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Residency Flat in Gröndal‘s House

Gröndalshús, nestled in the heart of Reykjavík’s old town, is the lovingly restored former residence of the renowned Icelandic writer, illustrator, and scholar Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907). Established in 2017 as a cultural house and residency, it is operated by Reykjavík UNESCO  City of Literature.

Located in Vesturgata 5b in Grjótaþorp at the junction of Fischersund and Mjóstræti, the house features a residency flat on the ground floor. This flat caters to visiting writers, artists, scholars, and translators of Icelandic literature, offering them a unique space to focus on their work in Reykjavik.

The residency is available for rental periods ranging from 2 to 8 weeks, with a standard weekly fee of 60,000 ISK. For those interested in staying for a week or a shorter period, this option is available for an additional cleaning fee of 35,000 ISK. An extra charge of 5,000 ISK per week is also applicable for each additional person staying.

The flat is thoughtfully furnished, providing amenities like free WiFi, a bedroom with a king-size bed, a living room with a double sleeper sofa, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area that can also serve as a workspace, a bathroom with a shower, and a washing machine. Bed linens and towels are included for guests’ convenience.

For bookings and further information, inquiries can be directed via email at or through a form available here below.

Cancellation Policy:

An invoice will be sent to tenants a month in advance of their arrival. However,

we understand that plans can change, and we aim to be as flexible as possible. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • More than 21 days before arrival: Full refund of any payments made.
  • 15-21 days before arrival: 50% discount on the total amount due.
  • Less than 15 days before arrival: No refund available.

This policy is designed to be fair to both our guests and the management, considering the preparations and potential impact on other interested parties.

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