South Iceland villa with spectacular views


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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
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Snugly nested under awe-inspiring and majestic Steinafjall mountain, half-way between Hvolsvöllur and Vík, only 100 min from Reykjavík, Steinar 3 is a traditional concrete sheep-house recently converted into 100 m2 modern, ecologically-friendly architect-designed villa. Dozens of acres of private surrounding land and mountain with naturally pure arctic creek, pools and waterfalls. Spectacular views and strong Northern Lights in October/November.

The space
Very spacious and open kitchen, dining room area and living space. Two bedrooms each with high quality double beds (DUX, 201cm; CocoMat, 180cm) and doors straight out to front outdoor area. Optional sleeping loft with two new, comfortable mattresses (IKEA, 90cm. each). Large bathroom with excellent walk-in shower, washing machine and clothes dryer.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Desert view
Public or shared beach access
Free parking on premises
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

Steinafjall mountain, famously depicted in Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness’s novel Paradísarheimt (Paradise Reclaimed), resides at the very heart of Katla Geopark. Due to its great geographical diversity the park was the first of its kind to be designated in Iceland. Indeed, two of the country's most powerful volcanoes, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull, each under their relevant and enormous glaciers, both fall within its borders. A visit here is thus a true first-hand experience of the land of ice and fire. But the area is also known for its biodiversity, manifested for instance in the impressive gorge high and right above our house, internationally acknowledged as an important sanctuary for 10,000 pairs of Arctic fulmar sea-birds (Fulmarus glacialis). The local Icelandic sheep are free to roam in the same hills and cliffs in summer, feeding off the sparse but nutritious herbs and vegetation which quality only increases the higher up they go. Views towards the sea from Steinar 3 are breathtaking and picturesque as to sense of endlessness and open space and are highly reminiscent of late painter Georg Gudni’s unique work which was inspired by Iceland’s eternal landscape throughout. On the plains and pastures leading towards the ocean front, herds of the revered Icelandic pony can be seen leisurely preparing for the winter to come, their strength and endurance allowing them to live outside all year around. Very close by is Holtslón sea lagoon, one of the country's main destinations for the greylag and pink-footed geese and numerous other migrant birds and where the locals also fish for delicious sea trout (or urchin). On the coastline itself (importantly devoid of all tourism) the magnificent waves of the North Atlantic Ocean break incessantly on the pitch-black volcanic sand beach. A tour-de-force of Nature not to be missed.

Hosted by Petur

  1. Joined in May 2014
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I am a musician and a researcher, my wife is a playwright and deputy director of the National Theatre of Iceland. We have a grown-up son who is a rock musician, ebonist and yoga teacher and a 19-year-old daughter who has a black belt in karate and currently studying theatre in Paris. We all have an innate need to travel and we look forward to welcoming guests of all ages and nationalities who feel the same (!)
I am a musician and a researcher, my wife is a playwright and deputy director of the National Theatre of Iceland. We have a grown-up son who is a rock musician, ebonist and yoga te…

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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