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

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



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

Berta Gudjons
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

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 Hlíðar

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.

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.
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Hlíðar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom with a shower, sink, wc.
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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


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unit 2
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 21 reviews

Idea spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location to get to all Reykjavik has to offer. We were able to walk to everything; tour guides picked us up right in front of the apartment too. The apartment is plenty large for a few people, and the bed is quite comfortable. There were a couple of unexpected niceties: there is a blow dryer and hot iron in the room too. If we return to Reykjavik, we would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ralph and Linda thank your so much for your generous review and to take the time to let us know what you liked, such a pleasure to host so positive people. This will motivate us to do even better in the future. Thank you for leaving everything in perfect condition. I can highly recommend you two to other hosts. Happy travel in the future and always welcome back to us.
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Laugavegur, Central Reykjavik

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient for the City Centre. Close to Flybus drop-off and pick-up so easy to get to and from Keflavik Airport. Good facilities and excellent information provided by owner prior to our arrival. Parking for rental car at rear. Everything within easy walking of the apartment. Apartment had everything we required for our week in Reykjavik. A teapot would have been good but don't want to be picky. Enjoyed the week and would use the apartment again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, Comfortable Modern Flat

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home during our stay in Reykjavik. Great location that was convenient to all the sights. Grocery and great restaurants nearby. Modern, comfortable flat with WiFi and TV. Berta is extremely responsive, accommodating and friendly! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: TAKK FYRIR Sherry and Kris it was a pleasure to host you, thank you for leaving everything in such a good order. You were the perfect guests. It was lovely communicating with you and knowing you were enjoying your stay. Always welcome again to your home in Iceland. My best wishes. Berta
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Seattle, WA

Comfortable Stay in the Heart of the City

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The apartment was cozy, clean, and conveniently close to all the goings on in Reykjavík, bit to mention being right at Hlemmur makes transit easy.

Berta was fantastic at giving us all the information we needed to check in and thoroughly enjoy our stay. The neighborhood provided all we needed, from groceries to bars to shopping, and it was plenty easy to reach most parts of the city from a perfect home base.

We were able to cook most of our meals in the unit so we could save money avoiding the expensive restaurants and bars. It was wonderful to have the cooking utensils and appliances available to do so. The one thing we missed was a large measuring cup, but all else was perfect.

I would definitely stay in this location again, and we can't wait until our next trip to Iceland!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jillian it was our pleasure to host such a positive correct guests. Thank you for leaving everything in a perfect order and I will make sure we have a measuring cup for your next visit. We are always looking for ways to improve our listing We are looking forward having you as our guests again. Regards Berta
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Kaministiquia, Ontario, Canada

Excellent location

  • 3 of 5

The flat was in an excellent location, close to downtown area, shops, restaurants and the waterfront. Adequate facility but housekeeping could be improved.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 3 of 5

Best location to walk everywhere....restaurants, cafes, shopping, sightseeing was all within a half hour walk ( and I don't walk fast)

Berta's flat is well equipped, hair blow dryer, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, microwave, kettle, comfy bed and couch, building is quiet. Lots of storage, clothes hangers, washing machine if you need it. We were very happy with it over all and would consider renting it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Ban Thai, Yummy Yummy Thai food, Hlemmur Suare
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
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 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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