A nice apartment 95 sq.m, spacious, bright and open apartment / house. First floor, in a 3 floor house. Central in the city in Sigtún, 105 Reykjavik - very close to GRAND and HILTON hotels, where the FLYBUS stops and you can leave for excursions.
HERE ARE SOME REVIEWS from guests staying either in a room here along with me or in the whole apartment.
The flat has 2 Bedrooms, 2 living rooms a nice Kitchen and a rather small Bathroom with a shower, bath and a washing machine. It is 20-25 minutes walk from Reykjavik City Center, along the see, and in a neighborhood which is among the 3 most popular in the city. The biggest green park in Reykjavik and the Botanic garden is 3 minutes away. Also very close by are many restaurants. Free wi-fi and free and easy parking.
The FLYbus stops at Grand hotel 2 minutes from my home. There you can also leave for EXcursions. Local bus to all directions stop is 3 minutes from the house. I often DRIVE downtown for example in the morning time (and evening) and then you can get a lift and some sightseeing on the way:).
The whole apartment sometimes for rent upon request, for up to 3-4 persons, mainly summer time if im away travelling.
Can be rented as one private room AND sometimes AS AN APARTMENT. Host around 40 years old, living alone, but a 9 year lovely daughter also sometimes here mainly weekends.
The most popular thermal swimming pool, a green park, restaurants and more, all within 400 meter radius.
Some very good practical information concerning how it is best and most economical to get from the airport and concerning the Blue Lagoon and more, further below in this text market as PPPP.
My fellows company is working in Tourism and Consultancy
In some cases my coworker or even me could take people on a:
a) Grand Golden Circle Tour - not only visiting the tourist sites! We have a nice jeep and license to take passengers. The cost for that would be around 350 dollars for a full day which is lower than our cost price for car and an employee. It would be splitted then between 2-4 passengers (400 if 4 passengers). Also possible
b) Blue Lagoon and Reykjanes and
c) The south shore, waterfalls, nature and glacier walk.
d) The Westman Islands, one night minimum.
e) The circle around Iceland!, minimum for 4 days then (arr. 1200 km.)
You can get a free copy of the yellow very comprehensive VISITOR'S GUIDE book at Reykjavik Excursion (also a discount coupon from them in the book) or the tourist desk at the airport. It has a lot of information and articles for example about the Northern Lights, the Icelandic horse, the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and more. Also good maps of Reykjavik and Iceland as well as discount Coupons valid at restaurants, whale watching, tours and more. The book is also at the site Visitorsguide dot and is.
All necessities like towel, shampoo and more.
A dish washing machine, stove, oven, fridge, microwave ..
A 50 inch TV, DVD and a massage chair, good stereos. A good heating system in the flat.
Maybe a bike and some other things.
This home should make you feel better .... than at home:)
Speaks fluent English also good in all Scandinavian languages and German. Has traveled all over Iceland and to 47 foreign countries, most recently to south east Asia, have written travel stories about the trips.
NB: I work among else in tourism and have a lot of knowledge of what do to, where and at a good price. Often able to get car rental (mainly off season), some tours and more at better prices.
Help your self BREAKFAST with what you find in the fridge and I have left - just leave something back instead.
Coming from the airport
If you are coming with the fly-bus from the airport the (fare arr. ISK 2200 / return 3500) Iceland Excursion usually a bit cheaper than Reykjavik Excursuion). It is best to take the Fly-bus to Grand Hotel which is like 3 minutes from my house (300 meters).
You could ask someone at the hotel for direction to my home if you don’t see it in the map in the Visitor’s Guide book, the home is towards east and the park.
Some Practical info:
Blue Lagoon is very popular with tourists and has become like a must to do. I do though recommend the thermal swimming pools comparatively more, not least as their entrance fee is like 10 times less and also a better way to meet the locals. The one closest to my home around 5 minutes walking, I sometimes try to take my guest one time to the thermal pools.
The best way for the Blue Lagoon especially for those who are not so long time in Iceland is with the company (website hidden) they usually have the best online prices or arr. 7000 isk for transfer and entrance fee.
a) From the airport (coming) do; the airport – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik first tour around 9 am.
b) From Reykjavik (leaving) to the airport that is leaving back home, via Blue Lagoon only though if your flight is in the afternoon (leaving the Blue Lagoon at 12.30 or 14.00 to the airport). This is also possible with the companies Reykjavik and Iceland excursion but their prices are a bit higher but they have more frequent departures.
Never buy water in Iceland wether in shops or restaurants, the water from the tab is great!
Access to everything for the guests.
There is a good public transport from the house and easy walking.
Everything was just as described. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. We had our own room and were able to also use the kitchen and living room. The bathroom was shared with our host who was only there part of the time. The kitchen has all the essentials to cook a meal and make hot beverages. The bathroom had a nice large bathtub. The neighborhood is an upscale residential neighborhood and seemed very safe. It is located in the city of Reykjavik and was close to shopping, sightseeing and major roads. Our bedroom was quiet and had dark shades which are necessary due to the long hours of summer sunlight. Our only two minor issues were that we were sent the address by airbnb but also received a different address on an email from our host due to his email automation settings. I printed the wrong one out and we had a little difficulty finding the right place to be. Just something to watch out for. And, our host had another guest for a the first few days we were there, so we were given the master bedroom for 3 days and then had to move all our stuff to the guest bedroom. Again, just a minor inconvenience. The beds were very comfortable, there is a big screen TV to watch, the host let us use his computer and wifi. I would recommend this host and house to anyone.
I stayed at Hakon's place with a couple of friends for a bit over a week. The appartment is big and comfortable and Hakon is a great host. It is located a little bit outside of the city centre (~20mins walking) but there is a bus stop nearby & Hakon often offered us a lift in his Jeep. There's also a good geothermal pool (Laugardalslaug) really close by.
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