The iStay Cottages are stunning log cabins in the village of Sandgerdi, near Keflavik International Airport, with access to the local pool and hot tub. Stopover travelers, couples, and those on a budget looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavik will love their stay here.
Location & Nearby
The iStay Cottages are located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula in the village of Sandgerdi. This position places it just over four miles (seven kilometers) from Keflavik International Airport, the main point of arrival for almost all travelers in the country.
Sandgerdi has basic amenities such as a few shops, restaurants, gas stations, swimming pools, and a golf course, but more can be found at Reykjanesbaer, the town that surrounds the airport. Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, is 38 miles (56 kilometers) to the east, and here you can discover everything you could ask for in a modern capital.
The Reykjanes Peninsula is packed with natural attractions, all of which you can drive to with ease. The Blue Lagoon is the most famous, 17.5 miles (28.5 kilometers) away. This magical geothermal spa boasts natural heated, azure waters and a range of luxurious therapies you can book in advance.
Other sites include the Bridge Between the Continents, the new lava at Fagradalsfjall volcano, Lake Kleifarvatn, and some of the country's most beautiful lighthouses. The Reykjanes Peninsula is renowned for its stark lava landscapes, conic mountains, and dramatic coast, making it wonderful to explore. Furthermore, the area has an abundance of wildlife, with many seals living along the shore and lots of bird species.
The iStay Cottages may be best for exploring this region, but the Golden Circle, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and South Coast sightseeing routes are still accessible to those renting a car. You can dedicate a day each exploring each of them. The nearest attraction of the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, is 59 miles (94.5 kilometers) away, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula starts 104 miles (168 kilometers) north, and Selajandsfoss waterfall, the first feature of the South Coast, is 107.5 miles (173 kilometers) east.
Facilities & Amenities
The iStay Cottages are beautiful, small units that can accommodate two in beds and one more on a sofa. The decor is designed after traditional log cabins, providing a welcoming, warm ambiance. All guests are welcome to use the shared kitchen and bathrooms, which are fully furnished and regularly maintained, and WiFi and parking are free.
Outdoors, you'll find a terrace where you can enjoy the midnight sun or hunt for the northern lights, depending on the season. Furthermore, guests staying at iStay have free access to the naturally heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna in Sandgerdi, allowing you to enjoy the area's geothermal energy. You can enjoy plenty of hiking routes in the local area from the guesthouses.
Why Choose the iStay Cottages?
The iStay Cottages are a lovely choice of accommodation on the Reykjanes Peninsula near Keflavik International Airport, particularly for stopover visitors and couples. Check availability by choosing a date.