The 12 Best Airbnbs in Iceland

August 5, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Iceland, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Iceland and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Three-Story Retreat With Earthy Tones And Warm Leather

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $770 per night, airbnb.com

This navy blue and white three-story home is perfect for a unique family holiday in Reikiavik as it can host 10 guests. Have family-style meals around a round dining table, watch holiday movies on the Apple TV and just take a leisurely 5-minute walk to the old harbour area where you’ll find artisan workshops, several museums, whale watching boats, and excellent restaurants.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Stroll to the nearby bakery for some treats to snack on in the private backyard at this stylish home in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Sleek, black furniture and ornate gold are combined with soothing sage and rich mustard for an eclectic look.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Suitable for events | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Very nice home in a great location. We enjoyed our stay very much. Einar was a very gracious host and we would love to stay here again.” – Lisa
“Nice apartment for a big group. There are a laundry room, prefect for a long stay.” – Becky
“Great stay here, lovely stylish apartment with character ! Super friendly and communicative host !! Pleasure to stay here !” – Shilpa
“thank you for everything. And Einar is so nice to us. The house is beautiful and it’s very convenient to go shopping.” – 洁
“This is a great house for a large group- we had nine adults- 2 couples and 5 adult children and loved the cozy feel of the place. We enjoyed being able to have family style meals, an easy 10-12 minute walk to local stores, bakery and harbor.” – Craig

#2 Inspiring Stay in One of Reykjavik‘s Oldest Historical Homes

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $510 per night, airbnb.com

This house not only comes with a car for guests to use but is also a great place to stay if you’re travelling with kids. This 1-bedroom home is the embodiment of Icelandic design and is one of Reykjavik’s oldest houses, with a bright loft that can double up as a sleeping nook and play area. It comes with all the comforts and essentials to make your stay a memorable and comfortable one.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Step through a hidden doorway surrounded by etched glass, into Vakta House, a home filled with Icelandic design and history. Climb a finely crafted staircase to a loft with a sleeping nook and a fun place for kids to play. Cook in a charming kitchen with a white stone wall. An exclusive use of a car, as well as two city bicycles, are included during your stay.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Vakta House was much more than we expected. We felt right at home and the location was perfect. Walking distance to many restaurants and stores.” – Gloria
“It’s a truly memorable and brilliantly curated experience. We’ll never stay anywhere else in Reykjavik!” – Maitland
“Incredible property, don’t stay anywhere else whilst in Reykjavik. Thank you for your all the special touches and letting us stay in your beautiful property!” – Victoria
“Let me first say that I don’t use Air BnB to save money. I will use it however if it provides a better experience than a room in an upscale hotel. And on that basis, I will attest that Vikta house fully met my expectations.” – William
“Truly amazing cottage. Very charming and attention was paid to every detail. ” – Kelli

#3 Charming Cottage In Stykkishólmur with a Unique View

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

A country unlike any other, the Airbnbs you find here are as interestingly unique as the landscape of this country, like this compact and secluded 2-bedrooms farmland cottage. It’s a well-stocked place with all the spices you can use for cooking, fresh towels, and soft beds at the sleeping lofts- it’s cozy and makes you feel completely at home.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This family owned Cottage is located on an old 700 acre farm, overlooking the countless Islands on the Breidafjordur bay. Really beautiful location where you can experience the tranquility of country living. The spaceThe house consists of 1 bathroom with shower. Bedroom with double bed and an open space kitchen/dining area/living room on the first floor.”

Amenities

Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Cable TV | TV | Wifi | Essentials | Children’s dinnerware | High chair | Room-darkening shades | Crib | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“A fantastic charming cottage with Nordic coziness. The view is amazing. We were so delighted to find a great collection of records from the 80s and suggest the next visitors to bring a record for the collection.” – Niels Christian
“Pors A Frame cabin is one of if not the most beautiful I have ever stayed in in Iceland. An amazing location, and the attention to detail inside and out is truly so lovely. Communicating any needs or requests with Por was super quick.” – Kristjan
“This home is so cozy and nice and leaves nothing to be desired. Thanks so much. We really felt like home.” – Irina
“What a beautiful place to just relax and admire nature! Þór provided great suggestions for hiking areas and other interesting things to see nearby. The cottage had so many cool touches, we enjoyed every moment there!” – Jessica
“Everything you read is true. Whether traveling alone or with a family it is the perfect get away, so cosy and clean. A great place to chill.” – Andreas

#4 Sæberg, Comfort in the Fjord of Seyðisfjörður

4 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Located on the outskirts of the city in a quiet area with mountain views, a studio with 2 beds beckons a group of 4 travellers on a friend’s getaway. If you know how to play the piano, this place is perfect as it comes with an electric piano that you can use to serenade you and your friends on days when you just want to cozy up by the fireplace, slurping on a hot bowl of plokkfiskur— Icelandic fish stew.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Newly renovated building set in the fjord of Seyðisfjörður, 7 km away from the town centre. The house was a school in the older days but has now been given a modern design with beautiful views and the feeling of being away from everything.”

Amenities

Indoor fireplace | Hot water | Heating | Essentials | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Cooking basics | Refrigerator | Oven | Coffee maker | Stove | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“The coziest house in our two weeks in iceland. The interior was amazing! The piano sounded nice and there was Wood for the fireplace, we loved it!” – Lea
“Really enjoyed our last two nights in Iceland at Benedikta’s place on the fjord. The excellent coffee machine, fully stocked, was an added bonus! Highly recommended.” – Isabelle
“Benedikta´s place was a wonderful stay. The house was situated at a quiet and private location surrounded by beautiful nature. ” – Eline
“Incredibly stylish, cosy, clean and in a wonderful location in the east. Stunning view of the sea from the house. Just wow!” – Verity
“It was amazing. The house was very stylishly decorated, had a fully equipped kitchen and a great shower. ” – Danny

#5 Guesthouse Hof í Vatnsdal

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

This listing is for purveyors of extremely unique Airbnb homes. It’s a dome that can fit not one, not two but 6 guests! 6 cozy bed plus a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, amazing views, and surrounded by a pinewood forest ensure you get the kind of exceptional escape to the wilderness you’ve been hoping for when you booked your ticket to Iceland. It’s also ideally located in the Northwestern Region so you can get a chance to see the Northern Lights- just make sure you visit Iceland at the right time.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“A very special house, your own little dome, in a gorgeous valley. A wonderful place to enjoy nature and be part of Iceland. At Hof we run a farm with sheep and horses, and a small guesthouse. And you are welcome to join us!”

Amenities

Wifi | Hot water | Essentials | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | High chair | Crib | Free street parking | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Stove

Guest Reviews

“Nice and secluded, quite a quirky structure, present enough with great animals to see and hot tub was relaxing” – Steven
“Good place. Clean and lots of space. If it’s a sunny day it can get hot in July but just open all the windows” – Dan
“Host is nice, dogs are cute but the cabin was very dirty, we had to clean all the dishes and glasses before using them. Towels smelled and the bathroom was very smelly and dirty. Dust everywere and dead flies all over the place.” – Emma Dröfn
“Nice place on the middle of the nature. It’s very spacious and well equipped. We had a nice time staying there.” – Hélène
“Stayed at this quirky accommodation during a ring-road roadtrip, and I wish it made sense to stay longer! If you’re a dog lover, Eline’s family dogs, Dyngja and Cesar, might be there to greet you — a couple of quick games of fetch with Dyngja made our stay extra special.” – Jen

#6 EYVÍK Cottage – Central to the Golden Circle

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Every waking moment at this beautiful cottage gives you breathtaking views of Hekla Volcano. A well-stocked kitchen and a hot tub make for a cozy, comfortable and perfect stay. This 1-bedroom wooden cottage is ideal if you want spectacular views, star gazing and catching the Northern Lights. You’ll also be close to many of Iceland’s natural marvels such as the Kerid crater, Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Falls.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“PLEASE NOTE! We have 3 cottages for rent, so if this cottage is not available at the time you need it, please click on my profile to see our other listings :)BRAND NEW! Amazing cottage with HOT TUB, warm interior and magical views. From the deck you can see HEKLA VOLCANO, the queen of Icelandic volcanoes.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Kitchen | Stove | Oven | Microwave | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“This was my first trip to Iceland and I stayed here for three nights alone and had a wonderful stay. I was looking for somewhere fairly remote but not too remote and this placed fulfilled that, it is one of three holiday cottages on the land.” – Zainab
“I am living in Iceland for three years now and I traveled a lot all over the world. when it comes to hospitality this place is amazing. It’s those cozy things that make the difference between a spartan vacation and a cute cozy one.” – Andreea
“The cottage is new, warm, cosy and well thought out. very clean as well! There are lots of power outlets ad hooks to hang your things.” – Gerlinde
“Modern stylish cottage in a beautiful location with a geothermal hot tub that is ALWAYS hot! This place is lush, has everything you need and more, super modern, huge amazing TV, Wi-Fi, Oven and all kitchen essentials. .” – Jodie
“This accommodation offered us an incredible experience on the golden circle. The views were insane! We saw the northern lights above our Airbnb and even saw an arctic fox!” – Alice

#7 Golden Circle Cabin With Sweeping Views

8 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for something not very far away from popular attractions in Iceland but still somewhat in a quiet area, this Golden Circle cabin could be what you’re looking for. It’s a log cabin for 8 guests, ideal for nature enthusiasts looking to experience Iceland together. It’s a spacious abode with a dining table for 6, a jacuzzi for a hot soak, rooms with Netflix, and a shower room with massage jets.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Located on the Golden Circle route but far enough away to escape the crowds. The cabin sits high on a hill with sweeping views over the valley and lake far below from the spacious deck with a luxurious hot tub. The cabin has two bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, with plenty of room for the whole family (up to 8 people). The beds in the two bedrooms can be arranged as either two single beds or a large double bed.”

Amenities

Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Hot water | TV | Heating | Essentials | Wifi | High chair | Children’s books and toys | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Amazing place to spend a different kind of vacation in Iceland. Place lived up to its potential and pictures.” – Lieve
“We had a lovely stay at Jessi’s cabin near Selfoss. A memorable vacation and truly unique stay!” – Sara Marie
“Amazing location and beautiful views. I want to go back to this place to watch northern lights from the hot tub (which btw was very well maintained and relaxing). The host was very helpful and kind.” – Bianka
“We stayed 4 days in this wonderful place. The view is fantastic and the house is really cozy and spacious. There are many lovely sites in the area (geysir, kerid, gullfoss, tingvellir, etc).” – Mille
“Best place i have stayed in. The hosts were great, location ideal and it’s best during the summer” – Nökkvi Baldur

#8 Canvas Glamping, South Iceland at Farmhouse

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

For the more adventurous couple, these canvas glamping tens are a unique option if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of central Reykjavik. Located in the south of Iceland, guests will have access to the barn where there are tables, chairs, a bar, a refrigerator, a freezer, and WiFi connection. The tent is on a raised platform so you’re not sleeping directly on the ground and you’ll have heated mattresses, heating pads, and an electric radiator.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“At Farmhouse Lodge property we are offering brand new bell tents to stay in with full size beds 90×200. We are offering access to our big barn where people can relax. There are benches, tables and wifi connection. There is shower and bathroom for men and women.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Refrigerator | Private entrance | Host greets you | Hair dryer | Extra pillows and blankets | Shampoo

Guest Reviews

“Lovely place to stay, ideal for both winter and summer , definitely unique and different” – Sion
“I definitely recommend this place for staying. There was a bad weather so it was impossible to live in glamping and hosts gave us wonderful rooms with amazing view! Everything was clean, fresh and modern.” – Kristina
“Amazing experience withe view to glatcher. Everything was in order, clean and the location was great overlooking a beautiful mountain and meadow.” – Jordy
“A very different (and amazing) place to stay! Very well equipped!” – Rafael
“What a great experience to sleep in a tent. It fulfilled my expectations. The barn was also a nice place to relax.” – Hans

#9 Akurgerði Guesthouse

5 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Nestled in the beautiful area of Ölfus is the Akurgerði Guest House, it’s the kind of place for travelers looking to take things slow, wake up refreshed to the smell of fresh air and the sound of nature. This is a place where you can have a different experience from dawn to dusk. Sit in the private hot tub and enjoy the stunning rugged landscape, watch the horses gallop past as you have your morning coffee in the kitchen or go for a hike or fish at the streams nearby.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Guesthouse Akurgerði is set on a family-owned horse farm. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a private terrace with BBQ and a big private Hot Tub with a stunning view. The small and cozy House (25 m2) is made for 2 people or a small family but there are sleeping possibilities for up to 5 people. We also offer exclusive horse riding trips from 1 hour to day tours.”

