Mývatn Villa is situated on the shores of Lake Mývatn, a 40 minute drive from Akureyri, the largest town in northern Iceland. Built to replace a derelict farmhouse, this outstanding, architecturally designed home, nominated for the prestigious Mies Van der Rohe European award for architecture, captures an abundance of natural light and cross ventilation with its floor to ceiling windows and window “boxes”. Framing different aspects of the stunning scenery surrounding the home site is a recurring theme throughout the villa.
Designed to be social
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 a good coffee machine. The lounge opens onto the large, south facing verandah extending to the lakes edge with outdoor BBQ and designer furnishings, the perfect place for casual dining, outdoor living and relaxation.
In harmony with nature
Natural tones and scenic views from every window, Mývatn 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.
The perfect setting
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 Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Aldeyarfoss and Goðafoss, the bubbling mud pools and fumaroles by Mt. Námafjall and Leirhnjúkur by the Krafla volcano, Askja a brilliant blue lake caldera and many hiking trials around Ásbyrgi, a well-forested horse-shoe shaped canyon in Öxarfjörður. 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 some good restaurants and bathing in a geothermal lagoon, “the Blue Lagoon of the North” is an experience not to be missed.
- Location: Lake Mývatn, North Iceland
- Size: 230 sq. m
- Capacity: 6 guests
- Number of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
- Closest Airport: Akureyri International Airport, 40-min drive