21 Best Airbnbs In Iceland - Updated 2024

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Take a break and enjoy the majestic Icelandic landscape. 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. Iceland also offers plenty of accommodations during your stay, ranging from hotels with hot tub to the best farm stays. 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 need a budget-friendly accommodation, check out the best Airbnbs in Iceland, below.

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 05, 2024.

1. Unique architectural house with stunning views (from USD 183)

Nestled in a private neighborhood, this distinctive architectural house boasts a serene ambiance and mesmerizing views of Akureyri. The apartment’s charming features include a cozy loft with a double bed, a well-appointed living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a modern bathroom for ultimate comfort. Guests can easily stay connected with free internet access and enjoy the convenience of hassle-free parking, making it perfect for travelers with their own vehicle.

Beyond the comforts of the house, the location offers a seamless exploration of Akureyri’s abundant attractions, from invigorating hikes to thrilling horseback riding, exhilarating skiing, and captivating whale watching experiences. With an array of amenities and nearby activities to indulge in, guests are assured of an unforgettable and delightful stay in this idyllic setting.

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Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
210.62 km (130.9 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
714 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view and lovely apartment
the view and apartment were excellent
modern apartment with amazing view
amazing stay fantastic view and comfortable bed
this apartment is absolutely beautiful amazing views and interior
Cleanliness:
large clean and comfortable apartment
the house was clean with modern interiors
it is clean stylish and easy to locate
inga's apartment is clean and cosy
the apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures - clean and well equipped
Host:
inga was very helpful in directing us to her lovely apartment
pétur was very responsive and friendly
mirra was helpful with the directions to her apartment
we can’t thank the host enough for the fantastic memories our family have to take home
petur was helpful and easy to communicate with
Location:
very close to city center by car but peaceful
an amazingly beautiful location and still very convenient if you want to go into town
really love petur's place for the secluded location (but not too far from town area too)
great location to have the akureyri city view
access to the town is excellent as well as day trips to places like lake mvatyn
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2. Secluded cozy cabin (from USD 197)

Escape to this secluded vacation cabin, perfect for a family of four. With one bedroom and a sleeping loft, it provides a cozy retreat. The cabin offers essential comforts such as a fully functional kitchen equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, and coffee maker. Stay connected with unrestricted internet access and enjoy peaceful nights with cozy bedding provided.

Revel in the stunning lake views and take advantage of the cabin’s close proximity to town amenities, including a grocery store, restaurants, and liquor store. This getaway also serves as an ideal starting point for exploring Iceland’s South Coast, with easy access to places such as Fjarárgljúfur, Skaftafell National Park, and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland
157.96 km (98.2 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
263 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodation is very cozy with a beautiful view of the lake
we had everything we needed - a fully equipped kitchen comfortable beds extremely comfy living room
we were fortunate enough to admire auroras every single night from the sofa and from the bed
we really enjoyed our cozy stay at the cottage the communication was easy and helpful
comfortable beds and well-equipped cabin
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet area
it was just a pleasure staying there the place was also very clean
Host:
responsive host and helpful
the hosts were extremely helpful and kind
fridrik is also the most helpful host
our host was very responsive and proactive when the road up to the cabin needed the be plowed
fridrik was a very responsive and nice host to deal with
Location:
the location is very beautiful near the lake
super cute cottage in a great location
lovely location on the lake
absolutely incredible location and the cabin is perfect
nice location for south coast activities nice options close by in town
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3. Modern studio perfect for small groups in Reykjavik (from USD 197)

This accommodation in Reykjavik comes with three beds, so it can comfortably sleep around five people. If you’re traveling with a baby, you can request a crib. This rental is best suited for small groups, such as families and friend hangouts. You can also find a complete kitchen and a cozy living room with high-definition television and a PlayStation 4 console. WiFi access is also available here, so you can stream movies or work with ease.

This rental is right on Main Street, so you’re in the absolute center of the city. For this reason, you shouldn’t miss the chance to indulge in the local food scene or visit a few beloved attractions. A few landmarks that might pique your interest include Sun Voyager, Hallgrímskirkja, and the Harpa concert hall.

