12 Best Cabin Rentals In Iceland - Updated 2024

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If you’re an avid nature enthusiast, the Nordic island nation of Iceland is for you. This natural oasis is abundant in lava fields, national parks, hot springs, geysers, volcanoes, mesmerizing meadows, and more. You can spend your day in one of the natural spas, including the Blue Lagoon in Norðurljósavegu and the stunning protected glaciers and snow-peak mountains at Vatnajökull National Park in Klapparstígur. In addition, Iceland’s cities, including Reykjavik, the capital city, are known for high-end dining and nightlife spots.

This country offers many accommodations, such as cabins, to help you escape the stress of everyday life while enjoying the great outdoors. From a family abode to a cozy casita for a couple, check out the best cabin rentals in Iceland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Off-grid cabin surrounded by nature, Hella (from USD 128)

Wonder what it’s like to live in such a secluded location that you won’t find anything but the trees and a few animals? This cabin in Hella, Iceland, embodies the fantasy. With enough space to fit up to four guests, this serene cabin, although seemingly located in the middle of nowhere, comes equipped with a wide range of amenities.

The cabin features two bedrooms. One of those rooms can be found in the loft, which you can access by a ladder from the living area. There is a quaint kitchen within the quarters as well. It comes with bare cooking essentials as well as a few ingredients.

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Hella, Hella, Iceland
22.95 km (14.3 mi) from Kerid Crater
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

2. Beautiful two-bedroom cabin, Borgarnes (from USD 215)

A majority of tourists flock to Iceland to see the famous Northern Lights, which occurs between September and April. If you have plans to visit the country within the time frame, consider booking a stay in this two-bedroom cabin seated beside a gorgeous rock formation.

A balanced decor scheme takes over much of the cabin’s interiors. There are extra sleeping spaces for guests, as evident in the daybed in the living room and the loft. The town of Borgarnes is 15 minutes away, affording convenience.

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Borgarnes, Western Region, Iceland
88.06 km (54.8 mi) from Kerid Crater
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Newly updated family cottage, Borgarnes (from USD 161)

Enjoy a beautiful time with your family in this rustic, comfortable cabin in the countryside. Here, you’ll be entirely disconnected from the bustle of the city life, but Borgarnes is only 20 minutes by car, where you’ll find eateries, petrol stations, wine stores, and more.

Set beside a hill, the rental is peaceful and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Accommodating up to six guests, it boasts two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, and a living room with a comfy sofa bed and HDTV. Also, there’s a spacious deck to sip your morning coffee while taking in the natural panorama. Note that you will need a four-by-four to get here.

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Borgarbyggð, Western Region, Iceland
87.91 km (54.7 mi) from Kerid Crater
cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great decor comfortable beds and an amazing view
the wi-fi was great; we stayed connected to the rest of the world
the interior was very comfortable; we had everything what we needed during our visit
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice common area
Host:
the owners are very nice and friendly
jon and biggi were great hosts/property owners
Location:
beautiful cabin in a beautiful location recommend 100/100
the location is absolutely beautiful and you will not regret at all for staying at this amazing house
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4. Enormous family wooden cabin on a secluded cliff, Selfoss (from USD 150)

This log cabin for rent in Iceland’s Golden Circle sits atop a cliff, offering mesmerizing vistas of the valley, lake, and surrounding peaks. In addition, it’s a convenient drive to top landmarks, including Kerid Crater and Geothermal park.

This two-bedroom accommodation for six is ideal for a family. Aside from being disconnected from the city’s noise, it’s spacious, comfortable, and fully equipped. The enormous living room comes with an HDTV with Netflix and WiFi for your entertainment. Also, there’s a deck with outdoor furniture and a hot tub to luxuriate while enjoying the views. Laundry amenities and a functional kitchen are also included.

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4.73 km (3.0 mi) from Kerid Crater
13 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
best vrbo experience yet the cabin was clean and stocked with plenty of towels and all the basics
property was clean and has all listed amenities
super clean and modern cabin with breathtaking views
Host:
the owners were efficient and friendly
the hosts made the check in very easy
johan and jessi are great hosts
Location:
being close to selfoss is a big plus due to easy grocery and a couple restaurants nearby
this cabin is in a great location for the golden circle highlights
simple to get to and a good location to get to other attractions
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5. Cozy chalet close to many outdoor activities, Fludir (from USD 176)

Enjoy various outdoor activities while residing in this chic cabin with a hot tub for six in Fludir, Iceland. It’s spacious and well equipped, featuring a gourmet kitchen, a cozy living area with a TV, and more. Plus, you can relax in the private garden hot tub while surrounded by beautiful nature.

