Private house Óli´s Homestay Lake Mývatn


Entire residential home hosted by Ólafur Þröstur

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Private house located in Reykjahlíð village on Lake Mývatn. License number LG HG-13338. Guests have access to the entire house. Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Free private parking. Free WiFi

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Private house located in Reykjahlíð village on Lake Mývatn. Guests have access to the entire house. Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Short on all major services such as shopping, gas station, Mývatn Nature bath and world famous tourist sites. Perfect place for families or friends.
The house is ideal for a family with children or friends and I recommend a longer stay as there is plenty to do in the Mývatn area and the surrounding area. There is plenty of marked hiking and cycling trails and one cannot forget the unique nature around Lake Myvatn.
The Diamond circle with 3 unique waterfalls, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss, Hljóðakletta and Ásbyrgi is an ideal day trip. If the mind searches for the highlands, a day trip to Askja and that Holuhraun lava field is a completely enlightened experience that will never be forgotten.
It is about 40 minutes drive to Húsavík that offers very interesting museums and whale watching, restaurants shops and cosy icelandic harbor.
It only takes about half an hour to drive to Goðafoss waterfall and I can recommend extending the trip further up the river and exploring the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall and its surroundings.
The quaint craft house Dyngjan is just two minutes drive from my home. There you can view and shop crafts from the local people, talk to the craftsmen and taste/buy various home-made foods.
For further information you can visit the information web visitmyvatn is
I look forward to offering you accommodation and you are always welcome to contact me for more information. I was born and raised in the Mývatn area and know the area and the life of the people around the lake earlier in times and in modern times very well.
My house is located in a quiet street in the village of Reykjahlíð, north east of Lake Mývatn.
The house itself is an old, cosy and lovable small wooden house with soul. The floor cracks a bit when you walk, kind of talking to you, telling stories of the past. And the walls are thin, keeping no secrets.
The two bedrooms are small but comfortable. They are equipped with comfortable single beds, reading lamps, mirror, bag rack and darkening curtains -blinder-. The beds will be made at your arrival and your towels is on your bed. The rooms are decorated with antique things from my parents farm usable as hangers. My girlfriend loves to handcraft with sheep wool. You are welcome to wear her house shoes, keeping your feet warm.
The bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, sink, a cupboard and a hairdryer.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Pets allowed
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.60 out of 5 stars from 110 reviews


Where you’ll be

Reykjahlíð, Iceland

My house is in the suburbs of Reykjahlíðar village by the north east corner of Lake Mývatn. It is short on major services, restaurants, sightseeing outlets and the most popular travel destinations. A wide range of hiking trails can be found in the vicinity, golf course, gym, and outdoor activities. The highlands of Iceland are in the backyard of the area around Lake Mývatn, Askja and Víti. Dettifoss Waterfall is 50 km away. Húsavík and whale watching are 56 km away. Goðafoss waterfall 50 km away, Ásbyrgi 80 km
It takes two minutes to drive to the town center where there’s a bank, post office, supermarket, gasoline station, information center,pharmacy and the unique local handcraft store Dyngjan with lot of sheep wool products, artcraft, home made bread, jams and more. It only takes five minutes to drive to the Mývatn Nature Baths, a perfect relaxing end to a long day. Several restaurants are within 5 minutes drive if you want to make your stomach happy. Popular nature wonders like volcanic active area Krafla with explosion crater Víti and Leirhnjúkur, Hverir high thermal area, the explosion crater Hverfjall, Grjótagjá - a fissure with two caves and hot underground stream inside, the troll garden Dimmuborgir and the pseudocrater area Skútustaðir are reachable within 5 to 15 minutes drive.
From late August and all winter through to middle of April the Northern Lights can be seen. Lake Mývatn is located high in the mountains, which gives good chances to spot the lights. We have more clear sky and higher rates of seeing the lights than other areas in Iceland. I am glad to give you hints to point out great spots to let yourself enchant from this nature wonder and to take magnificent photos.
You can experience midnight sun from mid-May to mid-July. This time is a unique experience of energy and timelessness. The night's lights are mild and soothing, the nature slumbering, the birds silent for a while. In 2 hours there is absolute silence, but then it all wakes up again at 4 o'clock when the sun comes up and the birds begin to sing joyfully again. I especially recommend waking up one night at this time and experiencing tranquility and quiet in the unique nature of Lake Myvatn.

Hosted by Ólafur Þröstur

  1. Joined in July 2016
  • 1,157 Reviews
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During your stay

I am local, born and bread in farm Vogar on the shore of Lake Mývatn, have being working as landscaper and local gued. I would love to share my knowledge about the unique nature and life of past and present around Lake Mývatn.

Ólafur Þröstur is a Superhost

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  • Languages: Dansk, English
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House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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