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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. We also offer two extra rollaway guest beds that can be arranged in two of the three rooms. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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 Iceland

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.


West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 8
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

On Beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula! Cozy Apartment In Magnificent Surroundings.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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: Feb 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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Toronto, ON

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy yet spacious; Great location for exploring Snaefellsnes

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed two nights, wished we could stay longer, and we hope to return. Unnur and Edvard were gracious, helpful, low-key hosts. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and spacious. It's in a quiet but interesting town from which you can explore the peninsula by car and also take local walks with wonderful views. Due to the sloping ground, it's a "basement" apartment only in the front; and in the back, it's at ground level with a nice view of the harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada

Excellent spot!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this accommodation! It is well located in Grundarfjordur, well equipped and the hosts, Edvard and Unnur are wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Edvard and Unnur
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Family vacation on beautiful penninsula

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was the bottom floor of the owner's house, and it was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was well-appointed, and the common area was comfortable for hanging out with the family. The views from the apartment, and the town of Grundarfjordor, are simply stunning. The peninsula and national park kept us busy for days. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to get off the beaten path to see Iceland's country and nature.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, convenient apartment, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful apartment, amazing view right on the bay.

We had no problems with the accommodations and the owners were very nice. This was my favorite place to stay during our Iceland trip.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Walking distance, 10 minutes.
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
In area
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Behind property


Rates & Availability

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Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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