The area is known for many outdoor recreational activities, including golfing, horseback riding, swimming in natural pools, and more. Bicycles are included in the rental for you to explore the location conveniently. You’ll find eateries and shops nearby as well.

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29.85 km (18.6 mi) from Kerid Crater
12 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
this is a clean warm and bright home to stay in while visiting this gorgeous country
Host:
she was very responsive
the owner was extremely accommodating helping us set up whale watching and recommending activities in the area
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6. Secluded cottage on a foothill for seven, Borgarnes (from USD 196)

Situated at the foot of a small hill, this rental features beautiful views of the mountains, the river, and the sea beyond. It’s an ideal escape for a group of seven. West Iceland’s top landmarks, including Hraunfossar Waterfalls and Snæfellsjökull Glacier, are a drive away.

This secluded cabin includes all the comfort of a home. You’ll find a DVD player and a satellite TV in the sitting room for your entertainment, full laundry amenities, and a well-equipped kitchen. There’s a hot tub on the deck to enjoy as well. A travel crib and toys are also available for kids.

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69.2 km (43.0 mi) from Kerid Crater
16 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we saw the northern lights on our first night there the cottage was very comfortable and well supplied
Cleanliness:
very nice clean and comfortable house
easy to communicate with karl the house was clean and cozy
we found the home clean and equipped with the essentials
Host:
thank you for hosting us
Location:
warm and comfortable house in a beautiful location
the location is excellent with 2 waterfalls easily viewable from the house
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7. Versalir, Selfoss (from USD 154)

You and your family would want to stay longer in this two-bedroom cabin in a private lot in Selfoss. Versalir is a fully equipped and tastefully decorated property that can accommodate up to seven guests. Entertainment options include two modern speakers, a projector with Netflix, as well as a fireplace. The bedrooms also come with large HDTVs.

The house boasts a wraparound deck overlooking the Ingólfsfjall and Búrfell mountains. Here, you’ll also find a barbecue grill and a hot tub to relax while enjoying views of the Northern Lights during winter. Other amenities include laundry amenities and a chef’s kitchen.

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Grímsnes, IS
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Chic cabin in Golden Circle, Selfoss (from USD 161)

Experience superior luxury and tranquility while being close to South Iceland’s top landmarks when you stay in this two-bedroom cabin. Overlooking the Hvítá River, this property rests on a wooded lot in the outskirts of Selfoss. With its proximity to Golden Circle, attractions such as Kerid Crater and Urridafoss Waterfall are minutes away.

Within this abode, you’ll find a living area with a wood-burning fireplace and HDTV, complimentary WiFi, and a gourmet kitchen. Plus, you can loosen up after a long day in the hot tub on the south deck. Other perks include sufficient wood for the fireplace, laundry amenities, and a Weber gas grill. Pets are welcome, too.

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5.75 km (3.6 mi) from Kerid Crater
93 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is extremely comfortable with all imaginable amenities
it has two good sized bedrooms with a pull out sofa bed in the lounge
beds and living areas are comfortable and a good size
Cleanliness:
when we arrived it was warm and spotlessly clean
the cabin is very well equipped and was clean cosy and warm thanks to the geothermal heating
Host:
the property owners were so accommodating and had great communication
the local snow plough was kind enough to clear the drive way twice for us
also correspondence before and during our trip were extremely helpful
Location:
loved the cabin loved the location
the location feels isolated but close to both the city (selfoss) and sightseeing attractions (geysir)
after our drive from the airport the cabin was easy to find and in a perfect location
there are not enough adjectives to describe the tranquil beautiful magical setting and location of the white river cabin
we would definitely recommend this place to our friends
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9. Dream cabin for a couple, Selfoss (from USD 136)

Live a romantic dream vacation with your significant other in this one-bedroom cabin surrounded by birdlife, a salmon river, and hills. You can enjoy going on hiking tours or go swimming in the geothermal pools around. And during winter, this house is a Northern Lights’ vantage point.

Although the rental is compact, it’s packed with home amenities, including a washing machine, a chef’s kitchen, and a large satellite TV in the living room. What’s more, Southern Iceland’s largest town, Selfoss, is only 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from this property.

