$538 / night
Total guests, Nights

Katla House-secluded and remote- in south Iceland – Home 1396091 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Katla House-secluded and remote- in south Iceland – Home 1396091

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 37 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The old farmhouse in Hrífunes approx 180m2 (1937ft2)cozy,newly renovated inside.Perfect for a large family or a group of friends ...The house is fully licensed,certified by the Municipal health authority,Fire Department and the Chief of Police in southern region.

A two level house.

Can accommodate up to 10 adults.A baby crib and a high chair for a baby is available for no extra cost and children‘s cutlery.

Ground level :Spacious kitchen,large adjacent living/dining room and two bedrooms.

Lower floor: three bedrooms,a full bathroom,another bathroom with toilet and basin only and a laundry room.

In south Iceland in the most beautiful surrounding, between Vík(32km) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (37km),within only 2 hours drive you can see the most magnificent places in Iceland.The house is very well situated in the south peninsula.Take a day trip to : Mýrdalsjökull glacier 30km. Lakagígar Crater 81km.Craters of Laki Dyrhólaey 61km.(120m high) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) Skógarfoss 79km.One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).Langisjór Lake 60km.The lake is situated rather far from civilization at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level. Landmannalaugar 70km.A popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's high lands.Seljalandsfoss 73km.One of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland,drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.The boat to Vestmannaeyjar 75km.Eyjafjallajökull 86km.The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.Skaftafell 119km.A preservation area in Öræfi,the landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull) and water.Vatnajökull National park 120km.An area of 8,100 km², Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume (3,100 km³)Jökulsárlón lake 155km. A must see... !! Or explore many of the ice many more beautiful places within 2 hours drive.The house is very well situated in the south peninsula....Many beautiful places that will take your breath away....(Every year,late in august, there´s a major fireworks show right on the Glacier lake for you to enjoy ....mindblowing ! )


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is needed, no trains, airports or public transport nearby.

Interaction with guest

The house is completely self service,self check in and self check out. If needed,we can provide groceries,wine or special personal necessities by request to have at the house prior your arrival.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($468.24) €400.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking facilities outside on terrace. Parents are responsable for young children, the house has stairs that young children might fall in.
No parties allowed or confetti.


About the owner

Dora A.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
26 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
3 reviews

Very Good

“feel good house to explore the south of Iceland”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2016

Katla House is nicely situated in to explore the south coast of Iceland, in comfortable proximity to the road No. 1 but in sufficient distance to be quiet and with a wide view into the land scape. Th… More

“Excellent place but not for very young kids and people with mobility issues”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2015

We fell in love with Katla house when we saw its photos on the bookings website. However, no where was it mentioned that the this beautiful house is built in 2 levels. The kitchen, the sitting area ar… More

Response from the owner Dear Snigdha 0102, thank you and your family for your kind words towards our house. I?m however very sorry that you and your family didn't like the interior and the things that scared you daughter....very sorry. I did trust you had seen all pictures and read all information regarding the house,informing that it is not suited for people with mobility issues for the house is in two levels...children of all ages are also welcome,but of course with parental responsibility and guidance. With that said we would have to change majority of the house to be able to have an upstairs and a downstairs bathroom and we wanted to change as little as possible when we renovated the house,years ago. The stairway is not spiral shaped it�s just an old narrow design in an over 70 yrs old farmhouse. We did however design the smaller WC just for our guests extra comfort for the house can accommodate 10 people. Again I�m really sorry you and your family, especially your daughter being scared at night,because of our taxidermy birds, which is my husbands preferred hobby,he did stuff those two birds..... and our cow skin on the floor,our leather sofas and our lamp and especially our pride the Icelandic sheepskins which our forefathers in Iceland wore as clothes centuries ago. Thank you for mentioning the barbecue deck,we simply love it ! Also thank you for mentioning all the stuff we provide in the kitchen as well in the bathroom,we consider that as a bonus for when travelling,one always forget some small stuff,spices, tea,shampoo or even ladies personals. Thank you for your review.I hope you and your family enjoyed Iceland as much as all of our guests have ;) Dora

“Simply magnificent”

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Great house in remote southern Iceland. The views are astounding and the house is beautifully furnished. Warm and cozy. A home away from home.

Response from the owner Thank you for your visit dear family,I'm really happy you enjoyed your stay at Katla.... :)

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