Modern Icelandic Gem
Contemporary Icelandic Gem
Reykjavík is a city drenched in exciting culture and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Just as unique as Iceland, this one-of-a-kind modern home boasts a large 3,500 square feet of charming architecture and design. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the city center, this beautiful property is within walking distance to many tourist attractions, as well as a number of lovely restaurants and shops.
All three floors of this luxury home feature magnificent appointments. The living room on the main floor, is a sun-quenched room that is cozy and adorned with fine modern art. The kitchen itself is a piece of art with custom cabinetry, Gaggenau and Miele appliances, and gaping windows that guests can admire the manicured-lawn through.
A library can also be found on the main floor. The room is a great location to retreat to for peace and quiet. Bring your work here to catch up on emails, or simply grab a book off the shelf and disappear for a while.
All three bedrooms are up on the second floor. Two rooms house King beds, and the third features two twin beds.
The third floor attic area has been transformed into the perfect, cozy TV room. A classic, wood burning fireplace keeps the space warm and toasty, while multiple skylights let abundant natural light pour through the room (depending on the time of year, of course).
Guests will find another bathroom and the in-house laundry in the basement of the home for convenience.
With a population of 120,000, Reykjavík is not a whirlwind metropolis. Few skyscrapers grace the skyline, traffic jams are rare and faces are familiar. But don't be deceived—a steady beat of energy and events keeps the city alive and pulsing with excitement.
Sunny days feel like spontaneous holidays in Reykjavík. Sunbathers and picnickers fill Austurvöllur, the green square in front of Parliament; locals and tourists alike stroll up and down Laugavegur, the main drag, shopping, stopping for coffee, and people watching. The thirsty jockey for sparse outdoor seating at bars as happy hour rolls around. Crooning buskers line the sidewalk; performance artists stage surprise acts; maybe a marching band appears from the ether.
Downtown Reykjavík (also known by its postal code as 101) is the nucleus of Iceland's rich culture and arts scene. By day, café-culture rules supreme. A steady hum of conversation keeps the city's several cafés lively. With free wifi and refills on drip coffee being fairly common, Reykjavík's café-goers like to linger until they're sufficiently buzzed on the strong, dark elixir. As day turns into night, people start filing into many of the cities excellent restaurants.
Throughout 101, playful murals and street art testify to the city's sense of creativity and fun. Art galleries such as the Reykjavík Art Museum and the National Gallery showcase the works of classic Icelandic artists, while smaller independent galleries display the projects of cutting-edge, contemporary Icelandic and international artists.
Various museums preserve the culture and history of both the city and the country at large. Designated as a UNESCO City of Literature, Reykjavík is also the core of Iceland’s literary heritage where you'll discover a treasure of literary works and a wealth of talented poets and authors.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3500 square feet
King, King, and 2x Twin
6 guests maximum
Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
30 minutes by car
Neighborhood and city and ocean views
Activities of Interest
- Day Tours - Visit the most interesting attractions in Iceland, such as the Golden Circle, the South Coast, and the Reykjanes peninsula & the Blue Lagoon.
- Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse Riding Tours
- Waterfall Hikes and Tours
- Whale and bird watching
- View the Northern Lights - seasonal
Places of Interest
- Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old harbour.
- Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 73 metres high, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in Iceland.
- National Museum of Iceland - From Viking feasts and battles to the independence movement of the 20th century, this premier museum preserves every detail of the nation’s history.
Modern Icelandic Gem was Outstanding
Our stay at this wonderful home and with its communicative, cooperative owners certainly was the foundation of our amazing time spent in Iceland! This completely restored historic home is superb (most likely one of the nicest homes in all of Reykjavik), in a terrific neighborhood and being completely central and in walking distance to everything the historic city center has to offer. The experience here was everything ThirdHome represents itself to be. We would return in a minute and consider yourself fortunate if you are able to stay in this Modern Iceland Gem as well!”
Beyond fantastic. The home is magnificent and the country is breadth taking The owner couldn't have been nicer. Highly recommend ”
We are believers in ICELAND! The house 'rocks'.
Renovated every surface has been touched/updated in-town home on a terrific street in an upscale location literally a few blocks from the Hallgrímskirkja church (art deco center-of-the-town church that can be seen from everywhere). Excellent base of operations and walk to everywhere--really easy to "get in and out of town" in 2 minutes to do one's sight-seeing. The Gaggenau appliances "do" take some effort to but when you figure it out-- you will have perfect coffee/espresso, etc. Iceland is a gem albeit rather expensive.). Theodora's house made it very special. Can't wait to go back. The memories will last a very long time-- so much better than doing this via a hotel room. After a few CRAZY long days esp from Hotel Budir one evening (since the sun barely sets in early July)-- this house was so wonderful to call "home" and we felt relaxed "to be back". Tom Spak and Jeff Schaefer. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- Espresso Machine
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- iPod Dock Stereo