Thursday, April 2, 2015

Iceland: Where to Stay

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Bonjour, bonjour! Welcome to post 2 of 4 of my time in Iceland. One of the questions I've been asked most is  - drumroll, please - where to stay. We were lucky enough to be put up by Airbnb for our time there, which was actually my first experience of the site. Every time I go on a city break I mean to try it out and every single time I forget, so this seemed as good a time as any! We were given a choice of three and decided to go for Kris' apartment as it was well located and looked really quirky from the photos. What we didn't realise until we got there was quite how well located it was - it was literally a minute's walk from the bus station and a five minute walk from Laugavegur, one of the main streets in Reykjavik. I have to say, I wasn't really sure what to expect from staying in someone else's apartment, but I absolutely loved it. The price of food in Iceland is CRAY, so we bought in food from the supermarket to cook breakfast each morning which was a big help. Because we were so close to the centre of town, it was nice to be able to nip back during the day when the torrential rain or hail hit for a cup of tea (and a long stand in front of a radiator). However, the moment I really realised how much I enjoyed the airbnb life was on the Saturday night; we got home around ten and had an early start on the Sunday so, instead of going out, we bought a ha-UGE big tub of Ben and Jerry's and sat curled up on the sofa watching a film with the snow falling outside the window. Living the OAP dream. In all seriousness though, it is a completely different experience to staying in a hotel, but it a good way - like having your own little home from home!

Amy

Thank you to Airbnb and WOW Air for such a wonderful trip!

21 comments:

Katie Z said...

This looks soooo cute!

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Lauren S said...

I have that same record player! AirBnB is fab and can be better and cheaper than a hotel - there are some fab places to stay

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Rachel said...

aah this place looks like the cutest little place to stay! must make a mental note for when i want to visit iceland!

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Katie Leask said...

I loooove this apartment! All the fun of being abroad but with home comforts!
Sometimes I love the fun of getting to stay in a hotel while I'm away, but I always prefer staying in apartments/house rentals. Your one is lovely. I really want to go to Iceland and am hopefully going early next year so I'm excited to read the rest of your posts! xx

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Camille said...

This place seems awesome
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* Helen * said...

Wonderful pictures, the place looks so unique and memorable! <3

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Pegah Gashtasbi said...

What a beautiful little place! I stayed in an apartment I found on airbnb in Barcelona last year. Some really great finds on there for great prices too!

LovePegs x

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Love it!

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she. said...


What an amazing place! So cute, and prefect.

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Nicoletta De Luca said...

Every single detail is so cool!

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Nikki Williams said...

what a cute place!

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Megan Ellaby said...

WOW what a gorgeous apartment, very jelly! Your trip sounds so awesome and I canny wait for posts 3 and 4 x

Jenny said...

This sounds lovely and I love the quirky retro furniture! Definitely different to staying in a hotel and and a great experience xx

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dami said...

i want that cup badly!

Marieke S said...

a cool look ! :))
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Mariel Parton said...

it looks amazing in that apartment and really does looks like home away from home compared to a hotel..definitely trying out AirBnB the next time I travel <3

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Nancy Wilde said...

oh my god, this is decor porn! Airbnb can be a great experience, I've done it in Copenhagen and Barcelona and both times were surprisingly cool.

Anna said...

iceland looks like such a nice place to discover!!!

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Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

This looks absolutely amazing! (wish my house looked a bit more like it)
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Violet Roots said...

That's great you remembered this time! The place looks really cool too.

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Susan Dan said...

Its really a perfect blog for getting a information about this beautiful city i like your work out its totally outstanding keep share your ideas with thanks .....


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