Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Luxury At A Low Price - Spectacular View - Mobile Phone And Mobile Wifi Provided

The apartment is on the top two floors in a new building on laugavegur, the main shopping street. The apartment is 75 m2 or 800 sq ft in size. Downstairs is a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, kitchen, a living-room with a 3-seat sofa, large tv and and a large window facing south towards hallgrimskirkja. The bedroom is upstairs along with a balcony providing excellent view to the south over the city centre (see photo on top of the page).

The apartment sleeps 2-4 people. It is fully furnished with all utilities, such as refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dish-washer, tableware for 6 persons, bathtub/shower, washing machine/dryer, 37' flat-screen tv, dvd player, apple tv, mobile phone with a local number, mobile wifi hotspot, high-speed wireless internet connection, baby cot and a bo-concept double bed with a visco-elastic foam mattress (similar to tempur-pedic). There is an elevator up to the 4th floor and then a staircase inside the apartment between the two floors. A parking space in a closed garage within the building can be provided at only USD 20 per day.

More Details

Property Manager
Jon Thorvaldsson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Jon Thorvaldsson

My name is Jon and i have been living in Reykjavik for over 20 years. Before that i lived in my old hometown of Akranes. I studied Computer Sciences at the University of Iceland and later did an MBA program at Reykjavik University. I currently work for the city of Reykjavik as Director of IT. I have rented this property to travellers since 2008 with great success. I live in the same building which allows me to respond quickly to any request my guests may have.

Jon Thorvaldsson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jon Thorvaldsson chose Reykjavik

This is a unique property and one of the few modern buildings in the central part of town. The location is ideal with all sights and attractions in the centre within walking distance and yet the area is relatively quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the unique benefits of this property include the spectacular view from the top floor in all directions. My guests are provided with a mobile phone with a local number as well as mobile WiFi hotspot which allows you to share your digital memories instantly, wherever you are. A private in-house parking space can be reserved during your stay. The apartment is equipped with an Apple TV, iPhone docking station, exceptionally large bath-tub and other amenities, all aimed at making your stay as convenient as possible.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Perfect location in Reykjavik!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful penthouse apartment as we were winding down our honeymoon in Iceland. The location is absolutely perfect. There is a Bonus (grocery store) just downstairs with all the items you will need to cook a meal at home. If cooking isn't what you're looking for....don't fear there are some amazing restaurants and the best bakery ever within a couple of blocks. We went to Sandholt bakery the first day we arrived and we ended up eating there for 3 of our 5 meals. They have amazing sandwiches!!

The penthouse was clean and the check-in was simple. The loft with the king size bed is perfect. We slept great and felt incredibly safe in the locked down building. I would highly recommend paying for the underground parking!

We really can't say enough great things about this apartment....if you're planning on staying in Reykjavik for a couple of days or even a couple of weeks I would highly recommend staying here!! Jon is fabulous to work with and incredibly responsive. The hotspot was a lifesaver on many occasions!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Saint Paul, MN

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this apartment...

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! I rented Jon's apartment for a week in late November -- it was my first trip to Reykjavik, and I was traveling alone. As is usual for flights from the USA, I arrived quite early in the morning. Jon met me at the apartment and took me on a thorough tour of the amenities. He was extremely gracious and friendly throughout my stay. Jon also includes a local cell phone and wifi hotspot with the rental -- the hotspot was extremely helpful, particularly during my Golden Circle tour, where my cell phone was spotty with reception. Jon also provides a very well-organized guide in the apartment with details on how to work the television (plus included AppleTV) and other amenities, listings of the recommended nearby restaurants, and more.

The apartment itself is beautiful. It is well maintained, extremely clean, and has everything you would want during a stay in the city. The location is second to none. There is a full grocery store less than a block away, two excellent bakeries within a few blocks, and countless restaurants (many with takeaway options if you want to go back to your apartment). It was so centrally located that I would often find myself stopping by (as I was walking with no car) to drop off souvenirs or to pick up a different jacket multiple times each day.

