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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,044 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Kjarvalströð 14

Kjarvalströð is a new luxury 'old style' privately owned cottages located in the spectacular and unique surroundings of Snaefellsnes on the west coast. Approx. two hour drive from Reykjavik. The National Park is only 5 min away. Enjoy the magnificent views of the glacier Snaefellsjökull, the surrounding mountains, and over the bay Faxaflói. The cottage is one of few cottages designed as Icelandic houses from 1920's. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area such as: beautiful hiking, whale watching, sailing around the many islands, historical places, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.

If you are looking for a quiet area to relax, or want to explore the unspoiled nature and many wonderful activities in the area, these Cottages are the perfect place!

Please visit our homepage http://icelandcottages.is/ for more pictures and info.

Please also take a look at the new cottages, Kjarvalströð 8 and Kjarvalströð 12.

More Details

Hellnar ehf
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice stay in this cottage that is located in a very quiet, inspiring and staggering area. We came late at night to this perfectly clean and beautiful house and where happy to find that the beds where nicely made ready with clean fresh sheets so we could crawl strait in. The house is equipped with everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine, drier, very comfortable beds and nicely furnished. There is a big patio around the house so we could always find shelter from the wind. The area Snafellsnes is amazing. We never got tired to just watch the mountains, the lava formations and colors, the spectacular cliffs along the shore and the Glazier. The communication´s with the owner was very friendly and helpful during our planning. We give this house and this area our best recommendations and will surely be back for more. Thank you!!!
Jul 2011
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Easter, Christmas and new year is High season period.

1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit.
Cleaning is done by renter.
Bedding (linen) and towels per person per stay 15€ / not optional.
Free Wireless Internet. - Not for heavy downloading or streaming!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on West on Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1044 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby cot available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 55 reviews
Hanover, PA

Cozy cottage tucked in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed in Jakob's cottage for a few days as we were going to be eloping on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. We absolutely loved our time there and Jakob was very helpful in preparing us for our stay. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The location can't be beat, as it sits within walking distance to the wonderful Primus Kaffi and the Hellnar church. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jennifer :-)
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A lovely property in a peaceful and picturesque setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well cared for property for a family stay. It was spotless on arrival and offered a good location from which to explore on foot or by car. The cottage is well laid out and very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sue :-)
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Wonderful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for 4 nights in the beginning of May. The cottage was in a great location for us to explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula. When we saw everyone scurrying around the peninsula to see it all in one day we were very happy to go back to this cozy place. The cottage itself was very nice in every way. Everything was neat and clean and even though the weather was cold and windy we were very comfortable in our cozy cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. :-)
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Fantastic base for exploring West Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. We found the cottage warm and welcoming, especially after a day exploring the stunning outdoor sites of Iceland. The walk to Arnastapi was lovely as was the local cafe. The cottage had everything you would need and was beautifully furnished. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights, directly over the cottage!! Stunning! We will definately be back!! Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and be welcome anytime:-)
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Basingstoke, Hampshire

A get away from it all gem. Comfortable, Warm with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 5 nights in Hellnar. The house was very comfortable and warm with everything you need. Communication with owner was excellent and all instructions received were clear. There is no longer a visitor centre in Hellnar though. It has moved to another place. We saw the Northern Lights on two clear evenings even though the forecast was minimum (0), there was a good display for over an hour. The area is quiet and peaceful and the scenery is truly beautiful. The walk to Anastapi is well worth doing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage perfectly placed for an Aurora bonanza!

  • 5 of 5

We had a few problems finding the cottage as it was pitch black when we arrived but we asked at the nearby hotel and realised we had just passed it! The cottage is very warm and cosy....I feel the cold very badly but I hardly even needed my hot water bottles at night, and it was -8 outside!

The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful and a perfect spot to watch the Northern Lights...we were lucky enough to see them from the outside of the cottage every night we stayed and they danced above our heads halfway back to the airport too! If peace, seclusion and phenomenal natural beauty is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you! I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Julie. We are glad you liked your stay. Best wishes Jakob & Elsa
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Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary