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Evening coffee at the Old Bookstore

1 reviewFlateyri, Iceland

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Experience hosted by Eyþór

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Icelandic

What you'll do

I will take you on a exclusive tour around the oldest original store in Iceland, The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, where books are sold by weight. Then we will take a step in to the past, when we visit the apartment of my great-grandparents, that has been unchanged since my great-grandfather past away 1950. There we will sit down for a traditional Icelandic evening coffee and cake, just like my great-grandmother used to serve it 100 years ago.

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional homemade cake, just like my great-grandmother used to make it.
  • Drinks
    High quality coffee and tea.
  • Tickets
    5 euros entrance fee to the apartment is included in the price.
From ₹1,918
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Eyþór

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
I am a forth generation bookseller in the oldest original store in Iceland, The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, founded by my great-grandfather in the year 1914.
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Where you'll be

The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, is a unique establishment where all the furnishing and the dècor are unchanged since the store was first open. The merchant apartment in the Old Bookstore has not been change since 1950, when my great-grandfather past away. – It is a truly an unforgettable experience to take a step into the past, by visiting the old apartment.

1 review

Maria&Michael
June 2019
This was a most unique and memorable experience! Eyþór is a fascinating person, and passionately shared a plethora of interesting stories while showing us around the historical bookstore and wonderfully preserved apartment. The cake he made for us from his family's recipe was phenomenal (crave-worthy, for sure!), and his french press is fantastic! (& we're picky about such things). He was great with communication beforehand, and the bookstore is easy to get to between Dynjandi and Ísafjörður. Because of Eyþór's descriptions and photos, we'd consider an overnight in Flateyri, too! We're so grateful Eyþór has shared his and his family's lives in this way; this experience (our first, with AirBnB) is highly recommended for anyone who likes connecting with interesting people and being in historical spaces. We'd even return to do it again!
This was a most unique and memorable experience! Eyþór is a fascinating person, and passionately shared a plethora of interesting stories while showing us around the historical boo…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Will this be your most uniq and exclusive cup of coffee you will have in your trip to Iceland?