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Uniqe experience, discover Iceland, apartment in city centre Reykjavik - unit 2

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Description

unit 2

Great location, close to Hlemmur bus station. Supermarket open 24/7 you can see from the entrance door. Spacious one bedroom apartment with high ceilings cosy and clean, free parking behind the building. Here you can enjoy walking to everything Reykjavik has to offer.Great location for a drop off after your day trips


About the property

Laugavegur, Centre, Reykjavik

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 offer the best speed Fiber Optic WiFi connection available in Iceland.

Our unit is in a GREATlocation to be on foot. Situated in the heart of Reykjavík. EASY access to all the attractions the city center offers.

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.

24/7 Supermarket shops, bars and restaurants just few steps away. Few minute walk 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. This apartment has fully equipped kitchen, nice bathroom , 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.

More Details

Owner
Berta Gudjons
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Berta Gudjons

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.

Namaste! Berta

Berta Gudjons purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Berta Gudjons chose Reykjavik

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...

What makes this apartment unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay here, great location and so easy when we wanted to walk around the beautiful Reykjavik or for our drop off after excursions trips.

Lovely /friendly communications with the host, she gave us really good local tips before we arrived and clear instructions how to get from the airport. We found everything we needed in the apartment and the supermarket is just few m away. We would love to stay here again and have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Hlíðar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom with a shower, sink, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , comfortable good quality high and double bed in living room
  • One bedroom, big wardrobe, comfortable, quality bed 160cm
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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unit 2
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was an excellent location. It allowed for easy walking around the city and pick up for tour buses was a block away. The owner was very accommodating (early check in) and provided useful information prior to our arrival

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a positive review. It gives us pleasure when we get good reviews as we are allways looking for ways to improve and make people's visit to Reykjavk pleasant and comfortable. Welcome back
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Clean Comfortable and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean comfortable and quiet. The location is very good within walking distance to shopping restaurants and a grocery store. Berta was available by phone when we had an issue with parking outback. Apparently people who don't live in the apartments have taking the parking spaces so the night we arrived we had to park in a spot that wasn't designated for the apartment and had a nasty note on our windshield the next morning. She was helpful and apologetic. There were many maps, brochures and recommendations for tours and sights to visit and the apartment has everything you need for cooking or packing lunches for the day out. The bed was comfortable and the apartment very quiet at night. We would definitely recommend Berta's apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect location for access to downtown. Comfortable, nicely situated apartment. Convenient access

  • 4 of 5

Lots of communication with the owner. Very helpful pre visit information. Comfortable accessible apartment. Location is excellent. Owner was flexible regarding early arrival and late departure. We had great weather!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Outstanding location. Just a walk from everything Reykjavik.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location in Reykjavik. We could walk everywhere and even our excursions picked up in Hemmler Square located right near the flat.

Spacious apartment, good for two friends traveling together. 24 hour store nearby. The owner communicated everything to us clearly and there are absolutely no worries for anyone about staying here. It was a great value.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lenore, thank you so much for your positive review. It makes us so happy when we know that people had a good holiday. It's always a pleasure to have so wonderful positive guests. Thank you for your stay an for leaving everything in such a good order. Always welcome again.
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5

Fantastic Stay in the City Center

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained. The location was what made the stay worthwhile. The location of the apartment was within walking distance of everything we could have wanted! We were right next to various stores, restaurants, and museums. Berta was kind and helpful over the email and telephone. She is wonderful to work with! We didn't stay long enough to do laundry or require a lot of services, however, there were amenities in the basement of the complex if required. Also, right next to Hlemmur Square which is where all major tour companies will pick you up. Would recommend to anyone wanting a fun place to stay within walking distance of almost all the major attractions!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samantha for being the perfect guest it was our pleasure to host such a positive person. I am happy to hear you liked the location and that our instruction and tips helped. Always welcome again.
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Map

Ban Thai
"This place is one of the best Thai food restaurant in Iceland. It's just opposite our unit, ..."
Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Keflavik airport 40 min. away
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
many
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Grotta
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hringbraut
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Ban Thai, Yummy Yummy Thai food, Hlemmur Suare
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Blafjoll
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Nautholsvik
Car: not necessary

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

Stands Out

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

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