Esales Property ID: es5553572
Sandsskeid C-gata 10-12
With its glorious natural scenery, excellent climate, welcoming culture and excellent standards of living, Iceland is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment in this magnificent part of the world.
A cozy, semi-remote one bedroom, one bathroom cabin located near Thingvellir national park in South Iceland with a short 5 minute walk to Lake Thingvallavatn where there is plenty of trout fishing (Salmo trutta). This cabin comes with a private drilled well with ice-cold and crystal clear glacial water from an underground water source originating in Langjokull glacier. There is a septic tank which is emptied every other year by Blaskogabyggd county. A private entrance from a year-round maintained road with private 2 car parking. This location is very quiet and private, sitting a little bit away from other cabins in the area. Very good cellphone reception and an option to use the 4,5G internet receiver. There is a recently installed heat pump to keep the cabin warm during the coldest months. Very reliable in-ground, environmentally friendly electricity from trusted provider “Rarik”.
Rich migratory bird life from April to September. Sometimes foxes, merlins and falcons visit the property along with many raven couples. This property has a long-standing nickname “Smyrilsholl” which means “Merlin Hill”. This property also provides a lot of wild blueberries every fall along with wild crowberries and there are also at least 10 different species of wild medicinal mountain plants that were commonly used by herbalists back in the day. Elevation is 116 m. and there is a private hill shielding the buildings from the chilly northern winter-winds, with a very old stone mound on top.
Breathtaking views of nearby mountains and the lake. The Northern Lights are commonly seen in this area in the winter time and the sun never really sets in June each year. There is a golf course nearby, a 15 minute drive south towards Selfoss. Keflavik airport is a just over an hour drive away via Reykjavik and it only takes about 40 minutes to drive to nearby Mosfellsbaer (which is a suburb of Reykjavik) via Thingvellir national park. A small grocery store, swimming pool and a boat rental can be found 20 minutes away in the nearest village of Laugarvatn (another lake). The town of Selfoss is 30 minutes away with more varied shopping options. The “Golden circle” with Gullfoss/Geysir is another 20 minutes from Laugarvatn.
ABOUT THE AREA
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.
The extreme dark of the Icelandic winter has a few perks. Between September and April, people in Iceland are treated to a magnificent natural display: the phenomenon of aurora borealis, or what we commonly call the Northern Lights.
The Aurora Borealis takes its name from the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek word for the north wind, Boreas. From September to April, Iceland is a hotspot for this magnificent light show.
The Aurora Borealis, more commonly referred to as the Northern Lights, is a natural phenomenon created when solar wind particles interact with the Earth’s magnetic field. This excites the particles that release energy, causing peculiar luminous green and purple streaks across the skies.
On clear winter nights, sightseeing trips are organized around this spectacular—though fickle—natural phenomenon. The ideal location for sightings varies and excursion leaders are skilled in “hunting” the lights, finding locations where conditions are best for seeing them on any given night.
• 49m2 of living space
• 10,000 m2 of land room for development
• 1 Bedrooms
• 1 Bathroom
• Stunning Views
• Private Parking
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Iceland
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
• Rental Potential through Airbnb and Booking.com
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