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Set in Akranes in the West Iceland region, Bard Cottage features a terrace and garden views. This property offers access to a patio, and free WiFi.

Featuring a Blu-ray player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and an oven, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub and a shower. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player are featured.

The holiday home offers a children's playground. There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go hiking nearby.

Borgarnes is 5.6 mi from Bard Cottage, while Varmaland is 19 mi away. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 23 mi from the accommodations.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Bard Cottage has been welcoming guests since May 20, 2017

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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Max adults: 6
Apartment with Mountain View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 full bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 full bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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About Bard Cottage

Welcoming guests since May 20, 2017

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  • Hello, You have a lovely cottage here. Is it possible to check-out later than 10:00? Maybe at 12:00 or later?

    Hello, thank you. It is possible to check-out at 12:00. Best regards

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    Answered on June 21, 2020
  • Hi - we had a great stay with you in 2019 and hoping to return in August 2022. I can't see any availability.Are you booked up already for Aug 22?

    Hi - sorry for the late response but we have put those dates in now so they are available for booking. Best regards

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    Answered on June 13, 2021

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Company review score: 7.9 Based on 1,646 reviews from 5 properties

5 managed properties
9 years of experience

Property info

Our lovely holiday home Bard is a great destination in Iceland. It is located in a short distance from the small town Borgarnes, approximately a 10-minute drive and approximately a 20-minute drive from Akranes which is a town in the lowest region of west Iceland, not far from Reykjavik. The previous owners who took very good care the cottage and now we have taken over and want to share our beautiful experience with you. Over 30 years ago the area had no real trees and only a few birch bushes and bare patches. We have planted trees and like to build up our land though keeping it in pristine shape and with the original atmosphere of what Iceland really is. Interestingly in Viking times, there were more trees on the island but they were cut down and used for fire and building houses. The cottage itself is very cozy and ideal for a family or a small group. It is equipped with a kitchen, 2 bedrooms with double beds and living area with a sleeping sofa that can fit 2 persons. We will provide you with linen, towels and household items for the kitchen. The atmosphere and feel of the house are calming and fascinating with nature and great destinations around.

Neighborhood info

The cottage is positioned beneath a mountain named Hafnarfjall. It is an 850-meter summit with spectacular views over the area surrounding our cottage. The area is a great central point to travel from, both upwards to the west and or drive into the Golden Circle area to see some of Iceland's most popular attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir. In the west, you have magnificent attractions such as Snaefellsjokull, Husafell, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver and much more. Inland by Husafell is an access point for glacial tours on Langjokull which offers Ice-Cave explorations and spectacular views that cannot be found elsewhere. The view from the house is great. In good conditions, you can see towards Snaefellsjokull which is a 700.000-year-old stratovolcano, famous for its feature in the novel "Journey to the center of the earth" by Jules Verne. Also in the area, a short drive, there are great attractions such as Langisandur, Akranes Museum Center, Glymur, Akranes Lighthouse, War and Peace Museum, Akranes Folk Museum and more. Also available are ATV Tours, Wild West Tours, and Akranes Adventure Tours.

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Geirabakarí
    7 miles
  • Restaurant Ok Bistro
    7.2 miles
  • Restaurant The Settlement Center
    8 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Atlantic sea
    1.2 miles
  • Mountain Akrafjall
    12.8 miles
  • Lake Skorradalsvatn
    20.3 miles
  • Mountain Hafnarfjall
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport
    22.7 miles
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
    37.8 miles
How to get to Bard Cottage from Reykjavík Keflavík Airport
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Amenities of Bard Cottage
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Game console - PS3
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Hot tub
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Hiking Off-site
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Playground
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
Languages Spoken
  • English
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From 4:00 PM

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Until 10:00 AM


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Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

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FAQs about Bard Cottage

  • Yes, Bard Cottage is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Bard Cottage is 10.6 miles from the center of Akranes.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Bard Cottage by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • The prices at Bard Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Bard Cottage is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Bard Cottage has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

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  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Bard Cottage (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Bard Cottage on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Bard Cottage on this page.

  • Bard Cottage offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Playground

  • Bard Cottage can accommodate this group size:

    • 6 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.