What our guests have said...
We have been blessed with some great reviews and thought we'd share some of them.
We stayed here for our wedding. The hosts were extremely quick to respond and arrange a tour before booking at very short notice! The house itself is in a beautiful location, and although the bedrooms are basic, the other rooms and courtyard blew us and our guests away! The kitchen area was our main hub as even with the heaters on the courtyard was too cold to relax in (we visited during snowy weather!) The kitchen had cooking utensils, basic supplies and 2 fridges. The hot tub was fantastic - we watched the sunset while relaxing. The upstairs living room was beautifully styled and perfect for our getting ready Wedding portraits. Some toys and cots were provided for the children which was a nice touch. The views from every window were amazing, and the location was peaceful, quiet and stunning. Overall we had a fantastic stay and highly recommend. We were the first wedding party they have hosted and we would recommend for any future wedding parties!
Amanda May 2023
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
The schoolhouse was perfect for our large family group! Great home base for traveling Golden circle, jaunts to Reykjavik, Vik, and even made a day trip to the Ice Lagoon. In rain and long sunny nights the patio became an amazing oasis. We had young children with us and they had an absolute blast! We made good use of kitchen while there as well. Our hosts were very responsive whenever we had questions.
Deb June 2023
We stayed here 4 years ago and again this year with a group of students. The kitchen house was perfect to cook and feed 20 people. The updates to the kitchen (new stove, cooktop, and air fryer, along with more and larger pots and pans) made it easy to use. The second fridge was a bonus when storing food for a group of active and hungry teens.
Rosann March 2023
Our multigenerational party of 10 spend 5 nights at the old schoolhouse. The accommodations and location made a perfect home base for exploring the Golden Circle and out to Vik. We loved the overall vibe, the bohemian outdoor garden space which is closed in making it useable when there is rain or wind, and the expansive kitchen. Communication was fantastic and the hosts are warm and generous with their knowledge of Iceland. Honestly - we wish we had had more time to hang out with them. Highly recommend and hope to go back.
Mat July 2022
We have stayed all over the world and the old school house is in our top 3 favorites. We had a group of 15 photographers stay here for a week of photo shoots. This was the best place to return home for some relaxation every night after 10-11 hours out in the elements all day. Communication was impeccable and I wish I could give 10 stars all around!
Alissa July 2022
This house was amazing for our group. Plenty of rooms and beds, and an amazing patio area to relax in. We loved it!
Otto July 2022
Greg was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We loved hanging out in the enclosed patio garden room. The Old School House afforded us easy access to all of the activities that we had planned.
Doug July 2023
We had a team retreat here and it was a wonderful experience. There are several gathering spaces that are very comfortable and well appointed. It was a perfect environment for us to relax while having productive conversations
Nathan September 2022
We were so fortunate to find this rental as we had planned an Iceland wedding with visitors from Norway and the US. We had a large group of 22 people, and the eight bedrooms worked perfect. The beds were very comfortable, the linens were clean, and rooms were private with very little noise transmitting through the walls. The absolute best part of the property is the covered patio between the main house and the kitchen. It was a beautiful space full of comfortable seating, beautiful flowers, very well-kept, and heating lamps when needed. We spent most of our time in this space, because the weather was rather cloudy and windy. The hot tub is a fantastic addition, and we spent time in the hot tub every single day. The kitchen is large, two refrigerators, they have plenty of equipment and a dishwasher that makes eating with the big group very easy. There are lots of leftover spices, and also coffee filters. It was an absolute pleasure to stay in this space for all of us, all our guests were very happy with the experience. Thumbs up all the way
Ole June 2023.