Room just outside of Reykjavik
Room just outside of Reykjavik

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Cosy room in a family friendly house in the countryside, just outside of Reykjavik. Perfect for Northern light experience.
Great place to start your Golden Circle tour!

45 min international airport
5 min Reykjavik
15 min down town Reykjavik

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: House
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £9
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The space

Gunnarshólmi is very well located only 15km from Reykjavik Centrum. Here it is possible to stay in the country side and nurish the soul and body in a relaxed environment. Here you can find remains from how Icelandic agriculture was in the old days as here was a large agricultural estate established in 1928. Today there is a free range chicken farm in Gunnarshólmi.

We live in a house close by so if our guests need anything they can always stop by.

Interaction with guests

Will meet guests upon arrival and departure and are happy to help. Will be reachable any time if any requests or information is needed.

The neighbourhood

Gunnarshólmi combines the privilege of the city and the peacefulness of the countryside, being only 15 km away from Reykjavík Centre. It is surrounded with beautiful mountains and there is a river right next to it where it is possible to catch a fish. We could assist you if you would like to buy a fishing licence for the area. The name of the river is Hólmsá. More information about the fishing area can be found here; (website hidden)

At Gunnarshólmi it is possible to stay in the country side and nurish the soul and body in a relaxed environment. Here you can find remains from how Icelandic agriculture was in the old days as here was a large agricultural estate established in 1928. Today there is a free range chicken farm in Gunnarshólmi. The first and only one in Iceland! We also have many beautiful horses at Gunnarshólmi.

Getting around

The easiest way to get to Gunnarshólmi is by car. There is no public transport.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

20 Reviews

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Imola User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay at Jona's place. She is a very kind and helpful host. The guest house is located about 15 min away from the center of Reykjavik. If you have a car and like calm environment, this is definitely a good place. We had a very comfortable, warm room with nice view. We could even see the nothen lights from there. Access to the kitchen is a big advantage: we could prepare our food and also meet nice people from all around the world. Thank you!

Brooke User Profile
April 2017
This was a perfect stay for us! I found the location great because we did not want to be directly in the City. The kitchen was wonderful and very well stocked and Jona was able to help whenever we needed anything!

Madison User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed staying here during our time in Iceland. It is only a short drive away from Reykjavik, but I would definitely recommend renting a car because I'm not sure if public transportation is nearby. The room was spacious and well equipped with a dresser and desk. The bathroom was very clean and we were able to use the kitchen. We would definitely stay here again!

Mardiana User Profile
March 2017
Jona's place is more than we can imagine. The place is very quite, which is what we look for, and the house is very clean. The place is beyond comfortable despite the affordable price. Absolutely recommended, moreover if you plan to have a road-trip in Iceland.

Sana User Profile
March 2017
We loved our stay at Jona's guesthouse! It is located just outside of Reykjavik (about 15 minute drive away) and is a perfect place to start the Golden Circle drive, head into the city for an evening or stay in and look for the auroras away from the bright lights of the city. The guesthouse consists of multiple Airbnb rooms, has 2 shared bathrooms and a slightly outdated but well-equipped kitchen with tea/coffee/cereals that are available to guests. It was nice to come home in the evenings and chat with the other guests to discuss great places to visit in the area, and Jona was very helpful in letting us know when the Northern Lights were visible so we could catch a glimpse! The room itself was very comfortable, with two cozy twin beds pushed together and separate duvets (in typical Scandinavian fashion). Towels and toiletries were provided, and both bathrooms had washers available for use with clear instructions provided. I'd highly recommend Jona's guesthouse to friends and family, but note that it is ideal for visitors with a rental car as it is in a relatively secluded area away from public transport (which is perfect if you're coming to Iceland for some peace and tranquility)!

Chi User Profile
March 2017
We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms for 4 nights. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. Upstairs has 1 shared bathroom and downstairs has 1 shared bathroom. The bathroom was clean during our stay, and there wasn't any problem sharing the space with the other guests. Kitchen, washing machine, and dryer were nice amenities to have. Jona, the host, was welcoming and responsive. We would stay here again if we come back to Iceland!

Eric User Profile
February 2017
The place is great, close to Reykjavik yet far enough to feel more private. Jona is very nice and accommodating.

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