Bergstaðabakki is a beautiful 120 square meter (1292 sq. feet) luxury house in the Geysir area, only around 110 km or around 68 miles out of Reykjavík and around 10 minutes drive from the main attractions in Iceland Gullfoss and Geysir. It stands on a hill close to the main road to Gullfoss and Geysir, of ring road nr.1, and has a spectacular view over the river Tungufljót and the mountains around.
The location is very central for the main attractions in south Iceland such as Gullfoss and Geysir , Flúðir, Laugarvatn, Þingvellir, Skálholt and main services such as shops, restaurant, cafes, Pub, bank, swimming pools, spa, golf courses, horse rentals etc.
The house is bright and spacious with a nice entrance hall with large wardrobe, modern style open kitchen, dining area, sitting area in the living room, cozy fireplace, 2 bedrooms with modern tailored bulk beds, a master bedroom with a king-size bed, big wardrobes and a door out to the terrace, stylish bathroom with a shower, a TV room with a sofa bed and a laundry room with washer and dryer. The living room / dining area has very big windows so the spectacular view can be enjoyed. Around the house is a terrace with a hot tub.
Even though the house is central for the south-west Iceland and is close to the main road to Geysir and Gullfoss , it is very quiet around the house. People staying there will experience very relaxing atmosphere.
No smoking, No pets.
Had a great time at Gunnar's, highly recommend staying here to anyone who appreciates beautiful views, luxury surroundings and a very peaceful atmosphere. The house is constantly warm and cosy, we were lucky enough to see the northern lights directly above the house whilst inside the hot tub which was magical.
If you're looking for stunning location in close proximity to all the local attractions this is a place for you.
What an amazing place to stay at. Unfortunately our stay was delayed for 1 night due to bad weather and closed roads. Bur ultimately it was everything as expected. Absolutely stunning place with a great view. We had contact with Gunnar over the phone and he was very understanding. He even told us we coukd stay an extra day because we mist out on one. The hot tub was excellent! Nothing bad to say!
Het huis was fantastisch. Helemaal afgelegen en luxe en modern, van alle gemakken voorzien. We waren er in januari, en er lag een dik pak sneeuw. Tip voor de wintergangers: huur een 4x4, want met onze gewone auto met winterbanden kwamen we nauwelijks de heuvel op waar het huisje op ligt, en sowieso rijdt dat prettiger op bevroren wegen. Geysir en Gulfoss lagen inderdaad vlakbij, ook heel mooi in de winter. We hebben 1 nacht het Noorderlicht gezien, toen was het helder genoeg. Dat was om 12 uur 's nachts. Wat wij ook leuk vonden was Fontana, dat ligt in Laugervatn, het kleine zusje van de Blue Lagoon. En we hebben vaak de open haard aangestoken. De ontvangst was prima, we kregen de sleutels van Kolla, een nieuwe hostess. Ze was aardig maar moest zelf ook nog even goed haar lijstje checken. Inmiddels is er ook een waterkoker en werkend WiFi! Dat was helemaal top. Kortom, een absolute aanrader.
Gunnar has a really wonderful house and is a perfect host. It really looks just like on the photos! We had a wonderful christmas in Iceland - we could not have imagined a nicer place to be!
We spent 4 nights at the house as part of our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. The house was warm, secluded and extremely comfortable. It had everything we needed and was only a short drive to the nearest town. It was a great place to base ourselves for sightseeing as it is within easy reach of the golden circle highlights. We also found it more convenient to do the day trips we'd planned e.g. snorkelling and snowmobiling from the house, rather than doing as part of a bus trip from Reykjavik. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone planning a trip to Iceland. Thank you Gunnar!
Gunnar is a wonderful host and his house is absolutely amazing! We liked the house so much that we came back for a second time, and hopefully it wasn't our last.
Gunnar welcomed us at the house again and was so nice to show us his impressive project of getting the house connected to geothermal hot water from the property. The house is very conveniently located close to Geysir and Gullfoss, the highlands behind Gullfoss, and Landmannalaugar. The windows are huge and give you an amazing view that seems to change every day with the weather. The house itself is tastefully decorated, and the hot tub and water pressure in the shower are a bliss after a day of hiking. I would give Gunnar and his house 10 stars if I could!
A lovely property! Well designed, well appointed, and well equipped, in a beautiful location that felt remote yet was convenient to two of the big three Golden Circle sights, with a helpful and responsive host. This was the highlight of our trip. Really, really nice! Thank you Gunnar!