Hellisholar Cottages are part of an Icelandic farm accommodation which includes a hotel (Hotel Eyjafjallajokull), a camping area, and a golf course situated in South Iceland 118 kilometers southeast of Reykjavik. Since 2004, Vioir Johannsson has transformed a traditional farm into an amazing overnight option for travelers to Iceland’s south.
Location & Nearby
This cottage, camping, hotel, and golf course compound is located about 22 kilometers (14 miles) from the southern coast of Iceland in very close proximity to the Nauthusagil waterfall, which sits just 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast. The farm is situated on flat, rural farmland 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the village of Hella, surrounded by spacious green pastures. Large snow-capped mountains are visible in the distance, and low-lying hills make this area look like a pristine valley.
In Hella, you’ll find grocery stores, gas stations, and other amenities you may need for traveler services while staying at Hellisholar. Other nearby places of interest include the Saljalanfoss waterfall 15 miles (24 kilometers) away and the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar Islands, which is 21 miles (34 kilometers) to the coast from the Hellisholar (check local schedules with the hosts because you may need to reserve a spot in advance). Also, near Hellisholar is Mount Fagradalsfjall, the site of a volcanic eruption in March 2021, a popular and safe tourist attraction.
Facilities and Amenities
The Hellisholar Cottage and Hotel Eyjafjallajokull tourist area have a hotel structure similar to a Viking longhouse, though this one is made of wood and has 18 modern hotel rooms. The entire structure features free Wi-Fi, and all the hotel rooms have private bathrooms, showers, and flatscreen TVs. There is also a restaurant and bar in the hotel - free entertainment, including karaoke nights! – a garden or terrace to relax throughout the day, and a children’s playground. Guests can also rent bikes or explore several hiking trails near the hotel.
A total of 24 cottages are spread around the property, and this seems to be the main attraction at Hellisholar. Most of the cottages are similar to each other in size and amenities although some cottages are on the smaller side and sold as studio accommodation but are perfect for a couple or small family. There are also much larger two-bedroom and four-bedroom villas with large patios. All cottages have a bathroom and at least a small kitchen, but the larger cottages have full-sized kitchens. Each cottage provides a high level of privacy and is made from beautiful wood inside and out.
A campground at Hellisholar is also situated beside the 9-hole golf course and a fishing pond. The camping comes with the use of two communal bathrooms with showers, a hot tub, a cooking grill, and electricity. A children’s playground is also available.
Why Choose Hellisholar?
Suppose you choose to spend a few days or longer at the Hellisholar Cottages and Eyjafjallajokull Hotel tourist area. In that case, it is doubtful you will ever have to leave the property for any type of entertainment or recreation because Hellisholar has everything you’ll need and more for all of your vacation happiness. Check available dates now.