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Reykjavik Apartment - Fantastic Location in Heart of Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Self-catering downtown central Reykjavik apartment

Large 3 bedroom Reykjavik apartment in the heart of the city for family holidays or romantic get aways. Walking distance to most everything in Reykjavik. The apartment is 1.5 blocks to main shopping, cafe, restaurant, gallery street and 2.5 blocks from shoreline, but on a quiet street just steps to the action. Plenty of space for a family to spread out and eat in. Located so that you can walk out for a pizza or a romantic dinner near by. The apartment has 3 bedrooms that can sleep 6 people in beds and we can provide a floor mattress for additional travellers. There are 2 couches that children can easily sleep on too. We offer a home like environment which appeals to travellers who do not like cold hotel environments. This is our family home when we are in Reykjavik and offer it to our guests when we are away for most of the year. A playground around the corner for the kids. The kitchen is equipped for cooking full meals. There is a full dining and kitchen table for meals. We have a parking spot in front of the apartment. And just a few minutes out of the city you have all the great nature that Iceland has to offer.

Brian Schriefer
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Brian Schriefer

We use the apartment part of the year and rent it out on occasion when family members are not using it.

Brian Schriefer purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Brian Schriefer chose Miðborg

We bought this property because it is centrally located in Reykjavik and close to family.

What makes this apartment unique

We loved the location of this apartment, in the heart of Reykjavik. When you walk out the door you are where you want to be.


Miðborg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The bedroom can sleep 6, plus 2 children can sleep on a floor mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There is a city playground around the corner for the kids.


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(86 traveler reviews)

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Reykjavik Apartment - Fantastic Location in Heart of Downtown
average rating of 4.5697675 based on 86 reviews

Great location, perfect vacation home for a family or a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

I am very glad we rented this home. It is in the central very convenient location with walking distance to everything. It has 3 separate bedrooms and leaving area. Kitchen is fully equipped. It also has a convenient parking space. Brian was very helpful and accommodating. We felt like we were at home. Unfortunately, weather was not good. We gambled to come in February and it was cloudy all stay so we have not seen Northern Lights. Otherwise, it was great. I would recommend this place and would stay here next time if we come with a group.

Regards, Michael

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience from booking to leaving. Brian has been a wonderful host. Answering any and all questions. The apartment is neat and clean and close to everything yet far enough away from the main drag to be quiet. We wouls definitely stay here again on our next trip to Iceland!!! Thanks Brian!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Excellent location and the apartment was quite comfortable. There are some aspects that are slightly dated but still all needs were met. On our next trip to Iceland I would not hesitate to stay here--it was very adequate to meet our needs and there were seven of us. Brian was very responsive to any questions and provided very helpful information regarding the area. Overall, great experience! Thank you, Brian.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice European apartment. Perfect location. Few things need updating. (Floors and bathroom vanity) but nice and clean.It was everything that we needed. thanks.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect, very close to everything. One block from bus stop for tours. One block from main eating and shopping area. Good size place for family of 4. Parking space for the rental car. Very responsive property owner. Definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location. Nice spacious apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 children. Really central location but very quiet. Nice spacious apartment with large lounge. Kitchen OK, could have done with a kettle!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed our apartment. We do have an electric kettle in the kitchen cabinet. After several guests burned through a number of stove top kettles, we went electric for safety reasons. I am so sorry you did not find the electric kettle. Thanks for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the heart of Reykjavik with easy access to all the sites, shopping, restaurants, night life, museums and the ocean front. Tour buses leave from around the corner to all the major out of town sites, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights, Glacier Lagoon, Hot Springs and Waterfalls. If you have a car these are all easy day trips.

Other Activities: Museums, cafes, concerts, theatre, galleries and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Booking $75

The rates can change depending on the number of guests staying at the apartment. Please inquire for current rates. Rates listed are for 2 people. An additional nightly amount is charged for additonal guests. We can offer a better per night rate for longer stays. We do not rent the apartment for less than $700, therefore one or two night stays are not very economical. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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