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Burfell mountain as the backdrop Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
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Seen from the gate
Burfell mountain as the backdrop
Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
View from the hill
Northern lighs over Burfell mountain, December 2013
December 2012 - in the morning
Main entrance at the back
River and mountain view from the hotpot
Winter by lake Alftavatn.
Hot pot with massage
Mountain view from the kitchen window
Lake Alftavatn and mountains in the vicinity, 30 min. walk.
Living room
Kitchen fully equipped
Master bedroom with great view
Bathroom, with big shower, washing machine and dryer
Bedroom downstairs beside masterbedroom. Great view.
Sleeping upstairs.
Sleeping in the guesthouse with 1/2 bathroom with toilet and sink.
Washing (8kg), Dryer (9kg)
Play area upstairs.  Video,dvd, playstation.
On the way (3 min. from Selfoss town) Volcano Hekla in the background (45 min. drive)
Heading towards the Cedar log cabin (3 min. from Selfoss town).  Mountain Burfell in the background (2 min drive from...
Aurora thunderstorm at Thingvellir National Park,  10- 15 minutes drive
All shades of green
Thingvellir National Park autumn (15 min drive)
Blafjoll ski area, 35 minutes drive
Perfect location, near to Reykjavik (40 min. drive)
Beautiful northern lights
Boat trips at Ulfljotsvatn (Scouts) and Stokkseyri (15 minutes drive)
Unique Thingvellir National Park nearby 10 minutes drive.
Vestmanna Islands,  a great day tour with a ferry. ( 1hour drivce to the ferry plus 20 min sailing)
Thingvellir National Park, winter wonderland
Landmannalaugar for a day trip (2 hours 20 min. drive)
Dyrholaey close to Vík  (1 1/2 hour drive)
Þórsmörk (1 1/2 hour)
Icelandic coastline (20 minutes drive) Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki, Thorlakshofn
Seljalandsfoss, 1 hour drive.
RiverJet on the River Hvita close to Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall (40 min. drive)
Reykjavik winter, 40 min. drive.
Nearby, Lake Alftavatn, 2km. Great walks and jogging options.
The cabins surrounding in winter time.
Freedom unspoilt!
After crossing the bridge from Selfoss, from this turn it is 4 km to the cabin.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Selfoss, South Region

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CelestePe...
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fabulous Home & Scenery”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We traveled to Iceland the first week in November and booked Robert's home in Selfoss. Although we were relatively close to town, it felt like we were in the country with the breathtaking views from every window.

We loved the location as it was near the National Park and several of the Golden Circle attractions (Kerid Crater, Geysir, Gulfoss). We were able to sleep late everyday because the drive was much shorter than staying in Reykjavik.

And the most magical thing of all were the appearance of the Northern Lights the first evening we were there. We loved having the huge wrap-around deck to view the lights from many vantage points.

We had a great stay in Iceland and were very impressed with Robert's communication and manual he provided us on the home prior to our stay.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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LouGoon
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fantastic base for exploring the Golden Circle and South Coast”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

On arriving at the cabin the 6 of us (aged 28-38) we were quite overwhelmed by its charm and location! Robert, the owner, kindly also gritted the steep driveway as it had become quite icy!
The cabin and guesthouse were lovely, cosy and very welcoming, with a nice toasty warmth when we arrived.
During our stay the cabin was more of a place to sleep while we got up early to drive to locations (we basically spent the night there) but we really enjoyed it and couldn't find a fault with it. During winter I would recommend a 4WD to reach it as some of the roads could be quite treacherous, especially at night.
Although Selfoss itself is a little underwhelming, we did enjoy food at the local Grimborger Hotel (approx 1km walk from the cabin) and we were easily able to get grocery supplies (Kronan, Bonus, Netto) in Selfoss should we have needed them.
From start to finish Robert could not have communicated any better and was very helpful during our stay - out toaster didn't work and he replaced it immediately.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend this to fellow visitors to Iceland!

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Liked best: Warmth
Travelling group: Friends
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1218 Grand Saconnex Swiss (Geneva)
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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NigelHoul...
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything you need, tranquil, great views, perfect base for south Iceland”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

After spending a few days in Reykjavik, the cabin was our base or the second half of our holiday. What a great place to stay. Luxurious, warm, quiet, peaceful, Internet for our teenagers, close to the main sights yet out of the way. The hot pot in the evening with a bottle of wine and super views tops it off.

Nigel, Derby, England

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Wendy H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous base to visit all the sights in the Golden Circle”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

Cedar Log Cabin was beautifully situated in a quiet valley a few miles from Selfoss town. There were 7 people in our party (all adults) and there was enough space for us all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to anyone visiting that area of Iceland. It was extremely well situated for visiting all the sites in the Golden Circle. The cabin was very well equipped and provided the perfect base. The information provided by the owner was very comprehensive.

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Liked best: Situation
Liked least: Cleaning the cabin before we left. Holidays and housework don't mix. Would have liked to have the option of paying a bit more and leaving the cleaning to someone else.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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