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A recently renovated vacation home, Gljásteinn by Golden Circle offers accommodations in Laugarvatn. With mountain views, this accommodation features a terrace. The vacation home also offers free Wifi, free private parking, and facilities for disabled guests. The vacation home features 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a hair dryer. Guests can enjoy an ambient stay in their soundproof room with parquet floors and a fireplace. The property has an outdoor dining area. A mini-market is available at the vacation home. The vacation home also has outdoor fireplace and a picnic area for a day outdoors. Thingvellir National Park is 18 miles from Gljásteinn by Golden Circle, while Geysir is 21 miles away. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 55 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
3 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Laugarvatn
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Courtney
    United States of America United States of America
    Beautiful spot! Had enough room for to spread out and it was one of the best stocked places we stayed in as far as kitchens and appliances. The finishes were high end and you could tell a lot of love went into creating the place. We even enjoyed a...
  • Krul
    Latvia Latvia
    The location was great, very calm. The house was wonderful, liked the design rooms were big with wonderful view. Kitchen was well equipped.
  • Nick
    United States of America United States of America
    This cabin is tucked back within the trees, very private, and super cozy. The interior is warm and welcoming, with lots of finished and unfinished wooden floors and walls. Very well appointed kitchen with everything you need to cook any meal....

Hosted by Róbert Örn

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Host Review Score
Róbert Örn
Gljásteinn was build in the year 2022 by me (Róbert) and my friend named Kristján. The house inside is made with a counter timber, the nature herself has made it with this beautiful texture that has all kinds of colors that makes them so unique. I got it from a recycle centers and it took me about 16 months to get all the quantity that I needed for the house, the interior dressing is all made with it that included the floor, 3 x doors inside of the house, walls and the ceiling cladding. The house has so magical nature all around it, and this place is really peaceful and quiet. You can see so many stars at night and the river is right outside of the windows so you can hear her. The northern lights tempts to come regulary and by the river the view to watch them is amazing! Be very welcome to Gljásteinn, to explore the peace, quiet and all the magic happening here. Regards Róbert Your Host
My name is Róbert and I am born in the year 1964. I am always getting new ideas about what I can do next to my houses and the land they are on. I love coming up with ideas that are rare , specially when I designed inside of the two houses I got. This place (Gljásteinn) has been in my family since 1978 when my grandparents bought this land and build the first house on it around 1980. The year 2013 I bought it all from my grandma, and the year 2017 I started to redesign the house inside and took 370 pieces of old euro pallets from recycle centers apart and cleaned them up and polished to put them on all of the interior dressing. I put up 8 lights in the house that are made out of herring barrels. When I had finished redesigning the first house, I wanted to build a new one in similar style sometime in the future. I already had a permission to build another house on the land, the plot of land is around 1.100 squeere meters. So then I started in the year 2021 in july to build the new one, and here we are today.
On this 1.100 square meters land a river named Grafará, she flows through the land. The river is only 12 meters from the house, so you can watch it outside the window from both rooms. You can also go fish in the river almost anytime of the year. The fishes that you find in the river are char and trout and you can try to catch a fish with angling. ITS FREE, no extra cost. There is so much beautiful nature all around the cottages. To make the most experience and to protect the nature I have made few walkways out of treebark trough a big part of the land, and also one of them is made out of lava flakes. I have put alot of work in the land to make the most of it, this land is so beautiful and you are always exploring something new on it when you take a walk around it. In the neighborhood we have so many beautiful and fun places to visit, like Geysir (30km), Gullfoss (38km), Kerið (25km), Þingvellir (30km) and many other popular places. Another popular place in the neighborhood is Fontana Spa, its located on Laugarvatn and it has a geothermal baths and its located right next to the lake Laugarvatn and people can go in that also, hot tubs and a heated swimming pool are also available. We have couple of good restaurants that are popular in the area, one of the most visited is Mika and it is located in Reykholt about 15-20 minutes from the property, also Friðheimar (30 km), a restaurant located in a greenhouse, and few others. If you would like any imformations about the place or the neighborhood you can always ask me and I Will do as much as I can to help you. Everybody is welcome to Gljásteinn !
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic

Area info

Amenities of Gljásteinn by Golden Circle
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
  • River view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Convenience store on site
  • Raised toilet
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules
Gljásteinn by Golden Circle takes special requests – add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 0:00
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Until 10:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Damage policy
If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to € 200 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 35 per stay
Crib upon request
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 35 per stay

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. Pay for any extras during your stay using Visa and Mastercard.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Gljásteinn by Golden Circle 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.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to € 200 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

License number: HG-00016129

FAQs about Gljásteinn by Golden Circle

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

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

  • Gljásteinn by Golden Circle has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

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

  • Gljásteinn by Golden Circle can accommodate this group size:

    • 5 guests

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

  • Yes, Gljásteinn by Golden Circle is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Gljásteinn by Golden Circle offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing

  • Check-in at Gljásteinn by Golden Circle is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Gljásteinn by Golden Circle is 2.5 miles from the center of Laugarvatn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.