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Great location, quiet, clean comfortable with personal service. Close to it all!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Southern Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 2 WC, 2 showers in seperate rooms, sleeps up to 15 people

We are located in Downtown Hafnarfjordur, 50 from the sea, 30 meters from the next restaurant. 3 swimming pools within walking distance, botanical garden 3 minutes away. Iceland oldest harbor at the doorstep. Museum next door. Bus station to Reykjavik is 2 minutes away and the bus takes you there in 15 minutes. We are 25 minutes from the Blue Lagoon, 33 minutes to the airport. We offer clean well equipped rooms with good personal service. We can arrange horseback riding, Viking feasts, whale watching, Blue Lagoon visits, golden circle tours. As owners we put our pride into this business and will strive to make your visit as good as possible. Nothing is out of limits!

ATT. Please note that the quote you get is for a double room, please contact us for special offers if you want more rooms, or the whole house.

Hoping to see you soon Sirry

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sigridur Jonsdottir
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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About Sigridur Jonsdottir

Hi I am Sirry

Sigridur Jonsdottir purchased this house in 2114


based on 8 traveler reviews

Great location, quiet, clean comfortable with personal service. Close to it all!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Host was very helpful and accommodating. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Great location just outside of Reykjavik.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The guesthouse was great! The perfect place to stay when visiting Iceland.

  • 5 of 5

We brought a group of eight college students to stay in the guesthouse as a stopover on our way to study abroad. We were thrilled to have a cozy, homey place to rest up before our long journey. The beds were comfortable, the town was charming and we all would love to come back as soon as possible! Thank you for making our visit to Iceland so enjoyable!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: We really loved hosting Chandler's group, they were nice and easy going and left the house extremely clean. Thank you and welcome back anytime Sigmar and Sirry
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Homey and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We weren't sure what to expect on our first trip to Iceland, but we happily found Hafnarfjordur to be absolutely delightful and Harbourfront to be cozy, quiet and pleasant. Our group -- Mom, dad, and three boys, ages 12, 12 and 9, all fit comfortably in the family room on the second floor. Sirry and her son, Sigmar, accommodated us by getting us into our room earlier than usual (thank you!) after our overnight flight from New York. The room, kitchen, bathrooms and showers were all clean, and we had an excellent three nights there, with everyone in the house being respectfully quiet. Sigmar was very helpful with recommendations, including the excellent Ásvallalaug swimming pool a very short drive away. The museum next door is adorable; the coffee shop directly across the street is terrific, with a welcoming hostess, and make sure not to miss a walk through little downtown Hafnarfjordur to the cute cafe Vort daglegt braud. Best of all was the Elf Park that Sirry clued us into. Do not miss it. It is a magical green space, and under the midnight sun we were out there playing with our kids at 11 p.m. We were also lucky enough to be in town for the annual Viking Festival nearby, which the kids absolutely loved (sword fighting, fire eating, story telling etc.). We would definitely recommend this place, especially if you're looking to save some money, do not mind not having a private bathroom/shower, and want a look at somewhere not as bustling as Reykjavik. So thank you, Sirry and Sigmar!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful town. I totally agree that when you are in this town you should not miss the Elf Park and our wonderful museums, which are free of charge. Welcome back anytime best regards Sigmar and Sirry
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and very comfortable! We rented the entire house and it was perfect for our large family. The kitchen made it easy and affordable to have breakfast before heading out for a day of adventures. There is a nice coffee shop, bakery and grocery store within easy walking distance. Hafnarfjordur is a quaint, centrally located, walkable town. Reykjavik is just a15 minute drive.

Sirry, the host, was very easy to work with. She went out of her way to give us info and recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A group of nine of us stayed here for four nights. Sirry is very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. The house is warm and comfortable. Transport to Reykjavik is fairly frequent and a nice journey. The Viking village which is a short walk away has a varied menu and the food is delicious. There is a cafe just across the road which does the best hot chocolate and breakfast if you should require it. I for one, will be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie, I loved hosting you girls. Welcome back anytime
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All you would want

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family with 2 little kids in the family room for about a week...and had a very good time in Harbourfront and Iceland.

Room was clean and had more than we expected like milk, cereal and coffee.

Iceland is more expensive then europe or the usa, but staying here it became more reasonable because we were able to prepare some sandwiches or breafasts there...which did cost otherwise easily 10 euros x person.

the guestbook had lots of positive reviews,..dont know why nobody writes anything here...

but definitely come back again, thanks sirry!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Keflavik international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Gamla Vínhúsið
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Higway 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

We offer personal service with lots of tips and help. Ask us about everything you want and we will reply. We can drive you around, take for horseback riding, whale watching, to the Blue Lagoon or wherever you want to go. Here is a brief description of our nice little town. Hafnarfjörður is Iceland's third largest town, with a population of over 26,000. A progressive municipality that focuses on ensuring a family-friendly environment, Hafnafjörður provides exemplary services and supports a dynamic economy.

Hafnarfjörður´s local authority prioritises electronic services, providing residents and visitors with secure 24 hour internet access from all locations. This allows them to resolve issues or do business online at their own convenience.

Hafnafjörður's service center, located at Strandgata 6., is the gateway to all the town´s departments and institutions and is the simplest way to access information and services. The service center is open every working day between 08:00 and 16:00.


Hafnarfjörður endeavors to provide an efficient administrative system staffed by employees who, with their knowledge, care and dedication, are able to offer the best services available.

Hafnarfjörður's public administration is divided into two parts:

On the one hand, there is the political system. This consists of democratically elected municipal representatives who form the town council. They are also members of the committees the council appoints in accordance with Hafnarfjörður municipality's by-laws and the council's minutes.

On the other hand, there is the civil service system, i.e. the recruited managers of the municipality, with the Mayor acting at their head. The Mayor is the town´s managing director and is hired by the town council. He is responsible both for implementing the council´s decisions and, together with the executive board, for the town's executive and financial management.

The community:

Hafnarfjörður is a unique town with an extraordinary history, where daily life and culture thrives in the middle of an old lava field. The town had a population of approximately 1400 when it was granted municipal status. Now, a century later, the population has exploded. However, the town retains its small-town air, its rural aura and its heart - which is not surprising given that the it prides itself on the largest unbroken neighborhood of corrugated iron-clad timber houses in Iceland.

Hafnarfjörður, however, is not just an old town; it is also thriving, as more and more people realize the advantages of becoming a Hafnarfjörður resident. The town has grown quickly over the past few years and the new neighborhoods have attracted a diverse community of people who are well aware that Hafnarfjörður offers a great range of commercial outlets and services, an active cultural life and plenty of activities. The town prides itself on a number of excellent kindergartens and primary schools, in addition to a music school, a vocational training college, and the well established secondary college, Flensborg. Hafnarfjörður is also a sports town, with a high level of participation in sports activities, partly due to the town subsidizing the membership fees of its children. Unspoiled nature is never far away in Hafnafjpörður, and opportunities for outdoor pursuits, in a beautiful environment, are limitless. It´s not only great to live in Hafnarfjörður; working in the town is good, too. Hafnarfjörður has a diverse econ.


Rates & Availability

Southern Peninsula House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Breakfast is not included in the price
The quote given is for a double room, please contact us for offers for more rooms or the whole house

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Southern Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower
  • Toilets are separate from the showers, so the rush hours are not so busy.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room, can sleep 5
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • Nice bedroom with wash basin, mirror, desk, chair, TV and more. Baby cribs can be provided. 3 of the rooms are at the back of the house and very quiet. The others face the road but it is a 30 km an hour road so it is also quiet.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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