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On Beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula! Cozy Apartment In Magnificent Surroundings.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in West - Snoppa rental.

3 bedroom ground floor apt. Beautiful mountain veiw and overlooking harbour.

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 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 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. Also worth mentioning is the fact that Breiðafjörður is the only place in Iceland you can come across the majestic icelandic eagle. 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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Edvard and Unnur
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

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 Iceland

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

On Beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula! Cozy Apartment In Magnificent Surroundings.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Toronto, ON
5

Clean, comfy apartment with a view.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental in a fabulous location. Edvard and Unnur are gracious and obliging hosts. The apartment is spacious and well-equipped and the views of the harbour from the back of the property are amazing. Our stay in on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula was the highlight of our (wonderful) trip to Iceland. Breathtaking scenery and glorious hiking everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy yet spacious; Great location for exploring Snaefellsnes

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed two nights, wished we could stay longer, and we hope to return. Unnur and Edvard were gracious, helpful, low-key hosts. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and spacious. It's in a quiet but interesting town from which you can explore the peninsula by car and also take local walks with wonderful views. Due to the sloping ground, it's a "basement" apartment only in the front; and in the back, it's at ground level with a nice view of the harbor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada
5

Excellent spot!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this accommodation! It is well located in Grundarfjordur, well equipped and the hosts, Edvard and Unnur are wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Edvard and Unnur
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5

Family vacation on beautiful penninsula

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was the bottom floor of the owner's house, and it was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was well-appointed, and the common area was comfortable for hanging out with the family. The views from the apartment, and the town of Grundarfjordor, are simply stunning. The peninsula and national park kept us busy for days. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to get off the beaten path to see Iceland's country and nature.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, convenient apartment, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful apartment, amazing view right on the bay.

We had no problems with the accommodations and the owners were very nice. This was my favorite place to stay during our Iceland trip.

Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

Excellent choice for our group of six

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in the Snoppa rental. This basement apartment was clean, comfortable, private and convenient. The kitchen window faces the ocean. Edvard and Unnur helpfully explained what's available in town, and Edvard made arrangements for us to visit a farm in Olafsvik where our grandchildren could ride horses. The town is surrounded by green hills on which, from one spot, at least 15 waterfalls can be seen. Our son and his family returned from a charter fishing trip with fresh cod for supper, while we visited the strange and interesting shark museum in Bjarnarhofn. A coin-op laundry is available several blocks from the apartment, a public pool is nearby, and Internet access is available in the municipal library. We enjoyed our visit greatly, wished we could have stayed longer and hope to go back someday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
£879
 
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£352
for 2 nights
From
£176
£1,055
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£352
for 2 nights
From
£176
£1,055
 

Additional pricing information

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on West on Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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