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IS11018

Reykjavík, Iceland

Dining table

Dining table

Living room part

Living room part

Kitchen

Kitchen

from the living room part

from the living room part

The leather sofa in the living room part can easily serve as a single bed if necessary

The leather sofa in the living room part can easily serve as a single bed if necessary

Front in July 2022

Front in July 2022

The bedroom

The bedroom

The bathroom is small but clean and has everything you need.

The bathroom is small but clean and has everything you need.

The bathroom

The bathroom

A view from the street, May 30th 2016

A view from the street, May 30th 2016

View from the street December 2015

View from the street December 2015

The front lawn, july 2018

The front lawn, july 2018

Back yard in July 2022

Back yard in July 2022

Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey, near Vík. About 180 km.

Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey, near Vík. About 180 km.

Straumur at Hafnarfjordur. About 20 minutes drive.

Straumur at Hafnarfjordur. About 20 minutes drive.

Gardskagaviti lighthouse at Reykjanes peninsula. About an hour drive.

Gardskagaviti lighthouse at Reykjanes peninsula. About an hour drive.

Lake Kleifarvatn at wintertime. About 30 minutes drive.

Lake Kleifarvatn at wintertime. About 30 minutes drive.

From Thingvellir, the ancient parliament site. About an hour drive.

From Thingvellir, the ancient parliament site. About an hour drive.

The volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

The volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

Signy at the volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

Signy at the volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

The volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

The volcanic eruption 2021 at Reykjanes peninsula, 60 km from our home.

Laugardalur Swimming Pool is just a few minutes by car away from our home.

Laugardalur Swimming Pool is just a few minutes by car away from our home.

Close to the Blue Lagoon. About 30 minutes by car.

Close to the Blue Lagoon. About 30 minutes by car.

From Eyrarbakki village. 30–40 minutes by car.

From Eyrarbakki village. 30–40 minutes by car.

The lighthouse at Grótta, Reykjavík area, can only be reached when the tide is low, twice a day.

The lighthouse at Grótta, Reykjavík area, can only be reached when the tide is low, twice a day.

From Fossá in Hvalfjörður fjord. Ca. 60 km.

From Fossá in Hvalfjörður fjord. Ca. 60 km.

Iceland's highest waterfall, Glymur. Hvalfjörður. About an hour by car.

Iceland's highest waterfall, Glymur. Hvalfjörður. About an hour by car.

The famous Mt. Hekla. An hour and half by car.

The famous Mt. Hekla. An hour and half by car.

A view to Reykjavik from Garðabær town in the midnight sun. 15 minutes by car.

A view to Reykjavik from Garðabær town in the midnight sun. 15 minutes by car.

Reykjavík midnight sun and the sculpture Sólfarið. Just a few minutes from home by car or foot.

Reykjavík midnight sun and the sculpture Sólfarið. Just a few minutes from home by car or foot.

From Árbæjarsafn Museum, Reykjavik

From Árbæjarsafn Museum, Reykjavik

Snow like that is not common in Reykjavík anymore. Our home and Signy showelling snow from our car at the time.

Snow like that is not common in Reykjavík anymore. Our home and Signy showelling snow from our car at the time.

Bessastaðir at Álftanes, residence of the president of Iceland. 15–20 minutes by car.

Bessastaðir at Álftanes, residence of the president of Iceland. 15–20 minutes by car.

Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach.

Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach.

Adalsteinn and Signy (2015)

Adalsteinn and Signy (2015)

Gold

Member since

2011


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 14, 2023 - November 30, 2023 1 weeks

South of Europe maybe in the autumn. We have already planned for the summer of 2023.

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Cosy, renovated apartment in a qiuet neighborhood in the heart of Reykjavík

Our home is located at central Reykjavik and easy few minutes walk to the main shopping street and the center of the city. All the same the street is quiet and nice. Definately a great area of Reykjavík.

In walking distance we have all sorts of museums, art galleries, cafés, bars and restaurants – and of course the famous night life and music of Reykjavik. Some 200 meters away is a new convenient store, open all days.

Easy daytrips by car or bus to some of Iceland's most famous places as the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and on and on.

The apartment is in a four flat, two-floor house, built in 1948. Our home is 60 square meters with a bedroom, bathroom and an open space including kitchen, living room and dining room. Its bright and sunny – at the first floor. Washing machine is in the laundry room in the basement.

It's quite OK to sleep on the couch in the living room and space for a portable bed if neccercary.

The apartment has been fully renovated very recently and everything is pretty new. Filled with art and equipped with everything one needs. Free internet and TV.

The entrance is shared with the neighbours on the upper floor, a quiet and very nice young couple.

The garden is spacious and sunny, both in front and in back of the house.

Free parking right in front of our door.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Book Designer
  • Import service and sales

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Islenska

Occupation

  • Book Designer
  • Import service and sales

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a couple in our fifties and sixties with no children at home any more.
Signy (fm) is working for a shipping line and Adalsteinn (m) is a self employed book designer.

We are inerested in art, history, nature an politics and we love old Europe.
We do not drink or smoke, but like nice resturants and café´s.

Lifestyle

We are both very interested in art, history and politics. Which is one of many reasons why the continent of Europe is so interesting for us.

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