Welcome to our ground floor flat located in Grundarfjörður, a mere 2 hour drive from Reykjavik. We offer you 3 bedrooms, each with two single beds that can be moved together if needed. There is a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room with flat screen tv and a single bathroom with bath and shower. You will find that having your morning coffee by the kitchen window can be a joy as you watch the fishing boats heading out to sea. Our house is located in the village of Grundarfjörður, where the amazing mountain view surrounds the village and is highlighted by Kirkjufell mountain which stands out and is recognized as one of Icelands ( if not the worlds) most beautiful mountains. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is best known for the glacier Snæfellsjökull which is famous as the centerpiece of Jules Vernes 'Journey to the center of the earth'. The peninsula has endless sights of beauty to see and all of them are no more than a 30 to 40 minute drive from the house. Be it whale watching, bird watching, hiking or just looking at freak lava formations... your in the perfect spot! In the fall and winter you can watch amazing shows of the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) The village is right in the middle of Snæfellsnes on the northern side, where all of the more populated areas of the peninsula are. To the east is Stykkishólmur, which services the ferry to the West fjords of Iceland as well as being surrounded by the 'Breiðafjörður' islands. To the west is Snæfellsbær, made up of three villages that lie at the roots of the glacier, the largest village being Ólafsvík. In our own Grundarfjörður, you can find a very friendly atmosphere. We have a general store, gas stations, a hotel, restaurants and bars, a swimming pool plus a wide assortment of tourist activities such as a whale watching service, guided tours and hiking expeditions that can be inquired about at the information center. Grundarfjörður also prides itself of the extraordinary wildlife to be found in the area... such as Orca whales that sometimes can be seen swimming in and around the harbour area, as well as seals, dolphins and an assortment of birds. If one is lucky, as we very often are, you might find yourself staring at a seal, sitting on the Snoppa rock itself, which our rental is named after.
- Apartment1033 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
3 bedroom ground floor apt. Beautiful mountain veiw and overlooking harbour.
Edvard and Unnur
- english, Icelandic
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Sep 2018
About Edvard and Unnur
Edvard and Unnur moved with their children to Grundarfjörður from Reykjavik in 1997. They immediately felt at home here and were amazed at how peaceful everything was. Their second year here they moved into this house and fell in love with it. They live in the two flight apartment above the Snoppa rental, and pride themselves in being close by in case their renters need anything. They are more than happy to assist if possible.
Edvard and Unnur purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Edvard and Unnur chose Grundarfjörður
In 2005 we got a chance to buy the ground floor apartment and obtain ownership of the whole house, which we jumped on. After having a few long term renters, we decided to try giving travellers a chance to rent short term and enjoy the natural beauty of our village and its surrounding area.
What makes this Apartment unique
Exceptional view. Natural beauty.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A wonderful spot right on the water.
We had a great time on Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The apartment is spacious and clean with everything you would need for a stay. We were there with 2 small children and had plenty of space. It is right in the town with easy walking to everything. We especially loved the coffee shop/library/kid space that was just a few houses away. You have a wonderful view of the ocean from the apartment and Kirkjufell mountain is a charming walk away.
This town is such a great central location to explore the Peninsula
While there we did:
Whale watching, waterfall hikes, beaches, the volcano crater hike, the waterfall cave, the hot spring. With small children, everything was less than an hour drive from this town.
Thank you for the hospitality!
All the very best
Melanie and family from Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Thank you Melanie, for your kind review and your wonderful examples of some of the things to do and explore while staying here at Snoppa rental. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay.
Edvard and Unnur
This was a well equiped house with the advantage of having all single beds making it much more flexible. The location is superb and more people should stay here rather than keeping close to the city.
The property is spacious for a family of 4 and clean. It is very close to all of the attractions on the peninsula.
Nice ground floor apartment in a good location to explore the peninsula
Inviting apartment, exactly as pictured.
Great location in the Snaefellness peninsula
The apartment is clean and has everything you need for a pleasant stay, beds are comfortable, 2 of the 3 bedrooms have very efficient windows covering so the midnight sun won't affect those who might be bothered in your group. Great view right from sitting at the kitchen table and you're within walking distance to the Kirkjufell mountain and waterfalls.
Thanks to Edvard and Unnur for a pleasant stay!
Thank you Eric!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here.
Edvard and Unnur
A perfect home away from home
What a fabulous place to call our home for two days. Edvar and Unnur were perfect hosts We had some pretty rainy windy weather - it was nice to come home here after long day of sightseeing. We loved looking at the harbour for our meals, and the kitchen had everything you needed and more. It was so close to kirkjufell we went both nights to enjoy the beauty. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.