“We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Iceland. The country is different from anywhere we have been. While it is expensive, staying in someone's house makes it far more affordable as you can cook your main meals and not depend on restaurants. Look for the Happy Hours in bars downtown. The house like most Icelandic houses is quirky and interesting. Bus stop nearby was handy. You need to load an App on your phone to buy tickets. Well worth visiting the geothermal power station.”
Sigurdur's reviewsAs a host (2)
“Amazing swap in a wonderfoul and cozy old home.”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The lovely house was very confortable and a typical old style home, with a cozy decoration. It was like a lovely home of tales.
- Reikjavik was a amazingl and typical old Scandinavian city, but with all services of a modern city, but very pacefoul site, also perfect to walking and ciclyng safely.The old harbour was
- The landscapes was the most mervellous that I never saw. The Ice and the fire mixed.The sky never equal. The wether, the sky, and the lights every 15 minutes was absolutely differents! If you loves the nature lanscapes, you must to know Island, It will be the most spectacular experience!!!
“We enjoyed, also to know ours hosts, they are very friendly. We understand very well, and don't have eny trouble with them. To know the authentic life of Islandic people. The midnight sun. I recomend it carefoully!!! ”
Where is it?
Our house is located in a nice quiet neighbourhood around 20 minutes walk from Reykjavik's city centre, where you will find lots of good restaurants, pubs and theatres, art galleries and shops.
The great swimming pool, "Vesturbæjarlaug", is only 15 minutes walk from here or 5 minutes by bus (#15). There is a "7/11" type of grocery store 3 minutes walk from here if you need something to bite but we recommend buying your groceries at Bónus, Krónan or Hagkaup or enjoy some of the nice restaurants downtown.
The bus stop is just 2 minute from here (#15 and #12) which will take you downtown in just 5 minutes. Download the app Strætó / bus.is, and you can search for bus rides and buy bus tickets.
A taxi stand and car rentals are also close by either at BSI or the regional airport.
Check out: New York Times, 36 Hours in Reykjavík http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/travel/36-hours-in-reykjavik.html?pagewanted=2&_r=3&smid=fb-share&
For tickets to cultural events check midi.is
For flights to Reykjavík check
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