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Beautiful Apartment City Center 101

Entire flat hosted by Maja & Gunnar
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bathroom
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Luxurious, spacious apartment in the embassy district, a trendy part of the Centre overlooking a park. Private entrance. Perfect location, the best in the city. Large terrace. Comfortable beds. Wonderful living room. Downtown yet quiet. Pickup point for all the tour companies 3 minutes away.

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A beautiful, luxurious and spacious apartment (94 square meters/ 1011 square feet) in a private villa in 101 Reykjavík, the embassy district, the posh yet bohemian part of town. Right in the city centre (101 is the zip code for the city centre). Only 2 minutes from the very heart of the city and the buses for all kinds of day tours right outside the City Hall. Private entrance.

Great place to stay right in the heart of Reykjavík to enjoy the best of both worlds: The city of Reykjavík and yet be able to go on various day tours (pick up places for buses and tours 2 minutes away. Bus Stop #1 - City Hall); Golden Circle, Whale watching, Northern lights, South shore tours, Glacier adventure, the Snæfellsnes National Park on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West, Langjökull glacier snowmobiling, horseriding, hot spring and cool glacier trips etc etc and be back in the city by night (to experience nice restaurants, go swimming, clubbing or for a walk etc.)

The apartment has just been renovated, with big windows and a double glass door that opens into a large terrace in a big, private garden. Bathroom was enlarged and renovated in November 2019 and is now beautiful with a glass door that opens onto the terrace.

There are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other one with two separate beds (that can be moved together).

The living room is beautiful (40 square meters/ 430 square feet) and opens into the terrace where you can have your coffee in the morning or drink at night. In the dining area is an antique dining room table and six chairs. Italian Natuzzi big white leather couche. Flat screen smart TV 49 inches with access to Netflix.

The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee brewer and the utensils you need to feel right at home (there is 24 hour supermarket 3 min away). Supermarkets Krónan and Bónus on Fiskislóð 10 min. walk and Melabúðin (grocery store) on Hofsvallagata.

The NEW bathroom (enlarged and renovated in November 2020) is with underfloor heating and a shower with great water pressure and adjustable settings. There is a washing machine and drying rack in the apartment. There is WiFi and also a home security system which enables you to feel more confident leaving valuables in the apartment while away. Everything has been renovated, electricity, lights, windows, painting, floor, tiles, bathroom, new comfortable beds, shades etc.

There is a high quality FIRE DETECTION ALARM SYSTEM in the apartment linked to Securitas operation centre.

A journalist with the Washington Post in a recent review wrote: "This apartment is a jewel -- gorgeous, large and perfectly located in one of Reykjavik's nicest neighborhoods. It is quiet and peaceful yet just a few blocks from the harbor and the heart of the city. Check in was a breeze! Highly recommended."

Pick up places for tours close by:
Bus Stop #1 - City Hall
Bus stop #2 - Tjörnin (By the Pond)

Free parking on street from 6 pm to 9 am. During the day you pay 170 ISK (1 dollar 66 cents / 1 Euro 40 cents) for the hour. On week ends - you pay for parking only between 10 am and 16 pm on Saturdays (shopping hours). You can park for free on a little side street and further up our street.

All restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, museums, swimming pool, super markets within walking distance.

So quiet and peaceful at night that the only noise you can expect are the birds singing at dawn.

Included in the price is Wi-Fi connection, bedding and towels.

Only 4 minutes from the heart of Reykjavík city centre, the location of this apartment is as central as possible with interesting attractions and places of historic significance right in the neighbourhood. Although close to the restaurants and bar scene in the heart of the city this street is quiet at night.

Tourist Information in Reykjavík close by is on Laugavegur 5 (the main shopping street) and on Fiskislóð where you also find supermarkets (Krónan, Bónus etc) - walking distance 10 minutes. Many tours are able to pick guests up from the house.

Anything you care to do in Reykjavík is only a stone's throw away: The old harbour with its fancy bars and selection of whale watching trips, the amazing Harpa concert hall; the vibrant artistic scene, prestigious museums and art galleries in the neighbourhood, the Reykjavík Pond and City Hall; the lively centre with restaurants, cafés and bars and Laugavegur the main street for shopping.

