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  • Popular Location
    Kerid Crater
    20 min drive
  • Airport
    Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic)
    38 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Thingvellir National Park
    44 min drive
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    Skalafell Ski Area
    64 min drive

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    About this area

    Hveragerdi

    This chalet is located in Hveragerdi. Hveragerdi Church and Geothermal park are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Reykjadalur Valley and Kerid Crater.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Kerid Crater - 20 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Reykjavik City Museum - 32 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool - 37 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Thingvellir National Park - 44 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Skalafell Ski Area - 64 min drive

    Getting around

    • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 38 min drive

    About this property

    Relax in our Backyard - Sauna, Hot Tub and Laundry House

    Two charming wooden cabins on a private property surrounded by a semi-wild garden. Both houses have a bedroom with a double bed (plus a bunk bed), a bathroom with a shower and a living area combined with a fully equipped kitchen. The living area has a pullout sofa bed. Each cabin is 36 sqm and can accommodate max 5 people. Both cabins have a private entrance doorway as well as a door that opens into the backyard. There are windows on every side – and a skylight in the living area. The floors are heated (geothermally, of course). Excellent for family stay or as a romantic getaway. From the cabins there is easy access to the major day tours in Iceland. Location: 40km South of Reykjavik, a 45 minute drive along National Road nr.1. Location on the Golden Circle enables you an early start for tours such as The South Coast, Golden Circle, Laugarvatn Spa and Secret Lagoon – which are all the top day attractions in Iceland. There are horse rentals close by and the Reykjadalur hot river hike is almost at the front door. From the cabins you can quite easily walk to the famous natural baths and back in one day. How to get there? Our town, Hveragerdi (literally, Garden of Hot Springs, but also nicknamed The Flower Town and The Town of Artists) is located on National Road nr.1. Our address is: Laufskogar 11. A private car is recommended if you want to explore the surrounding area. Also there is a public bus from Reykjavik (Mjodd). The name of the local bus station is: Shell, Hveragerdi. About Hveragerdi: A community of around 2500 souls, Hveragerdi is known for being the first place in Iceland where people started to use geothermal energy for green house agriculture. Our town is the only place in Europe where bananas are grown, although sadly not enough to be marketed and sold. Hveragerdi is a charming village with green public areas, large private gardens that are interesting to look at, numerous geothermal springs, greenhouses, family run restaurants – one of them specialised in earth cooking, two great geothermal pools, the Geothermal Park within short walking distance from the cabins and a grocery store/wine shop/bakery/tiny earthquake museum – all in the same building (15 minute walk from Backyard Village). Facilities at the location: We have a beautiful modern WOOD FIRED SAUNA. The sauna is a good place to unwind, after a long hike for instance. It takes about 20 minutes to warm up the sauna, and we are happy to guide and assist you. Children should only use the sauna accompanied by a guardian. People with a heart condition, high blood pressure or respiratory problems should not use the sauna. THE LAUNDRY CABIN has a washer and a dryer. There is also a storage for outdoor clothes as well as extra linens, towels, etc. In a corner there is the tiny self-service shop, where you can buy locally hand made stuff; soap, jam, wooden crafts as well as books – used and new. A chair and a small table is by our favourite window, where you can fold laundry, do some writing or just look at the nearby Mount Hamar while you wait for the dryer to finish. Beside the sauna there is A HOT TUB. Another great way to unwind and a superior method to keep warm in any weather while looking at the sky. Also perfect for those who can´t tolerate the heat of the sauna. Children should only use the hot tub accompanied by a guardian. An OUTDOOR SHOWER is affixed to the Laundry Cabin. It is invigorating to take a cold shower in between sauna sessions. There is free HIGH SPEED WI-FI and a SMART-TV. We also have a TRAMPOLINE. For the kids and/or the child inside every one of us. And there is the unique possibility of arranging DINNER WITH THE HOSTS for perhaps an evening of planning, recommendations and local knowledge. Each house is equipped with: - Double bed, queen size, 140cm, with a luxury mattress and extra comfortable hemp bedding from Dirty Linen, Sweden. - Bunk bed for one person - Pullout sofa bed, double - Hypoallergenic duvets & pillows + linen - Toilet + paper + sink + mirror - Shower - Towels - Hair dryer - Stove - Oven - Coffee maker - Electric cettle - Toaster - Kitchenware, including wine glasses - Dishcloths and rags - Smart-TV - Cooking oil, salt, sugar and (some) spice Close by there are plenty of horse rentals. Neighbouring villages also have excellent restaurants. For instance: Tryggvaskáli in Selfoss and The Lobster House in Stokkseyri. About us: We are Marteinn Thorsson ( a filmmaker, and Gudrún Eva Minervudottir ( a novelist. We have a young daughter, Minerva, and a cat, Gudbrandur. Being artists can be an economically tricky affair. And since we have a nice big backyard we decided to turn a part of it into a residence, for a bit of extra income. We want to create an intimate and inspiring place of rest. So we encourage you to stay for more than one night. The best way to experience our beautiful country is to take it slow and notice the little things: The smells in the air, the ever-changing light, the shapes of geothermal steam rising from the ground, the rain or snow on the window, the sound of the wind, the absence of stress. So if you want to relax, do some hiking, go on interesting day trips, cook your own meal, fire up the sauna, and get to know a bit of the life in a small Icelandic town – this should be the ideal place.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Matti

    Speaks English

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    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

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    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House Hveragerði
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry Hveragerði
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House Hveragerði
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry Hveragerði
    • Relax in our Backyard - Sauna, Hot Tub and Laundry House Chalet
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry
    • Relax in our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House
    • Relax our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry
    • Chalet Relax in our Backyard - Sauna, Hot Tub and Laundry House
    • Relax in our Backyard Sauna Hot Tub Laundry House
    • Relax in our Backyard - Sauna, Hot Tub and Laundry House Chalet

    Property amenities

    Bedrooms

    • Studio

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    • Sleeps 5
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    Welcoming atmosphere

    We stayed one night in the blue house, wonderful place, warm welcome by Eva. The town itself has a nice waterfall, unfortunately the geothermical parc lost most of its hot water... Good hiking departure!!!

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