Take a break and enjoy the majestic Icelandic landscape. Read on to find out about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Reykjavik.
Iceland is one of those unique countries that take your fantasies to another level. Imagine listening to an Icelander talking about elves and trolls and how they are such a significant part of this stunning landscape while you are on your way for a swim under the midnight sun. Dreamy? This is a magical land indeed, and travelers will find plenty of enchanting things to do at night in Reykjavik. Although the country is known to be on top of most people’s bucket list, it has always been known for being expensive. If you know where to look, you’ll find cheap restaurants and affordable souvenirs. If you need a budget-friendly accommodation, check out these Airbnbs in Iceland.
One of the best Airbnbs in Iceland, this apartment is going to be a blessing in terms of location when you begin your dream trip in Reykjavik. Located just by the old marina, it offers spectacular view and overlooks the Old harbor and mountain Esja. This is a nice little Airbnb basement flat with entrance door downstairs. You are secured of total privacy during your stay with a private entrance, personal living room and bedroom plus bathroom all to yourself. A cozy home away from home! This cozy vacation rental is a charm with interesting books, beautiful pictures, plants, twinkling lights and photographs. Relax by the huge windows with solemn sunlight streaming in and yes don’t forget to make some coffee before you curl up with that red book. Snuggle in this cosy bed after a long day of exploration and look at the ships being repaired on the other side of the street on a laid-back day. Lovingly decorated with photographs, spotlights, books and paintings, the house also makes you feel well taken care of with little additions like socks, coffee machine, fridge, sandwich maker, washer and dryer. You need to experience this wonderful bathtub on your own to figure out the reason behind its popularity among former guests. This all white bathroom seems like one of those relaxing spaces that one needs after a long hiking day. The WiFi in the house works great so playing your choice of music in the background shouldn’t be a problem while you soak in the hot water for hours. The little garden and patio is a lovely addition and becomes quite useful when you want to have your coffee outside. Or you can just walk to the best of the restaurants, hot dog and burger joints in the city within minutes. The luxuries of a good location!
This cozy downstairs flat is perfectly located within walking distance of anything you’d care to do in Reykjavik. Just bring a good pair of comfy shoes and you’re set! We spent three full days going to museums, visiting Harpa for an opera performance, seeing local landmarks, eating fish, fish, and more fish (and trying horse for the first time too). We totally fell in love with Reykjavik, and this warm and welcoming home with a truly luxurious bathtub made us feel completely at home between adventures. Morning coffee, a mini fridge for snacks, laundry facilities…I can’t think of something we needed but didn’t have Jessi
Cosy apartment in 101 Reykjavík
Address: Central Reykjavik
Price: from 90 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Cosy apartment in 101 ReykjavíkReykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewswe took complete advantage of the small kitchenette area and enjoyed our coffee and breakfast each morningthe living room furnishings were comfortable and offered a welcome respite following our travels around the areawe had a lovely stay at thorhallur’s apartmentthe bathroom is extra specialwarm and cosy with a comfortable bedoverall very clean and comfortablewe had a fantastic stay here the apartment is clean cozy and homeythe unit itself is very clean and the bed was comfortableplace was spotless and was very relaxing coming back to after full days of sightseeingthe space was cozy and very clean
Host:the host was so kind and generousthey were very responsive as well great hoststhe hosts were very kind and communicated promptlyhighly recommend lovely hosts 10/10brynja was a gracious hostRead more reviewsperfect location and walking distance to everywheregreat place in a great locationthe location is a 5 minute walk right into the heart of the city which was perfectthe busy shopping area is an easy walkthe location of thorhallur’s place is perfect
The living room in this apartment in Iceland’s Reykjavik is an inviting space furnished with minimalistic furniture, including a comfortable couch that doubles as a bed, a Smart TV subscribed to Netflix and Apple TV, and a Marshall Bluetooth speaker that can play your favorite music. Guests will also have access to free Wi-Fi so that they can upload those all-important holiday snaps onto social media. This apartment also boasts a brand new 160-centimeter wide double bed with comfortable linens that guarantee a sound sleep! Outside the bedroom is a lovely balcony fitted with plush chairs that you can lounge on. The family-sized bathroom is fitted with a shower and a bathtub where you can have a relaxing soak after a long day out. Basic toiletries and modern amenities such as a hairdryer, a straightening iron, and a washing machine are supplied to ensure a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare a simple meal. Brew a warm cup of aromatic coffee using the Nespresso coffee maker before you tuck into your meal at the breakfast counter. If you want to save yourself the trouble, simply dine in the restaurants and food halls found within a 5-minute walk of the apartment. A supermarket and a Flybus service stop are nearby as well. Book this Airbnb vacation rental for a truly home away from home experience!
