Hlidsnes House is fully furnished with all neccessary amenities and many more and sleeps up to six persons in three bedrooms, one master bedroom (180x200 cm bed) and two smaller rooms with two beds each (90x200 cm beds). Crip available. Ready made beds and towels are included. It has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room with all appliances and utensils. Hardwood floors, heated tile floors in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. TV, DVD, Wireless Internet, Radio, CD player and LP/Record player. By the house is a large patio with a barbecue, outdoor table and chairs. Hot tub/Jacuzzi and a playground for children and is fully equipped with the complete comfort of the guests in mind.
Hlidsnes House is also an excellent place for birdwatching as it is situated on the edge of a nesting ground which can be observed either through the windows or from a viewing platform on the patio.
It can also be rented in conjunction with RVK-Horizon's house which is next door and also sleeps six people.
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 is situated on the tip of a narrow peninsula with the ocean on one side and an ocean connected pond on the other. There is a fantastic view in all directions and vivid birdlife with nesting grounds for 25 species and regular sightings of over 40 species. A birdwatchers paradise. There is a beachfront, large empty fields and a playground for children. Nice walks. Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) and starry skies in the wintertime. 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 NationalPark and 1.5 hours to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area, all must-sees for any visitor to Iceland.
Host: Þór Saari.