Take it from a Ritz lover....This house is absolutely wonderful! Comfortable, great location, beautiful river view, everything you possibly need...plenty of towels, soap, shampoo! Even stocked with lots of food!!! Considerate, kind, lovely owner who responded in less than 5 mins when we couldn’t figure out how to work the tv. Was so sweet he drove us to our restaurant. Felt like home.
Marta House was our favorite accommodation my boyfriend and I stayed at in Iceland! Fully decked out, warm on arrival with beautiful ambient music playing was a perfect way to enter the house.
The Kitchen comes fully stocked, with everything you need to make food (pots, pans, cutlery, wine glasses etc.) Staples are provided (flour, spices, milk, and eggs), plus all the necessities to make coffee or tea.
There are four large sized bedrooms in this house (2 upstairs and 2 on the main). There is enough space to accommodate families or 4 couples, or however many it can hold really. Marta house is a really beautifully built house with a spiral staircase, 6 skylights, 2 living rooms and modern decor.
Absolutely recommend this place to anyone visiting Iceland. Located in Selfoss, Marta house is an ideal location to start or end your day trip from the golden circle. Located in the best location, close enough to the city, yet a relaxed and more natural feel to it as the house itself backs onto a beautiful river.
Will definitely be returning to the Marta House one day!
The best holiday house in any location in the world, including Selfoss ;-).Great amenities including a beautiful fully functional kitchen, a laundry room (washer and dryer). Setup was amazing with quiet bedrooms, great views onto the river, at least 2 living space (ground floor and mezzanine), a giant table to accommodate a big family or groups of friends...
We were welcome with a properly furnished fridge, spices and other ingredients to cook. The owner was lovely and very keen to tell stories on the country, Selfoss, the nearby hot river and the "who is Marta?".
Staying in this home was truly one of the highlights of our vacation to Iceland! To be able to sleep in a turf house and see the northern lights from it is indescribable!
Finnbogi is the most gracious host! He went way above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. He truly treated us like royalty!
Don't let the historical turf house exterior fool you! The inside is a highly sophisticated, beautifully modern decorated home that looks like it's a penthouse in New York City!
We can't say enough about our experience!
Next time, we will book it for even longer! It's not easy to get, so be sure and book it if you see availability.
Turf house was so much fun to stay in. Location is central to Selfoss and the kitchen was amazing and stocked. We wished we had more time to stay and enjoy this home. Rooms were as described and all the beds were comfortable. The house is cozy!