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Elegant and Spacious Apartment Close to City Center and Park

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Living/dining room facing south.


Last updated: 07/12/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Reykjavik apartment description

The flat has all the cardinal directions with entrance facing south. On the whole, it is about 150 m². However, one of the rooms is a storage room, and another one a small office, so there are roughly 125 m² (1345 sq.ft.) at your disposal.

There are two bedrooms, one on the south side and one in the northwest part, sleeping two to four people. One of them has a Queen size bed, and the other a Double. The inner living room has a single bed, and if you need some extra sleeping space, a futon mattress can be provided.
The living/dining room is spacious and has a balcony that faces west and is well sheltered from the wind. That also makes it an ideal spot for a barbeque. It has a view to grown gardens and a studio apartment that is adjacent to the house.
The kitchen is east-facing. It's well equipped for cooking meals and perfect for having breakfast in the morning.
The bathroom has a full size bathtub and a shower, and has a window facing north, so the light is very nice.

The washing facility is in the basement and is shared with other inhabitants in the house. Should you need it, please let me know.
Internet access is free of charge.
The house has an old garden in the front.

Across the street, seen from the kitchen window, is the Klambratun Park where you'll find Kjarvalsstadir, the Reykjavik Art Museum named after the 20th century painter Johannes Kjarval. The park also has several outdoors sports facilities.

If you have a car, the street in front has enough free parking space. Public transport is regular, with a bus stop close by. It's an easy walk from the flat to the city center with all the shopping and culture it has to offer.
This is a real home for me, and I hope you will feel the same. I'm taking care of the property myself and am very much looking forward to your visit.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 125 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is no smoking in the apartment but there is a balcony that would fit for that type of activity :)...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Comfortable, quiet room with good cupboard space....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Has a light and friendly feel to it....moreless

          • There are 2 bedrooms. Each of them sleeps 2 persons Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and bedroom 2 has a double bed. The couch sleeps 1 person. If there is need a futon can be provided for one more person on request. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • 1 Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Full length bathtub and shower with a massage head.


          • Books:

            English and French curiosity-books....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Disc player and speakers in living room....moreless


          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Mountain View:

            From outside of the house the Mountain Esja can be seen....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Whitewater Rafting


          • Dining:

            Dining/Living room with dining table....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            There is central heating in the apartment. In Iceland there is geothermal heating in 80% of houses. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            WiFi router. Bring your own laptop....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            The living room is divided into 2 parts - one bigger dining/living room area and a smaller, inner living room....moreless

          • Parking:

            There is shared parking outside the house....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            The washing machine is in the communal washing room in the basement. Please asks for details....moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 3-4)...moreless

          • Oven:


          • Pantry Items:

            I am a bit of a health nut, the sea salt/olive oil type, so please let me know what you prefer before you arrive. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            It is my old friend Evercold from 1957. He's still going strong and has plenty of room....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove...moreless

          • Toaster


          • Balcony:

            The balcony faces west. This is where you can grill or sit and have a drink in the evening after the adventures of the day....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The garden is rather old and wild. The park across the street is very nice for pick nicks and such...moreless



          Write a review 4.8
          from 5 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Base Rate
          3 night min stay
          Low Season
          Sep 15 - Dec 19
          3 night min stay
          $7,000 $510,000
          Low Season
          Jan 4 - May 14
          3 night min stay
          $7,000 $51,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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          Car: Not Necessary

          The apartment is situated in the Nordurmyri, a residential area close to the city center. It is at less than ten minutes' walking distance from Hallgrímskirkja church, which was created by the former Architect of State, Gudjon Samuelson. He designed the first Reykjavik Indoor Swimming Pool in 1937 as well as many other official buildings.

          What I like about the location is that I can be downtown in no time by foot and even quicker on my bicycle. I enjoy going to the Reykjavik Art Museum in the park by the house.

          In Reykjavik, nature is never very far. Walking or cycling to the waterfront that surrounds the city is a pleasure. The Reykjavik Marathon in August is a must for runners! The Pearl (Perlan) houses a restaurant built on geothermal water tanks and gives a stunning view of Reykjavik. The Nautholsvik Beach is not far from there. The sea is warmed up with geothermal water! Bathing in the sea all year round has become a popular health promoting activity. The Service House in Nautholsvik was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize. Reykjavik University is close to the beach, with a very well equipped gym in the basement and a nice restaurant/café just around the corner.

