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Cozy little apartment in the quiet Laugardalur valley area

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment


About the property

Small apartment in a quiet neighborhood next to Laugardalur valley, 30 min. walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Recently restored with new quality furnishings and furniture. Includes a washing machine, dryer, espresso machine, sound system and free wi-fi. Please note that the ceiling is a bit low (215 cm).

The apartment is in a walking distance of the largest outdoor thermal pool in Iceland, The Family Park and Zoo, botanical garden, Restaurants, cafés and art museums.

No. 2017939

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Asty

I grew up in the suburbs of Reykjavík but have also lived in Spain, Portugal and Los Angeles. I wish that my visitors will enjoy their stay Iceland and feel comfortable in the apartment.

What I miss the most when I leave Iceland is the hot and cold water, the contrast between darkness and sunlight in the summer and wintertime and our extraordinary nature. Therefore I strongly recommend that our guests try the geothermal swimming pool at Laugardalur and late night walks in the botanical park in Laugardalur in the summer time.

Asty purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Asty chose Laugaras

Ásvegur 16 is one of those charming old houses of Reykjavík (built in 1947). It used to be divided into three apartments, housing three families in the old days.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has been restored to be as luxurious as possible. It has natural stone flooring, comfy beds, quality furniture and furnishings. It offers a washing machine, dryer and an automatic espresso machine.

The outside of the house still needs work so we have decided offer this low price on the apartment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Laugaras in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Electric devices from the U.S.A. cannot be connected to the 220-240 volt electricity input at the apartment because of the risk of fire.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cozy little apartment in the quiet Laugardalur valley area
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Ft Wayne, Indiana USA

Quiet and restful

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay after a long travel day. The accommodations were very clean, comfortable and well organized. Loved the apartment and everything we could need was available.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Apartment clean, well stocked, and comfortable bed.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, convenient to downtown. Host go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and provide you with everything you need for your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Comfortable and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. A truly cozy place that was a great way to step back into reality as we ended our Icelandic road trip.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in Reykjavik!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay here was positive. The flat is well appointed and very clean. After a long day of exploring Iceland it was nice to come back and just relax. If you planning to make Reykjavik your home base while you explore Iceland then I would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carson City, Nevada

Comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Keflavik in the early morning and took the Gray Line bus to the Holtavegur terminal. Ten minute walk to the apartment since we did not rent a car. Apartment was clean, comfortable and well stocked with snacks,skyr and beverages. We purchased some alcohol at the duty free shop at the airport as recommended by Rick Steve's excellent book on iceland. Owner was very responsive to questions we had in preparation for our visit and was able to let us check in early. If we visit Iceland again we would try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
KEF airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Flóran café / Bistro
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Reykjavík harbour
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Reykjavíkur, Korpúlfsstaðir
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Kilometres
Massimo og Katia restaurant
Nearest Ski
31 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7.4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Laugardalur valley is an area in Reykjavik. It is a quiet neighborhood in a 30 min. walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Among its attractions are the remains of the old washing pools - from which the valley derives its name.

In Laugardalur there is a botanical garden, and the small but charming domestic animal zoo. The main sporting arena is located in Laugardalur, and is sometimes also used for concerts (f.ex. the Secret soltice festival jun 16-19). The Laugardalslaug swimming pool is the largest swimming pool in Iceland, and definitely the most popular one. The art museums Asmundarsafn and Listasafn Sigurjons Olafssonar are close by.

We recommend you enjoy a walk around the area, jump in the swimming pool for some local culture and afterwards enjoy a rewarding hot dog in the famous stand in front of the pool entrance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £34.76
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.