Holt Lodge

About Holt

In the center of the most famous sights of Iceland. Only 1h and 15‘ from Reykjavik. Midst in the Southern lowlands with an easy access to some of the most impressive sights of Icelandic nature, like Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir.

Tidy and fully equipped house of over 70 square meters ground floor and some 20 square meters on the loft, with 3 nice bedrooms (one double and two singles) and a living room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. A door from the bathroom opens directly up to the hot tub on the terrace. Space for relaxation in a cosy room upstairs, also three extra beds if needed. Thus the house can sleep up to 7 people. A spacious terrace is around the house, offering a great view over the beautiful and naturally grown property, just as well as on the remote landscape –with a view to 5 glaciers! The geothermal floor heating makes a warm welcome at day and night, summer and winter.

You have a very good access to all kinds of activities in the neighborhood, horse riding, trout or salmon angling, golfing, river rafting, mountain trail exploring and snow mobile riding, not to forget the numerous hiking and bathing possibilities. In Reykjavik, only a good hour away, you would also have the chance on whale watching and deep sea fishing, ideal for your self catering! If you wish to go out dining, there‘s a good restaurant called „Lindin“ at village „Laugarvatn“, also the neighbored farm restaurant „Efsti-Dalur“ with self farmed products, or the restaurant Mika at the very close village Reykholt. Also at Reykholt you have the unique food experience at the tomato-greenhouse „Friðheimar“ (open early afternoon). Then further down south there‘s the Café at „Þrastarlundur, beautifully located by the bridge across the river Sog.

Heading up North or to the Westfjords? We also run the beautiful "Hamragil" lodge close by the town Akureyri up North, and "Tvera" lodge at the south coast of the Westfjords. We also have "Brekka Lodge" in Hvalfjord just north of Reykjavik.

If booked for more than 6 people, a surcharge of €30 per person per night will apply.


Nearby Attractions

Geysir and Gullfoss

To get to these world famous sights you turn left on the Rd 35 which takes you to there in approximately 20 minutes. Once you are at Geysir you have Gullfoss in only 10 km distance.


Snowmobile ride on Glacier Langjökull.

Coming on to the Rd F35 by passing Gullfoss, in about 25 km on the top of the pass „Blafellshals" you see a snow scooter sign pointing to the left (West). Here at Langjökull two companies are operating, www.mountaineers.is and www.snowmobile.is


Hveravellir and/or Kerlingarfjöll (Summer only)

Passing Gullfoss you would drive about 2 hours to be either at the beautiful hot spring area Hveravellir, midst among the glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull, or you would turn right (East) to the mountain group Kerlingarfjöll, which is THE new outdooring and hiking area in Iceland.


River Rafting and Jet Boats on the river Hvítá (Summer only)

You‘ll get information and tickets for Jet Boats at the restaurant Mika in the village Reykholt (http://www.icelandriverjet.com/) but for river rafting you take left on to Rd 35, and in a few kilometers you turn right onto Rd 359. In about 2 km you turn left on Rd 358 and drive to the Farm „Drumboddsstaðir" (Drumbó). Thats where the fun begins! See: http://www.arcticrafting.com/.


Village Fludir and the Secret Lagoon

Flúðir is nice & small village, utilizing the geothermal energy for industry and agri-/horticulture. But foremost there is the "Secret Lagoon" an old natural swimming pool that recently has been rebuilt, and has become a great success. www.secretlagoon.is. Great in summer, gorgeous in winter. Take left on to Rd 35, and in a few kilometers you turn right onto Rd 359 to Flúðir. Also there's a golf course at Fluðir. While driving to Rd. 359 you pass the very close by village Reykholt, having a nice little grocery store (Bjarnabúð), a restaurant-pub (Mika) and the unique Greenhouse restaurant Friðheimar, famous for it's soup of self grown tomatoes, www.fridheimar.is.


Skalholt

This site of the former bishopric is one of the most remarkable places in Iceland for history and culture, apart of possessing the most beautiful church in Iceland, not to forget the unique acustic. You turn right on the Rd 35 and in a few kilometers left on Rd 31. In 3 km you're at Skalholt. www.skalholt.is - look up for musical events there.


Thjorsardalur (Þjórsárdalur – partly accessible only in summer)

This area is teeming with beautiful sights. The most beautiful waterfalls Hjalparfoss and Haifoss, the „oasis" Gjain (The Gorge), the excavated medievel Farm Stöng, buried by pumice of an eruption of the volcano Mt. Hekla in AD 1104, having a the replica of it further down the valley (Þjóðveldisbærinn). It would be ideal to make a round tour on such a day by taking the Rd 26 to the right (south) and come back by the Road #1.


Landmannalaugar (only in summer, 4x4 needed)

Landmannalaugar is the gem of the Southern highland with an incredible colourfulness and the famous geothermal nature pool. Passing Thjorsardalur and driving on, to the hydro powerplant of Sigalda, brings you to the start of the 25 km long trail, Rd 208 to Landmannalaugar. Given, you're driving a 4x4, you could take the F225 back to Rd. 26 and drive back through Thjorsardalur or drive South to the Rd #1.


Thorsmork and Westman Islands (only summer, Thorsmork only accessible with a real 4x4)

Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is a glaciel valley just behind the famous glacier-volcano Eyjafjallajökull. This site is for many people considered as one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland, probably stimulated by the excitement of crossing many unabridged rivers on the way to there. Form Holt you turn right on the Rd 35 via Skalholt and Laugaras to the Rd. #1. Here you turn left (East) and in about forty minutes you are at the turn-off to right to the ferry over to the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar – approximately 5 times a day). Or you cross the river Markarfljót and turn left to Thorsmork, passing the legendary waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind.


Þingvellir and village Laugarvatn

Thingvellir (Þingvellir) is probably the most interesting place in Iceland from historical-, geological- and aesthetical point of view. It is the first site in Iceland to receive the UNESCO's World Culture Heritage nomination, apart from being the first National Park of Iceland. Laugarvatn is a small school village on the way to Thingvellir, beautifully sited and offering a great spa called Fontana, plus an outstanding restaurant „Lindin" (The Spring). Coming from the homerun for Holt you turn left onto Rd 355, left again on Rd 37 leading you through Laugarvatn, and then right on the Rd 365 leading you to Thingvellir. A roundtour on the scenic road of lake Þingvallavatn is highly recommended.


More information on http://www.infoiceland.is/nature-attractions.html, and www.weather.is for weather forecast and www.road.is for road conditions in winter.


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  • Bedrooms: 3 (Double Beds x2, Single Beds x2)
  • Bathrooms: 1 Family Bathroom
  • Sleeps: 6 - 8
  • Check In: 16:00
  • Check Out: 11:00
  • Nearest Groceries: 3KM
  • Nearest Airport: KEF 130KM
  • Luxuries: Quality cottage with Open Space and Great Views. Floor Heating & Internet Access.
  • Utilities: Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine + More
  • Provided: Linen, Towels
  • Access: Parking
  • Outdoor: Deck Area, Private Garden, BBQ & Hot Tub with geothermal water.



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Fagrabrekka v/ Vatnsenda
IS-203 Kópavogur, Iceland

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