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, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the views were spectacular and we enjoyed having breakfast and taking them in from our porch every morningthere was everything necessary in the kitchen and the room was too warm and the interior was prettythe view from the bed is amazing toobeautiful cozy green cabin views cannot be beatcomfortable home and an amazing view to spend the night with your loved ones
Cleanliness:everything clean and tidyit's really clean and cozyit is very clean and well equippedthe guesthouse was very clean and was well equipped with everything we neededour cottage was perfectly clean and had personal touches
Host:the hosts are very friendlyquick responses very friendly and invitinganna and óli are wonderful hosts and always happy to see youanna and oli is a super nice and friendly hostvery relaxing anna and óli are the best hosts everRead more reviews
Location:beautiful location very cosy cabina cosy cabin in a picturesque locationamazing value for this locationa fantastic location in a fantastic countrya prime location for nature lovers
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, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great views cute and comfortablefantastic location loved the view from the room (direct view of kirkjufell)cozy and warm cabin with a great view of kirkjufell right from the windowgreat bed and shower the views over kirkjufell mountain are extraordinarybeautiful place super cozy with a great view
Cleanliness:everything was clean and comfortableit was very clean and cosyso clean and had everything we neededthe space is clean bright and perfectly furnishedwhat a spectacular night everything was clean and as advertised
Host:anna and oli were great hostsgreat host; provide detailed directions and informationhost was very friendly as wellhost was friendly came to greet usanna and óli are very sweet gracious hostsRead more reviews
Location:fantastic cabin and gorgeous locationthis place is amazing such a cute cabin in an incredible locationgreat place and stunning locationeasy to find absolutely great locationamazing location perfect cabin wish we could’ve stayed longer highly recommend
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 2Flúðir, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:an absolutely lovely very spacious apartment with hot tub and excellent amenitiesplenty of space very comfortable beds and nice kitchenthe kitchen was a good size the washer and dryer worked well and the hot tub was availablethe house is brand new with 4 bedrooms a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge all beautifully furnishedbeautiful house with a lot of space and a hot pool on the terrace
Cleanliness:everything was clean and tidyhuge house with super clean everythingthe house was clean and cozyit was very clean and had everything we neededthe house was lovely and clean and very warm
Host:bjarney was a great hostfriendly host and beautiful placebjarney is such a great host very friendly and responsivemet the host and he was really kindbjarney and ninni are great hostsRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for our travelsgreat location away from the city lights for viewing auroravery nice space and locationgreat location for you to visit the golden circle attractionswe can really recommend this location to visit the geysir area thingvellir national park or the hekla
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 farmIcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beautiful view and very cozy cabinabsolutely lovely place with a gorgeous view over the mountains and comfortable bedsthe farm is situated close to the fantastic town of sauðárkrókur as well as the grettislaug poolsthe farm is situated close to the fantastic town of sauðárkrókur as well as the grettislaug poolsreally beautiful and comfortable cottage
Cleanliness:the cabin was very clean and cozythe house was clean cozy and comfortableit was very clean and is very well equippedsparkling clean with super comfortable mattressclean farm is charming and dogs super friendly
Host:friendly host and felt like homethe host was very friendlythe host was super friendly and attentivefriendly family and their dogs welcoming us on their farmsuper sweet dogs lovely farmland wonderful hostsRead more reviews
Location:the location was beautifulbeautiful location and great place to stayabsolutely beautiful location wish i could stay there for longergreat place to stay good location and had everything we neededa lovely private cabin in a beautiful location
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 ViewHúnavatnshreppur, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:great view cozy cabincozy cabin with a beautiful view of the river and mountainssuper charming and stylish cottage the view from the window is breathtaking and better than any tvthis place has stunning views from a large window and was very cozyvery comfortable accommodations inside and thoughtful deck outside
Cleanliness:very nice and clean stayso nicely done very clean and modernsmall but incredibly clean the bathroom was also hugelíney's place is spotless and peacefulit is stylish sparkling clean and best surroundings
Host:liney was a wonderful hostliney is a wonderful host really charming and will answer your questions in a very short timeis a bit bigger than i expected wonderful hostsliney was very responsive even when i was checking things late at nightunfortunately we arrived very late in the evening but the hosts provided for easy check inRead more reviews
Location:super amazing place and locationgreat location to stop while driving the ringlocation is great too as it is near the ring roadthe location is private remote and full of breathtaking imagerylovely place at an outstanding location
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, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beautiful place wifi did not work thoughthe house is comfortable with complete kitchen amenitieswe loved the views and all the room in the housekitchen is huge and has an amazing view tooloved the living room area too - perfect for lounging with friends/having dinner
