Family home based in the Golden Circle in Iceland

Family home based in the Golden Circle in Iceland




May 2018

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house was built in 1980 and the kitchen area has just been remodelled. The master bathroom was remodelled 7 years ago. We have a big balcony to enjoy the morning sun and an evening courner with barbecue equipments. We have a nice garden and are located in the middle of great nature surroundings. 20 minutes from Geysir and 25 minutes from Gullfoss. Approx 1 hour drive to Reykjavík.


More about us

  1. We are a couple (40 yrs) Elísabet and Óðinn, with 4 children, 3 boys (Einar Máni (10 yrs) Askur, Bjartur (4 years)) and a girl (Saga Sól (0 yrs)).

  2. Elísabet is an environmental consultant and Óðinn is a graphical designer

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Where is it?


Laugarvatn is a shallow lake, about 2 km2 in size, and is located in the inlands of Árnessýsla, midway between Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, 100 km from Reykjavík. Under its floor there are hot springs heating the lake so it is warm and suitable for bathing all year round. On its bank rests a village of over 300 inhabitants, also named Laugarvatn.

The Laugarvatnsfjall mountain with its birch-covered slopes on the west shelters the village and also adds to the charm and beauty of the place. Between the mountain and the lake, north of the village, there is a panoramic point (hringsjá) providing a good view over the lake and its surroundings. In addition, amongst the green hills and woods north of the lake the area is suitable for camping, pony-trekking and hiking. Nearby you will find a lot of marked hiking routes.

It is possible to hire a boat or a sailboard to use at lake Laugarvatn. Just outside Laugarvatn there is a golf course and possibilities of angling in lakes and rivers in the area. Laugarvatn is a popular tourist resort for Icelanders, and it is also the site of educational institutions, as for example the Grammar School of Laugarvatn. There are two Edda Hotels located there as well.

Laugarvatn is located within the Golden Circle in Iceland. Approx 20 minutes drive from Geysir, 30 minutes from Gullfoss and 15 minutes from Thingvellir

Buzzy restaurants
Lindin Restaurant, Héraðsskólinn Boutique Hostel, Laugarvatn Fontana
Cozy cafés
Galleri Laugarvatn
Bit of culture
Laugarvatn Adventure, The Cave People
Spot of exercise
Fontana, Dalbúi Golf Club, Local sport center - swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, gym
Day tripping
Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Reykjavík,

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