9 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Iceland - Updated 2023


Being one of the unique Nordic island nations, Iceland is a special place that is full of mysteries and a list of endless possibilities that provokes the curiosity of any adventure-seeking traveler. With many natural mystical features such as geysers, hot springs, volcanoes and lava fields, it is easy to see how it came to be referred to as “The Land of Fire and Ice.” With attractions like the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss Falls, and Jökulsárlón among others, adventure won’t be in short supply. To enjoy a wonderful stay and a memorable experience in the North Atlantic, read on to know more about the best Airbnbs in Iceland.

1. Spacious two-bedroom house with kids' playground (from USD 183)

Are you looking for a nice place in Iceland to stay with your family during your vacation? Visit Hálsaból near Grundarfjörður and enjoy a tranquil stay in this spacious two-bedroom home with amazing views of the mountain. With a playground for kids, a hot tub, and a gas grill, you’ll enjoy a magical stay in this house. The living area has nice sofas, a flat-screen TV, a table, and thrilling views of the landscape. The kitchen is spacious, fully equipped with appliances, and there is also a nice dining area. Each bedroom comes with one double bed and a single bed. Other features include WiFi, bathroom, and air conditioning.

Hálsaból Cabin, House no l
Grundarfjörður, West, Iceland
940 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
exelent place to stay awesome view and cozy place
and full kitchen facilities hot bath with best view on the place
it was warm in the cottage in winter and the kitchen is well equipped
we enjoyed our stay at hjörtur's apartment the view behind the apartment was amazing
the facilities are complete and the accommodation is very comfortable
place was clean and super cozy
the space was spotless clean and very well maintained
cozy home very clean beautiful surroundings and big windows
this cabin is spotless comfortable and very welcoming
the house was clean well-equipped and spacious
the host was very welcoming
great host + great house
hjortur is a great host
owner is also very warm and helpful
great host who cares about guests having a positive experience
the location of hjortur's place is the best
the location of this airbnb is amazing
the location of the house is so amazing
location is great and convenient
this place was amazing in terms of location
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2. Amazing one-bedroom cottage with a lovely terrace (from USD 138)

Situated 18 kilometers (11.18 miles) from the city of Selfoss and roughly about an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, this is an amazing one-bedroom cottage that promises you a luxurious stay during your vacation. The house is designed with an open space for the living and kitchen areas. The living area comes with a comfy sofa, a table, and a TV while the kitchen is furnished with high-quality appliances including a fridge. There’s a door leading outside to the gorgeous balcony where you can relax. There’s a luxurious bed for a good night’s sleep, a sparkling clean bathroom, WiFi, and free parking space.

Beautiful cottage of the Northern Lights
Selfoss, Iceland
544 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really pretty cottage with all amenities and a fully stacked kitchen
kitchen amenities were perfect and the bed was comfortable
all the amenities were exactly what we needed for a comfortable and cozy stay
cottage is very welcoming and comfortable
gorgeous cosy space amazing views kitchen and bathroom stocked with everything you could want
clean perfect space for two
the toilet was clean and modern
highly recommended very clean nice and cosy cottage
very cozy clean well-equipped and comfortable
such an amazing stay here adorable home very clean and great personal touches highly recommend
lovely setting next to the host’s house
and the host was very helpful
lovely friendly hosts and plenty of privacy
lovely host too :) would highly recommend
most of all the owner was very warm kind and very helpful
central to many cool places
cosy lodge set in a perfect location for travellers
it's in a great location for driving the golden circle
great location to some of the key southern iceland sites
great cosy cabin in a perfect location to explore the golden circle
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3. Lovely one-bedroom cottage with mountain views (from USD 173)

Found in a quiet, safe neighborhood in Grundarfjörður, this is a beautiful one-bedroom cottage that has breathtaking views of the mountain. For any couple looking to enjoy a romantic getaway, this is the perfect option for you. The beach is just a few yards from the house. The kitchen area is furnished with a microwave, a fridge, necessary utensils, and a stove to fix something simple. The house comes with comfy chairs, a small table, and one cozy king-size bed with clean, warm beddings, and amazing views. There’s a bathroom with a shower, a toilet, a sink, and essential toiletries. Other features include a dryer, heating, and hot water.

