Álftanes Apartment 2 Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Apartment
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 2
  • from € 205 nt
What we like about this property

If you’ve been looking for vacation home rentals in Iceland, this apartment is a great way to enjoy both city and country. Minutes from Reykjavik, it’s also surrounded in farmland and close to the sea. And it’s a great spot for watching the Northern Lights.

Description

We love the cool, slightly nautical vibe in this one-bedroom apartment just outside Reykjavik. Great features include the horizontal windows that wrap around the living room, the little terrace overlooking the corrugated roof of the apartment below, and the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, mountains, big skies, and the city of Reykjavík. The design is cool whites, with elegant modern furnishings and little seafaring twists like the rope railing on the staircase.

The owners of this vacation home rental are local and offer a personalized, hotel-style service. The package is environmentally-friendly, with homegrown produce and homemade food for the morning meal. The vegetables, berries and spices used are often grown in the garden of the guesthouse or in a nearby greenhouse. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The apartment is part of a larger guesthouse, with an additional apartment. Room service, 24-hour reception and breakfast are included. If ordered the day before, you can have a breakfast tray delivered to your apartment. Prepared meals for day trips can also be booked the day before. The breakfast room, a garden pavilion with panoramic views and the large garden are common spaces for all guests. 

Free admission to the nearby Álftanes swimming pool (with its hot tubs, steam bath, sauna, toddler pools, slides and wave pool) is included. Bikes are available for rental.

AROUND

The property is located in Álftanes, a low-lying peninsula linked to the land by a narrow isthmus. It’s very much in the countryside, but has the advantage of being only a short distance from the amenities of Reykjavík’s city center. Surrounding the property are the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the north, and the Reykjanes peninsula to the south. 

Guests can visit the seaside as well as an old farm where hay is still made and farm animals such as horses and Icelandic settlement chickens are raised. During the summer, horseback-riding excursions in Álftanes are available (please provide as much notice as possible).

The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art, with Icelandic design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, is in neighboring Garðabær.

Álftanes is known for its birdlife. Beaches and mud-flats are accessible year-round. There are a number of great hiking and cycling paths, and there is a golf club nearby.

This is one of the best places in the capital region to view the Northern Lights. Winter in the north is generally a good season for it because of the long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights. 

LOCATION

Álftanes, Reykjavik, Iceland. Nearest airport: Keflavik International Airport (38-minute drive).

BEST TIME TO VISIT

For views of the Aurora Borealis, September to April. For long days, May to July. New Year’s Eve in Álftanes is always fun, with its sky full of fireworks and bonfire by the ocean. The 6th of January is Þrettándinn, or the 13th of Christmas, with another bonfire and even more fireworks.

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Álftanes Apartment 2

from 205/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 bedroom
Bed Type1 king
KitchenSimple kitchen
Bathrooms1 bathroom
AccommodateSleeps 2 guests
InternetFree wifi
Pet friendlyNo pets
Rates€205/29.000 krona per night (January 4 to April 30); €233/33.000 krona (May 1 to September 30)
Minimum Stay1 night
ViewÁlftanes, Reykjavík, including the presidential residence Bessastaðir and surrounding mountains
Notes

Extra beds can be added for a nominal fee. Children’s cots are available upon request. Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge.

Parking is free for guests.

Renting a car is recommended because of the location. RAS Car Rental can have a car ready at Keflavik Airport on arrival. However, taxis and bus service are also nearby.

The apartment is part of a larger guesthouse.

Small events (up to 10-12 guests) are possible in the guesthouse.

Daily room service includes daily light cleaning, fresh towels every day, and changing of linens every other day.

Free use of the telephone for domestic/emergency calls.

Please note that although all prices are quoted in euros, they are charged in Icelandic krona according to the exchange rate on the date of payment.

Cancellation must reach the hotel no later than 24 hours before arrival date. Cancellation must be made in writing

All bookings are subject to availability.

All prices are specified on a per accommodation per night basis, and include VAT.

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