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Reykjavík, Iceland
44.0 km (27.4 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
432 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment would be comfortable for up to 4 persons with a nice pull-out couch
bed was cool the ones where you can sit up and adjust each side
beautiful & spacious apartment - the pictures are quite accurate
we also loved the towel warmer in the bathroom
great and comfortable the bed was awesome would definitely book again when we come back :)
Cleanliness:
very clean fantastic design and arni and siggy are very responsive
very clean and in the heart of reykjavik
the place is super clean as well and so cozy
my husband loved the bed features and everything was clean spacious and comfortable
it is a modern clean and functional airbnb
Host:
the hosts were incredibly helpful and attentive
beautiful place to stay and the host is always available to answer any questions
the host was very accommodating; we would definitely stay again
the host is very helpful in directing where to best park your car
arni and siggi were amazing hosts
Location:
great place to stay downtown within walking distance of everything
right on the main strip and walking distance to all the reykjavík attractions
great location with tons of stuff to walk to just outside your door
a great location that is truly in the center of everything
really great place in the perfect location
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4. Glass cottage in the middle of a dessert in Hella (from USD 763)

Want to stay somewhere unique when you visit Iceland? Then you should check out this glass cottage in Iceland because it will absolutely blow you away.

This tiny home is in the middle of a desert and is made entirely of glass. The whole space will be flooded with light every morning, and you’ll have a stunning view around you. Even better, you’ll also get to enjoy the northern lights without obstruction at night.

Another great thing about this rental is that it’s wonderfully furnished. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals, and you can also find a dedicated workspace and WiFi access. There’s also a private hot tub outside where you can soak while cherishing the view.

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Hella, Iceland
60.35 km (37.5 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
284 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ari has a fully functional kitchen with wonderful coffee
all that said the cabin is beautifully appointed well stocked and comfortable
the bathroom the kitchen and each space in this little and cute cottage are about details
we had overcast weather the first two days which actually made for a more comfortable stay
if you are lucky you can watch the northern lights straight from the bed
Cleanliness:
beautiful house everything was very clean we enjoyed it very much
the place was as described clean and neat and ari's communication was great
Host:
host ari was really friendly and made us feel at home
ari is a great host & easy to communicate with
a great host and a great stay we enjoyed every second of it
ari is very friendly and helpful man
Location:
beautiful location and ari was very helpful
it worth every peny:) perfect location for calm and observation of northren lights
the place is cosy but has space to dine and a decent well stocked kitchen
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5. Cozy apartment in the heart of Reykjavik (from USD 148)

At 65 square meters (699.65 square feet), this apartment is spacious enough for three to four people. The bedroom has a king-size bed, while the living room has a sofa bed that can sleep two more people. There’s also an open floor plan that features the complete kitchen and living room, so you can easily prepare meals while chatting with your companions sitting on the couch and watching something on the 42-in television.

If you’re not in the mood to eat, you don’t have to worry because this rental is in the heart of the city, which means many trendy restaurants are nearby. So, you shouldn’t miss the chance to head out and try the delicious local dishes.

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Reykjavík, Iceland
44.37 km (27.6 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
267 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
couch was particularly comfortable
nice small apartment - directly in the centre of reykjavik
modern nicely laid out and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
super clean some space
it was very clean and cozy
very clean super roomy and very modern
the place is very clean and spacious
nice and clean apartment quite
Host:
the host is very responsive
karen is a kind and helpful host
karen is an amazing host very kind and responsive
karen was also super nice with helpful recommendations
everything was as expected the location is primo and karen is a wonderful host
Location:
nice location close to the bus terminal
the location is superb
great location in walking distance to the city center
easy walking distance to centre sights bus station and transfers
great central place to stay
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6. Bright and airy studio perfect for solo travelers and couples in Reykjavik (from USD 193)

This studio for rent in Reykjavik may only have 30 square meters (322.92 square feet) of space, but it’s still equipped well enough to accommodate up to two people. The bedroom has a plush queen-size bed, and you can request a crib if you’re traveling with a baby. The kitchen has all the essential cookware, allowing you to prepare all the delicious dishes you want. There’s no television, but there is WiFi access, so you can still stream movies and shows on your phone or laptop.

If you’re bringing a car, you’ll be delighted to know there’s free public parking across the street.

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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
45.08 km (28.1 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
909 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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7. Tastefully furnished apartment with a beautiful view in Vaðlaheiði (from USD 161)

This apartment features one queen-size bed inside, so it can comfortably sleep one or two people. There’s a modern kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to prepare delicious meals, as well as a living area with a television. Since WiFi access is available, you’re free to connect to your preferred streaming site and pick a fun movie or show to watch.

Outside, you can find a porch where you can lounge after a long day. This rental boasts stunning views of nature, so you’ll definitely want to sit outside and just enjoy the scenery while sipping a cup of coffee or tea. If you’re bringing a car to your Iceland vacation, you’ll be happy to know there’s free parking on the premises.

