home away from home
Cuddle into nature in your private cottage, in Husavik, on the scenic " Diamond circle", the Husavik- Dettifoss- Myvatn- Husavik round trip journey. 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). If you are looking for comfort, privacy, peace, tranquility and stunning view, THIS IS YOUR PLACE!
-where everybody wants to stay .......longer-
Due to COVID 19 we do not serve breakfast for the 2020 season. You are welcome to enjoy a private breakfast at your cottage. There is a nice bakery and two grocery stores in Húsavík.
Walking paths are easily found on the property: around the Lakes; to Húsavík; to the golf course; or to the ocean. Feel free to explore when you visit.
Three hot tubs are on the property accessible for our guests, with great views over the Lakes and Skjálfandi Bay.
There is free Wifi in every cottage!
HOUSEKEEPING & CLEANING
You, as our guest, have the option to have housekeeping and cleaning or stay as self-catering and leave the cottage as clean as it was when you entered.
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.
THINGS TO DO
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.
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 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