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2 Bedrooms
4 Beds
$196
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About This Listing

Charismatic top-floor apartment in central Reykjavik. Quiet and nice surroundings, GREAT VIEW, featured in local HOME & DESIGN magazine in 2011. ***** (FIVE STAR) reviews by all guests so far.

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Living room, sofa area

Living room, sofa area


The Space
Property type: Apartment
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $40 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $45
Weekly Price: $1173 /week
Cancellation: Strict

Description

House Rules

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Living room, dining area.

Living room, dining area.

17 Reviews

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About the Host, Randver

Randver
Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
Member since June 2012
Response rate: 95% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours

Trust
  • Randver
  • Drafnarborg kindergarden / playground

    Small, but very nice playground. Open to the public after 17.00 weekdays, and throughout the weekends. A kindergarden is operated here weekdays 8-17. We come here with coffee snacks from the house.
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Mjölnir gym

    Mjölnir gym and martial arts club.
    Seljavegur Reykjavik Capital Region
  • 24 hour store / pharmacy

    The 10-11 grocery chain store is open 24 hours. Food, snack, candy, DVDs etc.
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Reykjavik harbor area

    The charismatic harbor area has some great sights from old and new Reykjavik, restaurants, bars and sightseeing tours.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Slippabarinn / Icelandair Marina

    Great bar in fantastic surroundings, good food as well. Located in an old ship yard and the 1st floor of Icelandairs newest hotel, Marina. (website hidden)
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Matur og Drykkur

    Newly opened café.
    Grandagarður
  • Forréttabarinn - Starters Restaurand & Bar

    Forréttabarinn, wine and beer and tapas food just around the corner from our apartment. Great atmosphere, good drinks and food. Next door is gallery/shop featuring new Icelandic design in clothes etc.
    Nýlendugata Reykjavik
  • Öldukot

    Playground.
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Aurora Reykjavík

    The Northern Lights Center in Reykjavík.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Pétursbúð grocery shop

    The local shop where you can everything from groceries to toys. Open 11:00-23:30 every day. Very good vibe and helpful staff.
    Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Dvergasteinn kindergarden/playground

    Great playground. Open to the public after 17.00 weekdays, and throughout the weekends. A kindergarden is operated here weekdays 8:00-17:00.
    Reykjavik West 107
  • Saga Museum

    Vikings and more. The history of Iceland.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Playground (Skiparóló)

    Very original playground, consisting of about and various materials from the harbour area.
    Rastargata RVK 101
  • Búrið

    Gourmet shop / farmers market. Meat, sausages, cheese, vegetables etc.
    Grandagarður RVK 101
  • Burger Joint / Hamborgarabúllan

    Recommended. Great for take-away, and sit in, when youre up for a burger. Veggie burger available. They recently (Aug 12) opened their 1st outlet outside of Iceland, in London. (website hidden)
    Reykjavik Vesturland 101
  • Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching

    Whale watching and other sea tours by Elding - (website hidden)
    Reykjavik 101
  • Tapashúsið / Tapashouse

    This one comes highly recommended. Tapas mix, with Icelandic flavour and ingredients. The 7 seven course Tivoli menu is fantastic.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Bónus supermarket

    The Bónus chain is a budget supermarket chain all over Iceland. This is your outlet in this part of town.
    Fiskislóð Reykjavik Vesturland
  • Sægreifinn

    Great seafood restaurant. Popular among locals, tourists and celebrities that visit Reykjvik (Russel Crowe was here the other day). (website hidden)
    Tryggvagata Vesturland 101
  • Sushismidjan

    Great sushi. Takeaway - or eat there. (website hidden)
    Geirsgata Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Sjávarbarinn - Sea food restaurant

    Casual fish restaurant, serve great lunch dishes.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Reykjavik Bike Tours

    Rent your bike, Reykjavik is a great city to travel on a bike. They do organized tours now and then.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Icelandic Fish and Chips

    Fish and health food. (website hidden)
    Norðurstígur Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Sædís handmade jewellery & fine art

    One of the stores in the old harbor area village.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Kopar Restaurant

    Great restaurant, serve fish and various meat dishes.
    Geirsgata Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Cinema no2

    The Cinema at old harbor village no. 2 (website hidden)
    Reykjavik 101
  • Veitingahúsið Höfnin

    Höfnin Restaurant. Nice surrounding, good food according to our friends. Website: (website hidden)
    Mýrargata Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæði
  • Valdís

    Ice cream, gelato and sorbet. Extremely popular by the locals, and for a reason. Fantastic.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region
  • The Coocoo's Nest

    Excellent brunch and lunches. Also serve dinners. Small, cozy and authentic. Experts in soups and sandwiches, but there is more variety in the evenings.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Landakotskirkja church and park

    The catholic church in Reykjavik. Nice park area around the church, stop by Péturbúð just down the road for sandwiches etc. and go for a nice picnic. Web: (website hidden)
    Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • West Town Elementary School