          Cultural activities abound in the city - there are art museums and galleries to suit every taste and the music and live theater scene is vibrant; film and music festivals as well as Icelandic design and fashion events are held at different times of the year. Our brand new music and conference hall, Harpa, on the downtown waterfront, is definitely worth visiting. It just received the European Mies van der Rohe prize in architecture. Further west is the Old Harbor with shops and restaurant, art museums and galleries. The Reykjavik Flea Market is also close by. Just two minutes away is The Stone Village (Grjotathorp) with its tiny gardens and old, renovated wooden houses. I would stop by the Parliament, and City Hall on the lake (Tjornin) where you can also feed the ducks. The National Art Gallery, on the other side of the lake, is well worth a visit. There are many nice restaurants in town that offer a great variety of foods. There are endless possibilities of enjoyment in my beloved city - even the graveyards are of interest!

          Seltjarnarnes is also worth visiting - with the Lighthouse of Grotta, a wonderful seashore, and the Cat's Bedrock (Kisuklappir) - a work of art and nature where you can bathe your feet! The golf course is just next door.

          Videy island, with its history and works of art is a great day out. There are many things I have not mentioned, like horse riding, cave visits, glacier trips, river rafting, whale watching and all of those things you can do in the proximity of Reykjavik. If you are traveling in winter, a Northern Lights Hunt is a must! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About the owner: I was born in Reykjavik and lived here for the first 20 years of my life in a family of artists. I went abroad and lived in France for many years. I also lived in London while studying complementary medicine. I am interested in the arts, architecture, health and general well-being. I work in the field of health and preventive medicine and have been interested in it for as long as I can remember. I also teach a mind management training technique at international courses in Europe and in the US as well as in Iceland. I really like people and I am interested in life in general. If you would like to explore different viewpoints, there are books in my library about many different approaches in this field - most of them in English, and some in French. I used to work as a travel guide and I know the country quite well. I have two grown up children. My son works as a mountain guide in Iceland and my daughter is an actor, working and living abroad. I am lucky to have two grandchildren, that are 17 and 8-years-old. When the apartment is occupied, I will be living close by, and can be easily reached most of the time. If I am not available, there will be a reliable replacement. I'm happy to be of help during your stay in Reykjavik.

          Why the Owner Chose Reykjavik:
          I chose Reykjavik because that's where my roots are. I have seen this city grow into what it is right now, a place of incredible cultural and entrepreneurial creativity.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          The house, built in 1946, was designed by the well-known State Architect, G. Samuelson. When I first came into the house I felt that this was it. A feeling of space and harmony was the thing that really struck me. The living room had lots of space, the light was beautiful and I really wanted to live here. I had to renovate quite a bit. What I really like about the apartment, is that it is so easy to relax there after a day of work or activities. I love the wooden oak floor that is heated, and to walk on it bare-foot is so lovely. It's also really close to everything I need, which is great because then I can be more friendly to the environment and use the car less frequently. The apartment is within an easy 10 minutes' walk from the BSI Central bus station where the FLYBUS from Keflavik International Airport comes in. City buses are within easy reach from the house as well as the city bus station Hlemmur, which is situated at the upper end of the main shopping street, Laugavegur. Last but not least the swimming-pool is a short walk away with a steam-bath and and an outdoor hot tub.

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          Speaks: english


          • Living/dining room facing south.

            Living/dining room facing south.

          • Living/dining room leading into inner living room.

            Living/dining room leading into inner living room.

          • The inner living room with my old radio.

            The inner living room with my old radio.

          • The kitchen has a good work-space and utensils for cooking.

            The kitchen has a good work-space and utensils for cooking.

          • Bedroom 2 - with 3 long windows.

            Bedroom 2 - with 3 long windows.

          • Bathroom sink and table - plenty of space to put your things.

            Bathroom sink and table - plenty of space to put your things.

          • The entrance to the living room filled with art works and designer furniture.

            The entrance to the living room filled with art works and designer furniture.

          • Magic old garden around the house.

            Magic old garden around the house.

          • Bright and open living/dining room.

            Bright and open living/dining room.

          • The bed in the inner living room with a west-facing balcony.

            The bed in the inner living room with a west-facing balcony.

          • Kitchen with a view on the park.

            Kitchen with a view on the park.

          • The entrance from the inside

            The entrance from the inside

          • Bedroom 1 is in the most quiet part of the house.

            Bedroom 1 is in the most quiet part of the house.

          • Full length bathtub and a massage shower-head.

            Full length bathtub and a massage shower-head.

          • This is the entrance to the flat.

            This is the entrance to the flat.

          VRBO #419537

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

          $195 - $240 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

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          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Speaks: english
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