Iceland is definitely incomparable in many ways. All year round, this small country in the Arctic Circle receives a large influx of tourists whose primary travel goal is to experience a unique and gratifying vacation. It is surrounded by active volcanoes, large ice fields, geysers, and springs which have become the country’s tourism trademark. Another treasure that sets Iceland from other destinations in the world is the magnificent aurora borealis or northern lights. This rare astronomical phenomenon that draws beautiful color patterns across the night sky is a scenery that you can watch almost every day during winter. Book a comfortable lodging and enjoy the beauty of these heaven-sent marvels with your loved ones. Check out our list of the best Airbnbs perfect for watching northern lights in Iceland.
The nature that surrounds this accommodation will surely make your northern lights experience sweeter and more romantic. It features a tidy interior with glass windows that keep a homey and snug ambiance.
The furniture and the high-tech appliances give the guests both convenience and aesthetic sceneries. There are velvet couches and a flat-screen television in the lounging area in case you wish to spend a great day indoors. Before you go to sleep, have a dip in the bathtub while watching the northern lights in an intimate view. Grab a glass of your favorite drink to make the experience more special.
Northern lights Luxury w/ hot tub! 10 min to cityMosfellsbær, Iceland
Top guest reviewsyou have stunning views of the lupine covered hills nearby mountains and the sunset from the family roomonly one bathroom but perfect for our family of fivewe enjoyed family time sitting in the living room enjoying the viewthe beds and linens are are very comfortablewe love the kitchen and the living room a lotbeautiful home very clean and quietthis place was perfect it was clean spacious and cozyvery clean and beautiful place hafsteinn texted me twice when there was northern lightsthis place is not cheap however it is worth every penny the villa is stylish spacious and clean
Host:the host was always available and promptly took care of our concernsthe host is incredibly responsive and helpfulvery pretty airbnb the owner is very responsivethe host is extremely kind and responded quickly to usfantastic place with such a nice hostRead more reviewsgreat house and amazing locationclose to the city and easy access to the other great landscapeclose enough to activities and town but far enough away that your stay will be completely peacefulgreat place close enough to have easy access to the city and the countryamazing place that is private and quiet but still close to the city
Perfect for families on a short vacation, this lovely two-bedroom house is ready to welcome eight guests. It has a wooden interior embellished in a modern style, so the entire property is surely a haven of comfort, and every spot is worthy of photographs. You can see the northern lights from the large windows in the living area.
The kitchen is fully furnished to ensure that you can easily prepare your favorite food anytime your cravings kick in. Apart from two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, there is a loft with additional sleeping space. Out on the deck lies a small hot tub where you can enjoy a relaxing dip after a gratifying day of adventures to nearby attractions.
Northern Lights, Sunny, Peaceful.Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views very comfortable and lots of roomvery comfortable beds the only downfall was the steep ladder to get to the second floorthe house itself has two very comfortable bedrooms and a spacious loft (up a ladder)while the kitchen is small it has the necessities for cooking to save money on foodthe public pool in town is also very child-friendly with the extensive water slides and many play areasbeautiful clean home in a lovely settingspacious and clean its even more beautiful than the picturesthe home is clean and efficientthe home was clean and the pictures on airbnb are accuratethis place is immaculately clean and perfectly located
Host:friendly and welcoming hosts would recommendhost provided great info on local sights and guides and foodmagnfridur was helpful and gave great directions to find the housemany great recommendations from host prior to our arrivala wonderful house and a wonderful hostRead more reviewsnice location just outside the citygreat house great location just minutes from akureyriwe had a wonderful stay at magnifridur’s place the location is excellentbeautiful place in a great locationthis home is perfectly situated in a private quite place but close to the city
Inspired by traditional Icelandic architecture, this unique house is ready to accept four guests for an unforgettable vacation. The rental is equipped with heating systems that keep the temperature comfortable inside even during the rage of winter. You can even see the northern lights from the deck and the loft.
The minimalist interior of this abode gives guests a comfy atmosphere to breathe in and a lot of opportunities to capture beautiful photographs. The bedroom is fitted with homey beds, a workstation, and an overlooking window. There’s also a kitchen furnished with cooking paraphernalia and appliances, including an oven and coffee maker. In case the weather is not good for outdoor adventure, you can just lounge around the living area and watch your favorite TV shows.
A Beautiful Cottage Close to GeysirLaugarvatn, Iceland
Top guest reviewswe are glad we rented a mobile wifi hotspot and i would highly recommend doing so in advancethat is where the full kitchen of the cottage becomes a huge advantagevery well appointed kitchen with a cook top and oven espresso maker dishwasher and microwavequiet serene comfortable and relaxingi was surprised how hot the bedroom got at night but there is a fan availablethis is the best airbnb that we have ever stayed in very clean and secludedclean cozy and good view of the surrounding areathe location was excellent the place sparkling clean gorgeous and has everything you could want and more
Host:palmi is a very kind manpalmi was a very thorough and helpful hostpalmi was an excellent hostcorrespondence with the host and his local contacts was simple and easypalmi is a great host he provided lots of thorough information about the house and getting aroundRead more reviewsnice location easy to drive to many top destinations near the golden circleit is a great location for some day trips/hikes to many nearby points of interestbeautiful house secluded yet still close to all the tourist attractionsfantastic unique little house in a great location with access to many attractionsvery close to golden circle and a nice drive to vik
Secluded in a restful area surrounded by snow and nature, this stylish cottage is perfect for memorable photographs and cozy relaxation. Inside, you’ll get to enjoy a lounging area furnished with an entertainment set-up, velvet couches, and a tranquil view of the surroundings from huge glass windows.
