Apartments House of the Snowbird
5 Vesturgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.9/10! (score from 203 reviews)
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Elsa Björg Magnúsdóttir
Located in the old town of Reykjavik, this iconic house was built the year 1898 by the beloved Icelandic poet Einar Ben. The house was is imported by ship from Norway and one can see signs of that here and there in the house, such as markings on the beams. The house is owned by a family of artists who have left their mark on its every detail. The interior style is an interesting fusion of old Scandinavia and raw modern art. The house is filled with artwork, paintings, photographs and ceramics by its owners which make it totally unique.
I have a masters degree in philosophy and teaching. I am quite a seasoned traveler, speak several languages and have lived in a few other countries than Iceland. Currently I work closely with my mother in her art studio and freelance as a photographer. These particular days, though, I spend with my newborn son and enjoy life as a mother of two living in a beautiful architectural house in Reykjavík city. One of the main themes in my life is to explore and discover, to broaden my mind and experience as much as I can. It is my belief that nothing deepens us more as human beings than various experiences to reflect upon.
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 one of Reykjavík's oldest wooden houses and is located so centrally that there may be some noises from the city's street life.
Languages spoken: Danish, English, Icelandic, Italian
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Closest Landmarks *
Reykjavik Old Harbour0.2 miles
The Parliament House0.2 miles
Reykjavík City Hall0.2 miles
The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland0.2 miles
National Museum of Iceland0.5 miles
Solfar Sun Voyager0.6 miles
University of Iceland0.6 miles
Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool0.7 miles
Hallgrímskirkja Church0.7 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Stofan Café Cafe/Bar0 miles
Fish Company Restaurant0 miles
Tapas Barinn Restaurant0 miles
Ida Zimsen Cafe/Bar0 miles
Sæta svínið Gastropub Cafe/Bar0 miles
Fish Market Restaurant0.1 miles
Pétursbúð Supermarket0.1 miles
10-11 Supermarket0.2 miles
Krónan Supermarket0.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
Rauðhólar Mountain6.8 miles
Esjan Mountain10.6 miles
Helgafell Mountain19.9 miles
Old Harbour Ocean/Sea0.1 miles
Lake Tjörnin Lake0.2 miles
Closest Airports *
Reykjavík Domestic Airport1.3 miles
Reykjavík Keflavík Airport23.1 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Laugavegur Shopping Street1 miles
Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir1.2 miles
The Pearl1.5 miles
Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool1.9 miles
Kringlan Shopping Mall1.9 miles
Laugardalsholl Stadium2 miles
Imagine Peace Tower2.7 miles
Smáralind Shopping Center3.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Bowling Off-site Additional charge
- Hiking Off-site
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Parking garage
- Street parking
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- Private check-in/out
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking is not allowed.
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Pets are not allowed.