|Space||592 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Privacy, private entrance, no tiring steps to walk up after a long day out. Clean, comfortable and spacious, high ceilings. Free to park if you have your own car but so easy to be with out a car. Bus station just few m away. Walking distance to everything Reykjavik has to offer. Great location for pick up/drop off for your day trips.
This lovely 55m sq, this one bedroom apartment is both comfortable and clean. Only one step up, the ground floor has special double, noise reduction glass in windows and high ceilings. We are happy that now we can offer our guests unlimited download and the best speed Fiber Optic WiFi connection available in Iceland. Our unit is in a great location to be on foot. Situated in the heart of Reykjavík. Easy access to all the attractions of the city center. We are only few m away from Hotel Hlemmur Square where the price is over 1.800E pr week in June for 15 m sq double room, or at Hotel 101 Reykjavik few m away where the prices are from 2.600 Euros pr week for a 40 m square. Supermarket open 24/7 shops bars and restaurants just few steps away. Few minutes walking and you have all the main restaurants, a wonderful warm outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs and steam bath, the national theater, cinemas, museums and tourist information. Apartment with fully equipped kitchen and a nice bathroom and is fully fitted to accommodate 4 people.
This should come to no surprise, but Iceland is number one on the Human Development Index and has been vote the most livable country in the world.
From our powerful nature to the streets of Reykjavík, Iceland is literally bursting with energy like never before. That’s why now isn’t a time to stay away, this is a time to get closer.
Clean and safe: The capital city of Reykjavik, with its 190,000 inhabitants, is probably one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world. Its plentiful resources of geothermal energy ensure clean air and unpolluted water giving both citizens and visitors a unique sense of liveliness and contentment. Reykjavik has become recognized for its pure energy, thriving culture, sparkling night-life and creative atmosphere.
One of the benefits of visiting a small city is that you never have to walk very far to get to where you’re going. With its long easy-going main street (Laugavegur), Reykjavik offers diversity to tourists at a friendly pace with quaint boutiques, book stores, galleries, delis, cafes and restaurants dotting the historic downtown area.
This should come to no surprise, but Iceland is number one on the Human Development Index and has been vote the most livable country in the world.
Land of contrasts: The island of contrasts, where heaven and earth meet, and where the Sagas of the Vikings were written, a land of glaciers, erupting volcanoes and the magnificent midnight sun. In Iceland you will find everything you need to make your vacation, conference or incentive successful and memorable. Hotels, conference facilities, support services and modern comforts are as good as anywhere in the rest of Western Europe. There is a multitude of bars and fine restaurants in Reykjavík.
I am born and bread in Iceland. A Yoga teacher and a mother of 3 children. Now I live part of the year in France . I love to be in Iceland as much as possible. The longer I stay in a foreign country the more I see how special and beautiful my own country is. So clean, so pure, so save and so much space for everyone.
Berta Gudjons purchased this apartment in 2002
Great location both to explore what this beautiful city has to offer and for your drop offs after your trips outside the city. Free parking if you have your own car. You will love the center of Reykjavik, so full of life and very creative. Being able to walk everywhere, easy shopping for food will not only safe you money but a lot of time. Only few minute walk and you are by the sea overlooking the bay and our proud and joy the mountain ESJAN. You can easily jump on a bus if you want to go out of town. The bus station is only few meters away. In this apartment I have created a cosy and warm home away from home. A place I love to stay my self when I am in Iceland.
Our flat has the perfect location to enjoy everything the city has to offer. This area is on the edge of postal code 101 the most-central area/postal code of the city.It will give you the opportunity to walk to everywhere and still be in a comfortable distance from the party zone and night life area.
Grocery shops just few m away open 24/7 . Free parking at the back of the building
Reykjavik is an extremely nice city full of culture, good restaurants and sights - and close to wonderful nature. The city's populations is small (only 122.000 in the city itself, 202.000 in the metropolitan area), but as an European capital there is a lot going on within and around the city. We live in walking distance from many of Reykjavik's best known landmarks, museums and restaurants - and right by the harbor with its great view, seafood restaurant, micro-brewery, bars and cafe's. From the harbor/port area you can also take the ferry out to Viðey island, do various sightseeing tours on boat and and go whale watching. There are good walking & running paths that go from our neighborhood along Reykjavik's beautiful shoreline. One path takes you out of the city to the Grótta lighthouse (30 min walk, there is a hidden hot tub there by the sea) and another through the city (by Harpa Concert House) and so much more...