Luxurious, Clean & Cozy. Perfect Location!Reykjavík, Iceland
Looking for an Airbnb vacation rental on your way in or way back to Iceland? A pretty and homey room in a little fishing village of Gardur might sound like a perfect plan when you are looking to make the most of your Iceland vacation. And it is, also when you want to wind up smoothly. Mere 10 minutes from Keflavik Airport and forty minutes from Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula is stunning and unique like the country itself. The living space is attractive and relaxing. With hardwood floors, interesting ceiling and lots of sunlight, it is a pleasant space to chat with the hosts, play a game of chess with other travelers or just reminisce your experiences altogether. The single/ twin bedroom is a tranquil and peaceful place with a great deal of sunshine and fresh air. The beds are soft, warm and spotless.The curtains are thick and allows a good sleep even with midnight sun. Relax after a tiring flight and all the action that one goes through while having a memorable vacation.
We were very, very late getting there, but they were still very kind and accommodating. The room itself was gorgeous and very clean. The sheets smelled so good, like lavender. She even made us breakfast in the morning, which was absolutely delicious. If you are looking for a place to stay near the airport, I cannot imagine a better choice, especially for the price. I was in Iceland for two weeks staying in different B&B’s and this place was by far my favorite. Rachel
Single/Twin room near the airport
Price: from 52 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Access: 5 minutes walk to the bus stop which takes you to Reykjanesbær. By car, Reykjanesbær is within 10 minutes drive, the Blue Lagoon is 20-25 minutes and Reykjavik is about 40 minutes drive away
Single/Twin room near the airportGardur, Reykjanes, Iceland
Top guest reviewswe hadn't expected breakfast which was a lovely treatthere were two bathrooms free parking and free wifithey also have super comfy robes in all of the roomsfree wifi and parking is also a great bonus thanks for everything and the friendly atmospherethe perfect place for the last night in iceland our hosts knew exactly how to make us comfortablesuper clean and nice houseit was very clean with comfortable beds and plenty of towels and bathroom productsthe place was very clean and warmthe place was very clean and tidy with fresh towels and linensall was clean and the breakfast realy good
Host:hosts were attentive and kindthey were perfect hostslinda is an amazing hostthe owner is very friendlyour host was very friendly and provided us with everything we neededRead more reviewsgreat location not far from the airportgreat location about 20 minutes from the airportgreat location near the airportgreat stay close to the airportgreat location near the airport
Pristine bedcover, fresh towels, lamps, flowers and natural lights! This double bedroom is one of the two rooms for rent in a beautiful Icelandic house. That bed is extremely comfortable and you also get a dresser for clothes, chairs and a small study desk. Ten-minute walk to the center of city in Reykjavik, you can easily find this property and park your car (if you are renting one) in a guest parking spot. The bathroom is shared and has a comfortable lounge to sit and relax while you are contemplating on going for a bath. The hanging mirror on the wall to let you sneak a last look before heading out for the day. This reading space with a contemporary decor makes a perfect corner for lounging and reading on days when you feel like sitting back and taking a moment. The luxuriously comfy couches next to wall mounted corner full of books and lit by the soft orange glow of a big Himalayan salt lamp definitely makes for a de-stress heaven. This room is up on the second floor of the apartment and is led by a spiral staircase. The whole space is quite artsy and stylish no matter where you look. You might even get some serious decor goals for your own space during your stay here. Slouch on the comfortable sofas in the elegant living room that is done splendidly in artsy colors and decorated with catchy antiques. The kitchen is next to the living space and you will get the most amazing aromas when the host prepares a breakfast that is nothing less than a delight in the morning. The balcony in the living room opens to the most spectacular views of the ocean. Catch the beautiful sunsets and gorge on the striking view of the massive glacier just off the shore. Find out why previous guests have called this the best Airbnb in Iceland.
