Evening coffee at the Old Bookstore
1 reviewFlateyri, Iceland
Experience hosted by Eyþór
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Icelandic
What you'll do
I will take you on a exclusive tour around the oldest original store in Iceland, The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, where books are sold by weight. Then we will take a step in to the past, when we visit the apartment of my great-grandparents, that has been unchanged since my great-grandfather past away 1950. There we will sit down for a traditional Icelandic evening coffee and cake, just like my great-grandmother used to serve it 100 years ago.
Where you'll be
The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, is a unique establishment where all the furnishing and the dècor are unchanged since the store was first open. The merchant apartment in the Old Bookstore has not been change since 1950, when my great-grandfather past away. – It is a truly an unforgettable experience to take a step into the past, by visiting the old apartment.
This was a most unique and memorable experience! Eyþór is a fascinating person, and passionately shared a plethora of interesting stories while showing us around the historical bookstore and wonderfully preserved apartment. The cake he made for us from his family's recipe was phenomenal (crave-worthy, for sure!), and his french press is fantastic! (& we're picky about such things). He was great with communication beforehand, and the bookstore is easy to get to between Dynjandi and Ísafjörður. Because of Eyþór's descriptions and photos, we'd consider an overnight in Flateyri, too! We're so grateful Eyþór has shared his and his family's lives in this way; this experience (our first, with AirBnB) is highly recommended for anyone who likes connecting with interesting people and being in historical spaces. We'd even return to do it again!
This was a most unique and memorable experience! Eyþór is a fascinating person, and passionately shared a plethora of interesting stories while showing us around the historical boo…
Things to know
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
Will this be your most uniq and exclusive cup of coffee you will have in your trip to Iceland?