The balcony from the top-floor bedroom looks to the south and has an excellent view of winter's sunrise, sunset, and Hallgrímskirkja. It also looks over the central shopping street, which was beautifully decorated for the holidays during my visit.

For those wondering about stairs, there are none until you get into the apartment -- there is a small curving staircase up to the bedroom. To get to the apartment, you go through the (secured) building, on an elevator, and along a short outdoors balcony / walkway to your front door. That walkway faced north, plus there were north-facing windows that you could open from the bedroom. I was able to see the northern lights from those spaces, and the walkway was an excellent place to set up a camera tripod.

If you visit (and you should -- and you should rent this apartment!), Hotel Alda is about half a block away. The Flybus stops there, so I used it as my pickup/dropoff point. Additionally, the local tour companies will also use Alda as a pickup point, so it was extremely convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location-Great Apartment!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay. Jon was a great host. He met us at 7am after we flew all night from USA. The apartment is in the center of town. What that means is it is within walking distance of everything. There is a tourist office across the street where we booked all excursions. There is a grocery store next door to the apartment which makes getting food very convenient. The tour companies come to the tourist office to pick you up for your daily excursions so once again the apartment is in the perfect spot. We took the FlyBus from the airport (KEV) and it dropped us off about 1/2 block from the apartment.

The apartment itself is very clean and Jon supplies all necessary supplies. There is wifi and a television to relax with after a hard day of sightseeing. The apartment also provides great views of the water, on the backside of the apartment, and great views of the street and surrounding buildings of the city on the front side.

I would not hesitate recommending this apartment to family or friends or anyone else going to Reykjavik!!!!!!!

Thanks Jon for helping to make our vacation to Iceland enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great apartment rental in Reykjavik!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific apartment rental right in the heart of Reykjavik. The apartment is right on a main street in the heart of town and within walking distance to restaurants, Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa, the harbor and downtown shops. The apartment was exactly as pictured in the listing, and Jon was a terrific host. The hotspot that he gave us to use during our stay was invaluable, as we based in Reykjavik but did day trips each day which required navigation to outlying areas. The apartment was clean upon our arrival, and the building is quiet and very secure. Great place to stay and we would happily recommend and hope to stay there again ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy having an amazing location near all the famous shops, bars, and restaurants, then choose this place. Not much else to say but how incredible the location is, apartment is a gem, and Jon is a pleasure to speak with. Oh and if you travel often like us, you know how wonderful a local phone and wifi portable hot spot is. Check your dates and book now. Travel safe!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location. Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for our first two nights in Iceland and had a fantastic time exploring the city. The apartment could not be in a better location. Centrally located with great shops, bars and restaurants close by. Views from both balconies are fantastic. The apartment is spacious and well maintained. You could not ask for a more gracious host than Jon. He even supplied us with maps for our hiking trips and provided great tips on finding certain locations. Will definitely stay again on our next trip to Iceland!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Reykjavik domestic airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Svarta Kaffið
Nearest Golf
6.4 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Seltjarnarness
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Hereford steakhouse
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The location is ideal, with all the main restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, museums and other attractions of the city centre within a few minutes walking distance. Yet, the area is free from disturbance associated with the famous reykjavik night-life.

The main landmark hallgrimskirkja is within 5 minutes walking distance. Both the main bus terminal hlemmur and the main square lækjartorg are within 10 minutes walking distance in each direction.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Miðborg, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping A$83

A reservation can be cancelled up until 4 weeks before arrival without a charge.
If cancelled 2-4 weeks before arrival 25% of the total amount (minimum of 2 nights) will be charged and after that total price will have to be charged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Miðborg, Iceland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a very large bathtub. There is a washer with a built-in dryer in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • The bedroom is on the upper floor. It features a very comfortable king-size bed with a visco-elastic foam matress (similar to tempur-pedic). An extra double bed/mattress can be placed either in the bedroom or the living room downstairs. There is direct access from the bedroom to the main balcony which provides stunning view of the city center and hallgrimskirkja.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading