This modernist villa is located on the shores of Lake Myvatn, a 40 minute drive from Akureyri, the largest town in northern Iceland. Built to replace a farmhouse, this outstanding, architecturally designed home, nominated for the prestigious Mies Van der Rohe Award for architecture, captures an abundance of natural light with its floor to ceiling windows and “window boxes” that frame different aspects of the surrounding area.
- Sleeps 6
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- 2 additional bedrooms: twin convertible to double
- 1 additional spacious bathroom
- Separate TV and lounge area
- Large lakefront verandah with outdoor seating and BBQ
- Wi-fi throughout
The villa’s lower level is open plan with living and dining areas flowing seamlessly to the outdoors. Tastefully and comfortably decorated with interesting pieces collected from different parts of the world, Mývatn Villa evokes a luxury yet casual, private holiday atmosphere.
The kitchen is fully equipped with quality appliances including gas cook top, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine. The lounge opens onto the large, south facing verandah extending to the water’s edge with outdoor BBQ and designer furnishings: the perfect place for casual dining, outdoor living and relaxation.
Natural tones and scenic views from every window, Myvatn Villa accommodates 6 guests in one master suite and 2 twin rooms, easily converted to doubles, with 2 spacious bathrooms, one with a king-size bath. Each bedroom is well appointed with quality bedding, bed linen and stunning views. Myvatn Villa is the perfect choice for families with children, couples or a group of friends who wish to experience luxury in secluded surrounds while appreciating the closeness to nature.
Situated directly on the shores of Lake Mývatn — home during the summer to many waders, marsh dwellers and unique duck species and hence a paradise for birdwatchers — the villa is perfectly located for privacy and close proximity to all the jewels of Northern Iceland. These include the waterfalls Aldeyarfoss, Goðafos and Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe; the bubbling mud pools and fumaroles at Námafjall and Leirhnjúkur; the brilliant blue lake-caldera Askja; and many hiking trials around Ásbyrgi, a well-forested horse-shoe shaped canyon. Whale watching is a seasonal event from the coastal township of Húsavík, perfect for day tripping. Lake Mývatn has an inspiring unearthly appearance owing to special types of volcanic craters, volcanic arches, pillars, caves and bridges that surround the lake. The area hosts good restaurants and bathing in a geothermal lagoon, an experience not to be missed.