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3 story house in the historical district just 30 min from Reykjavík city center.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,880 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 175 m2 spacious townhouse right by the Atlantic Oceon.

House built in 1930´s architecturally restored in 2002 and has been featured in design publications in Iceland. House is own by an architect and features many design features such as furniture, artifacts and colorful art collections both local and native american.

Entry on first level, second level contains living rm, dining rm, bath rm, bedrm and a kitchen with a large balcony. Top level contains 2 double bedrm, bathroom and a large t.v. rm with an office space.

The house has beautiful views toward the southern penensula and whales are common both Orcas and Humpback whales can be spotted just a 100 meters from the house. The south penensula is known for its geothermal activity with many geysers and lava rock formations. Winter brings Norhern Lights and 5 min drive, on the southern tip of the penensula, 5 min drive, is the most popular sight for viewing the phenomena.

Historical down town Keflavík is in the city center and walking distance from shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and museums. One could say that Keflavík is a suburb of Reykjavík for it is only 30 min drive to the city and 15 min to the Blue Lagoon.

More Details

Dagný Alda
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Dagný Alda

My name is Dagný Alda and I was born and raised in Iceland. I got my degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1988. I live part of the year in India where I work as a guide and a yoga instructor and part of the year, summers, I own and oporate a small restaurant and a tourist information center in the westfjord of Iceland. I love to cook, and consern myself in the local politics in my hometown of Keflavík.

Dagný Alda purchased this house in 2005

Why Dagný Alda chose Iceland

The southern penensula is loaded with geological phenomenas and full of beautiful hiking trails and sites to visit. It is an ideal place to stay for it is close to the country as well as the city. The oceon fills almost all views of the house and the balcony faces the west for the most glorious sunsets. My kitchen is loaded with spices and great cookware for those interested in cooking, (gas stove) baking and dining. It is a house that is unlike all others because of the history, colorful walls and artifacts. Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

With out a doubt the house has one of the best views in town and is a heartbeat away from everything.

All the beds have new mattresses, new down comforters and pillows, white new linnen and towels.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Reykjanesbær on Southern Peninsula

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Downstairs bathroom is a full bath with a shower and washing machine and drier. Upstairs full bathroom with a bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 1. Master bedroom (queen size bed), 2. 1 double room and 3. 1 single bed. All bedrooms have new mattresses, down cumforters and pillows and white linnen covers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

3 story house in the historical district just 30 min from Reykjavík city center.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A home with a story

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home shared with us by Dagný. Comfortable, well equipped, great views over the sea and harbour.

Great location to explore the South and Southwest of Iceland, yet only 15 minutes from the airport. Shopping is easy, dining out is easy with many choices of places to eat.

Sadly we were only there for five nights, would of liked to have stayed longer, Iceland is a wonderful country with so much to see and do.

I hope to return again to explore even more!

Thanks to Dagný for all parts played in our Icelandic adventure!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay in this historic property. A short drive to Reykjavik, and close to shops, supermarkets, not to mention the delightful hamburger and fries stop next door. The home is beautifully decorated with an amazing kitchen, beautiful artwork and furnishings, and comfortable beds. Dagny was delightful to work with. We would highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideally situated for a lovely stay in Iceland.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice quirky property, real home from home. Very warm and spacious and ideal for two couples. It was nice being so near to the coast and views from the windows were great.

Property was well equipped but would perhaps benefit from having a hanging rail for clothes in the double bedrooms.

Property is less than 10mins from Keflavik airport which was ideal for us as we had a late arrival and early departure. Despite being so close there was no problems with plane noise.

Dagny was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We felt so at home in this spacious, unique and comfortable home in Keflavik.

  • 4 of 5

At the end of a day of sightseeing, we found a home away from home at Dagny's home in Keflavik. The decor is wonderfully eclectic and lovely, including comfortable, inviting furniture and a well-equipped kitchen. An added plus was in having a washer and dryer to use. The home is very close to the sea and our grandchildren loved the 'Giant's home' across the street. Grocery stores were nearby and well-stocked. The drive to Reykavik did not seem onerous at all and the house is fairly close to the Blue Lagoon. And perhaps best of all, there is a terrific ice cream shop right next door. We were a group of five and having both a living room and family room allowed for quiet reading for some and watching the Olympics for others. The only slight glitch we encountered was in operating the appliances which were quite different from our own in the States, but we managed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! It was clean and spacious. Very unique in decorations and very comfortable.

Dagny was great to deal with and the house is very easy to find. The view is spectacular especially the sunsets, right from inside the house.

As mentioned previous it is only 10-15 minutes from the airport, yet we never heard the plane overhead.

Great restaurants walking distance from the house, as well as a little shopping and a museum or two.

I would recommend this spot for cleanings and convenience.

Thanks Dagny!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredibly Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to be our home base as we explored Iceland. I loved how close it was to the airport especially since we arrived after midnight and then had to catch an early morning flight home. It was well-appointed and comfortable. The sea views were beautiful to wake up to each morning. We could walk to the super market and shops. Dagny was incredible to work with. She was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Reykjavik/Keflavik inernational
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cafe Duus and Ráin
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Westmann island ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Leiran golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cafe Duus by the marina
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres

Southern penensula is known for spectacular Northern lights, local attractions like the Blue Lagoon and Geo park with its many geysers, and lava rock formations. It is about 35 min drive to down town Reykjavik and 15 min to the Blue Lagoon. The house is situated by the oceon with a fantastic view across the bay to Reykjavik, Akranes and Snæfellsnes in an old city center of Keflavik.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Reykjanesbær, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jan 2017 - 1 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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