Our family of four (two adults and two kids ages 8 and 11) stayed in four places during our trip to Iceland. The location was convenient for Golden Circle activities North of Eyrrarbakki and trip to Westman Islands. We then continued to Vik and Ice Lagoon.
This lodging was my boys' favorite. The house is bright and modern and well laid out. It has ample closet space in each bedroom. Each bedroom, living room, and bathroom has it own heating zone, so you can have warm floors and warm bathroom but regulate the temperature in each bedroom to your liking.
The washer and dryer are small (1/3 to 1/2 the standard load) but very convenient.
There are some basic condiments and left over pastas, sauces, and cooking oils from prior guests in the kitchen, which can be very handy if you are planning to cook.
Blackout curtains are in each bedroom. Water does not have sulfur smell.
Sheets and bedding is new and very clean but warm, so we had to pull the comforters out and use duvets only during hot days.
The owner is wonderful and very attentive.
The restaurant (Red House) in Eyrrarbakki is great. Lamb dinner and lobster pasta were wonderful. Make sure you make reservations. See my other reviews for Iceland.
Everyone told me Iceland is expensive, but you don't realize how much until you actually go. Expect to pay $15 for beer, $18-26 for soup, $24-36 for a salad, and $36-76 for a main course. Dinner for two adults and two kids with two kids meals and two beers runs between $210-320. Yeah. Lunch for the same family of four with two kids runs $110-$210 if you can find some cheep lunch place, like cafe or informal bistro. T-shirts are $36, sweatshirts are $72.
Re packing, don't bring jeans or shorts or cotton socks, unless you are just chilling in the city. Make sure you pack wool socks, hiking shoes (no sneakers), fast drying pants, fleece, rain jacket, and maybe one more fast drying layer. Pack deodorizing spray for your hiking shoes unless you bring one pair for each day. Weather is unbelievable: you will be undressing to a T shirt then you will be cold in fleece and rain jacket 5 minutes later. Dressing and undressing all day long. No wonder they say: If you don't like weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes.
This house is gorgeous! Four bedrooms, one bath, huge living room, extremely nice kitchen. Another nice and convenient feature was the washer and dryer room. This location was perfect for exploring south Iceland. The beach was close for walks or just to stroll down the streets of Eyrarbakki. Very lovely little town 6 min from Sellfoss. Ragnar is a wonderful host! We only hope we can visit again soon!
Easy access off roadway 1. Cute seaside village with top notch restaurant. House was very comfortable, clean, with modern kitchen and bath. Very quiet and peaceful. After long days sight-seeing, house was very nice to come back to. Owner was really nice and very informative and helpful. Size able grocery store nearby. I would highly recommend. We would definitely stay there again.
We stayed for 25 days and found the Ecohouse really comfortable. It's spacious, warm and very well designed, with plenty of cupboard and storage space. We slept incredibly well. It's also in a great location: some days we just spent locally, walking along the beach; other days we went further afield. It's only a 10 minute drive to Selfoss and its supermarkets and drive-thru hot dog stand. Ragnar was a very good host, really helpful when we needed help but otherwise unobtrusive. Two tips: a good place to see the Northern Lights is over the bridge at Eyrarbakki and then parking on one of the small tarmac places looking out over the river/estuary. And the cafe next to Kronan supermarket in Selfoss does delicious cakes. Two things that could be improved at the Echouse: most of the time we could only watch DVDs as TV reception seemed to be affected by wind, and two of the main lights were out for our entire stay, making it hard to read when it was dark. But otherwise I would really recommend it.
This was the best house I've stayed in for my whole trip in Iceland. Close to everything, the beds were so comfortable, the water didn't smell like sulfur, no flies, internet was quick and working. The owner himself was easy to work with and the price is great for such a fantastic house!!!
We were the first to rent this house.
Very friendly owner, rather large, well-equipped and clean house with the necessities to care for a family of 5.
Eyrarbakki is a small town with endless beach, well located for visiting other places within one hour's drive.
We had a great vacation on Iceland