Our apartment house is a beautiful and bright 128 m² on the second floor with a view over Reyjavík, Kópavogur, and the mountain Esjan. There are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a great view and a queen-size bed. The second room has a single bed and our younger son sleeps there and he is 10 years old. The third room is our older son's room, there you have a single bed, a PlayStation computer which is available for everyone. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven and a dishwasher. The bathroom has a shower and a bathtub. In the living room, there is a TV, Apple TV and you have access to Netflix and other networks Next to the kitchen you have the laundry room where you can wash clothes and let them dry. The balcony is facing south and can be warm in the summertime, the balcony is equipped with BBQ, chairs, and table. The apartment house in which we live in is very clean and the neighbors are friendly and helpful. Behind the house, we have a great playground for all ages and beautiful walking paths so you can have a walk around the neighborhood and see the great nature next to the house.
Gardabaer (http://gardabaer.is/tungumal/enska) town just south of Reykjavík (5 minutes drive) is located between Kópavogur and Hafnarfjördur. It is situated on land running from a low, uneven coastline to rounded hills and ridges with rough lava tracts, which divide it from Hafnarfjördur.
Gardabaer is largely residential, with some diversified manufacturing industries. The shoreline is made up of deeply indented fjords, bays and inlets.
Gardabaer has a lot to offer for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts. There are many beautiful hiking trails within the town limits and lake Urridavatn is good for bird watching with some rare species.
There are no less then 3 golf courses in Gardabaer, lakes and ponds for trout fishing plus an excellent swimming pool and sport facilities.
In the nearest neighborhood you can find several swimmingpools, golfcourses, The Design Museum of Iceland, a small lake (Vífilsstaðavatn, 2 km) and Heiðmörk (2 km), a conservation area which is one of Reykjavík´s most popular places to enjoy outdoor activities. All kinds of shopping is within short distances as well (f.ex. one of Iceland´s biggest shopping mall is 1,2 km away)
Very many exciting locations are in close vicinity to our town.
- The newest volcano in Iceland is in Geldingardalur and is between our hometown and the airport. Easy access for people who are used to hike and most children will be able to do the hike as well
The Blue lagoon is 20 minutes drive away. (http://www.bluelagoon.com/)
- Gullfoss and Geysir - one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and the hot springs that erupt every few minutes - are about 1 and half our drive away.
- Swimming - lots of swimmingpools in the area.
- Whale watching tours from the Hafnafjordur docks. 5 minutes away.
- Hiking mount Esja - 20 minutes away.
- Horse rental.
It is nice and quite playground
Only 10 minutes from downtown Reykjavík
It has a beautiful view over the mountains
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