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Unique Penthouse in the real center of Reykjavik

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

2 bedroom design penthouse with spectacular city view

This Penthouse Apartment, our flagship, is situated on the 5th floor in a building located on the very center of "old" Reykjavik in the street Lækjargata. The apartment is specially designed by the renown Icelandic interior designer Rut Karadottir who redesigned the apartment a few years ago. Her special marks are simple forms and quality material, making classic but warm atmosphere with the help of good lighting. All the apartment has got a lively brownish marble flooring. Part of the ceiling is double in height.

When entering the apartment you find yourself in the living room and dining room along with the well equipped kitchen in one of the corners. All equipment is built into the wooden fixtures. To mention a few: Fridge, Freezer, Microwave Oven with added grill function, Oven, Stove, Dishwasher. The living room has a large U-shaped sofa facing the 55" Flatscreen TV (4K resolution and access to around 60+ stations and Apple TV/Netflix). The sofa has got a spiral damping system like beds have and is therefore a good place to sleep on for 2 separate persons in a L-shape way if extra space is needed.

A pleasureful unique characteristic is the extruded street view window that gives you view in 180° along the street Lækjargata.

The first bedroom facing the street is for 2 people and is signified with a shelf art function where shelves rise from the floor up to the double height ceiling.

When entering the left hallway you enter the primary bedroom for 2 people which has got west facing balconies and the wonderful bathroom. The bathroom is quite unique - showering becomes an experience. The shower is like a cave and is partly separated from the remains of the bathroom with glass. In the bathroom there is a washing machine and a dryer inside the wooden fixtures. Lighting with thoughtful possibilities and damping makes the bathroom a sought-after haven in the apartment.

More Details

Property Manager
Sigurdur Gislason
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great location, fancy interior design, high ceiling, incredible shower room, well facilitated, loved the master bedroom so much, but the best of all - the staff who accommodated us was amazing!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Downtown in Miðborg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Unique bathroom with shower cave. Damp-able lighting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be put together.
    Primary bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Foldable bed can be added as the 5th bed.
  • Primary bedroom has got balcony facing North-west. Big wardrobe. Second bedroom with view over street. No wardrobe. A massive matte side glass door separates from living room. Both bedrooms can have 2 beds set together or apart. Each bed is 90 cm wide. Foldable bed for one can be put in one of the rooms. Both rooms have great lighting with dimming capabilities.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


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(10 traveller reviews)

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Unique Penthouse in the real center of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews
Clearwater, Florida

Great place in a great location. Some extra "partying noise" late at night but that is secondary to

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent space in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, father and I stayed at this apartment for a quick 4 day trip to Iceland in August. It was a great solution for us - spacious, comfortable and well located. We appreciated the well equipped kitchen, underground parking and the washer/dryer. The landlady (Lauffey) was incredibly pleasant and understanding when we were greatly delayed at the car rental agency and did not arrive until 2:00 am. Our only complaint was a bit of street noise late at night, but this was most noticeable on the weekend. I would definitely recommend this apartment, and would stay there again if we were to return to wonderful Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach, Florida

Great location, Great & Accomodating Owners!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at this Reykjavik condo! The location was the perfect spot for our guide to pick us up for our daily excursions, as well as exploring the Reykjavik scene (restaurants, shops, etc) after our day out! There is a great bakery/cafe on the first level...a great place to pick up your morning coffee for the drive to your excursion. Great restaurants & shops all within walking distance. Also, the owners are friendly & accomodating! Sigador even ran out the first day to pick up some converters for us to charge all our devices (we had trouble finding the right ones before getting to Iceland)! We would definitely stay here again!

Note: The front bedroom is adjacent to the street and, although you are on the 5th floor, you will hear the street traffic & people having fun...even late into the night. We were OK with being in the heart of things but others might not be.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar, California


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Wonderfully modern, bright apartment, and delightfully helpful hosts. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Laufey
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Modern apartment in premium location

  • 5 of 5

Despite arriving with 2 hours delay at around 2:30 in the morning, Laufey waited patiently and received us with a friendly smile, helped us park the car and showed us this modern, well-equipped apartment.

For those who are not familiar with Reykjavik, the apartment is in the location you want to stay!

I highly recommend and definitely would book again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location and a very comfortable couch

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful and accommodating hosts. FANTASTIC restaurants just a few minutes walk away. The Netflix account was a real bonus. A comfortable place for a small family or a couple. A few chairs on the balcony would of been nice with the lovely weather. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. A great place in a fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
35 Metres
The Grillmarket
Car: not necessary

The apartment is strategically located in the heart of the city center of Reykjavik. Therefore make sure you walk by the nearby City Pond, the Parliament building (the oldest parliament in the World that still functions without disruption since the year 930, City Hall (3D map of Iceland), Harbor, Harpa Concert & Conference Center guided tours, Hallgrim's church (both inside church and tower view). We recommend taking a Whale Watching tour from the harbor and enjoy the walk on the streets Laugavegur, Skolavordustigur and Austurstraeti.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.