When travelling with the kids, we prefer to stay in a apartment or cottage as it gives us more space and the chance for the kids to have their own space.
During our stay in Iceland, we stayed at Opal Apartments which are situated on the main Laugavegur Street – one of the oldest streets in Iceland’s capital.
Although it is the main high street, Opal Apartments are situated at the end and apart from the occasional bus rumbling past, we found them very quiet and peaceful.
The apartment had an open plan kitchen and living area, with all the home comforts you need including coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven, kettle, toaster and microwave.
They even provided some of the cooking basic ingredients and tea / coffee.
There is a small outside space, lounge and dining area with widescreen TV (and UK TV channels) and a separate utility area with washing machine and drying rack.
There are two bedrooms – one twin and one double, both with plenty of storage and they put up an extra bed in the main living area for Isaac.
We were in the top floor apartment which is serviced by a lift or stairs and were treated to gorgeous vaulted ceilings and church like windows.
The bathroom was accessed from the living area and had a large walk-in shower, WC and basin with toiletries included.
All the Icelandic coach tours operate a pick up service and although they don’t pick you up directly from the apartment, they use local stops and we were within a 5 minute walk of both Bus Stop 10 and Bus Stop 13.
The apartment was also within easy reach of 3 local supermarkets – the cheapest of which is called Bonus and the main high street shops, restaurants and harbour are also from a 5 minute walk away.
I would certainly recommend staying Opal Apartments and would not hesitate to book them again.
Do you prefer self catering or staying in a hotel for your holidays?