A new spacious villa, one floor. All commodities, jacuzzi and beautiful scenery. Ideal for families or friends. The villa is located in the exclusive residence area of Akureyri, the Northern capital of Iceland, offers easy access not only to the center of Akureyri but also all the interesting sites surrounding this Northern capital. Just to give an example of the numerous opportunities for excursions; the most popular being - the road skirting the beautiful western shore of the Eyjafjordur Fjord, the magnificent waterfalls, Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Dimmuborgir, Mývatn and the Grand Canyon of Jökulsárgljúfur. It is also possible to take an organized day trip from Akureyri to the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle.
The villa is built on one floor with all modern day commodities: Three medium size bedrooms, large living room, and modern kitchen with all the usual equipments, terrace, Jacuzzi, free internet, garden, washing machine and dryer, TV, central heating, DVD, and very easy connection with closest airport and highway.
Also available for rent a Jeep cheroke diesel, 4 wheel drive for a good price or a small city car. Cars can be delivered either at Reykjavík or Akureyri.
The property offers the optimal mix between family relax and exploration of the beauty of the Norhern landscape. Located on a hill in the southwestern side of the beautiful Eyjafjordur. A quiet position with easy access to the center of Akureyri and the beautiful places in its surroundings.
Only 15 min away from the center of Akureyri, the second biggest town of Iceland, which offers all the usual attractions of a big town, naturally heated swimming pool, museums, the world’s northernmost botanical garden, a18-hole golf course, restaurants, coffees and shops. Outside the city are numerous opportunities for excursions, the most popular being the road skirting the beautiful western shore of the Eyjafjordur Fjord, the magnificent waterfalls, Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Dimmuborgir, Mývatn and the Grand Canyon of Jökulsárgljúfur. It is also possible to take an organized day trip from Akureyri to the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle.One of the most extraordinary aspects of Akureyri is its warm climate. Although its sits only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, it has some of the best weather in Iceland. Summer temperatures frequently range in the high 20-°C!
What a fantastic view and a fantastic house. Gunnar was as always very helpful and friendly. Our stay in Akureyri was perfect. Thanks a lot.
The house itself was amazing and in a fantastic location to spend my birthday! Gunnar was more than helpful on such short notice! Would stay again and highly recommend the place to explore Akureyri and the surrounding area.
Beautiful apartment! The view is even more stunning than the pictures. Hot tub is fantastic! Gunnar was very helpful and responsive when we needed his help.
Great place to stay and enjoy Akureyri whale watching, baths at Myvatn and dettifoss/godafoss waterfalls. We did the golden circle on this trip too, much preferred the north - fewer people and scenery more dramatic.
Our time in Akureyri was wonderful. We were there the first week of September and were blessed with hardly any rain. The city and surrounding areas are amazing. The house is in a great location, less than 10 minutes to the very quaint downtown area with shops and restaurants and a beautiful botanical garden and not too far from other area like Myvatn and Dettifoss. The view from the house was spectacular, made more so with the entire front in window panes! The first I notice when I walk in somewhere is how clean the floors are, and these were quite clean! It had more than enough space for us and our three year old daughter. The washer and dryer was very handy and a fully outfitted kitchen made cooking at home pretty simple. Make sure you do your grocery shopping at the Bonus as opposed to the other gas station grocery stores for better prices. Oh, and the Bonus is only open until 6 p.m. most evenings, which was shock for us Americans. :) The beds were very comfortable and so was the living room furniture. As far as the highlight from the time there, our trip to Dalvik for whale-watching was spectacular. We used Arctic Sea Tours, and we highly recommend them. What an authentic Icelandic experience made complete with seeing many whales, amazing day. Make a trip to Cafe Paris for a pastry and enjoy the very cozy ambience of this very old cafe. Overall, we highly recommend this house and this area. We spent half our time in Iceland here and the other half in Reykjavik. The drive to and from these two great cities was equally enjoyable. Don't be afraid to incorporate both cities in a visit. -Summer Simmons
We enjoyed our stay in that beautiful location very much, especially the wonderful view and our baths in the hot pot. There is plenty to do around Akureyri, the landscape is fascinating. Gunnar is a perfect host, he did everything he could to contribute to our gorgeous holiday. Thanks a lot.
A beautiful house with a beautiful view of the bay, mountains and Akureyri. We loved our stay.
This is the most beautiful place in the world. The house is even nicer than it looks in the pictures. The view is simply stunning, incredible, breathtaking! All five of us kept grabbing our cameras to take more pictures.
The kitchen is very well equipped, and there's a really nice barbecue as well, out on the lovely porch. We used the hot tub every single day, so relaxing and lovely.
The bedrooms are also great, with extremely comfortable beds, and excellent black shades to keep the fantastic midnight sun out.
The location is awesome, just 2 minutes in to town, with a great view of the harbor.
Gunnar was a great host, he gave us his cell phone # and answered every time we called him.
I really think this is the best place we've ever stayed, we couldn't give it a higher recommendation, and hope that we will be able to stay here again next year.
Thank you Gunnar and Snaefridur!
The villa is fantastic: location, equipment, comfort and of course the stunning views of the bay and Akureyri.
We could not believe that it is the same as on photo. But it was!!!
The villa has only one drawback - you'll never want to leave this place!!!
But i'm sure If i return, no When i return to Iceland, so i'll stay here once more.
Such a gorgeous place - I stayed 3 nights with my husband on our two-week trip around Iceland. The house is about a 5 minute drive from downtown Akureyri, which was perfect - it was easy to get to town, but we were above the town on the opposite side of the fjord with a beautiful view. We were also able to do a day trip to Husavik for whale watching, which was about an hour-long drive from the house. Gunnar was really helpful in arranging the stay and very responsive when we had a few questions upon arrival. The house was spacious and airy, with lots of sunlight (except in the bedrooms where there are good dark curtains for the midnight sun). I would definitely recommend this house to anyong driving through.
This place is so incredible! The views out of the glass walls are absolutely breathtaking, everything looks like a painting! We couldn't believe this place when we walked in. Everything was perfect and it was in an excellent location, only about 5 minutes drive to Akureyri. Also very easy to find and Gunnar was extremely helpful while we were there. The hot pot was also amazing, we used it every night.