House I in category D: Sleeps up to six people in one master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, each with two beds. Large patio with a barbecue and a hot tub. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry with all appliances and utensils. Hardwood floors, heated tile floors in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, radio and CD player.
House II in category C: Sleeps up to six people in one master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, each with two beds. Patio with a barbecue. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry with all appliances and utensils. TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, radio and CD player.
Guests prepare their own meals. The nearest restaurants are in the town of Hafnarfjörður (8 km / 5 mi).
Service and recreation
Hliðsnes has a playground for children, and there are beautiful hiking trails in the surroundings. Clear winter nights bring starlit skies and breath-taking northern lights. Books about birds and the night sky are provided. Horses graze in the fields nearby, often with newborn foals in the summer. Hliðsnes is a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 40 species in the area, 25 of which also nest here. Hliðsnes is just a 10-minute drive to the nearest shops and a 20-minute drive to downtown Reykjavík. There are good 18-hole golf courses nearby in Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær and Reykjavík. There is also the fantastic Álftaneslaug geothermal swimming pool, with a large water slide, hot tubs, sauna and steam bath, just 5 minutes away by car or 30 minutes on foot.
Tranquillity in the capital area and sightseeing around southwest Iceland
Hliðsnes is an ideal place for anyone who wants to spend a few days enjoying Reykjavík’s attractions but would prefer to stay a little bit outside the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s also an excellent base for sightseeing tours around southwest Iceland and day tours around Reykjanes peninsula, with attractions including the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, the town of Grindavík, and from there along the south coast of the peninsula to Krýsuvík. It is also less than an hour’s drive to Þingvellir National Park and 1.5 hours to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area, all must-sees for any visitor to Iceland.
Host: Þór Saari.