50 Sqm. Excellent for 4-5 people, one bedroom, great volcano view
- english, Danish, Icelandic
About Erla Birgisdóttir
We are Erling Magnússon and Erla Birgisdóttir. We are a married couple of 37 years, parents of four daughters and grandparents of twelve wonderful children. Erling grew up in the area of our summer house, Föðurland, in a place called Kirkjulækjarkot. The land was originally given to him by his father who was a farmer in the area. That is were the name Föðurland comes from (e. Father's land). We have traveled a lot both in Iceland and abroad. We love our stunning amazing country and want everyone to be able to have the opportunity to come and visit and stay in our lovely country house.
Erla Birgisdóttir purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Erla Birgisdóttir chose Rangárþing eystra
Our property is very well located. It is placed right next to a well known heritage of the Icelandic Saga Brennu-Njáls saga. In addition to that the location offers a great variety of sightseeing in the area. Eyjafjallajökull the volcano is only 20 km away in line of sight, as well as Hekla and Katla the big volcanoes which are also short distance. There is also a variety of beautiful waterfalls in the area, for example, Seljalandsfoss which you can easily walk behind and Skógarfoss, one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. There is also a great possibility to do daytrips to Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, and the amazing Jökulsárlón. Another daytrip could be done to the Golden circle to see the famous hot spring Geysir and waterfall Gullfoss, or the Westman Islands south of the coast line which is not far away and also to Þórsmörk, a stunning place about 50 km away. Iceland is also rich of natural hot pools, one of the best known is Landamannalaugar which are located relatively close to the cottage and can easily be visited while staying there - a good day trip. For sport fishing there is a good salmon river next to the cottage. Please contact owner in good advance if you are interested in fishing. We also recommend this website for anglers: www.mudshark.is A little company who offers day trips for mudshark fishing. In addition to the great location, the nearby area is very quiet and nice to be in. Wake up to birds singing everywhere on summer mornings or sit by the fire in the evening. It all adds up to make your stay as comfy and cozy as possible.
What makes this Cottage unique
After a long day's travel it is very nice to come back to the cottage, sit outside at the deck and enjoy the stillness, listen to the birds sing, and experience either the well known Icelandic long and bright summer nights or the Northern Lights during the wintertime. During wintertime the fireplace also brings specially cozy feelings inside the cottage after watching northern lights for example.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We took the hosts offer of a tour. It was worth EVERY dollar and more! Saw sites we NEVER would have on our own. Erling was informative, knowledgeable and a really nice guy! Plus he’s a great driver!
The property was close enough to town where there’s a grocery store, liquor store and a few restaurants.
It is a wonderful experience for our family to stay at Erla’s House, beautiful, cozy exactly like home. Also her house is closed to Foss, Westman Islands and lava center. Erla provides all the information in detail. She is marvelous. Thank you.
Lovely cottage in Iceland
Lovely little cottage in a not so far out of the way place in a beautiful part of Iceland. Well equipped and comfortable. Comfortable queen bed in room with a bunk bed for the kids. Erla was great to communicate with and sent loads of info BEFORE we arrived. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Idyllic cabin in Southern Iceland
Wonderful cabin with beautiful views of mountains, a glacier, and a volcano. Perfect place for my husband and I to spend a few days exploring the area.
This cabin is in such a peaceful location. Fairly easy to find with the extra directions of the owners. On the day we arrived to Iceland there was a storm and Erla contacted me to advise me of the storm and recommended that we drive straight over, that the cabin would be available early for us. It is only a few miles from a gas station which I found is very important as they are few and far between. We found the cabin to be cozy and perfect for 2 people with everything thing we needed inside. The furniture seemed a little big for the space and probably could have done without some of it. It is probably a beautiful property during the summer as well. I would definitely stay here should I return to the area. Thank You!
Cabin was most peaceful and cozy!
Thanks so much for the Powerful information provided it help to make her stay more enjoyable… For example grocery shopping at the bonus store… And cooking on the grill was a real positive!