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“Cottage on the fjord”
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Living room, the sofa can be changed into a double sofa bed
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Akranes, West Region

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Renee S
South Boston, Virginia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cottage on the fjord”
Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Very nice place and the owners were very helpful if we needed anything. The tunnel to get there is 1000 Kronos or 8$. If you do not want to pay or go through the tunnel You could go around the fjord but it is much longer. but if the weather is good and roads are not snowy or icy it is a beautiful drive the long way.

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Seethewor...
England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A stunning cottage, for the holiday of a lifetime”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had the most amazing time staying at this cottage, views were stunning cottage was gorgeous and well heated! A fantastic place to view the northern lights (no light pollution) and owner was more than helpful. Good advice to grocery shop first. Fantastic private beech and awesome hotpot on balcony. I couldn't recommend this place enough. If your going to Iceland definitely hire a car and DIY your day trips.

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Liked best: the remote beauty
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Christoph...
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“Only Place To Stay Near Reykjavik”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Stayed here for a couple of days with the missus and loved it. I always pictured myself staying in a remote cottage in a place like Iceland and staying here was perfect. Only a short drive from the city and easily accessible. The owner was extremely helpful the entire stay, especially when we were stuck for car hire. She also stayed up to stupid hours of the night until we arrived safely, Sorry Brynjar :) All in all I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay away from the city with amazing views everywhere you look which are awesome to be experienced whilst relaxing in the hot tub.

*Tips*
You will 100% need a car to get here, however the roads are great and well marked, no risk in commuting to the property. This is a self sustained cottage, Bring your own food like we did not.
Have Fun :)

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: There was nothing I did not like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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Faye9207-
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Stunning place”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Stayed at this beautiful cottage in early January and we were overwhelmed with how stunning both the cottage and the area was. The owners are extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough to help, they were fantastic. The cottage itself is very cozy and has everything you need! The views are incredible and it really is a very peaceful place to stay! And to top it off it is the perfect place to see the northern lights as there is very little light pollution. I would 100% recommend this place!!

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SimpsonSw...
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed here over Christmas and found the house to be really warm and cozy. The house is really well equipped and the hot tub is fantastic on a cold Icelandic day. The house is nice and quiet with lovely views of the fjord and mountains, I would highly recommend it.
Visited geyser and gulfoss, they are just as stunning in the winter as in the summer. Iceland is a stunningly beautiful country and seeing it in the winter is a real treat. The icing on the cake was seeing the northern lights on our last night, I did not want to leave and will definitely be back again.

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leannenuf...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My family (me, my husband and three year old daughter) stayed in the Kalastadir cottage for five nights, and loved every second of it! The cottage itself is lovely-very comfortable and spacious, with everything you could need for a self-catering break (we all particularly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub every evening). Great as it was though, it was really the location that made our trip so brilliant. The farmland on which the cottage is located in Hvallfjord, and the views from the decking are incredible. In fact, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the patio every day, as we would have been happy to stay and stare at the mountains for hours! Also just a five minute walk from the cottage is a small beach, from which we could watch seals and other wildlife-brilliant for a three year old, as you can imagine.

The cottage is about a 90 minute drive from the airport/Blue Lagoon, and 45 minutes from both Reykjavik and Pingvellir, which was excellent-it gave us a chance to see a fair chunk of Iceland's most famous sights, while also allowing us to enjoy the more sparse, peaceful countryside in the evenings. The towns of Akranes and Borgarnes, both of which contain Bonus supermarkets, are also close by.

Brynja and her husband were lovely hosts-they gave us space to enjoy our holiday together, but were also there whenever we needed them (for example: when the outside grill ran out of gas, they replaced it very quickly). We were visited often by their very friendly dogs, which-along with the swing and slide set behind the cottage-absolutely made our daughter's holiday.

I would recommend the cottages at Kalastadir to anybody looking for a peaceful, beautiful location in which to base their stay in Iceland. We certainly hope to return there sooner rather than later!

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Young Children
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ascovell
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent Holiday everything was perfect”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Property was excellent, very clean & tidy, a home from home, peaceful location ideal for viewing northern lights, we were very lucky & had a fantastic display on our first night. Loved our whole experience Iceland is a lovely place to visit a must is to hire a car & explore as much as possible. Can't fault it in anyway would definitely recommend it.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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