Overview of Alafoss Apartments - The Centre

Guest reviews

4.9/5 Exceptional
15 reviews


  • Kitchen


What's nearby

Popular LocationArbaejarlaug15 min drive
Popular LocationArbaejarsafn15 min drive
Popular LocationReykjavik City Museum20 min drive
AirportReykjavik (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. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsholl or Laugardalsvollur.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Arbaejarlaug - 15 min drive
    • Arbaejarsafn - 15 min drive
    • Laugavegur - 20 min drive
    • Reykjavik City Museum - 20 min drive
    • Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool - 21 min drive

    Getting around

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

    About this property

    Alafoss Apartments - The Centre

    Apartment in Mosfellsbaer with kitchen
    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.
    Guest accommodations at this apartment offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager

    Gudbjorg Magnusdottir

    Speaks English, Italian

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Shower only
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service




    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board


    Sleeps 5
    Unit size: 538 sq ft (50 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    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 may be 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.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    Alafoss Apartments The Centre
    Alafoss Apartments - The Centre Apartment
    Alafoss Apartments - The Centre Mosfellsbaer
    Alafoss Apartments - The Centre Apartment Mosfellsbaer

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in Mosfellsbaer, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Alafoss Waterfall, Lagafellslaug, and Varmarlaug Swimming Pool. Hlioavollur Golf Course and Ulfarsfell Mountain are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Our Short stay

      Great property Low ceiling in the upstairs part which take some getting use to if your 6 feet or more. Lovely and clean and tidy and situated in a great area just outside the capital. Not many restaurants near the property ( which is obviously not the properties fault) Would highly recommend .

      5/5 Excellent

        Lovely place

        This was our second stay to this vacation rental. We absolutely love this place. Small but was good enough for us. My 2 kids stayed upstair room and we had the downstair room. We walked to the nearby park - very scenic and peaceful. Much better than staying in the city and reasonable price. Thanks for sharing your place!

        5/5 Excellent

          Amazing apartment

          We absolutely LOVED this apartment. It was the perfect way to end our week long stay in Iceland. Exactly as described, very cozy and comfortable. Asta greeted us shortly after we arrived, and was extremely friendly. There was chocolates on the table for us, and she was very prompt in her responses to our questions. She even brought over an iron within minutes of me asking for one. We would definitely stay again, but longer this time!

          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.