    Great playground open on when the school is closed, that is after 17:00 and during weekends.
    Reykjavik West
  • Kaffivagninn

    One of the citys oldest cafés. Traditional, with view over the harbor. Fishermans favorite.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Sjosigling / Viðey island trips

    Whale watching and other ferries to the sea - here you catch the ferry Viðey island, the café out there is open in the summer. Very nice on good weather days. Website: (website hidden)
    Old Harbour Reykjavik 101
  • Life of Whales

    Whale watching boat trips - and boat trips to Viðey island.
    Reykjavik Vesturland 101
  • Volcano House

    Iceland is a volcanic island, this is a nice place to visit if you are interested in volcanoes and Icelands history.
    Geirsgata RVK Capital Region
  • Nettó

    Supermarket, open 24/7.
    Fiskislóð Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Nóatún grocery store / Pharmacy

    Nóatún is open from (phone number hidden) every day, good selection of groceries. Also in same building youll find Lyf Heilsa pharmacy.
    Hringbraut Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Café Retro

    Decent coffee, but they also serve lunch (fish/meat) and have a good selection of sandwiches throughout the day.
    Grandagarður Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Ísgerðin - Ice cream shop

    The local ice cream shop, popular place. (website hidden)
    Hringbraut Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Reykjavík City Library

    Reykjaviks city center library, and the biggest one. They have limited selection of book in English, German and Norwegian languages. Mainly Icelandic books, magazines etc.
    Grófin Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Reykjavik Museum of Photography

    Reykjavik Museum of Photography (website hidden) Worth the visit.
    Tryggvagata Capital Region
  • Tapas barinn

    Fantastic restaurant, usually the kitchen is open until 23.30 (rather than 22:00 with many places). The mark on this map is a bit off, the restaurant is further down the road on Vesturgata.
    Vesturgötu Reykjavik 101
  • Hrói Höttur pizzeria

    Pizzas, burgers, steaks etc.
    Lágholtsvegur Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Tourist Information Centre

    The closest tourist centre, and the biggest one where you book tickets to shows in Harpa Concert Hall and other activities. Approximately 10 minute walk from the apartment.
    Reykjavik Vesturland 101
  • Krónan

    Supermarket. Big and good selection. Special organic section.
    Fiskislóð Reykjavik 101
  • Reykjavik Arts Museum - Hafnarhús

    10 minute walk from the apartment, very nice museum.
    Tryggvagata Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæði 101
  • Elko Grandi

    Electronic shop that also stores music and DVDs.
    Fiskislóð Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Víkin Maritime Museum

    Reykjaviks Maritime Museum. Outdoor afé on first floor with view over the harbor. Nice place to visit. Website: (website hidden)
    Reykjavik
  • Whales of Iceland

    Whales of Iceland is the biggest whale exhibition in the world. Just opened in Feb 2015.
    Fiskislóð Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Sway Reykjavik - Segway tours

    Havent tried it.
    Fiskislóð RVK Capital Region 101
  • Kolaportð market

    Reykjaviks only market is a place worth experiencing. Here you can buy new and old items, music, food and Icelandic delicacy like dry fish and liquorice. Open weekends, 11-17. (website hidden)
    Reykjavik 101
  • Vínbúðin Austurstræti

    In the city (and all of Iceland) you have to buy alcoholic drinks for home consumption (wine, beer and spirits) in state run Wine stores (Vinbúð in Icelandic). This one is closest to our home.
    Vallarstræti Reykjavik Capital Region
  • (website hidden)

    Havent tried it.
    RVK 101
  • Farmers Market - flagship store & design studio

    Icelandic design and some music as well. Their Farmers Market jeans come recommended.
    Hólmaslóð Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall

    The latest Reykjavik landmark. Great architecture, café on 1st floor, great bar on the fourth (and nice restaurant). If you get a chance to see show there, youre in for a treat. (website hidden)
    Ingólfsgarður Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Vesturbæjarlaug swimming pool

    The great neighborhood swimming pool. Four jacuzzis/hot tubs, outdoor swimming pool and sauna. Popular among people in central Reykjavik, in winter and summer.
    Reykjavik
  • (website hidden) - Sportköfunarskóli Íslands

    Havent tried it, but have been around for years.
    Hólmaslóð RVK Capital Region 101
  • National Musueum of Iceland

    Heritage and History in Iceland. A museum worth visiting if you are into history, culture and Iceland in general. (website hidden)
    Reykjavík 101
  • National Centre for Cultural Heritage

    (website hidden)
    Reykjavik 101
  • Eiðsgrandi - walking path by the sea

    Walk 5 minutes from our apartment toward the sea to the West and youll find the Eiðisgrandi walking path. Excellent walk by the sea, that leads all the way to Grótta lighthouse (25-30 min walk).
    Eiðsgrandi Reykjavik Capital Region
  • National Theatre of Iceland

