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BOOK THE WHOLE HOUSE FOR YOUR GROUPORBOOK A ROOM

Our fabulous old converted school house called Gaulverjaskóli in Iceland, is ideal for any kind of group travel, weddings, retreats or gathering.

We are perfectly placed; with proximity to the golden circle, Seljalandsfoss, Vík, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara (the black beach) and Vestmannaeyjar

to name a few.

The house sleeps around 27 people in 8 rooms with 3 shared bathrooms

In between the group bookings we run the house as a hostel/guesthouse

Great spaces to hang out 

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The Large Kitchen Diner

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The Living room

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The Courtyard & The Hot Tub

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The lovely atrium garden

Overview of the Rooms

Room 1

Cosy and bright twin room

With two comfortable single beds

Suitable for 1-2 people

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why stay here

WHETHER YOU STAY AS AN INDIVIDUAL GUEST OR COME IN A GROUP, YOU FILL FIND THE VIBE IN OUR PLACE TO BE FRIENDLY AND TRANQUIL. 

In the summer months expect to see the clean bedlinen hanging outside on the line to dry.  Expect to hear all genres of gentle music playing in the atrium.  Expect to see us potter around the place - mostly gardening and maintaining the house. 

 

Expect to feel free to sit in the hot tub, or reading a book in a hammock after a day of exploring.  Expect cows to be in the field next to the house or a large herd of horses running past the house when being moved from field to field. Expect to sit and chat with other guests. Or not, if that doesn't suit you. Expect to be able to have a party.  Expect tranquil rural sounds.

Expect the flexibility of self catering. 

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GROUPS

There are all kinds of groups that hire the house, but most of them fall into the categories below.   Here we try to list what we offer, if you don't see what you are looking, for please ask us as we are always trying to improve our business and welcome suggestions and feedback.

Wedding Rings

WEDDINGS

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Our house as your wedding venue...

Yoga Class

YOGA

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Our house for your retreat - we have available yoga studios in the community house next to us.

Rafting Team

TEAMBUILDING

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Our house as your teambuilding venue

Working

WORK / STUDY

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Our house as your Work space venue...

Scouting

OTHER RETREATS

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Our house as your photography, cycling, hiking, birdwathcing etc retreat venue...

Outside Dinner

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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Our house as your get together venue...

What others think of the place

We were 18 people for a week in Gaulverjaskoli. Very nice and peaceful house. Very well equipped, with a large kitchen. We enjoyed the indoor garden with its lounge areas. And of course, the hot tub. We recommend this beautiful house, full of charms for a stay with family or friends.

 

Thomas April 2023

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SUSTAINABILITY

All buildings in Iceland run on renewable energy.  We have taken it a step further and added a ground source heat pump which further helps reducing the carbon footprint of the house.  When you read the house guide you will see that the recycling and composting of the waste is an integrated and hugely important aspect of the operation here and we expect all our guests to part-take in that effort.   Almost all the furniture in the house and garden is purchased used/second hand and similarly our excess is given away to be repurposed.  Wherever possible we try to buy local - by doing so we know we are supporting the local community.  We encourage our guests to do the same.  We plant 100s of trees every year and offer our guests the opportunity to buy and plant a tree during their visit.  Please bring your reusable water bottle with you to Iceland as we have fresh spring water running out of our taps.

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