Lake Thingvellir Cottages

Contact Us   Phone: +354 892 7110 / +354 864 7664    Email: cottages@lakethingvellir.is

 

Accommodation

COMFORTABLE COTTAGES BY LAKE THINGVELLIR  – FULLY EQUIPPED

Four comfortable cottages (36 m2) at Heiðarás by Lake Thingvellir (Thingvallavatn), just a stone’s throw from the Thingvellir National Park – an unmissable place in both winter and summer. Spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, and one of the best places in the vicinity of Reykjavík to enjoy the magnificent Northern Lights on clear winter nights. 

WELCOME TO OUR COMFORTABLE COTTAGES!

The cottages have made-up beds, kitchenette and free internet. Three of the cottages have two bedrooms with made-up beds for four. Two of these also have a small upper bunk for a child. The fourth cottage has one large bedroom for two guests.

The cottages are self-catering.

Children‘s play area.

Open all year.
 

Winter rate (1 September 2015 – 31 May 2016)
ISK 15,350 per night for the cottage + ISK 1,700 per person (one-off fee)

Summer rate (1 June 2016 – 31 August 2016)
ISK 18,500 per night for the cottage + ISK 2,400 per person (one-off fee)

Winter rate (1 September 2016 – 31 May 2017)
ISK 15,350 per night for the cottage + ISK 1,700 per person (one-off fee)

Prices include 11% VAT.

USEFUL INFORMATION

DISTANCES, SERVICES, ACTIVITIES

Þingvellir 6 KM

National Park
Interesting Place
Information Desk
Fishing
Hiking
Camping
Grocery Store

Laugarvatn 34 KM

Restaurant
Grocery Store
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Geothermal Bath

Geysir 65 KM

Hot Springs
Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Hiking
Gas Station

Gullfoss 72 KM

Waterfall
Restaurant
Hotel
Hiking

Friðheimar 59 KM

Restaurant
Horse Shows
Horticulture
Exhibition

Reykholt 59 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool

Blue Lagoon 86 KM

Geothermal Bath
Restaurant
Hotel

Flúðir 70 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Horse Rental

Selfoss 48 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Golf

Hveragerði 57 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Hiking

Nesjavellir 17 KM

Hot Springs
Restaurant
Hotel
Hiking

Mosfellsbær 30 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Horse Rental

Gljúfrasteinn 20 KM

Exhibition

Secret Lagoon 71 KM

Geothermal Bath

KEF Int. Airport 88 KM

International Airport
Restaurant
Hotel
Gas Station
Car Rental

Laxnes 20 KM

Horse Rental

Skálafell 17 KM

Skiing

Reykjavík 45 KM

Grocery Store
Restaurant
Hotel
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Domestic Airport
Car Rental

Húsafell 72 KM

Restaurant
Hotel
Camping
Gas Station
Swimming Pool
Hiking
Glacier Tours

Glymur 56 KM

Waterfall
Hiking

Hvalfjörður 60 KM

Hiking
Restaurant
Farm Visits

EXPLORING THE VICINITY

Heiðarás is an ideal place to spend a few days exploring the area, by car or on foot. And after an enjoyable day out, you can come home to your cosy, welcoming cottage to relax and plan the next day’s adventures!  

We are right on the Golden Circle, the classic route that takes in many outstanding places of natural beauty in southwest Iceland: the Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and the hot springs at Geysir. The capital city, Reykjavík, is in easy reach, as are the Blue Lagoon, Hvalfjörður,  Borgarfjörður, Laugarvatn, Reykholt, Flúðir and the south coast. 

See the Thingvellir National Park website for information on walking routes in the Park. When visiting the Park it is a good idea to start at the Visitor Centre to learn about the nature and history of this iconic place, and see maps of the area. Fishing licences for rod fishing in the lake are sold in the Service Center.

See the Visit South Iceland website for a wealth of information about travel and attractions in the south. The website also includes some practical tips about driving in Iceland – which is rather different from what many of our guests are used to.

The Iceland Farm Holidays website has suggestions for various self-drive tours.

And feel free to contact us for advice about your journey or travel distances. Our telephone numbers are +354 892 7110 and +354 864 7664, email cottages@lakethingvellir.is.

WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS

Icelandic weather is unpredictable, especially in winter, so it‘s a good idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast. See weather information on the Iceland Met Office website.

The roads across the Mosfellsheiði and Lyngdalsheiði moors are cleared of snow every morning in winter as required. But sudden snowfalls can close roads unexpectedly – although this is a rare occurrence in our area. Check out road conditions on the Icelandic Roads Administration website.

The website also offers real-time webcam coverage of many roads. See the Mosfellsheiði and Lyngdalsheiði roads (route 36 and 37). 

Safe Travel

Safe travel

The Safe Travel website provides useful advice about travelling in Iceland all year round. You can also enter details of your travel plan.

THE THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK IS OUR NEIGHBOUR

Thingvellir is an historic site dear to the heart of every Icelander, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alþingi, Iceland‘s parliament, was founded here in 930 AD, and continued to assemble here until 1798. Þingvellir is the site of many major events in Icelandic history, for instance the adoption of the Christian religion around 1000 AD, and the foundation of the modern Republic of Iceland on 17 June 1944. Þingvellir has been a National Park since 1930.  

As remarkable for its nature and geology as for its history, Þingvellir lies at the junction of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and boasts a magnificent volcanic landscape.

Þingvellir is a wonderland for nature-lovers and all who enjoy outdoor life, at all times of year – whether during the long bright summer evenings, in gorgeous autumn colours, or in starry winter nights under the Northern Lights.
 

About Us

A LOCAL FAMILY

Your hosts, Bogga and Kolbeinn, are local people. They are never far away, as they live right next door. The family have lived at Heiðarás since 2008, and Kolbeinn grew up on the neighbouring farm, Heiðarbær. Bogga is a preschool teacher, who now works fulltime in the couple’s tourism business. Kolbeinn is a master machinist who has a contracting business.

The youngsters in the family, Kristrún and Tryggvi, help out with our guests. The younger two, Guðmundur and Hildur, can’t wait to get involved too! We speak English and Danish, as well as Icelandic, of course. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or need advice. Welcome!

Tel.  +354 892 7110 and +354 864 7664
email cottages@lakethingvellir.is.

We look forward to seeing you!

We are here

Lake Thingvellir Cottages are on road 36, only 6 km west of Thingvellir and 45 km east of  Reykjavík.

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