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Isolated lakeside house, view of glaciers & volcanoes, good for day trips - new!

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Family-friendly Selfoss holiday home with kitchen, patio

  • Free WiFi
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Selfoss, Southern Region, Iceland
  • What a fantastic cabin! The photos are spot-on and previous reviews are very accurate.…

    Dec 4, 2018

  • Herrukot is in an excellent location for touring the highlights of the south of Iceland.…

    Mar 11, 2019

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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
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • On-site parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Tre Og List - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km
  • Hella Golf Course - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Selfoss Church - 17.9 mi / 28.8 km
  • Lava Centre - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Single Beds

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About this home

Herrukot, our holiday home built in 2015, is located in a gorgeous isolated location right on the lakeside. The house contains two separate bedrooms, each with very comfortable beds that are 90x200 cm in size, a bathroom with a floor-level shower, underfloor heating throughout the house, living/dining room with a pull-out sofa bed for two, and a completely equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, a ceramic-top stove (4 hobs), and an oven. With a floor area of 66 sq.m, it offers a relaxing vacation. Wi-Fi is available at no cost, as well as bed linen, bath towels, and dish towels. The icing on the cake is the 60-sq.m wooden terrace with its own hot tub and a fantastic view of the lake, mountains, and the Hekla Volcano. The house is somewhat isolated, though because of its ideal location in the Southern Region, it is great for winter stays. The Northern Lights are a completely different experience as there are no lights from nearby houses. Our farmhouse is just 400 m away, you can certainly ride out from our farm. We're happy to help if you have any questions about your vacation. We have plenty vacation planning tips! We put a major focus on ensuring that your individual wishes are fulfilled, and are happy to help plan your excursions!

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Tre Og List - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km
  • Hella Golf Course - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Selfoss Church - 17.9 mi / 28.8 km
  • Lava Centre - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km
  • Saga Centre - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km
  • Turf House - 21.8 mi / 35.2 km
  • LA Art Museum - 25.3 mi / 40.7 km
  • Geothermal park - 25.7 mi / 41.4 km
  • Hveragerdi Church - 25.9 mi / 41.7 km
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Selfoss, Southern Region, Iceland

The manager

Renate Hannemann

Speaks: English, German

The home

Key facts

  • Holiday home (65 sq m)
  • On-site parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 single beds
  • Other sleeping area one - 1 sofa bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 jetted bathtub and 1 toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Access to spa tub


  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Travel cot

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

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.

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


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

    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector 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.

Also known as

  • Isolated Lakeside View Glaciers Volcanoes Good day Trips New


  • 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.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Grillskálinn Landvegamót (8 mi).
  • Have fun with activities such as fishing, hiking and horse riding, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching and ecotours. Relax in the hot tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good



    Philip P., Other trip, Jan 19, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing the views are breath taking.

    The house is perfect the views out of this world. Everything you need is there waiting for you. Will defiantly be returning. Nothing is to far away with a car. Beautiful location on a beautiful island.

    Liam E., Other trip, Feb 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brilliant house! Outstanding views and so easy to get to!

    All reviews above are correct and true and the reason we went. Would defiantly go back! Best way to spend Christmas so romantic. Easy to travel around see waterfalls, the krator and secret lagoon is a must. Views from hot tub over lake are spectacular. If you are considering traveling iceland this house is a must

    Georgia M., Other trip, Dec 28, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful getaway

    Lovely chalet in a scenic secluded location, but only a couple of miles from the main highway. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, easy for day trips to all the waterfalls and scenery points on the Golden Circle. The house has lovely underfloor (geothermal) heating making it really cosy and the hot tub (also geothermal) is a perfect place to relax. Well equipped kitchen, two twin bedrooms and a comfy living room with views across the lake to the surrounding hills and (on a clear day) to Hekla. No light pollution so clear skies means stunning stars and a good chance of aurora.

    Chris S., Other trip, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I could stay here 1000 times!

    Love this place. Perfect location for the golden circle. Nice and secluded away from the masses with great vehicular access. Love love love.

    Matthew H., Other trip, Nov 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent cottage in a beautiful location

    Renate's cottage really made our trip, it is a beautiful place to stay. The house was clean, tidy and very welcoming. We visited in winter and the house was always warm to come home to, the hot tub also was wonderful and definitely warm enough to completely relax in. The kitchen is well equipped and there were a few store cupboard essentials. There are plenty of Iceland guidebooks and games in the living room to keep you entertained. Renate was always very friendly and came to our rescue immediately when the driveway was blocked by snow... she and her husband came out to clear it and kept checking it was passable for the rest of our stay. Would highly recommend staying here, we would love to come back one day soon!

    Deborah S., Other trip, Mar 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very peaceful location, perfect for a peaceful getaway

    Amazing lakeside location ideal for viewing the northern lights. Great house regardless of the weather as underfloor heating keeps it very warm! All facilities for cooking provided. Hot tub makes it that extra bit special.

    James B., Other trip, Mar 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breathtakingly Beautiful! One of the highlights of our trip!

    This is the real deal! I wish we could have stayed a month here! Clean, secluded yet close to the golden circle, selfoss, Hella, even a day trip to Diamond beach is not out of question. Secluded, quiet, located on a lake with few people around. You wake to breathtaking scenery. You go to bed with only the wind and the stars and moon to put you to sleep at night. The home is super insulated fully furnished with a hot tub ready when you are. If this house is not rented every night people are missing out.

    Mike H., Other trip, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to Golden Circle

    House was just as shown and was very comfortable. Close to the golden circle and made a great end of the day retreat. Hot tub worked perfectly and the quiet surroundings and view of the lake made our stay very enjoyable. Would definitely stay again.

    Other trip, Apr 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay in Iceland

    We stayed there in March, in winter season. The property is very isolated, clean, and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay there and the hosts were wonderful and helpful as we had to rearrange our stay due. We hope to be back again in the summer.

    Lukasz R., Other trip, Mar 15, 2020

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