Self-catering downtown central Reykjavik apartment
- english, Icelandic
About Brian Schriefer
We use the apartment part of the year and rent it out on occasion when family members are not using it.
Brian Schriefer purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Brian Schriefer chose Reykjavík 101
We bought this property because it is centrally located in Reykjavik and close to family.
What makes this Apartment unique
We loved the location of this apartment, in the heart of Reykjavik. When you walk out the door you are where you want to be.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Perfect location. Walking distance to everything.
The apt had everything we needed for a family stay. It was in a great location and had a dedicated parking spot which was so helpful since we rented a car. There’s a LOT of construction going on in town and they started very early. Before 8. Also the hot water smelled very strongly of sulpher so quick or cold showers were preferred.
All of Iceland has hot geothermal water which has a bit of a sulfur smell, just part of having green energy.
So close in!
We traveled with our family and their friends. So enjoyed the prime location for exploring the city and the day trips beyond. It is walking distance to shopping, markets, and all the night life activities. The apartment was great for all 6 of us. The kitchen was well stocked and we usually cooked breakfast and dinners there. Loved the local suggestions by owners.
Our group included two adults and two teen boys. They loved being able to walk everywhere from the apartment, blocks away from the Bonus supermarket, stores, restaurants, cafes, fish and chips shops, museums. So convenient. The home is exceptionally clean, parking out front was easy and the owner was super responsive throughout our rental process. Terrific experience. Thank you Brian!
Great location with own parking space in the centre of town
The owner was very responsive and booking was easy. The apartment was a little hard to find due to the one way streets in central Reykjavik but once you knew the route it was fine. Very centrally located - ideal for walking to all the main sights, but close to the ring road if you have a car and can go further afield. The apartment itself has two small double rooms and a more spacious twin room (with pull out beds for extra children). It has everything you need (except a veg peeler!), the owner had even provided some adapters for UK plugs and a hair dryer, but the decor is quite tired, especially the bathroom (bath, shower, toilet all together so a bit of a queue for six guests in the morning!!) and the shared entrance lobby. Good value compared to many places in similar location. Bakery nearby for essentials, supermarket about 15 mins walk along the next street up (but has a car park so handy if you are self catering and need a bigger shop).
Clean and convenient
This apartment had all the necessities. It was a little less flashy than the photos would suggest, but that is usually the case. The beds were pretty comfortable, although one of them could use a new mattress. The location is excellent, although it just got a little noisy on Friday and Saturday nights--but nothing some earplugs couldn't remedy. All in all, great for the price!
The apartment is in the heart of Reykjavik with easy access to all the sites, shopping, restaurants, night life, museums and the ocean front. Tour buses leave from around the corner to all the major out of town sites, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights, Glacier Lagoon, Hot Springs and Waterfalls. If you have a car these are all easy day trips.
Other Activities: Museums, cafes, concerts, theatre, galleries and shops.