Our stay with Thorunn in Reykjavik was absolutely wonderful! Her home is quiet, located next to the water and carefully decorated with beautiful Icelandic pieces. She welcomed us to her home the moment we walked in which felt so good after a long traveling day. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful–the pancakes are the BEST! Kellie
Comfortable double room downtown 1
Price: from 79 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Comfortable double room downtown 1Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe view from the apartment was wonderfultall people can’t really fit in the showerbeautiful room with everything we needed for our staya very hospitable host offering a good sized room with a cozy bed fast wifi and convenient parkingwe had a comfortable stay at this charming apartmentthe room was clean and the bed very confortablethe room was clean and the bed was comfortablethe room is so clean and nicethe space is very nice and was very cleanthe place was very cosy very clean
Host:kind hostess ready to give adviceshe was very kind and helpfulvery friendly reception of the queststhorunn was an outstanding hostvery nice and host who made us pie and gave us local adviceRead more reviewssuper close walk to downtownthe location is goodthe location is greatamazing location in reykjavík only a 2 minute walk to the centreit is a good location to walk downtown for restaurants and shopping
Live in modern comfort by booking this three-bedroom apartment close to the city center. It boasts a spotlessly clean kitchen that is well-equipped with all the cooking utensils and electrical appliances you will need to prepare a meal. There is also plenty of storage space for you to keep your snacks and refreshments away. Spend a lazy afternoon curled up on the plush sofa with a good read in hand, or make use of the TV that is subscribed to hundreds of international TV channels, including Sky, Sky Sports, BT + Sport, ITV and many more. With so much to see and do in Reykjavik, you’ll be happy to rest on the comfortable double bed once you get back home. It promises comfort at the end of a thrilling day and it will be hard to get out of bed the next morning. Albeit simple and minimal, the bathroom is equipped with all the necessary toiletries needed for a comfortable stay. A washer/ dryer is also available, should guests wish to do their laundry. With a private entrance and a key lock box, guests can come and go as they please. Visit the second largest outdoor swimming pool in Reykjavik for a refreshing dip, or indulge in the delicious food and drinks offered by the local pubs and fast food grills, all within a 5-minute walk of the apartment. Don’t worry that you’ll get lost as an iPhone with Icelandic SIM will be provided for guests to make unlimited local phone calls and for navigation purposes.
3bdr apartm, free parking, 10min to city centerReykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewscomfortable and completefurnishing is very tasteful and both tv and wifi were greatgood beds nice kitchen functional washer and dryer and easy free parkinglovely apartment filled with useful amenities for travellers - this made 5 incredibly unprepared students preparedwasher and dryer in the apartment were super convenientit was very clean and nicely furnishedit was very cleanthe place was clean and tideyit's very clean and comfortableit is very modern clean and toasty warm
Host:aron was a great hostaron is a good hostaaron is a fantastic hostgreat host always on hand to helpgreat stay and great hostRead more reviewsgreat location and spaceclose to transport and an easy trip to the centre the location is greatvery nice super convenient locationlocation is perfect only few minutes away from the centerperfect location just 10+ minutes outside reykjavik
Built in 1915 in a historic part of downtown Reykjavik, this guesthouse stands as the perfect marriage of tradition and modernity. It may be old, but it is fitted with modern amenities that are sure to provide a comfortable stay! Suitable for a journeying couple, a solo adventurer or a business traveler, this private room is a great place to rest from a long day of traveling. The spotlessly clean kitchen consisting of a fridge, an oven, and a modest dining area is yours to use, but if you’d rather try some of Iceland’s best delicacies, then the wealth of restaurants and cafes in downtown Reykjavik may offer a lot more dining options! The dining area is fitted with sheer curtains and wooden furniture that exude a timeless quality. Be it having a simple meal or a casual chat, this is a great hub for guests to spend quality time with their loved ones! The spotlessly clean bathroom is also furnished with rustic accents that make guests feel as if they have traveled back in time to historic Reykjavik. It is fully equipped with all the basic toiletries that you will need during your stay. There is also a lovely outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery which guests can make use of. Nature lovers will fall in love with the tranquility of this place, while city dwellers will find comfort in knowing that it is minutes away from major shopping streets and other attractions in downtown Reykjavik.