Privacy, private entrance for unit 1 and entrance through community entrance for unit 2. No tiring steps to walk up after a long day out. Free and easy parking if you have your own car, but here it's also so easy to be with out a car. So easy to get picked up and dropped off after your day trips out of Reykjavik. This location makes it so easy and convinent to enjoy on foot everything Reykjavik has to offer. Please join my Facebook page name: Reykjavik centre holiday rentals, where I share my favorite photos and links in Iceland. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reykjavik-centre-holiday-rentals
Note: minimum rental 7 nights. To confirm your booking we ask you to pay 30% by Paypal and the rest 4 weeks before your arrival + security deposit of 200 € which are returned to you not later than one week after your departure, minus any possible damage.
Note : cost of cleaning in the end of your stay and cost of linen + towels is 70€ for 2 pers and 90 € for 3- 4 pers.
Our trip to Iceland was wonderful. The apartment was exactly what we needed for 5 nights. It was comfortable & within minutes walking to stores and restaurants. Parking (although an icy parking lot) was free! Using our GPS updated with Iceland maps, it was convenient to drive to all major attractions, including Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach, Grotta Lighthouse (where we saw the Northern Lights!). We had our breakfast there every morning. I was happy with the electric hot pot for tea and the press coffee maker. The electric converter in the tv cabinet worked better than my converter (mine was square and wasn't long enough for the circle). Before leaving the US, I was concerned about the warmth of apartments in chilly, windy Iceland. It was hot and we learned Icelandic people just open the window to let in some air (like your Grandmothers old apartment buildings!). The cold water is delicious! The hot water (everywhere) does have a sulphuric smell but you enjoy that it stays hot through your long shower! I would recommend this apartment.
Adorable, clean apartment right within walking distance of the city center. Berta was a pleasure to rent from, she answered any questions I had promptly and pleasantly. Free parking behind the building was an added bonus, as it is very tough to find a space if you rent a car! Would definitely stay here again.
1. Nice location in downtown Reykjavik
3. The apartment itself is fairly easy to find off of the main street.
1. The "bed" as called in the property description is more like foam pads lying on a floor with a wooden bed frame around them. Uncomfortable does not begin to describe it.
2. The water is extremely unpredictable. You will have moments in the shower that the water will unexpectedly change from comfortable to boiling hot. I literally got first degree burns from the water. So when you shower, be prepared to have to jump out of the tub at a moment's notice.
3. The shower handles get hot like a pan on the stove. You actually have to use a towel or pot holder to turn the hot water faucet off because it will burn your hand. I had a blister on my finger from this mistake.
4. The information the owner gave us was outdated which caused stress and confusion. Anyone who travels abroad can understand something as simple as planning on having a local phone or access to internet is critical in getting around and making your stay a pleasant one. The owner had apparently upgraded the internet which is great, but didn't tell us and didn't give us any indication of this in the actual apartment. No problem because we can just call her from the local phone, right? Wrong! There is no local phone. She got rid of it and again didn't tell us.
4. There is apparently free parking "around back" according to the owner. This free parking is down a dark alley which is nearly impossible to find. It took us 2 days and a parking ticket before we finally found the parking she was referring to. Also, beware because it does get full and then you are SOL. And good luck figuring out any of the parking meters unless you speak Icelandic.
5. 3 of the 5 nights we were there, random people were trying to get into our apartment at late hours of the evening (turning the door handle, peaking in the windows, squatting in front of the door, banging on the door, yelling at the door, etc.). I’m not sure if the owner double booked the apartment or what, but it made for lousy sleeping and a stressful stay! We emailed the owner about this and she just sort of blew us off.
6. Front of the apartment (including the bedroom) are all windows facing the sidewalk/street from your waist up. So if you feel like a little privacy, I wouldn’t recommend this place.
7. BEWARE OF OWNER!! The owner likes to give negative reviews to renters without any explanation.
I loved this roomy and comfortable apartment in Reykjavik. It is well located at the near beginning of Laugavegur, i.e. Where you want to start walking on Reykjavik's main street.
Easy parking behind the building.
24/7 market across the road.
Lovely Thai restaurant directly across the street.
Tv channels are few but internet connection is excellent.
I didn't use the laundry facility but apparently there is access to one.
Check out the lovely store on Snorrabraut called AFF Concept Store.