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Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
210.32 km (130.7 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
781 reviews   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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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8. Contemporary cottage in a serene setting in Hvolsvöllur (from USD 396)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature when you stay at this home rental in Iceland. You can go on a hiking trip to explore the south coast of Iceland. You never know what natural gems you’re going to discover — one of them is definitely the gorgeous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Then, at night, camp outside to watch the aurora borealis lighting up the sky.

When you’re done for the day, head back inside to relax. Snuggle on the couch and watch something on the flat-screen television. If you’re hungry, feel free to whip up a light meal in the kitchenette. Then, plop down in one of the bedrooms and get a good night’s sleep.

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Hvolsvöllur , Iceland
92.67 km (57.6 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
1132 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy cabin with a great view
yummy tea and coffee netflix etc very nice little touches and beautiful aesthetics and comfortable beds
it was also great to have the kitchen b/c we saved by cooking there
i recommend bringing your own food anyway as they have a fully equipped kitchen in the cabin
Cleanliness:
the place was clean & pretty cozy
amazing place extremely clean very beautiful
the place was modern ultra clean so cozy and just great overall
had a great stay here the apartment was beautiful clean and in such a great location
very clean up to date and had everything we needed for our short stay
Host:
the host was also very responsive to a few questions we had
the host was very attentive and was easy to get a hold of
super cute and clean place the hosts were quick to respond and overall the experience was great
Location:
great location and privacy
wonderful location two incredible waterfalls nearby
it is in a wonderful location -- just a 3 minute drive from seljalandsfoss
it’s a perfect location close to the falls and easy to get to
beautiful location to try to see an aurora
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9. Little house with views of the mountain and Old Harbor (from USD 139)

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

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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
44.62 km (27.8 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
440 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we took complete advantage of the small kitchenette area and enjoyed our coffee and breakfast each morning
the living room furnishings were comfortable and offered a welcome respite following our travels around the area
we had a lovely stay at thorhallur’s apartment
the bathroom is extra special
warm and cosy with a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
overall very clean and comfortable
we had a fantastic stay here the apartment is clean cozy and homey
the unit itself is very clean and the bed was comfortable
place was spotless and was very relaxing coming back to after full days of sightseeing
the space was cozy and very clean
Host:
the host was so kind and generous
they were very responsive as well great hosts
the hosts were very kind and communicated promptly
highly recommend lovely hosts 10/10
brynja was a gracious host
Location:
perfect location and walking distance to everywhere
great place in a great location
the location is a 5 minute walk right into the heart of the city which was perfect
the busy shopping area is an easy walk
the location of thorhallur’s place is perfect
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10. Icelandic wooden house in Reykjavík (from 72 USD)

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
The small kitchen and dining area is good enough to start your day with a delicious oatmeal breakfast with friends and fellow travelers. Have interesting conversations and rush out to catch all the action!

Beautiful Bergstaðastræti

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

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11. Spacious and lovely apartment by the sea (from USD 175)

Living Room
Source: Airbnb

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!

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Reykjavík, Iceland
45.92 km (28.6 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
1037 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also i liked stable wifi connection and apple tv
great heating in the rooms and toilet
the kitchen was very well equipped and had a variety of sauces
we were pleasantly surprised by this as the apartment looks much better than on photos
the apartment was a perfect size and space very convenient to downtown
Cleanliness:
nice clean apartment with some special touches
very spacious and clean apartment
everything was tidy and clean
a cozy and very clean home in iceland
the place is clean and well maintained
Host:
solla was a wonderful host
solla was an amazing host
solla is a great host
solla and gunnar were wonderful hosts
great hospitality cheery and helpful
Location:
great location and easy parking
the location is good and very close to the main streets of the city
excellent location and beautiful house
loved the location and well equipped space
close to the sea better to take a walk
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12. Comfy apartment in a peaceful town (from USD 111)

Enjoy the peaceful family town of Seltjarnarnes in this one-bedroom apartment for four. This rental contains amenities that are sure to give you a comfortable time throughout your stay, from the fully stocked kitchen to the comfy double beds in the bedroom.

There is a heated swimming pool that is only a five-minute walk away as well as other necessities like a grocery store, restaurants, local hot springs, and many more. The home is only a 30-minute walk from the center of Reykjavík where you can find and enjoy many shops, restaurants, and attractions.

