Stay in our wonderfull apartment in the most beautifull town in Iceland as voted by Icelanders

Stay in our wonderfull apartment in the most beautifull town in Iceland as voted by Icelanders

Sigtryggur

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 baths

About our home

We have a beautifully restored apartment built in 1940 in the best part of Akureyri, very grown and quiet neighborhood. It is 160 square meters big and located 5 minutes by foot to the center of town, swimming pool and shopping mall. And the beautiful north Iceland at your footsteps. Bedrooms are 3, 1 double bed 2 children rooms with adult size beds and 3 more can easily sleep in the other sofas in the apartments. Living room and kitchen are in one large area, built for maximum comfort, gas stove, TV and more if needed one person can sleep on the big sofa there. Entrance is large and with big closets. A "Cinema" room is a part of the apartment we use for watching movies and TV there is a computer there with media center and of course internet connection, wireless internet is also in the apartment if needed two can comfortably sleep there. Bathroom has a bath with a shower and is very modern. The whole apartment was rebuilt a few years ago by us so it is in great shape and a beautiful apartment.
We own the whole house and are renting out the basement apartment and in the summer we have European tourists there but the two apartments are completely separated with different entrances and superior sound proofing between the apartments.

Akureyri is the second biggest city area in Iceland with 18.000 residents so of course can not be regarded a big city on any international standard but never the less it's the biggest town outside the capital Reykjavik.
We live in a very nice grown neighborhood with lots of trees and good distances between the houses. This was known as the bankers street in the 1960's because all the richest businessmen in Akureyri lived there :)
Now it's a quiet street with little traffic and a very nice kindergarten sideways across the street from us so we can watch the kids play out the kitchen window. The playground of the kindergarten is excellent and is open to the public after the kindergarten closes after 16:00 and of course the whole day on Saturdays and Sundays.

We are a family four, the parents at age 43 this summer and kids 10 and 14 years old.
We are very interested in exploring life in different parts of the world. The husband an IT professional programmer and the wife is studying Psychology.
We speak fluent English and can also babble some Scandinavian languages if pressed.
The husband once tried learning French but it did not go well, je parle en peu Francais :)
If a big house is on offer it is possible we would invite one pair of grandparents to join our group.

I just regained my login to this site and I have not logged in here in three years so I am sorry if I have not replied to some requests and now we are planning to make an exchange for the summer of 2015.

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More about us

  1. Married couple with 2 kids, 10 and 14

  2. Sigtryggur works as a programmer and Heida is in University

  3. We love to travel to interesting new places, we love non-touristy places but it is nice to be able to visit big cities also.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Rub 22
Cool bars
Götubarinn
Cozy cafés
Bláa Kannan - The Blue Can
Retail therapy
Glerártorg - Shopping mall
Bit of culture
Davíðshús - The house of the poet is literally the next house to ours.
Walks in the park
Dettifoss on the way to Myvatn and Ásbyrgi
Spot of exercise
Kjarnaskógur is a part of Akureyri and a forested area popular with the locals for walks and picnics
Day tripping
Lake Myvatn is absolutely stunning all year round

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