10 Best Farm Stays In Iceland - Updated 2023


Tired of the same old routine holiday? Take your Icelandic adventure up a notch, do away with hotels and get yourself a farm holiday. Peel yourself away from city life and go on the farm holiday you deserve. With a population of less than 370,000, submerge into a peaceful world like no other. Get a taste of the Icelandic countryside at a farm stay. Situated against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes, get ready to wake up to some of the best views Iceland has to offer. With an incredible selection of fantastic farm stays, you are bound to find just what you are looking for. Check out this list of the best farm stays in Iceland!

1. Cosy farm stay perfect for animal lovers (from USD 173)

If you and your loved ones are animal lovers, this farm stay is the perfect one. With goats, horses, dogs and cats, dive into the countryside life here. In this cosy farm stay, you will find everything you may need for your holiday. While experiencing the Icelandic countryside first hand, whip up your Icelandic meals with the stove provided. This cottage also comes with a fridge and microwave, so making meals and storing them will be a breeze. Measuring 25.5 square metres (274 square foot), this humble abode is perfect for couples.

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

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were spectacular and we enjoyed having breakfast and taking them in from our porch every morning
there was everything necessary in the kitchen and the room was too warm and the interior was pretty
the view from the bed is amazing too
beautiful cozy green cabin views cannot be beat
comfortable home and an amazing view to spend the night with your loved ones
everything clean and tidy
it's really clean and cozy
it is very clean and well equipped
the guesthouse was very clean and was well equipped with everything we needed
our cottage was perfectly clean and had personal touches
the hosts are very friendly
quick responses very friendly and inviting
anna and óli are wonderful hosts and always happy to see you
anna and oli is a super nice and friendly host
very relaxing anna and óli are the best hosts ever
beautiful location very cosy cabin
a cosy cabin in a picturesque location
amazing value for this location
a fantastic location in a fantastic country
a prime location for nature lovers
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2. Private accommodation for an isolated getaway (from USD 170)

Fancy a romantic getaway with your partner? This farm stay is ideal for newlyweds and couples looking to be whisked away to the Icelandic countryside and enjoy splendid isolation. Spend quality time exploring Iceland and come home to this cosy cottage measuring 25 square metres (274 square feet). This well-equipped home was built in 2017 and comes with a stove, fridge, microwave and more, making daily necessities provided for. Doing laundry will be a breeze as this accommodation provides a washing machine and dryer. Experience the farm life and meet the animals in the surrounding vicinity. What better way to dive into the countryside in Iceland than to live near farm animals?

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

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views cute and comfortable
fantastic location loved the view from the room (direct view of kirkjufell)
cozy and warm cabin with a great view of kirkjufell right from the window
great bed and shower the views over kirkjufell mountain are extraordinary
beautiful place super cozy with a great view
everything was clean and comfortable
it was very clean and cosy
so clean and had everything we needed
the space is clean bright and perfectly furnished
what a spectacular night everything was clean and as advertised
anna and oli were great hosts
great host; provide detailed directions and information
host was very friendly as well
host was friendly came to greet us
anna and óli are very sweet gracious hosts
fantastic cabin and gorgeous location
this place is amazing such a cute cabin in an incredible location
great place and stunning location
easy to find absolutely great location
amazing location perfect cabin wish we could’ve stayed longer highly recommend
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3. Spacious home for large groups (from USD 148)

Travelling in large groups can make the search for suitable accommodation a chore. However, put your mind at ease with this excellent choice. With three floors, there is bound to be enough space for everyone in this home. This accommodation provides four bedrooms and can house up to eight people. The second floor of this place comes with a living room, kitchen, a couch and television. After a day of adventure exploring Iceland, come home to cook the family’s favourite meals. Gather around with your loved ones in the living room and make great memories on the farm. A washing machine and dryer is provided, making laundry a breeze. On the farm, be sure to look out for the cows and horses, as you truly live up to the experience of a farm stay in Iceland.

Auðsholt 2
Flúðir, Iceland
352 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an absolutely lovely very spacious apartment with hot tub and excellent amenities
plenty of space very comfortable beds and nice kitchen
the kitchen was a good size the washer and dryer worked well and the hot tub was available
the house is brand new with 4 bedrooms a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge all beautifully furnished
beautiful house with a lot of space and a hot pool on the terrace
everything was clean and tidy
huge house with super clean everything
the house was clean and cozy
it was very clean and had everything we needed
the house was lovely and clean and very warm
bjarney was a great host
friendly host and beautiful place
bjarney is such a great host very friendly and responsive
met the host and he was really kind
bjarney and ninni are great hosts
perfect location for our travels
great location away from the city lights for viewing aurora
very nice space and location
great location for you to visit the golden circle attractions
we can really recommend this location to visit the geysir area thingvellir national park or the hekla
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4. Homely abode ideal for nature enthusiasts (from USD 86)

Situated on a farm in North-West Iceland, get a load of nature in this beautiful one-bedroom house. Excellent for couples or small groups, this well-equipped accommodation comes with everything you might need. Try your hand at cooking local food in the fully equipped kitchen here. This place is a fantastic choice for nature lovers who are also interested in physical activity, with hiking, riding and river rafting. On this farm, you can find up to 550 sheep, 60 horses, 20 chickens and many more animals. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of horses prancing on the field, and the beautiful Icelandic mountains just right outside your window.