The kitchen also has high-tech appliances and a complete set of cookware. In the cold evenings, go out to the patio and have a relaxing hot tub dip while watching the beautiful colors in the night sky. You can also feast your eyes on the famous Hekla Volcano from afar.
EYVÍK Cottage (central to the Golden Circle) #ASelfoss, IcelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewseverything worked really well the shower wifi hottub and netflixthe view into the wide landscape as well as the hot pool are great for relaxingthe wifi was fast kitchen facilities were good and there was a very large smart screen tvthe cottage is not too big but cozy and everything is well arrangedthe cottage is a comfortable home where you can spent easily a couple of days and morevery clean and well stockedeverything was very clean tidy and modernbeautiful clean and very comfortableit was such a lovely clean cozy cottagethe cottage is clean and well put together
Host:the hosts are super responsivehe is a really great hostthe hosts made sure everything was working nice and were really kind to usour hosts were also very helpful and super nice and responsivesmari is an amazing host and his communication and kindness is beyond perfectRead more reviewslovely cabin in an outstanding locationthe location is close to all main attractions and it was so easy to drive arounda beautiful and quiet place to stay that’s also close to golden circle highlightsan absolutely delightful stay well equipped and beautiful location nothing i'd changeoutstanding cottage in middle of countryside great location to all the sights
If your definition of a perfect vacation is something simple and intimate, this snug cottage blessed with a romantic view of the northern lights has great deals for you. This abode is furnished with everything you need to have a comfortable stay, such as a television, comfortable bed, dining table, stove, and fridge.
Its wooden interiors, which are among the most authentic in the area, keep the cozy ambiance inside and helps in maintaining the air quality. During the day, you can explore Reykjavik, which is 60 minutes away from the property. You can also find thrilling attractions, such as geothermal vents and glaciers, in the nearby Reykjadalur and Eyjafjallajökull. At night, don’t miss watching the northern lights from your windows.
Beautiful cottage of Northern LightsSelfoss, IcelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsreally pretty cottage with all amenities and a fully stacked kitchenkitchen amenities were perfect and the bed was comfortableall the amenities were exactly what we needed for a comfortable and cozy staycottage is very welcoming and comfortablegorgeous cosy space amazing views kitchen and bathroom stocked with everything you could wantclean perfect space for twothe toilet was clean and modernhighly recommended very clean nice and cosy cottagevery cozy clean well-equipped and comfortablesuch an amazing stay here adorable home very clean and great personal touches highly recommend
Host:lovely setting next to the host’s houseand the host was very helpfullovely friendly hosts and plenty of privacylovely host too :) would highly recommendmost of all the owner was very warm kind and very helpfulRead more reviewscentral to many cool placescosy lodge set in a perfect location for travellersit's in a great location for driving the golden circlegreat location to some of the key southern iceland sitesgreat cosy cabin in a perfect location to explore the golden circle
This posh rental nestled in the midst of peaceful nature is no doubt the best spot to enjoy aurora borealis during the winter and the midnight sun during the summer. Apart from chic furnishings, another feature that makes this property more special are the large glass windows that give guests beautiful scenery to watch from inside.
If you wish to reward your loved ones with a delectable dish for dinner, you can cook your own meals in the fully furnished kitchenette without hassle. When the night falls, relish a drink out on the patio while relaxing your mind in the embrace of the surrounding nature.
Amazing view - Moderne apartmentSuperhost
Top guest reviewsfantastic view and lovely apartmentthe view and apartment were excellentmodern apartment with amazing viewamazing stay fantastic view and comfortable bedthis apartment is absolutely beautiful amazing views and interiorlarge clean and comfortable apartmentthe house was clean with modern interiorsit is clean stylish and easy to locateinga's apartment is clean and cosythe apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures - clean and well equipped
Host:inga was very helpful in directing us to her lovely apartmentpétur was very responsive and friendlymirra was helpful with the directions to her apartmentwe can’t thank the host enough for the fantastic memories our family have to take homepetur was helpful and easy to communicate withRead more reviewsvery close to city center by car but peacefulan amazingly beautiful location and still very convenient if you want to go into townreally love petur's place for the secluded location (but not too far from town area too)great location to have the akureyri city viewaccess to the town is excellent as well as day trips to places like lake mvatyn
Whether you want to spend a great day around the lake or witness the majestic northern lights brightening the clear night sky, this homey cabin can help you fulfill your travel goals in Iceland. It features a modern interior stuffed with high-tech appliances for the convenience of four guests.