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4.31 km (2.7 mi) from Kerid Crater
46 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a comfortable bed and a large flat screen tv in the bedroom
we had a wonderful stay in a very comfortable and well managed property
the cabin was always comfortable as far as temperature goes
the beds were comfortable the kitchen a real working kitchen was comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and surprisingly spacious with high ceilings
the cabin was exactly as pictured in clean and perfect condition
the little cabin was so sweet and clean
the house is as beautiful as it looks on the photos clean fully equipped and super nice
Host:
she was a great host
the host was amazing full of recommendations and very communicative and helpful
the host is top notch and so helpful
easy check in and a quick responding host
host highly knowledgeable and wonderful to communicate with house had everything you need including a washer
Location:
the location was gorgeous
this is an outstanding property in a great location
we loved the location for all of our day trips
while in a picturesque rural setting it is close enough to stores and restaurants in selfoss
a wonderful small private guesthouse in perfect location to access the golden circle
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10. Modern space overlooking lake, Selfoss (from USD 141)

Boasting beautiful lake views and stunning landscapes, this three-bedroom cabin sits in the center of Golden Circle. It features a wood-burning stove, a living room with a TV, and a functional kitchen.

When you’re not cooking or lounging in the living area, you can enjoy a scenic walk in the surrounding location. Afterward, dip in the deck’s hot tub. Attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Geothermal park, and Kerid Crater are a convenient drive from this place.

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4.47 km (2.8 mi) from Kerid Crater
56 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is in the most brilliant secluded location with amazing views and it was so cozy
the bed is comfortable and the bathroom has a shower with lots of hot water
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and lovingly
bathroom and kitchen was stocked and clean
the house is beautifully clean as is the hot tub
the house was clean cozy warm dry really everything we were looking for and so much more
very clean very warm comfortable beds and great amenities
Host:
hosts were very friendly and welcoming
jessi and johann were excellent hosts and their summer home is amazing
johan and jessi were wonderful hosts
the owners were very responsive to us and always responded within a few moments
johann and jessi were perfect hosts and always on hand to help with any problems
Location:
excellent location in the heart of iceland
the cottage location is ideal and centrally located
your lodge and location are stunning
the cabin is absolutely perfect the location is great
the location turned out to be great for accessing many beautiful spots in iceland
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11. Lovely cottage for a small family, Hofn (from USD 170)

Overlooking the glaciers and hills of the Vatnajokull Region, this one-bedroom rental is a perfect escape haven for a small family of four. Nestled in the Höfn countryside, this cabin is only 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the fishing town. The location is renowned for many outdoor activities, from kayaking to glacier hiking, and the host will be happy to guide you on how to make the most of your time.

Although there are other rental units on the property, the cabin is entirely private. The inside is sleek and spotless, offering complimentary WiFi, a private bathroom, a kitchenette to cook your meals, and more. Parking is also available.

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263.71 km (163.9 mi) from Kerid Crater
30 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view of glacier from a cozy cabin
cabin is cosy but very clean and we had everything we needed including good wifi
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
clean everything felt new
this place was clean and looked new
everything was clean and in working order
Host:
friendly staff and guest
we arrived late and the owner was very kind and accommodating
the hosts left a very helpful guide book in the cabin for us
Location:
the location was great and loved the horses right outside
nice location the cabin seemed newly constructed clean and tidy
it was a great place to stop and relax
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12. Sleek cabin for six, Djupivogur

Set amidst the Eastern Region’s wilderness, this rental in a working farm offers a comfortable place for six. The area is serene and ideal for an outdoor lover. You can take a 20-minute walk to the Snædalsfoss waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich birdlife.

This two-bedroom cabin for six is furnished and designed to feel like home. You’ll find a sitting area with a comfy couch, a well-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom. Also, a cot for babies, towels, and linen are provided.

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313.73 km (195.0 mi) from Kerid Crater
26 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Make the most of your stay in Iceland

From classic accommodations with modern home amenities to secluded glass cabins, these Icelandic cabin rentals are designed to help you make the most of your vacation. Enjoy proximity to many attractions, including nearby waterfalls, hot springs, and more, during your stay.

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Frequently asked questions about the best cabin rentals in Iceland

1. Which cabins in Iceland have a hot tub?

Hot tubs are offered by several of the cabin vacation rentals throughout Iceland, such as this cozy chalet close to many outdoor activities in Fludir and this secluded cottage on a foothill for seven in Borgarnes.

2. Which cabins in Iceland have parking?

Some cabins in Iceland, such as this beautiful two-bedroom cabin in Borgarnes, this newly updated family cottage in Borgarnes, and this cozy chalet close to many outdoor activities in Fludir, provide access to parking slots.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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