Blue House

FAQ

 

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in starts at 4 PM. Early check-in is not available unless the room is booked a day earlier but you can leave your luggage in our Basement. Given your room is cleaned before 4 PM -we can’t guarantee this- we will gladly let you check in earlier.

In case we are unable to welcome you personally, you can find a letter at the front door of the Blue House with all necessary information.

As for the check-out, it is until 11 AM.

How far is the Blue House from the city center?

Far? It’s just a 5 minute drive – or a half hour walk! You can also take the bus. For more information, check out our Recommendations [link to Recommendations].

How do I get from the airport to the Blue House?

Easy! If you have a car, just type “Blue House B&B” on Google Maps or search for Valhúsabraut 19, 170 Seltjarnarnes in your GPS.

If you don’t have a car, there’s shuttles from the airport to Reykjavík, but the only one that drops you off at our door is Back To Iceland Travel. For more information, go to: A DÓNDE.

Can I have an extra bed in my room?

We’re very sorry, but it is not possible for us to do so.

Why should I book directly through the Blue House website?
Well, not only do we guarantee you’ll get the cheapest rate available with us, but you will also be able to get more flexible cancellation policies.

In the off season we offer bookings for more then 3 nights further discounts if contacted via email.

Do you have any recommendations on daytour operators?

As a matter of fact, we do: Back To Iceland Travel. They have highly reviewed daytours including pick up from the Blue House with their mini bus at a competitive rate. In case you wish a special private guided tour please contact us and we will advise you further.

 

I want to see Northern Lights, will I be able to?
Northern Lights are active throughout the year. Seeing them depends on activity on that precise day, having a clear sky, and the night being dark enough. Our location is one of the best in the Reykjavík area for Northern Light spotting because of lesser light pollution. You can also head to the park and the area of the lighthouse for even better chances. You can check the forecast on: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/
Frequently asked questions:

Location
We are located a 5 minutes drive away from Reykjavik Center. Our Adress is: Blue House B&B, Valhúsabraut 19, 170 Seltjarnarnes.
If you take Bus 11 heading to “Seltjarnarnes” please get off the stop Haedarbraut/Lindarbraut. Then walk up the street and you see the house.
Buschedule can be found on www.bus.is and we recommend to download their Bus app “Straeto” for your smartphone to buy fares.
In walking distance you will find supermarkets, swimmingpool, golfcourse, beach , lighthouse, bank, pharmacy, medical centre.

Payment
We do prefer cash payment/bank transfer to avoid further comission cost. Please let us know if you wish to pay in Euro/Dollar/Icelandic Krona/Paypal.
If we do not hear about your preferred payment, the Blue House will charge your credit card according to policy.
Please note that some banks charge a foreign currency transaction fee  on credit cards which is beyond our control.
If booked through booking-partners like booking.com the amount is not charged by them only the Blue House will collect payment.

Facebook
Follow our page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bluehouseiceland to get updates about Iceland and our daily life at the Blue House.

More information regarding your stay:

Breakfast
We offer a self-service breakfast with home baked bread. This allows you to have breakfast as early as you wish until 10:30am.
If you have to leave very early we provide coffee cups to go in addition to your breakfast.
Please note if you booked the category Yellow or Green House apartment you only have cereal Breakfast at the Apartment included. You can upgrade for 1000kr per Person the Breakfast if prebooked.

Swimming Pool
Just 3 minutes walking distance away is our public swimmingpool with 5 Hotpots and one steamroom overseeing the Bay.
The entrance fee for the Seltjarnarnes Sundlaug is 700ISK and you can borrow extra towels from the Blue House.
Opening hours: Workdays: 06:30-21:00, Weekend: 08:00-18:00 (19:30 in the summer)

Parking
You can park your car for free on the street which is safe in our neighbourhood.

Historic Information about our Neighbourhood
There is an excellent website in english providing information in english about our area its people and history.
go to: www.seltjarnarnes.is/brunnur    and later press skoda

Supermarket
Just 5 minutes by foot is the 24 hour supermarket “Hagkaup” where you can buy all kinds for warm food and supermarket stock. Next to it is a minimall with bank, pharmacy, pub, restaurant and further stores.

Gym/Spa/Massages

Next to the swimming pool is the location of the local gym which is one of the best in Reykjavik.
Also you can use their spa and massage services if prebooked.

Running
Just next door we have one of the best running tracks available at the shore.. Check out the following link to choose your 3,25/7/15 km track. http://goo.gl/maps/zuct2
Don´t forget to use the Hot Pot in our local swimming pool after the run 🙂

Restaurant
In Summer we recommend the small retaurant at the Golf course. They offer good basic food in an stunning location amongst icelanders.
5 minutes away we have a pub with good fast food and the supermarket close by for sushi and other ready food.
In the Blue House we prepared a print out with our recommendations.

Internet
We offer free Wifi in all rooms. You can logon automatically without a password needed.

Duty free
Alcohol and cigarettes are highly taxed in Iceland. We recommend you to purchase all those products at the Reykjavik Airport to avoid high expenses.
In case you have no need to purchase, you can always bring us stock and we will reimburse you.
Just contact us and we are happy to tell you what we need 🙂

Grótta Lighthouse
is one of the Reykjavik´s most popular landmarks. You can walk from our house there and on low water you walk through the shore towards it. In the summer its crowded with birds nesting and in winter people enjoy the view and if lucky northern lights.

Valhúsahæð Hill
Next to the house we have an wonderful park which gives you a 360 degree panoramic view of the Faxafloi bay and the city. Playgrounds and historic buildings can be found there. Also great for northern lights hunting.

Rabbits
Our regular guests know them already well our 4 petrabbits that live in their own pink house in our garden. Feel free to visit them when you are here.

Golf
At the end of our peninsula we have a wonderful 9 whole golf court which is open in the summer months. To prebook your flight time call: +354 (561) 1930

Laundry Service
We can wash your clothes and dry them for 2000ISK per load. Please tell our house keeper before lunch time.

Travelling with children
We are known to be very child friendly as you can see on our reviews. Please contact us which rooms are better for familes and we will advice you. Our little guest especially enjoy the garden, our rabbits and 4 playgrounds in 5 minutes distance.
If you have special requirements like baby cribs please contact us.

Environment
We put extra emphasis on saving resources. Our cleaning detergents are certified and all light bulbs are low energy. We recycle and an