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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

The apartment is very central in the best nicest place in the big capital ''Garðabæ'' 6.0 km from down town and conveniently close to everything.

You have parking in front of the door.

Very quiet neighborhood. You will find a grocery store few min. by car, 5 min driving to the big mall, 7-10 min drive down town

The apartment has one bedroom with single or double bed, kitchen and living room with sofabead and nice bathroom.

Private entrance and parking space in front of the door.

It is really nice and cozy apartment.

The flybys stops very close to the apartment or about 7-10 min walking

The owner lives int the main house and rent out the small apartment.

We are happy to help you if you need any questions with your travel in Iceland.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 40 min
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

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Review 1-2 of 2

3 Aug 2013

4/5

"Lovely little apartment"

I chose this property initially because of where it was shown on the location map. This is where it gets complicated. We had planned to catch the flybus in to town and just walk to it, but as another … More

18 Jun 2013

5/5

"Quiet, delightful and comfortable"

This was our first trip to Iceland and decided that doing our own thing by hiring a car and self catering was the best for us. The apartment was ideal, located in a quiet residential street, it is no more than 40 minutes form the airport and is easy to find - ask the owner for directions at time of booking. Note, the location shown on the website map is not correct, the apartment is located south west of Reykjavik in Garðabær. However, this is still only 10 minutes drive into the centre of the city. The nearest store for groceries is one of the Hagkaup chain of supermarkets which is located about 2 to 3 minutes drive away and although not a large shop has all the essentials, it's open 24 hours - note there is also a fine ice cream shop adjacent to it, the owner will supply directions for you and the route is also good for continuing on into Reykjavik. One thing to note is that the sale of alcohol in Iceland is only available through state run shops called Vinbodin and so Hagkaup has only a very small selection of light beer and no wine. This didn't bother us and we didn't seek any of these shops locally although we did see one in Reykjavik. The apartment is a very short stroll to the sea and it was nice to go for a walk at midnight down to the shore. Note the shore, like most of Iceland is volcanic rock but this area has numerous pathways and it was peaceful. It was great to be out in daylight at that time - we are from Scotland and are used to long days but nothing like Iceland where it seems to just get a wee but dusky. Back to the apartment - the lounge/dining/kitchen area is a good size with a very well equipped kitchen. The apartment is warm and very comfortable. The bathroom is an excellent size with a very good, powerful, hot shower. The bed is very comfortable too. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone. I think a car is a necessity however. I don't know what the bus service is like into the city but I'm sure the owner would advise. The owner, Maria Bjork, is very helpful and obviously takes great care to keep the accommodation to a very high standard. Reykjavik itself is a lovely city with a good human scale and delightful mix of old and new architecture. There are numerous museums and lots of lovely shops with expensive goods to sell. Whale watching is a must and we sighted Minke whale which was very exciting. I recommend the Seabaron restaurant which is a small scruffy eatery with excellent lobster soup and fish kebabs. We also did the usual touristy things like visit the hot springs etc and they are all worth it. If you are a bird watcher which we are, you are in for a treat so make sure you take binoculars with you. One thing to watch with car hire is that there are areas where it is forbidden to take the car and in fact any 2wd may not be allowed. This is due to the rough gravel tracks in the interior of Iceland. One point to note is that the interior roads are closed until late June and are not open until mid July - so if that is where you want to go plan your trip accordingly. A visit to the blue lagoon was interesting although very expensive - Reykjavik has several geothermal pools and one geothermally heated beach area which is free I think so perhaps consider those before going to the blue lagoon. We enjoyed Iceland immensely and will be back sometime.

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Maria Björk I.

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Based in Iceland

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