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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik, Capital Region

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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 11 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Well it was everything and more! The cottage was very well equipped, clean, comfortable and the views were fantastic. Located 1 hours drive outside of Reykjavik you had the choice of traveling around the fjoyd (free) or through the tunnel (Isk 1000 £7). The tunnel saves time but the photo opportunities around the fioyd are worth the additional time it takes. Hire car essential, we paid £255, with full excess cover, or 5 days. Having the car also allowed us to travel around the golden circle, the Blue Lagoon and the Glacier, along with other sight seeing adventures, without the extreme costs of having to book excursions.

Jon answered all of our questions promptly and we arrived a bit early at the cottage where we met his wife who was very helpful.

All in all a fantastic trip, unfortunately we didn't get to see the Northern Lights due to cloud cover, however the weather was mild so we had snow and rain free days to travel. We highly recommend the cottage and would not hesitate returning.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Dec 2016
Thank you very much. Such reviews make our job a sheer pleasure!
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LouGrice
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“Miss”
Reviewed 10 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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We stayed at Brekka for 4 nights from the 17th-21st November to celebrate my 30th birthday and from the minute we got there we fell in love with the place. Jon and Auja have thought of everything, there is lots of storage, seating, hooks to hang all your layers up and lots of books, tourist guides and info sheets about the lodge.

There were 6 adults staying at Brekka, the bedrooms were nice and we had lots of space in the living area. The mezzanine where there is a TV with lots of films and shows was used to escape each other ☺

The hot tub was a fab part of the holiday we chilled our drinks in the snow while we chilled out in the hot tub looking out on an amazing view. Brekkas location is absolutely fantastic such gorgeous surroundings.

We used the tunnel most days I think it was about £7 a time but we also drove around the bay it's only about 15 minutes extra. When we arrived we ditched our luggage and went to Akranes to Bonus to get some food supplies in, it came to around £25 each. We bought mince, chicken, spaghetti, pizzas, crisps and snacks plus bread and other items. I would say though to check the food box in the out house before you go shopping as you may buy things that have been left. We did take some food with us too not much though.

We hired a 7 seater 4x4 from Reykjavik cars who were the most reasonably priced. I know Jon can get discount at a certain car rental company but I can't remember who it was. It was very snowy (maybe not to Icelanders but to us) when we arrived so a 4x4 was 100% necessary to get to Brekka. The main roads where OK but the side roads where covered. We would hire 2 4x4s next time as it was a bit of a squeeze with 2 guys over 6ft 5 even without the luggage we had a few grumpy passengers.

It took us about 2 hours to get from the airport but Reykjavik was only 45 minutes away. We went to the blue lagoon, we drove the golden circle tour ourselves (my favourite part of our trip) and me and my partner did the twin peaks quad biking with safari quads which was fun.

Little tip take gloves that you can use your phone with and put them under your normal gloves. Your hands get so cold when trying to take pictures also take a waterproof phone case to the blue lagoon.

I can't recommend Brekka enough. Jon was so helpful with answering questions before we arrived.

We're planning on coming back in 2018 and doing more of a trip around Iceland. We will definitely be looking at booking with Nordic Lodges again and trying out some of their other locations.

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Management Response
12 Dec 2016
Lots of thanks to you Lou! These recommendations are perfect for our guests still to come and stay at Brekka. Just hope they'll take notice of your words.
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

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Management Response
16 Nov 2016
We're happy to have been able to give some advise where and when needed. I profit from having been a tourist guide in Iceland for 33 years now, and I gladly pass my experience on to our guests.
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christina...
Parkerville, Australia
2 reviews
“Winter stay”
Reviewed 8 November 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We had the best time here on our family adventure to the snow! The cabin was fantastic, warm and comfortable for the 5 of us. The views were just amazing and sitting in the hot tub looking for the Northern Lights was just magic. Would love to go back one day.

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Management Response
8 Nov 2016
Thank you for this review, Christina.
You're absolutely right, the winter and the snow is no barrier for staying at our cottages. Especially not when you have an access to such a gorgeous hot tub with the geothermal water flowing through. A sheer luxury of nature!
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

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Management Response
1 Nov 2016
Many thanks for your words, Kieran. We're happy to hear of your satisfaction with Brekka. It stimulates us to keep the standard as high as we can, with the results that our guests are happy, and therefore we're happy!
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Paul S
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A gorgeous lodge perfectly placed to explore Iceland's beauty.”
Reviewed 28 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Booking was a dream with contact from Jon outlining the services the lodge had available and what to do when we got there and eventually left. I asked about needing to provide washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. which Jon emailed to say were provided along with a few basic necessities.
The lodge itself is a beautiful wooden cabin with all mod cons and finished to a very high spec and comfort level; we wanted to live there! We were a family of six adults with plenty of room for us all. Upstairs lounge had great views and the hot tub was a perfect way to finish the day.
The drive from Keflavik airport was about 1.5 hours through the tunnel and, as with other reviewers, we too drove past the lodge driveway the first time (maybe a larger sign?)
Thank you, we plan on seeing you again!

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Liked best: Home away from home!
Liked least: The small sign!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Oct 2016
I'm really happy to hear you plan to visit Brekka again. Proves two things: Firstly, it's good to be there. Secondly, you want to reuse the acquired knowledge where to turn off for the driveway:-).
Indeed, the reason for why we don't have a bigger sign for to point out the driveway for Brekka, is that our vacation cottage is just one among some other cottages, which are not for rent -just privately owned and run. We don't want it to look like it's all ours with an oversized sign.
Many thanks for your nice -and promising- review.
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spicegirl...
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Would stay here again”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Could not ask for a better view. Everything was just as we thought it would be. Felt like home!
We even arrived early (exhausted) and he let us in early.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The towels! I am spoiled and like large soft towels. They were small & little stiff
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
28 Oct 2016
Good to hear you feel like I do about this place:-) Many thanks for the review.
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