About this listing
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.
Remote & unspoiled nature in the mountains of west Iceland.
Only 125 km (75 mi) from Reykjavík, Kolsstaðir is located over 200 m above sea level,on more than 500 acres of unspoiled nature, surrounded by mountains, remote valleys, horses (part of the year) and foxes rarely seen. Trekking routs in all directions for your private encounter. Kolsstaðir is Ideal for hiking, meditating, outdoor- and artistic activities.
Due to Kolsstaðir high location (200m/660ft above sea level), it has a magnificent view out to the ocean and into the mountain valleys where horses and sheep roam all summer. Occasionally the arctic fox can be seen and often heard. It takes around 15 minutes to drive to Budardalur, a small village where you can shop all necessities.
Though newly built, it is designed in the old Icelandic cottage style, but with a modern wood stove and a well equipped kitchen. Kolsstaðir is a 30 square meters in size. The ground floor is a single space with a sleeping sofa and upstairs a 20 square meters sleeping attic with 4 beds. It has a modern wood stove that can be lit in the evening. There is a hot shower in the cellar and a great thermal swimming pool and stone tub at Laugar, Sælingsdal (30 km/18 mi) - there you can also access a remade stone pool from the viking era, open 24h, free of charge. (see photos).
Guests can arrive when they like after 15:00.
A 4WD vehicle is necessary to get to Kolsstaðir during the winter.
We recommend a visit to the seashore nearby for birdwatching and occasional seal - and to Erpstadir farm that produce their own dairy products as well as a tour around Snæfellsnes and other see worthy places in the west. See (URL HIDDEN)
Some sightseeing can be done when driving to or from or towards Kolsstaðir from Reykjavik (See guidebook and (URL HIDDEN)
Good Paved roads most of the way. (Road 1) except for 3km (2 miles) gravel road.
Kolsstaðir is a 30 square meters in size and with 20 square meters sleeping attic with 3 beds and one mattress. Down stairs there is a sleeping sofa. Though newly built, it is designed in old Icelandic cottage style with a modern fire stove and a new well equipped kitchen. There is a OPEN WIFI Internet connection. A shower facility is based in the cellar and good swimming pool can be found at Laugar, Sælingsdal (30 km/18 mi away). There you will also find a gethermal pool made the same way as during viking age open 24/7, free of charge.
Interaction with guests
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Other things to note
It's a short distance up to the mountain of Kolsstaðir where there is a view to all directions. Forget the Bucket list and observe the stones in your path, the flowers at the roadside and the landscape surrounding you...
Please do not smoke inside.
Do not put anything on the wood burning stove.
The kitchen tables are wooden so don't leave anything wet on the them and don't cut anything directly on them.
Please remove bed covers before you leave.
Leave the outdoor lights on when you leave. (Winter)
Close the gate near the house when you are away and during the night. Otherwise the sheep will come and finish of the trees that have taken years to grow,
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.