Nónsteinn -2- Enjoy life in the countryside.
Grundarfjörður, Iceland
1015 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were spectacular and we enjoyed having breakfast and taking them in from our porch every morning
there was everything necessary in the kitchen and the room was too warm and the interior was pretty
the view from the bed is amazing too
beautiful cozy green cabin views cannot be beat
comfortable home and an amazing view to spend the night with your loved ones
everything clean and tidy
it's really clean and cozy
it is very clean and well equipped
the guesthouse was very clean and was well equipped with everything we needed
our cottage was perfectly clean and had personal touches
the hosts are very friendly
quick responses very friendly and inviting
anna and óli are wonderful hosts and always happy to see you
anna and oli is a super nice and friendly host
very relaxing anna and óli are the best hosts ever
beautiful location very cosy cabin
a cosy cabin in a picturesque location
amazing value for this location
a fantastic location in a fantastic country
a prime location for nature lovers
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4. Cozy one-bedroom home (from USD 270)

Perched on a beautiful, lush green mountain near Búðardalur village, this is a charming one-bedroom house in a picturesque remote area, about 130 kilometers (80.77 miles) from the capital, Reykjavik. For those who love outdoor adventures like hiking, this is the place for you. Guests get to enjoy life in the countryside as they interact with different animals like sheep, horses, and the arctic fox. This cozy cottage is furnished with a comfy double bed, a sofa bed, and high-speed WiFi. There’s a fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals. Other features include a bathroom, towels, toiletries, a laptop-friendly workspace, hot water, and heating.

Kolsstaðir - Piece of Heaven
The next village is Búðardalur, Dalasýsla, Iceland
470 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space itself with the huge picture window was so magical and cozy
the cottage was well-appointed and the bed extremely comfortable
the kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals and the view is outstanding
the bed in the loft fits two comfortably
home was cozy no washing machine or clothes dryer but everything was very nice
everything was spotlessly clean
spotlessly clean comfortable and well appointed
everything was perfect clean and confortable
it was warm cozy clean and very nicely decorated
the house was warm spotlessly clean and had everything you need for a fantastically relaxing getaway
the host and staff were very hospitable and kind
host is really helpful and communicative
kristján was a wonderful host and responded quickly when i had questions before our stay
he was also very responsive to questions
kristján is an excellent host and he provided valuable instructions prior to our arriving
the location is just breathtaking
great location within the mountains
the peace of the location is priceless
the location is secluded but close to a beautiful coastal town
a perfect location to set out and enjoy the region
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5. Charming four-bedroom vacation villa (from USD 317)

This charming white-themed vacation villa is centrally perched on the south coast, in a town called Hvolsvöllur which is about 126 kilometers (78.29 miles) from Reykjavik. The house is located in a scenic environment and you get to enjoy wonderful views from the house. The living area is furnished with cushy sofas, a TV, a table, and nice chairs. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality appliances, utensils, a fridge, and has nice countertops. The bedrooms are tastefully dressed with cozy beds, clean bedding, and storage spaces. The bathroom comes with clean towels and essential toiletries. There is high-speed WiFi and a washing machine to do your laundry.

Hvolsvöllur, Rangárþíng eystra, Iceland
459 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had dream house vibes and i was impressed with all the amenities available within that cosy apartment
a perfect and beautiful kitchen fully stocked with all our needs even coffee
awesome house many splendid views from each rooms
the natural backdrop that one experiences while sheltered inside the solid stylish and comfortable home is incredible
it was sleek and stylish yet comfortable and homey at the same time
everything was very clean and new
everything was clean and in order
extremely clean modern place
fresh towels and clean beds together with an excellent shower setup make the wives extremely satisfied
clean enough room for 6 guests
the host is responsive and helpful
svanur is a really great host
svanur provided many helpful tips prior to staying
svanur was a great host and super quick to communicate with
savnur the host is also super responsive
i would recommend this location
amazing secluded location and an fabulous house
the location of the house is perfect for exploring local attractions
both remote and close to some great waterfalls
lovely comfortable house in stunning location
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6. Beautiful one-bedroom studio with spell-binding views (from USD 102)

Relaxing in the scenic Vaðlaheiði near one of the longest fjords in the country and not far from the city of Akureyri is a beautiful villa with some eye-catching views of the surrounding area. When you enter the living room, you’ll be greeted by a big flat-screen TV, large windows, and a table which makes a nice laptop-friendly space. The kitchen is sleek and fully furnished with high-quality appliances and exquisite countertops. It has a lovely bedroom that comes with a cozy queen-size bed, clean bedding, a stylish chair, and ample storage space. The bathroom is sparkling clean with clean towels and toiletries. Wi-Fi and free parking are also provided.

