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Álafoss Apartments

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.9 / 5Exceptional
11 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Reykjavik City Museum
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool
    14 min drive
  • Popular Location
    14 min drive
  • Airport
    Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)
    51 min drive

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    About this area


    This apartment is located in Mosfellsbaer. National Museum of Iceland and Harpa are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja. Varmarlaug Swimming Pool and Lagafellslaug are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Reykjavik City Museum - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Laugavegur - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Iceland Phallological Museum - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Solfar - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 51 min drive

    About this property

    Álafoss Apartments

    The Charming Centre - Two bedroom Apartment offers a wonderful view over the river Varmá and the old and characteristic Álafoss wool factory buildings. It is a two floor apartment with private entrance, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, seating area and bedroom with queen size bed on the lower floor. Round staircase takes you to the upper floor with an open loft bedroom with king size/twin bed. Upon request it is possible to add extra bed for a child to the loft bedroom. Álafoss is located in Mosfellsbær, only 15 km from the City centre of Reykjavik. Perfectly located for guests seeking the tranquility and nature at the doorsteps of Reykjavik and being on the route of the Golden Circle. Álafoss played a major role in the wool industry in Iceland starting in 1896 and still producing wool under the name Istex . The wool factory was both economically and socially important as workers came from all over Iceland to work and that created a colourful community with dances, indoor swimming pool and outdoor theatre. Now the old factory buildings are occupied by the Álafoss wool factory store, restaurant, Sundlaugin (swimming pool) which was converted to a Recording Studio by the well known band Sigur Rós, artists- and crafts studios. Álafoss Apartments building is connected over the river Varmá to Sundlaugin recording studio. Green area surrounds Álafoss with vast selection of walking paths making it a good location to relax and get in touch with nature.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.



    Check-in between 3 PM - 5:30 AM
    Late check-in subject to availability
    Minimum check-in age - 20

    Special check-in instructions

    There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
    Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions prior to their arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    American Express

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Property is also known as

    • Álafoss Apartments Apartment Mosfellsbaer
    • Álafoss Apartments Apartment
    • Álafoss Apartments Mosfellsbaer
    • Álafoss Apartments Apartment
    • Álafoss Apartments Mosfellsbaer
    • Álafoss Apartments Apartment Mosfellsbaer

    Property amenities


    • Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle


    • Bed sheets provided


    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Free toiletries
    • Towels provided


    • Flat-screen TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Terrace


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • No elevators
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Limited housekeeping
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Blackout drapes/curtains


    • 3 rooms


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Great Stay in a great location.

    Great location to get to the Golden Circle. Sara was very friendly and helpful. Great stay.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    A lovely summer stay at the Álafoss Apartments

    The Álafoss Apartments were lovely! Directly across the street from the river, waterfall, and local shops and a 5 minute walk to the center of town, I was never far from where I wanted to be. My room (“The Tower”) was clean, comfortable, and provided great views of the surrounding area. Our host was friendly and helpful, and ensured that everything was in place for us. This space will certainly be on the top of my list for my next trip.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Ideal location for stay in Iceland

    From start to finish we were very happy with our decision to stay at this property. It is about 15 min out of Reykjavik, in a quiet location which we found ideal after coming home from our adventures and road trips. The place was exactly as shown in the pictures with plenty of room for our family of 4 adults. We found a nice walking/running path in behind, waterfall close by, wool store across the street and all other essential amenities close by. The owner was very friendly and accommodating, allowing us flexibility with check in and check out times. We arrived very early in the morning and it was so nice to drop off our luggage and get settled in. We would highly recommend this property !

    5/5 Excellent

    Unique apartment on a river.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The place was beautiful, clean, well-maintained and there were walking trails immediately adjacent. And, I t was very nice being just outside of Reykjavík, but close enough to enjoy when desired.

    5/5 Excellent

    Comfortable and convenient

    This rental was in a great location for our family exploration of Iceland. It is in an old mill building, although the apartment inside is all new. There is a wool store across the road. The beds are very comfortable, and the space was a great fit for our family of four. The space is warm and inviting, very efficient and simple. Everything works beautifully. The location is convenient. It’s easy to reach, close to a good supermarket and swimming pool. The owner is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this property.

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