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Arnar Hauksson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Wonderful cosy house in the heart of Reykjavik

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Reykjavik House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

The house is right in the heart of the old town in Reykjavik in the city center. Located in a quiet residential area the house is within a few minutes walk from the main shopping street and all the bars and restaurants that Reykjavik has become famous for.

The house was built in 1920 and is located in the old part of Reykjavik called Thingholt in 101 Reykjavik.

The house is 110 m2 (1.180 square feet) on 3 stories.

The top floor is a suite with a queen size bed, a sofa bed and a tv.

On the first floor there is fully furnished kitchen, dining room that seats 6 people at an antique handmade Icelandic dining table and a living room with a flat screen TV.

On the ground floor / basement there is large bedroom with two single beds which can be joined together. There is as well a large bathroom with shower and a laundry room with a washing machine

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Arnar Hauksson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Arnar Hauksson

The house is family owned. My father and I bought the house autumn 2012 and have been working on renovating it over the winter. We are very proud of the out come and know that this is a wonderful house for a family or group of people to spend time in while visiting our beautiful country.

Arnar Hauksson purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Its location is perfect, few minuits walk( 5min) to the center, but still far enough to not have to worry about the noise from our famous nightlife. Just renovated and all household equipment brand new (march 2013)


based on 15 traveler reviews

Wonderful cosy house in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Gorgeous Icelandic "home"

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 18yr old daughter stayed for 3 nights at the end of March 2016. It was a special 18th birthday treat and we absolutely loved Iceland. The country was so different to any other place we had experienced before and the house was so comfortable and in a perfect position in the city. We love the Scandinavian/Icelandic look and this house was so gorgeous, it was a real treat being able to stay in our own house in a city and not just a room in a hotel. We hired a car at the airport and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Blue Lagoon on the first day. We used the car to do The Golden Circle on the second day which was beautiful and stunning. The third day we walked round Reykjavik which was so easy from our house. We also went for a walk round some of the city on the first night as everything was so close to our house. We always had a parking space (no cost) either outside our house or round the corner. We had breakfasts at home and cooked some food in one night and ate out one night. The hot water was a great treat and for us the slightly sulphur smell made our showers feel like a "spa moment" - we loved them, they were invigorating! We all slept so well too as we found the beds to be extremely comfortable and the house was warm. We talk with great love about our trip to Iceland and your house, so thank you Arnar, we loved being in your home and in Iceland - it was all totally magical! x

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Sweet house, feels like being on board a small boat! Absolutely perfect for two couples. Upstairs bedroom has more light, downstairs bedroom has benefit of being next to the bathroom. Nice and warm, even on very cold days, thanks to the geothermal heating! Very quiet area, close to everything you could want. Check out Cafe Loki, just a couple of blocks away, for amazing Icelandic food (great breakfast!).

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property last week. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers and the space gave us exactly what we needed. The house is exactly as described on the website and the photos very accurate. The location was perfect and we pretty much walked everywhere within Reykjavik. 10 -15 minute walk to the harbour, 5 minutes to the main shopping street and plenty of places to eat within a few minutes walk. Will definitely book this house again when we return to Reykjavik.

All communications with the owner were promptly responded to and advice given was very helpful. Have already recommended it to a number of work colleagues.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice of accommodation during our visit in Reykjavik. This is a cute house that looks like a little one but has a lot of space inside. The house is nearly 100 yrs. old and it has been renovated, decorated and updated with care and with respect for its age and character. You won't find anything ultra-modern here but every amenity is working fine (the reliable Wi-Fi was something that our digitally oriented youngsters valued very highly!). If you have difficult to move you might not appreciate the four-level layout of the house but for us it was a part of the house's charm. The rooms are little but functional - each of us found a favourite one there!

Don't be surprised with the sulphur scent in the bathroom. It is the price if you want to enjoy the geothermic wonders of Iceland and it greets you everywhere - even in the luxury of Blue Lagoon or relaxing pools at Laugardalslaug . But this applies only to hot water (and you going to enjoy the hot water anyway, believe me!). Cold tap water is another wonder: drink it and enjoy - don't waste your money to bottled water while in Iceland!

The location of the house is perfect. It is in the downtown of Reykjavik. Sights and shopping are few blocks away but when you come back to the house you are in the perfectly tranquil neighbourhood. Local busses pass the nearby streets and you can get easily anywhere in the Reykjavik (if you have smartphone, look for the Straeto app - that helps you plan your trip!). Bus station is near - and you can even walk to the domestic airport if you want to go far beyond Reykjavik! We rented a car for few days and found every night a parking slot within 20 meters from the door!

Our visit to Iceland was very easy and effortless. Much of the credit goes to Icelanders themselves: every service, excursion and ticket we reserved before our trip was provided promptly and exactly as agreed. Every question was answered. Arnar make no exception: he was easily reachable by email and phone, provided the information we asked and supplied the extra gadget we needed during our visit. He was available when we needed his assistance but carefully respected our privacy. And thank you, Arnar, for the breakfast you welcomed us on the day we arrived!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this little house in Reykjavik. Arnar was a wonderful host -- he was very accommodating when we had trouble with our flights and also offered to drive me across town to purchase a plug adapter. The house is in mint condition and was within easy walking distance of all of the major sites as well as grocery stores and other shopping areas. It is in a nice, quiet part of town that felt very safe as well. We would love to stay again when we return to Reykjavik!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

My trip to Iceland and to this house ended 8 days ago, and as I reviewed the photos again, I long to be back in our little Reykjavik house and beautiful Iceland! The house is exactly as it is in the photos, clean and comfortable. There were only two of us, so we had plenty of space. We easily shared the bathroom, and used the washing machine twice. It was easy to hang the clothes and towels on the clotheslines in the laundry room. Arnar was quick to answer my emails before our arrival, and we were happy to find bagels in the kitchen, juice in the fridge, and fresh flowers on the table - so wonderful for that first morning breakfast. The juice was so good that we bought more at the local store. It was nice to find things left in the cabinets - coffee, tea, sugar, and more, and even a few things in the refrigerator - butter, jelly, and cheese spread. We usually only ate breakfast at the house, as we were out and about most of the time. We rented a car for the week, and had no trouble finding an open space outside the house - and extra nice was that it wasn't in a pay area. The house is within easy walking distance to the shopping and sites of Reykjavik. We loved the cosy living room where we sat after a long day. The TV had English speaking shows which was nice, and the wifi was great - fast and reliable. It's a charming old house that has been beautifully updated. I want to come back next summer and bring my 82 year old mother and my two grown daughters. Thank you, Arnar and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hotel Holt
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golfklubbur Reykjavikur
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Thrir Frakkar
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The house is ideally located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik in a quiet residential area but with less than 5 min walk to the town center. Historical buildings and museums, the main shopping street, numerous bars and restaurants and the famous Reykjavik nightlife are all within just a few minutes walking distance.


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Reykjavik House Rental Rates

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May 25 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup.

Travelers pay 25% booking fee when they book and then the remaining 75% 2 weeks before their arrival. Payments go threw

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Reykjavik House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A large bathroom with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
  • A suite on the top floor. Queen size bed, sofabed and a 32' tv A large bedroom in basement/ground floor. Two beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Just renovated and all household equipment brand new (march 2013)

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