Heima Holiday Homes
Heima Holiday Homes offers a series of ultra-modern studio apartments that blend into the South Iceland landscape. The self-contained units are located between the Golden Cycle and the southern coast, overlooking Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanos and strategically placed for easy access to all of South Iceland's outstanding highlights.
Location & Nearby
Heima Holiday Homes sit in the South Iceland countryside at Hraunvellir, 3.8 miles (6.2 kilometers off the Ring Road not far from the riverbank of the passing Olfusa River, which is on its way to Selfoss some 13.6 miles (22 kilometers) southwest of Heima. In Selfoss, the largest residential area in South Iceland, there are plenty of restaurants and bars for an enjoyable night out.
Tryggvaskali restaurant, housed inside Selfoss' first house (dating to 1890), is renowned for its Icelandic menu and romantic atmosphere. Smidjan Brugghus is a great craft brewery and restaurant where you can chase a blue cheeseburger with a New England-style IPA.
Thorsmork (the Valley of Thor), a nature reserve nestled between the Eyjafjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull, and Tindfjallajokull glaciers, is also close at hand – just 38 miles (61 kilometers) or so southeast of Heima. It's one of the country's most popular hiking destinations (photographers and nature lovers flock here as well). Just six miles (9.6 kilometers) further north of Selfoss is Ingolfsfjall, an 1807-foot (551 meters) tall tuff mountain that offers wonderful day hikes.
At the Myrdalsjokull glacier, snowmobile tours across its surface and take ice caving tours beneath it are offered throughout the year. Heima is also perfectly positioned to take on Iceland's mega-popular Golden Circle tour. The Geyser geothermal area is just 32 miles (52 kilometers) north of the accommodation. Thingvellir National Park, 44 miles (71 kilometers) northwest, and Gullfoss waterfall, 36.5 miles (59 kilometers) northeast, round out this famous route's attractions nearby.
The nearest airport is Vestmannaeyjar Airport, 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the accommodation, though it requires a 30-45-minute ferry to each. Keflavik Airport, just a bit further away at 74.5 miles (120 kilometers) west, might be the easier choice and, given the beauty of the drive across South Iceland, not a bad deal at all.
Facilities & Amenities
These stylish and unobtrusive studio apartments are the handy work of hands-on hosts Helga and Halli, who have done all the work around Heima Holiday Homes themselves. There are eight studio apartments in individual units available, each sleeping up to four people.
The suites are spacious and bright, very well insulated, and equipped with a floor heating system. Some apartments have two 35.3-inch (90-centimeter) beds, while other have and king-size bed with one mattress (there is also a sofa bed in each apartment; bed linens included). Each has its own bathroom and shower (with toiletries included).
Additional standard features include kitchens with a stove with two hot plates, an oven, a refrigerator, a toaster, and a dishwasher. French press coffeemakers and old-school stove kettles help set the vibe (but you can request a speedier electric kettle and a Senseo machine). Coffee & tea are provided free of charge. Each apartment features a private entrance, private parking space, and a private deck with a panorama view. High-speed Wi-Fi is featured along with flatscreen LCD televisions with Netflix installed. Heima's reception is available 24 hours a day.
Why Choose Heima Holiday Homes?
Private en-suite studio apartments that strike the perfect balance between modern and unobtrusive is the X factor at Heima. With outstanding glacier views and countryside immersion right from the front door, this is a postcard-perfect South Iceland perch for starry-eyed couples or small families looking for independence in nature. Book ahead today!