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Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
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Northern Lights over Sel in early April (photo: Niels) Cozy sitting area
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Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Northern Lights over Sel in early April (photo: Niels)
Cozy sitting area
Downstairs bedroom for 2
Kitchenette, 2 electric hot plates, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and french press coffee maker
Dining with a view and kitchenette with 2 hot plates, mircowave, toaster, kettle, caffetiere.
Sitting area and ladder to the upstairs sleeping loft for 2
sleeping loft with a view, small but cozy and very good mattresses
If you are OK to climb the ladder: you will love sleeping here!
shower room
Breakfast on the porch?
 ...then head out for one of the many day trips described in our info pack!
Summer in Sel, view into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Tiny cottage but very cozy and functional.
The view from the front door, WELCOME to the Icelandic country side, near pool and riding stables!
Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Northern Lights, with a bit of luck from Sep. to April, great location with no ambient light.
Cozy cottage, great starting point for day trips t all sights in the South,list of trips available!
Northern Lights: guest photo taken in Sel September 2013
Sel, surrounded by nature
Eyjafjallajökull in view! Great location for day trips, also for Northern Lights!
Summer sun and wide open landscape
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Hella, South Region

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Alex T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding cottage in the middle of the countryside”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We booked this cottage for 3 nights over Christmas, and were extremely impressed with the friendly, prompt, and helpful contact we received from the owner Maja. She sent us a lot of information in advance that helped us to plan our trip, and was also happy to make suggestions once we had arrived.

The cottage is in a fabulous location in the middle of the countryside - there are some other houses nearby, but there is plenty of distance between them so that you have enough privacy. The property was very cleverly designed - even although it is small it felt like there was plenty of space for 2. The cooking facilities, although not including an oven, were very good - and the kitchen was well equipped. This cottage has a great location for viewing the northern lights (we saw them 2 nights out of 3), but is also within a 10 minute drive of the main ring road, and close to the golden circle. We managed one day trip around the golden circle, and another along the ring road to the east.

Overall, a really lovely cottage, highly recommended!! Certainly one of the best rental accommodations that we have ever stayed in.

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Management Response
6 Jan 2015
I am glad you enjoyed your white Christmas in Sel, thank you so much for staying and I hope to see you again some time!
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Andrew J
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquility, simplicity, comfort...”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A couple of hours drive from Keflavic airport following clear directions provided by Maja Siska, the owner, brought us to a ready-warmed, simple but fully-equipped cottage in a very attractive setting. While not large, the accommodation was entirely adequate for a couple and would not feel too crowded with a couple of children in tow - as long as they didn't mind climbing a ladder to bed (most, I imagine, would consider this a plus).. Everything required for self-catering is in place, including free, good quality wi-fi internet. We found it easy to find something new to see (although some ground has to be covered) every day of our week at Sel; Maja's folder of suggestions was very helpful in assisting this. I'd recommend a 4WD vehicle, especially in winter, when your luggage allowance should be taken up with plentiful outdoor clothing.. Highly recommended. An excellent base from which to explore the beautiful landscapes.of South Iceland.

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Liked best: Peaceful, beautiful rural location
Liked least: From our perspective there was no downside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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gecko_GB
UK
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“A true gem - perfect!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We spent a great 5 nights at "Sel". The location is fabulous - great for many sites in South Iceland. Cottage is well equipped and maintained and in a very peaceful location. Had everything that we needed and was comfortable. The owner is attentive and happy to answer questions, responding quickly and knowledgeable about the local area. Would certainly stay again if in the area!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No cheese grater
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Management Response
28 Mar 2017
Herzlichen Dank! Es freut mich , dass es euch gefallen hat.
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Your age range 50-64
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Liked best: De eigenaresse kwam persoonlijk informeren of alles naar wens was
Liked least: het weer
Travelling group: Other
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StaPeppis
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: La decoración de la casa.
Liked least: El olor a huevo podrido del agua caliente, lo cual es inevitable en la zona, no es culpa de la propiedad.
Travelling group: Con amigos
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Management Response
2 Sep 2013
Sel cottage is situated in typical icelandic countryside near a lake. It is a peaceful and quiet setting but still central to all the sights in the South. Contact us and we will mail you a list of possible day trips!
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