Iceland is wonderful and this is a great place to explore this little corner.
We stayed in Siggi’s apartment on the Seltjarjarnes Peninsula,
Reykjavik. Siggi is a great host, and very attentive without being intrusive.
He picked us up from the airport which is an hour’s drive away in Keflavik, for a reasonable price of €70, stopping at some of the sights on the way.
One of the bonuses is that, included in the rent, is free
use of one of his cars. Siggi is a mechanic, so the car was in good working
order. The Mitsubishi gave us no trouble at all. In Iceland, as we soon discovered,
having a car is essential, as public transport appears to be very minimal.
Another bonus is that Siggis’s flat is on the beautiful Seltjarjarnes Peninsula
which ends in a nature reserve. So the environment is peaceful, quiet and
beautiful. It also happens to be one of the best viewing points for the
Northern Lights. Unfortunately they did not appear during our visit. (You need
a clear, cloudless night sky to see the Lights).
The flat is very clean with all the mod. cons. eg
underfloor heating, dishwasher, washing machine, comfortable beds, huge
fridge/freezer, and is much more spacious than the photos on line would suggest.
Nearby there is a 24 hour supermarket which is very important as the cost of
eating out in Reykjavik is prohibitive, and at Siggi’s flat there is everything
you need to prepare your own meals.
If we ever return to Iceland, we will certainly stay at
Siggi’s flat again.
Everything was the way we expected it -contact before and during our stay with Siggi (he helped us with whatever we needed to know), apartment (washing machine, WiFi, dish washer, BED!), and of course a car that was included and helped us exploring Iceland! All in all a week that we will remember in a pleasant way! We can just recommend it!
Siggi and Nanna are wonderful hosts! Siggi met us at the airport at 5 am and gave us a tour of the area on the way to the apartment. The spacious 1 BR apartment is immaculate, with excellent kitchen, bath with washer/dryer, living room, dining room and parking for car with GPS included with rental. Grocery, bakery, fish store just blocks away. We spent a week touring the sights and city! It was a very relaxing vacation for once, with enough beautiful areas nearby to see easily in a day - took ferry to Videy Island, Golden Falls, Geyser etc. Shoulder season best for lower prices and we had excellent weather. Siggi a fountain of information and a philosopher ! We highly recommend this property and plan to return! Elizabeth and James