Beautiful studio with great view
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
683 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views over the town from your living room window
a modern apartment with a great view
nice modern design with a good kitchen excellent tv service and fabulous views over the fjord below
the whole place was architecturally amazing and the apt was comfortable with the amazing views
this apartment is in the perfect place for visiting akueryi and other parts of north iceland
very clean and nicely decorated
very clean and nicely decorated
it’s a very clean modern space
very clean place and easy check in / check out
ok the place is so clean you can eat off the floor
thumbs up the owner for being such a great host as well
pétur was a great host and super speedy to help out with anything :)
a few suggestions for improvement given directly to host
love the great view the host was very helpful and kindly provided everything we need to know
the host had music playing when we came in which made for a lovely entrance
excellent location on a hilltop overlooking the city
great apartment in a lovely location
a stunning location and a very stylish place
beautiful studio in a beautiful location
this apartment was cute and the location great; close to the city and absolutely gorgeous view
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7. Nicely decorated two-bedroom house with an indoor fireplace (from USD 179)

This is a beautiful two-bedroom house which is located about 7 kilometers (4.35 miles) from the heart of Seyðisfjörður. Guests get to enjoy a laidback atmosphere and a memorable experience during their stay. The living area is spacious and furnished with a cozy sofa, a table, and a nice fireplace to use during the cold weather. The rooms feature eye-catching interior décor and amazing views of the beautiful scenery outside. There’s a modern kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances, storage spaces, and a fridge. The studio is furnished with two very comfortable beds with clean, warm bedding and a bathroom with the necessary toiletries.

Sæberg, comfort in the fjord
Seyðisfjörður, East, Iceland
262 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some very thoughtful additions that also make the stay modern and luxurious (wifi wireless speaker coffee maker)
the view was amazing the decorating was modern and comfortable
the view is stunning and the house itself has everything you want and really cozy & comfortable
very cosy place beautiful views comfortable facilities and friendly owner
this old school house is amazing the kitchen was spacious and has great amenities
clean and nicely decorated
the place was perfectly clean warm and comfy
the modern and clean kitchen bathroom and living area were beautiful
it was clean and the house design is very beautiful
benedikta was a great host and available to answer questions
benedikta was a perfect host
benedikta was a really great host and provided lots of help and assistance from start to finish
benedikta was very helpful and was easy to contact for any questions we had
benedikta was easily to be reached and very helpful
beautiful location and nice walki gpaths near by
the location is very beautiful
great house in a great location
amazing location for a cozy little house
the location was remote and stunning
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8. Modern and elegant one-bedroom studio (from USD 172)

Found in the heart of Reykjavik, this is a new studio that offers free parking and high-speed WiFi to its guests. There are several social amenities near which makes this option very convenient. It is furnished with a cozy sofa, a large, comfy bed with warm linen, and a nice place to hang your coat. A small nice table with two seats is set up where you can dine from. The kitchen is large with modern appliances and a fridge. You’ll have access to a computer and a sparklingly clean bathroom with clean towels and essential toiletries.

Downtown-New-Design-Studio-Apartment"free parking"
Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
879 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was modern and cosy with great wifi and amenities
apartment has a lot of space and comfortable furnishings
large comfortable space and well equipped for self catering
the apartment itself is a good size for our family of 4
took a stroll down to the harbour for breakfast on maria’s recommendation which was fantastic
great place clean and convenient
nice clean and modern
studio was clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and easy to find/access
the apartment was great and clean
she was very helpful
maria is such a nice host
maria was a wonderful host
it was our very 1st airbnb experience & we simply love it the credit goes to our host maria
maria is a very friendly host
great location just a short walk from the city centre
the location is great with close access to downtown
great location close to the city center
great location and easy check in
really nice location close to the city center
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9. Stylish cottage with breathtaking views

Enjoy the countryside vibe in this stylish studio sitting at the foot of the mountain in the beautiful municipality of Helgafellssveit. Be it the summer or the winter, guests get to enjoy a luxurious stay in a peaceful, charming environment. There’s a nice sitting area that is furnished with a classy sofa, a flat-screen TV to watch your favorite channels or movie. The kitchen comes with the necessary kitchen appliances, utensils, and a lovely dining area. The sleeping area has a lovely bed with clean, soft linen for a beautiful night’s sleep. Other amenities are WiFi and a bathroom that comes with the necessary toiletries.

Entire cottage hosted by Auður
Helgafellssveit, Stykkishólmur, Iceland
591 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi connecfion is great
high speed internet warm running water very effective heating system scenic views functional kitchen to cook in
the equipped kitchen allowed us to cook our own meals and the coffee maker was fantastic
cozy cottage in the beautiful snaefellness peninsula
definitely good value for money super wifi is definitely a plus
so clean and comfortable
small but nice and clean cottage
it was clean and the area is quite
absolutely loved this place very clean and cozy
the place was nice and clean
the host is very sweet
the personnel was very kind and helpful
this host was very welcoming and accommodating to our group
the hotel staff is very hospitable and helpful
the host is very kind and there is not much procedure to check in
great location good value accommodation
beautiful location great place to stay
very cute cottage location was great for what we wanted
such a beautiful place perfect location to travel around the peninsula
perfect and quiet location
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Enjoy a memorable stay in Iceland

For someone looking to enjoy the beautiful Nordic atmosphere, there is no better place to be than in Iceland, a lovely nation with amazing culture and beautiful attractions. Be it the summer or the winter, the above list of the best Airbnbs in the country will let you enjoy unforgettable memories during your stay there.

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