An open door thermal swimming pool is within 7 minutes walking distance, open until 21 pm where you can enjoy a good swim and/or relax in hot pots and the wonderful sauna. A gourmet food shop (Melabúðin) is close by and the National Museum, National Library and University of Iceland are about 5 minutes away. It takes about 10-15 minutes to the promenade by the seaside leading to the geothermal beach at Nauthólsvík where you can go swimming in the sea with a heated section.

This spacious, bright apartment is located opposite a lovely park (Landakotstún) where the Cathedral is and with a view to the northern lights at night and the mountain Esja, where thousands of hikers promenade to the top every year. Despite being just 2 minutes away from the heart of the city with the famous night life, this street is peaceful at night. As this is the embassy district there is regular police surveillance in the area.

(We would like to point out that attached to this same property is a studio apartment ideal for 2 people - titled: City Centre Superb Studio). It is super nice with big windows and a glass door that opens into another terrace (20 square meters) and is really cozy. There is a new kitchen, beautiful bathroom, two beds and a sitting room area. See photos above.)


It is good to know that the FLYBUS from Keflavik airport to Reykjavík city centre departs 40 minutes after each flight. If you are arriving late at night or your flight is delayed, don't worry, there will be a Flybus waiting for you. Price ISK 1995 per person. It takes 50 minute with bus to Reykjavik city centre (BSI terminal, which is 1,6 km from Havallagata). You can buy an extended ticket where small buses take you closer to where you are staying or take a taxi from the BSI which will cost approx. ISK 1300 in the daytime and approx. ISK 1500 at night.

Iceland has one of the purest natures in the world.
This includes of course our water. It is quite safe to drink the water straight from the tab. Let it run for a little while before it gets cold. Warm water in Iceland smells of sulphur which every Icelander is used to.

We care about the environment and recycle. Outside: Green bin for plastic (rinsed) and blue bin for paper and cardboard. Dark grey bin for food left overs etc.
Please acquaint yourself with the dangers in Icelandic nature. This country is full of natural beauty but it is also full of natural hazards. We will send you details when you have booked.

We will send you recommendations when you have booked.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds


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Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

One of the nicest areas in Reykjavík, the posh part of town. Right in the centre yet quiet at night (embassy district / extra safe area as well). Right in front of the house, on the other side of the street is Landakotstun (see map) a lovely park where the Catholic Cathedral is located - and it takes you 2 minutes to go right to the heart of town, the Reykjavík Pond, the City Hall where the pick up station for day tours is and the tourist information office); and the cafés, bars, restaurants and shops; 3-4 minutes to the University of Iceland, National Library, National Museum and 2 minutes to the harbour area; 7 minutes to a nice outdoor swimming pool and a gourmet food store.

Hosted by Maja & Gunnar

Joined in February 2014
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We are - as the Airbnb-team tells us - one of the few hosts who have earned Superhost status for every quarter throughout the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and as of mid April 2019 earned the Superhost status for 19 quarters in a row: We are praised by Airbnb for our "hard work" and "amazing hosting skills" - as we have NEVER cancelled a booking and our response rate is 100%. Most of our guests give us FIVE STAR reviews (more than 700 reviews in June 2019) - and we try our utmost in every case to be reliable and quick to react to any inquiry. Airbnb tells us guests love what we are doing. We care about our guests! We hope you will enjoy staying here in the embassy district in the heart of the city, Reykjavík 101, one of its nicest areas. (The area code 101 is the heart of Reykjavík city centre - the posh part yet bohemian). In our place you have the best of both worlds, a quiet, lovely apartment where you can sleep and rest well (an outdoor geothermal swimming pool 5 min away) and yet you are only a stone's throw away from the lively heart of the city with restaurants, shops, bars, cafés, museums and 2 minutes to the old harbour with its lively bar and restaurant scene. We will send you a thorough list of information regarding arrival, your stay with us, departure, restaurants, places to go etc once you have booked. Looking forward to having you stay with us.
We are - as the Airbnb-team tells us - one of the few hosts who have earned Superhost status for every quarter throughout the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and as of mid April 2019…
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We are available to assist if needed and give advice. Do not hesitate to get in touch through email. Please let us know if anything is missing you expected to be in the apartment o…
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Check-in: After 13:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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