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Villas Backyard Village
Laufskogar 11, 810 Hveragerði, Iceland – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 120 reviews)
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Matti and Eva - Owners and operators
Our luxurious tiny houses are brand new and built on site. They offer privacy and comfort and we put all our hearts and souls into designing and building them. We want our guests to feel at home and we are here for you (most of the time). The wood-fired sauna is unique to most lodgings in Iceland and we have a wooden hot tub which very unlike the usual plastic ones. Then we have the separate laundry house which include all the facilities needed for a clean pair of pants. We encourage our guests to stay for more than one night. That way you can really take in the spirit of our place and the surrounding area.
Gudrun Eva Minervudottir (Eva) is one of Iceland's most respected and loved novelists and a receiver of Iceland's most prestigious literary price (as well as a bunch of others). Her works are published in several languages. Marteinn Thorsson (Matti) is an award winning filmmaker who has had films in competition at Sundance and Karlovy Vary. We love the arts, yoga, people, nature, shark and spiritual matters. We're both pretty good cooks. In addition, Eva has taught creative writing and The Iceland Academy of the Arts and Matti has taught filmmaking at the Icelandic Film School. We've also held various seminars and lectures on filmmaking, writing and the creative process and we've been hosts to all kinds of people from all walks of life.
Hveragerdi is a village of approx 2.300 people and is perfectly situated for outings and day trips to all of South Iceland (including The Golden Circle). In the village there are some great restaurants (Skyrgerdin, Ölverk, Kjöt og kúnst, Hver restaurant and Restaurant Varma), the local fishmonger, supermarket, drugstore etc. And don't forget the earthquake exhibit or the geothermal park. The Laugaskard swimming pool is unique in the world and the pool and sauna at the Health Spa are amazing. The hike up to the Reykjadalur Warm River is well worth taking and you can hike from our house. Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri are a half hour drive and have wonderful restaurants (The Lobster House and The Red House), as well as a view of the Atlantic Ocean and wonderful black beach. The town of Selfoss is only a 10 minute drive away and has a great restaurant, Tryggvaskáli and there you have all the usual American fast-food joints and more commerce in general.
Languages spoken: English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
What's nearby *
Restaurants & Markets *
Restaurant Varma Restaurant0.4 miles
Álnavörubúdin - Clothing Market Market0.5 miles
Ölverk Pizza and Brewery Restaurant0.5 miles
Ölverk Pizza and Brewery Cafe/Bar0.5 miles
Skyrgerðin Café and Bistro Restaurant0.6 miles
Skyrgerðin Café and Bistro Cafe/Bar0.6 miles
Bónus Supermarket Supermarket0.7 miles
Almar Bakery Cafe/Bar0.8 miles
Natural Beauty *
Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River River1.9 miles
Hengill Mountain6.2 miles
Atlantic Ocean (Eyrarbakki Village) Ocean/Sea12.4 miles
Bláfjöll Ski lift23.2 miles
Thingvellir National Park Lake24.9 miles
Closest Airports *
Reykjavík Domestic Airport24.2 miles
Reykjavík Keflavík Airport43.3 miles
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
Freedom to eat when you want
- High chair
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Socket near the bed
- Sofa bed
- Clothes rack
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
- Hot tub
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Mountain view
- Garden view
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Diving Off-site Additional charge
- Hiking Off-site
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Streaming service (like Netflix)
- Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Street parking
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage
- Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi Additional charge
- Sauna Additional charge
- Smoke-free property
- Hypoallergenic room available
- Soundproof rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Crib by request
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Backyard Village accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
The fine print
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.
Please inform Backyard Village of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.