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Reviewed August 25, 2014

A wonderful option in Reykjavik`s traditional area. It is very central and consists of 3 small old houses of wood/tin painted in bright colours. The rooms are smallish, but very personal and cosy. The apartments are suppose to have kitchen and small sittingrooms as well. We had to share bathroom with other guests, but this small "inconvenience" is worth it. Breakfast is served in a homy livingroom by the lovely and heplful owner of the guesthouse. She can also assist in booking transport/tours etc.
The guesthouse will be suitable for families, friends, couples and solo travellers who are looking for small, parsonal and cosy accommodation.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2015

Dear friends of Forsaela,

Time has passed, but it is never to late to say thank you. We appreciate your wonderful review
about your staying at Forsaela B&B. Thank you for your attentive expression "a guesthouse suitable for families, friends, couples and solo travellers who are looking for a small, personal and cosy accommodation"

We look forward to welcome you again.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been staying three nights in Island and at Forsæla. Island is an exciting place to discover and with experienced help from Hlin we toured this place with its uniq landscape. Hlin answered all our question about everything from: “What are all the horses for” to “what road should we to take to Fontana”. Forsæla was a good place to come back to in the evening and with Hlin’s breakfast we were ready to go in the morning. It’s easy to recommend Forsæla! It made us experience some of the Icelandic soul.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2015

Dear friends of Forsaela

We wish to thank you for posting a great review about your stay with us last August.
I truly appreciate your expression "It made us experience some of the Icelandic soul."

Today TripAdvisor awarded Forsaela Apartmenthouse the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.

Thank you for your reviews which have contributed to our Certificate of Excellence awards on TripAdvisor, now for the third year!

We look forward to welcome you again!

All the best,

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hlin and Siggi are lovely hosts. The guest house is cozy and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was great. I felt as if I had made a friend in Hlin. When I return to Iceland, I hope to be able to stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2015

Dear friends of Forsaela,

Even time has passed, I wish to thank you for sharing with others a wonderful review about your stay at Forsaela B&B.

Thank you for your reviews which have contributed to our 2015 Certificate of Excellence awards on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to welcome you agai.

All the best,

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

As my title suggests, we had an amazing time at Forsaela. From long before our summer 2014 arrival, Hlin was incredibly patient with me over email (a LOT of email) as we planned our stay, from helping us decide which apartment to stay in to actually providing us with a wonderful itinerary for the 3-day driving trip we took after we left Reykjavik! There is a reason (many reasons) that Forsaela (and Hlin and Siggi) get the amazing reviews that they do on TripAdvisor. Hlin greeted us so kindly at 1 am when we arrived exhausted with our very tired toddler, and when we told her our stroller had not arrived with us, she informed us that she (magically) had a stroller we could borrow -- and which we ended up using for the whole week of our visit! She went out of her way to help us contact the airport both to track down my husband's misplaced Iphone and our stroller (which *may* finally be on its way back to us in the US, fingers crossed--Hlin is still helping us with this!), she helped us plan fun things to do with our child (the central swimming pool, the fun park), she actually DID our laundry for us, she fixed the wifi when it went off at 10 pm at night, she provided us with a spare bottle of wine when we hadn't gotten one in time for dinner....etc. Forsaela would be lovely without Hlin and Siggi, but they make it truly special. And we loved our little blue apartment, both the way it was laid out and its marvelous quiet but very central location (for those on an extended stay, the round-the-corner Bonus market is key). We miss Iceland! I would stay nowhere else in Reykjavik other than Forsaela (in either the apartments or the B&B), and we all hope to go back soon.

Room Tip: The best apartment for those with very small (baby, toddler-aged) children is the one Hlin put us in -- the upper "west" apartment. But Hlin will help you decide!
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a lovely place! When my non-Icelandic bus driver couldn't find Forsaela Apartments at first, Hlin stood in the middle of the road at 1:30 am to wave him down. The place is pretty and close to the middle of town, the breakfasts are great, the water is hot, but best of all Hlin is a fount of information, and as helpful as she can be. Book your stay here; you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Dear friend of Forsaela.

Thank you for a wonderful review. It cheers me up to think about our conversations during breakfast, your keen interest and positive spirit and the thoughtfulness of leaving a woollen scarf for other guests to use.

I'll be looking forward to welcome the Flying Chef again to Forsaela.

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