Cleanliness:everything was clean and comfortableit was clean and organizednokkvi's place is clean and spaciousthe place was clean and with everything we needthe house is very clean and well equipped
Host:thanks to the ownerthe host is excellent at communicating and responds promptlyhost is patient and super helpfuleasy to communicate with the owner and the place was amazingit was just wonderful and the hosts were so welcoming and checked we were enjoying our stayRead more reviews
Location:great location isolated from everyonegreat location and a comfortable housegreat guest house in a quiet locationlong gravel driveway but house and location to peninsula were greatthe location is best when traveling to the snaefellsnes peninsula area
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 AustvaðsholtiHella, Southern Region, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:had a loft and two private rooms seemed like a good place for a larger group retreatcooking facilities authentic building and lovely and warmvery beautiful and unique home in the countryside tons of space and beds plus additional bathrooms in another buildingwas great seeing the animals and also had some eggs for breakfast from the chickensbathrooms can be better though
Cleanliness:the house was clean and tidythe house is really big and everything is cleanfantistic place with it 's dreamy turf roof clean and tidyclean simple but beautiful house that has everything you needvery comfortable beautiful and clean
Host:the hosts are wonderful people who were extremely welcomingthe hosts are really nice and welcomingthe hosts could not have been more kind and hospitalhost and house was amazinglots of beds and the host is greatRead more reviews
Location:excellent facilities location and everythingthe location and space was greata very nice place to get away from everythingit was a beautiful area in a beautiful location and a very comfortable housethe place was great but the highlight was the two cute dogs
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
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Amenities & Room:the cottage itself was the perfect amount of space for two people and so cozywe were so comfortable and slept so well and enjoyed meeting torfi and his dogsthe beds were comfy and the shower house was greatadorable and most of all comfortable accommodations a beautiful and private rural settingthe beds were like clouds so comfortable and cozy we slept until sunrise
Cleanliness:the shower was clean and relaxingthe cabins are spotlessly clean thoughtfully designed and well equippedamazing stay very cleanher place was clean unique and cozysúsanna’s place was adorable extremely clean and cozy
Host:lovely surroundings and great hoststorfi was a friendly and relaxed hostunique experience and nice hosttorfi was a great host and very responsive giving advice on things to do in the areatorfi was such a thoughtful host and showed me around the farm and made my stay unforgettableRead more reviews
Location:the location was good for exploring the golden circle and close to grocery shopping in selfossthe location is just a few minute drive into selfoss which had cute little places to eatgreat location to start your iceland journeylocation was awesome the barrels are just as cute as you imaginewe had the best time staying at súsanna's place
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, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:there's lots of space comfy beds and as lovely views as promisedcomfortable and cozy house with great viewscozy farmhouse with beautiful views of the sea and sprawling fieldswe had a lovely stay despite wet and windy weather the cottage was super cosy warm and comfortablecomfortable clean cozy house with great views good amenities
Cleanliness:lots of towels were provided and the bathroom was very clean with a good showerthe kitchen was fully stocked and the house was clean and tidythe house was spotless warm and had great wifithe house is clean quiet located at the seaside and full of memories and historywe know the house is huge but it still needs to be clean
Host:the hosts were kind enough to give the kids a tour of the farmthe host provided excellent information and was always availablevery reactive and kind hostsgreat host and a very amazing placethe milk host gave us was good enoughRead more reviews
Location:nice location for having a restthe location provided a good place to stopover on our trip up north to hauganesvery calm and comfortable farmhouse close to the seanevertheless the location is pretty far from shops or supermarketsgreat location and very authentic style
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-ChaletHvolsvöllur, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:large kitchen amenities also available which was great beautiful views perfect for peace and quietlovely cozy cabin with a great viewsuper cozy tiny house in an idyllic landscape spectacular view to eyjafjallajökull from the porchwe even saw northern lights from the garden :) the communal kitchen has everything you needwonderful chalets are small but cozy
Cleanliness:place was very clean and modernclean cozy chalet on a sheep farmthe cleanliness is outstanding as wellit is very clean and the are very helpfulthe chalets are well appointed clean cozy and warm
Host:staff hospitable and helpfulthe staff was super friendly as wellgreat setting and kind hostsarndis was really responsive and did so really quicklyfranz the guy at reception was very welcoming and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:the location was amazinggreat place and amazing locationthis place was in a great locationfantastic chalets in a beautiful locationthis place is worth a stop and is in a great location
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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