It has a compact sitting area where you can lounge when the weather outside is too cold. There’s also a kitchenette inside in case you’re in the mood to cook. The wooden deck outside is perhaps the best spot in the area to watch the surrounding nature with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
Sæberg, comfort in the fjordSuperhost
Top guest reviewssome 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 comfortablethe view is stunning and the house itself has everything you want and really cozy & comfortablevery cosy place beautiful views comfortable facilities and friendly ownerthis old school house is amazing the kitchen was spacious and has great amenitiesclean and nicely decoratedthe place was perfectly clean warm and comfythe modern and clean kitchen bathroom and living area were beautifulit was clean and the house design is very beautiful
Host:benedikta was a great host and available to answer questionsbenedikta was a perfect hostbenedikta was a really great host and provided lots of help and assistance from start to finishbenedikta was very helpful and was easy to contact for any questions we hadbenedikta was easily to be reached and very helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful location and nice walki gpaths near bythe location is very beautifulgreat house in a great locationamazing location for a cozy little housethe location was remote and stunning
If you’re up for new experiences, this snug cabin is an ideal choice for accommodation. It’s nestled in a peaceful location perfect for thrilling adventures, such as hiking, nature tours, and even horseback riding.
This rental is furnished with a comfortable bed, seating area, and private bathroom. The surroundings outside are also clean and large, so you can do a lot of fun activities with your loved ones during your stay. At night, you can also feel assured that you’re in the right place to watch the aurora borealis from a perfect view. Bring as many snacks and stories as you can because your trip is surely going to be memorable.
Cottage with a view #1
Top guest reviewscomfy beds great shower perfect amount of space close to town and amazing views to wake up towe enjoyed this stylish cozy cabin and had a perfect view of the northern lights during our staythe cottages were comfortable and lovely and had everything we neededthe cabin was cozy and clean the location/view was beautifulterrific cabin very clean and had everything we neededthe cottage was small but very clean the bed was comfortable and the shower very goodwow what an amazing b&b our cottage was spotless clean charming and cozylovely cottage easy to locate and very neat and cleanthe property is easy to find and very clean and the view of the valley is absolutely amazing
Host:the hosts were extremely helpful and responsivethe location was beautiful and easy to find with the host’s directionsRead more reviewsgreat location and felt very privatesuch a cute place to stay wish we could have enjoyed it longergreat location and the perfect place to relax for the eveningreally easy check in and good locationit’s close to town and right off the road so very easy to get to without problems
Are you the type of person who feels happy to be near beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and other natural wonders? If yes, Nónsteinn is the ideal accommodation for you. Located in Grundarfjörður, this small cottage is perfect for couples or solo travelers. Behind its simple exterior lies a comfortable lodging embellished with modern appliances and furnishings.
It has a snug seating area with an overlooking glass sliding door that faces the beautiful nature. There’s also a kitchenette where you can prepare your meal easily and conveniently. At night when the northern lights are up in the sky, bring some chairs out on the deck and feast your eyes on these enchanting marvels.
Nónsteinn -2- Enjoy life in the countryside.Grundarfjörður, IcelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views were spectacular and we enjoyed having breakfast and taking them in from our porch every morningthere was everything necessary in the kitchen and the room was too warm and the interior was prettythe view from the bed is amazing toobeautiful cozy green cabin views cannot be beatcomfortable home and an amazing view to spend the night with your loved oneseverything clean and tidyit's really clean and cozyit is very clean and well equippedthe guesthouse was very clean and was well equipped with everything we neededour cottage was perfectly clean and had personal touches
Host:the hosts are very friendlyquick responses very friendly and invitinganna and óli are wonderful hosts and always happy to see youanna and oli is a super nice and friendly hostvery relaxing anna and óli are the best hosts everRead more reviewsbeautiful location very cosy cabina cosy cabin in a picturesque locationamazing value for this locationa fantastic location in a fantastic countrya prime location for nature lovers
If you wish to watch the different phenomena happening in the Icelandic sky, this rental designed exclusively for nighttime sightseeing is the best accommodation for you. Inside its compact space, you’ll get to enjoy a warm and cozy bed, a small round table, and a customized roof with overlooking windows where you can witness the reposeful evening sky from a perfect indoor spot.
Watch the alluring scenery with a cup of hot coffee. You can easily make your favorite drink and snacks because there’s a coffee maker, toaster, and teapot provided. During the daytime, explore the surroundings because this rental is situated near a beautiful river.
Sky sighting Iglúhús (Stay'in Árbakki)Árskógssandur, Dalvík, IcelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewscozy and great viewsthe toilet outside was totally clean and there was a headlamp
Host:lola was was very lovely hostlola was really helpful she was quick to respond to last minute questionswould highly recommend her as a hostRead more reviewsgreat place to stay and good locationthe location is unreal exactly what i wanted while visiting iceland very peaceful and calmingit is a stay close to or better in naturegreat place to spend a night very nice people and great breakfast
Beauty and grace define Iceland
Iceland is blessed to foster the beauty of nature. It has become a popular cradle of unique experiences for travelers. Schedule a trip with your dearest loved ones in this must-visit country and book the best Airbnbs perfect for watching northern lights in Iceland.
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