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House of the Snowbird - The Artist's Enchantment

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík

In the historic center where Reykjavík City‘s old heart beats there is a unique old house that used to be called Aberdeen.

The house is owned by a family of artists who have left their mark on every detail of the house. The style of the house is an interesting fusion of soft wooden old style from before the year 1900 and a modern raw artistic touch.

The location is fantastic, with a view over the streets of the old town, surrounded by museums, galleries, cafés, restaurants and the old harbour.

If you are into the unusual and want to experience an artistic side of Reykjavík, then this is your place.


- This is a whole apartment which is ideal for a couple or a couple with 1-2 children. It also works well for 2 couples travelling together as long as one couple is OK with for snuggling up a little as the sofa bed in the living room is 140 cm wide.

- Summer nights in Iceland are bright so sleep masks may come in handy for some (even though the windows have curtains).

- Shampoo is provided.

- Water is in abundance, hot and cold. And don't be fooled to believe you have to buy water in Iceland - it's all fresh and natural spring water on the tap.

- Air conditioning is not needed at all in Iceland, hence not implemented.

- The house is as warm as you need it to be as there is plenty of radiators around.

- There should be sugar, coffee and tea in the kitchen, and some basics like cornflakes and spaghetti which may come in handy for tired travelers.

- We may add a little flavour to your stay with little details here and there for you to enjoy, but we'll not disclose too much at this time. Surprises in a life flooded with information are underrated.

- Parking is included during your stay, which is quite a catch nowadays in the center of Reykjavík. By staying with us, however, you are in walking distance of countless attractions.

- Children's high chair is available upon request.

- When you arrive at the airport you can take the FlyBus and ask to be dropped off at the Hotel Center Plaza which is a 2 mins walk away.

- There is a laundromat just 3 mins walk away.

- This is one of Reykjavík's oldest wooden houses and is located so centrally that there may naturally be some noises from the city's street life.

- The proprietor is quite a seasoned traveler herself, speaks several languages and is well in tune with her beautiful country. She will be happy to be of assistance.

Well then, see you in 101 Reykjavík, at the very place this young city began!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Downtown in Miðborg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has a shower, shampoo, hand soap, hand lotion and towels provided.There is a towel radiator and a fan for fresh air. Note: there is a first aid kit in the drawer under the sink. Hair dryer in same drawer. In the lower drawer under the sink there are some spare towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom in living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sofa bed is 200cm x 140cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is 200cm x 180cm - possible to pull apart
  • The bedroom has beautiful windows with a view over the old houses of the city. It is equipped with 2 reading lights, coat hangers and two super soft bath robes. There is also a mirror and some shelves for the ladies to powder their noses.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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House of the Snowbird - The Artist's Enchantment
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Clean, fascinating art, city and culture.

  • 5 of 5

A Very Special guesthouse!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location, charming apartment

  • 4 of 5

House of the Snowbird is a lovely, well-appointed apartment located in the heart of old Reykjavik.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

This apartment has a great location, and is within proximity of everything in downtown Reykjavik. With that said, the bed is incredibly uncomfortable and left our backs aching - I ended up sleeping on the pull-out couch. It should be noted that this is not the only rental within the building, there is another apartment below. I know the building is old, and has great heritage, but one can hear everything that occurs downstairs.

This apartment is best served as a starting point from which to enjoy the rest of Iceland. I wouldn't recommend staying here beyond a night or two.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Viejo

Perfect host, perfect location, perfect cozy apartment:)

  • 5 of 5

Elsa was totally reliable and helpful. We had issues with the online paying but thanks to her we could still book the place. The apartment looks exactly like on the pictures. Cozy and spacious. Cannot wish better location. Elsa provided us with lots of info before our arrival (including restaurants, stores...) which was very helpful!!! I would highly recommend this place!!! Hope I will have the opportunity to meet her once personally:)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beata, for your kind words. Reads like these make it all worth while! You are always welcome back, but only when I'm in the country :P
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Cute apartment and location is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Elsa and her staff takes great care of you - highly recommend this place (They have 2 apartments)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Wonderful property in the center of town

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient. Everything we had imagined. Made our trip truly enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Downtown, Iceland

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £48.26

Manager'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.
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