Heart of downtown restored 100yo homeReykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewsnice amenities and kitchen spacekitchen is also open for communal use and nice touches like tea and coffee are availablebeds were very comfortablecomfortable beds and spacious rooms with everything we neededkeep in mind that the house is quite old and sound travels easily between roomscleanliness: sparkling cleanrooms and facilitiesit was very clean and comfortablethis private room was clean and spaciousthe place was very clean and warm in the winterthe whole place was spotlessly clean and our room was very warm and welcoming
Host:hosts are professional and responsivehosts are very friendly and helpfulrunar was such a great host and made us feel right at homethe house is absolutely adorable and incredible care is shown by the ownerfriendly other guests and tons of provisions left behind by other guests to shareRead more reviewsgreat location in walking distance from the city centerthe location was fantasticgreat location and beautiful housethis is a great location just a two minute walk from bus stop 1 - city hallgreat place in a great location
This red and typical Icelandic wooden house is easy to locate as soon you reach the sidewalks of the locality. Built over 100 years ago as a family home, this house is now split into three living areas and makes for an ideal stay for friends, students and backpackers. Located very close to the premier place popular for nightlife, the house serves aptly and keeps you near to where all the action is. Lie in the comfy bed in your wooden chamber and sleep to an elves dream. This house has a character of its own and the atmosphere is cozy. Light a lavender candle, switch on the room heater and snuggle under the sheets with an Icelandic fiction in this wooden chamber. A large desk for study with a window overlooking the neighborhood is a luxury in this no-frills space. A perfect place to do that writing you have been procrastinating about for a while or just clearing your inbox. Why not relax here for a moment, while making a list of all the things you want to buy in Laugavegur which is just minutes away from that table of yours.
The room was very nice, warm and comfy. It’s right near what I found to be the best part of town, but just on the fringe so the place was quiet. Rob had books and maps to help with planning out some things to do. The shower was nice and hot. It was a great starting point before heading out on my vacation around the country. Sunny
Price: from 72 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Access: 250m to the main streets of Reykjavík, bus stop is a 5minute walk, and BSÍ bus terminal a 10minute walk
Residing here, guests will enjoy their vacation stay in this charming 1930s-styled family home. The private room can comfortably accommodate two guests, and guests can enjoy access to the dining room as well as the rooftop spa. Amenities provided include an indoor fireplace and WiFi connectivity. Guests can expect to reside in a clean space, with essentials such as towels and bedsheets being provided. Located in downtown Reykjavik, in a calm and quiet area, expect to have a calm and peaceful getaway - far from the hustle and bustle of the main city life.
ROOFTOP SPA & PRIVATE BATH DOWNT. 2Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe wifi worked great in room number 2we loved having the balcony in our room to enjoy the crisp night airwe loved the hot tub on the roof and the balcony off of our roomwe loved that we had a room with a private balconyclean room with private fridge and balcony few steps from downtimevery clean comfortable and quietroom was super clean and warmroom was clean and bed was comfortableroom is a good size clean and as advertisedthe room was very clean and decorated nicely
Host:hosts were very responsive to questionsthe host was very helpful and communicativehosts were responsive and helpfulthe hosts were lovely and extremely accommodatingthe host nina is kind and responsiveRead more reviewsfantastic location at 5 mins walk to bsi bus terminalgreat location next to bsi bus terminalgreat walkable location but still privatevery conveniently located - in easy walking distance to bsi bus station and the city centergreat location and quiet neighbourhood
Vesturbær is one of the most popular neighborhoods of Reykjavík. Your apartment is situated just a 15 to 20-minute walk from the downtown area. Recently renovated, it comes with a nice kitchen and has a nice and bright open-plan style to it. The unit sleeps up to four guests across two bedrooms. Situated near the apartment is the walking trail along the coast. Easy access to a coffee-house, restaurant, bakery, food-stores, makes for convenience. Amenities such as free parking on the premises, WiFi connectivity, an equipped kitchen, and provision of essentials as well as a laptop-friendly workplace marks the start of a wonderful vacation stay. In fact, this unit has hosted repeated guests and you will definitely not be disappointed!
