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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

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Mountain Selfoss cabin with fireplace and kitchen

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Selfoss, Southern Region, Iceland
  • This cosy lodge in the middle of nowhere has everything you could want or need. When we…

    Feb 2, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 72 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • On-site parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Kerid Crater - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Thingvellir National Park - 23.9 mi / 38.5 km
  • Skalholt Historical Site - 16.7 mi / 26.8 km
  • Selfoss Church - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km
  • Skalholt Cathedral - 16.8 mi / 27 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

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About this cabin


This is a fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, complementary WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and both dining and sunbathing furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. There is another swimming pool up the road at Hraunborgir, only five km. away from the cabin, with sauna and spa.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees 6000 ISK for half a day in 2019, or approximately $ 58. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, wood for the wood stove,

electricity, basic spices and soap.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife, Soffia, in the summer 2004.

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Kerid Crater - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Thingvellir National Park - 23.9 mi / 38.5 km
  • Skalholt Historical Site - 16.7 mi / 26.8 km
  • Selfoss Church - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km
  • Skalholt Cathedral - 16.8 mi / 27 km
  • Thingvallavatn - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
  • Laugarvatn Fontana - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
  • LA Art Museum - 21.8 mi / 35.1 km
  • Turf House - 22.2 mi / 35.7 km
  • Geothermal park - 22.3 mi / 35.9 km
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Selfoss, Southern Region, Iceland

The manager

Jóhanna and her sisters

Speaks: Norwegian

The cabin

Key facts

  • Cabin (65 sq m)
  • On-site parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart televisions
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's toys
  • Kayak on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Jet-skiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Access to spa tub
  • Water park access


  • Deck
  • BBQ
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Travel cot

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.


  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 12:00 PM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between guest stays.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Also known as

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  • A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá! Cabin
  • A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá! Selfoss
  • A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá! Cabin Selfoss


  • Private host
  • This property is managed by a private host. Private hosts offer properties for booking not as a trade, business, or profession.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. Contactless social distancing is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Þjónustumiðstöð (4 mi) and Minniborgir (7.2 mi).
  • Have fun with activities such as cycling, fishing and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and ecotours. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a water park and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow! Great cabin close to the golden circle area.

    Firstly may i say a big thank you to Johanna and her sisters for allowing us to stay at your amazing cabin in Iceland. We had a great trip all round, also thank you for your welcome gift. We traveled to Iceland from 17th Aug to 21st Aug as a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 x children aged 12 & 7. We found the cabin easy to find and accommodated us very well. The cabin is very well equipped and was clean, cosy and warm thanks to the geothermal heating. It has two good sized bedrooms with a pull out sofa bed in the lounge. The amazing view over the river was a delight in the morning and evenings watching the sun setting. We made it out to most of the sight seeing places in the area, the most memorable being Seljalandsfoss as you can walk behind the waterfall and ate out in many of the local restaurants too. Highly recommend Thrastalundur for breakfast, our kids loved the chocolate waterfall and marshmallows! They also have a small shop there too which is good for milk, bread, fruit etc.. I even tried a bit of fishing in the near by lake at Hestvatn, but failed to catch any trout.. : ( When we next return to Iceland we would happily stay here again if available. The Ramsey Family..

    Lee R., Other trip, Sep 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    My husband and I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasurable vacation for our 20 year anniversary! The sister’s cabin was adorable... exactly as presented on the website! We were very pleased and felt so welcomed! I was also pleasantly surprised at the comfort of the master bed- as someone with back issues, this was wonderful for me! The location of the cabin was private, but also conveniently close enough to food, groceries, etc. Iceland is nothing short of AMAZING and we are so glad we chose this cabin to experience it in! Thanks again!

    Laura W., Other trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent, romantic cabin

    This cabin was so good, I extended my stay twice. The location feels isolated, but close to both the city (Selfoss) and sightseeing attractions (Geysir). The roads are paved and accessible. The interior is extremely comfortable, with all imaginable amenities. The grill, fireplace and hot tub make it an unparalleled place to stay, and looking at the Northern Lights from the hot tub was icing on the cake. I fully recommend!

    Maxim S., Other trip, Apr 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Could not have hoped for more!

    Staying this past week in the cabin could not have been better. Johanna's kindness, helpfulness, and flexibility before our trip (WOW Air canceling our tickets from USA the day before departure), was just the beginning of a great experience! All of the directions were perfect in helping us locate the cabin, and when we walked inside, we immediately felt welcomed and knew that we were in a place created with love. The wine and 3 glasses on the table was unexpected, and truly extraordinary. Everything we needed was there for cooking, grilling, relaxing, and having a fire. We loved reading the story of the girls' father. What a special man he must have been! I have stayed in many beautiful homes throughout my travels, but there was a special warmth in this one that went beyond the actual geothermal heat in the wood floors. We feel very fortunate to have experienced the beauty of Iceland and the loving comfort of this incredible cabin. Oh, and did I mention that we also had a visit from the Aurora Borealis? Absolutely lovely stay!

    Beth E., Other trip, Apr 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    10th wedding anniversary

    We liked staying at the cabin very much with it being our 10th Anniversary. We would enjoy a trip there again during the winter months.

    Asmaa B., Other trip, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A Magical Place

    There are not enough adjectives to describe the tranquil, beautiful, magical setting and location of the White River cabin. We enjoyed every aspect including the view, the wildlife, the the history of the family, the comfortable beds, the well stocked kitchen, the wood stove, and the hot tub. Johanna and her sisters left us a treat for our birthday, very thoughtful. I recommend this place for anyone looking to enjoy a place in the country.

    Lynn D., Other trip, May 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Central Location

    The cabin was a super convenient location for exploring the southern coast of Iceland and for the sights north of the cabin on the Golden Circle! Cute, cozy cabin with an awesome deck. Comfy beds, even the pull out couch! We called it home for three nights!

    Nancy H., Other trip, Aug 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A lovely cozy vacation for our family

    This cabin is everything you need to enjoy the beauty of Iceland. My family and I had such a relaxing time. It was one of our best vacations ever. The cabin is comfortable, cozy and in the perfect location! The hot tub is a dream after a day of sightseeing. Everything was, well, perfect.

    Cecilia W., Other trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfection for relaxing !

    Will come back again ASAP!!!!!

    Benoit G., Other trip, Dec 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A little piece of heaven!

    The sisters were more than helpful with every question that I had. The cabin is cozy and perfect. The beds are comfortable and there are no words to describe the view. Everything that you would want to do on the Golden Circle is all within a one hour drive. They also left us a bottle of champagne which was really sweet! I was outside on that porch all hours of day and night. It’s so peaceful!

    Stacy H., Other trip, Sep 26, 2019

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