Bright, charming, and comfortable. Spacious (1000 sq.ft./93 m2) with high ceilings in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Central as can be in a quiet residential street.
2-7 minutes on foot to any place you might want to walk: Laugavegur shopping street, Hallgrímskirkja cathedral, Tjörnin lake, the National Gallery, the National Museum, Harpa Concert Hall, parliament square and the old harbor.
The house dates from 1900; the apartment is recently renovated with its old charm intact.
Our place is perfect for couples, families or smaller groups. We think you'll like it here.
The apartment (93 sq.m./1000 sq.ft) has two master bedrooms: one with a queen size bed and the other with a queen size bed and a single bed, all with down comforters/duvets. A cot/crib is also available upon request. Sheets and linen are provided. Ample closet space, drawers and hangers.
The kitchen/dining room is spacious and has a stove, dishwasher and all standard appliances. Dining area seats eight. The kitchen is fully equipped. Salt/pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, and olive oil are provided. The balcony can be reached from the kitchen and opens onto a bundle of green backyards in the city centre.
The bathroom has a shower/bathtub and some toiletries (q-tips, cotton pads, soap and shampoo), a hairdryer, and fresh towels. There is also a washing machine and a dryer in the apartment.
The living room is bright, it has a couch, a flat screen television, an Apple TV and a DVD player.
The apartment is in a four-story house with lovely neighbours -- please be kind to them.
Interaction with guests
We will greet you when you arrive and make sure that everything is OK. We are also happy to offer suggestions and to share local knowledge, if and as you like. If you need any advice while you are here, don't hesitate to get in touch. Other than that, it's your home while you are here and we give you full privacy.
Other things to note
In case you need them for your baby, we can provide a cot and a highchair -- please just let us know and we will have them ready when you arrive.
The same goes for a stroller, should you need it.
We are happy to help out if we can, so let us know if there is anything else you need.
- No parties please
- There's a family living downstairs, so please respect quiet hours from 11pm to 7am
- As is customary in Iceland, we take off our shoes when entering the house, and ask you to do the same
- You are welcome to smoke on the balcony
My wife and I are the happy owners of this lovely two bedroom apartment where we lived for a decade. We are both Reykjavík natives but we have lived for extended periods in Northern California and New York, Florence, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.
We speak and write excellent English, and between the two of us we speak good Swedish, Danish, and French and we understand German, Italian, and Norwegian. We often stay with other Airbnb hosts when we travel abroad or in Iceland. East or West, home is best.