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On Beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula! Cozy Apartment In Magnificent Surroundings.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom ground floor apt. Beautiful mountain veiw and overlooking harbour.

Welcome to our ground floor flat located in Grundarfjörður, a mere 2 hour drive from Reykjavik. We offer you 3 bedrooms, each with two single beds that can be moved together if needed. There is a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room with flat screen tv and a single bathroom with bath and shower. You will find that having your morning coffee by the kitchen window can be a joy as you watch the fishing boats heading out to sea. Our house is located in the village of Grundarfjörður, where the amazing mountain view surrounds the village and is highlighted by Kirkjufell mountain which stands out and is recognized as one of Icelands ( if not the worlds) most beautiful mountains. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is best known for the glacier Snæfellsjökull which is famous as the centerpiece of Jules Vernes 'Journey to the center of the earth'. The peninsula has endless sights of beauty to see and all of them are no more than a 30 to 40 minute drive from the house. Be it whale watching, bird watching, hiking or just looking at freak lava formations... your in the perfect spot! In the fall and winter you can watch amazing shows of the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) The village is right in the middle of Snæfellsnes on the northern side, where all of the more populated areas of the peninsula are. To the east is Stykkishólmur, which services the ferry to the West fjords of Iceland as well as being surrounded by the 'Breiðafjörður' islands. To the west is Snæfellsbær, made up of three villages that lie at the roots of the glacier, the largest village being Ólafsvík. In our own Grundarfjörður, you can find a very friendly atmosphere. We have a general store, gas stations, a hotel, restaurants and bars, a swimming pool plus a wide assortment of tourist activities such as a whale watching service, guided tours and hiking expeditions that can be inquired about at the information center. Grundarfjörður also prides itself of the extraordinary wildlife to be found in the area... such as Orca whales that sometimes can be seen swimming in and around the harbour area, as well as seals, dolphins and an assortment of birds. If one is lucky, as we very often are, you might find yourself staring at a seal, sitting on the Snoppa rock itself, which our rental is named after.

Edvard and Unnur
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Edvard and Unnur

Edvard and Unnur moved with their children to Grundarfjörður from Reykjavik in 1997. They immediately felt at home here and were amazed at how peaceful everything was. Their second year here they moved into this house and fell in love with it. They live in the two flight apartment above the Snoppa rental, and pride themselves in being close by in case their renters need anything. They are more than happy to assist if possible.

Edvard and Unnur purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Edvard and Unnur chose Grundarfjörður

In 2005 we got a chance to buy the ground floor apartment and obtain ownership of the whole house, which we jumped on. After having a few long term renters, we decided to try giving travellers a chance to rent short term and enjoy the natural beauty of our village and its surrounding area.

What makes this apartment unique

Exceptional view. Natural beauty.


Grundarfjörður Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

An excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly comfortable apartment in a good location in a lovely town.

We found the washer and dryer convenient, hanging our wash outside on the line. We enjoyed the beautiful view out of our kitchen window. Everything was provided to make this a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good option

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable place - plenty of room. 3 bedrooms was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 senior couples) stayed here 2 nights in June, 2017. It was a perfect place from which to explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The view is beautiful, the restaurant recommended was top notch - not a complaint from anyone in our group!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on Snaefellsnes!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights with two young children. The apartment had everything we needed including a high chair and baby bed. The kitchen was fully equipped so we were able to easily cook for ourselves here. Everything was very comfortable and clean and with a lovely view of the water, especially out of the master bedroom. Our hosts Edvard and Unnur were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristin, Thanks for your kind review. Edvard and Unnur
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Great location convenient to everything. Wonderful views out the back and close to Kirkjufell.

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and clean. The owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karmela, Thank you for your kind words and for staying at Snoppa rental. Edvard and Unnur.
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Clean, comfy apartment with a view.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental in a fabulous location. Edvard and Unnur are gracious and obliging hosts. The apartment is spacious and well-equipped and the views of the harbour from the back of the property are amazing. Our stay in on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula was the highlight of our (wonderful) trip to Iceland. Breathtaking scenery and glorious hiking everywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Walking distance, 10 minutes.
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
In area
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Behind property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.