakagigur, and other sights. The location is very quite with scattered cabins around a small lake.

    July 2014
    Asi And Elin
    Response from Asi And Elin:

    Hi James
    Thanks for this info - I will add this to the ppt file for other guests. I saw that you explained this in the guest book, so thank you for that:)
    You left everything in top shape and I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to this part of Iceland.
    Asi and Elin

    July 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in Asi and Elin cabin.
    Even if weather was not really good, we found a lot of things to do.
    You will find all you need in the cabin and there are all accomodations in town.
    I will be happy to come back again !!!

    June 2014
  • Asi and Elin's cabin was very quaint and perfect for our needs! The guest book is such a lovely touch :) the cabin was clean and had everything we needed for our short stay! Asi created a document that was very helpful in explaining everything about the cabin and listing information about things to do nearby. Our stay was very comfortable and we'd recommend this place to anyone :)

    June 2014
    Asi And Elin
    Response from Asi And Elin:

    Hi Sarah
    I did not know this about the internet in the gas station - thanks! I will change the information:)

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I loved the three days we spent here. The cabin was exactly like the photos: charming, clean, and authentic. The owners provided very clear directions and instructions which were helpful. The location was great being close to Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón, Vik, and Cape Dyrhólaey. We also spent time in the town of Klaustur. I would highly recommend staying here as a base for the South Coast.

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at this little cabin. There was five of us Canadian and the space was small but had every necessity we needed. It was a perfect relaxing stay and the host did a great job at communicating all the necessary information.

    June 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The cabin provided all the amenities we needed and gave us a small, relaxing place to come home too. Breakfast on the front porch was an added bonus!

    June 2014
    Asi And Elin
    Response from Asi And Elin:

    Dear Angela
    Thanks for being so understanding about this. We found out about this problem after your visit and so we were able to fix it:)
    Thanks again!
    Asi and Elin

    June 2014
  • Beautyful, cosy and authentic place with everything you could need. A lovely manual was sent via email before our arrival with all informations referring the house, the village and the region, so we easily could organize everything. Pre-comunication was always quick and friendly. We enjoyed very much our stay and hope to return one day.

    June 2014
    Asi And Elin
    Response from Asi And Elin:

    Dear Margret
    Thank you for being so understanding about this. We found out about this problem ourselves and so we were able to fix this:)

    June 2014
  • The Cabin is a taste of real Iceland. A cosy cottage beside a beautiful lake in a convenient location for the south coast and Skaftafell area. Great directions and instructions from the hosts, who were very prompt in replying to all enquiries. The Cabin was warm and comfortable, with everything we needed for a family of five. Local swimming pool is worth a visit, and the supermarket is very close but only has a limited range of food. We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights here.

    May 2014
  • Asi and Elin's were wonderful hosts. Prompt in responses before we submitted our request to stay and follow ups were easy with them leading up to our arrival in Iceland. Because the cabin is off the beaten path, they provide a detailed map and 'get to know your neighborhood' packet for guests. It all made us feel at home in this cabin and the town. The location can't be beat if you're looking to get away from the city and find a spot to call your own. Day trips are easy out Vatnajoekull National Park and Jökulsárlón. Plus the town of Klauster itself has waterfalls and views you can take advantage of if you're not looking to go far.

    May 2014
  • Wonderful location for our visit to Skaftafell. Quite and beautiful location. The shower is a little cramped, but the cabin is really nice. One note, anyone planning to sleep in the sleeping loft needs to be really comfortable climbing up and down a ladder. If you like birds, you can watch them right from the window.

    May 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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