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Comfortable apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Old West Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Bright and cozy 1 bedroom, 5 min walk from city center or the old harbor.

Welcome to a comfortable accommodation in the center of Reykjavik Iceland. It is a cozy old house newly renovated ( 77 sq.m), where you get the feeling of home away from home. Located in the old part of Reykjavik, only one block away from the old harbor and 10 min walk to the main shopping streets of Reykjavik. It is perfect for couples, but can fit up to 4 persons.

The house is two stories, with an open kitchen including all utilities, bright living room with cable tv and free wifi, bedroom with king size bed or two separate single beds. A spacious bathroom with a shower, and a small room with a washing machine.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Ketill Magnusson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Ketill Magnusson

We are Ketill and Sigga, parents of 3. Live next door to apartment. Grew up in Reykjavik and we have lived and studied in Copenhagen, Barcelona, US and Canada. We like outdoor activities and travelling and love to hear stories of people from around the world.

Ketill Magnusson purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Ketill Magnusson chose Reykjavik

The house was built in 1929 for small shops. We renovated it in 2005 as a warm and bright apartment and wanted to create a unique place for people to stay.

What makes this apartment unique

It is nice to stay in a small house in the old center of Reykjavik. You get all the privacy, the space you need, clean and bright, the feeling of being in your own home. Just 5 min walk either to the old harbor with good restaurants or to the center of the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After spending a long weekend in Reykjavik, we couldn't think of a better place to stay. … only a 5 minute walk to the downtown shops, restaurants and bars! … The apartment itself was very inviting and comfortable. I am a stickler for modern and clean places to stay, and Apartment V27 fit the bill. The sheets and towels were impeccably clean, and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was clean and fully stocked! I will definitely be coming back to Apartment V27 on my next visit to Iceland.
Jun 2008
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Comfortable apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Great location and very clean

  • 4 of 5

A cozy, tidy place within a block or two of restaurants, grocery store and other attractions. Well equipped and clean. A fair amount of street noise and street light at night but these can be managed with an eye mask (provided) and earplugs. Narrow circular stair to the basement bedroom can be tricky with large bags. Still, a great place for the price. The hosts live next door and are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Denver, Colorado

A great place to stay with great people...

  • 5 of 5

Ketill and Sigi were amazing hosts and the apartment was great...It had everything you could need and is in a GREAT place...Much better than a hotel and made the time in Reykjavik that much better!!! I will stay again upon return...Take a Viking boat ride with Ketill and you will be amazed!!! We didn't have time, but it looked great!!!

Peace and Respect,


  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Had a great time in Reykjavik

  • 4 of 5

The property is described quite accurately. It was clean, modern, and in a great location. Ketill was there when you needed him and his suggestions were helpful. We arrived on an early flight and decided to stop at the Blue Lagoon before heading into Reykjavik. That was a nice was to relax after an over night flight. There are other hot pools you can go to that are less commercialized, but the Blue Lagoon is betwen the airport and town. The apartment is close to downtown. We walked everywhere. There are restaurants and grocery stores nearby. We booked some excursions, golden circle, and pony rides, and the apartment is less than 3 minutes from a pickup spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

First off, Ketill and Sigga were wonderful hosts. Very accommodating, helpful and friendly. V27 is a very well equipped two level apartment one block from the old harbour with most downtown shopping and restaurants within a 20 minute walk. As mentioned above, V27 is a two level apartment with the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level which may not accommodate all parties. It is also on a busy corner and probably not the quietest location in town but, neither of these situations bothered us even in the slightest. Wonderful place and if we're ever in Reykjavik again, we would certainly consider apartment V27 again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Cary, NC USA

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a great fit for my family of 4. The apartment was as described in the listing and pictures. It was very clean and well maintained. It was extremely close to the harbor and the tour pick-ups points. Ketill, the owner, was great. He had quick response time to my questions and emails. He provided us with an extra bed for one of our kids and even brought us breakfast foods after we arrived very early after an overnight flight. Our favorite activities while in Iceland were the Golden Circle tour and the Blue Lagoon. I would highly recommend this listing.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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providence, rhode island

Excellent apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment. Clean, bright, well stocked. Owners respond to emails promptly. Location could not be better. Less than a 5 minute walk to downtown Reykjavik and the harbor. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. Will rent again when back in Iceland.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Reykjavik domistic airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Elding - whale whatching
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Tapas húsið - restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Welcome to a comfortable accommodation in the center of Reykjavik Iceland. Apartment V27 is a 77 sq.m. (830 sq.f.) newly renovated house where you get the feeling of home away from home. Located in the old part of Reykjavik. It is perfect for couples, but can fit up to 4 persons.


Rates & Availability

Old West Side Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 16 2016 - May 14 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

In order to confirm your booking, you would need to pay a deposit of 1/3 either by PayPal or by paying by credit card. Just let me know which would fit you better.

The rest you can pay at arrival.

Cancellation policy:
After booking: 5 % of the total price
21 days before arrival: 50 % of the total price
10 days before arrival: 100 % of the total price
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Old West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Addidional baby beds available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • One bedroom with king size bed and possibly a baby crib. A sleeping sofa in the living room.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

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