Spacious and lovely flat by the seaReykjavík, Iceland
Top guest reviewsalso i liked stable wifi connection and apple tvgreat heating in the rooms and toiletthe kitchen was very well equipped and had a variety of sauceswe were pleasantly surprised by this as the apartment looks much better than on photosthe apartment was a perfect size and space very convenient to downtownnice clean apartment with some special touchesvery spacious and clean apartmenteverything was tidy and cleana cozy and very clean home in icelandthe place is clean and well maintained
Host:solla was a wonderful hostsolla was an amazing hostsolla is a great hostsolla and gunnar were wonderful hostsgreat hospitality cheery and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and easy parkingthe location is good and very close to the main streets of the cityexcellent location and beautiful houseloved the location and well equipped spaceclose to the sea better to take a walk
If you don’t want to miss out on the northern lights when visiting Iceland, you need to book this amazing Airbnb Plus property. You’ll be able to see the mesmerizing lights from the terrace. Outdoorsy travelers will also enjoy looking at the mountain views from the window, exploring the area, and heading to the nearby thermal pools. Inside, the rental is cozy - there’s a comfy bed with a pillow-top mattress, an equipped kitchen, and a table set for two. The full bathroom has a heated towel rack - an essential for especially cold Icelandic nights.
Admire the Rugged Landscape at a Nature-Inspired Coastal PadReykjavík, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe views outside the apartment were breathtakingamazing apartment with a great viewthe view from the apartment is stunning and thordis is a lovely hostthe studio features some great space-saving ideas and has a full kitchen including oven and microwavethe space is compact but tasteful always warm and the bed is very comfortablethe place itself was clean and really comfortableit was tidy clean and extremely well organizedit was comfortable clean and quietclean well stocked quiet and a great propertythe space was very clean and you have everything you need
Host:host is super helpful with lightening fast responsesthordis is a wonderful hostthordis was an amazing hostshe answers quickly and was helpful with any questions we hadthordis was a fantastic host and very helpfulRead more reviewslovely location beautiful landscape and 15 min drive to downtown reykjavíkthe location was perfect for usplace was amazing and located on a beautiful areait’s also close to the airport so this was a truly great location to unwind and relaxwe loved the location and had a wonderful time
Beautifully done with woods, antiques and warm colors, this house for rent in Reykjavik, Iceland, is incredible. It is conveniently located near the harbor in a quiet neighborhood yet hardly 10 mins away from the downtown. The bus stop just in front of the house makes commuting a breeze. The living room exudes warmth and characterizes an elusive yet classy design sense. The Airbnb house is shared by the host and her daughter who are a nice example of Icelandic hospitality. Feel free to plop on the couch and stand for hours in the balcony without worrying about being disturbed. Share the house with Icelanders and experience the capital region like a local! Your little room offers an antique bed as the stellar attraction. It is cozy, comfy with neat and crisp white bed linens. That huge window brings you a new treat every day with the spectacular clouds transforming into a new painting from time to time. It also looks right onto the coast and the sea with the quiet street in the middle. The kitchen is nice and well equipped with everything required for a coffee or a quick meal, only if you will have time and desire to cook. Laugardalslaug, the Olympic size swimming pool in the neighborhood is five minutes’ walk from the apartment and has soothing hot tubs and steam baths. Don’t you miss that!
This was a great place to stay. Guðrún was very accommodating and friendly. We even saw the Northern Lights from the bedroom window the night we stayed. Vanessa
Room with a view to the ocean
Price: from 79 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Access: It is easy to come from KEF airport with the Flybus to Cabin hotel and from there it is a short walk to the apartment.
Room with a view to the oceanReykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
Enjoy the Icelandic hospitality and come back for more
Once in Iceland, you will experience small acts of kindness anywhere you go. Iceland is breathtakingly beautiful and so are her people. These Airbnbs in Iceland will help you live like a local. Definitely visit the unique country of ice and fire again and keep visiting until you find the most fitting words to describe aurora borealis.
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