Because of the lower price for the area and for Reykjavik, in general, I will give this property a 4-star. If it cost more, I would have given it a 3-star.
The location was great. It is right at the edge of downtown, so less pedestrian traffic, but still very close. You can see the bus stop from the front door. The property's front door opens up right onto the street, which is a trade-off between convenience and a little more noise. This means that you can hear people walking by and the buses. We didn't mind it that much, but it might be a problem if you have more difficulty sleeping. The fact that it is right on the street also means that the windows are are a type of foggy material that makes it so people can't see in. Also, only one window opens, and it is in the bedroom, which prevented some air circulation. We found the apartment quite warm because of this, so Berta brought us a fan, which was so kind of her. With the fan, it was much more comfortable.
I am very concerned about cleanliness. The major things were very clean - linens and the toilet. But, I did think that the apartment could have used a deeper cleaning before out arrival - the cabinets in the bathroom had residue on them, the counters had some sauce on them, the coffee table needed to be wiped down, the wall adjacent to the stove had a lot of food stains, the top of the range head had a lot of dust, and dust bunnies. The good thing is that the cleaning supplies were there, so I was able to take care of this. I voiced this concern to Berta, and she was very concerned, so I'm guessing that this will be attended to in the future.
One major disappointment was that the internet did not work while we were there. This was a bummer and inconvenience for us, as we brought our computer so we could look up tour and city information and also watch some netflix at night to unwind. Berta said she was fixing this, unfortunately it didn't get fixed during our time. We were bummed because we thought this would be included in the price we paid.
A couple of other notes: There was no red chair like in the pictures. There were only 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels and one kitchen towel provided, which was a bit of stretch for a week. The laundry is through a different door in the building and in the basement with other properties' washer and dryers, and we didn't see any dryer designated to our property (even though the property description says washer and dryer), so we didn't do wash.
Berta's apartment was in the perfect location for us to walk down the main shopping street in Reykjavik and conveniently located next to the bus station. When booking tours, the buses were able to pick us up just a couple blocks from the apartment. Our only complaint was that we were hesitant to eat food we'd stored in the refrigerator since it didn't feel very cold and the freezer was full of water. We were able to easily walk along the coast on the paved pathway to the Harpa Concert Hall as well. Overall, convenient location and I would recommend this apartment.
This cosy,clean and well maintained apartment is located on the main road in Reykjavik 'Laugavegur' but on the quieter end. Away from the noise from the night-life, still situated in the heart of Reykjavík with easy access to all the attractions of the city centre. The closest supermarket you can view from your entrance door open 24/7 Few minutes walking and you have all the main restaurants, a wonderful warm outdoor swimming pools with hot tubs and steam baths, the national theatre, cinemas, museums and tourist information. Easy, free parking if you want to rent a car.
Comparing price on accommodation in Reykjavik : our unit's are over 50 msq. price for one week in high season, for up to 4 people is around 910€ . Price in a 3 star hotel only few m away your pay over 1.800€ for double room.in June
What makes Iceland stand out as a venue is its unique natural beauty and absence of pollution. Dramatic volcano and glacier scenery-and conversely, action packed incentives are there waiting to be enjoyed by visitors. Reykjavík, the capital city is next door to nature. Iceland is only about a 3-hour flight from most European cities and 5 hours from the North American.
Other Activities: Family Park in Laugardalur is just 10 min. walk
Golf: Iceland not entirely white, it’s greener than you think.
People always say those Vikings were pulling a fast one when they called us Iceland and not Greenland but now we have even greater reason than ever to be called Green Iceland! Over 70% of our total energy consumption is from hydro- and geothermal sources and Reykjavik was the site for the world’s first commercial hydrogen refuelling station, opened in 2003.
Continually looking for the next big thing, we are extending Iceland’s green credentials from land to water, with Reykjavik whale-watching company - ‘Elding – adventure at sea’ unveiling the first commercial vessel to trial the use of hydrogen in April. Shame it isn’t helium, we could have had some macho sailors with high- pitched voices.
Ski: Hiking n Iceland
The Hengill/Nesjavellir area in South Iceland is an outdoor sports paradise, with a variety of 160 km of marked and challenging hiking and biking trails in a region of high-temperature geothermal areas, hot springs, volcanic craters, lava fields, rivers and lakes. Besides hiking and mountain biking, you can also go fishing on Lake Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), visit Þingvellir National Park, tour the Hengill geothermal power plant and go horseback riding