Entire apartment
538 ft² size
Ocean view
Free WiFi
Free parking
Private Bathroom
Non-smoking rooms

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Featuring a garden and a terrace, The Bookstore Family Apartment has accommodations in Hellissandur with free WiFi and sea views. With mountain views, this property provides a patio.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking and fishing are possible nearby and the apartment can arrange a bicycle rental service.

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 127 miles from The Bookstore Family Apartment.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

The Bookstore Family Apartment has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 10, 2017

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Free Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.


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Accommodation Type
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hello im a little concerned about the key system? I was reading some people found it a bit complicated, so wanted to know how would be before hand? should i go to freezer hostel first maybe? Thanks
    Hey, The key system is pretty simple. There is a keybox on the door and the code to open it is 2406. Regarding payment, if you haven´t provided credidcard details for the booking you must stop by at the freezer hostel to finish the payment.
    Answered on 11 May 2021
  • Hello, we wanted to stay in your apartment with 4 adults and 2 small children (7 years old). It looks like they could share the top bunk, 2 short adults in double bottom bunk and 2 adults in the other double bed. Would this be ok? Also what month is best to visit?
    Hey guys, The apartment is too small for a group of 6.
    Answered on 10 January 2022

Managed by Kári Viðarsson

Company review score: 8.7Based on 59,011 reviews from 125 properties
125 managed properties

Company info

I´m Kári Viðarsson, The manager and artistic director of the The Freezer, a former fish factory now turned into a hot spot for travellers seeking a place to stay, meet people and take part in artistic events of all sorts. The Freezer is a place that offers accommodation as well as art and culture to it's guests. I am a professional actor and also the grandson of the people that built the Freezer apartments.

Property info

This place is situated in one of the oldest houses in the town of Hellissandur and has a lot of historical value for the area. The Bookstore Apartment was actually the town's bookstore, run by my grandmother for decades before being turned into this wonderful themed apartment / library

Neighborhood info

The neighborhood is on the doorstep of Snæfellsjökull Glacier national park. Within it you will find many lava fields, beaches, craters, flora, mountains, viewpoints, waterfalls, rich bird life and everything else that the Icelandic nature has to offer. This area is usually referred to as "Iceland in a nutshell" because here you can see so many things without having to travel long distances in between. I grew up here and can safely say that it's one of the most beautiful places in Iceland and probably on earth.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of The Bookstore Family Apartment
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6
Most popular amenities
Non-smoking rooms
Free WiFi
Free parking
Family rooms
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

The Bookstore Family Apartment takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted The Bookstore Family Apartment accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's possible to extend your stay at this property at no extra cost for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes, with a maximum limit of 10 extra days.

Medical monitoring is available for guests quarantined due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This may be provided in person or virtually, depending on the property type and location.

Please inform The Bookstore Family Apartment of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Bookstore Family Apartment

  • The Bookstore Family Apartment offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Horseback riding
    • Bicycle rental

  • Yes, The Bookstore Family Apartment is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from The Bookstore Family Apartment.

  • Check-in at The Bookstore Family Apartment is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Bookstore Family Apartment on this page.

  • The prices at The Bookstore Family Apartment may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Bookstore Family Apartment can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Bookstore Family Apartment has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Bookstore Family Apartment is 350 feet from the center of Hellissandur.