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Charming downtown apartment Reykjavik - Great location ! - Apartment 1st floor

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Apartment 1st floor

We are very close to the main street Laugavegur.

The apartment consists of a living room, equipped open kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom with shower, and one bedroom with double bed (140 cm). Comfortable sofa bed in the living room, 85x200cm.

High chair and baby bed.

Internet, linen/towels and cleaning included.

Television, hi-fi compact, i-pod station.

Only 900m from the FlyBus terminal BSI.

About the property

Downtown apartment Reykjavik

Two apartments in the heart of Reykjavik! Bright and cosy, with wooden floors.

This is a quiet street, very close to the main street Laugavegur, balcony on 2nd floor.

The 2nd floor apartment consists of a living room with sofa and dining table, equipped kitchen with dishwasher (Nespresso coffee maker), bathroom with shower, and one bedroom with double bed (140 cm). Sofa bed in the living room, baby bed and high chair.

Total beds for 3 people + baby.

The 1st floor apartment consists of a living room, equipped open kitchen with dishwasher, induction hob, microwave combi, Nespresso coffee maker. Bathroom with big shower, and one bedroom with double bed (140 cm). Comfortable sofa bed in the living room. Total beds for 3 people+ baby. High chair and baby bed.

Internet, linen/towels and cleaning included.

Television, hi-fi compact, ipod station.

New ! Studio for 2 people on ground floor, ask for availability.

More Details

Property Manager
Helga Gudmundsdottir
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Helga Gudmundsdottir

I'm a musician, born in Reykjavik, but actually living with my family in Paris.

This is our family house in Rvk, and we all need to go there as often as possible meeting family and friends, and enjoying life.

We will be happy to have you as guest in our cosy house in downtown Reykjavik. We like the charm of old houses, having everything we need few steps away...

Helga Gudmundsdottir purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Helga Gudmundsdottir chose Reykjavik

A great location.

This house is just one street from the main street Laugavegur, but still on a quiet part of town.

Only 900m from the FlyBusTerminal BSI, with departures for day trip/or longer excursions.

What makes this apartment unique

It's nice to hear the church bells on Sunday mornings, and going swimming in Sundhollin. The sea side is only 300m from the house, great for an evening walk.There are many day trips destinations to do from Reykjavik, I'll give you some travel tips.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We picked Grettisgata as our base for a 4 day exploration of Reykjavik and surroundings in mid February! What a great apartment! We loved the location so close to the main shopping street, supermarket and restaurants, while the apartment was in a quiet little street off to the side, so very peaceful. The apartment was really well equipped and had everything you could need, including WiFi. We felt right at home, the arrangement from first contact with Helga to follow up after our visit was effortless and highly professional and we would definitely return (and can highly recommend this rental). Theresa S. US
Feb 2012
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Hlíðar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 140x200 cm
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 85x200 cm
  • In bedroom; the bed is 140x200 cm. Sofa bed in the living room, 85x200 cm. Baby bed and high chair. Black-out curtains.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Linen and towels provided. But we kindly ask you to bring your own towel for the swimming pools.


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Apartment 1st floor
average rating of 4.928571 based on 19 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Clean, Comfortable, and Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I stayed in the 2nd floor apartment during our week long trip to Reykjavik. We can't say enough good things about it! The location was very central. It was a 5 minute walk to the Grocery store, 10 minute walk to the Church, and 15 minutes walk to the Old town/Old Harbour. The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was fully equipped with and even had spices and oil we could use. We did bring our own Nespresso capsules as Helga recommend. The beds were great and very comfortable. This apartment is located very close to the main shopping/bar area so Friday and Saturday night were a little noisy - but not a big concern in the grand scheme of things. Helga was so easy to communicate and the most accommodating VRBO owner we have ever dealt with. She allowed us to check in early and also let us leave our luggage in the laundry room until it was time for our flight to leave. She answered all questions/emails within 12 hours. We are already planning to come back to Iceland in the summer months and will hopefully be staying here again! Thank you so much Helga!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Flat - Great Location, Clean & Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 sons (4 & 6) had a wonderful time in this lovely flat. In fact, when we were leaving - they were sad to leave the flat as much as Iceland. The trundle bed was perfect for our youngest son because he got to sleep by his brother and if he rolled off, it wasn't that far to fall. Helga is great, very resourceful and communication skills that I wished everyone had. The washer/dryer was very helpful to have onsite as well. She provides you with great closet space and drawers for your clothes. The kitchen is fantastic - she has a panini machine that we used to make sandwiches to go and nice spices for dressings, sauces, etc. We did bring our own Nespresso capsules from Boston so the coffee was fantastic too. Bonus is literally a 8 min walk away for more groceries and we did use the indoor pool (another lovely experience). Hidden secret, there is a stash of Legos in a drawer there - which was fantastic for my boys to play quietly in their room while they fell asleep. If we get back to Iceland, we will be staying here again since it felt like home to us after a few days. Thanks Helga!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liège (Belgique)

Nous recommandons vivement !

  • 5 of 5

Nous souhaitons témoigner de notre pleine satisfaction à tout point de vue. Tout d'abord, Helga est très sympathique et nous a fourni de judicieux conseils avant notre arrivée (accès à l'appartement, restaurants, supermarchés, site internet de prévisions météorologiques, etc.). L'appartement est chaleureux : on s'y est directement senti chez nous ... Il est surtout très bien équipé ! Sa localisation est idéale : à la fois au calme et à proximité immédiate de la principale rue touristique et à 10-15 minutes de marche seulement de la gare routière BSI. Compte-tenu du confort de l'hébergement, de son excellente situation géographique et de la sympathie de la propriétaire, nous recommandons vivement cet hébergement ! D'ailleurs, nous aimerions y séjourner de nouveau dans le cas d'un retour, plus que probable, dans la capitale.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean and Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Perfectly located and easy to walk to many places throughout Reykjavik. The apartment was clean and very comfortable. Helga also provided many helpful tips. I would definitely stay there again. So much has already been eloquently described intoner reviews, so I will just say that I agree wholeheartedly! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

That was really wonderful stay! The apartment was just perfect: great location - you come from here everywhere in Reykjavik on foot. If you have a car - there were no problems with parking. The apartment is nicely furnished and comfortable. Above all: super CLEAN! It expects you smelling fresh linen and comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and comfortable bathroom.

In such a nice atmosphere you want to come back! Helga, thank you and we will be back!

Markus and Isabella (Germany, Cologne)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a cozy appartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time in this flat, which is situated very well in the center of Reykjavik so that it's perfect to explore the city. The appartment is well equipped, modern, clean and we really felt like home. The owner gave us good informations and was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely reccomend the flat to our friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
You have few of them on Laugavegur
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
A great evening walk, few min. walk from the house
Car: not necessary

Two apartments + studio in the same house, and in the heart of Reykjavik, only 300m from the sea.

Great location, close to coffee shops, restaurants, shops and museums of the city, but still in a quiet street.

The house is only at 900 meters from the FlyBus terminal BSI, or 15 min by walk.


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