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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
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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 Reykjavik

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • 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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Reykjavik Apartment - Fantastic Location in Heart of Downtown
average rating of 4.5657897 based on 76 reviews

june in reykavik

  • 4 of 5

good location, slightly worn out, kitchen well equipped, slight street noise. Host very easy when asked if we could store luggage. Great amount of space for 5 or 6 people. Would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space and Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 2 children under 2 and the apartment was the perfect size. We set up two travel cribs (one was in the apartment) in the 3rd bedroom. This apartment was just steps from the main downtown area and a nice walk to the old harbor area. We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean Apartment; Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment had everything our group of six adults needed during our week in Iceland. (Okay, I'll admit a clothes washer would have been appreciated.) The location was convenient for walking to interesting places and for grocery shopping. WE FELT VERY SAFE THERE.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well equipped apartment and amazingly well-located in central Reykjavik

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the apartment and would definitely recommend it - as its location is wonderfully central giving a great opportunity to explore Reykjavik on foot. The beds are really comfortable and our host was most kind in supplying one of us with extra pillows needed for a painful shoulder condition. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the crockery and pots and pans we needed. It is obvious that the apartment has been well-used and I know that a quick turn-around had been necessary as the previous tenants had only left on the morning that we arrived. As a consequence of this there were some things that could in future be improved on - the kitchen cupboards could benefit from being given a good clean-up and the food in them checked for best-before dates (eg flour). We didn't use the oven as it was quite greasy. Also the freezer could benefit from a clear-out. I hope that this is constructive feed-back and not regarded as criticism. We would definitely like to stay in the apartment again the next time we visit Reykjavik.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi thanks for staying with us and we appreciate the constructive feedback. With the high demand for the apartment this year and the quick turnaround time we make sure the apartment is super clean. We also like to have the cabinets stocked with staples, i.e. flower, spices, rice....... So with the quick turnover times we have been faced with recently, often only a few hours between guests and the increased number of guests these "hidden details" you mention have now been addressed. I really appreciate it being pointed out. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. Comfortable for our group of 6. Being walking distance to food, shopping and entertainment made it perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way for Iceland vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could have not have found a better apartment for our awesome vacation to Iceland! It was beautiful, clean, bright, neat, spacious and steps away from everything. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Brian was also awesome to work with, super responsive to all of our questions, and so helpful. I would highly recommend this apartment and it is exactly as pictured. Thanks Brian!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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