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Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
46.5 km (28.9 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
212 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free street parking full kitchenette bedroom and bathroom (with washer)
it’s a very well designed comfortable space that has everything you need
the apt was cozy cute and had all the necessities for a cost-conscious trip
everything you need for a comfortable stay away from the main drag in town
the place has great amenities- a drying rack stove/oven microwave fridge nice bed and beer/wine opener
Cleanliness:
the space was spotless with plenty of thoughtful touches
the apartment is exactly what you see in the pictures very clean and spacious
this apartment was fantastic--small but perfect for two people super clean and really comfortable
it is very warm clean and cozy and anna is very helpful and responsive
cute clean and very responsive hosts
Host:
anna was a wonderful host and provided great recommendations
anna was a fantastic host would definitely return
anna is very an accommodating and helpful host and quickly responded to any questions/requests
anna was a wonderful host and was warm and welcoming
before the trip anna was promptly responsive to all of my questions
Location:
the location is great as it is walking distance to a supermarket
the location is great and very close the local pool
the neighborhood is gorgeous and they're conveniently located close to a market and the bus stop
this place was great great location that is close to so much
a comfortable and attractive apartment close to reykjavik
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13. Well-furnished flat with mountain views (from USD 133)

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.

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Reykjavík, Iceland
35.77 km (22.3 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
439 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views outside the apartment were breathtaking
amazing apartment with a great view
the view from the apartment is stunning and thordis is a lovely host
the studio features some great space-saving ideas and has a full kitchen including oven and microwave
the space is compact but tasteful always warm and the bed is very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place itself was clean and really comfortable
it was tidy clean and extremely well organized
it was comfortable clean and quiet
clean well stocked quiet and a great property
the space was very clean and you have everything you need
Host:
host is super helpful with lightening fast responses
thordis is a wonderful host
thordis was an amazing host
she answers quickly and was helpful with any questions we had
thordis was a fantastic host and very helpful
Location:
lovely location beautiful landscape and 15 min drive to downtown reykjavík
the location was perfect for us
place was amazing and located on a beautiful area
it’s also close to the airport so this was a truly great location to unwind and relax
we loved the location and had a wonderful time
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14. Three-bedroom apartment with a large swimming pool (from USD 187)

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.

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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
39.33 km (24.5 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
187 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and complete
furnishing is very tasteful and both tv and wifi were great
good beds nice kitchen functional washer and dryer and easy free parking
lovely apartment filled with useful amenities for travellers - this made 5 incredibly unprepared students prepared
washer and dryer in the apartment were super convenient
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and nicely furnished
it was very clean
the place was clean and tidey
it's very clean and comfortable
it is very modern clean and toasty warm
Host:
aron was a great host
aron is a good host
aaron is a fantastic host
great host always on hand to help
great stay and great host
Location:
great location and space
close to transport and an easy trip to the centre the location is great
very nice super convenient location
location is perfect only few minutes away from the center
perfect location just 10+ minutes outside reykjavik
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15. Forest cabin with views of the northern lights (from USD 121)

Experience the magic of Iceland and book a stay in this cozy cabin nestled amidst the woods 45 minutes from Reykjavik. This 35-square-meter (376-square-foot) Airbnb has two bedrooms and six beds perfect for six guests. It also features a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and bathroom essentials. To keep you warm, the house is equipped with a heater and a fireplace. A hot tub is set on the porch so you can enjoy an evening soak while admiring the northern lights.

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Selfoss, Suðurland, Iceland
30.87 km (19.2 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
297 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi connection with netflix etc on tv
netflix and wifi both worked perfectly
the living space is comfortable with lots of light
kitchen is perfect with two spacious fridges + a freezer
very comfortable beds and an enjoyable stay all around
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean and everything worked well
everything very clean and cute
lovely place clean and comfortable
it was very clean and had all the essentials you might need
clean comfortable and warm it had everything we needed
Host:
host was very helpful
alli is a great host and makes you feel very welcome
our host promptly responded to our questions and the self check in was super easy and convenient
alli and helga were fantastic hosts very helpful and informative
house was great and he was fantastic host
Location:
great central location for the golden circle
perfect location and not too far from selfoss town
the location was great you are near sellfoss for restaurants 30 minutes from gullfoss and the geysir
very cozy and great location
fantastic location and easy to find
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16. Rooftop spa, private bath in downtown 2

Room
Source: Airbnb

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.