Amenities

Essentials | Hot water | TV | Heating | Wifi | Room-darkening shades | Children’s books and toys | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Microwave | Stove | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Cozy cottage with gorgeous views to wake up to!” – Maxime
“Friendly cat, friendly host and a cozy cottage that was quiet, well equipped and decorated with a lot of attention to detail. The possibility to ride an Icelandic horse was the cherry on the pie.” – Dirk
“This is a very cozy and charming place to stay. I can highly recommend it. Beautiful surroundings and quite a lovely experience” – Heidi
“Great place, has everything you need for a small group.” – Guðni
“Beautiful and memorable. Very cosy cabin with everything needed for a great stay.” – Karoline

#10 Beautiful Eidsvallagata in Downtown Akureyri

2 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

Situated in the centre of Akureyri town, this studio is perfect for guests looking for a modern apartment in Iceland. Located within walking distance to many restaurants, pubs and culture, this studio comes complete with a modern kitchen, modern furniture, WiFi and free entertainment. It’s also close to a beautiful park for a quick jog or stroll.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Cozy private beautiful studio apartment in Akureyri. Renovated in March 2018. The studio apartment is on ground floor with shared entrance. The studio is well located next to down town Akureyri and in walking distance to many restaurants, pubs and culture.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Stove | Microwave | Coffee maker | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“A perfect studio in a nice location, very close to downtown. Stayed there a few nights with my family and it was everything we had hoped for. Rosa even provided a baby cot and high chair for us, which was great!” – Diljá
“nice, clean, good location, great hosts’- Hannes
“Lovely apartment and located very well to the city center. Perfect to stay a few days in akureyri” – Mark
“Great location and a very cozy apartment!” – Arndís Ármann
“Super central, nice apartment, ideal for a short stay” – Karin

#11 Báran, Studio By The Sea

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Iceland is home to some of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes, and Baran, located by the sea in the east, will not disappoint. A simple and cozy studio, it’s ideal for the female solo traveller- you have a private studio with a private entrance but a family lives adjacent to the property, providing the security you need. Get in touch with nature, get inspired to write, draw, paint, fish, hike or just stroll and enjoy the fresh air. The studio is complete with all the amenities and essentials you need for a comfortable, safe and perfect holiday.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“By the sea and scrapyard of Seyðisfjörður we offer our newly renovated studio space with a great view over the fjord, but still just a 8 min walk to the town center. It offers a king size bed and a single lounge bed with a pure icelandic wool mattress in the living area for a third person if needed. It is simple, lovely and unique. Note that we live in the other part of the house so even though the studio is private with private entrance a family lives in the other part of it.”

Amenities

Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Refrigerator | Dishes and silverware | Kitchen | Cooking basics | Coffee maker | Oven | Stove

Guest Reviews

“This was an extremely convenient place to stay on our road trip around Iceland. The town is just there and it has such a nice character.” – Kai
“Beautiful apartment right by the water. Short walk to town where you can find restaurants and bars. We will recommend this place to friends and family and we will be back ourselves when we visit iceland again.” – Mieke
“Lovely house by the sea. We had a great time. The host was warm and welcoming. Highly recommend” – Þröstur
“We had a wonderful stay in Benediktas place. We enjoyed the view out onto the fjord and saw many eider ducks! Benedikta gave us many tips about what to do.” – Patrick
“Great view and very friendly hosts” – Pablo

#12 Borgarfjordur Cabin – Cozy Cabin in Stunning Nature

6 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Most travellers coming to Iceland come here for the experience and this family-owned cabin is just one of those places that guarantees a unique, warm and memorable Icelandic experience. There’s an outdoor shower, hot tub, and a fireplace ensuring a cozy-homely vibe. It’s close to Lake Langavatn and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, for fishing, horseback riding, and exploring the Vìðgelmir lava cave.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“A warm, cozy, family owned cabin located in the middle of stunning scenery. Perfect for social distancing ;)Waterfalls, lakes, mountains and open terrain. Fits well for 6 people. There´s a lot to see around the area so we do recommend a few nights!”

Amenities

TV | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Wifi | Hot water | Heating | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Cooking basics | Microwave | Barbecue utensils | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“We spend our first night in Asgeir’s cottage and we fell in love with the place! The cabin is super cool and I really suggest trying the hot tube by night under a majestic starred sky. ” – Silvia
“Very cozy space, we felt at home away from home. Very clean, very well equipped kitchen, wonderful view from the living room. We were at the cabin in a cool and rainy day in August, heating works great.” – Domenico
“For people like us, I mean not Islanders, finding the cabin could have been challenging but thanks to Asgeir’ indications, it has been really easy. The hot tube was running and we had a hot bath under a cold rain.. We appreciated the ‘contrast” – Vincent
“Gorgeous area outside, relatively far from town. Cosy homely cabin with fireplace! Beware that sleeping is in another cottage than toilet.” – Kamilla
“Amazing view, amazing location with an outdoor shower. Everything was easy organized and cool. Thank you We loved it.” – Ronja
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