We were more than impressed with the style, comfort and cleanliness of this inviting cabin by the river. The views were impressive and we spent long twilight hours sitting on the deck watching the birds fly across the open landscape and listening to the water rushing along just several hundred yards away. The cabin is centrally located in the golden circle and using the interactive map so kindly provided by our hosts we were able to visit a number of the attractions that Iceland is famous for. While we did eat out once or twice, the proximity to Selfoss made it easy for us to pick up groceries and the cabin kitchen was well-equipped allowing us to make some wonderful meals at home. All in all, a place we'd love to visit again.
I cannot say enough good things about this property. You will love the view, as well the peacefulness and solitude. At night, we enjoyed sleeping to the sound of the river. The location is central to many beautiful Icelandic sites and fairly close to the grocery store. It was nice to be able to cook many of our meals and save money for some of the excursions. The owner was more than accommodating when there was a misunderstanding about the rental. I would also be remise if I did not comment on the cleanliness of this home and how nice the individual was who met us to provide us with the key. The owner also goes out of her way to provide you with valuable information that will help you plan your trip.
I would like to echo what past reviewers have written about this cottage - FABULOUS !
The accommodations are top rate and even nicer then then the photos. Much attention has been given to the design and furnishings of the cottage.
The owners are very organized , responsive and provide excellent directions and information . We found the location ideal to visit the attractions in the area.
As others said, eating out is expensive by N.American standards but there is very good grocery shopping in Selfoss - not too far away - and the cottage has everything you need to prepare a fine meal.
Many thanks Sigridur and Arni for a rememberable vacation.
We were excited to stay at Riverfront Cottage before our arrival in Iceland due to the great reviews and pictures online. However, our expectations were high and I was ready to be mildly disappointed. This was not the case, and on arrival all 5 of us were amazed at what a great place we were going to be staying in for the coming week!
The cottage is set in a perfect location beside a huge river and although there are other properties around, we still felt very remote and secluded. Supermarkets are close by and other smaller shops for food are easily accessible. (You are also only 10 minutes away from Friðheimar here, so there is no excuse not to go for a meal!)
We did not rent out the additional guest house. However the main house was more than enough for 5 of us. Two of the three bedrooms are on the smaller side, with one lacking storage options. However this was more than made up for by the spacious main living area.
Being able to walk out onto the patio and down to the river was a dream. The hot tub worked well and fit 5 adults in, however more would have been a squeeze.
Visiting at the time of year we did was perfect. With a full 24 hours of light, we were able to access many locations from the cottage by car and make the most of our week in Iceland. Sitting up late at 'night' either in the living area looking out the glass front, or out on the patio were moments we will remember for a while.
Would love to visit again when possible!
Thankyou Sigridur and Arni for making our trip extra special.
Just had a fabulous short stay in this wonderful house which literally made us say Wow when we walked in. A beautiful and thoughtfully designed house which made us want to come back home every evening to be in it! Everything was immaculately clean and beautifully presented. Restful neutrals and interesting books and art complete the pleasure. Also small supplies like washing up liquid, salt, herbs, oils were left for our use which was so useful.
Perfect location and helpful owner. We feel privileged to have experienced this place. Really hope we can come back sometime and discover more of Iceland.
We have stayed at many vacation rentals and I would say this ranks as one of the best. It met or exceeded every expectation. When we schedule our next trip to Iceland, we will schedule it around our ability to stay at the Riverfront Cottage. I can't speak more highly of this accommodation and the support we received from Sigridur. We were within minutes of all Gold Circle attractions and a short drive from several grocery stores. The kitchen is well equipped. We "ate-in" and cooked several meals at the cottage - avoiding the price of restaurants. The river and waterfall Dynjandi were breath taking and a short hike from the front door of the cottage. My wife and I occupied the one-bedroom guest house while our adult children and their spouses stayed in the cottage. Great arrangement to give each couple space and privacy. Staying at the Riverfront Cottage will be one of many great experiences and memories we will take away from Iceland.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay while you explore this great island then don't hesitate, book Riverfront cottage. Modern,warm,spacious home from home. We could have stayed in all week we loved it so much. Great location and after a full day exploring to come home to such a lovely place helped make the holiday. Seven of us stayed and not once did we feel on top of one another. The owner is very welcoming and did his best to make sure that not only did we enjoy our stay in the cottage but suggested places of interest and advice in seeing the northern lights. We saw them 4 nights two of which were in the skies above the cottage. Great holiday. We will be back here that's for sure. Thanks Sigridur.