The downtown 101 area of Reykjavik is a trendy and vibrant part of the city. You’ll find all the museums, galleries, bars, restaurants and hip little cafes you could ever need on an Iceland city break. And all these are dotted along some of the busiest streets: Laugavegur, Austurstræti and Bankastræti. You’re basically right in the middle of where it’s all happening.
It’s also home to Reykjavik4you apartments! So let’s take a look at why you should book an apartment or accommodation in the popular 101 area.
Everything you need
Laugavegur is THE street for shopping and it is never short on options for food, drinks or entertainment. With places staying open into the small hours of the morning, it can be pretty loud during the night. But if you stay in a Reykjavik4you apartment, the noise isolation means that you feel far away from the below hustle and bustle.
You can walk from place to place quickly and easily. It’s a 30 minute walk from one end of the 101 area to the opposite end. There are plentiful public transport and taxi options if you want to venture out of the city. Or you can book on a day trip to go even further afield (more on that below).
The area brings together an assortment of architectural designs, which results in Reykjavik’s own distinctive style. Expect large, modern glass and concrete designs against old timber houses and colourful houses, with wall murals and tasteful graffiti. Guðjón Samúelsson is probably the city’s most prominent architect, and the Austurstræti 16 is one of his earliest works.
Next to the action
Being in the heart of the city means that you are never too far from an attraction or an event. You can book one of the city tours with Reykjavik4you, which include discovering Reykjavik by bus, or on foot. You’ll see the Presidential Residence, Hallgrímskirkja church and the Old Town, among many other stunning sights!
A quieter pace of life
Vesturbær is a more suburban area, but it still belongs in the 101 area code. Take a trip out to visit the Landakotskirkja Neo-gothic church that sits on the historical Landakot green hill. And nearby, the Hólavallagarður cemetery was voted one of Europe’s loveliest in the National Geographic. It’s a good way of observing how the families of Reykjavik live their day-to-day lives.
All of our apartments are located in the 101 area, with nearby supermarkets so that you can stock up on ingredients and anything else you might need. Book accommodation with Reykjavij4you so that you experience the city in the best way possible, in comfort, space and luxury.
We look forward to welcoming you to the best neighbourhood in the city. Okay we might be a little bit biased, so why not come and find out for yourself.