Cozy getaway on a farm
345 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and very cozy cabin
absolutely lovely place with a gorgeous view over the mountains and comfortable beds
the farm is situated close to the fantastic town of sauðárkrókur as well as the grettislaug pools
the farm is situated close to the fantastic town of sauðárkrókur as well as the grettislaug pools
really beautiful and comfortable cottage
the cabin was very clean and cozy
the house was clean cozy and comfortable
it was very clean and is very well equipped
sparkling clean with super comfortable mattress
clean farm is charming and dogs super friendly
friendly host and felt like home
the host was very friendly
the host was super friendly and attentive
friendly family and their dogs welcoming us on their farm
super sweet dogs lovely farmland wonderful hosts
the location was beautiful
beautiful location and great place to stay
absolutely beautiful location wish i could stay there for longer
great place to stay good location and had everything we needed
a lovely private cabin in a beautiful location
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5. Rustic cabin with picturesque views (from USD 148)

An Icelandic trip would not be complete without a full view of the northern lights. With gorgeous views one could get here, this cabin becomes the ideal choice for a farm stay in Iceland. Set against beautiful sceneries of Iceland, indulge in the sights and sounds of the Icelandic countryside. Wake up to vast green fields with horses prancing around and mountains on the horizon with clouds wrapped around them. This cabin is perfect for small groups friends and is able to accommodate up to four people. If you are looking for cosy accommodation during your Icelandic adventure, this is a great choice. Soak up the absolutely gorgeous views this farm stay has to offer and get in touch with nature.

Rustic Cabin with a View
Húnavatnshreppur, Iceland
453 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view cozy cabin
cozy cabin with a beautiful view of the river and mountains
super charming and stylish cottage the view from the window is breathtaking and better than any tv
this place has stunning views from a large window and was very cozy
very comfortable accommodations inside and thoughtful deck outside
very nice and clean stay
so nicely done very clean and modern
small but incredibly clean the bathroom was also huge
líney's place is spotless and peaceful
it is stylish sparkling clean and best surroundings
liney was a wonderful host
liney is a wonderful host really charming and will answer your questions in a very short time
is a bit bigger than i expected wonderful hosts
liney was very responsive even when i was checking things late at night
unfortunately we arrived very late in the evening but the hosts provided for easy check in
super amazing place and location
great location to stop while driving the ring
location is great too as it is near the ring road
the location is private remote and full of breathtaking imagery
lovely place at an outstanding location
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6. Breezy home located by the sea (from USD 195)

This house is excellent for those looking to get away from the cacophony a city could produce. Sat on the shore, get front row seats to the aurora borealis if you are visiting from October through March. As this home is located a distance away from any light, rest assured that no light pollution would disrupt your viewing of the northern lights. If you are travelling to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland, this is an ideal location for your accommodation. Up to nine guests can be housed in this roomy abode. Let the breeze hit your face from every corner and breathe in the fresh and crisp air. Experience the Icelandic countryside and look out for the animals in the surrounding vicinity.

House by the ocean. Hot tub and a mountain view.
Borgarnes, West, Iceland
383 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 10 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful place wifi did not work though
the house is comfortable with complete kitchen amenities
we loved the views and all the room in the house
kitchen is huge and has an amazing view too
loved the living room area too - perfect for lounging with friends/having dinner
everything was clean and comfortable
it was clean and organized
nokkvi's place is clean and spacious
the place was clean and with everything we need
the house is very clean and well equipped
thanks to the owner
the host is excellent at communicating and responds promptly
host is patient and super helpful
easy to communicate with the owner and the place was amazing
it was just wonderful and the hosts were so welcoming and checked we were enjoying our stay
great location isolated from everyone
great location and a comfortable house
great guest house in a quiet location
long gravel driveway but house and location to peninsula were great
the location is best when traveling to the snaefellsnes peninsula area
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7. Charming guesthouse with plenty of farm life (from USD 264)

In this roomy home, indulge in scenic views of volcano Hekla and Icelandic mountains, set against the backdrop of the countryside. With 11 beds and 2 bathrooms, there is plenty of space for large groups. This guesthouse comes well-equipped with everything you might need for your vacation. In the kitchen, prepare your own meals with the stove, oven and utensils provided. This accommodation comes with central heating and hot water, and the basic necessities to make your trip easy and comfortable. Look out for the interesting architecture of this house as its design is inspired by Viking houses in the olden days!

