Family cottage in Reykjavik City

Family cottage in Reykjavik City


Jun 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Ultra comfortable and completely renovated family vacation home from 1940.

The Cottage is located in the most sought after area of Reykjavik, next to Laugardalur Valley which is the primary recreational area for the city. We love Laugar spa, the public swimming pool just steps away, jogging trails and the family park that is literally across the street. It's also just a short drive (5 min), or walk (about 20 min) from downtown.

There are several good restaurants just steps away and lots of activities

This self catering home is perfect for a family or two couples. Fully stocked Chef's kitchen has everything you may possibly need. Our home is casual and comfortable and pretty old so the bedrooms are small. Downstairs is kitchen, dining room, living room, full bathroom, office and mudroom. Upstairs we have three bedrooms, King, Queen and two twins, full bathroom with tub and tv room. Laundry room in the basement has a washer and dryer. Our caretaker will help you upon request.

In town:
Reykjavik Art Museum / Asmundarsafn - steps away from our home. Outdoor sculpture museum and indoor art museum.
Grotta lighthouse
Sólfarið (Sun Voyager Sculpture) by the sea - 5 min drive from the home
Skólavörðustígur (shopping and culture)
Golf -

Day trips:
Thingvellir National Park is a must see UNESCO site (about 40 minute drive from the home).
Gullfoss and Geysir (1hr 15 min)
Vík í Mýrdal - black volcanic beach (2hrs 15 min)
Snaefellsnes peninsula (2hrs)

In the house is a separate basement apartment with its own entrance. This is a residential area and no loud noise or music is allowed after 10pm.

We are experienced home exchangers. For points trips I ask you to please pay the cleaning fee $200


Olof's reviews

As a host (2)

More about us

  1. We are a couple with a ten year old son. We lived in NYC for over a decade but recently moved across the US to Portland, Oregon.

  2. He is works in IT and I tend to the vegetable garden.

  3. We love traveling, cycling, skiing, fly-fishing, hiking, yoga and reading

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Gló, Messinn, Matur og Drykkur, Kol, Kopar, Grillmarkadurinn
Cool bars
Prikid, The Dubliner
Cozy cafés
Reykjavik Roasters, Bergson
Retail therapy
Amazing local fish shop: Fiskbúðin Sundlaugavegi, Laugavegur
Bit of culture
Asmundarsafn outdoor sculpture area is in our back yard, Harpa, Arbaer Museum
Walks in the park
Laugardalur Recreational Area
Spot of exercise
Laugar Spa & Gym, Laugardalslaug public swimming pool
Day tripping
Thingvellir UNESCO National Park, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Gullfoss, Geysir, Vík í Mýrdal

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