Where everybody wants to stay .................... longer
Cuddle into nature in your private cottage, an accommodation in Husavik, on the scenic Diamond circle and Arctic Coast Way: the Husavik- Dettifoss- Myvatn- Husavik round trip journey and the route along the NOrth Iceland coastline. The location is extraordinary, as it has a breathtaking view, abundant bird-life, spectacular nature, wildlife, country comfort ,urban activities and services in town (only 3 minutes drive/20min walk) and all the attractions near Húsavik. If you are looking for privacy, peace, tranquility and comfort, and stunning view, THIS IS YOUR PLACE!
-where everybody wants to stay .......longer-
OUR COMMITMENT TO A HUMAN AND
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY STAY
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Our goal is to provide our guests with environmentally friendly cottages by keeping them free of fragrance, mold, chemicals, smoking and solvents.
This is how we do it:
The houses are all natural solid wood from Estonia where forestry is under control, supervised and certificated by EEC. They are built with natural, solvent free, and non-toxic building materials with minimal negative human impact.
Chemicals and cleaning agents in our daily lives can be hazardous to our health and often are the cause of symptoms such as headaches, restless sleep, muscular pain, fatigue, etc. Therefore, procedures are to clean and wash with fragrance free detergents and earth friendly chemicals. This is to suit people who suffer from allergies, respiratory problems or chemical sensitivity.
When you enter our houses you might smell the sulfur from our hot water which we used to clean your house.
- The duvets and pillows are washed frequently at 60°C.
- The floor has no carpet, only small “cozy mats” which are regularly machine washed.
We do all our best to take part in environmental issues, therefore, for example, we recycle in our daily lives.
We also use clean energy from ON Power’s renewable sources for electricity consumption.
And as we are committed to environmental sustainability, one of our goal is to carbon neutralize every stay. In the meantime, we have been planting trees around the cottages for decades (yes, all trees around the cottages were planted by hand by us).
In other words, by staying at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages, all our guests support Icelandic nature.
Breakfast buffet in the old stable, calm music, soft candlelight, scent of fresh coffee...
A breakfast basket delivered to the door of your cottage!
All our houses have a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare your own meals.
Each house has as well a charcoal barbecue at the porch.
TRANQUILITY AND COMFORT
Long walking paths along the lakes, great views, clean fresh air, nature ...
and absolutely no disturbance.
HOUSEKEEPING & CLEANING
You have the option to get housekeeping and cleaning or stay as self-catering and leave the cottage as clean as it was when you entered.
Three hot tubs are on the property accessible for our guests, all of them with great views over the Lakes and Skjálfandi Bay.
FISHING & BOATING
Kaldbaks-kot is located beside Kaldbakstjarnir Lakes where you can go fishing or row in a boat. Either bring a fishing rod or enquire at the reception. There are two small boats that you can set out upon the lake, at your own risk.
A PERFECT LOCATION
Húsavík is the Whale watching capital of Iceland. First of all join The Original Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík – The Whale Capital of Iceland.
Or go carbon-neutral on the Húsavík Silent Whale Watching tour.
For a bit of speed and adrenaline go see the whales on RIB speedboats for GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins. We also hgihly recommend to visit Flatey (Flat) Island in Skjalfandi Bay.
The Geo Sea baths are a perfect combination of sea and geothermal water, with a view almost as fantastic as the one from our cabins ;)
In Húsavík enjoy the museums and cultural sites. The Maritime Exhibition and the new, Man and Nature – 100 years in Þingeyjarsýslur can be found in the Disctrict Cultural Center. An Art Gallery is located on the top floor and a multipurpose showroom is located on the ground floor.
The cottages at Kaldbakur are excellent base for bird watching; situated next to Kaldbakstjarnir Lakes, an outfall from the geothermal electricity plant which supplies Husavik with electricity. The cottages sit just above a major nesting area for birds. There is a beautiful bird sanctuary between the cottages and the fjord with walking trails throughout. Many Icelandic bird species can be observed straight from the cottage terraces. Binoculars are to be found in every cottage.
DIAMOND RING ROAD
Here is the webpage for Diamond circle. Kaldbakskot is strategically located by the exceptional Diamond ring road. Many of the most stunning and beautiful places in Iceland are on the route; to mention a few: Ásbyrgi, Hljóðaklettar, Dettifoss, Mývatn, Jarðböðin, Námaskarð Dimmuborgir and Goðafoss.
The first people to settle Iceland brought horses with them from Norway, as well as other domestic animals. The horses, now called Iceland horses, are small and sometimes referred to as ponies. The breed has been isolated in the country for over 1100 years and is therefore considered a unique breed. Just 3 km (2 mi) from Kaldbaks-Kot you can go horseback riding at Saltvík.
The photos do not do this place justice. The land they the cottages are on is simply spectacular. There is much to explore and discover along the footpaths and there are various hot tubs all with great views across the water looking towards the epic mountains on the other side of the bay. The cottages are simple and cozy and have pretty much all you need.
August 2019 Tripadvisor