Afdrep: A Home By The Sea.

Entire residential home hosted by Kári

  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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The house was built between 1906 and 1935 by the trading company Tang&Riis and used as a workshop, staff house etc. It was renovated in 2010 with kitchen and bathroom upgraded to modern standards. The house sits on a cliff by the seashore with a spectacular view over Breidafjordur bay.

Hellissandur is one of the oldest fishing villages in Iceland and it's history dates back to the 15th Century. Now it resides about 400 villagers.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Ocean view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
High chair

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 251 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hellissandur, Iceland

Hellissandur was once a major fishing centre and Rif was one of the main trading ports on Snaefellsnes peninsula. Most of the villages fishing fleet is now based at Rif. These two villages are only 3 km apart.

The Maritime Museum at Hellisssandur has displays that include Iceland´s oldest rowboat, built in 1826.

The beautiful beach Krossavík, with a mixture of sand, black pebbles and lava and rich in birdlife and history, lies west of the village, perfect for an evening or morning hike.

The area between Hellissandur and Rif is a bird-lovers paradise and one of the largest nesting sites of arctic terns in Icleand.

Snaefellsjokull National Park is on the doorstep of Hellissandur.

The distance between Reykjavík and Hellissandur is 195 km and is about 2,5 hours drive.

Service in the area: A hotel, camping site, gas station, small grocery store, restaurant, café and a maritime museum. The Freezer is a theatre and cultural centre in the village Rif 3 km away. They offer live events every night during the summer.

Hosted by Kári

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 303 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The owner lives in Hellissandur, his family lives in the village as well. He is a semi-retired airline captain, staying most days in Hellissandur.


  • Óskar
  • Kári

During your stay

We are available 24 hours by phone and as we live in the village you can also reach us at our home.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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