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“Perfect house, lived up to every expectation”
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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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Johking
Scotland
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“Perfect house, lived up to every expectation”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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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 18 September 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
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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 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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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
27 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for the review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Liked best: Design of the house and eco credentials
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 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 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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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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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thanks for the review and welcome back in Helluskógur. Heidi and Rob
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