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The house in a beautiful and natural birch forrest
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The house in a beautiful and natural birch forrest
Open Kitchen / Living Room with large windows and Hot Tub just outside
Open Kitchen / Living Room with large windows and Hot Tub just outside
Open Kitchen with high standard cooking equipment
Hot Tub with an outside shower
Bedroom I with a high standard bed and a mountain view
Bedroom II with a high standard bed and a mountain view
Bedroom III with a fantastic mountain view to the South
Bathroom with a Shower Room
Shower Room
Taken in early September. Here the Northern Lights can be extremely bright.
Winter Wonderland outside, alway warm and cozy inside
Taken in early January. Here the Northern Lights can be extremely bright
Hot Tub on a nice patio
View to the South
The grate Geysir
The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall
The historical Þingvellir where the vikings came together
Snæfellsjökull National Park *Iceland Top 5*
The town Borgarnes (10 min driving, stores, museums etc.)
Eldborg crater with natural hot tub (25 min driving)
Snæfellsnes peninsular
The harbour in Stykkishólmur. Whale watching, bird watching etc
Snorralaug in Reykholt.
Seljalandsfoss
The beautiful Hraunfossar close to Húsafell
Ice cave in Langjökull glacier
Whale Watching from Stykkishólmur, Ólafsvík, Rif and Akranes
The Icelandic bird Lundi (Puffin)
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Borgarnes, West Region

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helenpye
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed November 29, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of October. We were a group of 5 adults and a baby.
The correspondence I had with Heidi and Rob prior to arrival was very helpful and prompt and their directions were clear.
We found the accomodation to a very high standard and felt instantly at home. We arrived late at night and woke up the next day to see the breathtaking views from the many windows.
The standard of fixtures, cleanliness and overall design was to a very high standard. It has a very sociable layout and everything you could need for preparing meals was availale in the kitchen.
The hot tup was an added bonus for us and spent nights sat in it, very warm while the weather outside was freezing. Due to the lacation there are wonderful views of the stars and we saw shooting stars and a glimse of the Northern Lights.
It was a great loaction to get to Reykjavik, Geysir etc and we hired a van and went off exploring. It is a convenient base to leave from and even longer distances were no problem as the roads are so quiet and well maintained.
Our only wish is that we had booked a longer stay. I can't rate it high enough. Thank you.

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Liked best: Hot tup, stylish property.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
1 Dec 2014
Thank you so much for a lovely review. For us to get responses like this, is one of the reasons we are doing this.. Welcome back to Helluskógur :) Heidi and Rob
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Johking
Scotland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect house, lived up to every expectation”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just returned from a terrific week in this lovely house. It was perfect for our family group of 6 adults, and so welcoming to come back to after everything that Iceland weather can throw at you!

It is beautifully designed and an absolute pleasure to be in. We loved everything:
Large entrance for all the boots and coats
Main space full of light which works perfectly for sitting / eating / cooking together, with quality appliances throughout
Bedrooms comfy, clean and fresh
Really spacious bathroom with fabulous shower
Lighting! Switches and dimmers galore to get any lighting effect you want, including for all the decking areas outside
Underfloor heating throughout, so toasty
Not forgetting the 7-seater hot tub... Pretty special to float in it looking up at the stars and waiting for the Northern Lights (which we saw!)

The location was great for us, with access to the fantastic Snaefellsnes peninsula as well as day trips to Reykjavik and the northern part of the Golden Circle.

The owners are lovely and so helpful.

One little thing - if arriving for the first time in the dark (when you can't easily see the distinctive house shape), take extra care to look at maps ahead of time. We were very glad that we had checked with Google Streetview and were able to look out for the big grey box on the left of the road which pinpointed where to turn right through the open red gates / cattle grid (and then quickly left again along the little drive to the house). Hope this helps!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Oct 2014
Dear Family, Thank you for the stay and nice review and welcome back. Heidi and Rob
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Layout of the building - and the views!
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Sep 2014
Thank you guys for a nice review. You are welcome back to Helluskógur anytime.. :)

Rgs Heidi and Rob
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: the luxurious finish, the huge windows and the built-in coffee machine!
Liked least: piano could perhaps do with a tiny bit of tuning :-)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for the review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Design of the house and eco credentials
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
17 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for the nice review and taking good care of our villa. Welcome back anytime.. :) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Helmond, The Netherlands
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: modern, clean house
Liked least: we would have appreciated a hot tub
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Aug 2014
Thanks for the review and welcome back in Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
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Andreas W
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wunderschönes Haus mit sensationeller Aussicht”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
3
people found this review helpful

This house provides a wonderful base to stay and to discover West Iceland. 3 bedrooms with ample space, a huge living-and kitchen-area with stunning views of Icelandic landscape.
All facilities are of highest quality and it´s obivious that a lot of brains went into the building and its location.
The description and information provided by the managers were outstanding. Heiðrun and Robert were anytime ready to assist or to suggest activities.

The city of Borgarnes provides all supermarket needs and also a beautiful museum, restaurant and public pool with hot pots. Within an hour driving are way more attractions and places to see than anyone can handle in one week.
However, this property makes it very hard to leave at all.

Familie Wirths

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 May 2014
Dear family Wirths,
Thank you so much for your nice review. Hopefully we will get more nice guests like you guys to stay in our house. Thank you for keeping it so nice, we almost did not have to clean it when you left.. :) Welcome back any time.
Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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