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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
44.54 km (27.7 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
705 reviews  
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked great in room number 2
we loved having the balcony in our room to enjoy the crisp night air
we loved the hot tub on the roof and the balcony off of our room
we loved that we had a room with a private balcony
clean room with private fridge and balcony few steps from downtime
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable and quiet
room was super clean and warm
room was clean and bed was comfortable
room is a good size clean and as advertised
the room was very clean and decorated nicely
Host:
hosts were very responsive to questions
the host was very helpful and communicative
hosts were responsive and helpful
the hosts were lovely and extremely accommodating
the host nina is kind and responsive
Location:
fantastic location at 5 mins walk to bsi bus terminal
great location next to bsi bus terminal
great walkable location but still private
very conveniently located - in easy walking distance to bsi bus station and the city center
great location and quiet neighbourhood
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17. Downtown room with ocean views

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

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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
44.91 km (28.0 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
453 reviews  
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment was wonderful
tall people can’t really fit in the shower
beautiful room with everything we needed for our stay
a very hospitable host offering a good sized room with a cozy bed fast wifi and convenient parking
we had a comfortable stay at this charming apartment
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and the bed very confortable
the room was clean and the bed was comfortable
the room is so clean and nice
the space is very nice and was very clean
the place was very cosy very clean
Host:
kind hostess ready to give advice
she was very kind and helpful
very friendly reception of the quests
thorunn was an outstanding host
very nice and host who made us pie and gave us local advice
Location:
super close walk to downtown
the location is good
the location is great
amazing location in reykjavík only a 2 minute walk to the centre
it is a good location to walk downtown for restaurants and shopping
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18. Private room in a restored 100-year-old guesthouse

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.

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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
44.51 km (27.7 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
259 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities and kitchen space
kitchen is also open for communal use and nice touches like tea and coffee are available
beds were very comfortable
comfortable beds and spacious rooms with everything we needed
keep in mind that the house is quite old and sound travels easily between rooms
Cleanliness:
cleanliness: sparkling cleanrooms and facilities
it was very clean and comfortable
this private room was clean and spacious
the place was very clean and warm in the winter
the whole place was spotlessly clean and our room was very warm and welcoming
Host:
hosts are professional and responsive
hosts are very friendly and helpful
runar was such a great host and made us feel right at home
the house is absolutely adorable and incredible care is shown by the owner
friendly other guests and tons of provisions left behind by other guests to share
Location:
great location in walking distance from the city center
the location was fantastic
great location and beautiful house
this is a great location just a two minute walk from bus stop 1 - city hall
great place in a great location
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19. Watch the Northern Lights from the balcony

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.

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Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
41.65 km (25.9 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
60 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

20. Cozy one-bedroom apartment in downtown Reykjavik

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!

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Reykjavík, Iceland
43.49 km (27.1 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
100 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

21. Room in a fishing village with a hot tub

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
Help yourself to milk, cereal, cheese, coffee, and an impressive spread of breads, jams and spices that are available for the guests to use. You can also choose to make a meal for yourself anytime you like in the kitchen. A delicious and full-fledged breakfast is also offered in the morning by the host family. Doesn’t that look like a lovely place to eat and chat? Bring on the sunshine! A hot tub to end your day after a long drive is a surprise treat in the property. The front porch also has seating arrangement to sit and enjoy a drink if you are not in a mood for a bath.

Single/Twin room near the airport

Address: Reykjanes

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

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Gardur, Reykjanes, Iceland
80.16 km (49.9 mi) from Thingvellir National Park
207 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we hadn't expected breakfast which was a lovely treat
there were two bathrooms free parking and free wifi
they also have super comfy robes in all of the rooms
free wifi and parking is also a great bonus thanks for everything and the friendly atmosphere
the perfect place for the last night in iceland our hosts knew exactly how to make us comfortable
Cleanliness:
super clean and nice house
it was very clean with comfortable beds and plenty of towels and bathroom products
the place was very clean and warm
the place was very clean and tidy with fresh towels and linens
all was clean and the breakfast realy good
Host:
hosts were attentive and kind
they were perfect hosts
linda is an amazing host
the owner is very friendly
our host was very friendly and provided us with everything we needed
Location:
great location not far from the airport
great location about 20 minutes from the airport
great location near the airport
great stay close to the airport
great location near the airport
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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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Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Iceland

1. Which Airbnbs in Iceland are suitable for couples?

If you are looking for Airbnbs in Iceland that are suitable for couples on a romantic getaway, a few options to consider are this bright and airy studio perfect for solo travelers and couples in Reykjavik and this tastefully furnished apartment with a beautiful view in Vaðlaheiði.

2. Which Airbnbs in Iceland have parking?

Looking for Airbnbs in Iceland that offers convenient parking options? Look no further. Some of the Airbnbs that offer parking are this unique architectural house with stunning views, this secluded cozy cabin, this glass cottage in the middle of a dessert in Hella and this contemporary cottage in a serene setting in Hvolsvöllur.

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