    Iceland national theatre. Shows are mostly in Icelandic. The house is designed by the State Architect of Iceland, Guðjón Samúelsson, designed Hallgrimskirkja church and man other city landmarks.
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Sculpture and shore walk

    Great view out to Esja mountain, Faxa bay and on good days the Snæfellsnes glacier. Popular walk by locals and tourists alike. Go here by walking 10-15 minutes from our apartment, past Harpa.
    Faxagata Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Kaffibarinn

    The legendary Kaffibar. Always good, busy weekends. DJs.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Café Rósenberg

    Great spot for live music. Mostly folk/jazz/pop music.
    Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • 12 Tónar Record shop

    Great record shop on two floors with good selection of icelandic music, and fine classical department.
    Skólavörðustígur Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Smekkleysa Record shop

    Great selection of Icelandic music on CDs and vinyl.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Austur Indíafjelagið

    One of the best indian cuisine in Europe, longtime favorite with us. (website hidden)
    Reykjavik West 101
  • Bíó Paradís

    Bíó Paradís (lit. “Cinema Paradise“) is a independent cinema Café - screening the latest arthouse releases, special genre films, repertory cinema, documentaries, shorts experimental films.
    Hverfisgata Reykjavik
  • Hallgrímskirkja

    A must. Visit the Hallgrimskirkja church and go up the church tower for amazing view over Reykjavik.
    Reykjavik Vesturland
  • Lucky Records

    Just below the mark here (on Hverfisgata) youll find the legendary Lucky Records where youll find new and old Icelandic music on vinyl and CD + second hand music films.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Kex Hostel - Gym & Tonic

    Great bar! Live music sometime takes place in the inner hall (Gym Tonic). (website hidden)
    Skúlagata Reykjavik Capital Region 101
  • Eiðistorg mall / Vínbúðin

    Eiðistorg shopping mall, old school and nice. Grocery, book shop and more. Here you also find a Wine store (Vinbúð) with a good selection. Nice walk from our home, but takes up to 25 minutes.
    Eiðistorg
  • Ægissíða

    Here locals (and some guests) go for run walk by the sea. You can walk further out Seltjarnarnes peninsula or the other way to Nauthólsvík. Or just back into Vesturbær neihborhood. Close to V. pool.
    Ægissíða Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Sundhöllin swimming hall

    The old charming Sundhöll (swim hall) of Reykjavik. One of the countrys few indoor swimming pools, and the citys only one. Indoor pool + 2x jacuzzi/hot tubs located outside, and sauna. Nice!
    Reykjavik
  • Sundlaug Seltjarnarness swimming pool

    Seltjarnarneslaug, Suðurströnd 8, 170 Setljarnarnes, tel: (phone number hidden). Some 2.4 km away from our apartment, 20-30 minute walk, beautiful walkway by the sea. Outdoor pool and hot tubs.
    Seltjarnarnes Höfuðborgarsvæði
  • Höfði house

    Höfði, the house in where Gorbachev and Reagan met in 1986. One of Reykjaviks landmark houses.
    Fjörutún Reykjavik Capital Region Austurbær
  • Norðurströnd - shore walk to Grótta peninsula

    A lovely walk by the sea. Walk the Eiðisgrandi from our apartment, via Norðurströnd and out to the Grótta peninsula where you catch amazing sights, birdlife and a hidden hot spring open day and night.
    Norðurströnd Seltjarnarnes Capital Region
  • Suðurströnd

    Great walk by the sea, view to Bessastaðir (residency of the President). Good (but longer) route to Grótta where you first walk through Vesturbær neighborhood to Ægissíða, then to Suðurströnd.
    Suðurströnd Seltjarnarnes Capital Region
  • Hidden hot tub in the shore

    Close by this location, actually be the sea closer to the Grótta lighthouse youll find a hidden hot tub in the shore. Not on tourist maps. Catch the sunset in it! More info links in House manual.
    Sefgarðar Seltjarnarnes Capital Region
  • Sculpture & Shore Walk

    Start your journey here out to the Seltjarnes peninsula. Or enjoy the sunset from here. Particularly popular mornings and evenings by locals, and guests. View out to Snæfellsnes glacier on good days.
    Sculpture & Shore Walk Seltjarnarnes Capital Region
  • Nesstofa - The Medical and Health Care Museum

    Located in Seltjarnarnes municipality, a specialized museum under the admin. of Nat. Museum. Concentrates on the collection of artefacts, tools, instruments, pictures, drawings... (website hidden)
    Seltjarnarnes
  • Nauthólsvík

    Pretty long walk from our apartment (30 minutes) but very much worth it. You can also take the bus. Here you find Reykjaviks only beach, hot tub + more.
    Reykjavik 101
  • Laugardalslaug swimming pool

    The largest swimming pool in Reykjavik. Very popular on sunny days.
    Reykjavik Capital Region
  • Seltjarnarnes golf club

    Selatjarnarnes golf club. (website hidden)
    Seltjarnarnes Höfuðborgarsvæði

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