A tiny Icelandic cabin under the Northern Lights | Maja Siska
Nordurnes is a vacation rental cabin located on a 130 hectare farm in the south of Iceland, 80 km from Reykjavik. An older tiny house, it was renovated by owner and architect Maja Siska to open up the 32 m2 (344 ft2) floor plan. Aside from the bathroom and a small mudroom entry to the side, the small cabin consists of a single room with an open bedroom loft over the kitchen area.
French doors open up the living area in warmer weather, inviting occupants to step out onto the wood terrace and take in the views of the pastoral landscape and Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. The exterior is clad in traditional Nordic style with black vertical board siding accented by white window trim and red doors.
With no nearby development, Nordurnes is an ideal spot for taking in the Aurora Borealis. The night sky is pitch black, providing optimum viewing of the aurora and the stars. You can enjoy the aurora from the wood terrace or through the loft window while snug in bed.
While the Northern Lights are most likely to be seen in winter, the area offers many different attractions and activities throughout the year, including hot springs and geysers, waterfalls, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and hiking on the volcano. Nordurnes can be rented through Homeaway.
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