A beautiful old house conveniently located in the south part of Iceland to see all the major sights.
Between the two remarkable glaciers,Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull National park....close to the Glacier Lagoon.
Within 2 hours drive you´ll get to see all the major sights of the southern part of Iceland
The old farmhouse in Hrífunes approx 180m2 (1937ft2)cozy,newly renovated inside.
This is our second home in the country.
The house is fully licensed,certified by the municipal health authority,Fire Dep and Chief of Police.
Accommodates 10 adults.
Spacious kitchen,large living room,tv,cable,wifi, a bathroom with shower,another bathroom without shower , and a laundry room with washer and a freezer.
A large terrace with a BBQ ,chairs and table.
A baby crib and a highchair can be provided.
Bed linen and shower towels is provided.
...In south Iceland in a beautiful surrounding... The house is perfectly located between two towns of,Vík í Mýrdal(39km)where you find a petrol station,a grocery store, souvenir store with icelandic wool clothing and icelandic handcraft,a wine/liquor store,a hotel,restaurants,post office-tourist information center,car service,outdoor swimming pool,medical care and the black beaches.
.....and Kirkjubaejarklaustur(35km)where you find a petrol station,a grocery store,a wine/liquor store,outdoor swimming pool,a hotel,restaurants,Icelandic handcraft,tourist information,a horse rental,car service and health care.The house is very well situated to visit all the main jewels in the south peninsula....
Please treat our house and belongings with respect.
Kitchen is fully equipped,with dishes and glassware for up to 14 persons.
In the kitchen there´s a fridge,dishwasher,oven ,coffee machine,toaster,mixer,microwave and a gas cooker/stove.
In the laundry room there is a washing machine and a freezer.
There is a larger restroom with a wc,shower and a hairdryer...and a smaller restroom with only a wc. NOTE : There is only one shower in the house.
You can always contact us by email or phone.
You collect the key in a key box by the house.
You and your family/guests have the house for yourself privately.
Take a daytrip to :
Mýrdalsjökull glacier 30km.
The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla.
Lakagígar Crater 50km.Craters of Laki
The Laki eruption and its aftermath caused a drop in global temperatures, as sulfur dioxide was spewed into the Northern Hemisphere. This caused crop failures in Europe and may have caused droughts in India. The eruption in 1783 an 1784 has been estimated to have killed over six million people globally,making the eruption the deadliest in historical times. Lakagígar is part of a volcanic system centered on the Grímsvötn volcano and it lies between the glaciers of Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull, in an area of fissures that run in a southwest to northeast direction.
(120m high) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen)
Located on the south coast, view from up there is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the hill-island with the door-hole).
One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.
Langisjór Lake 60km.
The lake is situated rather far from civilisation at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level.
It is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km² and a depth of 75m at its deepest point.
A popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields.The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning "blue peak") and Brennisteinsalda (meaning "sulphur wave").
One of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland,drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.
The boat to Vestmannaeyjar 75km.
Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings, and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland.
The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.
A preservation area in Öræfi,the landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull) and water.
Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell,one of the most popular sights in the park.
It's surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.
These basalt columns have provided inspiration for Icelandic architects, most visibly in the Hallgrímskirkja church and also the National Theater,both in Reykjavik.
A pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano and is the highest point in Iceland. Peak´s height 2,109.6 meters (6,921 ft)
Vatnajökull National park 120km.
An area of 8,100 km², Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume (3,100 km³)
Under the ice cap there are several volcanoes.
The volcanic lakes, Grímsvötn for exp, were the sources of a large glacial lake outburst flood in 1996. There was also a considerable but short-time eruption of the volcano under these lakes in 2004.
Kverkfjöll (in Vatnajökull National Park)
The mountain range Kverkfjöll (1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier Vatnajökull.
The mountains are still active volcanoes and under them, there is a very large, very hot magma chamber which leads to the originating of glacier caves. Currently, they cannot be visited because of the risk of collapse. There is a warning sign at the "parking place" near the caves.
Jökulsárlón lake 155km. A must see.......
A large glacial lake in the southeast,on the borders of Vatnajökull park.
Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. The lake now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.
Or explore the icecaves.....
...plus many more beautiful places within 2 hours drive.The house is very well situated in the south peninsula....
Many beautiful places that will take your breath away....
End your day trip by taking it easy,relaxing in the outdoor swimming pool in Vík or Kirkjubaejarklaustur......
Free parking for up to 4-6 cars by the house.
About 270 km from Keflavik airport,approx 2 1/2 hours drive.
A 4 x 4 car/jeep is necessary by winter (November-February) in Iceland,you never know how the weather will turn out each day during the winter months.