Destination Europe

Opal Apartments Iceland – Review

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November 3, 2019

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.

Laugavegur Street

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.

Opal Apartments

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.

Opal Apartments

They even provided some of the cooking basic ingredients and tea / coffee.

Opal Apartments

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.

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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.

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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.

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The bathroom was accessed from the living area and had a large walk-in shower, WC and basin with toiletries included.

Opal Apartments

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.

Bus Stop

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.

Opal Apartments

Do you prefer self catering or staying in a hotel for your holidays?

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    November 4, 2019

    We always prefer apartments over hotels. Gives us more space and flexibility. Will save this one for our long planned visit to Iceland

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    November 4, 2019

    What an amazing place to stay! I prefer to book an apartment than a hotel, as you say it offers more flexibility for the whole family.

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    November 6, 2019

    Oh this little place looks lovely. I absolutely love that open plan kitchen, an island is something that I’ve always wanted to do in our kitchen. But it’s far too small.

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    November 6, 2019

    The apartments seem like they are well set out with everything you could need. I have used apartments before as they are a great way of cutting the cost of a holiday x

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    November 6, 2019

    This apartment looks great! It has literally everything you could ask for from a holiday home!

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    Melanie williams

    November 6, 2019

    Aw looks like you had a Lovely stay in Iceland. always nice to have a fab family holiday break away xx

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    Cassie Mayers

    November 6, 2019

    Wow that looks very nice inside! Lots of space and looks really clean and chilled! Perfect for a trip away!

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    November 6, 2019

    Looks like a real home from home. Great photos as well. I have never been to Iceland but would love to go.

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    November 6, 2019

    When it comes to choosing where to stay with the family, we too often opt for apartments as opposed to hotels. The Opal apartments sound like the best place to stay.

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran

    November 6, 2019

    Looks like a lovely place to stay. Great location too!

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    Rebecca Smith

    November 6, 2019

    Wow, that looks like such a wonderful apartment. A lovely place to stay with the family. We hope to visit Iceland – might have to check them out.

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    Mellissa Williams

    November 6, 2019

    This apartment looks great! Clean and spacious and cosy enough for the whole family. Iceland is a wonderful city to visit.

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    Laura Schwormstedt

    November 7, 2019

    These apartments look great for a family break – they literally have everything you need!

    Laura x

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    Natasha Mairs

    November 7, 2019

    This apartment looks great! I would love to visit Iceland one day. Love the shower!

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    November 7, 2019

    What a fantastic base to explore iceland from! I think it looks like it has everything that you could need xxx

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    November 7, 2019

    We always do self catering, never hotels, when travelling with the kids. We went on honeymoon to Iceland but would love to go back again with the kids, so will be taking a note of this!

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    Rhian westbury

    November 8, 2019

    I’m starting to look more towards apartments and things as you then get the space to relax and not feel like the room is just somewhere to sleep in x

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    Jennifer Gladwin

    November 8, 2019

    It can be so much easier to go self catering, especially when we take the kids. It sounds like a great place to stay.

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    Nayna Kanabar

    November 8, 2019

    These apartments look fabulous and great for families as it gives you more space with the family .

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    November 9, 2019

    Oh this looks great. We are looking for somewhere for my friends hen do in 2031 so I’ll show her this review

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    November 11, 2019

    We prefer apartments too! It gives you so much more freedom. We are thinking of Iceland as a honeymoon distinction, it seems there’s so much to do there!

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    November 11, 2019

    It looks stunning – so modern and amazing decor. Sounds like the perfect location too.

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    Melanie williams

    November 13, 2019

    What a lovely place to spend time and I like how you can self cater too xx

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