Hekluhestar guesthouse Austvaðsholti
Hella, Southern Region, Iceland
254 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 11 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a loft and two private rooms seemed like a good place for a larger group retreat
cooking facilities authentic building and lovely and warm
very beautiful and unique home in the countryside tons of space and beds plus additional bathrooms in another building
was great seeing the animals and also had some eggs for breakfast from the chickens
bathrooms can be better though
the house was clean and tidy
the house is really big and everything is clean
fantistic place with it 's dreamy turf roof clean and tidy
clean simple but beautiful house that has everything you need
very comfortable beautiful and clean
the hosts are wonderful people who were extremely welcoming
the hosts are really nice and welcoming
the hosts could not have been more kind and hospital
host and house was amazing
lots of beds and the host is great
excellent facilities location and everything
the location and space was great
a very nice place to get away from everything
it was a beautiful area in a beautiful location and a very comfortable house
the place was great but the highlight was the two cute dogs
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8. Snug house perfect for deep relaxation (from USD 101)

With a fully equipped kitchen that is shared, cook your favourite meals. After a long day of making great memories on your Iceland adventures, hop into this farm’s shower house and hot tub to relax and unwind. Take your farm holiday to the next level with this accommodation’s sleeping barrels. With friendly animals including sheep, horses and ducks, get an authentic farm experience in this lovely abode. Make this home your home base during your Iceland vacation, with the country’s capital Reykjavík located less than an hour away!

Ásahraun 3. beautiful cottage 10 km from Selfoss.
Selfoss, Iceland
190 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself was the perfect amount of space for two people and so cozy
we were so comfortable and slept so well and enjoyed meeting torfi and his dogs
the beds were comfy and the shower house was great
adorable and most of all comfortable accommodations a beautiful and private rural setting
the beds were like clouds so comfortable and cozy we slept until sunrise
the shower was clean and relaxing
the cabins are spotlessly clean thoughtfully designed and well equipped
amazing stay very clean
her place was clean unique and cozy
súsanna’s place was adorable extremely clean and cozy
lovely surroundings and great hosts
torfi was a friendly and relaxed host
unique experience and nice host
torfi was a great host and very responsive giving advice on things to do in the area
torfi was such a thoughtful host and showed me around the farm and made my stay unforgettable
the location was good for exploring the golden circle and close to grocery shopping in selfoss
the location is just a few minute drive into selfoss which had cute little places to eat
great location to start your iceland journey
location was awesome the barrels are just as cute as you imagine
we had the best time staying at súsanna's place
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9. Roomy farm with plenty to explore (from USD 158)

This massive farm measures some 1200 hectares (2965 acres), giving guests plenty of space for walks to explore the area. However, be sure to avoid walking on the farm’s hay fields in the spring and summer, during harvest season. This accommodation comes with a kitchen fully stocked with all the utensils you need for cooking. If you fancy a barbeque, there is a grill provided. On cold nights, gather around the fireplace to warm up. After a long day in the sun, hop into the hot tub, but be sure to contact the owner to switch the heat on.

Cozy house by the sea, big garden and great view.
Hvammstangi, Northwest, Iceland
249 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's lots of space comfy beds and as lovely views as promised
comfortable and cozy house with great views
cozy farmhouse with beautiful views of the sea and sprawling fields
we had a lovely stay despite wet and windy weather the cottage was super cosy warm and comfortable
comfortable clean cozy house with great views good amenities
lots of towels were provided and the bathroom was very clean with a good shower
the kitchen was fully stocked and the house was clean and tidy
the house was spotless warm and had great wifi
the house is clean quiet located at the seaside and full of memories and history
we know the house is huge but it still needs to be clean
the hosts were kind enough to give the kids a tour of the farm
the host provided excellent information and was always available
very reactive and kind hosts
great host and a very amazing place
the milk host gave us was good enough
nice location for having a rest
the location provided a good place to stopover on our trip up north to hauganes
very calm and comfortable farmhouse close to the sea
nevertheless the location is pretty far from shops or supermarkets
great location and very authentic style
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10. Quaint farm stay perfect for two (from USD 147)

Situated at the heart of South Iceland, this splendidly isolated accommodation is a great location with picturesque views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Grab your breakfasts and dinners at the on-site restaurant here, where the food served is directly from the farm. Beyond this well-equipped lodging, go horseback riding as horse rental on site is made available during the summers. With a fantastic location, take day trips to nearby places of attraction, including Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. This cosy accommodation is ideal for couples wanting to spend quality time in nature.

Smáratún Family-Chalet
Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
207 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large kitchen amenities also available which was great beautiful views perfect for peace and quiet
lovely cozy cabin with a great view
super cozy tiny house in an idyllic landscape spectacular view to eyjafjallajökull from the porch
we even saw northern lights from the garden :) the communal kitchen has everything you need
wonderful chalets are small but cozy
place was very clean and modern
clean cozy chalet on a sheep farm
the cleanliness is outstanding as well
it is very clean and the are very helpful
the chalets are well appointed clean cozy and warm
staff hospitable and helpful
the staff was super friendly as well
great setting and kind hosts
arndis was really responsive and did so really quickly
franz the guy at reception was very welcoming and helpful
the location was amazing
great place and amazing location
this place was in a great location
fantastic chalets in a beautiful location
this place is worth a stop and is in a great location
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Farm stays - an excellent way to get inspired by Iceland

Beyond the northern lights and hot springs, that Iceland has to offer, dive into the Icelandic countryside and indulge in a farm stay. Through farm stays, find yourself at the epicentre of nature, waking up to gorgeous views. What are you waiting for? Live the country’s slogan and get inspired by Iceland.

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