About this listing
A cozy loft above a wood-carver's workshop on the wharf by Hafnarfjordur Harbour: A spacious bedroom, roomy kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower. An unusual place to stay, with good bus connections to the city centre and to the airport.
The loft is above a workshop in a set of buildings originally designed for use by small-boat fishermen. Many of the spaces have been converted into workshops and artists' studios, with some units still used for their original purpose. The neighbourhood is quiet in the evening.
The unique thing about this location is that it's right on the waterfront, surrounded by the sights and sounds of a working harbor. The workshop loft is cozy and private, and if you like unusual places to stay, I think you'll enjoy this retreat by the harbor.
You'll have the whole upstairs to yourself. This includes sole use of the bathroom. The kitchen area has a hotplate, coffee maker, kettle, and a small refrigerator - as well as cups, plates and cutlery.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet you on arrival, give you the keys and show you around. The airport bus stops at the Viking hotel nearby, so I'm happy to walk over and meet you there. I live close by, so I can respond quickly if something comes up. Usually, we expect to be able to receive guests from 2pm .
The area is well-lit and safe at night, and close to shopping, cafes, restaurants and the local swimming pool (no trip to Iceland is complete without a dip in a geothermal swimming pool).
Car parking is directly in front of the door. The airport bus (and Blue Lagoon bus) both stop nearby. Public transportation to central Reykjavík is easy: Bus no. 1 stops right outside Fornubudir, and takes you to Kringlan in 15 mins. and to the Harpa Concert Hall in central Reykjavik in ca. 25-30 minutes.
Smoking is not allowed indoors.
Expected arrival time is around 2pm, and on the day of departure we ask that guests be ready to leave by noon.
Luggage can be stored in the workshop downstairs.
From Nov 01, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016 the minimum stay is 28 nights.