"5 stars are not enough. The location was exactly what we were looking for in choosing to stay in West Iceland: beautiful, scenic, and peaceful. The cabin is well-appointed for being a perfectly cozy home base and the stove kept the place plenty warm. The mountains behind the property were coated in snow, making for a gorgeous backdrop and on top of everything, we got to enjoy the Northern Lights from the front porch, all to ourselves. Thank you Kristján for providing such an amazing experience!"Kristján’s was great! Lots of great information (we bought some fresh salmon and fresh bread) places to buy local food. Perfect directions to the small house on top of the hill. Wish we could have stayed longer. It was had to leave and go exploring...just to cozy sitting and looking out the window!!! And what a view...I swear it's like the valley is a river for the Northern Lights!! They flowed down the valley right out to the ocean. Words can't describe the lights that swirled and dance above us light a portal to another (URL HIDDEN) cool! But really....a nice place..try to spend a few nights on your trip and just relax at this place. We are glad we did!!!"
4 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath
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According to CNN Travel, West Iceland is one of 17 best places to visit in 2017. Kolsstaðir is located only 125 km (75 mi) from Reykjavík on a remote mountain hill, 200 m. (660ft) above sea level.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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Stacey User Profile
November 2017
I could go off about being greeted by Icelandic horses or seeing the Aurora Borealis or how romantic and peaceful the space is or how easy it is to communicate with Kristjan but instead I will just say that in my world travels, this is the most aptly named place we've ever stayed…

Becki User Profile
November 2017
This cottage has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay. Kristján has included many thoughtful touches and as a guide he offers many wonderful suggestions for how to explore and enjoy the area. The horses and the northern lights were incredible bonuses! Will defi…

Sandy User Profile
October 2017
This location is not for everyone – the howling wind and isolation might scare some people – but we photographers in our 60s loved Kolsstadir in every way. Many places were closed in October but it was OK; the landscape was open. We took the advice of some previous reviewers and …

Marshall User Profile
October 2017
This house is perfect in every way you could possibly want. Very, very homey, cozy, peaceful and inviting. You feel welcome and at home as soon as you enter the door. The fully equipped kitchen was an added bonus, as was the great music CD collection! We discovered some new m…

Christine User Profile
October 2017
This was our second visit here, after such a magical stay in 2016 we knew we wanted to come back to Iceland and so we planned our trip around this piece of heaven. Again it was truly magical, we saw the northern lights again for 3 nights in a row, we enjoyed both the seclusion of…

Jason And Melisa User Profile
October 2017
A true hidden gem in Iceland. Sweeping views of the mountainside and valley with horses wandering nearby all contributed to the escape we had been looking for. The isolated location was exactly what we were in the market for. After an excursion out on the peninsula or a day trip…

Ian User Profile
October 2017
If you are lucky enough to find this place with availability. Don’t think twice, book it!

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Kristján User Profile
Graphic Designer, Photographer, Guide, Location Scout and a and Nature preservation enthusiaist
Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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