view from the houseview from nearby walking path
House next the sea in Iceland
House next the sea in Iceland

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

The house is situated in a little community not from Grindavík, which is about a half an hour car journey from Reykjavík and 20 minutes from Keflavík airport.

There are very few people living in this area with more people living in Grindavík itself

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge


Guest access

the whole house

Interaction with guests

I am currently studying and also working a part time job and therefore usually very busy.

I am living next to door to Sólbakki and should be able to meet you upon arrival - however if this is not possible then I will make alternative arrangements for someone to meet you with the key.

I have worked for over 20 years as a tour guide in Iceland so if you want private tours or trips then we can discuss this, again depending on my availability.

Getting around

Please note that if you are staying at the house without a car then it takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to Gríndavík and the nearest local bus service and shops - the bus service in Gríndavík runs about 3 times a day and I will leave a copy of bus schedule in the house.

Other things to note

If you wish to buy alcohol then it might be a good idea to do this at the airport.

Please note that it is only possible to buy alcohol at the Vínbuðin shops which usually close around 18:00 and are not open on Sundays.

The Vínbuðin in Gríndavík is open 14:00 - 18:00 Mon - Thurs, 12:00 - 18:00 Friday and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

It is not possible to buy alcohol in the supermarkets except for low alcohol pilsner.

House Rules

No smoking inside the house
No drugs
In Iceland it is customary to remove your shoes inside the door and do not wear them inside the house.
Please report any spillages or damage.
Please leave the house as tidy as possible.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
April 2017
A wonderful, cosy house in a fantastic location. A hot-tub view of the (cold) Atlantic ocean was fabulous. A plain looking house from the outside, but well furnished, warm and comfortable inside. Having Sólveig next door was a bonus; she was very kind and helpful.

April User Profile
April 2017
Our fourth trip to Iceland. This is the best property on Airbnb! Do not know why anyone would stay in hotel when they could watch and hear white waves lapse only 70 feet away. We were cozy warm. A total reward for the people who book well in advance. For sure coming back. Honeymoon worthy.

Santiago User Profile
March 2017
Thanks Sólveig for everything. You got a beautiful, cozy home, literally at the sea with all ammenities for a short stay. We loved it and were lucky enough to (finally!) see the full range of colors of northern lights. All the best, Santiago

Jeffery User Profile
March 2017
Sólveig’s place was great. Wonderful location, close enough to the airport and other attractions but still isolated and on the ocean. We had a great time!

Renee User Profile
March 2017
My husband and I came here for honeymoon, this was an amazing stay. The location is ideal for anyone wanting to get away. Solveig even brought over fresh eggs in the morning. Great collection of books and records you can entertain while listening to the wind and waves. If there is one thing I would change it would be to have stayed longer! Highly recommend!

Ashley User Profile
March 2017
Between the views, the hot tub and the well-appointed little house, you couldn't ask for a better retreat on the coast of iceland! Look out for the sheep, chickens and cats, who all came to visit. Comfy beds, great shower, excellent kitchen, and a record player with an extensive collection! Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Quinn User Profile
March 2017
Amazing scenery, perfectly well appointed home with everything we could have needed, and just a fantastic all around stay. We wish our schedule would have allowed us to spend more time at Sólveig's house by the sea. 5 star home, 5 star stay, and 5 star host.

Iceland · Joined in August 2014
Sólveig User ProfileSólveig is a superhost.


I love life and especially love nature - I live right next to the ocean in a little community not far from Grindavík (which is about a half an hour car journey from Reykjavík and 20 minutes from Keflavík airport).

I feel very blessed to be living here and sometimes have to pinch myself to believe i live in such a peaceful and beautiful area.

I have worked for over 20 years as a tour guide in Iceland and prefer to visit, walk and camp in the more remote areas of Iceland .

I am also passionate about photography and I am currently on a 3 year photography study.

When I have time I enjoy to watch a movie (Babette’s Feast is one of my favourites) or to read a good book - I love the book which is the biography of Van Goph’s life.

Travelling has been a big passion in my life also. I have visited many of the European countries, lived in Canada been in the USA but one of the highlights of my travelling experiences was when I volunteered in Mozambique for 6 months.

For the last 25 years I have lived with my wife who is a wonderful woman. She is an artist who makes amazing art and sculptures which have been exhibited throughout Iceland and in overseas countries.

I am vegetarian and also have 2 dogs and 1 cat.

I feel I am open minded person who loves to help others and to have a good laugh.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a day
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